Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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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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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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Ron Csillag, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A few years ago, the sprawling new $185 million Jewish community complex just north of Toronto was nothing but woodland. Today, the 200,000-square-foot site is one of the most ambitious Jewish projects ever undertaken in Canada — a testament to the dramatic growth of the city's Jewish population.
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Diego Melamed, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina When the Sao Paulo Hebraica Sports Club and Community Center in Brazil opened the Aleph School last month, it welcomed 450 students and had 120 more on the waiting list for next year. Hebraica, which is similar to an American Jewish community center, has reached 24,000 members and has a $30 million budget. Meanwhile, Sao Paulo’s oldest...
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Ruth Gruber, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
SAN NICANDRO GARGANICO, Italy In the Christian cemetery of this sleepy farming town on the spur of Italy’s boot, Lucia Leone looks up at a row of tombs marked incongruously by Stars of David. “That’s my mother,” she said. “And that’s my grandmother and great-grandmother. And that’s Donato Manduzio, who started everything.” Manduzio, who died in 1948, was a self-taught...
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