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Sephardic vogue, Argentine immigrants fuel rapid Jewish revival in Spain
ROTA, Spain — While setting up a synagogue at the American naval base where she works, Ahuvah (Amanda) Gipson made something of a bitter-sweet discovery. Rifling through a storage area at the spraw...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuba releases Jewish-American contractor amid spy swap
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, returned home to Maryland Wednesday in what is being dubbed by many as a Chanukah miracle. Sen. Barbara Mikuls...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore
TEL AVIV — This government was supposed to be different. During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Bare...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy
WASHINGTON — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama’s Israel-related positions. Clinton, who was Obama’s...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Organization representing Israeli settlements reaches out to world Jewry, politicians
Israelis living in the West Bank have a new message to politicians and world Jewry: The two-state solution is no solution. Members of the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization that represents the...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 4
Australia’s capital gets first official rabbi to lead Jewish community The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi. Rabbi Alon Meltzer, 26, of New Zea...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu fires Lapid, Livni, moving Israel closer to early elections
TEL AVIV — For the second time in about two years, Israel appears to be headed toward elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a news conference Tuesday that he will support a b...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Montreal, Jews from France see a future for themselves
TORONTO — When Dan Charbit and his wife, Gaelle Hazan, moved to Montreal from Paris two summers ago, it was meant to be a temporary fix — a yearlong attempt for Charbit to reboot his stalled career...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 27
Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered c...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jury selection in Iowa kosher slaughterhouse trial begins
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Jury selection was set to begin Tuesday in the trial of the former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse. Sholom Rubashkin is facing a range of charges related to his stewardship of the Agriproc...
Russia says sanctions are counterproductive
by JTA
Oct 15, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Russia believes it is “counterproductive” to threaten Iran with more sanctions, its foreign minister said. Sergey Lavrov made the statement following a meeting Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of State ...
Italian Jews launch new Jewish newspaper -- for non-Jews
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- When Italy’s first national Jewish newspaper launches this month, Italy will get what few Jewish communities around the world offer: a Jewish newspaper geared toward non-Jews. Sponsored by ...
'Lebanon' latest film to explore Israel's Vietnam
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- From the depths of an Israeli soldier turned middle-aged filmmaker's haunted memories, the new award-winning movie "Lebanon" consists mainly of scenes shot from inside a sweat- and anxi...
Jewish security network to be national model
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A Jewish security network will be used as a national model by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Secure Community Network, established 4 1/2 years ago by the Conference of ...
Does anger over Gaza threaten Turkey-Israel ties?
by Yigal Schleifer
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Turkey’s decision to indefinitely postpone a military exercise apparently due to Israel’s planned involvement is raising concerns that Turkish-Israeli ties have not recovered fr...
Jews of color come together to explore identity
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
PETALUMA, Calif. -- Dafna Wu, a 48-year-old San Francisco nurse, resembles her Chinese father more than her Jewish mother. She’s been Jewish her whole life, but she’s used to walking into synagogue...
J street parley attracting big names, but will Israel's ambassador attend?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – J Street has lined up plenty of high-profile speakers for its first major conference. But the new and controversial self-described "pro-Israel, pro-peace" lobby is looking to add one m...
Dan Glickman: Hollywood's man in D.C.
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- After six years as agriculture secretary and five years as chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Dan Glickman knows something that might surprise some people:...
Religious communities: Fight poverty with green jobs
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Oct 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Fighting poverty is an important goal of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs; so is protecting the environment. The umbrella group, which brings together the major synagogue movemen...