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A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration
Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old Kobili Traore called his Jewish neighbor “Satan” and cried out for Allah. These and other ...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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80 percent of Reform rabbis are Democrats, most of any other clergy
NEW YORK — The vast majority of Reform and Conservative rabbis affiliate as Democrats, according to a new study. The study, published Sunday by Yale University, found that more than 80 percent of R...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story
WASHINGTON — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders. About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery of hidden text prompts new approach to biblical digs in Israel
The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv Univers...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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This dating site connects Jews of Middle Eastern descent
NEW YORK — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site. There’s even an app that matches peop...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led California university to cancel faculty hire
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on ...
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These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
BERLIN — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun. Wel...
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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Amid a quiet yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.   The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah an...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government is right wing, but it’s taking climate change seriously
One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intell...
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Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love
LOS ANGELES — When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.”...
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An Israeli’s alphabet combines Hebrew and Arabic to promote understanding
TEL AVIV — Middle East peace may remain out of reach, but at least the Hebrew and Arabic languages have found a compromise. Israeli typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich has created a stylized w...
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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews
NEW YORK — On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers — fearful th...
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Prominent Connecticut rabbi ordered to pay $20M to former student The founding rabbi of a Connecticut yeshiva must pay $20 million to a man who claims the rabbi raped and sexually molested him hund...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helen Thomas makes more public anti-Semitic remarks
by JTA
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Helen Thomas made more anti-Semitic comments in a public forum, causing her alma mater to drop an award named for the longtime journalist. “We are owned by the propagandists against the Arabs. Ther...
Small blazes still burn
by Marcy Oster, JTA
Jerusalem Post reports
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Fire Department Commissioner Friday night said that the source of the Carmel fire has been determined to be a burning trash pile and not arson. Earlier on Friday, Police Insp.-Gen....
40 dead as huge brushfire rages through Carmel Mountains in Israel
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Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Follow this breaking news at Haaretz.com.
More attacks hit Jewish targets at Indiana University
by JTA
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Three new attacks on Jewish targets at Indiana University, following two earlier incidents, included the desecration of holy texts. A rock was thrown Tuesday morning through the window of an apartm...
Princeton hummus vote seen as part of BDS drive
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Princeton students are voting on whether to ask the university's dining services to provide an alternative brand of hummus. The campaign to allow other brands besides Sabra in university stores rep...
Leaked document: Netanyahu backed land swaps
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United States in early 2009 that he supported land swaps in a peace agreement with the Palestinians, a leaked document shows. Netanya...
WikiLeaks reveals secrets, backroom dealmaking -- and cluelessness
by Ron Kampeas
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A careful reading of the WikiLeaks trove of State Department cables -- which is laying bare some 250,000 secret dispatches detailing private conversations, assessments and dealmaking ...
Iran accuses Israel of attacks on scientists
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran has accused Israel of attacks on two Iranian nuclear scientists. One of the scientists was killed and another injured Monday in two separate attacks in Tehran. The government of Iran immediate...
Reform looking at ways to reinvent the movement
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Nov 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- After the Reform movement broadcast online its first session devoted to reassessing itself, in mid-November, the comments poured in. One viewer suggested that the movement create a...
A burning issue: A new order for Chanuka?
by Edmon J. Rodman
Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Are you ready for a new Jewish order this Chanuka? Considering our economic times, are we faced with a gradual cutback in the way we light the menora? Someone once proposed that we li...