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In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 18
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
Globe Briefs March 31
by JTA reports
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
At Babi Yar, locals revive plans to memorialize Jewish victims
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
KIEV, Ukraine — On a muddy path in Babi Yar Park, Vladimir Proch negotiates deep puddles as he shadows two rabbis and a group of Ukrainian officials. An 87-year-old Holocaust survivor, Proch lives ...
Jerusalem, maybe next year: Passover bookings seeing sharp decline
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — By now, Gil Azoulay would have expected his hotels would be 80 percent booked for Passover. Instead, Azoulay — who runs a chain of boutique hotels — has roughly half his rooms still avai...
Globe Briefs March 24
by JTA reports
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish group on Brussels attacks: ‘Shots at the heart of Europe’ Jewish groups expressed shock and anger following a series of attacks that left at least 34 dead in the Belgian capital. Kenneth Ban...
Battling Zika, Brazil’s Jews turn to bug repellent and indoor activities
by Marcus Moraes, JTA
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite recent summer temperatures here topping out at 42 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), Milena Rozenbrah has become accustomed recently to dressing in pants and long sleeves wh...
From Poland, Jewish Community thrives in Costa Rica
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a familiar story: Times are tough in Eastern Europe. The father makes his way across the ocean to America to try to build a better life for his family. He establishes himself, sends for the wi...