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A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration
Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old Kobili Traore called his Jewish neighbor “Satan” and cried out for Allah. These and other ...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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80 percent of Reform rabbis are Democrats, most of any other clergy
NEW YORK — The vast majority of Reform and Conservative rabbis affiliate as Democrats, according to a new study. The study, published Sunday by Yale University, found that more than 80 percent of R...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story
WASHINGTON — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders. About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery of hidden text prompts new approach to biblical digs in Israel
The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv Univers...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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This dating site connects Jews of Middle Eastern descent
NEW YORK — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site. There’s even an app that matches peop...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led California university to cancel faculty hire
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on ...
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These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
BERLIN — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun. Wel...
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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Amid a quiet yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.   The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah an...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government is right wing, but it’s taking climate change seriously
One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intell...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love
LOS ANGELES — When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.”...
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An Israeli’s alphabet combines Hebrew and Arabic to promote understanding
TEL AVIV — Middle East peace may remain out of reach, but at least the Hebrew and Arabic languages have found a compromise. Israeli typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich has created a stylized w...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews
NEW YORK — On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers — fearful th...
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Prominent Connecticut rabbi ordered to pay $20M to former student The founding rabbi of a Connecticut yeshiva must pay $20 million to a man who claims the rabbi raped and sexually molested him hund...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Firefighter's widow gives birth to baby girl
by JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The widow of a firefighter killed in the Carmel forest fire has given birth to a baby girl. Danny Hayat, 35, was one of three firefighters who rushed to pull prison guards from a bus t...
WikiLeaks: U.S. did not help Dubai assassination investigation
by JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States has reportedly declined a request by the United Arab Emirates to help investigate the assassination of a Hamas leader in a Dubai hotel room. Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was as...
Israeli population in U.S. surges, but exact figures hard to determine
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Dec 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- The number of Israelis living in the United States grew by about 30 percent over the past decade, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau figures. Some 140,323 people living...
Siddur going digital, but not for Shabbat
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A major publisher of Jewish books is moving into the digital age while trying to strike a balance between technology and Jewish observance. ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, which ca...
Palestinians gain ground in PR, diplomatic war
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- In the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict, score some recent victories for the Palestinians. It’s not that Israel has given an inch in the territorial dispute over the West Bank,...
Brouhaha in Texas House a Jewish test case for Tea Party
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in. Deeply conservative forces in the Lone Star State firmly repudiated the effort by e...
Seattle buses to carry 'Israeli war crimes' ads
by JTA
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Buses in downtown Seattle will carry advertisements about "Israeli war crimes" to mark the second year since the Gaza war. The Seattle Midwest Awareness Campaign has paid $1,794 to place the advert...
A cutting-issue rabbi sues the Army: Let me keep my beard
by Adam Kredo
Washington Jewish Week
Dec 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Menachem Stern's bushy black beard is at the center of a federal court case. Stern, 29, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi from Brooklyn, N.Y., filed suit recently against the U.S. Army saying ...
Challenging orthodoxies, Shas maverick seeks to put Israeli haredim to work
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Dec 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Not so long ago, few Israelis had heard of Rabbi Chaim Amsellem, a soft-spoken Shas backbencher in the Knesset. Over the past few weeks, however, Amsellem has emerged as a maverick in ...
Kissinger tells JTA: Take remark on gas chambers in context
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It should have been ancient, if unsavory, news: A cavalier reference to gassing Jews, an aside in a conversation nearly 40 years old. But the aside was pronounced by Henry Kissinger, ...