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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Refugee ban puts Jewish asylum seekers in limbo
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
A year after they submitted their application for asylum in the United States, Shahi and his mother expected to be let in. As Iranian Jews who applied for asylum through a federally recognized agen...
New vegan birthright trip takes flight in August
by Mathew Klickstein, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time in its nearly two-decade long history of sending young Jewish adults to Israel for a free 10-day immersive cultural experience, Birthright Israel: Mayanot will be offering a trip...
Globe Briefs January 27
by JTA reports
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
Obama administration gave $221M to Palestinians hours before Trump inauguration The Obama administration reportedly sent $221 million to the Palestinian Authority on the morning of Donald Trump’s i...
With Betsy DeVos pushing school choice, Ohio Jewish schools sing its praises
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
When Kathy Mioni took over as the principal of Akiva Academy in the post-industrial city of Youngstown, Ohio, the school had 52 students and was in danger of closing within a year. Seven years late...
Obama was, for better or worse, the face of liberal Zionism
by Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA
Jan 25, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
Analysis During his campaign for president in 2008, I wrote a column suggesting that Barack Obama was struggling to connect with Jews because they weren’t sure that he supported Israel’s cause in h...
Austrian official: Being Palestinian doesn’t make me anti-Israel
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
VIENNA — Most pro-Palestinian activists don’t begin interviews about Israel by calling it “a startup miracle.” But then Muna Duzdar, president of the Austrian Palestinian Association, isn’t like mo...
Britain again breaks rank with Europe — this time over Israel
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
Two days after delegates from more than 70 nations attended the Paris summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is clear that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was wrong to label the m...
Tehran Holocaust refugees generating new interest amid global migrant crisis
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan — After starving for months in Siberia, 5-year-old Natan Rom thought he was in paradise when he arrived in this colorful trading hub in Central Asia. It was 1940, and Rom, alo...
Jerusalem schools, synagogues would be shut if UN resolution is implemented
by Rafael Medoff, JNS.org
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The human consequences of implementing the recent United Nations resolution about Israel would be devastating, say American representatives of Israeli schools, synagogues and other ins...
Israel’s Argentinian Jews honor Alberto Nisman and demand justice
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
NAHARIYA, Israel — On the morning of July 18, 1994, Hana Cohen headed from her apartment to the nearby AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires to run an errand. Edith Szerman Kogos walked to a bank a fe...