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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two Chanukah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first
WASHINGTON — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Chanukah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unoffici...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, ...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 16
Cut out traditional Chanukah doughnuts, health minister tells Israelis Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot. “I call on the...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust
PARIS — Although his country is entering one of the most dramatic election campaigns in recent memory, Isy Morgensztern had no intention of exercising his right to vote. A left-wing Ashkenazi Jewis...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street, Republican Jewish Coalition both claim victory in battle of the ballot box
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In dueling election recaps the day after the presidential election, J Street and the Republican Jewish Coalition claimed they beat the other when it came to supporting like-minded cand...
Globe Briefs November 11
by JTA reports
Nov 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
European Parliament head reiterates support for restitution Amid growing pressure on Poland and other Eastern European countries to offer full restitution for plundered Jewish property, the Europea...
Pennsylvania embraces anti-boycott law, is 14th state to do so
by Joshua Runyan, Editor-in-Chief
Nov 11, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
With the stroke of a pen, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf last week made Pennsylvania the 14th state to adopt legislation targeting companies that engage in boycotts or other actions supporting the boycot...
In Austria, an annual cleanup of a Jewish cemetery on a Catholic holiday
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
As she prepared to take inventory of one of Vienna’s oldest and least-known Jewish cemeteries, historian Tina Walzer anticipated many genealogical twists and archaeological challenges. But upon ent...
Fleeing anti-Semitism in France, an African Jewish family makes aliyah
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
As a Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast, Amy and George Camara and their four children felt somewhat immune to the rising anti-Semitic thuggery in France. The Camaras, relieved to leave ...
Spain’s Jewish ‘ghost towns’ seek a boost from living Jews
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
RIBADAVIA, Spain — Overlooking the confluence of two rivers near the Spanish-Portuguese border, this small and picturesque town has more Jewish institutions than some European capitals. In the hist...
Black rabbinical student leads ‘Army of Moms’ in fighting Chicago gun violence
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
CHICAGO — The same week Tamar Manasseh’s African-American son was going to become a bar mitzvah, gang violence killed two 13-year-old black boys who were also from Chicago’s South Side. As she pick...
A Brooklyn judge becomes America’s first Chasidic woman to serve in public office
by Andrew Katz, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
For much of her adult life, Rachel Freier has been a trailblazer in her Chasidic Brooklyn community of Borough Park: a lawyer, an advocate for higher education, the founder of an all-female ambulan...
Globe Briefs November 3
by JTA reports
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
Berrin slams Ari Shavit for not apologizing for ‘committing sexual assault’ Jewish-American reporter Danielle Berrin slammed prominent Israeli journalist Ari Shavit for not admitting and apologizin...
Among Cleveland’s Orthodox voters, reluctance reigns
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
“She’s accumulated a fair amount of warts.” She is “proven to be dishonest and difficult to trust.” “I thought as secretary of state she should have been fired.” That’s what some Orthodox supporter...