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State representative honored for work on school choice
State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-District 15) was recently honored with the Pennsylvania School Choice Champion Award during National School Choice Week in Lancaster, Pa. The award, presented by PA CAP...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant
POSTVILLE, Iowa — On a frigid evening late last month, Aron Schimmel, the Chabad emissary here, sat in a deli at the back of the glatt kosher supermarket sipping from a can of Israeli mango juice. ...
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Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike
TEL AVIV — The footage, aired on a respected Israeli news show, appeared damning: a left-wing activist, driving through the West Bank, casually describing how he has turned Palestinian real estate ...
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Globe Briefs February 4
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
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Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
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Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...
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The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...
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In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel
RAWABI, West Bank — Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer. Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eigh...
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Globe Briefly January 28
Israel’s US ambassador ‘regrets’ timing of remarks criticizing Israel The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, says he regrets the timing of his criticisms of Israel’s policies in the West Bank ...
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What Pope Francis synagogue visit says about Catholic-Jewish relations
When Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River to visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, he became the third pontiff in history to do so. But his 1.5-mile journey to the towering Tempio Maggiore sho...
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Rabbi Lila Kagedan poised to make history with job at Orthodox shul
NEW YORK — When Rabbi Lila Kagedan spends her first Shabbat at the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, N.J., later this month, she will be making history. A recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat...
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In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus
LA COURNEUVE, France — At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the Fre...
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OU, Reform weigh in on Kagan
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two major Jewish religious groups weighed in on Elana Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Orthodox Union, while noting that it does not endorse nominees, said in a letter to ...
Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...
American travelers warned to exercise caution in Israel
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. State Department warned Americans to "exercise a high degree of caution" while traveling in highly trafficked areas in Israel. It also said that Americans should avoid West Bank demonstrat...
Hamas again rejects Red Cross-Shalit visit
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas has turned down another official request from the International Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip. Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the terrorist group that ru...
Ban upheld on ‘peaceful’ aid to terror groups
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law forbidding support for peaceful activities to terrorist organizations. In the case of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, the court on Monda...
Banana lovers take heart; help for rainforests is on the way
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out “fair trade” or organic bananas, am I feeding the demand, which is cau...
In Venice, a Jewish disconnect between locals and visitors
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
VENICE, Italy -- It was a Friday afternoon in the heart of the historic Venice Ghetto, and I was chatting with the city's chief rabbi, Elia Richetti, when his cellphone beeped. "It's a text message...
Rubashkin sentenced to 27 years
by JTA
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison for his conviction on federal financial fraud charges. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade filed the sentenci...
Israelis key to Central African nations' development
by Larry Luxner
JTA
Jun 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- On a barren, 60-acre tract of land overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, bulldozer operators turn the earth while sweaty construction workers take a lunch break in the shadow...
Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem
by JTA
Jun 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Jerusalem to protest a Supreme Court order to integrate Ashkenazi and Sephardi girls in a West Bank school. Thousands more rallied ...