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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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 5 5 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 | 17 17 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 | 14 14 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 | 13 13 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 | 12 12 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 | 24 24 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 | 24 24 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 | 24 24 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 | 20 20 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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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
by Dina Weinstein, JTA
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Globe Briefs April 28
by JTA reports
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
Globe Briefs April 14
by JTA reports
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
by Sean Savage, JNS.org
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 15, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
by Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...