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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two Chanukah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first
WASHINGTON — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Chanukah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unoffici...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, ...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 16
Cut out traditional Chanukah doughnuts, health minister tells Israelis Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot. “I call on the...
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In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust
PARIS — Although his country is entering one of the most dramatic election campaigns in recent memory, Isy Morgensztern had no intention of exercising his right to vote. A left-wing Ashkenazi Jewis...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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EU calls for Jordan River rehabilitation
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The European Parliament passed a resolution calling on Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to work together to rehabilitate the Jordan River. The resolution passed last week marks the firs...
Google to purchase a second Israeli start-up
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Google reportedly will acquire a second Israeli start-up company. The Israeli business daily Globes reported Monday that Google is paying "several million dollars" to purchase Quiksee,...
Israel’s polluters face new OECD regulations
by Tafline Laylin
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s entry into the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) will mean more stringent pollution standards for industries, but it comes with a cost — especially for smaller b...
Pope extends Rosh Hashana wishes
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI wished Jews joy and blessings in the new year. In a Rosh Hashana message to Rome's Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the pontiff said he hoped that High Holiday celebrations ...
Jewish officer who arrested a drunk Gibson sues department over harassment
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES – The Jewish sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson for drunken driving is suing his department for harassment since the July 2006 incident. Because he reported the requests of ...
Rocket from Gaza lands in Israel
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israel's western Negev. The rocket fired early Sunday morning landed near a kibbutz orchard. It was the fifth rocket to hit Israeli territory in five...
Netanyahu hints at continuing freeze
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled he would heed, in part, an appeal from President Obama to continue the settlement freeze. "Between zero and one there are a lot of p...
Gay Saudi diplomat fears persecution
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A Saudi Arabian diplomat based in Los Angeles has requested political asylum because he is gay and close friends with a Jewish woman. The diplomat was identified Saturday by NBC News as Ali Ahmad A...
Michael Oren, making the case for Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Michael Oren outlines what may be his toughest assignment: Making the case to a skeptical public for a leader who’s hard to pin down. Pitching Bibi to the Americans? No, that’s an easy...
The peace talks -- and their obstacles
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Peace in a year? Try getting past Sept. 26. Or is it 30? Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis have barely begun and already the sides are facing their first major hurdle -- ...