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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deciphering satellite photos, soldiers with autism take on key roles in IDF
by Ben Sales, JTA
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Sitting in front of a computer at the center of Israel’s largest army base, a soldier stares at the screen, moving pixel by pixel over a satellite photograph, picking out details and fin...
Globe Briefs December 17
by JTA Reports
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews for Jesus denounces Vatican’s no-converting-Jews policy The Jews for Jesus organization has denounced the Vatican for saying the Catholic Church must not try to convert Jews to Christianity. D...
Ayman Odeh brings his message of shared history — and destiny — to America
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Ayman Odeh travels the land of his heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, but prefers to deliver paeans to their inspiration not in their native English, but in Hebrew and Arabi...
David Bernstein, former David Project chief, tapped to head JCPA
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Hours after the announcement that he would be the next head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and weeks before he starts work, David Bernstein was asked his first public affairs question: Wh...
New faces on campus: Half of today’s Jewish students are children of intermarriage
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Orwigsburg, in East-Central Pennsylvania, is a town of fewer than 3,000 people. Maggie Moss grew up there with her parents and two sisters. “We were one of the only Jewish families in ...
With Israeli-EU relations strained, Netanyahu looks toward Asia
by Ben Sales, JTA
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kitty-corner in armchairs at this week’s international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing. “We ...
Globe Briefs December 10
by JTA
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Women light Chanukah candles at Western Wall About 100 women gathered at the Western Wall to light Chanukah candles. Security guards permitted 20 women to enter with their menorahs but then attempt...
For Jimmy Carter’s chief of staff, being Jewish was a family secret
by Sarah Wildman, JTA
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamilton Jordan, President Jimmy Carter’s wunderkind adviser and chief of staff, discovered at age 20 that his family’s story wasn’t a straightforward Christian Southern experience. At the cemetery...
French-Israelis, reeling from attacks, relieved to be out
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — It was 2 a.m. when Illana Attali’s friend’s screams woke her. Her friend had just heard about the series of coordinated terror attacks on Paris — a wave of violence that would kill at le...
In wealthy Paris hamlet, some Jews reconsider their future
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life. Both Jewish high-tech professionals in their 30s — they met while working at Google’s European headquarters in Irelan...