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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 ...
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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...
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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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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 3 3 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
by Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
‘Remember the 11 million’? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 110 110 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — “Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust.” It’s a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense Forc...
Facing synagogue ban, Orthodox women clergy say they’ll keep working
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rabba Ramie Smith of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, an Orthodox congregation, says she doesn’t have time to protest the Orthodox Union decision banning its synagogues from hiring wom...