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Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs
JERUSALEM — Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their apro...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money, influence at stake in U.S. Zionist elections
WASHINGTON — One day last week, Alyssa Gabay opened her laptop on her kitchen table, and with a few clicks cast her vote in an international Jewish election that could influence how millions of dol...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rising star: Schiff surges to key congressional post
Although Democrats no longer hold the majority in the House of Representatives, one Jewish lawmaker’s clout is rising. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is now the ranking member — the top Democrat — of ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oil spill heightens sense of urgency at Israeli conference on green energy
The worst oil spill in Israel’s history was the unplanned backdrop for a recent international conference on green energy held in Eilat, the country’s southernmost city. A busy port and popular reso...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid $6M deficit, Detroit-area JCC may close
Amid persistent budget deficits, the Jewish community center building in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park may close this spring. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit announced Monday that a ...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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After attack, spike in emigration could deplete France’s Jewish community
PARIS – Taken alone, the attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Paris is nothing that French Jews haven’t seen before. Arguably, the 2012 attack that caught the Toulouse community unpre...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A perfect pitch: For Jewish baseball purists, Cuba beckons
To the dismay of baseball fan Kit Krieger, future travels to Cuba will no longer include get-togethers with ex-Washington Senators pitcher Connie Marrero. Marrero, who played for Washington from 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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With French ultimatum, European votes on Palestine recognition gain traction
When Britain’s Parliament voted in favor of recognizing Palestine in October, Elie Barnavi, a former Israeli ambassador to France, dismissed the motion as mere symbolism. Reflecting many Israelis’ ...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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For poker champ Ari Engel, kipah works to his advantage
NEW YORK — Ari Engel is homeless. It’s been a decade since he last held a regular job and two years since he gave up his apartment. But don’t shed any tears for him. Over the last 10 years or so, E...
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Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — In the basement of one of Europe’s largest synagogues, 100 Jews are waiting to meet local film star Boris Smolkin. The crowd applauds enthusiastically as the 66-year-old fu...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Estonia’s kosher food problem yields smartphone solution 
When Haim Grinfeld from Tallinn began keeping kosher, he would go to the supermarket and phone up his good friend Moshe Beshkin, a software developer who is one of a handful of observant Jews livin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A rabbi of rabbis’: Harold Schulweis, path-breaking thinker and activist, dies at 89
LOS ANGELES — As a path-breaking thinker, innovator and activist, Rabbi Harold Schulweis’ role extended far beyond his base as the spiritual leader of his Los Angeles-area congregation. “Harold Sch...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 25
Gal Mekel released by NBA’s Pelicans Gal Mekel, the second Israeli to play in the NBA, was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after two weeks. Mekel, a point guard, had been acquired by the Pelic...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Egypt preventing protesters from entering Gaza Strip
by JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Egypt is preventing some 1,300 protesters from around the world from entering the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing. The protesters, from more than 40 countries, are part of the Gaza Fre...
Muslims post messages against anti-Semitism on Facebook
by JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Muslims placed personal messages against anti-Semitism on the Facebook page of a Muslim reformist and author. The hundreds of personal messages on Irshad Manji’s Facebook fan page were a thank you ...
Chlorinated water has a dark side, but what is there to do about it?
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for a while to rid the smell of the chlorin...
Israeli women fight relegation to back of bus
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Three years ago, a 57-year-old grandmother got on a bus in Israel departing Rechovot for Givat Shmuel and sat in a vacant seat in the front. Shortly after taking her seat, the woman was...
Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel
by JTA
Dec 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel, which operates a plant in the city on Saturdays. During Sunday evening’s protest, demonstrators threw rocks, injuring two p...
Kadima party lawmakers unanimously reject Netanyahu’s offer to join his government
by JTA
Dec 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Kadima party lawmakers unanimously rejected Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to join his government. The party’s Knesset members met Monday to discuss the prime minister’s offer to join the government, u...
Carter: Grandson’s race not reason enough to apologize
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jimmy Carter is asking the Jewish community for forgiveness — and insists it’s not simply because his grandson has decided to launch a political career with a run for the Georgia state...
Results from Copenhagen disappoint many Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Warren Stone knew just what he would do when he saw the long chain of windmills jutting out from the Baltic Sea. Shofar in hand, he raised the ram’s horn to his lips and blew — an “awakening”...
From ‘holiday’ to ‘Chanuka,’ a busy week in D.C.
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The incumbent president called it a “holiday,” until he called it “Chanuka,” and a few Jews wondered if their fellows weren’t being oversensitive about it. Who said Chanuka isn’t touch...
State cuts funding for Shoa education
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 17, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
About $60,000 in funding for Holocaust education in Pennsylvania has been cut from the 2009-2010 state budget by the office of Gov. Edward Rendell. That leaves no state funds currently appropriated...