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  • James Caan's latest character: A Jew who moves to Israel to become a pig farmer

    Stephen Silver|Jul 12, 2019

    (JTA)-"Raising pigs in Israel? Couldn't you play golf like everyone else?" That's a quote that doubles well as the concept behind the movie "Holy Lands," which stars Hollywood veteran James Caan as a relatively secular American Jew turned Israeli pig farmer. The film, directed by the French filmmaker Amanda Sthers and adapted from her own novel, stars the now 79-year-old Jewish actor as Harry Rosenmerck, a retired cardiologist who chooses the unlikely late-in-life path of raising pigs in...

  • Jewish activists bring downtown Boston to standstill over immigrant detention

    Penny Schwartz|Jul 12, 2019

    BOSTON (JTA)-A group of some 1,000 Jewish activists and others brought rush hour traffic to a halt in downtown Boston to protest immigrant detention in the city and across the country. Tuesday's protest followed a similar event Sunday where 36 Jewish activists were arrested during a protest at a New Jersey detention center. Following a rally at the New England Holocaust Memorial, protesters marched through the city's streets to the Suffolk House of Correction, where 18 people were arrested...

  • Josh Block resigns as CEO of The Israel Project

    Jackson Richman|Jul 12, 2019

    (JNS)—Josh Block, a former Clinton aide, announced on Monday that he is stepping down after seven years as CEO and president of the nonpartisan educational group The Israel Project. Block announced his departure in a post on the blogging site Medium, mentioning that he notified TIP’s board of directors in June. “It has been an honor to head such a dynamic organization, led by a wonderful board and an amazing chairman, full of talented people who didn’t seek credit or the limelight, but do this work because they grasp the vital nature of ensu...

  • At Israel's first student-run health clinic, the mantra is health care for all-and it's free

    Larry Luxner|Jul 12, 2019

    HAIFA-At the Ruach Tova Health Center in this northern Israeli city, three medical students are hard at work trying to keep up with the steady flow of patients. Nicole Kasher, a third-year student from Los Angeles, reviews patient charts. Galilee native Neta Sagi inventories pharmaceuticals. In a nearby exam room, Leonora Narkis of Petach Tikvah takes a woman's blood pressure. This may look like a typical Israeli medical clinic, but it's actually one of a kind: It's the country's only...

  • Weekly roundup of world briefs

    Jul 12, 2019

    Palestinian Authority arrests then releases Hebron businessman who attended Bahrain summit By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Palestinian Authority arrested and released the next day a Palestinian businessman from the West Bank city of Hebron who attended the United States-sponsored economic summit in Bahrain. Saleh Abu Mayala was arrested on Friday night upon his return home from Bahrain by Palestinian intelligence forces and released by Saturday night, according to reports. A second Palestinian businessman who attended the conference was near...

  • Anti-Semitism is strengthening the Jewish identity of young people-why haven't our organizations embraced them?

    Howard Lovy|Jul 12, 2019

    By Howard Lovy TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (JTA)—The year was 2000, and Michael Steinhardt had just dropped a bombshell that nearly brought an otherwise dignified conference to blows. “I tend, in my dourest moments, to consider both the Reform and Conservative Jews as historic accidents in the 21st century and suspect, before the end of this century, they will have disappeared,” he said. Steinhardt, along with Edgar Bronfman and Charles Schusterman, was in Chicago at a meeting of STAR: Synagogue Transformation and Renewal, which was ostensibly desig...

  • Backyard barbecue, kosher-style

    Ethel G. Hofman|Jul 12, 2019

    By Ethel G. Hofman (JNS)—Barbecuing is primal, even dangerous. It’s looked on as a guy thing—all that fire, smoke, sharp implements and mountains of meat. But hold on, folks! Women are drawn to that fire and smoke, too. Besides creating zesty marinades and scrumptious sides, complete with a dose of patience (think long, tenderizing brisket), women of all ages are influencing barbecue at home, opening popular restaurants and winning big on the professional circuit. To tap into this growing trend...