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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 49 49 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...
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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 | 47 47 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 | 47 47 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...
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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 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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When politics get in the way of Jewish giving
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West Bank occupation. Greer and her husband, Joshua, had giv...
AIPAC goes back to the basics
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Hanna Monicken and Dan Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 18,000 Israel supporters who came to Washington, D.C., last week, the AIPAC Policy Conference was like a family reunion or a gathering of old friends, where everyone sticks to comfortable t...
Globe Briefs March 31
by JTA reports
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel Police arrest 22 Haredi Orthodox men accused of sex crimes Police arrested 22 Haredi Orthodox men in four Israeli cities who are suspected of sex crimes against women and minors over the pas...
Preparing for Passover in Ukraine’s last shtetl
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
BERSHAD, Ukraine — At first glance, this drab town 160 miles south of Kiev seems nearly identical to the settlements that dot the poverty-stricken district of Vinnitsa. Shrouded in a seemingly perm...
Jewish bomb threat suspect undermines groups’ narrative on anti-Semitism
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appea...
How a single mom revolutionized Moldova’s Jewish community
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
BERSHAD, Ukraine — Olga Levus didn’t set out to revolutionize the Jewish community of her native Moldova when she opened its first-ever support group for single mothers. Unemployed and living in th...
This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach hi...
Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
by Rachel Kurland, Special to the Chronicle
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...