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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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When talking peace for Israel, do Diaspora Jews have a role?
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Cloistered away in a snug meeting room with stone-faced walls and arched doorways across from Jerusalem’s Old City, some of the most important Jewish communal leaders in the world came ...
Head games: Jordanians tell Israelis to keep out kipot
by JTA
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Israelis have been asked to leave their yarmulkes at the border when entering Jordan, an Israeli news site reported. An Israeli businessman told Ynet that his yarmulkes were taken and put in a safe...
Eric Cantor could help GOP take the House, but can he win over the Jews?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Among Jews, the Republican congressional whip from Richmond, Va., likes to play the genteel Southern conservative, the posture that won over his wife, a socially liberal banker from New York. Among...
Palestinian gambit for statehood puts Israel against wall
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – With talks at a stalemate and no agreement from the Israelis to reinstate a settlement freeze, the Palestinians are playing a new card: an end game to statehood through an appeal to the...
Not wild about Wilders? Populists' anti-Islam message has European Jewish leaders worried
by Toby Axelrod
JTA
Oct 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Geert Wilders, the rock star of European politics, is riding the crest of a populist tsunami. As the pro-Israel founder of Holland’s Party of Freedom lets loose recently in Berlin, shouti...
Aid convoy enters Gaza
by JTA
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An international aid convoy entered Gaza from Egypt. The Viva Palestina convoy of nearly 140 vehicles, $5 million in aid and 370 passengers from 30 countries, entered Gaza through the Rafah crossin...
Quebec Orthodox Jews fight bill banning Muslim veils
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- Quebec's Orthodox Jewish community is fighting a bill that would ban women from wearing a Muslim face veil when receiving government services. Quebec's proposed legislation would ban the...
Congress notified of Saudi arms deal
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Defense Department has notified Congress that it is planning to sell $60 billion in advanced military equipment to Saudi Arabia. Israel does not object to the sale, the assistant secretary...
Rescued Chilean miners invited to spend Christmas in Israel
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The 33 rescued Chilean miners were invited to spend Christmas in Israel by Israel’s tourism minister. Stas Misezhnikov invited the miners for a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip with their wives to ...
New Chabad House in Mumbai will feature memorial
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Chabad House in Mumbai will feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city, according to tentative plans. The plans for the new Nariman House, on the...