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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 | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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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As tempers flare in Jerusalem, Israel-Jordan relations hang in the balance
While facing increased Arab riots and terrorist attacks that resemble the underpinnings of a renewed Palestinian intifada (uprising), Israel is simultaneously working to manage tension in its delic...
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Jerusalem Light Rail under Palestinian attack; call goes out for more police
JERUSALEM — When the Jerusalem Light Rail was inaugurated three years ago, it was hailed as a unifying symbol of the capital’s renewal, a municipal service that would seamlessly bring together the ...
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For Jews fighting Ebola, their specialty is psychosocial therapy
Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out. A 5-year-old boy had been found in his home in a remote village, the lone survivor in a house riddled...
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Globe Briefs November 6
Peres at Rabin memorial: Ruling over others against Jewish values Israel cannot protect its Jewish and democratic character without peace, former President Shimon Peres said at a memorial for Yitzh...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day schools build new fields — and dream
Persistent rain didn’t stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game. They gathered Oct. 29 at the South Florida school not ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Holocaust restitution affair, Austrian official’s admission may undermine state’s case
VIENNA – An Austrian official’s letter is threatening to undermine the central pillar of a controversial court decision that found a Jewish journalist guilty of defrauding the government. On Sept. ...
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Tight Senate race in Georgia garners national and Jewish communal attention
As Republicans look poised to take control of the U.S. Senate after November’s midterm elections, Senate races in a couple of states have tightened, with both political parties redirecting their fu...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
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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...
Videotape shows Gilat Shalit alive
by JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel completed the trade for a videotape of kidnapped soldier Gilat Shalit by releasing a 20th female Palestinian prisoner. The two-minute tape shows Shalit to be alive and seemingly well. It was...
Iran has data to build nuclear bomb
by JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran has enough data to build a nuclear bomb, according to a confidential United Nations report. The New York Times reported Sunday that the International Atomic Energy Agency’s confidential analys...
Victory for Israel in Goldstone delay, fury among Palestinians
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – It long has been considered almost axiomatic at the United Nations that there’s no real sense for Israel to try to muster opposition to U.N. resolutions it considers hostile, particularl...
Violent clashes in City of David ratchet up rhetoric, tensions
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Tensions between Israelis and Arabs simmered this week as Arab rioters clashed with Israeli police and Palestinian leaders accused Israel of trying to “Judaize” Jerusalem. The clashes b...
Ada E. Yonath wins award in chemistry
Oct 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 jointly to Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, ...
Ahmadinejad family tree raises questions
by JTA
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The author of a book on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is refuting a British newspaper report that the Iranian president was born to a Jewish family that converted to Islam. The Daily Telegraph based its repo...
New Jewish museum unveils top Jewish 18
by Jewish Exponent/JTA
Oct 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- Isaac Bashevis Singer didn’t care much for the 1983 Barbra Streisand-starring film adaptation of his short story "Yentel the Yeshiva Boy.” The late Nobel Prize-winning author couldn...
William Safire, New York Times columnist, dies at 79
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — William Safire, the Nixon speechwriter-turned-New York Times political columnist, usually sparred with Beltway power players. But in 2001 the wily wordsmith set his sights on one of th...
Israel sees international court intervention as unlikely
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — So far, the U.N. fact-finding mission into last January’s war in Gaza has spawned a 574-page report faulting Israel for war crimes, op-eds calling on foreign governments to hold Israel a...