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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 9
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
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Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
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Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
by Ben Sales, JTA
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
by Marcus Moraes, JTA
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
by Curt Schleier, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
“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 ...
Globe Briefs May 12
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
by Lucy Cohen Blatter, JTA
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Globe Briefs May 5
by JTA reports
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
by Dina Weinstein, JTA
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
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...