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In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 18
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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Young Israel synagogues go head to head with headquarters over control
by Jonah Lowenfeld
Jewish Journal
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- A group of Young Israel synagogues is challenging the control being exerted by its central body, formally proposing changes to the constitution of the National Council of Young Israe...
New iPhone application teaches the recitation of Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer
by JTA
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A new iPhone application teaches the recitation of the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer recited daily in synagogue. The free tutorial program iKaddish 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch was released Monday...
New York City commission cleared the way for mosque construction at 9/11 site
by JTA
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A New York City commission vote has cleared the way for the construction of a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The City Landmarks Commission voted unanimously...
Maryland pact gags Save A Torah under threat of penalty
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the so-called Indiana Jones of Torah rescue, is now prohibited from selling far-fetched back-stories along with his restored Torahs, pursuant to an agreement with the officia...
Hoops star Stoudemire Israel-bound to explore Jewish roots
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Basketball all-star Amar'e Stoudemire reportedly was on his way to Israel after learning he had Jewish roots. "On the flight to Israel. This is going to be a great trip," Stoudemire, wh...
$7 million fraud at Claims Conference raises questions
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was. Officials...
Banker's kin suing Hungary for return of artworks
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The heirs of a Jewish banker sued the Hungarian government demanding the return of artwork valued at $100 million that allegedly was confiscated during World War II. The heirs of Hungarian banker B...
Germany charges 90-year-old in Nazi-era murders
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Germany has filed charges against the No. 3 man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted Nazis for helping to murder 430,000 Jews during World War II. Samuel Kunz, 90, was cha...
Britain's Cameron calls Gaza 'prison camp'
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Israel to end its blockade of Gaza, calling it a "prison camp." "The situation in Gaza has to change," Cameron said Tuesday during a speech to a Turki...
Rape charge for consensual Arab-Jewish sex raises eyebrows
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- If a woman believes she was deceived by a man she agreed to have sex with, does that constitute rape? It can, according to a Jerusalem District Court. Last week the court ruled on a ca...