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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on July 23, 2019
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – U.S. futures are pointing to a higher open higher Tuesday as investors digest corporate earnings results. The Dow and S&P 500 are both rising 0.4% in pre-market action, while the Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.4% above fair value on the GLOBEX. Positive developments from Washington are also providing a tailwind, as President […]
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  • Intermarried Jews are not a second Holocaust!

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2019
    By Rabbi SHMULY YANKLOWITZ PHOENIX (JTA) – Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz’s recent tone-deaf declaration that intermarriage is akin to a “second Holocaust” was shocking and shameful, and desecrates the memories of those who perished in the Holocaust. While Peretz leads the Jewish Home party as well as the United Right coalition, and is known for a Kahanist ideology, we […]
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  • Newly graduated IAF navigator ‘realizing a dream’

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Among the newly graduated Israeli Air Force cadets who received their wings at a graduation ceremony at Hazerim Airbase in southern Israel in late June was “Lt. A” (full name withheld), a navigator who will serve on-board a transport aircraft. Lt. A took an unusual path—one that was filled with determination—to become one of the […]
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  • Lobstergate’ and non-kosher coercion; Israelis have a few laughs

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – In the midst of countrywide fury over two deadly serious issues—the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by a police officer in Haifa, and the horrifying abuse of toddlers at a private Rosh Ha’ayin day-care center—Israeli Twitter users turned their attention to a faux pas involving non-kosher food and Photoshop. The Incident The “diplomatic incident” that caused […]
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  • Mark Talisman who pushed for key law in fight for Soviet Jews dies at 78

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Mark Talisman, who as an aide to an Ohio congressman helped write and muster support for a key measure in the fight to free Soviet Jewry and went on to devote himself to Jewish advocacy and historical memory, has died. He was 78. His death was announced on Facebook by his daughter Jessica Talisman, who […]
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  • French judge rules Jewish woman’s killer not criminally liable because he was high

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A Muslim man who killed his Jewish neighbor in Paris while shouting about Allah is probably not criminally responsible for his actions because he had smoked marijuana beforehand, a French judge ruled. The preliminary ruling in the trial of Kobili Traore for the 2017 murder of Sarah Halimi came was presented from a judge of […]
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  • Orthodox Jew wearing yarmulke wins on CBS’s Million Dollar Mile

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    Recently, (Saturday night, July 13,) Michael Neuman, 26, a psychotherapist living on Miami Beach, Fla., became the first and only Orthodox Jew to defeat a pro athlete on CBS’ Million Dollar Mile (https://youtu.be/gRPlZL9Apc0), a program  produced by Lebron James. He wore his yarmulke proudly as he always does when competing and winning at obstacle course racing competitions. The show gives […]
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  • Alan Dershowitz helped Jeffrey Epstein secure his controversial plea deal. He has no regrets.

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Alan Dershowitz represented convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when he was sentenced more than a decade ago to what is generally considered an extremely light term. Epstein had abused dozens of underage girls, but was given only 13 months in a private wing of a county jail. He was allowed to leave […]
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  • Beth Emeth Shabbat dinner to include discussion on Reform’s traditions with Cantor Schechtman

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    ALBANY–The Congregation Beth Emeth Renaissance Group will host a Shabbat dinner and learning session focused on “Weddings and Funerals & Everything in Between” on Friday, July 26, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will begin with a Shabbat service at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an education program on Jewish lifecycle events. Cantor […]
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  • The Chabad rebbe fought bias by spreading pro-Semitism

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    By DAVID SUISSA (Jewish Journal via JNS) – We take it for granted that the way to address the evil of anti-Semitism is to fight it. It’s a natural part of our vocabulary. We fight, we confront, we condemn, we call out. We refuse to stand idly by. All of that makes perfect sense. But on this 25th anniversary of […]
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