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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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N.J. paper rues hasty apology on gay announcement
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
(Editor's note: for The Chronicle's views on this subject, go to the Opinion section to read the Oct. 7 editorial.) NEW YORK -- After expressing regret for publishing a gay wedding announcement, th...
Western Wall plaza to receive sweeping changes
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jerusalem municipal planning committee approved a plan to make sweeping changes to the Western Wall plaza. The plan approved Monday by the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee would complete...
Jon Stewart responds to Rick Sanchez
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez. Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish,...
With Emanuel, Axelrod gone, will Jews have access to Obama?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — They were two Jewish aides who had offices within shouting distance of the Oval Office. But the resignation last week of Rahm Emanuel as White House chief of staff and the imminent dep...
For first time, Supreme Court opens with 3 Jews
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- For the first time in history, a U.S. Supreme Court convened this week with three Jewish justices. And Jewish defense organizations had their eyes on … Arizona. Two of the three...
Failures of 'don't ask, don't tell,' DREAM initiative a blow to groups
by Adam Kredo
Washington Jewish Week
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Congressional partisanship claimed the legislative lives of two popular minority rights initiatives last week, dealing a major blow to Jewish groups that had long championed them, acc...
All-sports talk radio debuts in Israel
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's first all-sports talk radio went on the air. Israel Sports Radio, which launched Monday afternoon, will feature predominately English-language broadcasts with eight hours of c...
Liberals' D.C. rally features rabbi, diplomat, shofar
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A Washington rally of liberal groups included a rabbi, a top Jewish diplomat and a shofar blower in its religious portion. The One Nation rally organized by unions, environmental grou...
Palestinian mosque torched, allegedly by Jews
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian mosque in a Hebron-area village was vandalized and set on fire, allegedly by Jews. In addition to graffiti spray-painted on the building, several volumes of the Koran and...
Bibi pushing quiet diplomacy in bid to restart talks
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is "in the midst of sensitive diplomatic contacts with the U.S. administration" in the effort to continue peace talks with the Palesti...