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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on October 16, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a higher open Tuesday. The Dow and S&P 500 are both climbing 0.7% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.9% above fair value on the GLOBEX. Stocks are poised for opening gains as investors digest a slew of earnings results. On the data front, a report […]
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  • U.S. student barred entry to Israel must renounce boycott movement, says government  minister

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Lara Alqasem, the American college student in detention for a week at Ben Gurion Airport, may be able to enter Israel if she renounces the boycott movement against Israel, an Israeli government minister said Tuesday, Oct. 10. “Alqasem comes forward tomorrow morning with her own voice, not with all sorts of lawyers’ wisecracking and statements […]
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  • William Shatner reports ‘a great deal of anti-Semitism’ growing up

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Actor William Shatner said he experienced “a great deal of anti-Semitism” growing up in Montreal. Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk in “Star Trek,” said kids would pick fights with him every day because he is Jewish. He developed the nickname “Toughie” because of it all. “Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! […]
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  • Second University of Michigan academic refuses to write student recommendation for study in Israel

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A second academic at the University of Michigan has refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student to study abroad in Israel citing support of an academic boycott of the Jewish State. BDS Supporter Lucy Peterson, a graduate student instructor, was enthusiastic about writing the letter when asked by Jake Secker, 20, a junior […]
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  • Optimistic state of Israel’s economy

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #232, October 11, 2018 https://bit.ly/2ORgFaB (previous issues: https://bit.ly/2NB51fk) 1.  The international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor (S&P), upgraded Israel’s credit rating to AA- with a stable outlook, the highest ever for Israel. S&P highlighted Israel’s fiscal discipline, higher than expected economic growth rate, the reduction […]
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  • Kim Kardashian to be honored for helping find bone marrow donors

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    (JTA) — Kim Kardashian West will be recognized for helping to connect an organ donor and recipient through the Gift of Life bone marrow registry. Kardashian West will be honored Oct. 29 with the first Gift of Life Impact Award at the Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s inaugural One Huge Night Gala in Los Angeles. In September 2016, Kardashian West joined […]
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  • Gates of Heaven Brotherhood resumes breakfast/speaker program; Dennis Kipp to talk movies on Oct. 14

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– “The History of the Movie Industry: Movie Series Detectives in the 1940s” will be Dennis Kipp’s topic at the Congregation Gates of Heaven Brotherhood’s Breakfast-and-A-Speaker Program event on Sunday, Oct 14.  The breakfast, at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady, begins at 10 a.m. and is free for brotherhood members, $4 for others. The presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. and is free. The […]
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  • Kaskeset Concert set for Gates on Oct. 21 

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will present Kaskeset, Binghamton University’s only Jewish a cappella group, in concert on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 p.m. The concert will be held at the sanctuary, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The group was founded in 1996 with members from all over the country and from different Jewish (and non-Jewish!) backgrounds. The group sings four to […]
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  • Tikkun Olam is focus of Shapiro’s new column compilation

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    The Jewish World’s columnist Marilyn Shapiro has announced the publication of her second compilation of columns originally published in this newspaper. It is entitled Tikkun Olam: Stories Of Repairing An Unkind World. Many of her columns have reflected her life: growing up in a close knit family in a small town on Lake Champlain, getting married to Larry and the […]
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  • Rabbi Mendel to review Torah and tech at Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn series; starts Oct. 17

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    ALBANY– Rabbi Norman Mendel will lead eight free weekly conversations this fall on “From Our Genesis Through Our Exodus & Beyond . . . Where Are We Wandering Now?” as part of Congregation Beth Emeth’s Lunch and Learn series. The first session will be held from noon – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the synagogue, 100  Academy Rd., Albany. Other  Lunch […]
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