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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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‘Remember the 11 million’? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians
WASHINGTON — “Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust.” It’s a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense Forc...
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Facing synagogue ban, Orthodox women clergy say they’ll keep working
NEW YORK — Rabba Ramie Smith of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox congregation, says she doesn’t have time to protest the Orthodox Union decision banning its synagogues from hiring wom...
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Ellison or Perez? Jewish Dems name their candidate
With the vote for the next chair of the Democratic National Committee scheduled for Feb. 23-26, Jewish activists agree that Democrats need a leader who can rebuild a party that has lost both houses...
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This new kosher deli may be Miami’s hippest restaurant
MIAMI — The first few weeks in January were meant to be a soft opening for Zak Stern’s new traditional deli. But given the massive following that Stern — better known as Zak the Baker — has garnere...
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European JCall modeled after U.S. J Street
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JCall, a new European Jewish lobby, launched a German branch and called on Israel to continue its moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements. The branch was established in meetings Sunday ...
Obama calls on world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama said he would not countenance Israel’s delegitimization and called on the world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace with deeds and not just words. “Many in this hall count t...
Why Israel allowed the settlement freeze to expire
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In the four weeks since direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumed, settlement construction has been identified widely as the most immediate obstacle to the survival of negotiations...
Jewish farm school movement heads west
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Today it’s an empty one-acre lot in West Berkeley. But next summer, if all goes well, the nondescript plot of land should house tomatoes, cucumbers and a host of other fresh gar...
Indict Ahmadinejad petition gains momentum following U.N. speech
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 29, 2010 | 12 12 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
A petition calling on the United Nations to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with crimes against humanity is gaining momentum. Christians United For Israel, a Christian Zionist organiza...
Marchers protest Mea Shearim’s gender separation
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Protesters marched in Mea Shearim a day after Israel's Supreme Court ruled that men and women cannot be segregated on its main street. Carrying signs reading "Jerusalem is not Tehran" ...
Pitching peace as well as Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two months ago the Israel Project was wondering, in a Capitol Hill briefing, “Is the Palestinian Authority preparing its people for peace?” The answer was a pretty unequivocal “no.” D...
Israeli Jews back non-Orthodox conversions, poll finds
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Nearly two-thirds of Israeli Jews believe that non-Orthodox converts to Judaism should be considered Jewish, a new Israeli government survey reveals. The survey released Monday, which w...
87 senators urge continuation of peace talks
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Eighty-seven U.S. senators signed a letter urging President Obama to keep the Israelis and Palestinians at the negotiating table. The letter, initiated by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif...
Effort helping nonprofit Jewish camps become more professional
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Frank Silberlicht became the executive director of Camp Young Judaea in Wimberley, Texas, in 1998, he had no idea that his job eventually would change from getting a camp up and ru...