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A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration
Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old Kobili Traore called his Jewish neighbor “Satan” and cried out for Allah. These and other ...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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80 percent of Reform rabbis are Democrats, most of any other clergy
NEW YORK — The vast majority of Reform and Conservative rabbis affiliate as Democrats, according to a new study. The study, published Sunday by Yale University, found that more than 80 percent of R...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story
WASHINGTON — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders. About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery of hidden text prompts new approach to biblical digs in Israel
The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv Univers...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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This dating site connects Jews of Middle Eastern descent
NEW YORK — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site. There’s even an app that matches peop...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led California university to cancel faculty hire
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on ...
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These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
BERLIN — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun. Wel...
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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Amid a quiet yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.   The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah an...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government is right wing, but it’s taking climate change seriously
One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intell...
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Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love
LOS ANGELES — When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.”...
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An Israeli’s alphabet combines Hebrew and Arabic to promote understanding
TEL AVIV — Middle East peace may remain out of reach, but at least the Hebrew and Arabic languages have found a compromise. Israeli typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich has created a stylized w...
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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews
NEW YORK — On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers — fearful th...
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Prominent Connecticut rabbi ordered to pay $20M to former student The founding rabbi of a Connecticut yeshiva must pay $20 million to a man who claims the rabbi raped and sexually molested him hund...
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Israelis discuss ex-president’s punishment for rape, abuse charges
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — For the past four and a half years, Moshe Katsav’s name has come with an asterisk: the former Israeli president was investigated for charges of rape and sexual misconduct. Last week, A ...
Concern in Israel over growing backlash against African migrants, Arabs
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV – For the tall 28-year-old from Sudan who calls himself Mike, life in Israel has become a game of survival. Most days, he earns enough money to buy food for dinner doing odd jobs at constr...
Some Arab conspiracy theorists seeing WikiLeaks-Israel link
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Unless you’re a reader of Islamist websites, you’d probably be surprised to learn that the WikiLeaks trove of U.S. diplomatic cables is an Israeli conspiracy. Wonder why there was ...
Katsav rape conviction hailed as watershed moment
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jan 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- For years it was considered an open secret in Israeli political and media circles that Moshe Katsav had a habit of sexually harassing women who worked for him. In a nation at arms with ...
Israeli natural gas field is significant find
by JTA
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A natural gas field discovered in Israel's territorial waters contains an esimated 16 trillion cubic feet of the natural resource. Electrical log tests confirmed the size of the natura...
Former Israeli president Katsav convicted of rape
by JTA
Dec 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav has been found guilty of rape and sexual assault, more than four years after he was first accused. The unanimous verdict of the three-judge panel ...
Ugandan rabbi runs for his country’s parliament
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
By Lee Chottiner Executive Editor Even in the United States it’s not every day you see a rabbi running for national office. So often do you see it in a country like, say Uganda? Well, never. Until ...
The new German anti-Semitism
by Donald Snyder
Forward
Dec 30, 2010 | 11 11 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Muslim teenagers in Hanover attack an Israeli dance troupe, reportedly yelling “Juden raus” as they hurl stones. German leftists march in Berlin with Muslims to protest the 2008–2009 Gaza...
After U.N. votes for Durban III, battle lines are drawn
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When the original U.N. anti-racism conference, held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, devolved into an anti-Israel hate fest, Jewish groups around the world were caught unawares. So when the Durban...
Gaza-Israel border heats up as Hamas acquires new weapons
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- After two years of relative quiet since the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, Israel's southern border with Gaza is again becoming volatile. Last week, Gazans fired a rocket into Israel that l...