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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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Vatican paper slams Berlusconi over 'Jewish joke'
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- The official Vatican newspaper slammed Italy's prime minister for a joke that played on Jewish stereotypes and made fun of the Holocaust. Silvio Berlusconi told "offensive" and "deplorable"...
Seinfeld, Midler to headline Philly museum's opening bash
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Oct 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Two of the country’s most famous Jewish performers will highlight the opening of one of the most ambitious Jewish museum projects in years. Jerry Seinfeld will emcee and Bette Midler wi...
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters slammed for anti-Semitic imagery
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League slammed Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for using what the organization says is anti-Semitic imagery. Waters during performances of “Goodbye Blue Sky” on his 2010-11 “The Wall ...
European JCall modeled after U.S. J Street
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
JCall, a new European Jewish lobby, launched a German branch and called on Israel to continue its moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements. The branch was established in meetings Sunday ...
Obama calls on world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama said he would not countenance Israel’s delegitimization and called on the world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace with deeds and not just words. “Many in this hall count t...
Why Israel allowed the settlement freeze to expire
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In the four weeks since direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumed, settlement construction has been identified widely as the most immediate obstacle to the survival of negotiations...
Jewish farm school movement heads west
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Today it’s an empty one-acre lot in West Berkeley. But next summer, if all goes well, the nondescript plot of land should house tomatoes, cucumbers and a host of other fresh gar...
Indict Ahmadinejad petition gains momentum following U.N. speech
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 29, 2010 | 12 12 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend
A petition calling on the United Nations to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with crimes against humanity is gaining momentum. Christians United For Israel, a Christian Zionist organiza...
Marchers protest Mea Shearim’s gender separation
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Protesters marched in Mea Shearim a day after Israel's Supreme Court ruled that men and women cannot be segregated on its main street. Carrying signs reading "Jerusalem is not Tehran" ...
Pitching peace as well as Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two months ago the Israel Project was wondering, in a Capitol Hill briefing, “Is the Palestinian Authority preparing its people for peace?” The answer was a pretty unequivocal “no.” D...