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  • Israel’s well-documented economic optimism

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2018
    By Yoram Ettinger Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #233 December 13, 2018, https://bit.ly/2SPolIP Previous issues of the Boardroom: https://bit.ly/2NB51fk 1. PepsiCo concluded the acquisition of Israel’s SodaStream for $3.2BN (Globes Business Daily, Dec. 6, 2018).  The Chicago-based Thoma Bravo acquired Israel’s Impreva Cyber Security for $2.1BN (Globes, Oct. 12). 2. Venture capital investment in Israel has grown systematically since 2008, reflecting […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Friday, December 14, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower open Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 are both losing 0.8% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 1.0% below fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to decline on Friday amid rising fears of a slowdown in global economic growth. Investors […]
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  • Crooner Sinatra’s kippah sells at Sothby’s

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A hand-crocheted yarmulke that once belonged to Frank Sinatra sold at auction for nearly $10,000. The black kippah, with musical notes and “Frank” decorating its border, was auctioned off by Sotheby’s on Dec. 6 in New York City as part its sale of items belonging to the estate of the singer’s late wife, Barbara. The […]
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  • Polish Parliament heeded Paul McCartney’s appeal declaring ‘Isaac Bashevis Singer Day’

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2018
    WARSAW – In advance of his Dec. 3 concert in Kraków, Sir Paul McCartney sent a letter urging the Polish Parliament to honor Jewish icon Isaac Bashevis Singer on the late Polish writer and vegetarian campaigner’s birthday, Nov. 21. Polish MP Paweł Kukiz granted the request in a public declaration read aloud by the Speaker at a parliamentary session in Warsaw. McCartney’s […]
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  • Baking giant drops kosher certification for almost all of its bread

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The largest baking company in the United States will be removing kosher certification from nearly all of its bread and rolls. Bimbo Bakeries USA confirmed to JTA that it will be removing the certification. The company produces brands including Arnold, Sara Lee, Stroehmann, Freihofer’s and others. Two of its major brands, Entenmann’s and Thomas, will […]
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  • U.S. seems to have strange ties with Qatar…

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    By ADELLE NAZARIAN (JNS) – The United States Mission to the United Nations decided to recognize a diplomatic immunity claim in November month made by a Qatari agent who was a ringleader in the hacking of a prominent Republican donor and the leaking of his e-mails to the media. The diplomatic immunity claim was a sham—the Qatari agent hadn’t worked as […]
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  • Not news to Europe’s Jews: EU report shows upswing in bias and fear

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPSZHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party decorations in a see-through bag, I paused to snap some pictures on my cellphone of an anti-Israel rally. I […]
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  • 3 takeaways from Jared Kushner’s interview with Sean Hannity on Middle East peace

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Jared Kushner, the presidential son-in-law and adviser, rarely speaks in public. No surprise, then, that a rare appearance on cable news TV was with a friendly network, Fox News, with a friendly interviewer, Sean Hannity. Kushner seemingly said little about the Israeli-Palestinian peace deal he hopes to strike, but in reading between the lines, some […]
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  • B’nai Sholom Tot Shabbats featuring songs, prayers and stories for kids to continue

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will continue its monthly “Tot Shabbat” with a program on Friday, Dec. 14, and has announced plans to continue the program through 2019. Held the second Friday of each month, each Tot Shabbat features songs, dancing, a story from a “PJ Library” book and basic prayers for children age 5 and under. The half-hour […]
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  • Bible translator with local ties completes new literary translation of the bible

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    Robert Alter completes his translation of the Hebrew Bible By DAVID A.M. WILENSKYSAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) When God began to create heaven and earth, and the earth then was welter and waste and darkness over the deep and God’s breath hovering over the waters, God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light. So […]
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