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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 9
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
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Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
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Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
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Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Irish artists pledge cultural boycott of Israel
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 150 Irish artists have said they will participate in a cultural boycott of Israel. The artists signed a pledge saying that they will not perform or exhibit in Israel or accep...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
N.J. man arrested in scam on Orthodox
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly running a $200 million real estate scam that fed on the Orthodox community. Police had been investigating Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood, N.J....
Kagan sworn in as Supreme Court justice
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Elana Kagan was sworn in as the 112th U.S. Supreme Court justice. Kagan became the third Jewish justice on the current court, and the fourth woman ever to serve, when she was sworn in Saturday by C...
Chasidic man shot in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hispanic gunmen allegedly shot a Chasidic man in the stomach in Brooklyn. Burech Halberstam, 25, a Satmar, lay on a residential street bleeding after two men reportedly got out of a white car and s...
Montreal teen charged with murdering sister
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- A Montreal teenager pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his 14-year-old sister. Maor Attar, 18, a graduate of Montreal's Hebrew Academy, an...
How will The Giving Pledge affect Jewish causes?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The philanthropic world got a happy jolt when 40 members of the world's wealthy elite -- including 13 Jews -- announced that they would give away more than half their money before they ...
$100 million face-lift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...
Barak in flotilla testimony contradicts Bibi
by JTA
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister told an Israeli panel that Cabinet members discussed the possibility of violence during the interception of a Turkish flotilla bound for Gaza. Ehud Barak's te...
CNN host Zakaria returns ADL award over mosque
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CNN host Fareed Zakaria has returned an award to the Anti-Defamation League over the group's opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero. Zakaria, also a Newsweek columnist, had received the H...