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Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs
JERUSALEM — Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their apro...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money, influence at stake in U.S. Zionist elections
WASHINGTON — One day last week, Alyssa Gabay opened her laptop on her kitchen table, and with a few clicks cast her vote in an international Jewish election that could influence how millions of dol...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rising star: Schiff surges to key congressional post
Although Democrats no longer hold the majority in the House of Representatives, one Jewish lawmaker’s clout is rising. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is now the ranking member — the top Democrat — of ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oil spill heightens sense of urgency at Israeli conference on green energy
The worst oil spill in Israel’s history was the unplanned backdrop for a recent international conference on green energy held in Eilat, the country’s southernmost city. A busy port and popular reso...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid $6M deficit, Detroit-area JCC may close
Amid persistent budget deficits, the Jewish community center building in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park may close this spring. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit announced Monday that a ...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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After attack, spike in emigration could deplete France’s Jewish community
PARIS – Taken alone, the attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Paris is nothing that French Jews haven’t seen before. Arguably, the 2012 attack that caught the Toulouse community unpre...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A perfect pitch: For Jewish baseball purists, Cuba beckons
To the dismay of baseball fan Kit Krieger, future travels to Cuba will no longer include get-togethers with ex-Washington Senators pitcher Connie Marrero. Marrero, who played for Washington from 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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With French ultimatum, European votes on Palestine recognition gain traction
When Britain’s Parliament voted in favor of recognizing Palestine in October, Elie Barnavi, a former Israeli ambassador to France, dismissed the motion as mere symbolism. Reflecting many Israelis’ ...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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For poker champ Ari Engel, kipah works to his advantage
NEW YORK — Ari Engel is homeless. It’s been a decade since he last held a regular job and two years since he gave up his apartment. But don’t shed any tears for him. Over the last 10 years or so, E...
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Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — In the basement of one of Europe’s largest synagogues, 100 Jews are waiting to meet local film star Boris Smolkin. The crowd applauds enthusiastically as the 66-year-old fu...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Estonia’s kosher food problem yields smartphone solution 
When Haim Grinfeld from Tallinn began keeping kosher, he would go to the supermarket and phone up his good friend Moshe Beshkin, a software developer who is one of a handful of observant Jews livin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A rabbi of rabbis’: Harold Schulweis, path-breaking thinker and activist, dies at 89
LOS ANGELES — As a path-breaking thinker, innovator and activist, Rabbi Harold Schulweis’ role extended far beyond his base as the spiritual leader of his Los Angeles-area congregation. “Harold Sch...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 25
Gal Mekel released by NBA’s Pelicans Gal Mekel, the second Israeli to play in the NBA, was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after two weeks. Mekel, a point guard, had been acquired by the Pelic...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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White House pushes negotiations without preconditions
by JTA Staff
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rahm Emanuel urged Palestinians and Israelis to launch negotiations without preconditions, echoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call. “All issues should be resolved thro...
Oceanic building blocks
by Earth Talk By the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Why is the plankton in the oceans dying? And what does this mean for the health of the oceans and marine life? — Marilynn Block, Portland, Ore. As the lowest link on the marine food...
JCorps founder wins first Jewish Community Heroes award
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After weeks of deliberation and the tally of more than 600,000 online votes, the Jewish Federations of North America has named its first Jewish Community Hero — Ari Teman, the founder of...
For the disabled, Birthright trips are extra special
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Pamela Saeks thought her daughter Karly, who has Asperger’s syndrome, would never be able to go on Birthright Israel, the program that offers Diaspora Jews free trips to Israel. “For yea...
Specter introduces resolution to televise Supreme Court proceedings
by Kate Kelly
Press Secretary U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), along with seven colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution urging the Supreme Court to permi...
Leipzig becoming Orthodox Jewish hub in Germany
by Ben Harris
JTA
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
LEIPZIG, Germany -- At age 12, Pasha Segal arrived in Braunschweig, Germany from Ukraine knowing he was Jewish but lacking any further understanding of what that meant. At 19, he underwent ritual c...
Can Jewish tenets be a model for a more eco-friendly world?
by By Gil Shefler
JTA
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Have Jews been "green" for millennia without knowing it? A Jewish delegation made the case this week to a climate-change conference in Britain, arguing for eco-friendly measures based o...
Despite progress, Obama hesitant about Netanyahu meeting
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- With President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to appear at the same convention of Jewish activists, and their governments nearing a deal on the thorny settlem...
Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations
by JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations. Two days after she praised Israel for offering what she call...
Time right for budget-minded shoppers to buy a green car
by The Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Celebrities and billionaires are shelling out big bucks for cutting edge green-friendly cars such as the Tesla Roadster. But what are the rest of us, who live in the budget-constrai...