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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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Lieberman's legacy: bridge builder or burner?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Joe Lieberman ascended to national prominence by building one bridge at a time. Then, having reached the pinnacle by becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, he spe...
Growth spurt: More farms at Jewish buildings seeding food awareness
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- After the unexpected death of his 26-year-old daughter Jessica last August, Dane Kostin found himself searching for a fitting memorial, a project that would benefit the community and pr...
Partnership between shul and mosque a model for community
by Carin M. Smilk
Jewish Exponent
Jan 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- The cars slowly turn onto the long driveway, their wheels occasionally crunching the adjacent ground frozen from the night before and speckled with a light dusting of snow. Rabbi Yo...
Major funding boost for Birthright from Israeli gov't ups ante for philanthropists
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Boosters of Birthright Israel are hoping that the Israeli government’s decision to more than double its investment in the popular free 10-day trips for young Diaspora Jews will yield dr...
With Stuxnet delaying Iran's bomb, is the urgency gone?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of revelations that a computer virus may have set back Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the Western groups and analysts that track the Islamic Republic are saying “More of ...
Sonia Peres, Israeli president’s wife, dies
by JTA
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Sonia Peres, the wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres for 66 years, has died. She died Wednesday in her Tel Aviv apartment at the age of 87. Sonia Peres was a private person and rare...
With Stuxnet delaying Iran’s bomb, is the urgency gone?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In the wake of revelations that a computer virus may have set back Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the Western groups and analysts that track the Islamic Republic are saying, “More of ...
Groups call out Rep. Steve Cohen on Holocaust imagery
by JTA
Jan 20, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Jewish groups are calling on U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, to apologize for using Holocaust terminology in attacking Republicans. Cohen, addressing the House of Represe...
A half-century later, rabbis recall marching with Martin Luther King
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jan 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Rabbi Israel Dresner, 81, says he’s the most arrested rabbi in America. At least that was the case in the 1960s, he says, when Dresner was one of dozens of rabbis who answered the ...
Ehud Barak splits from Labor Party, to form new movement
by JTA
Jan 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has split from the Labor Party, which he serves as chairman, and will form a new party. Four other Labor lawmakers joined Barak on Monday: Agricultu...