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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 9
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
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Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
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Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
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Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Suburban Paris synagogue receives threatening letter
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS -- A letter threatening to shoot Jews was received at a synagogue north of Paris. The anonymous letter was discovered Tuesday by synagogue workers in Drancy. It had been delivered on Aug. 14 ...
In a first, Israelis to serve on U.N. force
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli police delegation will leave for Haiti to serve as part of a U.N. multinational force, marking the first time Israelis will serve on a U.N. force. The 14 police officers att...
Benjamin Kaplan, Nurenberg attorney, dies
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Benjamin Kaplan, who helped draft the American portion of the indictment of Nazi war criminals tried at Nuremberg, has died. Kaplan, who was a law professor at Harvard and served on the Massachuset...
Canadian postal union joins Gaza flotilla
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has joined a coalition of Muslim, Arab and human rights groups that plans on taking a boat to Gaza this autumn. "Canadian civil society has a respons...
Would the real Feisel Abdul Rauf please stand up?
by Sue Fishkoff and Ami Eden
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Who is Feisel Abdul Rauf? Initially, the controversy over building a $100-million Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero was about location, location, locat...
Will talks be about appearance or substance?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a peace conference where nothing is off the table — or on it, for that matter. The Obama administration’s invitation to Palestinian and Israeli leaders to launch direct talks on S...
Extreme heat damages Israeli apple harvest
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's apple harvest has been severely damaged by extreme heat. Nearly 2,500 acres of orchards were damaged in Israel's Galilee and Golan during an intense heat wave last week, apple...
Police recommend indicting Olmert over Holyland
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police have recommended that prosecuters indict Ehud Olmert in a real estate scandal. The police investigations unit turned over its file on the Holyland apartment project scan...
Norway divests from two Israeli companies
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A fund overseen by Norway's Ministry of Finance divested from two Israeli companies involved in construction in the West Bank. The Norway Oil Fund, managed by the Norwegian Central Ban...
Suspect arrested in Jewish man's shooting
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A suspect was arrested in the shooting of a Jewish man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday arrested Jaquan Vaughn, an ex-convict, in the shooting on Aug. 10 of Baruch Halberstam, a Chasidic rabbinical st...