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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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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
by Ben Sales, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
by Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
JStreet met by supporters and protest at the DNC
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — It was a star-studded evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History July 27, at least in terms of Democratic National Convention star-power. The self-described “pro-Israe...
US police exchange programs pan BLM groups’ call for end to Israeli police training
by Shalle’ McDonald, JNS.org
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
On July 18, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly told a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that his city would continue to allow the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to be trai...
Globe Briefs July 28
by JTA reports
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
Detroit advocacy group forms partnership with American Jewish Committee The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit has entered into a partnership with the American Jewish Commit...
Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
A fly (donkey?) on the wall: behind the scenes of the DNC
by Rachel Kurland, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — As the Democratic National Convention opened, Democrats were certainly feeling the Bern — also the actual burn because it felt like 500 degrees and humid. (The temperature officially...
How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world
by Victor Wishna, JTA
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
TULSA, Okla. — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an aromatic wave of warm oatmeal and ra...
At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...