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This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach hi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
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Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
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Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
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J Street in the age of Trump
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
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Sanchez officially apologizes to Stewart
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez apologized to Jon Stewart for calling him a bigot and implying that Jews control the media. In a statement issued Wednesday, Sanchez said he called the star of Comedy ...
Jewish leader arrested in alleged sex trade scheme
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish billionaire who heads a branch of the World Jewish Congress was among 14 businessmen and underage prostitutes arrested on a yacht in Turkey. Alexander Mashkevitch, born in 1954, heads the ...
Obama touts Israeli-developed solar company BrightSource
by Karin Kloosterman
The Green Prophet
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
To bolster his leadership position and defend his support of clean technology, US President Obama lauds the solar energy company BrightSource for creating jobs and green energy sources in Californi...
For Netanyahu to accept new freeze, U.S. might have to sweeten the deal
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Following reports of an unprecedented U.S. offer of a host of assurances in return for a 60-day extension of the freeze on building in West Bank settlements, some political analysts ar...
Spain, Britain to boycott Jerusalem tourism confab
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
MADRID, Spain -- Spain and Britain will boycott an international tourism conference being held in Jerusalem. The two countries will not send delegates to attend the Organization for Economic Cooper...
N.J. paper rues hasty apology on gay announcement
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: for The Chronicle's views on this subject, go to the Opinion section to read the Oct. 7 editorial.) NEW YORK -- After expressing regret for publishing a gay wedding announcement, th...
Western Wall plaza to receive sweeping changes
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jerusalem municipal planning committee approved a plan to make sweeping changes to the Western Wall plaza. The plan approved Monday by the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee would complete...
Jon Stewart responds to Rick Sanchez
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez. Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish,...
With Emanuel, Axelrod gone, will Jews have access to Obama?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — They were two Jewish aides who had offices within shouting distance of the Oval Office. But the resignation last week of Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff and the imminent dep...
For first time, Supreme Court opens with 3 Jews
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- For the first time in history, a U.S. Supreme Court convened this week with three Jewish justices. And Jewish defense organizations had their eyes on … Arizona. Two of the three...