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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fly (donkey?) on the wall: behind the scenes of the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — As the Democratic National Convention opened, Democrats were certainly feeling the Bern — also the actual burn because it felt like 500 degrees and humid. (The temperature officially...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world
TULSA, Okla. — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an aromatic wave of warm oatmeal and ra...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Banker's kin suing Hungary for return of artworks
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The heirs of a Jewish banker sued the Hungarian government demanding the return of artwork valued at $100 million that allegedly was confiscated during World War II. The heirs of Hungarian banker B...
Germany charges 90-year-old in Nazi-era murders
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Germany has filed charges against the No. 3 man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted Nazis for helping to murder 430,000 Jews during World War II. Samuel Kunz, 90, was cha...
Britain's Cameron calls Gaza 'prison camp'
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Israel to end its blockade of Gaza, calling it a "prison camp." "The situation in Gaza has to change," Cameron said Tuesday during a speech to a Turki...
Rape charge for consensual Arab-Jewish sex raises eyebrows
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- If a woman believes she was deceived by a man she agreed to have sex with, does that constitute rape? It can, according to a Jerusalem District Court. Last week the court ruled on a ca...
Daniel Schorr, crusading journalist, never forgot his Jewish roots
by By Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It took about seven years for Daniel Schorr to tire of being a journalist for Jewish media. The distaste of digesting for JTA's readers the news of the emerging Holocaust, combined wi...
Tourists flocking to Israel at record pace
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tour guide Yossi Weiss was leading two busloads of American Christian pilgrims on a tour of Jerusalem's Old City when he noted how difficult it was to move around. The Jewish Q...
JTA publisher steps down, editor tapped to lead agency
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Mark J. Joffe, JTA’s longtime executive editor and publisher has announced that he has stepped down as head of the global Jewish news service, effective July 21, 2010. Following Joffe's ...
Russian university opens Jewish culture department
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Russian university has established a department for Jewish culture. St. Petersburg University's Academic Commission voted unanimously July 12 to establish a Department of Jewish Culture as part o...
Countries sign pact to fight anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 80 countries signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Re...
U.S. court fines N. Korea over Israel attack
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A U.S. federal court has fined North Korea $300 million for financing a 1972 attack on Israel's airport. Twenty-six people were killed and more than 80 wounded in the attack on the Lod Airport, now...