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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 | 7 7 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 | 7 7 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 | 8 8 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 | 19 19 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...
Jul 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 40 40 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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Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he called...
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Globe Briefs June 23
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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In face of labeling push, Dutch Christians hawking Israeli settlement goods
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
NIJKERK, Netherlands — As a boy, Pieter van Oordt would often accompany his father, Karel, on the elder van Oordt’s weekly shopping excursions specifically seeking out products made in Israel. A Ch...
Vegas’ Jewish mayor talks about her city, how husband would love to run against Trump
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
LAS VEGAS — You haven’t heard a lot about Carolyn Goodman, which may be just how she wants it. Goodman, 76, was elected mayor of this city in 2011, succeeding her husband, Oscar Goodman, who had se...
J Street popping up in a role traditionally played by NJDC
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks takes the stage in Las Vegas next week to debate foreign affairs, his opponent will not be a heavyweight from the Nation...
Why Israel is a pilgrimage site for birds — and birdwatchers
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
HULA VALLEY, Israel — Thousands of cranes sit in pairs in a field here, their outlines approaching the horizon. Then, all at once, they take flight, a cloud of black-and-white feathers filling the ...
Obama weighs in on BDS settlement fight — but battle likely won’t end there
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The controversy over whether laws protecting Israel from boycotts should include West Bank settlements found its way into a presidential signing statement this week, but President Bara...
Globe Briefs March 3
by JTA reports
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
ADL to provide Trump, presidential candidates info on extremists The Anti-Defamation League said it will provide all presidential candidates with information on extremists and hate groups following...
Using Facebook, Dutch thrift store brings closure to painful Holocaust story
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — Two months before they were deported from the Netherlands to Auschwitz, Louis Barzelay and Flora Snatager invited a few guests to their wedding in Amsterdam. Instead of the yellow star ...
Will GOP Jews go for Trump?
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
If Donald Trump picks up steam as the Republican front-runner coming out of Super Tuesday, Republican Jews will be wondering if they can cast their ballots for a businessman-celebrity whose no-hold...
What’s behind the dark charisma of ‘Son of Saul’ star Geza Rohrig?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN — When the Hungarian-Jewish poet Geza Rohrig agreed to play the lead role in the Oscar-nominated Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” he knew he was taking on a daunting challenge. With very littl...
Globe Briefs February 25
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IDF releases attack-warning app The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command has released a mobile application to warn Israelis of local security threats. The application, detailed in a call with r...