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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Environment: Many fertilizers contain toxic herbicides
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Within my lawn I have over 100 citrus, mango and avocado trees. When I use Scott’s Bonus S Weed and Feed, am I feeding my new fruit any poison? Will the weed killer be taken up by t...
Gaza-bound Libyan ship sets course for Egypt
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – The captain of a Gaza-bound Libyan aid ship told Israel's Navy he will dock at an Egyptian port. The ship altered its course Tuesday for the El-Arish port, according to Navy officials, ...
Israelis file $1.2 billion suit against Al Jazeera
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A group of Israelis has filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit in U.S. federal court against the Al Jazeera news network. Ninety-one Israeli plaintiffs, civilians who were injured during the mon...
Opponents alarmed as Israeli conversion bill moves ahead
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Opponents of a controversial bill that could give the Orthodox Rabbinate the final say over conversions in Israel are trying to keep the bill from moving ahead in the Israeli Knesset af...
In Colorado primary, two Jewish Democrats square off on special interests
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Romanoff and Michael Bennet, each vying for the Democratic nomination for Colorado's junior spot in the U.S. Senate, seem to be running identical campaigns with identical biogr...
Israel history, finally in color
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When we picture important historical milestones in early 20th century Jewish history, we often see them in black and white, thanks in no small part to the photography and films of the time (and, of...
Holtzbergs' nanny on way to Israeli citizenship
by JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Indian nanny who spirited the son of the Mumbai Chabad house directors out of the building during a terrorist attack has begun the citizenship process in Israel. Israeli Interior M...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On the evening of July 7 at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a ...
From pulpit to publishing: Rabbi takes over at JPS
by Aaron Passman
Jul 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA (Jewish Exponent) -- As Rabbi Barry Schwartz tells it, one of his heroes is the 17th century Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, who set up Amsterdam's first Hebrew printing press. Ben Israel k...
As Israel's image sinks, whither Israeli PR?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- In the war of public relations for Israel, the past few weeks have been full of setbacks. Israel’s deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla sparked countless angry editorials, d...