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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-...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors say ‘Never Again’ — with guns
by Anthony Weiss
May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — It’s a sunny morning in Southern California, and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes ...
An Israeli Olympic equestrian? Danielle Goldstein aims for Rio Games
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
YAGUR, Israel — The crowd was sparse and admission was free. Pop music from 10 years ago blared from loudspeakers. A few families sat on bleachers near the athletes, who hopped over a low fence whe...
Globe Briefs
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Hadassah hospital recovery plan calls for cuts, bailout TEL AVIV — A recovery plan for Jerusalem’s bankrupt Hadassah Medical Organization calls for an additional $869 million in funding and cuts to...
JTA: 92Y chooses non-Jewish leader. Is that a problem?
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When the 92nd Street Y announced last week that it had hired a new executive director, Crain’s New York Business went with an eye-catching headline. “It’s a goy! 92nd St. Y picks first n...
New pluralistic military siddur will make the rounds on Memorial Day weekend
by Debra Rubin/JNS.org
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The Shabbat of Memorial Day weekend later this month will mark a first in American Jewish life: Three New York City congregations representing the three major U.S. Jewish movements will daven from ...
With dishwasher-sized craft, Israeli Lunar XPrize team shoots for the moon
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — One small step by Israelis could become a giant leap for the State of Israel. At a Tel Aviv University laboratory, a team of 20 Israelis is building a spacecraft they believe will make I...
After EU audit, corruption could become an expensive problem for Ramallah
by Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When Israeli police found thousands of contraband cellphones in the car of senior Palestinian Authority official Rawhi Fattouh, he was promptly removed from office — for about two months. A consult...
After peace talks collapse, will Israel be forced to take unilateral steps?
by Sean Savage/JNS.org
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
With the recent collapse of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations, the Palestinian leadership has embarked on a broad plan of unilateral action to gain recognition of a Palestinian state and to isol...
Jew'colades
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
BreAnne Shaw, a senior at Clairton High School, is the winner of the 2014 Caplan-Lieber Human Relations Scholarship Award. The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee presents this award to a high school ...
After ‘apartheid’ stir, experts question perceived demographic threat to Israel
by Alex Traiman
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent controversial remark that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” in the absence of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict shined a ...