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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
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Evangelicals are ready to speak for Israel in Trump’s Washington
TEL AVIV — Evangelicals, who have been advocating for Israel for years, have historically let the Jews take the lead. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, for one, is excited that they are poised to take on a pro...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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In reviewing ‘Hobby Lobby’ opinion, Jews see reasons to diverge over Neil Gorsuch
WASHINGTON — On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, handed down a decision that would make history a year later when it was upheld by the Supreme Court: ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem art school fosters design talent among students with disabilities
JERUSALEM — The shrapnel that exploded into Asaf Ventura took a lot away from him: His body and brain were shredded, his right hand was mangled. He was unable to fire his gun, swing his tennis racq...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-wing groups ramp up protests of Trump’s Israel policies
WASHINGTON — Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with I...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 17
Marine Le Pen: No more dual nationalities for Israelis Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, said she favored making it illegal to be a dual citizen of France and ot...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Obama’s ‘mayogate’ laid to rest
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not order mayonnaise with his corned beef, the White House told a blogger who had written a mistaken report on the sandwich. The supposed faux pas -- ordering "goy...
Suburban Paris synagogue receives threatening letter
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS -- A letter threatening to shoot Jews was received at a synagogue north of Paris. The anonymous letter was discovered Tuesday by synagogue workers in Drancy. It had been delivered on Aug. 14 ...
In a first, Israelis to serve on U.N. force
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Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli police delegation will leave for Haiti to serve as part of a U.N. multinational force, marking the first time Israelis will serve on a U.N. force. The 14 police officers att...
Benjamin Kaplan, Nurenberg attorney, dies
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Benjamin Kaplan, who helped draft the American portion of the indictment of Nazi war criminals tried at Nuremberg, has died. Kaplan, who was a law professor at Harvard and served on the Massachuset...
Canadian postal union joins Gaza flotilla
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has joined a coalition of Muslim, Arab and human rights groups that plans on taking a boat to Gaza this autumn. "Canadian civil society has a respons...
Would the real Feisel Abdul Rauf please stand up?
by Sue Fishkoff and Ami Eden
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Who is Feisel Abdul Rauf? Initially, the controversy over building a $100-million Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero was about location, location, locat...
Will talks be about appearance or substance?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a peace conference where nothing is off the table — or on it, for that matter. The Obama administration’s invitation to Palestinian and Israeli leaders to launch direct talks on S...
Extreme heat damages Israeli apple harvest
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's apple harvest has been severely damaged by extreme heat. Nearly 2,500 acres of orchards were damaged in Israel's Galilee and Golan during an intense heat wave last week, apple...
Police recommend indicting Olmert over Holyland
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police have recommended that prosecuters indict Ehud Olmert in a real estate scandal. The police investigations unit turned over its file on the Holyland apartment project scan...
Norway divests from two Israeli companies
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Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A fund overseen by Norway's Ministry of Finance divested from two Israeli companies involved in construction in the West Bank. The Norway Oil Fund, managed by the Norwegian Central Ban...