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Tensions escalate in Glick shooting aftermath

31 October 2014

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Police statistics were showing a decline in the incidence of violence associated with Jerusalem until a Palestinian activist took upon himself a motorcycle shooting of Yehuda Glick. The immediate response was celebrations in Arab sections of Jerusalem, followed by an uptick of violence when the police and their colleagues in other […]

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JNS news briefs: October 31, 2014

31 October 2014

Haaretz cartoon depicts Netanyahu flying plane into World Trade Center (JNS.org) The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is drawing condemnation for publishing a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flying a plane marked “Israel” into a building that resembles a World Trade Center tower. Underneath artist Amos Biderman’s cartoon, Haaretz provides a link to a story on […]

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Kerry wants religious status quo at Temple Mount

30 October 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release)–U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued the following statement concerning the aftermath to the shooting of Temple Mount advocate  Rabbi Yehudah Glick by a Palestinian terrorist on Wednesday, Oct. 29: “I strongly condemn yesterday’s shooting of a U.S. citizen outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. My thoughts and prayers are […]

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Football, hockey? This rabbi loves baseball!

30 October 2014

By Rabbi Ben Kamin ENCINITAS, California — The San Francisco Giants, those three-out-of-five years World Series imperials from the Bay, pulled it out in seven.  And they did it in the Midwestern ball yard of the Kansas City Royals who had just demolished them the night before with the spick-and-span and (we thought) terminal score […]

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Chinese investors laud Israel’s high tech

30 October 2014

By Anav Silverman JERUSALEM (Tazpit) — One of Israel’s most influential business meetings, the 12th Go4Israel Conference, was held this week on Tuesday, October 27, at the Hilton Tel Aviv, and paid particular attention to China. Over 1,000 participants took part in the conference including international and local entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. “The conference reflects […]

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Netanyahu: Abbas partly responsible for Glick shooting

30 October 2014

JERUSALEM (WJC) — Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that incitement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was partly to blame for the shooting of a Temple Mount activist a night earlier. Netanyahu convened a meeting of top security officials on Thursday morning, a day after Rabbi Yehudah Glick, a prominent activist for Jewish […]

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Novel tells of Vilna and Brooklyn in 1940s

30 October 2014

The Sweetness by Sande Boritz Berger, shewritespress.com, 2014, 978-1-63152-907-8, 301 pgs.,$16.95 By Eva Trieger ENCINITAS, California — Recently nominated by The American Library Association for its yearly Sophie Brody Award for Jewish Literature, this moving novel revisits one of the bleakest periods, not just in Jewish memory, but in world history.  In this debut work, Sande […]

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Rae Marie Ibarra taught the meaning of names

30 October 2014

By Sheila Orysiek  SAN DIEGO — As I write this early on Thursday morning, October 30th, I face a day in which I will be attending the funeral of a friend, Rae Marie Ibarra.  This was most unexpected.  It is hard to believe I will no longer see her bright eyes and welcoming smile.  She […]

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AJC: Sweden’s recognition of Palestine a disservice

30 October 2014

NEW YORK (Press Release)– The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has called Sweden’s recognition of the “State of Palestine” an act of empty symbolism that will not advance the peace process. “Sweden’s misguided act will further complicate the quest for peace by telling the Palestinians they can skip the negotiating table with Israel, while telling Israel […]

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JNS news briefs: October 30, 2014

30 October 2014

Sweden officially recognizes a Palestinian state (JNS.org) Sweden on Thursday officially recognized a Palestinian state, with Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom saying that the “criteria of international law” have been met because there is “a [Palestinian] territory, a people, and government,” The Associated Press reported. New Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven had supported a Palestinian state […]

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Bibi vs. Barack: How important are leaders’ friendships?

30 October 2014

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — It approached the mythic stories of conflict between giants. Or maybe between a giant and a midget, or David and Goliath. Perhaps just a street brawl among ruffians. Whatever image, and whoever is defined as giant, midget, David, Goliath or a ruffian, it occupied the pundits until a shooting of a […]

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When one door closes….

29 October 2014

By Michael Mantell SAN DIEGO — Vote after informal vote, I was in the top five. But when the official decision of who was going to move ahead from the Master’s degree program to the doctoral program, I was reminded of my mother’s words, “Michael, when one door closes another opens.” I wasn’t among the […]

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Youth may now apply for Bronfman Fellowships

29 October 2014

ALBANY, New York (Press Release)–Applications are now being accepted for the 29th year of the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel (BYFI) .  The Bronfman Fellowships selects 26 outstanding North American teenagers for a rigorous academic year of seminars including a free, five-week trip to Israel between the summer of Fellows’ junior and senior years of high school. […]

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JCoSD dedicates its offices in Carlsbad

29 October 2014

CARLSBAD, California (Press Release) — The Jewish Collaborative of San Diego (JCoSD) has dedicated its offices and temporary sanctuary at 5297 Balfour Ct, Suite 203, with a ceremony affixing the mezuzot on outdoor and inside doorways. Led by Rabbi Josh Burrows and Rabbi/ Cantor Gabi Arad , husband and wife, the new congregation forms chavurot […]

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