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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 | 2 2 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 | 3 3 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 | 1 1 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 | 6 6 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 | 5 5 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 | 6 6 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 | 8 8 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 | 11 11 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 | 9 9 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 | 10 10 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 | 10 10 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel keeps military option on table: Iran
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel intends to keep a military option on the table in response to Iran’s nuclear program, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told his U.S. counterpart. “We clearly believe that no option should be remo...
Rabbis’ lawyers blame woes on government mole
by Robert Wiener
New Jersey Jewish News
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWARK — Attorneys for several rabbis facing money-laundering charges in the widespread New Jersey corruption case are insisting their clients are innocent victims of manipulation by Solomon Dwek, ...
Political liability
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — If Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as foreign minister seemed odd when it was made, recent developments cast more doubt over his capacity to function as Israel’s top diplomat. Israel’s ...
Court rules for Franken in Minnesota recount
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With its decision in favor of comedian Al Franken, the Minnesota Supreme Court has given the U.S. Senate its first veteran of “Saturday Night Live” — and left the chamber with no Jewis...
Jewish groups split reactions to Supreme Court decision
by JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League welcomed the 5-4 decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, in which the court ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn. were unfairly denied promotions after city officials...
Jackson’s nose broke down stereotypes
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
VIENNA — Amid all the noisy outpouring over Michael Jackson’s sudden death, the last place I expected to find him was in a Jewish museum. But there he was, his pale, mask-like, surgically engineere...
Mass converts pose dilemma for Latin American Jews
by Florencia Arbiser
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
CARTAGENA, Colombia — Luis Alberto Prieto Vargas appears to be a Jew. He wears a kipah, he introduces himself as Jewish and two years ago Vargas, a Christian by birth, underwent a conversion ceremo...
Diaspora Museum changing name
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv will get a new infusion of cash and become the Museum of the Jewish People. A $25 million project to renew the museum, now called Beth Hatefusoth,...
Israeli millionaires drop by 28 percent
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The number of Israeli millionaires has fallen by 28 percent, nearly twice the global total. According to the Merrill Lynch World Wealth report released June 25, Israel now has 5,...
Jewish school found guilty of discrimination
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON (JTA) -- A Jewish school in North London was found guilty of race discrimination. The admissions policy of the Jewish Free School may have to change following the June 25 ruling by a London ...