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Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 13
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
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...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
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...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
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...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
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...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
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...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 25
by JTA reports
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
London mayor won’t support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Party leader London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a European capital city, said he will not support Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Par...
In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 147 147 recommendations | email to a friend
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Globe Briefs August 18
by JTA reports
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
by Carol Saline, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 169 169 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Globe Briefs August 11
by JTA reports
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...