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In reviewing ‘Hobby Lobby’ opinion, Jews see reasons to diverge over Neil Gorsuch
WASHINGTON — On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, handed down a decision that would make history a year later when it was upheld by the Supreme Court: ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem art school fosters design talent among students with disabilities
JERUSALEM — The shrapnel that exploded into Asaf Ventura took a lot away from him: His body and brain were shredded, his right hand was mangled. He was unable to fire his gun, swing his tennis racq...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-wing groups ramp up protests of Trump’s Israel policies
WASHINGTON — Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with I...
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Globe Briefs February 17
Marine Le Pen: No more dual nationalities for Israelis Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, said she favored making it illegal to be a dual citizen of France and ot...
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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist to serve Jews. “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no pl...
OU nixes women leading Friday night services
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Orthodox Union issued a statement saying women may not lead Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services if men are present. Last week’s decision by the group's board of directors is the latest setba...
Thousands march against proposed loyalty oath
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of Israeli Jews and Arabs demonstrated in Tel Aviv against a proposed loyalty oath for new non-Jewish citizens. The protesters marched Saturday night carrying signs reading "...
Australian unions join West Bank goods boycott
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian unions have joined the international campaign to boycott Israeli goods from the West Bank. The Electrical Trades Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, t...
Turkey to boycott OECD Jerusalem confab
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey reportedly will boycott a regional tourism conference next week in Israel. The move to boycott the biannual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development conference, whi...
U.S. sees Israel's 'Jewish' demand as legit
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The United States sees as legitimate Israel's demand that Palestinians and other Arab states recognize Israel's Jewish character, a State Department spokesman said. P.J. Crowley was p...
Nazi hunter Zuroff on trial for libel
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff is fighting libel charges filed by an alleged war criminal in Hungary. The case, being heard in a Budapest courtroom, began Oct. 8 and is scheduled to continue t...
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, under fire
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, is under fire for telling his Spanish and French counterparts to solve their own problems before telling Israel what to do. Lieberman reportedly made h...
Obama’s Jewish support slipping
by JTA Staff
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish approval of President Obama is dropping, a new national survey found. Some 49 percent of U.S. Jews approved of the Obama administration’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, according to a ju...
Jewish officials flex persuading muscles ahead of possible GOP wins
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Across the United States, Jewish community professionals are honing their skills of persuasion, preparing to deal with a new crop of lawmakers who are unfamiliar with Jewish organizati...