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After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens
TEL AVIV — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.” In the hours after the bombings two weekends ago in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorker...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw
When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.” N...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL’s Greenblatt embraces controversy, bemoans rancor in community
ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt, coming off an inaugural year after the retirement of longtime leader Abraham Foxman, is not afraid to call the prime minister of Israel out in an internat...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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An ‘extreme pragmatist’ and ‘the most beloved man in Israel’
Shimon Peres, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died Wednesday morning (Israel time) after a career in public service that spanned seven...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indian-American student becomes pro-Israel symbol for trying to stay neutral
When Milan Chatterjee arrived at UCLA’s law school in 2014, Middle East politics wasn’t one of his core interests. He describes himself as an Indian American interested in corporate law who has str...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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In linking Black Lives Matter with Palestinian cause, Miami lawmaker riles pro-Israel activists
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel activists in the Miami area plan to protest a Florida state senator active in the Black Lives Matter movement who visited the West Bank as the guest of a group that backs th...
Why Spain is standing up to BDS — for now
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Only last year, Spain was still the undisputed bastion for the BDS movement in Europe. Some 50 Spanish municipalities had passed resolutions in recent years endorsing BDS — an acronym for the boyco...
Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that ...
Globe Briefs August 18
by JTA reports
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish woman sues Texas county for pulling job offer over Sabbath observance An Orthodox Jewish woman has sued Dallas County for allegedly rescinding a job offer over her Shabbat observance. Isabel...
The third Temple is coming to your Facebook feed
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
by Carol Saline, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Globe Briefs August 11
by JTA reports
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
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...