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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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Effort helping nonprofit Jewish camps become more professional
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Frank Silberlicht became the executive director of Camp Young Judaea in Wimberley, Texas, in 1998, he had no idea that his job eventually would change from getting a camp up and ru...
S. Africa university to vote on Ben-Gurion boycott
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The faculty Senate of a major South African university is set to vote on whether to sever ties and a joint research project with Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The University of Johan...
Building begins in West Bank as freeze ends
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Building began in West Bank communities just hours after the expiration of a 10-month settlement construction freeze. Work on 50 apartments for Gush Katif residents removed five years ...
Freeze over, U.S. trying to push talks
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it is seeking ways to advance the Israeli-Palestinian talks in light of the end of Israel's partial moratorium on settlement building. "We recognize that...
J Street owns up to Soros funding
by Ron Kampeass
JTA
Sep 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- George Soros has been a top funder in recent years of liberal political advocacy groups, and Jews have still been voting for Democrats at a 75 to 80 percent clip. J Street, meanwhile,...
Op-Ed: Israel, a fall guy unto the nations?
by Shai Franklin
JTA
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Let’s not be fooled. The opening weeks of the United Nations General Assembly feature numerous side meetings between Jewish organizations and dozens of visiting dignitaries. Many of the...
Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a...
Plastic bags pose eco-threat long after they’re thrown away
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego Researchers fea...
With wineries and tourism, settlers try to rebrand settlements for Israeli public
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
PSAGOT, West Bank — Inside the cool of a cavernous wine cellar stacked high with oak barrels of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the tensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seem to fade away eve...
Without memberships, young adults still find synagogues for High Holy Days
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Sep 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jonah Paul doesn’t belong to a synagogue. He’s a Jewishly active — if not religious — financial analyst who has been living in Pittsburgh for about a year. He grew up in a Reform family, attending ...