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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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Orthodox unsure how to react to anti-gay violence, discrimination
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When the Republican candidate for New York governor, Carl Paladino, addressed an Orthodox crowd on Sunday about his opposition to gay pride parades and how children shouldn’t be “brainw...
Netanyahu offers freeze for recognition
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Oct 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would reinstate a West Bank construction freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Netanyahu made the offer Monday in a w...
Cabinet to vote on Israeli loyalty oath
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Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet will take up a loyalty oath requiring new citizens to swear allegiance to "the State of Israel -- a Jewish and democratic state." Ne...
Israel inks pact with U.S. for F-35s
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Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel signed an agreement to purchase 20 F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States. The contract, valued at about $2.75 billion, was signed Thursday at a ceremony in New York. ...
Jewish CEO second on Forbes list of powerful women
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish CEO was named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. Several other Jewish women also joined Irene Rosenfeld, CEO and chairman of Kraft Foods Inc., on the 2010 Worl...
Sanchez officially apologizes to Stewart
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez apologized to Jon Stewart for calling him a bigot and implying that Jews control the media. In a statement issued Wednesday, Sanchez said he called the star of Comedy ...
Jewish leader arrested in alleged sex trade scheme
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish billionaire who heads a branch of the World Jewish Congress was among 14 businessmen and underage prostitutes arrested on a yacht in Turkey. Alexander Mashkevitch, born in 1954, heads the ...
Obama touts Israeli-developed solar company BrightSource
by Karin Kloosterman
The Green Prophet
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
To bolster his leadership position and defend his support of clean technology, US President Obama lauds the solar energy company BrightSource for creating jobs and green energy sources in Californi...
For Netanyahu to accept new freeze, U.S. might have to sweeten the deal
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Following reports of an unprecedented U.S. offer of a host of assurances in return for a 60-day extension of the freeze on building in West Bank settlements, some political analysts ar...
Spain, Britain to boycott Jerusalem tourism confab
by JTA
Oct 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
MADRID, Spain -- Spain and Britain will boycott an international tourism conference being held in Jerusalem. The two countries will not send delegates to attend the Organization for Economic Cooper...