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Meet the Baptist baseball lifer who will coach Israel’s team
PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball lifer: a coaching position for Is...
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Ten years on, Katrina echoes for Mississippi Jews
Standing on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie wistfully inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel, which had s...
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On Greek isle of Rhodes, Jews return to celebrate ancient community all but wiped out
RHODES, Greece — Each summer, tens of thousands of tourists descend on Rhodes, Greece’s easternmost island. They are drawn by the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the casino r...
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Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating
TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowi...
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Globe Briefs August 20
N.Y. state panel to study controversial E. Ramapo school district The New York State Education Department appointed a panel to study the operations of the haredi Orthodox controlled school board in...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi on a mission to uncover hints of southern Italy’s Jewish past
As the only female rabbi in Italy, Barbara Aiello is on a mission to reach out to the anusim, descendants of Jews who were forced hundreds of years ago to convert to Catholicism, and tell them of t...
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Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran if it violates the nuclear deal?
Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the acc...
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All over the map: Where dozens of local Jewish groups stand on the Iran deal
Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted ...
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Listen to the music … but watch where you’re driving, says Israeli researcher
While driving to work, “Eternal Flames” by the Bangles comes on the radio and the next thing I know, I am back on a beach in Lanai, reliving my honeymoon. I see stretches of clear blue water and pi...
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Globe Briefs August 13
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to repair ties with Obama JERUSALEM — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repair the damaged relations with President Barack Obama. “I t...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shakeup at Anti-Iran Deal Group; In Congress, Democrats stating their positions
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman on Monday was named chairman of an advocacy group opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. The move came after it became known that United Against Nuclear Iran’s p...
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After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough
DUMA, West Bank — The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha. Some 1...
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Globe Briefs August 6
Neo-Nazis attack Orthodox Jew on Zurich street JTA A group of neo-Nazis harassed, threatened and, finally, assaulted an Orthodox Jew in Zurich, Switzerland’s Jewish community reported. The incident...
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In intimate chat, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin lays out vision, concerns
by Judy Lash Balint, JNS.org
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
You could call it Israel’s version of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chat.” President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with English-speaking reporters in advance of his first Is...
Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
After Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2014, Israel resisted pressure to join the United States and its European allies in condemning the move — citing in particular its concern not to antagonize Ru...
Anti-Semitism, Palestinian statehood factor into Jewish calculus in U.K. election
by Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Rising anti-Semitism and the issue of Palestinian statehood will be among the factors in the equation for Jewish voters when the United Kingdom heads to the polls on May 7 to determine the country’...
Pro-Israel effort to combat BDS on U.S. state level gains steam
by Sean Savage, JNS.org
Apr 30, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
Resolutions condemning the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel in the Tennessee and Indiana state legislatures mark what a group of pro-Israel organizations and grassroo...
Despite anti-Semitism’s nationwide increase, proactive Pittsburgh stays calm
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Only eight instances of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh were reported to monitoring agencies in 2014, which is relatively good news for the local Jewish community in light of last month’s Anti-Defamati...
In aftermath of Nepal quake, Israelis sending help, looking for their own
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz was in the middle of the Torah reading on Saturday when he felt the ground shake. It was “as if a small windmill was underground and was moving the entire area,” th...
Met Museum’s new president likens role to managing Yanks
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Visiting the Memorial de Caen museum in Normandy, France, in 1996, Daniel Weiss was captivated by eight photographs showing the public hanging of three partisans in Minsk, Belarus, on Oct. 26, 1941...
Is Kosher Switch really kosher for Shabbat?
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Apr 23, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
It promises a revolutionary innovation that could transform Jewish Sabbath observance. By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel — and, its backers say, ko...
In L.A.’s Koreatown, Wilshire Boulevard Temple bets big on the past for its future
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
The time has long since passed when the Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s address on its namesake boulevard was considered glamorous. Now the surrounding blocks are the clamorous heart of Koreatown, with...
Le Pen picks fight with father amid party’s surging Jewish support
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
At 27, David Rachline is the youngest senator in the history of France’s Fifth Republic and a rising force within the country’s third largest party. A university dropout and the son of a Jewish Soc...