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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...
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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. “...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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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Can Jewish groups balance security with access?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A few days after last week’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the interim director of the Kansas City Jewish Community Center had to reassure the parent of a...
Will Bibi’s speech be enough for Palestinians, Americans?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — After two months of intense American pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally uttered the magic words: two states for two peoples. “In my peace vision, there are two ...
Some Israeli, U.S. officials move to keep the volume down
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Stop the shouting, we’re trying to get something done over here — that’s the message from some U.S. and Israeli officials after weeks of reports about widening divergences over the set...
Jerusalem’s big dig nearing end
by Amihai Zippor
JTA
Jun 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — When Israel launched its effort in the 1990s to install the country’s first light rail system in Jerusalem, it was to be the impetus for a broader revitalization effort aimed at replaci...
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...