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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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‘Remember the 11 million’? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians
WASHINGTON — “Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust.” It’s a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense Forc...
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Facing synagogue ban, Orthodox women clergy say they’ll keep working
NEW YORK — Rabba Ramie Smith of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox congregation, says she doesn’t have time to protest the Orthodox Union decision banning its synagogues from hiring wom...
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Ellison or Perez? Jewish Dems name their candidate
With the vote for the next chair of the Democratic National Committee scheduled for Feb. 23-26, Jewish activists agree that Democrats need a leader who can rebuild a party that has lost both houses...
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This new kosher deli may be Miami’s hippest restaurant
MIAMI — The first few weeks in January were meant to be a soft opening for Zak Stern’s new traditional deli. But given the massive following that Stern — better known as Zak the Baker — has garnere...
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Campaign to buy Israeli goods is launched
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A pro-Israel group has launched an online campaign to buy Israeli goods. StandWithUs announced the Buy Israeli Goods campaign to counter the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and San...
Three Persian Jews gunned down in L.A.
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Three members of Los Angeles' Iranian Jewish community were shot and killed in West Hollywood. Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, and his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, and Bernard Khalili, 27, were shot ...
ADL disturbed by attack on Muslim taxi driver
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Aug 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Anti-Defamation League called the stabbing of a Muslim New York City taxi driver a hate crime. The ADL said Thursday that the stabbing, which took place Tuesday night, was particu...
Obama’s ‘mayogate’ laid to rest
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not order mayonnaise with his corned beef, the White House told a blogger who had written a mistaken report on the sandwich. The supposed faux pas -- ordering "goy...
Suburban Paris synagogue receives threatening letter
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS -- A letter threatening to shoot Jews was received at a synagogue north of Paris. The anonymous letter was discovered Tuesday by synagogue workers in Drancy. It had been delivered on Aug. 14 ...
In a first, Israelis to serve on U.N. force
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli police delegation will leave for Haiti to serve as part of a U.N. multinational force, marking the first time Israelis will serve on a U.N. force. The 14 police officers att...
Benjamin Kaplan, Nurenberg attorney, dies
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Benjamin Kaplan, who helped draft the American portion of the indictment of Nazi war criminals tried at Nuremberg, has died. Kaplan, who was a law professor at Harvard and served on the Massachuset...
Canadian postal union joins Gaza flotilla
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has joined a coalition of Muslim, Arab and human rights groups that plans on taking a boat to Gaza this autumn. "Canadian civil society has a respons...
Would the real Feisel Abdul Rauf please stand up?
by Sue Fishkoff and Ami Eden
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Who is Feisel Abdul Rauf? Initially, the controversy over building a $100-million Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero was about location, location, locat...
Will talks be about appearance or substance?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a peace conference where nothing is off the table — or on it, for that matter. The Obama administration’s invitation to Palestinian and Israeli leaders to launch direct talks on S...