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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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China agrees to investigate companies helping Iran
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
China agreed to investigate U.S. findings that some of its companies were assisting Iran in its efforts to develop nuclear weaponry. “We did provide some information to China on specific concerns a...
Female scribes finish writing historic Torah scroll
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — It took seven years to write and just a few days to sew together, but on Oct. 15 the first Torah scroll written entirely by a group of women was attached to its wooden poles and dec...
Two Israelis to receive U.S. science medal
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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Israeli scientists have been chosen to receive the U.S. National Medal of Science. Yakir Aharonov and Amnon Yariv will be among 10 scientists to receive the award from President Obama at a mid-...
Cost overruns force N.Y. synagogue to halt construction
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading Modern Orthodox synagogue in New York City has halted construction on its new building due to financial problems. The president of Lincoln Square Synagogue, which is on the Upper West Sid...
Rabbis launch campaign for Women of the Wall
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A group of North American rabbis has launched an online campaign to support women who want to pray at the Western Wall with Torahs and prayer shawls. The 28 rabbis, calling themsel...
Israeli father and daughter found shot in Mexico
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence. The bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of violence, were discovered Sund...
Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist to serve Jews. “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no pl...
OU nixes women leading Friday night services
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Orthodox Union issued a statement saying women may not lead Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services if men are present. Last week’s decision by the group's board of directors is the latest setba...
Thousands march against proposed loyalty oath
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of Israeli Jews and Arabs demonstrated in Tel Aviv against a proposed loyalty oath for new non-Jewish citizens. The protesters marched Saturday night carrying signs reading "...
Australian unions join West Bank goods boycott
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian unions have joined the international campaign to boycott Israeli goods from the West Bank. The Electrical Trades Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, t...