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At Tuscany’s only kosher winery, owners can’t touch the Chianti
CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA, Italy — Up a windy road in the tranquil Tuscan hills, down a gravel path and past acres of grapevines, a visitor will come across a stainless steel door frame secured with a...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Baptist baseball lifer who will coach Israel’s team
PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball lifer: a coaching position for Is...
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Ten years on, Katrina echoes for Mississippi Jews
Standing on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie wistfully inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel, which had s...
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On Greek isle of Rhodes, Jews return to celebrate ancient community all but wiped out
RHODES, Greece — Each summer, tens of thousands of tourists descend on Rhodes, Greece’s easternmost island. They are drawn by the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the casino r...
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Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating
TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowi...
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Globe Briefs August 20
N.Y. state panel to study controversial E. Ramapo school district The New York State Education Department appointed a panel to study the operations of the haredi Orthodox controlled school board in...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi on a mission to uncover hints of southern Italy’s Jewish past
As the only female rabbi in Italy, Barbara Aiello is on a mission to reach out to the anusim, descendants of Jews who were forced hundreds of years ago to convert to Catholicism, and tell them of t...
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Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran if it violates the nuclear deal?
Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the acc...
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All over the map: Where dozens of local Jewish groups stand on the Iran deal
Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted ...
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Listen to the music … but watch where you’re driving, says Israeli researcher
While driving to work, “Eternal Flames” by the Bangles comes on the radio and the next thing I know, I am back on a beach in Lanai, reliving my honeymoon. I see stretches of clear blue water and pi...
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Globe Briefs August 13
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to repair ties with Obama JERUSALEM — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repair the damaged relations with President Barack Obama. “I t...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shakeup at Anti-Iran Deal Group; In Congress, Democrats stating their positions
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman on Monday was named chairman of an advocacy group opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. The move came after it became known that United Against Nuclear Iran’s p...
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After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough
DUMA, West Bank — The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha. Some 1...
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Agreement seeks limits on Iran’s nuclear abilities while lifting economic sanctions
by Melissa Apter and Marc Shapiro
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran and a group of six countries led by the United States reached an agreement Tuesday morning that aims to curtail Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions. President Bara...
Rabbinical group details need for improvements in working with converts
by Suzanne Pollak, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rabbinical Council of America’s conversion review committee, established following the arrest of Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel on 52 misdemeanor counts of voyeurism, is recommending that the ...
Front line for fighting BDS on U.S. campuses should be in Israel, report urges
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
College campuses may be where the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is drawing attention, but the front line should be in Jerusalem. That’s the thrust of a report on the state of the Jewis...
Foxman: Israel has become ‘the Jew amongst the nations’
by Edwin Black
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Looking back after 50 years of service to the Anti-Defamation League, retiring national director Abraham Foxman reflects on the safety and security of Jews overseas and Israel’s position in the wor...
Hebrew in the huddle: American-style football gains ground in Israel
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM  — The scent of hamburgers and beer wafted over the field. The fans were bathed in barbecue smoke. The bleachers were cut out of Jerusalem stone, the field was made of artificial turf. Th...
Human Rights Reports slams Iran
by Melissa Apter
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Torture and violence without impunity are among the abuses the Iranian regime has conducted against its own people, according to the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for...
Is a nuclear deal with Iran in sight?
by Melissa Apter
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran’s foreign minister returned to nuclear negotiations Tuesday morning, insisting he had a mandate to finalize a deal with world powers. But as the clock wound down on the self-imposed June 30 de...
Green Party’s Stein: ‘Let’s fight like our lives depend on it’
by Josh Marks
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
By Josh Marks Calling for an end to corporate capitalism and the two-party political system, Dr. Jill Stein kicked off her campaign for president on the Green Party ticket with a speech June 23 at ...
Throughout Hillary Clinton’s life and career, U.S. Jews have been close at hand
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – From the man who married her grandmother to the man who married her daughter, from working a room full of bar mitzvah guests on behalf of her husband’s political career to headlining m...
J Street U ‘disappointed’ after Hillel meeting
by Melissa Apter
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Members of J Street U’s National Student Board walked away “disappointed” after a lengthy on-the-record meeting with representatives from Hillel International. Four student board membe...