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Sephardic vogue, Argentine immigrants fuel rapid Jewish revival in Spain
ROTA, Spain — While setting up a synagogue at the American naval base where she works, Ahuvah (Amanda) Gipson made something of a bitter-sweet discovery. Rifling through a storage area at the spraw...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuba releases Jewish-American contractor amid spy swap
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, returned home to Maryland Wednesday in what is being dubbed by many as a Chanukah miracle. Sen. Barbara Mikuls...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore
TEL AVIV — This government was supposed to be different. During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Bare...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy
WASHINGTON — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama’s Israel-related positions. Clinton, who was Obama’s...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Organization representing Israeli settlements reaches out to world Jewry, politicians
Israelis living in the West Bank have a new message to politicians and world Jewry: The two-state solution is no solution. Members of the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization that represents the...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 4
Australia’s capital gets first official rabbi to lead Jewish community The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi. Rabbi Alon Meltzer, 26, of New Zea...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu fires Lapid, Livni, moving Israel closer to early elections
TEL AVIV — For the second time in about two years, Israel appears to be headed toward elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a news conference Tuesday that he will support a b...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Montreal, Jews from France see a future for themselves
TORONTO — When Dan Charbit and his wife, Gaelle Hazan, moved to Montreal from Paris two summers ago, it was meant to be a temporary fix — a yearlong attempt for Charbit to reboot his stalled career...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 27
Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered c...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations
by JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations. Two days after she praised Israel for offering what she call...
Time right for budget-minded shoppers to buy a green car
by The Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting edge green-friendly cars such as the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us, who live in the budget-constrai...
Reform biennial in Toronto to focus on Israeli Arabs, interfaith dialogue
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — A newly restructured and slimmed down Union for Reform Judaism will focus on interfaith relations and the rights of Israeli Arabs at its biennial convention Nov. 4-8 in Toronto. Add...
Project documents stories of Jewish refugees from Arab countries
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Joseph Samuels, born Yosef Sasson in Baghdad, was 18 when he fled Iraq for the new state of Israel. It was 1949, and life was becoming increasingly difficult for Jews in Iraq, as it...
Wikipedia striving for balance on divisive issues
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — From January’s war in Gaza to Holocaust denial, the world’s largest collaborative encyclopedia has become a battlefield over history. Yet Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales says the onlin...
Smokers use Earth as ashtray
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Has anyone ever studied the environmental impact of discarded cigarettes? I’m constantly appalled at the number of drivers I see pitching their butts out their car windows. — Ned Jo...
Orthodox Union slams comments made by Orthodox anti-Israel group
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Remarks made by an Orthodox anti-Israel group about captured soldier Gilad Shalit are unacceptable, the Orthodox Union said. The OU on Tuesday slammed comments made by members of the Neturei Karta ...
Attacks on J Street mount as national parley approaches
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Days before the inaugural conference of the left-wing pro-Israel group J Street, critics’ attacks on the organization are having an effect. At least 10 members of Congress in recent da...
Pentagon contractor faces attempted spying charges
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
A former Pentagon contractor facing charges of attempting to spy for Israel allegedly sought Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. Stewart David Nozette, 52, of Maryland, allegedly told an F...
Human Rights Watch founder rebuked
by JTA
Oct 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The founder of Human Rights Watch rebuked the organization for being overly critical of Israel. In an opinion piece published Tuesday in The New York Times, Robert Bernstein wrote that Human Rights...