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Sephardic vogue, Argentine immigrants fuel rapid Jewish revival in Spain
ROTA, Spain — While setting up a synagogue at the American naval base where she works, Ahuvah (Amanda) Gipson made something of a bitter-sweet discovery. Rifling through a storage area at the spraw...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuba releases Jewish-American contractor amid spy swap
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, returned home to Maryland Wednesday in what is being dubbed by many as a Chanukah miracle. Sen. Barbara Mikuls...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore
TEL AVIV — This government was supposed to be different. During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Bare...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy
WASHINGTON — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama’s Israel-related positions. Clinton, who was Obama’s...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Organization representing Israeli settlements reaches out to world Jewry, politicians
Israelis living in the West Bank have a new message to politicians and world Jewry: The two-state solution is no solution. Members of the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization that represents the...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 4
Australia’s capital gets first official rabbi to lead Jewish community The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi. Rabbi Alon Meltzer, 26, of New Zea...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu fires Lapid, Livni, moving Israel closer to early elections
TEL AVIV — For the second time in about two years, Israel appears to be headed toward elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a news conference Tuesday that he will support a b...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Montreal, Jews from France see a future for themselves
TORONTO — When Dan Charbit and his wife, Gaelle Hazan, moved to Montreal from Paris two summers ago, it was meant to be a temporary fix — a yearlong attempt for Charbit to reboot his stalled career...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 27
Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered c...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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With dishwasher-sized craft, Israeli Lunar XPrize team shoots for the moon
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make I...
After EU audit, corruption could become an expensive problem for Ramallah
by Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When Israeli police found thousands of contraband cellphones in the car of senior Palestinian Authority official Rawhi Fattouh, he was promptly removed from office — for about two months. A consult...
After peace talks collapse, will Israel be forced to take unilateral steps?
by Sean Savage/JNS.org
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
With the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has embarked on a broad plan of unilateral action to gain recognition of a Palestinian state and to isol...
Jew'colades
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BreAnne Shaw, a senior at Clairton High School, is the winner of the 2014 Caplan-Lieber Human Relations Scholarship Award. The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee presents this award to a high school ...
After ‘apartheid’ stir, experts question perceived demographic threat to Israel
by Alex Traiman
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent controversial remark that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” in the absence of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict shined a ...
Ambassador sounds alarm
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Power confronts rights abuses at Holocaust Museum appearance
What do you do with a Jewish racist?
by Dmitriy Shapiro
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Sterling brought out universal condemnation from Jewish organizations
Can bunker busters solve Israel’s Iran dilemma?
by Dmitriy Shapiro/JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week
Apr 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alarmed by what they believe to be diplomatic failures by the Obama administration in nuclear negotiations with Iran, leading scholars of a Washington-based think tank proposed to have the United S...




Islamic Jihad terrorists fire dozens of rockets at Israel in largest attack in two years
by JNS.org
Mar 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozens of rockets were fired at southern Israel on Wednesday by the Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad, in the largest rocket attack on the Jewish state since Operation Pillar of Defense in ...
Hadassah hospital agrees to pay wages and delay layoffs
by JNS.org
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Staffers at the Hadassah Medical Organization's Ein Kerem campus in Jerusalem were overjoyed on Wednesday to learn that the hospital has agreed to pay their wages in full and to postpone impending ...