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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two Chanukah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first
WASHINGTON — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Chanukah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unoffici...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, ...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 16
Cut out traditional Chanukah doughnuts, health minister tells Israelis Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot. “I call on the...
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In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust
PARIS — Although his country is entering one of the most dramatic election campaigns in recent memory, Isy Morgensztern had no intention of exercising his right to vote. A left-wing Ashkenazi Jewis...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Israel allowed the settlement freeze to expire
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In the four weeks since direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumed, settlement construction has been identified widely as the most immediate obstacle to the survival of negotiations...
Jewish farm school movement heads west
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Today it’s an empty one-acre lot in West Berkeley. But next summer, if all goes well, the nondescript plot of land should house tomatoes, cucumbers and a host of other fresh gar...
Indict Ahmadinejad petition gains momentum following U.N. speech
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 29, 2010 | 12 12 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
A petition calling on the United Nations to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with crimes against humanity is gaining momentum. Christians United For Israel, a Christian Zionist organiza...
Marchers protest Mea Shearim’s gender separation
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Protesters marched in Mea Shearim a day after Israel's Supreme Court ruled that men and women cannot be segregated on its main street. Carrying signs reading "Jerusalem is not Tehran" ...
Pitching peace as well as Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two months ago the Israel Project was wondering, in a Capitol Hill briefing, “Is the Palestinian Authority preparing its people for peace?” The answer was a pretty unequivocal “no.” D...
Israeli Jews back non-Orthodox conversions, poll finds
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Nearly two-thirds of Israeli Jews believe that non-Orthodox converts to Judaism should be considered Jewish, a new Israeli government survey reveals. The survey released Monday, which w...
87 senators urge continuation of peace talks
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Eighty-seven U.S. senators signed a letter urging President Obama to keep the Israelis and Palestinians at the negotiating table. The letter, initiated by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif...
Effort helping nonprofit Jewish camps become more professional
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Frank Silberlicht became the executive director of Camp Young Judaea in Wimberley, Texas, in 1998, he had no idea that his job eventually would change from getting a camp up and ru...
S. Africa university to vote on Ben-Gurion boycott
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The faculty Senate of a major South African university is set to vote on whether to sever ties and a joint research project with Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The University of Johan...
Building begins in West Bank as freeze ends
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Building began in West Bank communities just hours after the expiration of a 10-month settlement construction freeze. Work on 50 apartments for Gush Katif residents removed five years ...