Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

By:
Chavie Liber, JTA
NEW YORK Sure, his hit “Too Close” is currently the seventh most popular song in the United States, his music video has garnered more than 18 million hits on YouTube and he has mobs of teenage girls chasing him around Europe. But at the end of the day, he still likes to sit down with a nice challenging page of...
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Ben Sales and Uriel Heilman, JTA
Political pundits have long debated who is the real Benjamin Netanyahu. Is he a pragmatist handcuffed by his right-wing support base and fealty to his late father’s nationalist vision? Is he a true right-wing ideologue whose apparent concessions to Israeli-Palestinian peace are but feints? Or is he merely a political survivor willing to do whatever it takes to stay in...
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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
MARSEILLE, France France will clamp down on anti-Semitic hate speech online and elsewhere, French President Francois Hollande said at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We will relentlessly combat anti-Semitism, also on social networks where haters may have anonymity,” Hollande said at a press conference that he held on Thursday with Netanyahu at the Jewish school in...
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By:
Ben Harris, JTA
When Rabbi Avremel Okonov arrived Tuesday morning at the school he co-founded 10 years ago in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, the water in the basement had already receded from the high water mark. It only came up to his knees. Everywhere he looked around his school, Mazel Academy, there was destruction. On the walls of the school’s lower...
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By:
Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov
A few days before the unveiling of Citron and Rose, an upscale kosher restaurant on the Main Line slated to open Nov. 7, a star chef and a prolific restaurateur who are guiding the enterprise talked to each other about what’s behind the concept.
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