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  • Who is Chloé Valdary and Why Does she Love Israel?

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2017
    The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But who is Chloé, and why does she love Israel?  This short,  video explains all: The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But […]
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  • Migrating to America: How my great-aunt made it a success story for my mother’s family

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO The history of the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City is intertwined with my mother’s family and in particular, my smart, generous, resourceful Aunt Lil. The Family Tree My mother’s family story began in Ragola, a small shtetl in the southeast part of Lithuania. My grandmother’s Ethel’s birth mother Channah married Buck (first name […]
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  • AJCC adult health, services fair set for May 7

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    ALBANY–Plans are underway for the 2017 Congregation Beth Emeth/Albany Jewish Community Center Health & Services Fair for Adults and Senior Adults slated for the Albany Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., on Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. The annual event, which is free and open to the community, offers health screenings, information booths about area resources, refreshments, chair massage and quick […]
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  • Why Netanyahu is threatening to dissolve the government over a TV station?

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – What is Netanyahu up to? That was the question many in Israel were asking Sunday morning, March 19, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly threatened to bring down his own government to cancel reforms to state media. According to Hebrew reports, Netanyahu told ministers on Saturday that unless the creation of a new government-funded broadcaster […]
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  • Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Warplanes

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2017
    By ISABEL KERSHNER The New York Times JERUSALEM — The Syrian armed forces fired antiaircraft missiles at Israeli warplanes that had struck targets deep in Syria early Friday, in what appeared to be the most serious clash between the two militaries since the start of the Syrian civil war six years ago. The Syrian Army’s General Command asserted that its […]
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  • Watch A Priest, Rabbi And Atheist Smoke Weed And Talk Religion

    By jwadmin on March 17, 2017
    By Ron Dicker The Huffington Post – They seek the truth from on high. A rabbi, a priest and an atheist share bong hits and philosophy in a viral video posted Wednesday. This isn’t a bar joke. The clip was produced by Cut in Washington state, where recreational marijuana use is legal. The rabbi, Jim Mirel, is the Rabbi Emeritus at […]
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  • Adam Krief, Jewish father of 3 whose bone marrow search inspired celebrities, dies

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died. Krief, a father of three from Los Angeles, died Tuesday, March 14, a family friend confirmed to JTA. He was 31. Krief was diagnosed […]
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  • Man alleged to have made 8 bomb threats against JCCs, ADL denied bail

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The St. Louis man accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League must remain in jail until his trial, a federal judge in that city ruled. The allegations against Juan Thompson, 32, are “very serious,” U.S. District Court Judge David Noce said Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch […]
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  • Control over Touro Synagogue and its $7.4 million silver bells back in court

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    BOSTON (JTA) – Ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue and its valuable religious and ritual objects is being decided by a federal appeals court. The hearing of the case by a three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston is the latest development in a closely watched legal battle pitting New York City’s Shearith Israel, the […]
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  • At least 7 JCCs receive bomb threats on Purim in continuing bias threat wave

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – At least seven Jewish community centers in the United States and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events. The threats, either called in or e-mailed, were reported Sunday at JCCs in Rochester, New York; Chicago; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Cleveland; Houston, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Most of the JCCs were evacuated and searched. None […]
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