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  • Plight of Syrian dissidents to be topic of movie at Agudat Achim on April 25

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– Congregation Agudat Achim will screen “82 Names, Syria, Please Don’t Forget Us” on Thursday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. The free screening is open to the community. The one-hour documentary produced by the United States Holocaust Museum relates the journey of Mansour Omari, a survivor of torture and imprisonment in Syria. When Mansour was released from prison, he smuggled […]
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  • The Jewish treasures of Notre Dame?

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2019
    By YVETTE ALT MILLER (JNS) – The world was transfixed Monday April 15, by the devastating images of flames and clouds of acrid smoke spewing from the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris. As Notre Dame burned, the charred ruin now missing its spire and roof, people around the globe stood with France in feeling the loss […]
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  • Jewish tidbits in the Mueller Report

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN, LAURA E. ADKINS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election was released to Congress and the public Thursday, April 18, adding new details to what had been disclosed about its findings by Attorney General William Barr when Mueller concluded his investigation last month. The 448-page document, […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2019
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Stock index futures are indicating a slightly higher open Thursday. The Dow and S&P 500 are both up 0.1% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.1% above fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to advance as investors assess the latest economic updates. Yesterday, the U.S. equities […]
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  • A Jewish neshama shining bright in Alaska

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO When Dr. Liz Ross joins her fellow women congregants at Shalom Aleichem Synagogue on the bima for the blessing over the candles, she pulls the hood of her kuspuk, her traditional Native Alaskan snow dress, over her head. And on her neck, her gold Star of David catches the light of the flickering flames. A businesswoman, a […]
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  • How I almost ruined my first Passover seder

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By BRIAN D. JOHNSON MADISON, Wisconsin (JTA) – Somewhere, there’s a photograph: My future father-in-law is sitting at the head of the table. My future mother-in-law is sitting to his left and I’m sitting on his right, wearing a suit, tie and kippah. My stunningly beautiful fiancée is next to me, and the rest of the table consists of three […]
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  • Ventriloquist Sylvia Fletcher to brings her trunk to Shaara Tfille on April 28

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    SARATOGA SPINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will host an afternoon of entertainment featuring professional ventriloquist, comedian and actress Sylvia Fletcher in a program entitled “Sylvia Fletcher  and her Magic Trunk” on Sunday, April 28, from 2-4 p.m. The program at the synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs will also include a silent auction and […]
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  • A Ballad in the Key of 4G

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By EDWIN BLACK This is deeply personal. But what I have experienced should resonate with the entire Jewish community—the one we know and the one to come. In the whirlwind that seizes me and all who are communally aware, I have reached a new and stunning personal location, wedged between the searing past and the uncertain future. My story begins […]
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  • Rabbi Apple’s Passover musings

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By Rabbi RAYMOND APPLE Was matzah something new? Matzah existed before the exodus. Since the Egyptians are said to have pioneered the leavening process in baking bread, unleavened bread must previously have been the norm. Even when leavened bread became available, it was probably limited to the aristocracy and the wealthy. It was too expensive for the ordinary person, who […]
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  • My Passover scavenger hunt is almost over! Did I get enough eggs?

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    By LINDA PRESSMAN (Kveller via JTA) – When I see the giant gefilte fish and matzah display at Costco in late February, it sends me into a panic. I think, is it time for gefilte fish already? I think that finding the holiday foods, including that gigantic jar of gefilte fish, is not easy and maybe I should stockpile now. […]
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