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State representative honored for work on school choice
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...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant
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. ...
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Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike
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 ...
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 4
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...
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Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
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...
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Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
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...
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The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...
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In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel
RAWABI, West Bank — Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer. Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eigh...
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Globe Briefly January 28
Israel’s US ambassador ‘regrets’ timing of remarks criticizing Israel The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, says he regrets the timing of his criticisms of Israel’s policies in the West Bank ...
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What Pope Francis synagogue visit says about Catholic-Jewish relations
When Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River to visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, he became the third pontiff in history to do so. But his 1.5-mile journey to the towering Tempio Maggiore sho...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Lila Kagedan poised to make history with job at Orthodox shul
NEW YORK — When Rabbi Lila Kagedan spends her first Shabbat at the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, N.J., later this month, she will be making history. A recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat...
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In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus
LA COURNEUVE, France — At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the Fre...
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Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...
Kerry offers impassioned defense of Iran Accord as deal’s victory clinched
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — In what could have been the first leg of a victory lap now that the survival of the Obama administration’s key foreign policy achievement is virtually assured, Secretary of State Joh...
In the Ashkenazi heartland, a struggle over ruins and Jewish memory
by Eitan Arom, JNS.org
Sep 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Walking through Lviv, a Ukrainian city near the Polish border whose Jewish population is a small fraction of what it once was, it’s not uncommon to spot faded Hebrew letters on the outside of shops...
Meet J Street U’s new president, Amna Farooqi
by Melissa Apter, Special to The Chronicle
Sep 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Amna Farooqi, the new president of J Street U, the campus branch of the liberal, self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby group, is a Muslim of Pakistani descent. She has no plans to convert to J...
State Department witness on Benghazi looks back on two stints in Foggy Bottom
by Geoffrey W. Melada, Special to The Chronicle
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Joel Rubin is the president of Washington Strategy Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based foreign policy consulting firm. One month ago, he left the State Department after completing two stints there; the...
At Tuscany’s only kosher winery, owners can’t touch the Chianti
by Ben Sales, JTA
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA, Italy — Up a windy road in the tranquil Tuscan hills, down a gravel path and past acres of grapevines, a visitor will come across a stainless steel door frame secured with a...
Meet the Baptist baseball lifer who will coach Israel’s team
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball lifer: a coaching position for Is...
Ten years on, Katrina echoes for Mississippi Jews
by Josh Tapper, JTA
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Standing on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie wistfully inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel, which had s...
On Greek isle of Rhodes, Jews return to celebrate ancient community all but wiped out
by Gavin Rabinowitz, JTA
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
RHODES, Greece — Each summer, tens of thousands of tourists descend on Rhodes, Greece’s easternmost island. They are drawn by the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the casino r...
Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating
by Ben Sales, JTA
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowi...