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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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As tempers flare in Jerusalem, Israel-Jordan relations hang in the balance
While facing increased Arab riots and terrorist attacks that resemble the underpinnings of a renewed Palestinian intifada (uprising), Israel is simultaneously working to manage tension in its delic...
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Jerusalem Light Rail under Palestinian attack; call goes out for more police
JERUSALEM — When the Jerusalem Light Rail was inaugurated three years ago, it was hailed as a unifying symbol of the capital’s renewal, a municipal service that would seamlessly bring together the ...
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For Jews fighting Ebola, their specialty is psychosocial therapy
Even amid the unceasing horrors of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic, it was a case that stood out. A 5-year-old boy had been found in his home in a remote village, the lone survivor in a house riddled...
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Globe Briefs November 6
Peres at Rabin memorial: Ruling over others against Jewish values Israel cannot protect its Jewish and democratic character without peace, former President Shimon Peres said at a memorial for Yitzh...
Nov 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Day schools build new fields — and dream
Persistent rain didn’t stop fans from packing the stands and sidelines at Scheck Hillel Community Day School for the homecoming football game. They gathered Oct. 29 at the South Florida school not ...
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In Holocaust restitution affair, Austrian official’s admission may undermine state’s case
VIENNA – An Austrian official’s letter is threatening to undermine the central pillar of a controversial court decision that found a Jewish journalist guilty of defrauding the government. On Sept. ...
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Tight Senate race in Georgia garners national and Jewish communal attention
As Republicans look poised to take control of the U.S. Senate after November’s midterm elections, Senate races in a couple of states have tightened, with both political parties redirecting their fu...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
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Jewish reps oppose House resolution supporting Venezuelan Jews
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jewish members of the U.S. Congress opposing a resolution expressing solidarity with the Jewish community in another country is rare, perhaps unprecedented. But it happened last week i...
Eco-friendly
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jewish organizations may want to “go green” but the challenges — from the cost to simply knowing which products to buy — can be complicated. That’s where last week’s Jewish Sustainabil...
New Orthodox program aims to give women rabbinic training
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Two months ago Sara Hurwitz — then the “spiritual mentor” at Rabbi Avi Weiss’ Orthodox synagogue, the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale — was given a new title: Maharat, a Hebrew acronym tha...
With support for Abbas, is Obama betting on wrong horse?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — As the United States presses for progress in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, President Obama is redoubling Washington’s efforts to strengthen Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abb...
U.S. Jews boosting Arab employment in Israel
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
RAMLE, Israel — A group of American Jewish philanthropists crowd into a classroom to watch Iman Abu Zaid, a young Arab teacher, give a lesson to her class of Jewish fourth-graders. “You and I can c...
Life story, Israel trips tie Sotomayor to Jews
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jewish groups don’t endorse U.S. Supreme Court nominees, at least in writing. The tears and choked sobs when Sonia Sotomayor accepted President Obama’s nomination on Tuesday told anoth...
Experts: Plot underscores threat from independents
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said. From the shooti...
Ex-Pittsburgh rabbi reached out to mosque of FBI informant
by Alex Weisler
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Packed tightly on the west bank of the Hudson River 60 miles north of Manhattan, the hometown of the four men believed to be behind the plot to bomb two Bronx synagogues is a study...
Hamas reassessing strategy following war’s outcome
by Leslie Susser
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Four months after the Gaza war, Hamas seems to be reassessing the wisdom of firing rockets at Israeli civilians — at least for now. Although there is no formal cease-fire, fewer than a ...
Voices from Spanish past — Marranos — enlist in pro-Israel PR effort
by Dina Kraft
JTA
May 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
BARCELONA — On the top floor of this city’s Jewish community center, a group whose ancestors were cut off from the Jewish people more than 500 years ago are receiving tips and training to become pr...