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This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach hi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
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Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
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Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
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J Street in the age of Trump
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
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Nazi hunter Zuroff on trial for libel
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff is fighting libel charges filed by an alleged war criminal in Hungary. The case, being heard in a Budapest courtroom, began Oct. 8 and is scheduled to continue t...
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, under fire
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, is under fire for telling his Spanish and French counterparts to solve their own problems before telling Israel what to do. Lieberman reportedly made h...
Obama’s Jewish support slipping
by JTA Staff
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish approval of President Obama is dropping, a new national survey found. Some 49 percent of U.S. Jews approved of the Obama administration’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, according to a ju...
Jewish officials flex persuading muscles ahead of possible GOP wins
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Across the United States, Jewish community professionals are honing their skills of persuasion, preparing to deal with a new crop of lawmakers who are unfamiliar with Jewish organizati...
U.S. colleges with few Jews building facilities to draw more
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, 19-year-old Max Chapnick ate plenty of vegetables. Chapnick, who comes from a kosher home in White Plains, N.Y., is a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, a small ...
Orthodox unsure how to react to anti-gay violence, discrimination
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When the Republican candidate for New York governor, Carl Paladino, addressed an Orthodox crowd on Sunday about his opposition to gay pride parades and how children shouldn’t be “brainw...
Netanyahu offers freeze for recognition
by JTA
Oct 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would reinstate a West Bank construction freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Netanyahu made the offer Monday in a w...
Cabinet to vote on Israeli loyalty oath
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet will take up a loyalty oath requiring new citizens to swear allegiance to "the State of Israel -- a Jewish and democratic state." Ne...
Israel inks pact with U.S. for F-35s
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel signed an agreement to purchase 20 F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States. The contract, valued at about $2.75 billion, was signed Thursday at a ceremony in New York. ...
Jewish CEO second on Forbes list of powerful women
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish CEO was named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. Several other Jewish women also joined Irene Rosenfeld, CEO and chairman of Kraft Foods Inc., on the 2010 Worl...