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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on April 27, 2017
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Thursday, April 27, 2017 –Stock index futures are indicating a higher open on Thursday. The Dow and Nasdaq 100 are up 0.2% in pre-market action. The S&P 500 is trading 0.1% above fair value on GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to advance ahead of a flurry of corporate earnings reports. More than 55 members of the S&P […]
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  • Jewish Conservatism: A Manifesto

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    From Commentary magazine Headnote by John Podhoretz The 12,000 word article that leads this issue of Commentary—“Jewish Conservatism: A Manifesto,” by Eric Cohen and Aylana Meisel—is a magisterial effort to codify the ideas on which American Jews of a non-liberal bent can agree and begin to work together to advance over the coming decades. What Cohen and Meisel have done […]
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  • Excessive PCBs in the Hudson River: Attributable to Incompleteness of Dredging, or to Seven Years of Dredging?

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By Robert A. Michaels and Uriel M. Oko Introduction GE (the General Electric Company) recently completed a seven-year US EPA mandated clamshell dredging project to remediate PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) contamination of the Hudson River. Post-project PCB levels in water and fish, however, are higher than anticipated, for example in 2016 requiring the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH 2016) to […]
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  • Marine Le Pen: Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, said she would ban halal slaughter of animals if she is elected, along with any other method of ritual slaughter without stunning. Le Pen, who finished second with 21.5 percent of the vote in the first round of the elections Sunday, April 22,  made […]
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  • Trump vows to combat Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) –President Donald Trump has pledged to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denialism, and to defend Israel in a speech marking the national days of Holocaust remembrance. “Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil,” he said Tuesday, April 24, at the annual ceremony organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in the Capitol Rotunda. “And […]
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  • What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration has endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea, and take the world along with it,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, April 20, at a press availability. […]
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  • Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. surging in ’17, rose by a third in ’16

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By MARCY OSTER and BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States soared 86 percent in the first three months of 2017 after rising by more than one-third in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League.There has been a massive increase in harassment of American Jews, largely since November, and at least 34 incidents linked to the […]
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  • May Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth to feature two lectures and a piano concert

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will offer a variety of Lunch and Learn programs on Wednesdays in May. Lunch and Learn programs at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, are free and open to the community. The topic on May 3 will be “The Salonican Jewish Story,” with speaker Raymond Naar. Naar will discuss both the history of Jewish life in Salonica. and his personal […]
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  • 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi to offer more than sports

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    The 2017 JCC Capital Region Maccabi Games will be Aug. 6-11. The week of the Games will not only highlight athletic prowess — but it’s also an opportunity for the Jewish teen athletes to meet others from across the country and around the world. Maccabi volunteer Lauren Finkle has been planning the special events portion of the Games. “It’s an […]
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  • 9th Cherry Blossom 5K and Walk to benefit ALS

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    Congregation Gates of Heaven’s 9th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Race and Walk for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will be held on Sunday, April 30, with presenting sponsor Price Chopper/ Market 32. The Race/Walk will start on the grounds of Congregation Gates of Heaven, at 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The schedule of events and registration can be found at www.5kraceforals.com. Last […]
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