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State representative honored for work on school choice
State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-District 15) was recently honored with the Pennsylvania School Choice Champion Award during National School Choice Week in Lancaster, Pa. The award, presented by PA CAP...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant
POSTVILLE, Iowa — On a frigid evening late last month, Aron Schimmel, the Chabad emissary here, sat in a deli at the back of the glatt kosher supermarket sipping from a can of Israeli mango juice. ...
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Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike
TEL AVIV — The footage, aired on a respected Israeli news show, appeared damning: a left-wing activist, driving through the West Bank, casually describing how he has turned Palestinian real estate ...
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 4
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
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Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
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Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...
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The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...
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In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel
RAWABI, West Bank — Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer. Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eigh...
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Globe Briefly January 28
Israel’s US ambassador ‘regrets’ timing of remarks criticizing Israel The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, says he regrets the timing of his criticisms of Israel’s policies in the West Bank ...
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What Pope Francis synagogue visit says about Catholic-Jewish relations
When Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River to visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, he became the third pontiff in history to do so. But his 1.5-mile journey to the towering Tempio Maggiore sho...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Lila Kagedan poised to make history with job at Orthodox shul
NEW YORK — When Rabbi Lila Kagedan spends her first Shabbat at the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, N.J., later this month, she will be making history. A recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat...
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In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus
LA COURNEUVE, France — At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the Fre...
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Globe Briefs August 20
by JTA Reports
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
N.Y. state panel to study controversial E. Ramapo school district The New York State Education Department appointed a panel to study the operations of the haredi Orthodox controlled school board in...
Rabbi on a mission to uncover hints of southern Italy’s Jewish past
by Suzanne Pollak, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As the only female rabbi in Italy, Barbara Aiello is on a mission to reach out to the anusim, descendants of Jews who were forced hundreds of years ago to convert to Catholicism, and tell them of t...
Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran if it violates the nuclear deal?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the acc...
All over the map: Where dozens of local Jewish groups stand on the Iran deal
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted ...
Listen to the music … but watch where you’re driving, says Israeli researcher
by Suzanne Pollak, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
While driving to work, “Eternal Flames” by the Bangles comes on the radio and the next thing I know, I am back on a beach in Lanai, reliving my honeymoon. I see stretches of clear blue water and pi...
Globe Briefs August 13
by JTA Reports
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to repair ties with Obama JERUSALEM — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repair the damaged relations with President Barack Obama. “I t...
Shakeup at Anti-Iran Deal Group; In Congress, Democrats stating their positions
by Melissa Apter, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman on Monday was named chairman of an advocacy group opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. The move came after it became known that United Against Nuclear Iran’s p...
After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough
by Ben Sales, JTA
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
DUMA, West Bank — The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha. Some 1...
Globe Briefs August 6
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Neo-Nazis attack Orthodox Jew on Zurich street JTA A group of neo-Nazis harassed, threatened and, finally, assaulted an Orthodox Jew in Zurich, Switzerland’s Jewish community reported. The incident...
Parsing the polls to find where Jews stand on Iran nuclear deal
by Melissa Apter, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Millions are being spent on advertisements aimed at swaying the public and putting pressure on lawmakers to either denounce or support the Iran nuclear agreement. But where do American Jews stand o...