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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fly (donkey?) on the wall: behind the scenes of the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — As the Democratic National Convention opened, Democrats were certainly feeling the Bern — also the actual burn because it felt like 500 degrees and humid. (The temperature officially...
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How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world
TULSA, Okla. — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an aromatic wave of warm oatmeal and ra...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Opposition to Israeli conversion bill mounts
by Sarah Freishtat
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Opposition to a proposed Israeli conversion bill is mounting, from the U.S. Congress to the Israeli prime minister. Meanwhile, the bill is likely to be put on hold while the Knesset ad...
Yisrael Beiteinu party has no plans to leave party
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beiteinu party will not leave the government, despite several disagreements. During a news conference Monday, Lieberman criticized Prime ...
Sen. Casey hopeful of UNRWA improvement
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Among Jews, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, doesn’t have such a stellar reputation. In February, it hosted a soccer tournament at a West B...
Pa. Senate race turning into Israel proxy fight
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A close battle for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat is quickly turning into a proxy war between self-described pro-Israel forces on the left and right. The immediate fight is over ...
Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizes Glenn Beck’s comments
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 250 rabbis, Christian clergy, Jewish leaders and other supporters signed on to a Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizing Glenn Beck’s comments about the organization. The ad, which appear...
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...