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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The images missing from the Gaza war
There's no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of H...
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iron Dome manufacturer’s CEO assesses rising threats faced by Israel
by Josh Hasten, JNS.org
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite a spike in terror attacks in Israel carried out on numerous fronts, and through various means, by both recognized terror groups and presumed “lone wolf” assailants, retired Vice Admiral Yed...
Edgar Bronfman, prominent Jewish philanthropist and communal leader, dies at 84
by JNS.org
Dec 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Edgar Bronfman—a prominent Jewish philanthropist, communal leader, and businessman—died at his home on Saturday, according to family spokesman Jonathan Cohen. He was 84. Born in Montreal, Bronfman,...
Jonathan Pollard’s release supported by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
by JNS.org
Dec 12, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
Bill Richardson, who served as the governor of New Mexico and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, called for jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s release in a Dec. 10 letter to President Ba...




Hillel CEO tells Swarthmore it must abide by Israel guidelines to use umbrella’s name
by JNS.org
Dec 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, wrote a letter to Hillel’s Swarthmore College chapter criticizing the decision by its student board to disavow th...





South African Jews remember Mandela
by Marlene Behrmann
For the Chronicle
Dec 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor’s note: Marlene Behrmann, a professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University who grew up in South Africa, was visiting her family when Nelson Mandela died. She offers her observations ...
Brandeis suspends partnership with Palestinian school after Nazi-style rally
by Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org
Nov 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Brandeis University on Monday announced the suspension of its decade-old partnership with Al-Quds University following a recent Nazi-style rally at the Palestinian school in Jerusalem.  At the Nov....




Brandeis plans ‘detailed discussions’ with Palestinian partner school after Nazi-style rally
by JNS.org
Nov 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Brandeis University faculty members will have “detailed discussions” with administrators at Al Quds University, a Palestinian school Brandeis partners with, regarding “a number of troubling all...
Federation GA’s Jerusalem setting provides backdrop to examine Israel-Diaspora relations
by Deborah Fineblum, JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM—The changing nature of the American Jewish community has been a much-debated topic ever since the release of the recent Pew Research Center survey , whose findings revealed rising assimil...
Palestinian terrorist kills IDF soldier at Afula bus station
by JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel Defense Forces soldier Eden Attias, 19, from Nazareth Illit, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian teenager Wednesday in the northern Israeli city of Afula, Israel Hayom reported. The terror...
Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinian negotiators resign from talks
by JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinian negotiators have resigned over the lack of progress in Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks. Abbas said in an interview on Egypt’s CBC t...