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Globe Briefs February 4
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
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Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
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Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...
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The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...
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In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel
RAWABI, West Bank — Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer. Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eigh...
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Globe Briefly January 28
Israel’s US ambassador ‘regrets’ timing of remarks criticizing Israel The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, says he regrets the timing of his criticisms of Israel’s policies in the West Bank ...
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What Pope Francis synagogue visit says about Catholic-Jewish relations
When Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River to visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, he became the third pontiff in history to do so. But his 1.5-mile journey to the towering Tempio Maggiore sho...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi Lila Kagedan poised to make history with job at Orthodox shul
NEW YORK — When Rabbi Lila Kagedan spends her first Shabbat at the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, N.J., later this month, she will be making history. A recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat...
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In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus
LA COURNEUVE, France — At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the Fre...
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As Turkey reaches out to Israel, Jewish groups move to embrace rival
WASHINGTON — Less than a month after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a readiness to mend ties with Israel after years of antipathy, a delegation of American Jewish leaders has embar...
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Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, but are Jews feeling ‘the Bern’?
WASHINGTON — Talk of a Bernie Sanders presidency has suddenly become a lot more serious. Recent polling shows the independent Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful dramatically improv...
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Globe Briefs January 21
‘JFR’ Jacob, India’s highest-ranking Jewish military officer, dies at 92 Lt. Gen. Jacob-Farj-Rafael “JFR” Jacob, an Indian Jew who had a storied career in India’s military, has died at 92. (Some re...
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French-Israelis, reeling from attacks, relieved to be out
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — It was 2 a.m. when Illana Attali’s friend’s screams woke her. Her friend had just heard about the series of coordinated terror attacks on Paris — a wave of violence that would kill at le...
In wealthy Paris hamlet, some Jews reconsider their future
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life. Both Jewish high-tech professionals in their 30s — they met while working at Google’s European headquarters in Irelan...
Globe Briefs November 19
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel chapter joins Amherst protest against alleged bias on campus The Amherst College chapter of Hillel joined more than 50 campus groups in a coalition demanding changes to create a more “inclus...
More than four decades on, Jewish dialogue with Orthodox Christians still fragile
by Gavin Rabinowitz, JTA
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
ATHENS, Greece — For two days, 38 leading Jewish and Orthodox Christian clerics and scholars sat in a hotel outside the Greek capital for a rare dialogue on relations between the two ancient faiths...
Is EU discriminating against Israel by labeling settlement goods?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — To Israel and many of its supporters, the new European Union regulations requiring separate labeling for settlement goods are discriminatory measures reminiscent of Europe’s long histor...
White House recalibrates Middle East peace push
by Melissa Apter
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Though he came into the presidency with great optimism of brokering Middle East peace, President Barack Obama’s time in office will not conclude with a two-state solution. In a phone call last week...
At biennial gathering, Reform movement expands its tent
by Melissa Apter
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Vice President Joe Biden received a warm welcome from thousands of Reform Jews at a conference that saw the passage of the most comprehensive resolution on inclusivity and gender rights by a Jewish...
Some fear refugee center planned for Amsterdam’s Jewish heart
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — In Buitenveldert, a quiet residential area of the Dutch capital, special forces soldiers are watching over a Jewish school from inside unmarked cars. About half of the Netherlands’ 40,0...
Globe Briefs November 5
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Israel sends condolences to Russia over Sinai plane Israel sent its condolences to Russia over the crash of a Russian passenger plane in the Sinai that killed all 224 people aboard, including a for...
On Europe trip, Abbas gets red carpet — and some hard questions
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 05, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — On his way to several meetings with Dutch parliamentarians last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage passed 300 demonstrators flying Israel...