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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
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U.S. court fines N. Korea over Israel attack
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A U.S. federal court has fined North Korea $300 million for financing a 1972 attack on Israel's airport. Twenty-six people were killed and more than 80 wounded in the attack on the Lod Airport, now...
Opposition to Israeli conversion bill mounts
by Sarah Freishtat
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Opposition to a proposed Israeli conversion bill is mounting, from the U.S. Congress to the Israeli prime minister. Meanwhile, the bill is likely to be put on hold while the Knesset ad...
Yisrael Beiteinu party has no plans to leave party
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beiteinu party will not leave the government, despite several disagreements. During a news conference Monday, Lieberman criticized Prime ...
Sen. Casey hopeful of UNRWA improvement
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Among Jews, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, doesn’t have such a stellar reputation. In February, it hosted a soccer tournament at a West B...
Pa. Senate race turning into Israel proxy fight
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A close battle for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat is quickly turning into a proxy war between self-described pro-Israel forces on the left and right. The immediate fight is over ...
Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizes Glenn Beck’s comments
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 250 rabbis, Christian clergy, Jewish leaders and other supporters signed on to a Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizing Glenn Beck’s comments about the organization. The ad, which appear...
Israel lifts Turkey travel ban
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel has lifted an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to Turkey. The warning was issued following Israel's May 31 interception of an aid flotilla from Turkey bound for G...
Life sciences become big business in Israel
by Dina Kraft
Jul 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Yaron Aizenbud lays out in neat rows a set of patented titanium tools designed for back surgery, picks out a curved drill that matches the curve of a spine and a plastic model of verteb...
Rising for Albert and his famous baseball song
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — At the ballpark this summer, when you rise for the seventh-inning stretch to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” stretch a bit taller — one of the song’s writers was Jewish. The unof...
Arab official appeals to Arab media for fair coverage of Israel
by Gary Rosenblatt
New York Jewish Week
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Meet Adil Awadh, 42, an Iraqi-born Muslim whose new position as senior adviser for The Israel Project’s Arabic Media Project has him seeking out meetings with Arab journalists to encoura...