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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
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...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fly (donkey?) on the wall: behind the scenes of the DNC
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...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world
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...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
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...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Jerusalem, maybe next year: Passover bookings seeing sharp decline
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — By now, Gil Azoulay would have expected his hotels would be 80 percent booked for Passover. Instead, Azoulay — who runs a chain of boutique hotels — has roughly half his rooms still avai...
Globe Briefs March 24
by JTA reports
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish group on Brussels attacks: ‘Shots at the heart of Europe’ Jewish groups expressed shock and anger following a series of attacks that left at least 34 dead in the Belgian capital. Kenneth Ban...
Battling Zika, Brazil’s Jews turn to bug repellent and indoor activities
by Marcus Moraes, JTA
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite recent summer temperatures here topping out at 42 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), Milena Rozenbrah has become accustomed recently to dressing in pants and long sleeves wh...
From Poland, Jewish Community thrives in Costa Rica
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a familiar story: Times are tough in Eastern Europe. The father makes his way across the ocean to America to try to build a better life for his family. He establishes himself, sends for the wi...
The Jewish translator behind Elena Ferrante — and Primo Levi
by Erica Brody, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was back in the fall, at an event at BookCourt in Brooklyn, when translator Ann Goldstein was first asked for her autograph by an eager reader. Goldstein was caught by surprise. After...
Globe Briefs March 17
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill restricting non-Orthodox mikvah use in Israel advances A bill that would bar Conservative and Reform conversions from taking place at public ritual baths in Israel passed an initial Cabinet co...
Non-Jewish activists link arms with Hungarian Jews in ‘symbols war’
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Hungarian officials likely anticipated some Jewish opposition to their decision to erect a monument in Budapest to a Holocaust-era lawmaker who promoted anti-Semitic legislation. What they probably...
In Flint crisis, Jews pitching in with corned beef, Dr. Brown’s — and water
by David Stanley, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
FLINT, Mich. — At 86, Jeanne Aaronson is blind and lives alone, but she has seen a lot over the years. She lived in Flint when it was a manufacturing powerhouse, a center of the automotive business...
To understand the American Jews who support Trump, read this
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s political system is broken, and the last thing the country needs is another career politician at the helm. With money more than ever a corrupting influence in politics, the Whi...
Should we get hammered on Purim — and Election Day?
by Edmon J. Rodman, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Purim parties are just around the corner — as is the presidential election. This got me thinking: What does the holiday’s operative phrase, “ad lo yada,” “until one no longer knows,” really mean? T...