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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 14 14 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 | 15 15 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 | 11 11 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 ...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 12 12 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 | 11 11 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 | 19 19 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...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tehran Holocaust refugees generating new interest amid global migrant crisis
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 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 | 84 84 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 | 84 84 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...
Trump and his inaugural signal major shifts
by George Altshuler, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Kenneth Manny, a veteran of the Vietnam War, flew up from Florida the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration because he’d grown exasperated with business as usual in Washington. ...
In Israel, religious single moms gain greater acceptance
by Jennifer Richler, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — When Alexandra Benjamin was pregnant recently with her son, she went shopping for appliances for her new apartment in Jerusalem. At the store, the religious salesman asked about her hus...
Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Globe Briefs January 13
by JTA reports
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
by Jon Marks, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...