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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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‘Remember the 11 million’? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians
WASHINGTON — “Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust.” It’s a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense Forc...
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Facing synagogue ban, Orthodox women clergy say they’ll keep working
NEW YORK — Rabba Ramie Smith of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox congregation, says she doesn’t have time to protest the Orthodox Union decision banning its synagogues from hiring wom...
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Ellison or Perez? Jewish Dems name their candidate
With the vote for the next chair of the Democratic National Committee scheduled for Feb. 23-26, Jewish activists agree that Democrats need a leader who can rebuild a party that has lost both houses...
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This new kosher deli may be Miami’s hippest restaurant
MIAMI — The first few weeks in January were meant to be a soft opening for Zak Stern’s new traditional deli. But given the massive following that Stern — better known as Zak the Baker — has garnere...
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Globe Briefs November 3
by JTA reports
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
Berrin slams Ari Shavit for not apologizing for ‘committing sexual assault’ Jewish-American reporter Danielle Berrin slammed prominent Israeli journalist Ari Shavit for not admitting and apologizin...
Among Cleveland’s Orthodox voters, reluctance reigns
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
“She’s accumulated a fair amount of warts.” She is “proven to be dishonest and difficult to trust.” “I thought as secretary of state she should have been fired.” That’s what some Orthodox supporter...
Anti-BDS legislation passes Pennsylvania Senate and House
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
A little less than a month after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a similar bill by a vote of 4...
Leaked emails show Hillary Clinton eager to patch things up with Netanyahu
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Oct 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s plan to meet the Israeli prime minister in her first month as president is listed high in an internal campaign memo outlining the priorities of her first 100 days — a...
Dutch survivor’s diary called an Anne Frank story with a ‘happy’ ending
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 149 149 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — A Holocaust survivor dubbed “Rotterdam’s Anne Frank” in her native Netherlands published her wartime diary, which she wrote while hiding in the bombed-out city. “At Night I Dream of Pea...
Globe Briefs October 21
by JTA reports
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Carnegie Deli to close at end of 2016 The Carnegie Deli, a New York City mecca for Jewish foods since 1937, will close at the end of the year. Owner Marian Harper Levine broke the news to employees...
Holocaust survivor likens treatment of farm animals to modern-day Shoah
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Holocaust survivor Alex Hershaft says he’s horrified by watching history repeat itself. But Hershaft isn’t referring to the Syrian refugee crisis or discrimination against gay people in ...
Harlem’s new Jewish renaissance
by Ben Sales, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Living in the Jewish mecca of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Rabbi Laurie Phillips was loath to uproot her family when her rent shot up two years ago. But in looking for housing around the...
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — As a new immigrant with little savings and no guaranteed income, Mikhail Davidov had no hope of getting a mortgage to buy the $900,000 house in Queens, New York, he now calls...
In battle for the Senate, the Iran nuclear deal is looming large
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Oct 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — While the Iran nuclear deal gets fleeting attention in the presidential race, it is shaping up as a key issue in at least nine states integral to Democrats’ hopes of regaining control ...