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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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...
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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...
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 137 137 recommendations | email to a friend
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
by Toby Tabachnick, Senior Staff Writer
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Globe Briefs December 23
by JTA reports
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
by B.J. Epstein, JTA
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
A tale of two Chanukah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Chanukah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unoffici...
This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives
by Victor Wishna, JTA
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, ...
Globe Briefs December 16
by JTA reports
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
Cut out traditional Chanukah doughnuts, health minister tells Israelis Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot. “I call on the...
In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 157 157 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Although his country is entering one of the most dramatic election campaigns in recent memory, Isy Morgensztern had no intention of exercising his right to vote. A left-wing Ashkenazi Jewis...
John Kerry: There are ‘things we can do’ to preserve two-state solution
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry signaled in a speech that the Obama administration was still considering action on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in its final days, although i...