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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 | 9 9 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 | 22 22 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...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 18 18 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 | 16 16 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 | 26 26 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 linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 109 109 recommendations | email to a friend
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Globe Briefs August 18
by JTA reports
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
by Carol Saline, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Globe Briefs August 11
by JTA reports
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...