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After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens
TEL AVIV — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.” In the hours after the bombings two weekends ago in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorker...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw
When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.” N...
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ADL’s Greenblatt embraces controversy, bemoans rancor in community
ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt, coming off an inaugural year after the retirement of longtime leader Abraham Foxman, is not afraid to call the prime minister of Israel out in an internat...
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An ‘extreme pragmatist’ and ‘the most beloved man in Israel’
Shimon Peres, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died Wednesday morning (Israel time) after a career in public service that spanned seven...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indian-American student becomes pro-Israel symbol for trying to stay neutral
When Milan Chatterjee arrived at UCLA’s law school in 2014, Middle East politics wasn’t one of his core interests. He describes himself as an Indian American interested in corporate law who has str...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
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Using private eyes to fight the problem of 'chained wives'
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NETIVOT, Israel -- Ariella Dadon still marvels at being free. For more than 2 1/2 years she was married to a man she describes as unfaithful, physically violent and emotionally abusive. For four ye...
Netanyahu, Abbas each give a little on first day of talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Tell us what you want. Now listen to what your partner wants. Now tell us what your partner wants. In slow, almost excruciating increments, talks between Israelis and Palestinians are...
Photo Gallery: Working toward Middle East peace
by White House Photo Gallery
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As recession drags on, middle-class families forced to turn to Jewish food banks
by Sue Fishkoff
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Robert M., 58, worked for a news organization in the San Francisco Bay area until September 2008, when he lost his job in layoffs that eliminated 15 percent of the company’s workfor...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel after bilateral meeting
by The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Oval Office Colonnade PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Prime Minister Netanyahu and I just had a very productive discussion about our shared efforts to advance the cause of peace between Israelis...
Introducing non-Jewish Europeans to Jewish life
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
PITIGLIANO, Italy -- In Italy, where there are only about 25,000 affiliated Jews in a population of 60 million, most Italians have never knowingly met a Jew. "It's unfortunate," said the Italian Je...
Mass. gubernatorial debate set for Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Boston television station is holding the initial Massachusetts gubernatorial debate on the first night of Rosh Hashana. WBZ-TV chose the Sept. 8 date of the debate, the Boston Herald reported. St...
Court rejects Jewish inmate’s claim on beard
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A prison can require an Orthodox Jewish prison inmate to keep his beard short, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe in Concord, N.H., ruled Aug. 27 that prison inmates ...
4 Israelis killed in attack near Hebron
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Four Jewish Israelis were killed when gunmen opened fire on the car they were riding in at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. Tuesday night's attack in the West Bank comes on th...
Glasgow stores boycotting Israeli products
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30 stores in Muslim communities in Glasgow, Scotland, are refusing to stock Israeli products. The stores, owned by Muslim and Asian shopkeepers, are displaying signs stating that "No Israeli ...