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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Breitbart’s Jerusalem chief explains site’s ‘nationalist’ appeal
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 127 127 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Stephen Bannon recently called Breitbart News “the most pro-Israel site in the United States of America.” That will not change with Bannon leaving the far-right news website for the Whit...
Betsy DeVos, Trump pick for education, pleases Orthodox, spooks church-state separationists
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Add sweeping school reforms — and with them, funding for private schools that Orthodox groups embrace and secular Jewish groups fear — to the campaign promises that Donald Trump plans ...
Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison (D-Minn.) is a leading contende...
Globe Briefs December 2
by JTA reports
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Nov 30, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 141 141 recommendations | email to a friend
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Nov 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
Globe Briefs November 25
by JTA reports
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...