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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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Martin Peretz dropped as Harvard event speaker
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Martin Peretz has been dropped as a speaker from a Harvard University event. Peretz, the editor in chief of The New Republic and a former Harvard professor, had been scheduled to speak at the 50th ...
Israel ready to negotiate with Syria, Peres tells U.N.
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel is ready to enter peace negotiations with Syria "right away," Shimon Peres told the United Nations General Assembly. In his address Monday in New York to the international body'...
Olmert: U.S. offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinians
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinian refugees if Israel and the Palestinians reached a peace deal, Ehud Olmert said. The for...
Abbas threatens to resign if talks fail
by JTA
Sep 19, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail. Abbas made a statement indicating that he would quit over a failure of the recen...
Israel study program providing seed money for U.S. colleges
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The MASA study-in-Israel initiative is giving eight U.S. colleges or systems a total of $400,000 over the next two years. MASA will give $50,000 each to Arizona State University, Barnar...
U.S. reportedly pushing three-month freeze extension
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Obama administration reportedly suggested that Israel extend its current settlement freeze for three months, which Israel appears to have rejected. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary ...
Hamas thwarts a greener Gaza
by Tafline Laylin
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Matt recently described the possibility of a green coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis south of Jerusalem. Israel is shipping their cleantech expertise to their neighbors, thereby fosteri...
U.S. Jewish right muted ahead of possible extension of settlement freeze
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Don't expect a familiar American echo now that West Bank settlers are gearing up to fight the possible extension of Israel’s settlement freeze. Activists on the left and right in Isra...
Facing confluence of diplomatic events, Israel taking wait-and-see stance
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Heading into a period of intense diplomatic activity, Israel and the pro-Israel community are taking what may appear to be an atypical wait-and-see approach. That sentiment and the Hig...
Training for Neila: Doing the prep for Yom Kippur's finale
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Neila is coming. Please rise. On Yom Kippur for the past 15 years, as a lay cantor I have led the Neila service for the small congregation to which I belong, the Movable Minyan in Lo...