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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump and his inaugural signal major shifts
by George Altshuler, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 25, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 87 87 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Kenneth Manny, a veteran of the Vietnam War, flew up from Florida the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration because he’d grown exasperated with business as usual in Washington. ...
In Israel, religious single moms gain greater acceptance
by Jennifer Richler, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — When Alexandra Benjamin was pregnant recently with her son, she went shopping for appliances for her new apartment in Jerusalem. At the store, the religious salesman asked about her hus...
Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Globe Briefs January 13
by JTA reports
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
by Jon Marks, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
by Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 96 96 recommendations | email to a friend
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
by Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Globe Briefs January 6
by JTA reports
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...