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No Java for You! Israel Warns of Lead in Ubiquitous Cafe Coffee Machines

Israeli coffee lovers were warned by the Health Ministry to avoid java from cafes, where coffee machines have higher than normal lead traces.

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At Holocaust Museum, a Virtual Encounter With Syrian Refugee

WASHINGTON (JTA) – He’d rather talk to young women than answer my insistent line of questioning. He speaks in terms that make me feel like a Luddite, and when I...

Food

6 Perfect Jewish Snacks for a Protest March

From sustaining soup to sweet-and-spicy nuts, from hearty granola to nutrient-packed cookies, here are some ideas for snacks to prepare for Saturday.

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Nikki Haley Plans To Condemn UN Treatment of Israel at Confirmation Hearing

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The United Nations’ most consistent record of failure is with Israel, according to Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be ...

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Marvin Hier Defends Trump Inauguration Appearance as Backlash Grows

Rabbi Marvin Hier, head of Los Angeles’ Simon Wiesenthal Center, told Haaretz that he accepted the invitation to say a prayer at Donald Trump’s inauguration on ...

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German Far Right Leader Slams Holocaust Memorial as ‘Monument of Shame’

A senior member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has triggered outrage on social media for verbally attacking Berlin’s Holocaust memorial and say...

Opinion

Barack Obama Became the Face of Liberal Zionism — for Better or Worse

(JTA) — During his campaign for president in 2008, I wrote a column suggesting that Barack Obama was struggling to connect with Jews because they weren’t sure t...

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Auschwitz Museum Appeals for SS Staff Documents

WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — The director of Auschwitz –Birkenau Museum has appealed to Germans and Austrians to donate documents, photographs, personal letters, or any other materials related to the SS staff of the camp. “Without a comprehensive analysis and understanding of the motivation and mentality of the perpetrators, our efforts to wisely counsel future generations…

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After 18 Month Standoff, New Israel Envoy to Brazil Installed

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Brazil announced it has accepted Yossi Sheli as Israel’s ambassador to the country putting an end to a standoff that led to a diplomatic ...

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‘Half-Jewish’ Australian Mayor Defends Shunning Synagogue Over Israel Backing

SYDNEY (JTA) — The mayor of the Sydney municipality of Mosman has been accused of being an anti-Semite after he declined to attend the ceremonial Law Service at...

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Jamie Raskin Becomes Jewish Democrat No. 4 To Skip Trump Inaugural

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four Jewish Democrats in Congress are among 59 of the party’s U.S. House of Representatives delegation who will not attend Donald Trump’s pre...

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As Betsy DeVos Faces Confirmation, Jews Split Over Education Agenda

WASHINGTON (JTA) — An Orthodox Jewish umbrella group urged the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary and another expressed enthusiasm for her age...

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