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Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 13
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Western Wall plaza to receive sweeping changes
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jerusalem municipal planning committee approved a plan to make sweeping changes to the Western Wall plaza. The plan approved Monday by the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee would complete...
Jon Stewart responds to Rick Sanchez
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez. Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish,...
With Emanuel, Axelrod gone, will Jews have access to Obama?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — They were two Jewish aides who had offices within shouting distance of the Oval Office. But the resignation last week of Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff and the imminent dep...
For first time, Supreme Court opens with 3 Jews
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- For the first time in history, a U.S. Supreme Court convened this week with three Jewish justices. And Jewish defense organizations had their eyes on … Arizona. Two of the three...
Failures of 'don't ask, don't tell,' DREAM initiative a blow to groups
by Adam Kredo
Washington Jewish Week
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Congressional partisanship claimed the legislative lives of two popular minority rights initiatives last week, dealing a major blow to Jewish groups that had long championed them, acc...
All-sports talk radio debuts in Israel
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's first all-sports talk radio went on the air. Israel Sports Radio, which launched Monday afternoon, will feature predominately English-language broadcasts with eight hours of c...
Liberals' D.C. rally features rabbi, diplomat, shofar
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A Washington rally of liberal groups included a rabbi, a top Jewish diplomat and a shofar blower in its religious portion. The One Nation rally organized by unions, environmental grou...
Palestinian mosque torched, allegedly by Jews
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian mosque in a Hebron-area village was vandalized and set on fire, allegedly by Jews. In addition to graffiti spray-painted on the building, several volumes of the Koran and...
Bibi pushing quiet diplomacy in bid to restart talks
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is "in the midst of sensitive diplomatic contacts with the U.S. administration" in the effort to continue peace talks with the Palesti...
Vatican paper slams Berlusconi over 'Jewish joke'
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- The official Vatican newspaper slammed Italy's prime minister for a joke that played on Jewish stereotypes and made fun of the Holocaust. Silvio Berlusconi told "offensive" and "deplorable"...