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With Super Bowl in rear-view mirror, signature football event in Israel lies ahead

NEW YORK-Days before Super Bowl XLVIII in northern New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, a New York City room filled with players, coaches, and supporters of the Israel Football League (IFL)-a group spanning...

 

Israeli jeweler Michal Negrin, opening flagship store in SoHo, eyes U.S. expansion

Iconic Israeli costume jeweler Michal Negrin, who for more than 25 years has been bringing romantic and vintage-inspired designs to the global fashion scene, is expanding her brand to a new level in t...

 
 By Maxine Dovere    News    July 12, 2013

As Hillel prepares to hire new CEO, debating how open its 'tent' should be

For 90 years, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has provided what many call a “tent” welcoming students of every Jewish background and denomination on campus. But as Hillel prepares to nominate its next president and CEO, questions...

 
 By Maxine Dovere    Features    July 5, 2013

From 'scared child' to Miss Israel

NEW MILFORD, NJ—When Yitayish “Titi” Ayenew, the first black Miss Israel, was a young orphan who moved from Ethiopia to Israel, it was learning the Hebrew language that turned around her...

 
 By Maxine Dovere    News    May 24, 2013

Ex-wife of Ehud Barak works to get troubled Israeli youths off the street

ELEM vans go where the children are in Israel—venturing into dark and dangerous streets. The vans, and the volunteers on them, go to places where already-troubled children—some involved with...

 
 By Maxine Dovere    News    May 10, 2013

Inside the Claims Conference fraud trial

NEW YORK—More than three years after the discovery of fraudulent activity at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (“Claims Conference”) that continued for about a decade-and-a-half and allegedly deprived Holocaust survivors...

 
 By Maxine Dovere    News    April 5, 2013

Rand Paul straw poll win means continued Jewish debate on Israel aid opponent

The foreign policy positions of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), which have already generated some concern in the Jewish community, might remain a topic of debate among Jews for another several years after...

 

From sands to skyscrapers: Tel Aviv launches the future

NEW YORK—Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai recently came to New York City to talk about his city of sun, sand, skyscrapers, and start-ups. With “just two minutes” on a winter afternoon to introduce the...

 
 By Maxine Dovere    News    March 15, 2013

Meet Menendez: The new Senate foreign relations chair's public and private takes on Israel

WASHINGTON, D.C.—For U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), closing remarks at the recent American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference publicly marked the start of a new phase in his...

 

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