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Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs
JERUSALEM — Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their apro...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money, influence at stake in U.S. Zionist elections
WASHINGTON — One day last week, Alyssa Gabay opened her laptop on her kitchen table, and with a few clicks cast her vote in an international Jewish election that could influence how millions of dol...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rising star: Schiff surges to key congressional post
Although Democrats no longer hold the majority in the House of Representatives, one Jewish lawmaker’s clout is rising. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is now the ranking member — the top Democrat — of ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oil spill heightens sense of urgency at Israeli conference on green energy
The worst oil spill in Israel’s history was the unplanned backdrop for a recent international conference on green energy held in Eilat, the country’s southernmost city. A busy port and popular reso...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid $6M deficit, Detroit-area JCC may close
Amid persistent budget deficits, the Jewish community center building in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park may close this spring. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit announced Monday that a ...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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After attack, spike in emigration could deplete France’s Jewish community
PARIS – Taken alone, the attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Paris is nothing that French Jews haven’t seen before. Arguably, the 2012 attack that caught the Toulouse community unpre...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A perfect pitch: For Jewish baseball purists, Cuba beckons
To the dismay of baseball fan Kit Krieger, future travels to Cuba will no longer include get-togethers with ex-Washington Senators pitcher Connie Marrero. Marrero, who played for Washington from 19...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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With French ultimatum, European votes on Palestine recognition gain traction
When Britain’s Parliament voted in favor of recognizing Palestine in October, Elie Barnavi, a former Israeli ambassador to France, dismissed the motion as mere symbolism. Reflecting many Israelis’ ...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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For poker champ Ari Engel, kipah works to his advantage
NEW YORK — Ari Engel is homeless. It’s been a decade since he last held a regular job and two years since he gave up his apartment. But don’t shed any tears for him. Over the last 10 years or so, E...
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Will Russia’s economic woes burst bubble for Jews?
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — In the basement of one of Europe’s largest synagogues, 100 Jews are waiting to meet local film star Boris Smolkin. The crowd applauds enthusiastically as the 66-year-old fu...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Estonia’s kosher food problem yields smartphone solution 
When Haim Grinfeld from Tallinn began keeping kosher, he would go to the supermarket and phone up his good friend Moshe Beshkin, a software developer who is one of a handful of observant Jews livin...
Dec 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘A rabbi of rabbis’: Harold Schulweis, path-breaking thinker and activist, dies at 89
LOS ANGELES — As a path-breaking thinker, innovator and activist, Rabbi Harold Schulweis’ role extended far beyond his base as the spiritual leader of his Los Angeles-area congregation. “Harold Sch...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 25
Gal Mekel released by NBA’s Pelicans Gal Mekel, the second Israeli to play in the NBA, was released by the New Orleans Pelicans after two weeks. Mekel, a point guard, had been acquired by the Pelic...
Dec 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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U.S. vigils remember slain gay Israelis
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Aug 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — An Orthodox rabbi spoke out against anti-gay rhetoric in the Orthodox community at a Washington vigil mourning two Jews slain at a gay center in Tel Aviv. “It’s time to do some interna...
Israel supporters rip White House honor for Robinson
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Aug 06, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The White House is facing mounting criticism over its decision to give a prestigious award to the former U.N. official who presided over the infamous 2001 Durban conference and has a h...
Bridge victim's son gets honorary Maccabiah gold
by JTA
Aug 06, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- The son of one of the four Australian victims of the 1997 Maccabiah bridge disaster was awarded a gold medal. Josh Small, 19, competed at the 18th Maccabiah last month in ten-p...
Hollywood gets hot for Israel
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- In the dim light of an art house movie theater, Darren Star, creator of “Sex and the City” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” pauses during a talk to Israeli and U.S. screenwriters, directors a...
Seven charged with plotting terror attacks
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Seven North Carolina residents were charged with plotting to commit terrorist attacks around the world, including in Israel. Federal prosecutors charged six American citizens and one f...
U.S. lawmakers call on Saudi king to step up
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A letter urging Saudi King Abdullah to "assert a strong leadership role" in the Middle East is gathering signatures in the U.S. House of Representatives. The AIPAC-backed letter, circ...
Iranian swimmer refuses to compete against Israeli
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Iranian swimmer reportedly refused to race against an Israeli competitor at the World Championships in Rome. Mohammad Alirezaei would not compete Tuesday in his heat of the men's 50...
Whistle-blowing prof played key role in trafficking case
by Dan Pine
J Weekly
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nancy Scheper-Hughes insists she is “no Dick Tracy,” but she played an important whistle-blowing role in the caper involving corrupt rabbis, money laundering and the trafficking of...
Jews living in West Bank
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 300,000 Jews live in the West Bank, according to a new report. The number of Jewish residents in West Bank settlements increased 2.3 percent, to 304,569, from January to June 30, accordin...
American donors gave to build Jewish homes in Arab parts of Jerusalem
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
American donors gave $25.4 million in the past five years to build Jewish homes in Arab parts of Jerusalem, Bloomberg reported. Among the contributors are Ira Rennert, the founder of Renco Group In...