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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Maryland pact gags Save A Torah under threat of penalty
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the so-called Indiana Jones of Torah rescue, is now prohibited from selling far-fetched back-stories along with his restored Torahs, pursuant to an agreement with the officia...
Hoops star Stoudemire Israel-bound to explore Jewish roots
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Basketball all-star Amar'e Stoudemire reportedly was on his way to Israel after learning he had Jewish roots. "On the flight to Israel. This is going to be a great trip," Stoudemire, wh...
$7 million fraud at Claims Conference raises questions
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was. Officials...
Banker's kin suing Hungary for return of artworks
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The heirs of a Jewish banker sued the Hungarian government demanding the return of artwork valued at $100 million that allegedly was confiscated during World War II. The heirs of Hungarian banker B...
Germany charges 90-year-old in Nazi-era murders
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Germany has filed charges against the No. 3 man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted Nazis for helping to murder 430,000 Jews during World War II. Samuel Kunz, 90, was cha...
Britain's Cameron calls Gaza 'prison camp'
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Israel to end its blockade of Gaza, calling it a "prison camp." "The situation in Gaza has to change," Cameron said Tuesday during a speech to a Turki...
Rape charge for consensual Arab-Jewish sex raises eyebrows
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- If a woman believes she was deceived by a man she agreed to have sex with, does that constitute rape? It can, according to a Jerusalem District Court. Last week the court ruled on a ca...
Daniel Schorr, crusading journalist, never forgot his Jewish roots
by By Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It took about seven years for Daniel Schorr to tire of being a journalist for Jewish media. The distaste of digesting for JTA's readers the news of the emerging Holocaust, combined wi...
Tourists flocking to Israel at record pace
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tour guide Yossi Weiss was leading two busloads of American Christian pilgrims on a tour of Jerusalem's Old City when he noted how difficult it was to move around. The Jewish Q...
JTA publisher steps down, editor tapped to lead agency
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Mark J. Joffe, JTA’s longtime executive editor and publisher has announced that he has stepped down as head of the global Jewish news service, effective July 21, 2010. Following Joffe's ...