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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
The influx of migrants and refugees into Europe has presented that continent’s leaders and policymakers with some of their greatest current challenges. Those challenges “defy silver-bullet solution...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 9
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
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Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 2
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems’ platform panel has Israel critics, friends
The Democratic Party platform-drafting committee is top-heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the boycott, ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel lifts Turkey travel ban
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel has lifted an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to Turkey. The warning was issued following Israel's May 31 interception of an aid flotilla from Turkey bound for G...
Life sciences become big business in Israel
by Dina Kraft
Jul 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Yaron Aizenbud lays out in neat rows a set of patented titanium tools designed for back surgery, picks out a curved drill that matches the curve of a spine and a plastic model of verteb...
Rising for Albert and his famous baseball song
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — At the ballpark this summer, when you rise for the seventh-inning stretch to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” stretch a bit taller — one of the song’s writers was Jewish. The unof...
Arab official appeals to Arab media for fair coverage of Israel
by Gary Rosenblatt
New York Jewish Week
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Meet Adil Awadh, 42, an Iraqi-born Muslim whose new position as senior adviser for The Israel Project’s Arabic Media Project has him seeking out meetings with Arab journalists to encoura...
Environment: Many fertilizers contain toxic herbicides
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jul 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Within my lawn I have over 100 citrus, mango and avocado trees. When I use Scott’s Bonus S Weed and Feed, am I feeding my new fruit any poison? Will the weed killer be taken up by t...
Gaza-bound Libyan ship sets course for Egypt
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – The captain of a Gaza-bound Libyan aid ship told Israel's Navy he will dock at an Egyptian port. The ship altered its course Tuesday for the El-Arish port, according to Navy officials, ...
Israelis file $1.2 billion suit against Al Jazeera
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A group of Israelis has filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit in U.S. federal court against the Al Jazeera news network. Ninety-one Israeli plaintiffs, civilians who were injured during the mon...
Opponents alarmed as Israeli conversion bill moves ahead
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Opponents of a controversial bill that could give the Orthodox Rabbinate the final say over conversions in Israel are trying to keep the bill from moving ahead in the Israeli Knesset af...
In Colorado primary, two Jewish Democrats square off on special interests
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Romanoff and Michael Bennet, each vying for the Democratic nomination for Colorado's junior spot in the U.S. Senate, seem to be running identical campaigns with identical biogr...
Israel history, finally in color
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When we picture important historical milestones in early 20th century Jewish history, we often see them in black and white, thanks in no small part to the photography and films of the time (and, of...