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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
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Returning from D.C., Abbas and Bibi maintain stances after talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Last week's gentle give and take between the Israelis and Palestinians appears to have survived the tarmac moment. Reiterated, if qualified, commitments to the U.S.-brokered peace pro...
Obama, Biden to consult with Jews before Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will consult with Jewish leaders on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Obama will speak with rabbis in a conference call Tuesday in what appears se...
Palestinians tell Ahmadinejad to butt out
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop criticizing him for entering into direct talks with Israel. "The one who doe...
Elie Wiesel to teach at Chapman University in Southern California
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Elie Wiesel will be teaching at a Southern California university that features a large bronze bust of the Nobel laureate at its library entrance. The Holocaust survivor and author was named a disti...
Synagogues seek ways to keep, draw members in time of recession
by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie
Jewish Journal
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Since the recession began two years ago, cutting back has become a way of life for many families. And with the cost of belonging to a synagogue seemingly higher than ever, many Jewis...
5770 in Israel: Diplomatic crises, but economic prosperity
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- For Israel, the Jewish year 5770 was characterized by ups and downs in relations with the United States, growing international alienation and a virtual stalemate in Middle East peacema...
Using private eyes to fight the problem of 'chained wives'
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
NETIVOT, Israel -- Ariella Dadon still marvels at being free. For more than 2 1/2 years she was married to a man she describes as unfaithful, physically violent and emotionally abusive. For four ye...
Netanyahu, Abbas each give a little on first day of talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Tell us what you want. Now listen to what your partner wants. Now tell us what your partner wants. In slow, almost excruciating increments, talks between Israelis and Palestinians are...
Photo Gallery: Working toward Middle East peace
by White House Photo Gallery
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
As recession drags on, middle-class families forced to turn to Jewish food banks
by Sue Fishkoff
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Robert M., 58, worked for a news organization in the San Francisco Bay area until September 2008, when he lost his job in layoffs that eliminated 15 percent of the company’s workfor...