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  • Pure commitment to Torah

    By jwadmin on February 19, 2018
    By MORDECHAI LEWIS  “You shall command the Children of Israel that they shall bring to you pure olive oil, that is pressed to… light a candle continuously.” Why did the olive oil have to be pressed? Rashi says, “Only oil for lighting had to be pressed rather than ground because this oil had to be absolutely pure, without olive particles […]
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  • Mike Huckabee says U.S. should follow Israel’s lead to prevent mass shootings Some take issue.

    By jwadmin on February 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and current host of a cable chat show, reacted to the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Wednesday, Feb. 15, by comparing Israeli gun safety policy to America’s. “Just waking up in Israel to news of heartbreaking school shooting in FL,” Huckabee tweeted, hours after a gunman killed 17 […]
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  • David Grossman named winner of 2018 Israel Prize for Literature

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Author David Grossman has been named the winner of the 2018 Israel Prize for Literature. “Since the early ’80s, Grossman has taken center stage in the Israeli culture scene. He is one of the most profound, moving and influential voices in our literature,” the prize committee wrote. The Israel Prize is awarded each year in a  public […]
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  • Jewish Republicans urge congressman to admit his State of the Union guest is a Holocaust denier

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The Republican Jewish Coalition called on Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida to acknowledge that his guest at the State of the Union speech is a Holocaust denier. In a BuzzFeed News profile of Gaetz, the Republican congressman said that “Chuck Johnson is not a Holocaust denier and he’s not an anti-Semite. He’s a provoker, I should’ve vetted […]
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  • Paul McCartney wins Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –Paul McCartney is one of nine laureates announced for Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize. McCartney is one of two recipients of the 2018 Wolf Prize in Music, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin  recently announced. Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields. More than 30 winners have later  receiveed the Nobel Prize. The announcement called McCartney “one […]
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  • Jewish snowboarder Arielle Gold earns Olympic bronze for U.S.

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — American snowboarder Arielle Gold earned a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Gold, who is Jewish, finished third on Tuesday, Feb. 13, behind U.S. teammate Chloe Kim, 17, who took the gold, and silver medalist Jiayu Liu of China. Gold, 21, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., reportedly had considered […]
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  • France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — France has returned three 16th-century paintings to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as they fled the Nazis. The portrait, attributed by the French Culture Ministry either to the Dutch artist Joos van Cleve or his son, was returned to Christopher Bromberg and Henrietta Schubert in a Paris ceremony. Their grandparents, […]
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  • State of New York sues Harvey Weinstein

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The state of New York has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother and their production company for violating laws against sexual harassment and sexual abuse. The lawsuit could harm a deal to sell the Weinstein Company, and push the company toward bankruptcy, The New York Times reported. The lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court […]
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  • Five Jews among slain in Florida high school mass shooting; shooter purportedly trained with white supremacists

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    (JNS) – The Jewish community in Parkland, Fla., was plunged into mourning on Wednesday, Feb. 14, when a former student opened fire on students, killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with at least four Jewish students and one Jewish teacher among the dead. The deceased Jewish students include Jamie Guttenberg, Alyssa Alhadeff, Alex Schachter and Meadow Pollack. Scott Beigel, a […]
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  • Corruption charges lobbed at him, Netanyahu feels political earth rumble, but not crack

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – A political and legal storm hit Israel Tuesday evening, Feb,13,  when Israeli police officials informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that they plan to recommend bribery and breach of trust charges in the two corruption cases against him. Innocent Until Proven Guilty Members of Netanyahu’s Likud party criticized the police recommendation while opposition members quickly jumped on the chance […]
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