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This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
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...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
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...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
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....
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Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
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...
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Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
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...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street in the age of Trump
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 ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
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...
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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
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As recession drags on, middle-class families forced to turn to Jewish food banks
by Sue Fishkoff
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Robert M., 58, worked for a news organization in the San Francisco Bay area until September 2008, when he lost his job in layoffs that eliminated 15 percent of the company’s workfor...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel after bilateral meeting
by The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Oval Office Colonnade PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Prime Minister Netanyahu and I just had a very productive discussion about our shared efforts to advance the cause of peace between Israelis...
Introducing non-Jewish Europeans to Jewish life
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
PITIGLIANO, Italy -- In Italy, where there are only about 25,000 affiliated Jews in a population of 60 million, most Italians have never knowingly met a Jew. "It's unfortunate," said the Italian Je...
Mass. gubernatorial debate set for Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
A Boston television station is holding the initial Massachusetts gubernatorial debate on the first night of Rosh Hashana. WBZ-TV chose the Sept. 8 date of the debate, the Boston Herald reported. St...
Court rejects Jewish inmate’s claim on beard
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A prison can require an Orthodox Jewish prison inmate to keep his beard short, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe in Concord, N.H., ruled Aug. 27 that prison inmates ...
4 Israelis killed in attack near Hebron
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Four Jewish Israelis were killed when gunmen opened fire on the car they were riding in at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. Tuesday night's attack in the West Bank comes on th...
Glasgow stores boycotting Israeli products
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30 stores in Muslim communities in Glasgow, Scotland, are refusing to stock Israeli products. The stores, owned by Muslim and Asian shopkeepers, are displaying signs stating that "No Israeli ...
Jews still like Obama, but approval dips
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Nearly two-thirds of Jews still approve of President Obama's performance, but his approval numbers have dipped. A Gallup Poll released last Friday of religious groups in the United St...
Campaign to buy Israeli goods is launched
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A pro-Israel group has launched an online campaign to buy Israeli goods. StandWithUs announced the Buy Israeli Goods campaign to counter the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and San...
Three Persian Jews gunned down in L.A.
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Three members of Los Angeles' Iranian Jewish community were shot and killed in West Hollywood. Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, and his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, and Bernard Khalili, 27, were shot ...