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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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In battle for the Senate, the Iran nuclear deal is looming large
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — While the Iran nuclear deal gets fleeting attention in the presidential race, it is shaping up as a key issue in at least nine states integral to Democrats’ hopes of regaining control ...
In the land of Ben & Jerry: Finding Vermont’s Jewish life
by Liz Spikol
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
“No one comes to Vermont to be Jewish.” Susan Leff, executive director of Jewish Communities of Vermont (JCVT), isn’t trying to be glib. She’s acknowledging a reality about her adopted state: When ...
In debate over soldier accused of manslaughter, Netanyahu is straddler in chief
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The trial of Elor Azaria has pitted the Israeli army against one of its soldiers and divided Israelis’ loyalties. Charged with manslaughter in the shooting of an already subdued Palesti...
On Yom Kippur, atoning for our online sins
by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Especially with the longer stories, who has time to look up ...
Globe Briefs October 7
by JTA reports
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Ehud Olmert loses Supreme Court appeal in Talansky affair Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of his conviction for accepting cash-filled envelope...
Shimon Peres, Israeli founding father and ‘Soul of Israel,’ dies at 93
by George Altshuler, Special to the Chronicle
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Shimon Peres, one the most important leaders in the history of Israel and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, passed away on Sept. 28 after a career in public service that spanned seven decades. Per...
Globe Briefs September 30
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S., Jewish security officials urge business as usual for the High Holidays In a pre-Rosh Hashanah briefing, Jewish community and U.S. security officials urged Jewish institutions to be resilient ...
After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.” In the hours after the bombings two weekends ago in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorker...
Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.” N...
ADL’s Greenblatt embraces controversy, bemoans rancor in community
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt, coming off an inaugural year after the retirement of longtime leader Abraham Foxman, is not afraid to call the prime minister of Israel out in an internat...