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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...
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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 | 22 22 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 | 30 30 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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 41 41 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 | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Yom Kippur, atoning for our online sins
by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 113 113 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’re like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Especially with the longer stories, who has time to look up ...
Globe Briefs October 7
by JTA reports
Oct 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Ehud Olmert loses Supreme Court appeal in Talansky affair Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of his conviction for accepting cash-filled envelope...
Shimon Peres, Israeli founding father and ‘Soul of Israel,’ dies at 93
by George Altshuler, Special to the Chronicle
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 112 112 recommendations | email to a friend
Shimon Peres, one the most important leaders in the history of Israel and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, passed away on Sept. 28 after a career in public service that spanned seven decades. Per...
Globe Briefs September 30
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S., Jewish security officials urge business as usual for the High Holidays In a pre-Rosh Hashanah briefing, Jewish community and U.S. security officials urged Jewish institutions to be resilient ...
After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.” In the hours after the bombings two weekends ago in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorker...
Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.” N...
ADL’s Greenblatt embraces controversy, bemoans rancor in community
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend
ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt, coming off an inaugural year after the retirement of longtime leader Abraham Foxman, is not afraid to call the prime minister of Israel out in an internat...
An ‘extreme pragmatist’ and ‘the most beloved man in Israel’
by George Altshuler, Special to the Chronicle
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 121 121 recommendations | email to a friend
Shimon Peres, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died Wednesday morning (Israel time) after a career in public service that spanned seven...
Indian-American student becomes pro-Israel symbol for trying to stay neutral
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
When Milan Chatterjee arrived at UCLA’s law school in 2014, Middle East politics wasn’t one of his core interests. He describes himself as an Indian American interested in corporate law who has str...
Globe Briefs September 23
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...