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Is Trump’s intelligence disclosure bad for Israel? Depends who you ask
WASHINGTON — A day after it was reported that President Donald Trump had given top secret intelligence from Israel to Russia, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a roomful of Jews in the U.S. Capit...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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A government campaign against George Soros splits Hungarian Jews
On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting crewcuts and black clothes, the men affixed ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Jewish hipster haven in the heart of Chabad’s Brooklyn territory
NEW YORK — Soon after Nechama Levy moved to Brooklyn five years ago, she opened a bicycle repair shop. The spacious, high-ceilinged store was just down the street from a new pub with exposed brick ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Israeli startups are driving the car technology revolution
TEL AVIV — Israeli startups are revving their engines ahead of the country’s largest-ever “smart transportation” event. Over 200 local companies working in transportation technology will be at the ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Western North Carolina: Asheville, the Biltmore and Lake Lure
Asheville and Western North Carolina have long been popular destinations for southeastern coastal dwellers. They travel there to get a taste of accessible mountains, cooler summers, seasonal foliag...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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How a single mom revolutionized Moldova’s Jewish community
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
BERSHAD, Ukraine — Olga Levus didn’t set out to revolutionize the Jewish community of her native Moldova when she opened its first-ever support group for single mothers. Unemployed and living in th...
This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
by Rachel Kurland, Special to the Chronicle
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
by Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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....
Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 84 84 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
J Street in the age of Trump
by George Altshuler and Dan Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 94 94 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
by David Holzel and Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
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...