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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...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 21 21 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 | 29 29 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 | 32 32 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 | 36 36 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...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Sep 07, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
How Paris public schools became no-go zones for Jews
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Twenty-five years after he graduated from a public high school in the French capital, Stephane Tayar recalls favorably his time in one of the world’s most thorough education systems. As for...
Globe Briefs September 2
by JTA Reports
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 135 135 recommendations | email to a friend
13 Jewish graves vandalized in Northern Ireland Thirteen Jewish graves were damaged as headstones were smashed and knocked over at a municipal cemetery in West Belfast, Northern Ireland. Police wer...
How women are pushing Israel’s rabbis to loosen the chains of marriage
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Court this month sentenced a Haredi Orthodox man to 30 days in jail for pressuring his son to withhold a divorce from his wife for more than a decade. By upholding a lower rabbinical court decision...
Hamas, natural gas and other good reasons Israel and Turkey should stick together
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Israel and Turkey ought to be friends, geopolitically speaking. As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put it in January: “Israel needs a country like Turkey in this region. We, too,...
Globe Briefs August 25
by JTA reports
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
London mayor won’t support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Party leader London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a European capital city, said he will not support Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Par...
In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...