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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
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Judge seeks wider scope for flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The judge who is leading an Israeli inquiry into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla has requested a wider scope for the investigation. Jacob Turkel, a retired Israeli Supreme Court justice, ...
Russia defends talks with Hamas
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Russia’s foreign minister defended his country’s holding direct talks with Hamas in Gaza, while his Israeli counterpart said achieving peace would take time. “Yes, we are holding talks with Hamas —...
Bork turns Kagan process into fight over Israeli justice
by Ami Eden
JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was an unexpected headline in an otherwise relatively mundane U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process: Bork tries to Bork Barak’s Elena Kagan with Barak card. Like a ghost from confir...
With flotillas, marches and vigils, Jews press for Shalit’s release
by JTA Staff
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Some 100 to 200 passengers in all, they came as members of a self-described True Freedom Flotilla intent on promoting a Middle East-related humanitarian mission. Instead of breaking the ...
Divestment bills face hurdles nationwide
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
At the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., an entire room is devoted to the tragedy of the genocide in Darfur, reminding those who remember the Holocaust to not sit back and accept ...
Millionaires, marijuana and daily hugs
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Here is some recent news out of Israel that you may have missed: If I were a rich man … The number of Israeli millionaires grew faster than in all but two countries last year, apparent...
With flotillas, marches and vigils, Jews press for Shalit's release
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The family of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and thousands of supporters began a protest march to mark the four years of his captivity. Under the slogan "Gilad is still alive," at least ...
Turkey reportedly closes airspace to Israel
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister said his country has closed its airspace to Israeli planes. Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Monday during the G-20 summit in Toronto that the airspace was closed...
Chasidic fathers released from jail
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Haredi Orthodox fathers who defied a court order to send their daughters to an integrated Ashkenazi-Sephardic school were released from jail. Sunday's decision by the Israeli Supreme C...
Op-Ed: UC Irvine sets standard with suspension
by Jordan Fruchtman
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
IRVINE, Calif. -- The University of California, Irvine administration recently recommended the suspension of the Muslim Student Union (MSU) from campus for one academic year for violating four sepa...