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  • After Witnessing ISIS’s Genocide And Slavery, ‘Jewish Schindler’ Sprang Into Action

    By jwadmin on July 21, 2017
    By Bradley Martin The Federalist At a high-end car and motorcycle dealership in Montreal, a Canadian-Jewish businessman has made it his mission to save Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS. What began as just another business venture for Steve Maman, a car dealer specializing in luxury automobiles, would turn into saving the lives of thousands of people. Born in Morocco and […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on July 21, 2017
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Friday, July 21, 2017 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower open on Friday. The Dow and S&P 500 are down 0.1% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.2% below fair value on GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to decline as corporate earnings continue to dominate on Wall Street. General Electric is sliding 1.1% to […]
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  • Uganda’s Jews are down to one meal a day because of East Africa’s famine

    By jwadmin on July 20, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Uganda’s 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water. But this year, the situation for Uganda’s Jewish community, called the Abayudaya, has worsened. Twenty million people across Africa and the Middle East […]
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  • British Jews are using Facebook to create new “pop-up” communities

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    Social media has empowered young British Jews who are dissatisfied with existing communal structures to create their own shared spaces. Nathan Abrams finds that digital culture serves as an important sphere for religious self-definition as well as offering a new and different encounter with Judaism. In 2008 a group of young Jews came together to form a new congregation to hold truly […]
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  • Branding Jews exotic: A Tumblr blog is documenting the way Jews are depicted in mainstream media

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    Keith Kahn-Harris began noticing that articles about Jews in mainstream media were often being illustrated with photographs of strictly orthodox (Haredi) Jews despite the fact that the articles rarely discuss Haredim directly. Here Kahn-Harris discusses why he started a blog to highlight this phenomenon. The tendency to use these images, he argues, have some disturbing features: homogenizing the British Jewish community and exoticising and othering orthodox […]
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  • Alan Gross, after spending 5 years in a Cuban prison, is starting over in Israel

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) – Alan Gross contacted me a couple of months ago over Facebook Messenger. There was something he thought I should know. I was pleasantly surprised. I’d only exchanged pleasantries with Gross in the several times I’d seen him since his release from a Cuban prison in December 2014, ending five years of imprisonment for his […]
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  • Jewish Federation notes efforts of Phaffs, Mendels and Bernstein at annual meeting

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York presented three awards at its June annual meeting. The Jewish Federation honored Leo and Ruth Phaff with the Sidney Albert Community Service Award, Benjamin and Ruth Mendel with the President’s Award, and Daniel Bernstein with the Samuel E. Aronowitz Young Leadership Award. Ruth and Leo Phaff, recipients of the Sidney and Albert Community […]
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  • L*E*V program to combine efforts of seniors and SJCC tween campers in mural project

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–Niskayuna-area seniors are invited to join Schenectady Jewish Community Center  tween campers in  decorate dove cut-outs to create murals at both B’nai B’rith and at the Schenectady JCC as part of the L*E*V monthly program on Monday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. at B’nai B’rith House , 22 Knolls Rd.,  Niskayuna. The free JCC’s L*E*V program for July is inspired by the […]
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  • ‘Shalom Italia,’  a study in Holocaust recollection to be shown on WMHT

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    On the run from Nazis, three Italian Jewish brothers spent months during their childhood hiding in a cave in the Tuscan countryside. Nearly 70 years later, after emigrating to Israel, the three reunite in the country they were forced to abandon and rediscover their hiding place. “For years I’ve wanted to find that cave, the place to which we owe […]
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  • ‘Waltz with Bashir ’ film screening set for Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–The Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival continues with a film screening on Sunday, July 23, at 7 p.m. of “Waltz with Bashir,” an animated film that tries to reconstruct how and why thousands of innocent civilians were massacred during the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon when those with the power to stop the invasion took no action. The film will […]
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