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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Wednesday, August 15, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower open Wednesday. The Dow and S&P 500 are both sliding 0.6% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.8% below fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to decline as renewed geopolitical concerns and a disappointing earnings report from Chinese Tech giant Tencent […]
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  • Niskayuna pushes back vote on Holocaust memorial

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2018
    By JEFF WILKIN Gazette reporter NISKAYUNA — The Town Board has postponed a vote on whether to approve a Holocaust Museum proposed for a parcel off Route 7. The town had been scheduled to vote on a special use permit necessary for the construction of the memorial at its May 22 meeting. It has moved that vote to June 26. Town officials said Tuesday […]
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  • Son of executed Rosenbergs celebrates belated bar mitzvah

    By jwadmin on August 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Robert Meeropol, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, celebrated a belated bar mitzvah at age 71. The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953 on charges of illegally giving classified information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union, helping enable the USSR to attain nuclear weapons. J. Edgar Hoover, the director of the FBI, called their actions […]
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  • A new ritual for Yom HaShoah as the fragile window closes

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2018
    A tip of the hat to Warren Geisler for forwarding this. By Dana Janine Diamond The Times of Israel We have reached a tipping point where the Holocaust is changing from an immediate, traumatic memory to community history. At this transition, we have an obligation to frame how we as a Jewish community will commemorate this event for future generations. If […]
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  • Critics of nation-state law ‘mistaken and misinformed,’ Netanyahu adviser says

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s adviser for world communities said in an op-ed that critics of the nation-state law that passed last month in the Knesset often are “mistaken and misinformed.” “The accusations about the new law’s effects on Israeli democracy have no connection to the actual content or context of the law,” Sara Greenberg wrote in an op-ed in The […]
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  • Kuwait Airways agrees to pay damages

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2018
    (JNS) – Kuwait Airways has agreed to pay substantial damages, plus costs, to an Israeli who was refused a ticket on a Kuwait Airways flight from London to Bangkok on the grounds of her nationality. Mandy Blumenthal, with the help of UK Lawyers for Israel, issued a claim against Kuwait Airways, citing damages for racial discrimination and harassment after she tried […]
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  • Charlotte Rae, who starred as Mrs. Garrett on ‘The Facts of Life,’ dies at 92

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Actress Charlotte Rae, who won acclaim playing the housemother Edna Garrett on the sitcom “The Facts of Life,” has died. She was 92. Rae, who was nominated for Emmy and Tony Awards, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at her home in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed last year with bone cancer; she had survived pancreatic cancer. […]
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  • Online textbook claims Holocaust victims didn’t ‘tap into’ their inner strength

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2018
    NEW  YORK CITY (JTA) – An online textbook that says Holocaust victims did not “tap into their strength” is required reading at the University of North Carolina. The book, 21st Century Wellness, is part of a one-credit hour Lifetime Fitness course that is mandatory for UNC undergraduates. The course is meant to teach students how to stay physically fit and […]
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  • Israeli company to deliver food by drone in Iceland

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2018
    (JNS) – An Israeli technology firm is providing takeout-food delivery services to Icelanders in the capital of Reykjavík, expanding its supply routes from one test route to 13. Almost half of Reykjavík will be able to receive delicacies delivered by drone right to their backyards, thanks to Flytrex, a Tel Aviv-based startup in partnership with Aha.is, Iceland’s largest supplier of restaurant delivery food. Reykjavík is […]
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  • Russia names actor Steven Seagal special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – United States actor Steven Seagal has been named by Russia’s Foreign Ministry as its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties. The foreign ministry said in a recent Facebook post that the position, which is unpaid and similar to a United Nation’ goodwill ambassador, will be to promote U.S.-Russia relations “in the humanitarian sphere,” and will include […]
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