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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 | 12 12 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...
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
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Reform looking at ways to reinvent the movement
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Nov 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- After the Reform movement broadcast online its first session devoted to reassessing itself, in mid-November, the comments poured in. One viewer suggested that the movement create a...
A burning issue: A new order for Chanuka?
by Edmon J. Rodman
Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Are you ready for a new Jewish order this Chanuka? Considering our economic times, are we faced with a gradual cutback in the way we light the menora? Someone once proposed that we li...
Report: British Islamic schools teaching anti-Semitism
by JTA
Nov 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Textbooks used in a network of Islamic schools in Britain promote anti-Semitic views, the BBC reported. The textbook says Jews were cursed by God and “looked like monkeys and pigs,” and...
Palestinians eyeing one Palestinian state, poll finds
by JTA
Nov 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A majority of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza view the two-state solution as a precursor to one Palestinian state, a new poll found. The poll sponsored by The Israel Proj...
National Jewish History Museum opens with stars, speeches, nostalgia
by Deborah Hirsch
Jewish Exponent
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Her granddaughter at her elbow, 89-year-old Ruth Sarner-Libros walked slowly through the fourth floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History, drinking in every display. Fl...
12-year-old girl makes Jewish history in Shanghai
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sophie Rosen celebrated her bat mitzva this past August, she made history. The 12-year-old American expatriate, dressed in a traditional Chinese qipao, stepped to the front of the Ohel Moshe S...
U.S. report highlights Israel's religious freedoms violations
by JTA
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Government allocations favoring the Orthodox, extra legal protection to Jewish holy sites and Orthodox hegemony over life-cycle events are among Israel's religious freedom violations highlighted in...
Fight erupts between Jewish Voice for Peace, StandWithUs
by j, the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
Nov 17, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A dispute between right-wing and left-wing Israel activists in Berkeley, Calif., resulted in a physical altercation involving pepper spray, police and paramedics. On Sunday, activi...
Israel OKs another 8,000 Ethiopian immigrants -- but these may be the last
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The decision this week by Israel’s Cabinet to bring as many as 8,000 additional Ethiopians to Israel over the next four years and then close the door on mass Ethiopian aliyah has a fami...
Glenn Beck under fire over George Soros comments
by Ron Kampeas and Ami Eden
JTA
Nov 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far -- at least within Jewish circles -- the bar...