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Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 13
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chasidic man shot in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Hispanic gunmen allegedly shot a Chasidic man in the stomach in Brooklyn. Burech Halberstam, 25, a Satmar, lay on a residential street bleeding after two men reportedly got out of a white car and s...
Montreal teen charged with murdering sister
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- A Montreal teenager pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his 14-year-old sister. Maor Attar, 18, a graduate of Montreal's Hebrew Academy, an...
How will The Giving Pledge affect Jewish causes?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The philanthropic world got a happy jolt when 40 members of the world's wealthy elite -- including 13 Jews -- announced that they would give away more than half their money before they ...
$100 million face-lift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...
Barak in flotilla testimony contradicts Bibi
by JTA
Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister told an Israeli panel that Cabinet members discussed the possibility of violence during the interception of a Turkish flotilla bound for Gaza. Ehud Barak's te...
CNN host Zakaria returns ADL award over mosque
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
CNN host Fareed Zakaria has returned an award to the Anti-Defamation League over the group's opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero. Zakaria, also a Newsweek columnist, had received the H...
Shalala says she was interrogated in Israel
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Ex-U.S. Cabinet member Donna Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, reportedly was held for interrogation at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport. Shalala, the health and human serv...
Israel to protest U.S. travel advisory
by JTA
Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel will protest a U.S. travel advisory -- in the wake of rocket attacks on Eilat and Akaba -- that does not mention Jordan. Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov told reporters that he ...
Negev wine farmers claim battle over land is sour grapes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
BEERSHEBA, Israel -- Moshe Zohar’s hands are rough and callused, his face lined with the dust of the desert he farms half an hour outside this southern Israeli city. Eleven years ago Zohar, his wif...
$100 million facelift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...