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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 | 6 6 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...
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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 | 5 5 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 | 18 18 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 | 17 17 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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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JStreet met by supporters and protest at the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — It was a star-studded evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History July 27, at least in terms of Democratic National Convention star-power. The self-described “pro-Israe...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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US police exchange programs pan BLM groups’ call for end to Israeli police training
On July 18, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly told a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that his city would continue to allow the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to be trai...
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Globe Briefs July 28
Detroit advocacy group forms partnership with American Jewish Committee The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit has entered into a partnership with the American Jewish Commit...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
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Israeli economy surprises with pace of growth
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Israeli economic growth unexpectedly accelerated to its fastest pace in more than two years. Exports and consumer spending increased, helping to sending up growth in the second quarter ...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
Pakistan relief mailbox opened
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Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and The Jewish Federations of North America are responding to a call from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to assist in collecting ...
Ground Zero mosque developer open to move
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The developer of a proposed mosque near Ground Zero said it would consider building elsewhere a day before President Obama defended its right to build there. New York Gov. David Paterson last week ...
Walk out on Ahmadinejad at U.N., key Jewish group urges
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A major Jewish umbrella organization has called on member states of the United Nations to walk out on a speech by Iran's president. Anticipating that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again will seek to address ...
Israeli, Palestinian researchers sharing clean water grant
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli and a Palestinian researcher are sharing a U.S. grant to increase the supply of clean water in Israel and the Middle East. Dr. Moshe Herzberg of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Pr...
Barak OKs purchase of U.S. fighter jets
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister has approved a $2.75 billion deal to purchase the world's most advanced warplane from the United States. Ehud Barak on Sunday approved "in principle" the purc...
Study: Mental health needs of Orthodox Jews not being met
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The mental health needs of the haredi Orthodox and Chasidic communities are not being sufficiently addressed, according to a new Yeshiva University study. The study said that service ga...
Irish artists pledge cultural boycott of Israel
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 150 Irish artists have said they will participate in a cultural boycott of Israel. The artists signed a pledge saying that they will not perform or exhibit in Israel or accep...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...