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JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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JStreet met by supporters and protest at the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — It was a star-studded evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History July 27, at least in terms of Democratic National Convention star-power. The self-described “pro-Israe...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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US police exchange programs pan BLM groups’ call for end to Israeli police training
On July 18, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly told a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that his city would continue to allow the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to be trai...
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Globe Briefs July 28
Detroit advocacy group forms partnership with American Jewish Committee The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit has entered into a partnership with the American Jewish Commit...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
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To understand the American Jews who support Trump, read this
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s political system is broken, and the last thing the country needs is another career politician at the helm. With money more than ever a corrupting influence in politics, the Whi...
Should we get hammered on Purim — and Election Day?
by Edmon J. Rodman, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Purim parties are just around the corner — as is the presidential election. This got me thinking: What does the holiday’s operative phrase, “ad lo yada,” “until one no longer knows,” really mean? T...
Globe Briefs March 10
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Rally for Robert Levinson urges US-Iran cooperation for his release The family of  Robert Levinson, a Jewish-American who disappeared from Iran in 2007, held a rally calling on the United States an...
With 75 percent non-Jewish students, Utah’s Jewish school seeks to universalize Judaism
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
SALT LAKE CITY — It’s Friday afternoon at the McGillis School in Salt Lake City, and students from the third through fifth grades are gathered for the weekly Shabbat celebration. They read and disc...
Israel fractures by faith on politics and society
by Lauren Markoe, RNS
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel today grapples with profound existential questions of its national identity, including how Jewish the Jewish state can be. More than three-quarters (76 percent) of Israeli Jews believe their...
In face of labeling push, Dutch Christians hawking Israeli settlement goods
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
NIJKERK, Netherlands — As a boy, Pieter van Oordt would often accompany his father, Karel, on the elder van Oordt’s weekly shopping excursions specifically seeking out products made in Israel. A Ch...
Vegas’ Jewish mayor talks about her city, how husband would love to run against Trump
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
LAS VEGAS — You haven’t heard a lot about Carolyn Goodman, which may be just how she wants it. Goodman, 76, was elected mayor of this city in 2011, succeeding her husband, Oscar Goodman, who had se...
J Street popping up in a role traditionally played by NJDC
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks takes the stage in Las Vegas next week to debate foreign affairs, his opponent will not be a heavyweight from the Nation...
Why Israel is a pilgrimage site for birds — and birdwatchers
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
HULA VALLEY, Israel — Thousands of cranes sit in pairs in a field here, their outlines approaching the horizon. Then, all at once, they take flight, a cloud of black-and-white feathers filling the ...
Obama weighs in on BDS settlement fight — but battle likely won’t end there
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The controversy over whether laws protecting Israel from boycotts should include West Bank settlements found its way into a presidential signing statement this week, but President Bara...