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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
Jul 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he called...
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Globe Briefs June 23
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli, Palestinian researchers sharing clean water grant
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli and a Palestinian researcher are sharing a U.S. grant to increase the supply of clean water in Israel and the Middle East. Dr. Moshe Herzberg of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Pr...
Barak OKs purchase of U.S. fighter jets
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister has approved a $2.75 billion deal to purchase the world's most advanced warplane from the United States. Ehud Barak on Sunday approved "in principle" the purc...
Study: Mental health needs of Orthodox Jews not being met
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The mental health needs of the haredi Orthodox and Chasidic communities are not being sufficiently addressed, according to a new Yeshiva University study. The study said that service ga...
Irish artists pledge cultural boycott of Israel
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 150 Irish artists have said they will participate in a cultural boycott of Israel. The artists signed a pledge saying that they will not perform or exhibit in Israel or accep...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
N.J. man arrested in scam on Orthodox
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly running a $200 million real estate scam that fed on the Orthodox community. Police had been investigating Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood, N.J....
Kagan sworn in as Supreme Court justice
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Elana Kagan was sworn in as the 112th U.S. Supreme Court justice. Kagan became the third Jewish justice on the current court, and the fourth woman ever to serve, when she was sworn in Saturday by C...
Chasidic man shot in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hispanic gunmen allegedly shot a Chasidic man in the stomach in Brooklyn. Burech Halberstam, 25, a Satmar, lay on a residential street bleeding after two men reportedly got out of a white car and s...
Montreal teen charged with murdering sister
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- A Montreal teenager pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his 14-year-old sister. Maor Attar, 18, a graduate of Montreal's Hebrew Academy, an...
How will The Giving Pledge affect Jewish causes?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The philanthropic world got a happy jolt when 40 members of the world's wealthy elite -- including 13 Jews -- announced that they would give away more than half their money before they ...