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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on October 16, 2017
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Monday, October 16, 2017 – Stock index futures are indicating a higher open Monday as investors prepare for more corporate earnings releases. The Dow and S&P 500 are both up 0.1% in the pre-market. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.2% above fair value on GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to extend their recent advances as third-quarter earnings season […]
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  • Three speakers to review ‘The State of Israel: A Changing Society–Trends and Challenges’ as series

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–The Israel Committee of Congregation Gates of Heaven is sponsoring a three part lecture series to note Israel’s 70th anniversary. “The State of Israel: A Changing Society–Trends and Challenges,” at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady.  Lectures will be Sundays, Oct. 15, 22, and 29, at 7 p.m. No reservations are needed. The first speaker will be Aaron Benavot, professor […]
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  • Rabbi Ron Kronish to review interreligious dialogue as ‘First Thursday’ lecturer Oct. 19

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will begin the 2017-2018 season of its free First Thursday Adult Ed Talks on Thursday, Oct. 19, with a talk by Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish. Kronish will discuss his new book, The Other Peace Process: Interreligious Dialogue, A View From Jerusalem at 7 p.m. at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. Drawing on personal experiences and […]
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  • Israeli gymnast wins silver medal at World Championships

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –An Israeli gymnast won a silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal. Artem Dolgopyat, making his first appearance at a world championships, finished second in the floor exercise finals recently behind Kenzo Shirai of Japan. It marks the best finish ever by an Israeli at the worlds. Dologopyat, 20, is coached by Alex Shatilov, who won a bronze medal […]
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  • Holocaust revisionism in Croatia not just a Jewish fight, Jewish group says

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In an unusual plea, the World Jewish Congress urged international bodies to oppose what it calls “brazen attempts” to whitewash Holocaust crimes in the European Union’s newest member, Croatia. The call came in a 4,000-word position paper published in Tablet magazine by Menachem Rosensaft, the WJC’s general counsel. The article, titled “Croatia is Brazenly Attempting […]
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  • Scientist who fled Nazis among Nobel Prize in Physics winners

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, including one who fled the Nazis with his parents and another whose grandparents were Polish immigrants. Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the prize for the […]
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  • Richard Thaler, who recognized the humanity in economics, wins Nobel Prize

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Richard Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago, won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his pioneering work in the field of behavioral economics. The Nobel Committee in announcing the prize for Thaler in Stockholm said his research helped lead to changes in public policy, such as employees being automatically registered in […]
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  • Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein fired following sexual harassment claims

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Harvey Weinstein was fired from the movie production firm he started following sexual harassment allegations by several women, including actress Ashley Judd. The Weinstein Company’s directors announced the dismissal Sunday, Oct. 8, citing “new information about misconduct” by Weinstein, who co-founded the firm in 2005. The board said in a statement that Weinstein’s employment “is […]
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  • Why this former Orthodox feminist leader is studying to be a Reform rabbi

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – As executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Elana Sztokman was a big name in liberal Orthodox circles. But now the 47-year-old, who has published widely on gender in Judaism, turned a new page: She started studying to become a Reform rabbi. Sztokman, who grew up in Brooklyn but now lives in the […]
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  • Teaching the Holocaust to be topic for three scholars at annual Kieval colloquium

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    The Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena College has announced its 32nd annual colloquium for the afternoon of Sunday, Oct.15, and Monday morning Oct. 16.  This year the Institute will host a three-way dialogue, “Teaching Our Children about the Holocaust,” featuring Jewish, Muslim, and Christian speakers: Daniel Reich, curator and director of education, Holocaust Museum and […]
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