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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on August 17, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Friday, August 17, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower open Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 are both off 0.2% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.3% below fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to decline as investors await further geopolitical updates. Yesterday, the Dow posted its largest one day […]
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  • Ben Stiller helps Gary Shteyngart sell his latest novel. Buyer beware.

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Gary Shteyngart is nearly as successful in gathering A-list friends as he is in writing critically acclaimed novels. To promote his 2014 memoir Little Failure, he starred in a video that featured Rashida Jones as his publisher and James Franco as his husband. For his latest novel, Lake Success, Shteyngart has Ben Stiller in his corner. In […]
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  • Israel to build new towns for Bedouins, the disabled

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli government has approved the construction of several new towns in the Negev and Galilee geared to serve the Bedouin and disabled populations. The Housing Cabinet approved the Shibolet and Daniel communities on Globes  has reported. Twenty percent of the units are slated to be sold to people who are disabled. Shibolet, in the southern Galilee, will have […]
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  • Israeli guy’s avocados prove they are not just good for guac!

    By jwadmin on August 16, 2018
    BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Last year, Ron Simpson was still managing talent for a living. But recently,  Simpson, a 34-year-old Jewish marketing professional and producer from Amsterdam with no experience in running a restaurant, launched an international chain of eateries with a partner. It is so wildly popular and innovative that seasoned food critics are celebrating it as […]
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  • Why Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is a cautionary tale for 21st-century Jews

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    Spoilers for ‘BlacKkKlansman’ below. By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In 1965, two young Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered along with black activist James Chaney by Ku Klux Klansmen in a Southern horror memorialized in the 1988 film “Mississippi Burning.” My own Jew-adjacent summer camp showed the film to us when we were about 12, with a […]
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  • Hydrox, the original kosher sandwich cookie, is accusing Oreo of sabotage

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    BY BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – You know what Oreos are. They’re two delicious chocolate cookies sandwiched around a creme filling. Oreos also come in Double Stuff, vanilla, birthday cake and pumpkin spice (really). There is debate on how they should be eaten, but everyone knows they’re best when dunked in milk. What you might not know is that […]
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  • Ronald Lauder, in second public rebuke, asks if Israel ‘is losing its way’

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    By BEN SALES JERUSALEM (JTA) – It’s gotta hurt when the guy who used to fund your political career writes two op-eds criticizing you in The New York Times. Benjamin Netanyahu would know — that’s what’s happening to him right now. On Monday, Aug. 13, Netanyahu was the target of a scathing column by Ronald Lauder, the cosmetics heir who heads the World […]
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  • Stephen Miller’s uncle calls him an ‘immigration hypocrite’

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The uncle of Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, has accused his nephew of being an “immigration hypocrite” who supports policies that would have condemned his own Jewish family to death if they had been enacted a century ago. Writing in Politico, Miller’s maternal uncle David Glosser described how Miller’s great-great-grandfather Wolf-Leib Glosser fled […]
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  • Man charged with fraud for fixing synagogue’s bingo game

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    Neil Simon Gross, 71, turned himself into police recently after being charged with gaming fraud, according to Lohud.com, a local news site. Gross, who calls out the numbers at the Yorktown Jewish Center in Westchester County, allegedly took advantage of the position to change the outcome of games. Police were tipped off to the alleged crime and investigated Gross along with the […]
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  • ‘Odd Mom Out’ star tells how her son was victimized by anti-Semitism at school

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    By SAM SOKOL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Even celebrities and their families can fall victim to prejudice and xenophobia, Jill Kargman recently found out. Writing in Tablet, the author and star of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” recalled how her son came to her as she was recovering from a double mastectomy and, crying, described how a classmate at his exclusive New […]
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