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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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Initiative to save energy and reduce waste looks at professional sports
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What’s being done to “green up” professional sports? I know that the last two Olympic Games both made some effort, but are there others? -- Rob Avandic, Chicago The last two Olympic...
Limmud becoming new favored networking tool for Jewish authors, artists, groups
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jan 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Journalist and author Lisa Alcalay Klug flew across the country this month to present at Limmud NY, the annual New York version of the worldwide Jewish learning extravaganza. The J...
Jewish groups adjusting agendas for new GOP-led Congress
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Faced with a new Congress intent on slashing the U.S. federal budget, Jewish groups are trimming their agendas to hew to its contours. On issues from Israel aid to the environment to ...
Giffords known for her openness and Judaism
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The event was typical Gabrielle Giffords: no barriers, all comers -- Democrats, Republicans and independents welcome to talk about what was on their minds and in their hearts. While s...
Did heated rhetoric play role in shooting of Giffords?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 09, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The 8th District in southern Arizona represented by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords comprises liberal Tucson and its rural hinterlands, which means moderation is a must. But it also mean...
Op-Ed: The real danger of delegitimizing Israel on campus
by David Bernstein
Jan 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- There is a serious threat facing Israel's long-term standing in this country resulting from a prolonged campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state on campus. But it's probably no...
First black female rabbi to leave congregation
by JTA
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The first African-American female rabbi will leave her congregation this summer. Rabbi Alysa Stanton's contract with Congregation Bayt Shalom in Greenville, N.C., was not renewed, the Forward repor...
Comeback kids? Mitzna, Deri return to political stage
by Elliot Jager
Guest Columnist
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli elections are far off. But two familiar figures, only recently down and out, have re-emerged at opposite ends of the political spectrum, setting journalists and veteran observers to wonder ...
Israelis discuss ex-president’s punishment for rape, abuse charges
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — For the past four and a half years, Moshe Katsav’s name has come with an asterisk: the former Israeli president was investigated for charges of rape and sexual misconduct. Last week, A ...
Concern in Israel over growing backlash against African migrants, Arabs
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV – For the tall 28-year-old from Sudan who calls himself Mike, life in Israel has become a game of survival. Most days, he earns enough money to buy food for dinner doing odd jobs at constr...