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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
From pulpit to publishing: Rabbi takes over at JPS
by Aaron Passman
Jul 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA (Jewish Exponent) -- As Rabbi Barry Schwartz tells it, one of his heroes is the 17th century Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, who set up Amsterdam's first Hebrew printing press. Ben Israel k...
As Israel's image sinks, whither Israeli PR?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- In the war of public relations for Israel, the past few weeks have been full of setbacks. Israel’s deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla sparked countless angry editorials, d...
CNN editor fired after Hezbollah tweet
by JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- CNN fired a senior correspondent who praised a Muslim cleric associated with Hezbollah. Meanwhile, a British Foreign Office spokesman said that Britain's ambassador to Beirut was not ...
Brandeis names George Washington law dean as new president
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The board of directors of Brandeis University has tapped the dean of George Washington University’s law school as its next president. Frederick Lawrence, who has been the dean at George...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On Wednesday evening at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a room...
Moscow exhibit gives a voice to Jewish Red Army soldiers
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW — Lev Fein, a Jewish soldier in the Red Army, returned home to Minsk in 1945 to find a letter about his family being wiped out by the Nazis and the dire consequences of the occupation for Be...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in joint press availability
by White House Media Affairs Office
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just completed an excellent one-on-one discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, and I want to welcome him back to the White House. I want to, first of all, thank him for t...
DiMaggio. Koufax. Wittels -- Jewish batsman eyes college streak
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper. Garrett Wittels, Jewish Hitter. The first is an icon, the other started the 2010 college baseball season at Florida International University as a virtual u...
Obama reaffirms U.S. ambiguity on Israel nukes
by JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said he will not press Israel when it comes to nuclear issues. "The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine its security interests,"...
Reconstructionist college tries to redo its outlook, live and online
by Bryan Schwartzman
Jewish Exponent
Jul 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WYNCOTE, Pa. -- Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in suburban Philadelphia has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in ...