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In reviewing ‘Hobby Lobby’ opinion, Jews see reasons to diverge over Neil Gorsuch
WASHINGTON — On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, handed down a decision that would make history a year later when it was upheld by the Supreme Court: ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem art school fosters design talent among students with disabilities
JERUSALEM — The shrapnel that exploded into Asaf Ventura took a lot away from him: His body and brain were shredded, his right hand was mangled. He was unable to fire his gun, swing his tennis racq...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-wing groups ramp up protests of Trump’s Israel policies
WASHINGTON — Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with I...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 17
Marine Le Pen: No more dual nationalities for Israelis Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, said she favored making it illegal to be a dual citizen of France and ot...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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Fleeing anti-Semitism in France, an African Jewish family makes aliyah
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
As a Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast, Amy and George Camara and their four children felt somewhat immune to the rising anti-Semitic thuggery in France. The Camaras, relieved to leave ...
Spain’s Jewish ‘ghost towns’ seek a boost from living Jews
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
RIBADAVIA, Spain — Overlooking the confluence of two rivers near the Spanish-Portuguese border, this small and picturesque town has more Jewish institutions than some European capitals. In the hist...
Black rabbinical student leads ‘Army of Moms’ in fighting Chicago gun violence
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
CHICAGO — The same week Tamar Manasseh’s African-American son was going to become a bar mitzvah, gang violence killed two 13-year-old black boys who were also from Chicago’s South Side. As she pick...
A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Chasidic woman to serve in public office
by Andrew Katz, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
For much of her adult life, Rachel Freier has been a trailblazer in her Chasidic Brooklyn community of Borough Park: a lawyer, an advocate for higher education, the founder of an all-female ambulan...
Globe Briefs November 3
by JTA reports
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
Berrin slams Ari Shavit for not apologizing for ‘committing sexual assault’ Jewish-American reporter Danielle Berrin slammed prominent Israeli journalist Ari Shavit for not admitting and apologizin...
Among Cleveland’s Orthodox voters, reluctance reigns
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
“She’s accumulated a fair amount of warts.” She is “proven to be dishonest and difficult to trust.” “I thought as secretary of state she should have been fired.” That’s what some Orthodox supporter...
Anti-BDS legislation passes Pennsylvania Senate and House
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
A little less than a month after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a similar bill by a vote of 4...
Leaked emails show Hillary Clinton eager to patch things up with Netanyahu
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s plan to meet the Israeli prime minister in her first month as president is listed high in an internal campaign memo outlining the priorities of her first 100 days — a...
Dutch survivor’s diary called an Anne Frank story with a ‘happy’ ending
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor dubbed “Rotterdam’s Anne Frank” in her native Netherlands published her wartime diary, which she wrote while hiding in the bombed-out city. “At Night I Dream of Pea...
Globe Briefs October 21
by JTA reports
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
Carnegie Deli to close at end of 2016 The Carnegie Deli, a New York City mecca for Jewish foods since 1937, will close at the end of the year. Owner Marian Harper Levine broke the news to employees...