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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
The influx of migrants and refugees into Europe has presented that continent’s leaders and policymakers with some of their greatest current challenges. Those challenges “defy silver-bullet solution...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 9
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 2
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems’ platform panel has Israel critics, friends
The Democratic Party platform-drafting committee is top-heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the boycott, ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the guys helping Israeli entrepreneurs make it big in the Big Apple
by Beth Braverman, JTA
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The hoodie-clad millennials tap furiously at their laptops. They’re perched on colorful couches, or sitting at long, communal tables, munching on Fruit Loops from the built-in dispenser ...
Thriving indie Jewish communities join forces to create rabbinic fellowship
by Ben Harris, JTA
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In the summer of 2011, Lizzi Heydemann returned to her native Chicago to establish a Jewish community loosely modeled on Ikar, the Los Angeles congregation where she had spent two years ...
Record number of Jewish teens gather for BBYO International Convention
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE — More than 2,400 Jewish teens gathered at this city’s downtown Hilton and convention center late last week and into Monday for BBYO’s annual International Convention for an international...
‘Son of Saul’: For Claims Conference, Oscar nominee was a big gamble
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN — Set amid a 1944 prisoner uprising at Auschwitz, “Son of Saul” stood out as a long shot when its producers first applied for funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Ge...
State representative honored for work on school choice
by Marissa Stern, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-District 15) was recently honored with the Pennsylvania School Choice Champion Award during National School Choice Week in Lancaster, Pa. The award, presented by PA CAP...
Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant
by Josh Tapper, JTA
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
POSTVILLE, Iowa — On a frigid evening late last month, Aron Schimmel, the Chabad emissary here, sat in a deli at the back of the glatt kosher supermarket sipping from a can of Israeli mango juice. ...
Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The footage, aired on a respected Israeli news show, appeared damning: a left-wing activist, driving through the West Bank, casually describing how he has turned Palestinian real estate ...
Globe Briefs February 4
by JTA reports
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...