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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland
AMSTERDAM — Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge ki...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digging history: documentary details Holocaust escape, unearths buried tunnel
Ever since Michael Kagan, 60, was a boy growing up in the United Kingdom, each detail of his father’s escape from a Nazi labor camp has ricocheted through his mind and heart. Now, in his new docume...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
by Rachel Kurland, Special to the Chronicle
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
J Street in the age of Trump
by George Altshuler and Dan Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
by David Holzel and Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Globe Briefs February 24
by JTA reports
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...