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Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 13
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Without memberships, young adults still find synagogues for High Holy Days
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Sep 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jonah Paul doesn’t belong to a synagogue. He’s a Jewishly active — if not religious — financial analyst who has been living in Pittsburgh for about a year. He grew up in a Reform family, attending ...
Martin Peretz dropped as Harvard event speaker
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Martin Peretz has been dropped as a speaker from a Harvard University event. Peretz, the editor in chief of The New Republic and a former Harvard professor, had been scheduled to speak at the 50th ...
Israel ready to negotiate with Syria, Peres tells U.N.
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel is ready to enter peace negotiations with Syria "right away," Shimon Peres told the United Nations General Assembly. In his address Monday in New York to the international body'...
Olmert: U.S. offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinians
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinian refugees if Israel and the Palestinians reached a peace deal, Ehud Olmert said. The for...
Abbas threatens to resign if talks fail
by JTA
Sep 19, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail. Abbas made a statement indicating that he would quit over a failure of the recen...
Israel study program providing seed money for U.S. colleges
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The MASA study-in-Israel initiative is giving eight U.S. colleges or systems a total of $400,000 over the next two years. MASA will give $50,000 each to Arizona State University, Barnar...
U.S. reportedly pushing three-month freeze extension
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Obama administration reportedly suggested that Israel extend its current settlement freeze for three months, which Israel appears to have rejected. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary ...
Hamas thwarts a greener Gaza
by Tafline Laylin
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Matt recently described the possibility of a green coexistence between Palestinians and Israelis south of Jerusalem. Israel is shipping their cleantech expertise to their neighbors, thereby fosteri...
U.S. Jewish right muted ahead of possible extension of settlement freeze
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Don't expect a familiar American echo now that West Bank settlers are gearing up to fight the possible extension of Israel’s settlement freeze. Activists on the left and right in Isra...
Facing confluence of diplomatic events, Israel taking wait-and-see stance
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Heading into a period of intense diplomatic activity, Israel and the pro-Israel community are taking what may appear to be an atypical wait-and-see approach. That sentiment and the Hig...