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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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Archives
Using private eyes to fight the problem of 'chained wives'
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NETIVOT, Israel -- Ariella Dadon still marvels at being free. For more than 2 1/2 years she was married to a man she describes as unfaithful, physically violent and emotionally abusive. For four ye...
Netanyahu, Abbas each give a little on first day of talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Tell us what you want. Now listen to what your partner wants. Now tell us what your partner wants. In slow, almost excruciating increments, talks between Israelis and Palestinians are...
Photo Gallery: Working toward Middle East peace
by White House Photo Gallery
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As recession drags on, middle-class families forced to turn to Jewish food banks
by Sue Fishkoff
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Robert M., 58, worked for a news organization in the San Francisco Bay area until September 2008, when he lost his job in layoffs that eliminated 15 percent of the company’s workfor...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel after bilateral meeting
by The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Oval Office Colonnade PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Prime Minister Netanyahu and I just had a very productive discussion about our shared efforts to advance the cause of peace between Israelis...
Introducing non-Jewish Europeans to Jewish life
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
PITIGLIANO, Italy -- In Italy, where there are only about 25,000 affiliated Jews in a population of 60 million, most Italians have never knowingly met a Jew. "It's unfortunate," said the Italian Je...
Mass. gubernatorial debate set for Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Boston television station is holding the initial Massachusetts gubernatorial debate on the first night of Rosh Hashana. WBZ-TV chose the Sept. 8 date of the debate, the Boston Herald reported. St...
Court rejects Jewish inmate’s claim on beard
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A prison can require an Orthodox Jewish prison inmate to keep his beard short, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe in Concord, N.H., ruled Aug. 27 that prison inmates ...
4 Israelis killed in attack near Hebron
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Four Jewish Israelis were killed when gunmen opened fire on the car they were riding in at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. Tuesday night's attack in the West Bank comes on th...
Glasgow stores boycotting Israeli products
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30 stores in Muslim communities in Glasgow, Scotland, are refusing to stock Israeli products. The stores, owned by Muslim and Asian shopkeepers, are displaying signs stating that "No Israeli ...