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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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Brazilian Jewish hospital debuts new unit
by JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The governor of Brazil's most populous state attended the inauguration ceremony of a Jewish hospital's new unit. Sao Paulo state Gov. Alberto Goldman, who is Jewish, attended Tues...
Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding raises questions about intermarriage
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Is it possible that the first iconic Jewish picture of the decade is of an interfaith marriage? Photographs taken Saturday show the Jewish groom wearing a yarmulke and a crumpled tallit...
Russia ordered to return documents to Chabad
by JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. court ruled that the Russian Federation must return sacred documents to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Last week’s ruling by the Washington, D.C., District Court, which was fil...
Young Israel synagogues go head to head with headquarters over control
by Jonah Lowenfeld
Jewish Journal
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- A group of Young Israel synagogues is challenging the control being exerted by its central body, formally proposing changes to the constitution of the National Council of Young Israe...
New iPhone application teaches the recitation of Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer
by JTA
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A new iPhone application teaches the recitation of the Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer recited daily in synagogue. The free tutorial program iKaddish 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch was released Monday...
New York City commission cleared the way for mosque construction at 9/11 site
by JTA
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A New York City commission vote has cleared the way for the construction of a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The City Landmarks Commission voted unanimously...
Maryland pact gags Save A Torah under threat of penalty
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Aug 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the so-called Indiana Jones of Torah rescue, is now prohibited from selling far-fetched back-stories along with his restored Torahs, pursuant to an agreement with the officia...
Hoops star Stoudemire Israel-bound to explore Jewish roots
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Basketball all-star Amar'e Stoudemire reportedly was on his way to Israel after learning he had Jewish roots. "On the flight to Israel. This is going to be a great trip," Stoudemire, wh...
$7 million fraud at Claims Conference raises questions
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was. Officials...
Banker's kin suing Hungary for return of artworks
by JTA
Jul 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The heirs of a Jewish banker sued the Hungarian government demanding the return of artwork valued at $100 million that allegedly was confiscated during World War II. The heirs of Hungarian banker B...