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A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration
Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old Kobili Traore called his Jewish neighbor “Satan” and cried out for Allah. These and other ...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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80 percent of Reform rabbis are Democrats, most of any other clergy
NEW YORK — The vast majority of Reform and Conservative rabbis affiliate as Democrats, according to a new study. The study, published Sunday by Yale University, found that more than 80 percent of R...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story
WASHINGTON — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders. About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery of hidden text prompts new approach to biblical digs in Israel
The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv Univers...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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This dating site connects Jews of Middle Eastern descent
NEW YORK — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site. There’s even an app that matches peop...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led California university to cancel faculty hire
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on ...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
BERLIN — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun. Wel...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Amid a quiet yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.   The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah an...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government is right wing, but it’s taking climate change seriously
One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intell...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love
LOS ANGELES — When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.”...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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An Israeli’s alphabet combines Hebrew and Arabic to promote understanding
TEL AVIV — Middle East peace may remain out of reach, but at least the Hebrew and Arabic languages have found a compromise. Israeli typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich has created a stylized w...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews
NEW YORK — On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers — fearful th...
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Prominent Connecticut rabbi ordered to pay $20M to former student The founding rabbi of a Connecticut yeshiva must pay $20 million to a man who claims the rabbi raped and sexually molested him hund...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Globe Briefs April 14
by JTA reports
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
HIAS looks to rally in red states
by Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
Globe Briefs April 7
by JTA reports
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
When politics get in the way of Jewish giving
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West Bank occupation. Greer and her husband, Joshua, had giv...
AIPAC goes back to the basics
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Hanna Monicken and Dan Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 18,000 Israel supporters who came to Washington, D.C., last week, the AIPAC Policy Conference was like a family reunion or a gathering of old friends, where everyone sticks to comfortable t...