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More flooding in Houston

More flooding in Houston

HOUSTON — Massive flooding has caused serious damage to the Jewish community of Houston for the second time in less than a year and just days before Passover.

Dozens of homes in the Jewish neighborhoods of Meyerland and Willow Meadows reported significant flood damage as of April 19 from the extremely heavy rainfall in the previous two days, the Jewish Herald-Voice reported.

At least seven people are dead and at least 1,000 homes flooded as of last week.

Damage so far is estimated at $5 billion.

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Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city?

Will Boulder be Nablus' sister city?The sustained argument over whether Boulder should have a sister city relationship with the West Bank, largely Palestinian city of Nablus was sent into suspension last week when the Boulder City Council decided to hire a moderator to discuss the issue with proponents and opponents of the idea. On April 19, the council voted to spend up to $10,000 for the moderator who will facilitate a discussion among members of an as-yet unselected citizen panel. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, the Bou...
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Hate tags in Virginia Vale

POLICE ARE searching for suspects who spray-painted inflammatory symbols and slogans near the intersection of South Hudson and East Exposition early Tuesday, April 26. ADL has issued a security alert for Jewish institutions over Pass-over. Virginia Vale residents notified the Denver Police Department at 1 a.m. that multiple vehicles and some property had been vandalized. Police answering the dispatch discovered at least 36 cars and some garages covered with offensive graffiti....
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Harvard student calls Israeli politician 'smelly'

Harvard student calls Israeli politician 'smelly'BOSTON — The head of a student group at Harvard Law School has apologized for asking Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni, “How is it that you are so smelly?” Husam El-Qoulaq posed the question during an April 14 panel event on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Livni and American diplomat Dennis Ross.
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Priest in pursuit of mass graves

Priest in pursuit of mass graves PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 7 There are times when you can’t help but think of Father Patrick Desbois as a character from French cinema. He is French, obviously.  And like French actors, he doesn’t seem to need a lot of words to say what he needs to say.

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JTA News

New JCC day camp replaces German beer hall

Julie Wiener It may well be the first Jewish day camp to be located on the site of a German beer garden. The JCC in Manhattan’s Camp Settoga, slated to open in late June, is replacing Platzl Brauhaus (“... [Link]

Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song, revisited

Gabe Friedman “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964’s “My Back Pages.” Reverse-aging or no, the legendary Jewish folk singer turns 75 on Tuesday. While Dy... [Link]

Democrats drafting party platform include critics of Israel, friends of Israel – and a BDS backer

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Democratic Party platform drafting committee is top heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one m... [Link]

French Jews react to first screening of buzzy, irreverent comedy on anti-Semitism

Cnaan Liphshiz PARIS (JTA) — When the French-Jewish film director Yvan Attal titled his much-hyped comedy about anti-Semitism “They Are Everywhere,” he did so in reference to how some anti-Semites feel abo... [Link]

Genesis Prize billionaire co-founder will leave his money to charity, none to 4 kids

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Russian-Jewish billionaire Mikhail Fridman has announced plans to leave his entire fortune to charity,  not leaving a single kopek for his children. Fridman, Russia’s second richest man, ... [Link]

Netanyahu tells Knesset he’s prepared to take ‘brave steps’ for peace

Julie Wiener (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he supports the establishment of a Palestinian state as long as it is demilitarized and recognizes Israel as a Jewish state. In a speech to the... [Link]

New stage for Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick: The Knesset

Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA) — A year and a half ago he was a fringe Temple Mount activist expected to die, the victim of a point-blank assassination attempt. This week he will enter the Knesset, the ruling L... [Link]

$15M grant to update Reform movement’s Israel campus

Andrew Silow-Carroll (JTA) — The Reform movement in Israel is receiving a $15 million grant from Taube Philanthropies to update its Jerusalem headquarters. The grant is the largest ever to a Jewish organization fro... [Link]

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