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Russian Jewry’s revival evident at Olympics

Russian Jewry’s revival evident at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — Soft sand and turquoise beaches make Sochi a lovely holiday destination — also, as the 2014 winter Olympic games opened, a city with five Jewish information centers, three synagogues and 13 rabbis.

The Jewish infrastructure in Sochi is aimed not only at serving Jewish visitors but also at advertising what the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia calls a Jewish revival in the former Soviet Union.

Boruch Gorin, a senior Chabad rabbi in Moscow, told JTA the Jewish presence in Sochi is meant to function something like an embassy.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:29 )

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Anat Hoffman speaks

Anat Hoffman speaksWomen of the Wall head presents her philosophy and activism Make no mistake: Anat Hoffman is a firebrand. Her extensive resume as an activist backs that up — more than 20 years as the outspoken and seemingly omnipresent leader of Women of the Wall, the group that has fought long and hard for the right of women to pray, in the same ritual manner as men, at Jerusalem’s Western Wall; dozens of arrests for performing precisely those rituals at monthly Rosh Chodesh observances at the Wall; year...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 February 2014 14:39 )

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Can the divine influence a Bronco win?

Can the divine influence a Bronco win?DENVER — Rabbi Daniel Alter expects some added fervency during daily prayer services at the Denver Academy of Torah in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. Alter, the academy’s head of school, recalls that when the Colorado Rockies faced the Boston Red Sox in the 2007 World Series, his students were more focused on prayer than ever before. “That created a conversation on the role of prayer,” Alter said. “It brought up questions: Does G-d care? We probably will be having some of tho...

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 January 2014 04:37 )

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Making Judaism splashy in 2014

Making Judaism splashy in 2014NEW YORK — An Israel-based nonprofit boasts staff and board members from brand-name companies like Facebook and Disney. Its splashy fundraising video promises a customizable online platform for Jewish learning with a comprehensive digital library of Judaic texts featuring translations, links to related sources, maps and videos. But is Mercava the future of Jewish education or mere vaporware, the tech term for overly hyped software that never fully materializes? Founded with $1.5 million in p...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:27 )

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Romania faces Holocaust history

Romania faces Holocaust historyBUCHAREST — Touring the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005, Romanian President Traian Basescu was unprepared to confront some painful truths. Facing a photograph showing pro-Nazi Romanian troops offloading their Jewish countrymen from cargo trains, Basescu was shocked and saddened. For decades, his country’s educational system had obscured the truth of Romanian complicity in the deaths of their Jewish countrymen. Now here he was in Washington seeing hard evidence to the contrary....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 January 2014 12:09 )

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Soundtrack to the war

Uriel Heilman Three videos, of Israeli toddlers during a rocket drill, of Israeli soldiers getting psyched for battle and of a father and son singing together, offer an alternative soundtrack for the Israel-Gaza co... [Link]

3 senators urge Obama to let Israel neutralize Hamas ahead of cease-fire

Ron Kampeas Three senators urged President Obama to ensure that Israel removes Hamas’ military threat before a cease-fire is in place. ... [Link]

Shelling on U.N. building in Gaza serving as shelter kills at least 15

Marcy Oster At least 15 people were killed and 200 injured when a shell hit a U.N. school in northern Gaza serving as a shelter for displaced Palestinians. ... [Link]

Ban orders review following allegations UNRWA gave rockets back to Hamas

Ron Kampeas U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commissioned a review of U.N. practices for relocating weapons found on its premises following reports that rockets found in an UNRWA school were returned to Hamas. ... [Link]

Relocate nationals from near Gaza border, Thai embassy asks

Marcy Oster The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv asked the Israeli government to relocate Thai nationals working in southern Israel near the Gaza border. ... [Link]

150 Palestinians arrested in raids on southern Gaza

Marcy Oster Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers. ... [Link]

Pro-Palestinian student demonstrators arrested in Australia for flag burning

Marcy Oster A group of student demonstrators in Melbourne protesting Israel’s military operation in Gaza was arrested after burning Australian and Israeli flags. ... [Link]

Rockets intercepted over central Israel hours after FAA lifts ban

Marcy Oster The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted five rockets over central Israel hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority lifted its ban on American carriers flying to Israel. ... [Link]

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