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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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Poll: Slight majority of Israeli Jews unfavorable to Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A slight majority of Jewish Israelis has negative views of President Obama, but his supporters are more numerous than previously reported, according to a poll. The Brookings Instituti...
Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a U.S. problem
by JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger is heard saying on newly released Nixon tapes that the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern. The tapes chronicle President Richard Nixon's obsessio...
PM addresses JNF backers on need to rebuild
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel must not only restore the forest and homes that were destroyed by last week’s fire in the Carmel Mountains, its prime minister said, it must also build a airborne firefighting capacity to pu...
Capturing Israel's disaster in photos
by JTA
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Israelis look back on fire that shook nation
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just days after the fires that destroyed over 12,000 acres of forest, 100 homes and countless trees were extinguished on Monday, Israelis are now beginning to take stock of the damage and look to t...
The Obama White House — and Washington — celebrate Chanuka
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Chanuka is a story of a people standing alone to keep its lights aflame. This year in Washington, the message was of a people standing with friends — and even the not-so-friendly — to ...
With Berlusconi tottering, Israel-Italy ties appear safe
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- Dogged by sex and corruption scandals, a revolt by former political allies, and WikiLeaks’ revelations that U.S. diplomats consider him “feckless” and a mouthpiece for Russian leader Vladim...
Teen arrested after admitting to starting Israeli fire
by JTA
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A 14-year-old resident of the Druze village of Ussfiya was arrested after admitting to starting the fire that destroyed much of the Carmel Forest. The teen reportedly said he was smoki...
Helen Thomas makes more public anti-Semitic remarks
by JTA
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Helen Thomas made more anti-Semitic comments in a public forum, causing her alma mater to drop an award named for the longtime journalist. “We are owned by the propagandists against the Arabs. Ther...
Small blazes still burn
by Marcy Oster, JTA
Jerusalem Post reports
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Fire Department Commissioner Friday night said that the source of the Carmel fire has been determined to be a burning trash pile and not arson. Earlier on Friday, Police Insp.-Gen....