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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...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 2 2 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 ...
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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. ...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 3 3 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 | 5 5 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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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wanted: Fundraising ideas
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Whoever thought you’d see a former U.S. poet laureate singing a kitschy jingle on YouTube asking for funds for a small nonprofit that most of his readers have never heard of? In today’s ...
Summer vacation: J-Tours and detours into Jewish geography
by Edmon J. Rodman
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As the end of the school year looms, Jewish geography awaits. Not the Jewish geography in which you thunderingly discover that your third cousin who lives in Milwaukee actually lives ...
Museum shooter charged with murder
by JTA
Jun 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- An 88-year-old white supremacist has been charged with murder in the death of a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. James von Brunn could face the death pe...
Discovery of list of names at Auschwitz prompts debate
Jun 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK (JTA) – The discovery in an Auschwitz bunker of a list with the names of 17 British soldiers has prompted a debate among historians. The document was unearthed during routine preservation ...
Canadian PM: No double-speak on Israel
by Ron Csillag
Jun 05, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO (JTA) -- The love affair between Canada's Jewish community and the country's staunchly pro-Israel prime minister was readily apparent Sunday when Stephen Harper received a human rights awar...
Make room Facebook and MySpace — GenKvetch is here
by Alex Weisler
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Self-described “snowbird” Marilyn Carroll earned a new nickname this winter as she walked the streets of Florida: Kvetch Lady. “I grew up an only child,” Carroll told JTA. “So I like peo...
Jewish reps oppose House resolution supporting Venezuelan Jews
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jewish members of the U.S. Congress opposing a resolution expressing solidarity with the Jewish community in another country is rare, perhaps unprecedented. But it happened last week i...
Eco-friendly
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jewish organizations may want to “go green” but the challenges — from the cost to simply knowing which products to buy — can be complicated. That’s where last week’s Jewish Sustainabil...
New Orthodox program aims to give women rabbinic training
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Two months ago Sara Hurwitz — then the “spiritual mentor” at Rabbi Avi Weiss’ Orthodox synagogue, the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale — was given a new title: Maharat, a Hebrew acronym tha...
With support for Abbas, is Obama betting on wrong horse?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As the United States presses for progress in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, President Obama is redoubling Washington’s efforts to strengthen Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abb...