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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 | 2 2 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 | 1 1 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 | 0 0 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 | 1 1 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 | 17 17 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 ...
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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...
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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 | 15 15 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 | 14 14 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.”...
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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...
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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 | 32 32 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 | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palestinian mosque torched, allegedly by Jews
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian mosque in a Hebron-area village was vandalized and set on fire, allegedly by Jews. In addition to graffiti spray-painted on the building, several volumes of the Koran and...
Bibi pushing quiet diplomacy in bid to restart talks
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is "in the midst of sensitive diplomatic contacts with the U.S. administration" in the effort to continue peace talks with the Palesti...
Vatican paper slams Berlusconi over 'Jewish joke'
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- The official Vatican newspaper slammed Italy's prime minister for a joke that played on Jewish stereotypes and made fun of the Holocaust. Silvio Berlusconi told "offensive" and "deplorable"...
Seinfeld, Midler to headline Philly museum's opening bash
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Oct 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Two of the country’s most famous Jewish performers will highlight the opening of one of the most ambitious Jewish museum projects in years. Jerry Seinfeld will emcee and Bette Midler wi...
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters slammed for anti-Semitic imagery
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League slammed Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for using what the organization says is anti-Semitic imagery. Waters during performances of “Goodbye Blue Sky” on his 2010-11 “The Wall ...
European JCall modeled after U.S. J Street
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JCall, a new European Jewish lobby, launched a German branch and called on Israel to continue its moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements. The branch was established in meetings Sunday ...
Obama calls on world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama said he would not countenance Israel’s delegitimization and called on the world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace with deeds and not just words. “Many in this hall count t...
Why Israel allowed the settlement freeze to expire
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In the four weeks since direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumed, settlement construction has been identified widely as the most immediate obstacle to the survival of negotiations...
Jewish farm school movement heads west
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Today it’s an empty one-acre lot in West Berkeley. But next summer, if all goes well, the nondescript plot of land should house tomatoes, cucumbers and a host of other fresh gar...
Indict Ahmadinejad petition gains momentum following U.N. speech
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 29, 2010 | 12 12 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
A petition calling on the United Nations to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with crimes against humanity is gaining momentum. Christians United For Israel, a Christian Zionist organiza...