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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
The influx of migrants and refugees into Europe has presented that continent’s leaders and policymakers with some of their greatest current challenges. Those challenges “defy silver-bullet solution...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 9
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 2
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems’ platform panel has Israel critics, friends
The Democratic Party platform-drafting committee is top-heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the boycott, ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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New iPhone application teaches the recitation of Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer
by JTA
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A new iPhone application teaches the recitation of the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer recited daily in synagogue. The free tutorial program iKaddish 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch was released Monday...
New York City commission cleared the way for mosque construction at 9/11 site
by JTA
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A New York City commission vote has cleared the way for the construction of a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The City Landmarks Commission voted unanimously...
Maryland pact gags Save A Torah under threat of penalty
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the so-called Indiana Jones of Torah rescue, is now prohibited from selling far-fetched back-stories along with his restored Torahs, pursuant to an agreement with the officia...
Hoops star Stoudemire Israel-bound to explore Jewish roots
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Basketball all-star Amar'e Stoudemire reportedly was on his way to Israel after learning he had Jewish roots. "On the flight to Israel. This is going to be a great trip," Stoudemire, wh...
$7 million fraud at Claims Conference raises questions
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was. Officials...
Banker's kin suing Hungary for return of artworks
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The heirs of a Jewish banker sued the Hungarian government demanding the return of artwork valued at $100 million that allegedly was confiscated during World War II. The heirs of Hungarian banker B...
Germany charges 90-year-old in Nazi-era murders
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Germany has filed charges against the No. 3 man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted Nazis for helping to murder 430,000 Jews during World War II. Samuel Kunz, 90, was cha...
Britain's Cameron calls Gaza 'prison camp'
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Israel to end its blockade of Gaza, calling it a "prison camp." "The situation in Gaza has to change," Cameron said Tuesday during a speech to a Turki...
Rape charge for consensual Arab-Jewish sex raises eyebrows
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- If a woman believes she was deceived by a man she agreed to have sex with, does that constitute rape? It can, according to a Jerusalem District Court. Last week the court ruled on a ca...
Daniel Schorr, crusading journalist, never forgot his Jewish roots
by By Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It took about seven years for Daniel Schorr to tire of being a journalist for Jewish media. The distaste of digesting for JTA's readers the news of the emerging Holocaust, combined wi...