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In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 18
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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Norway divests from two Israeli companies
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A fund overseen by Norway's Ministry of Finance divested from two Israeli companies involved in construction in the West Bank. The Norway Oil Fund, managed by the Norwegian Central Ban...
Suspect arrested in Jewish man's shooting
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A suspect was arrested in the shooting of a Jewish man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday arrested Jaquan Vaughn, an ex-convict, in the shooting on Aug. 10 of Baruch Halberstam, a Chasidic rabbinical st...
Rabbi for the deaf combines her passion for Judaism, signing
by Johanna Ginsberg
New Jersey Jewish News
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Although she herself is not deaf, Dena Bodian developed a fascination for American Sign Language during her childhood in New Jersey. “I was in Florence Heller’s kindergarten class...
Hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew murdered in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A former hip-hop record executive who became an Orthodox Jew was gunned down in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Yoseph Robinson, 34, was shot to death at MB Vineyards in Flatbush, a kosher liquor store...
Barak names new military chief of staff
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Defense Minister Ehud Barak named a new chief of staff for Israel's military in the wake of a scandal involving his choice. Barak on Sunday named Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant to replace curre...
NBA's Dwight Howard to visit Israel
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens. Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Macca...
Knicks' Soudemire says he is practicing Jew
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks reportedly said he is a practicing Jew "spiritually and culturally." Stoudemire, who last month visited Israel on a spiritual journey to explore his Jewish r...
New sites make shul an online-only experience
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO – On a recent weekday, Rivka Bowlin led mincha, the afternoon prayer service, from her home in Louisville, Ky. Her fellow worshipers were in Atlanta, Detroit and Oakland, Calif., watc...
Algerian aid ship departs for Gaza
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An aid ship sponsored by the Algerian government departed for Gaza. The ship, which left an Algerian port Thursday, had religious and political leaders on board. It also carried food, medicine, and...
U.N. wants to clarify Israel-Lebanon border
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N peacekeeping force in Lebanon wants to clearly mark the border between Israel and Lebanon after a deadly clash. Maj. Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force i...