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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...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
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...
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
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...
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
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...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
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...
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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JStreet met by supporters and protest at the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — It was a star-studded evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History July 27, at least in terms of Democratic National Convention star-power. The self-described “pro-Israe...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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US police exchange programs pan BLM groups’ call for end to Israeli police training
On July 18, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly told a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that his city would continue to allow the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to be trai...
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Globe Briefs July 28
Detroit advocacy group forms partnership with American Jewish Committee The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit has entered into a partnership with the American Jewish Commit...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
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A fly (donkey?) on the wall: behind the scenes of the DNC
by Rachel Kurland, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — As the Democratic National Convention opened, Democrats were certainly feeling the Bern — also the actual burn because it felt like 500 degrees and humid. (The temperature officially...
How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world
by Victor Wishna, JTA
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
TULSA, Okla. — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an aromatic wave of warm oatmeal and ra...
At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
by Shalle’ McDonald, JNS.org
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
by Alex Ulam, JTA
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Globe Briefs July 14
by JTA reports
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
by JTA reports
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...