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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....
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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ADL disturbed by attack on Muslim taxi driver
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Aug 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 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 | 34 34 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 | 33 33 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 | 33 33 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 | 37 37 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 | 37 37 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 | 32 32 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 | 32 32 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...
Extreme heat damages Israeli apple harvest
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's apple harvest has been severely damaged by extreme heat. Nearly 2,500 acres of orchards were damaged in Israel's Galilee and Golan during an intense heat wave last week, apple...
Police recommend indicting Olmert over Holyland
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police have recommended that prosecuters indict Ehud Olmert in a real estate scandal. The police investigations unit turned over its file on the Holyland apartment project scan...