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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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 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 | 0 0 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. “...
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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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As tempers flare in Jerusalem, Israel-Jordan relations hang in the balance
While facing increased Arab riots and terrorist attacks that resemble the underpinnings of a renewed Palestinian intifada (uprising), Israel is simultaneously working to manage tension in its delic...
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Jerusalem Light Rail under Palestinian attack; call goes out for more police
JERUSALEM — When the Jerusalem Light Rail was inaugurated three years ago, it was hailed as a unifying symbol of the capital’s renewal, a municipal service that would seamlessly bring together the ...
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For Jews fighting Ebola, their specialty is psychosocial therapy
Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out. A 5-year-old boy had been found in his home in a remote village, the lone survivor in a house riddled...
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Globe Briefs November 6
Peres at Rabin memorial: Ruling over others against Jewish values Israel cannot protect its Jewish and democratic character without peace, former President Shimon Peres said at a memorial for Yitzh...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day schools build new fields — and dream
Persistent rain didn’t stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game. They gathered Oct. 29 at the South Florida school not ...
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In Holocaust restitution affair, Austrian official’s admission may undermine state’s case
VIENNA – An Austrian official’s letter is threatening to undermine the central pillar of a controversial court decision that found a Jewish journalist guilty of defrauding the government. On Sept. ...
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Tight Senate race in Georgia garners national and Jewish communal attention
As Republicans look poised to take control of the U.S. Senate after November’s midterm elections, Senate races in a couple of states have tightened, with both political parties redirecting their fu...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
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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 ...




Google purchases fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Google has purchased its fifth Israeli company, the Tel Aviv-based start-up SlickLogin; its technology verifies and authenticates user identity (when logging onto a website) by using an audio signa...
ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman announces retirement
by JNS.org
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor who after emigrating to America became national director ...
Jewish debate on Sochi Olympics centers on human rights, corruption, security
by Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
With the Winter Olympics gearing up for their Feb. 7 start in Sochi, Russia, the Jewish debate on the games mirrors the discourse taking place in the broader international and athletic communities....
Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq
by Dmitriy Shapiro/JNS.org/Washington Jewish Week
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Ca...
Jerusalem conference seeks self-empowerment of people with disabilities
by Josh Hasten, JNS.org
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Wheelchair-bound Yoav Kreim—a well-known leader and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Israel for more than 20 years—has led demonstrations, lobbied members of Knesset to pass legislation...
Is Canada Israel’s new best friend?
by Sean Savage, JNS.org
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Canada has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel. At a time when Israel is routinely singled out for condemnation, Canada has been at the forefront of defending Israel and criticizing its enemie...
Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
by Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip ...
An early Zionist protest against racism
by Rafael Medoff, JNS.org
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights — from the Jew...
Every tree in the Jewish state has a story — just ask
by Michael Brown, JNS.org
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2013, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) published a survey of mature trees in Jerusalem that was “the most comprehensive of the recent SPNI surveys, including some 4,000 ...