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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 ...
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Jewish hipster haven in the heart of Chabad’s Brooklyn territory
by Ben Sales, JTA
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 86 86 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
How Israeli startups are driving the car technology revolution
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Western North Carolina: Asheville, the Biltmore and Lake Lure
by By Jeff and Virginia Orenstein, Special to The Chronicle
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Globe Briefs May 19
by JTA reports
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 93 93 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Globe Briefs May 5
by JTA reports
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Globe Briefs April 28
by JTA reports
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...