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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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Germany charges 90-year-old in Nazi-era murders
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Germany has filed charges against the No. 3 man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most-wanted Nazis for helping to murder 430,000 Jews during World War II. Samuel Kunz, 90, was cha...
Britain's Cameron calls Gaza 'prison camp'
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Israel to end its blockade of Gaza, calling it a "prison camp." "The situation in Gaza has to change," Cameron said Tuesday during a speech to a Turki...
Rape charge for consensual Arab-Jewish sex raises eyebrows
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- If a woman believes she was deceived by a man she agreed to have sex with, does that constitute rape? It can, according to a Jerusalem District Court. Last week the court ruled on a ca...
Daniel Schorr, crusading journalist, never forgot his Jewish roots
by By Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- It took about seven years for Daniel Schorr to tire of being a journalist for Jewish media. The distaste of digesting for JTA's readers the news of the emerging Holocaust, combined wi...
Tourists flocking to Israel at record pace
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tour guide Yossi Weiss was leading two busloads of American Christian pilgrims on a tour of Jerusalem's Old City when he noted how difficult it was to move around. The Jewish Q...
JTA publisher steps down, editor tapped to lead agency
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Mark J. Joffe, JTA’s longtime executive editor and publisher has announced that he has stepped down as head of the global Jewish news service, effective July 21, 2010. Following Joffe's ...
Russian university opens Jewish culture department
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
A Russian university has established a department for Jewish culture. St. Petersburg University's Academic Commission voted unanimously July 12 to establish a Department of Jewish Culture as part o...
Countries sign pact to fight anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 80 countries signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Re...
U.S. court fines N. Korea over Israel attack
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
A U.S. federal court has fined North Korea $300 million for financing a 1972 attack on Israel's airport. Twenty-six people were killed and more than 80 wounded in the attack on the Lod Airport, now...
Opposition to Israeli conversion bill mounts
by Sarah Freishtat
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Opposition to a proposed Israeli conversion bill is mounting, from the U.S. Congress to the Israeli prime minister. Meanwhile, the bill is likely to be put on hold while the Knesset ad...