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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...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Parsing the polls to find where Jews stand on Iran nuclear deal
Millions are being spent on advertisements aimed at swaying the public and putting pressure on lawmakers to either denounce or support the Iran nuclear agreement. But where do American Jews stand o...
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Globe Briefs July 30
Wecht: Nisman case more likely a homicide BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Renowned forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht believes that the late Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman likely was mur...
Jul 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish groups to spend millions persuading lawmakers on Iran deal
Proponents and detractors of the Iran nuclear deal are working overtime — and spending millions of dollars — to lobby undecided members of Congress over the summer recess. The American Israel Publi...
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In Indiana, an uncomfortable turn in the spotlight
by David Holzel
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
The talk at Rabbi Michael Friedland’s seder table in South Bend, Ind., was about Memories Pizza in the small Indiana town of Walkerton. Not that the celebrants already had tired of unleavened food ...
Is ‘Mein Kampf’ a learning tool or too offensive and dangerous to reissue?
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Given the current climate of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere, is it too offensive and dangerous to reissue Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” autobiographical manifesto? Critics of the book’s...
Natural gas lights a brighter future for northern Israelis
by Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod, JNS.org
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
Jobs are coming to northern Israel in the country’s fledgling natural gas industry, and Erez College is opening the door to those new careers. People have long joked that after 40 years in the dese...
Pew study: In North America, Muslims to overtake Jews by 2035
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In 20 years, there will be more Muslims in North America than Jews, according to a new Pew Research Center report. The report, which was released April 2, also found that more American J...
No longer newcomers, Israelis in Europe get organized
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 76 76 recommendations | email to a friend
Whenever he would fly from his native Israel back home to the Netherlands, Serge Lypcyz would bring a heavy load of Hebrew-language books with him. Lypcyz and his Israeli friends in Amsterdam depen...
Jewish refugees safe from war, but facing economic crisis in Kiev
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
KIEV — In a crowded room of the Tolkachov family’s tiny apartment here, a couch and twin bed sit kitty-corner from each other, sandwiching a small crib. In another corner, a wooden table is clutter...
Meet Omer Mei-Dan: Israeli BASE jumper, stuntman and orthopedic surgeon
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan has jumped off more cliffs than he can count — not to mention helicopters, skyscrapers and bridges. Just don’t call him a skydiver. An orthopedic surgeon and extreme s...
When Jews found refuge in underground warren at Warsaw Zoo
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
WARSAW — In a carriage bound for the Warsaw Zoo, Moshe Tirosh could sense his parents’ fear and the strong odor of alcohol wafting from the direction of the driver and his horse. The trepidation th...
Philly day school bathroom seen as symbol of transgender inclusion
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
At most Jewish day schools, naming honors tend to be attached to grand spaces — auditoriums, prayer spaces, gymnasiums and the like. But at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, a pluralistic day sch...
Meet Ruth Porat, Google’s new CFO
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
To the business media, the symbolism of Ruth Porat’s move from her position as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley to her newly announced perch as Google’s CFO of the future couldn’t be more ...