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State representative honored for work on school choice
State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-District 15) was recently honored with the Pennsylvania School Choice Champion Award during National School Choice Week in Lancaster, Pa. The award, presented by PA CAP...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant
POSTVILLE, Iowa — On a frigid evening late last month, Aron Schimmel, the Chabad emissary here, sat in a deli at the back of the glatt kosher supermarket sipping from a can of Israeli mango juice. ...
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Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike
TEL AVIV — The footage, aired on a respected Israeli news show, appeared damning: a left-wing activist, driving through the West Bank, casually describing how he has turned Palestinian real estate ...
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 4
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
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Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
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Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...
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The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...
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In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel
RAWABI, West Bank — Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer. Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eigh...
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Globe Briefly January 28
Israel’s US ambassador ‘regrets’ timing of remarks criticizing Israel The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, says he regrets the timing of his criticisms of Israel’s policies in the West Bank ...
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What Pope Francis synagogue visit says about Catholic-Jewish relations
When Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River to visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, he became the third pontiff in history to do so. But his 1.5-mile journey to the towering Tempio Maggiore sho...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Lila Kagedan poised to make history with job at Orthodox shul
NEW YORK — When Rabbi Lila Kagedan spends her first Shabbat at the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, N.J., later this month, she will be making history. A recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat...
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In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus
LA COURNEUVE, France — At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the Fre...
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American Jewish groups want Turkish relief group designated as terrorist organization
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jewish groups are calling on the State Department to designate a Turkish relief group, a main organizer of last month’s Gaza flotilla, as a terrorist organization. In a letter to U.S. Secr...
Yoffie, longtime leader of the Reform movement, will step down in two years
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The longtime leader of the Reform synagogue movement, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, announced that he will be stepping down in two years. Yoffie, 63, president of the Union for Reform Judaism for the past 14 ...
Yeshiva students arrested in connection with Bedouin mosque vandalism
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Four 18-year-old yeshiva students were arrested in connection with the vandalism of a Bedouin mosque. The teens, who study at a yeshiva in the nearby Kfar Hasidim, were arrested Wednesday evening, ...
Nonbinding rules for the restitution of property seized by the Nazis
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 43 countries have agreed on nonbinding rules for the restitution of property seized by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The rules were presented Wednesday in Prague by Czech Prime Minister Jan ...
25,000 anti-Semitic e-mails and counting
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The rabbi whose interview with Helen Thomas ended the veteran White House correspondent’s career says he has been deluged with hate mail. Rabbi David Nesenoff has posted several of what he says are...
Hamas and Turkey join forces to take legal action against Israeli military officers
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamas and Turkey are joining forces to take legal action against Israeli military officers involved in the interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla. Hamas Justice Minister Faraj al-Ghoul and Turkish J...
Hamas officials call on Israel to allow construction materials into the coastal strip
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A day after it was reported that Israel had eased its embargo in order to allow snack foods and sweet drinks into Gaza, Hamas leaders said they would not allow in the items. The Hamas officials ins...
At a key time, big summer looming for Jewish LGBT groups
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — One of the country’s largest Jewish-centric foundations is making a push to help the few national and dozens of local and small-shop organizations focused on Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexua...
Israeli sarcasm, building bike trails, avoiding Turkey
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jun 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
ISRAEL UNDER THE RADAR JERUSALEM -- Here are some stories over the past few days from Israel that you may have missed. Israeli researchers invent sarcasm detector. Really. It’s no joke: Hebrew Univ...
Israeli grass-roots effort fights backs against flotilla fallout
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Two days after last week’s flotilla incident, with Israel weathering a hailstorm of international condemnation, a group of young Israelis hunkered down in a Tel Aviv recording studio to ...