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A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration
Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old Kobili Traore called his Jewish neighbor “Satan” and cried out for Allah. These and other ...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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80 percent of Reform rabbis are Democrats, most of any other clergy
NEW YORK — The vast majority of Reform and Conservative rabbis affiliate as Democrats, according to a new study. The study, published Sunday by Yale University, found that more than 80 percent of R...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story
WASHINGTON — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders. About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery of hidden text prompts new approach to biblical digs in Israel
The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv Univers...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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This dating site connects Jews of Middle Eastern descent
NEW YORK — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site. There’s even an app that matches peop...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led California university to cancel faculty hire
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on ...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
BERLIN — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun. Wel...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Amid a quiet yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.   The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah an...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government is right wing, but it’s taking climate change seriously
One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intell...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love
LOS ANGELES — When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.”...
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An Israeli’s alphabet combines Hebrew and Arabic to promote understanding
TEL AVIV — Middle East peace may remain out of reach, but at least the Hebrew and Arabic languages have found a compromise. Israeli typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich has created a stylized w...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews
NEW YORK — On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers — fearful th...
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Prominent Connecticut rabbi ordered to pay $20M to former student The founding rabbi of a Connecticut yeshiva must pay $20 million to a man who claims the rabbi raped and sexually molested him hund...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: British Islamic schools teaching anti-Semitism
by JTA
Nov 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Textbooks used in a network of Islamic schools in Britain promote anti-Semitic views, the BBC reported. The textbook says Jews were cursed by God and “looked like monkeys and pigs,” and...
Palestinians eyeing one Palestinian state, poll finds
by JTA
Nov 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A majority of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza view the two-state solution as a precursor to one Palestinian state, a new poll found. The poll sponsored by The Israel Proj...
National Jewish History Museum opens with stars, speeches, nostalgia
by Deborah Hirsch
Jewish Exponent
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — Her granddaughter at her elbow, 89-year-old Ruth Sarner-Libros walked slowly through the fourth floor of the National Museum of American Jewish History, drinking in every display. Fl...
12-year-old girl makes Jewish history in Shanghai
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sophie Rosen celebrated her bat mitzva this past August, she made history. The 12-year-old American expatriate, dressed in a traditional Chinese qipao, stepped to the front of the Ohel Moshe S...
U.S. report highlights Israel's religious freedoms violations
by JTA
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Government allocations favoring the Orthodox, extra legal protection to Jewish holy sites and Orthodox hegemony over life-cycle events are among Israel's religious freedom violations highlighted in...
Fight erupts between Jewish Voice for Peace, StandWithUs
by j, the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
Nov 17, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A dispute between right-wing and left-wing Israel activists in Berkeley, Calif., resulted in a physical altercation involving pepper spray, police and paramedics. On Sunday, activi...
Israel OKs another 8,000 Ethiopian immigrants -- but these may be the last
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The decision this week by Israel’s Cabinet to bring as many as 8,000 additional Ethiopians to Israel over the next four years and then close the door on mass Ethiopian aliyah has a fami...
Glenn Beck under fire over George Soros comments
by Ron Kampeas and Ami Eden
JTA
Nov 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far -- at least within Jewish circles -- the bar...
In the war on breast cancer, Israel leads
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Nov 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Irit Paneth, in and out of remission from breast cancer for more than a decade, was among the thousands who wound their way like a giant pink-and-white ribbon through Jerusalem's stree...
Harley bikers ‘vote for Dead Sea’ with their tailpipes
by Karen Chernick
Nov 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Seven Wonders of the World is a famous list of impressive ancient constructions, largely centered around the Mediterranean.  (We still think that the Mediterranean and the whole Middle East are...