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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 | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
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Is EU discriminating against Israel by labeling settlement goods?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — To Israel and many of its supporters, the new European Union regulations requiring separate labeling for settlement goods are discriminatory measures reminiscent of Europe’s long histor...
White House recalibrates Middle East peace push
by Melissa Apter
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Though he came into the presidency with great optimism of brokering Middle East peace, President Barack Obama’s time in office will not conclude with a two-state solution. In a phone call last week...
At biennial gathering, Reform movement expands its tent
by Melissa Apter
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Vice President Joe Biden received a warm welcome from thousands of Reform Jews at a conference that saw the passage of the most comprehensive resolution on inclusivity and gender rights by a Jewish...
Some fear refugee center planned for Amsterdam’s Jewish heart
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — In Buitenveldert, a quiet residential area of the Dutch capital, special forces soldiers are watching over a Jewish school from inside unmarked cars. About half of the Netherlands’ 40,0...
Globe Briefs November 5
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Israel sends condolences to Russia over Sinai plane Israel sent its condolences to Russia over the crash of a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai that killed all 224 people aboard, including a for...
On Europe trip, Abbas gets red carpet — and some hard questions
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 05, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — On his way to several meetings with Dutch parliamentarians last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage passed 300 demonstrators flying Israel...
Full agenda faces federations at annual G.A. in Washington
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 3,000 people from the Jewish federation world are expected to gather in Washington, D.C., this weekend for the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America. Coming after ...
After Rabin, why Israel’s Labor Party never recovered
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The assassin’s bullet that killed former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 20 years ago on Nov. 4 also stunted the center-left party that championed peace: Rabin’s once-mighty Labor. ...
Walking in My Family’s Footsteps: Odessa, a city important in Jewish history
by Ben G. Frank, Special to The Chronicle
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Since the Ukrainian-Russian crisis broke out last year, I have often thought of Odessa. You may love it or dislike it, but no other city in Russia resembles Odessa, this cosmopolitan city in the Uk...
Globe Briefs October 29
by JTA Reports
Oct 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Fire at historic New Jersey synagogue believed to be accidental A fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in New Jersey appears to be accidental, according to a preliminary investigation. The fire...