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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Invented to-do list for sale on eBay sends message about sale of Schindler’s list
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
By now, most people are aware that one of Oskar Schindler’s original lists of Jews whom he would ultimately save from the concentration camps is being auctioned on eBay for a minimum bid of $3 mill...
Globe Briefs July 25
by JNS.org
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
Ryan Braun suspended by baseball for drug violations Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, the former Most Valuable Player of Major League Baseball’s National League, was suspended for the rest ...
P.A., Israeli leaders react to Kerry peace talk statement after initial silence
by Staff and wire reports
Jul 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian and Israeli leaders, who were unusually mum this past weekend shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s announcement of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement to resume peace negotia...
Park, gateway, storm water top SHUC’s to-do list
by Andrew Goldstein, Staff Writer
Jul 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Squirrel Hill is getting a facelift.  The Gateway Committee of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition recently received several grants that will fund renovations in the neighborhood’s business district....
Netanyahu taps Ron Dermer as new Israeli ambassador to U.S.
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday announced that he has chosen his close aide Ron Dermer as the next Israeli ambassador to the U.S. The current ambassador, Michael Oren, said las...
Omri Casspi agrees to terms with Houston Rockets, his third NBA team
by JNS.org
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history, has agreed to terms on a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets, who will be his third N...
Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to U.S., stepping down this fall
by JNS.org
Jul 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 108 108 recommendations | email to a friend
Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. since July 2009, announced Friday, July 5, that he plans to step down from the position this fall. “Israel and the United States have always enjoyed a ...
Two explosions rock Eilat
by JNS.org
Jul 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org ) Two powerful explosions echoed through the Red Sea resort town of Eilat on Thursday night, shortly before 10 p.m. A Color Red alert did not sound beforehand. Se...
Egypt President Mohamed Morsi ousted by military
by JNS.org
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 198 198 recommendations | email to a friend
Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist president of Egypt whose rule sparked protests that had engulfed the country since last Friday, was removed from power on Wednesday by the Egyptian military. The constit...
Yeshiva University Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm resigns
by JNS.org
Jul 01, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Yeshiva University Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm, 85, has stepped down from his position at the university. The rabbi’s resignation comes several months after The Forward reported on allegations of ...