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In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 18
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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The Jewish translator behind Elena Ferrante — and Primo Levi
by Erica Brody, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was back in the fall, at an event at BookCourt in Brooklyn, when translator Ann Goldstein was first asked for her autograph by an eager reader. Goldstein was caught by surprise. After...
Globe Briefs March 17
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill restricting non-Orthodox mikvah use in Israel advances A bill that would bar Conservative and Reform conversions from taking place at public ritual baths in Israel passed an initial Cabinet co...
Non-Jewish activists link arms with Hungarian Jews in ‘symbols war’
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Hungarian officials likely anticipated some Jewish opposition to their decision to erect a monument in Budapest to a Holocaust-era lawmaker who promoted anti-Semitic legislation. What they probably...
In Flint crisis, Jews pitching in with corned beef, Dr. Brown’s — and water
by David Stanley, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
FLINT, Mich. — At 86, Jeanne Aaronson is blind and lives alone, but she has seen a lot over the years. She lived in Flint when it was a manufacturing powerhouse, a center of the automotive business...
To understand the American Jews who support Trump, read this
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s political system is broken, and the last thing the country needs is another career politician at the helm. With money more than ever a corrupting influence in politics, the Whi...
Should we get hammered on Purim — and Election Day?
by Edmon J. Rodman, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Purim parties are just around the corner — as is the presidential election. This got me thinking: What does the holiday’s operative phrase, “ad lo yada,” “until one no longer knows,” really mean? T...
Globe Briefs March 10
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Rally for Robert Levinson urges US-Iran cooperation for his release The family of  Robert Levinson, a Jewish-American who disappeared from Iran in 2007, held a rally calling on the United States an...
With 75 percent non-Jewish students, Utah’s Jewish school seeks to universalize Judaism
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
SALT LAKE CITY — It’s Friday afternoon at the McGillis School in Salt Lake City, and students from the third through fifth grades are gathered for the weekly Shabbat celebration. They read and disc...
Israel fractures by faith on politics and society
by Lauren Markoe, RNS
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel today grapples with profound existential questions of its national identity, including how Jewish the Jewish state can be. More than three-quarters (76 percent) of Israeli Jews believe their...
In face of labeling push, Dutch Christians hawking Israeli settlement goods
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
NIJKERK, Netherlands — As a boy, Pieter van Oordt would often accompany his father, Karel, on the elder van Oordt’s weekly shopping excursions specifically seeking out products made in Israel. A Ch...