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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
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Study of American Jews making its way into Israeli schools
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- The Jews of America may be the largest Jewish community in the Diaspora, but that does not mean Israeli schoolchildren learn much about them. Sixty-two years after Israel's founding, it...
Pat Buchanan slams Obama over Kagan
by JTA
May 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan slammed President Obama for nominating a Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. "(O)f the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clint...
Chomsky denied entry into Israel
by JTA
May 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Jewish-American professor Noam Chomsky was denied entry into Israel. Chomsky, 81, a frequent critic of Israeli and American policies, was detained for four hours at the Allenby Bridge ...
Hollywood turns out for Wiesenthal tribute dinner
by Danielle Berrin
L.A. Jewish Journal
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance again proved that flaunting a cuddly relationship with Hollywood helps boost its cause. This year’s national tribute dinner honoring...
Jerusalem: The city that drives people mad
by By Dina Kraft
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A middle-aged Russian tourist dressed in white and claiming to be Jesus checked in last week at the Petra Hostel in Jerusalem's Old City. He did not stay long, the hostel's clerk said....
Budapest Jewish food scene takes off
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST -- Rahel Raj calls herself a 21st-century Yiddishe mama. The daughter of a rabbi and mother of a toddler, she and her family run a pair of popular Budapest bake shops that specialize in Je...
JDC officials in Israel disciplined over ‘inappropriate financial transaction’
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has disciplined at least two employees for their role in what the organization is calling "in inappropriate financial transaction," according to a p...
Unusual coalition government leaves British Jews uncertain on policy
by Winston Pickett
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON – With Britons uncertain of how the country’s first coalition government since World War II will go about governing, the country’s Jewish community appears to be taking a wait-and-see approa...
Kagan was a pioneer at age 12
by Stewart Ain
New York Jewish Week
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, wanted a bat mitzvah when she turned 12. But that simply was not done in May 1973 at Lincoln Square Synagogue, the Ort...
Elena Kagan nod would put third Jew on Supreme Court
by Ron Kampeas
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Elena Kagan would make it three -- three women and three Jews on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its history. President Obama, announcing Monday the nomination of his sol...