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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
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...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
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 ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
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 ...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
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...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
As Turkey reaches out to Israel, Jewish groups move to embrace rival
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Less than a month after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a readiness to mend ties with Israel after years of antipathy, a delegation of American Jewish leaders has embar...
Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, but are Jews feeling ‘the Bern’?
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Talk of a Bernie Sanders presidency has suddenly become a lot more serious. Recent polling shows the independent Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful dramatically improv...
Globe Briefs January 21
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
‘JFR’ Jacob, India’s highest-ranking Jewish military officer, dies at 92 Lt. Gen. Jacob-Farj-Rafael “JFR” Jacob, an Indian Jew who had a storied career in India’s military, has died at 92. (Some re...
Why U.S. lawmakers want Germany to take another look in its museums
by Jas Chana, JTA
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In a letter emblazoned with the insignia of the U.S. House of Representatives, 29 members of Congress reprimanded the German state of Bavaria for neglecting its historical responsibility to victims...
French Jews leaving in record numbers — but not for the reason you think
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Last year may have been traumatic for France and its Jews, but it was a pretty good one for Rudy Abecassis. In a year that began with the Charlie Hebdo shooting and the subsequent killing o...
Jewish foundation seeks to convert gentiles, saying ‘We all want Judaism to grow’
by Suzanne Pollak, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 14, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Maybe it’s the centuries of living under Christian and Muslim rule. Maybe it’s the history of forced conversion. Maybe it’s that there’s no religion requirement for the Jewish afterlife. Whatever t...
Advancing NGO bill, Israel’s Cabinet fires another shot at its critics
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Its backers call it a victory for transparency. Opponents say it smacks of dictatorship. Either way, a new bill requiring certain Israeli nongovernmental organizations to publicly declar...
Globe Briefs January 7
by JTA Reports
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Novel banned from Israeli high schools is runaway best-seller A novel about a Israeli-Palestinian romance that was banned at secular state schools in Israel is a runaway best-seller. Following repo...
Left and right make common cause on alleged torture of Jewish Duma suspects
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The issue of torture in Israel has received unusual attention in recent weeks because of the identity of the alleged victims. Human rights groups say nothing is new in the allegations that Jewish y...