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Meet the Baptist baseball lifer who will coach Israel’s team
PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball lifer: a coaching position for Is...
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Ten years on, Katrina echoes for Mississippi Jews
Standing on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie wistfully inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel, which had s...
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On Greek isle of Rhodes, Jews return to celebrate ancient community all but wiped out
RHODES, Greece — Each summer, tens of thousands of tourists descend on Rhodes, Greece’s easternmost island. They are drawn by the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the casino r...
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Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating
TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowi...
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Globe Briefs August 20
N.Y. state panel to study controversial E. Ramapo school district The New York State Education Department appointed a panel to study the operations of the haredi Orthodox controlled school board in...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi on a mission to uncover hints of southern Italy’s Jewish past
As the only female rabbi in Italy, Barbara Aiello is on a mission to reach out to the anusim, descendants of Jews who were forced hundreds of years ago to convert to Catholicism, and tell them of t...
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Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran if it violates the nuclear deal?
Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the acc...
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All over the map: Where dozens of local Jewish groups stand on the Iran deal
Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted ...
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Listen to the music … but watch where you’re driving, says Israeli researcher
While driving to work, “Eternal Flames” by the Bangles comes on the radio and the next thing I know, I am back on a beach in Lanai, reliving my honeymoon. I see stretches of clear blue water and pi...
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Globe Briefs August 13
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to repair ties with Obama JERUSALEM — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repair the damaged relations with President Barack Obama. “I t...
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Shakeup at Anti-Iran Deal Group; In Congress, Democrats stating their positions
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman on Monday was named chairman of an advocacy group opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. The move came after it became known that United Against Nuclear Iran’s p...
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After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough
DUMA, West Bank — The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha. Some 1...
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Globe Briefs August 6
Neo-Nazis attack Orthodox Jew on Zurich street JTA A group of neo-Nazis harassed, threatened and, finally, assaulted an Orthodox Jew in Zurich, Switzerland’s Jewish community reported. The incident...
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Obama renews Syria sanctions for a year
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama renewed Syria sanctions for a year, noting among other factors its continued backing for terrorist groups. Obama wrote to the U.S. Congress on Monday saying that he was renewing con...
Alan Dershowitz turned down offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador
by JTA
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Alan Dershowitz reportedly turned down an offer to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman assiduously c...
BP disaster points up flaws in offshore drilling technology
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all? Short of banning it altogether, wh...
No joke: Mother-in-law’s suit vs. comic is tossed
by JTA
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A lawsuit against a stand-up comedian for making jokes about the Jewish family she married into was thrown out of court. Sunda Croonquist, who is half African American and half Swedish, has used he...
Remarks before the Anti-Defamation League
by Daniel B. Shapiro
Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa National Security Council
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
White House Media Affairs Office May 3, 2010 I appreciate the opportunity to speak before the Anti-Defamation League, an organization we in the Obama Administration are honored to consider a partne...
Opinion: Responding to the top 10 anti-Israel lies
by Marvin Hier
JTA
May 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- It’s no secret to anyone that relations between the United States and Israel reflect a new reality and are not what they once were. The last few months have seen a worldwide frenzy o...
Rubashkin: I should not have entered the family business
by JTA Staff
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a federal judge expected to issue a sentence in his case later this month, a former kosher meatpacking executive expressed regret for his actions -- and entering the family busines...
Kaddish to be recited at Kent State vigil
by JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Kaddish will be recited during a candlelight vigil at Kent State University. A Monday gathering will mark the 40th anniversary of the shooting of four of the university's students by members of the...
Divestment bills reportedly fail at two Calif. universities
by JTA
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell a vote short in a bid to override a veto against a divestment bill. Meanwhile, a vote early Thursday morning by the Associated ...
Google buying its first Israeli company
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Google has acquired its first Israeli company. Google said Tuesday that it was buying the privately backed start-up Labpixies, which develops personalized Web site gadgets for Google's...