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Globe Briefs October 21
Carnegie Deli to close at end of 2016 The Carnegie Deli, a New York City mecca for Jewish foods since 1937, will close at the end of the year. Owner Marian Harper Levine broke the news to employees...
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Holocaust survivor likens treatment of farm animals to modern-day Shoah
NEW YORK — Holocaust survivor Alex Hershaft says he’s horrified by watching history repeat itself. But Hershaft isn’t referring to the Syrian refugee crisis or discrimination against gay people in ...
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Harlem’s new Jewish renaissance
NEW YORK — Living in the Jewish mecca of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Rabbi Laurie Phillips was loath to uproot her family when her rent shot up two years ago. But in looking for housing around the...
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — As a new immigrant with little savings and no guaranteed income, Mikhail Davidov had no hope of getting a mortgage to buy the $900,000 house in Queens, New York, he now calls...
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In battle for the Senate, the Iran nuclear deal is looming large
WASHINGTON — While the Iran nuclear deal gets fleeting attention in the presidential race, it is shaping up as a key issue in at least nine states integral to Democrats’ hopes of regaining control ...
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In the land of Ben & Jerry: Finding Vermont’s Jewish life
“No one comes to Vermont to be Jewish.” Susan Leff, executive director of Jewish Communities of Vermont (JCVT), isn’t trying to be glib. She’s acknowledging a reality about her adopted state: When ...
Oct 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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In debate over soldier accused of manslaughter, Netanyahu is straddler in chief
JERUSALEM — The trial of Elor Azaria has pitted the Israeli army against one of its soldiers and divided Israelis’ loyalties. Charged with manslaughter in the shooting of an already subdued Palesti...
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On Yom Kippur, atoning for our online sins
If you’re like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Especially with the longer stories, who has time to look up ...
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Globe Briefs October 7
Ehud Olmert loses Supreme Court appeal in Talansky affair Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of his conviction for accepting cash-filled envelope...
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Shimon Peres, Israeli founding father and ‘Soul of Israel,’ dies at 93
Shimon Peres, one the most important leaders in the history of Israel and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, passed away on Sept. 28 after a career in public service that spanned seven decades. Per...
Oct 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 30
U.S., Jewish security officials urge business as usual for the High Holidays In a pre-Rosh Hashanah briefing, Jewish community and U.S. security officials urged Jewish institutions to be resilient ...
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After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens
TEL AVIV — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.” In the hours after the bombings two weekends ago in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorker...
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Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw
When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.” N...
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Globe Briefs August 25
by JTA reports
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London mayor won’t support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Party leader London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a European capital city, said he will not support Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Par...
In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 68 68 recommendations | email to a friend
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Globe Briefs August 18
by JTA reports
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Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
by Carol Saline, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Globe Briefs August 11
by JTA reports
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Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...