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 By Ronen Shnidman    News    July 5, 2013

BDS challenge being met on campus, experts say in Israel

JERUSALEM—Within the past year, three student-run legislative bodies at University of California (UC) state schools—UC Berkeley, UC Irvine and UC San Diego—passed resolutions urging divestment...

 

Netanyahu names Jacob Frenkel next Bank of Israel governor

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced last Sunday that former Bank of Israel Governor Prof. Jacob Frenkel, who headed the central bank between 1991 and 2000, will replace outgoing Bank...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 5, 2013

France's soaring anti-Semitism lures Jewish Defense League vigilantes out of shadows

PARIS (JTA)—With scooter helmets in hand, a man called Yohan and six buddies stroll around Paris’ 20th arrondissement. The seven look much like a typical group of French students—until they...

 
 By Julie Wiener    Features    July 5, 2013

'Family Time' Hebrew school

Edward Schnitzer remembers his father dropping him off every week for Sunday school and hanging out at the men’s club while the kids sat in a classroom. “I don’t remember any of it with the family together,” he says. But for his daughters,...

 

Stewart plays Jewish card on Egyptian TV

CAIRO, Egypt—Political satire apparently knows no borders, based on the recent appearance of Jon Stewart, host of America’s hit political satire program “The Daily Show,” on Egyptian television’s “Al Bernameg,” (The Program) that is...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 5, 2013

From schools to bomb shelters, Israel lagging on promise to disabled

By Ben Sales SDEROT, Israel (JTA)—A thick concrete bomb shelter sits by the side of a central street in this embattled southern Israeli town, but Naomi Moravia can’t get inside. Shelters like...

 
 By Elaine Durbach    News    July 5, 2013

Making Israel's case in the Instagram age

David Baker doesn’t exactly agree that he has the toughest job in Israel, but he doesn’t deny it either. As the media front man for the Prime Minister’s Office, that kind of ducking and weaving...

 
 By Jonathan Mark    News    July 5, 2013

Agunah Summit revisits plan to create liberal religious courts

Some agunot, observant Jewish women trapped in unwanted marriages, wait many years for a Jewish divorce. Meanwhile, a number of activists after having devoted decades to the cause, have begun to wonder whether a solution to the agunah crisis is...

 
 By Golda Shira    News    July 5, 2013

Chicago, Israel team up to clean water

JERUSALEM—Israeli President Shimon Peres confessed to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that during Peres’ first visit to the Windy City, he felt profound jealousy when he saw the outstanding beauty and size of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s abundant...

 

Naser makes music for peace

TOPANGA, Calif. (JTA)—Few world musicians get to play with rock bands, but 15 years ago, Hani Naser christened his new electric oud performing “Blister in the Sun” with The Violent Femmes. In...

 
 By Emma Silvers    Features    July 5, 2013

Jewish American Priestess: Kohenet Institute ordains women

Seated cross-legged in the sunny backyard of her north Oakland home, wearing loose, tie-dyed pants, beads around her neck, her hair in tousled braids and sipping kombucha tea—her drum is tucked...

 
 By Rachel Marder    Features    July 5, 2013

Affirming Israel's 'right to exist in security and peace'

JERUSALEM—The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, affirmed Israel’s “right to exist in security and peace” during his visit to the Jewish state last Thursday. Welby, on a five-day tour of...

 
 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...

 

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