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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 9
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
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Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
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Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
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Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Turkey reportedly closes airspace to Israel
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister said his country has closed its airspace to Israeli planes. Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Monday during the G-20 summit in Toronto that the airspace was closed...
Chasidic fathers released from jail
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Haredi Orthodox fathers who defied a court order to send their daughters to an integrated Ashkenazi-Sephardic school were released from jail. Sunday's decision by the Israeli Supreme C...
Op-Ed: UC Irvine sets standard with suspension
by Jordan Fruchtman
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
IRVINE, Calif. -- The University of California, Irvine administration recently recommended the suspension of the Muslim Student Union (MSU) from campus for one academic year for violating four sepa...
New Zealand Jews plan to fight for shechitah
by Dan Goldberg
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia – Barring a last-minute policy reversal, Jewish leaders in New Zealand appear certain to launch legal action against the government over its controversial new law banning kosher s...
Riding the French countryside in the Jewish-Muslim friendship bus
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BESANCON, France -- On a hot afternoon in early June, an unusual looking bus is parked in the central square of this historic city in eastern France. Passers-by cast sidelong glances at the brightl...
Israeli wealthy class grows, transforming a country
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel -- Some of the wealthiest Israelis live on Galei Tchelet Street in this coastal town on a narrow road that seems to groan under the weight of its many mansions. Rooftops an...
OU, Reform weigh in on Kagan
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two major Jewish religious groups weighed in on Elana Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Orthodox Union, while noting that it does not endorse nominees, said in a letter to ...
Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...
American travelers warned to exercise caution in Israel
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. State Department warned Americans to "exercise a high degree of caution" while traveling in highly trafficked areas in Israel. It also said that Americans should avoid West Bank demonstrat...
Hamas again rejects Red Cross-Shalit visit
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas has turned down another official request from the International Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip. Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the terrorist group that ru...