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Jewish Republican donors not yet committed to growing list of potential GOP presidential candidates
Even with the contours of the 2016 Republican presidential primary race finally taking shape, Jewish donors largely remain uncommitted on the two latest contenders — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nisman mystery: Hezbollah, Argentine gov’t fingered in death of AMIA prosecutor
The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller. Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombi...
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London Jewish community heightens already tight security after Paris attacks
LONDON — Guards, CCTV, locked gates, 24-hour surveillance: These are only some of the security measures that Jewish schools, community centers and synagogues in the United Kingdom and Europe have i...
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Israeli left resurgent as campaign rhetoric escalates ahead of March elections
TEL AVIV — Stav Shaffir was angry. The 29-year-old firebrand is known for her outbursts, which have gotten her kicked out of multiple Knesset hearings in the past year. But when she rose in the Kne...
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From MSG stands to NHL throne, hockey always king for Gary Bettman
In the late 1960s, Gary Bettman would finish classes at his Queens high school, take the subway to Madison Square Garden and whip out his student ID card to land a ticket for 50 cents to a New York...
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Sanctions bill founders again on Obama veto threat
WASHINGTON — For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto. In his State of the Union address Jan. ...
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For families bereaved by Gaza war, ‘lonely journey’ is still in its early stages
“There isn’t a day that I don’t think about him. That I don’t think of my pain and the pain of the others whose children were killed. It is not easy,” said Shosh Goldmacher, whose son, Nadav, a 23-...
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Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs
JERUSALEM — Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their apro...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money, influence at stake in U.S. Zionist elections
WASHINGTON — One day last week, Alyssa Gabay opened her laptop on her kitchen table, and with a few clicks cast her vote in an international Jewish election that could influence how millions of dol...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rising star: Schiff surges to key congressional post
Although Democrats no longer hold the majority in the House of Representatives, one Jewish lawmaker’s clout is rising. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is now the ranking member — the top Democrat — of ...
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Oil spill heightens sense of urgency at Israeli conference on green energy
The worst oil spill in Israel’s history was the unplanned backdrop for a recent international conference on green energy held in Eilat, the country’s southernmost city. A busy port and popular reso...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid $6M deficit, Detroit-area JCC may close
Amid persistent budget deficits, the Jewish community center building in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park may close this spring. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit announced Monday that a ...
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After attack, spike in emigration could deplete France’s Jewish community
PARIS – Taken alone, the attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Paris is nothing that French Jews haven’t seen before. Arguably, the 2012 attack that caught the Toulouse community unpre...
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David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA
by Anthony Weiss, JTA
Jul 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball. Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a diffe...
A tragedy: Israeli teens’ murders bring condemnation, sadness
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews around the world were reeling from the horrific news Monday that the three Israeli boys kidnapped by terrorists were murdered, their bodies found in a shallow grave just north of Hebron in  th...
Bodies of kidnapped Israeli teens found north of Hebron
by JTA
Jun 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens have been found in a field north of Hebron. Israeli media announced at about 8:30 p.m. Monday that the families of Gilad Shaar, Naftali...
At World Cup, Argentinian couple kicking Jewishness into high gear
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Jun 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As Argentina plays its opening-round matches in the World Cup, Mariano Schlez of Buenos Aires is screaming his support from the stands. But taking in his home country’s matches in Brazil isn’t all ...
Sometimes in unexpected locations, Jewish food festivals unite history, culture
by Robert Gluck, JNS.org
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Asheville, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark. Not exactly the Jewish capitals of America, but they are both home to major Jewish food festivals. From street vendors to strolling klezmer musicians, food fe...

Zak Kukoff trains 'ambassadors' to interact with autistic peers
by Suzanne Kurtz Sloan, JTA
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON  — Watching his cousin suffer both socially and academically from the effects of autism inspired Zak Kukoff at an early age to help other children diagnosed with the condition. “I could ...
Eric Cantor headed for primary defeat
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government, was headed for defeat by a Tea Party primary...
20 years after Rebbe’s death, Jewish movements increasingly emulate Chabad
by Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org
Jun 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Many questions surrounded the future of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism after the death of its seventh and final leader — “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—on June 12, 1994. Sch...
On pope’s trip to Israel, rabbi and sheik will be traveling companions
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME – With a rabbi and a Muslim sheik as his travel companions, Pope Francis is heading to the Middle East with what he hopes will be a powerful message of interfaith respect. It will be the first...
ADL anti-Semitism study is historically large, but how accurate?
by Dmitriy Shapiro
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
While there seems to be no argument on the size of the Anti-Defamation League’s newly published study on anti-Semitism, concerns have arisen about the accuracy of the survey’s findings on certain c...