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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he called...
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Globe Briefs June 23
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volunteers bring some relief to needy Lithuanian, Latvian Jews
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW (JTA) -- It took them five days and nights in four hotels through three countries to deliver two vans from London to the Jews of Latvia and Lithuania. Eight British volunteers went on a “Mis...
Tea Party rise, Rand Paul win has Republican Jews nervous
by James Besser
N.Y. Jewish Week
May 30, 2010 | 45 45 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Rand Paul, the Tea Party insurgent who was the upset victor in last month’s Kentucky Republican Senate primary, could be the biggest headache yet for a Republican Party that hopes to ...
Conservatives' ethical seal nearing kosher marketplace
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- “We will not put a hechsher on pork products.” Counterintuitive as the need for that statement about kosher certification might sound, it was just one of the points about the Conservati...
News from the Jewish media this week
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
May 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Lots of interesting (and some disturbing reading) from the Jewish media this week. By disturbing, we mean this JTA story about the heckling of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and his son, ...
Proclamation: ‘Congregants risked life and limb’
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
May 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
At the insistence of City Councilman Doug Shields, the City Council issued a proclamation to Congregation Poale Zedeck during its Tuesday, May 24, session, affirming the swift and effective action ...
Specter outlines questions for Elena Kagan
May 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made public a letter to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan in which he outlines one line of qu...
Kreimer: There’s room in Jerusalem for Jews and Arabs
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Sarah Kreimer, associate director of Ir Amim, spoke to an audience last Sunday night at the Jewish Community Center of Squirrel Hill. Kreimer’s presentation focused on current Israeli policies and ...
Airline industry seeks more eco-friendly aircraft
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Can airplanes run on cleaner fuels or be electric powered? Are there changes afoot in the airline business to find cleaner fuels? — Reema Islam, Dhaka, Bangladesh  Given air travel’...
Haredi emergency group taps Bedouin, Druze volunteers
by Amy Klein
JTA
May 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
At the scene of terrorist attacks, accidents and even homicides, most Israelis are used to the sight of ZAKA volunteers — Haredi men working to save lives or recover body parts of the dead. What th...
Boycott targets stars from Elvis to Elton
by Nathan Guttman
Forward
May 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
Editor's note: See Chronicle editorial, Where was Elvis before? in Opinion section. WASHINGTON -- It was a feather in the cap of pro-boycott activists, but for Israelis a major setback. With battle...