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This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach hi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
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Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
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Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
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J Street in the age of Trump
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
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Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
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Norway divests from two Israeli companies
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A fund overseen by Norway's Ministry of Finance divested from two Israeli companies involved in construction in the West Bank. The Norway Oil Fund, managed by the Norwegian Central Ban...
Suspect arrested in Jewish man's shooting
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
A suspect was arrested in the shooting of a Jewish man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday arrested Jaquan Vaughn, an ex-convict, in the shooting on Aug. 10 of Baruch Halberstam, a Chasidic rabbinical st...
Rabbi for the deaf combines her passion for Judaism, signing
by Johanna Ginsberg
New Jersey Jewish News
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Although she herself is not deaf, Dena Bodian developed a fascination for American Sign Language during her childhood in New Jersey. “I was in Florence Heller’s kindergarten class...
Hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew murdered in Brooklyn
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Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
A former hip-hop record executive who became an Orthodox Jew was gunned down in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Yoseph Robinson, 34, was shot to death at MB Vineyards in Flatbush, a kosher liquor store...
Barak names new military chief of staff
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Defense Minister Ehud Barak named a new chief of staff for Israel's military in the wake of a scandal involving his choice. Barak on Sunday named Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant to replace curre...
NBA's Dwight Howard to visit Israel
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens. Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Macca...
Knicks' Soudemire says he is practicing Jew
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks reportedly said he is a practicing Jew "spiritually and culturally." Stoudemire, who last month visited Israel on a spiritual journey to explore his Jewish r...
New sites make shul an online-only experience
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO – On a recent weekday, Rivka Bowlin led mincha, the afternoon prayer service, from her home in Louisville, Ky. Her fellow worshipers were in Atlanta, Detroit and Oakland, Calif., watc...
Algerian aid ship departs for Gaza
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
An aid ship sponsored by the Algerian government departed for Gaza. The ship, which left an Algerian port Thursday, had religious and political leaders on board. It also carried food, medicine, and...
U.N. wants to clarify Israel-Lebanon border
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N peacekeeping force in Lebanon wants to clearly mark the border between Israel and Lebanon after a deadly clash. Maj. Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force i...