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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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‘Remember the 11 million’? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians
WASHINGTON — “Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust.” It’s a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense Forc...
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Facing synagogue ban, Orthodox women clergy say they’ll keep working
NEW YORK — Rabba Ramie Smith of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox congregation, says she doesn’t have time to protest the Orthodox Union decision banning its synagogues from hiring wom...
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Ellison or Perez? Jewish Dems name their candidate
With the vote for the next chair of the Democratic National Committee scheduled for Feb. 23-26, Jewish activists agree that Democrats need a leader who can rebuild a party that has lost both houses...
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This new kosher deli may be Miami’s hippest restaurant
MIAMI — The first few weeks in January were meant to be a soft opening for Zak Stern’s new traditional deli. But given the massive following that Stern — better known as Zak the Baker — has garnere...
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Dutch mark Kristallnacht as Europe, US confront a wave of right-wing populism
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — His name was never mentioned during the Netherlands’ main commemoration event for Kristallnacht, but Donald Trump was likely on everyone’s mind at the ceremony at the Dutch capital’s ma...
Meet Eric Greitens, the first Jewish governor of Missouri and a former Navy SEAL
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose seven military awards include the Bronze Star, has become the first Jewish governor of Missouri. Greitens, 42, a Republican, also is a former Rhodes Scholar ...
J Street, Republican Jewish Coalition both claim victory in battle of the ballot box
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In dueling election recaps the day after the presidential election, J Street and the Republican Jewish Coalition claimed they beat the other when it came to supporting like-minded cand...
Globe Briefs November 11
by JTA reports
Nov 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
European Parliament head reiterates support for restitution Amid growing pressure on Poland and other Eastern European countries to offer full restitution for plundered Jewish property, the Europea...
Pennsylvania embraces anti-boycott law, is 14th state to do so
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Nov 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
With the stroke of a pen, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf last week made Pennsylvania the 14th state to adopt legislation targeting companies that engage in boycotts or other actions supporting the boycot...
In Austria, an annual cleanup of a Jewish cemetery on a Catholic holiday
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
As she prepared to take inventory of one of Vienna’s oldest and least-known Jewish cemeteries, historian Tina Walzer anticipated many genealogical twists and archaeological challenges. But upon ent...
Fleeing anti-Semitism in France, an African Jewish family makes aliyah
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
As a Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast, Amy and George Camara and their four children felt somewhat immune to the rising anti-Semitic thuggery in France. The Camaras, relieved to leave ...
Spain’s Jewish ‘ghost towns’ seek a boost from living Jews
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
RIBADAVIA, Spain — Overlooking the confluence of two rivers near the Spanish-Portuguese border, this small and picturesque town has more Jewish institutions than some European capitals. In the hist...
Black rabbinical student leads ‘Army of Moms’ in fighting Chicago gun violence
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
CHICAGO — The same week Tamar Manasseh’s African-American son was going to become a bar mitzvah, gang violence killed two 13-year-old black boys who were also from Chicago’s South Side. As she pick...
A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Chasidic woman to serve in public office
by Andrew Katz, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
For much of her adult life, Rachel Freier has been a trailblazer in her Chasidic Brooklyn community of Borough Park: a lawyer, an advocate for higher education, the founder of an all-female ambulan...