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  • 2020 presidential candidate speaks against circumcision

    By jwadmin on March 23, 2019
    (JNS) – Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has taken a stand against circumcision, being the first candidate for the White House to make such a public statement. “It’s sort of pushed on parents in many situations,” the 44-year-old entrepreneur told The Daily Beast, adding that it’s a “cultural onus” applied to families. “From what I’ve seen, the evidence on it being […]
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  • Why President Trump’s tweet on The Golan Heights is important

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Donald Trump recently tweeted that the United States should recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” […]
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  • Israel’s highest court just did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a big favor

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – On Sunday, the Israeli Supreme Court handed down the final rulings on who could run in the country’s April 9 Knesset elections. The Central Elections Committee set up by the Knesset had previously decided that members of Otzma, whose leaders are disciples of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane could run in spite of accusations […]
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  • Ariana Grande kicks off tour with tribute to late Jewish rapper Mac Miller

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By EMILY BURACK (JTA) – Ariana Grande opened a world tour with music by the late Jewish rapper, Mac Miller, who had dated the pop star for nearly two years before overdosing on alcohol and drugs last year. Grande, 25, dated Miller Grande started the tour for her blockbuster album “Sweetener” in an arena in Albany on Monday March 18. Some of Miller’s […]
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  • 2 arrested, gang identified in attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Two suspects have been arrested in Buenos Aires in the attack on Argentina’s chief rabbi. In addition to the arrests on Friday, March 15, Buenos Aires city police have identified the local gang responsible for the home invasion attack three weeks ago that left Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich with serious injuries, including nine broken ribs and a punctured […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Friday, March 22, 2019 – Stock index futures are indicating a lower open Friday. The Dow is off 0.7% while the S&P 500 is losing 0.6% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.6% below fair value on the GLOBEX. U.S. equities are poised to decline as a series of weak economic updates out of Europe […]
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  • Purim celebration continues at Beth Emeth

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    ALBANY–The annual Purim Carnival at Congregation Beth Emeth on Academy Road will be held from 11 – 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. There is no charge for the carnival, but lunch will be available for sale. This event is open to the entire community. Pictured are youth enjoying the carnival in 2018.
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  • Jewish journalist’s Purim prank about fleeing anti-Semitism shocks Holland

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly is the kingdom’s oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch were shocked to read a column Tuesday, March 19, by its editor announcing that she is leaving for Israel because of rising anti-Semitism here. “I am leaving for the only country where […]
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  • Stereotypes to be lunch and learn topic on March 27; ‘Shalom Bollywood’ film to be shown on April 3

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    ALBANY –Congregation Beth Emeth has announced two upcoming programs for its weekly Wednesday lunch and learns held at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, from 12 –1:30 p.m. Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction? The Myth of the Jewish American Princess will be the topic of a lunch and learn on March 27, led by Rabbi Scott Shpeen, spiritual leader of the […]
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  • Tikkun olam will be the theme of Mitzvah Day on April 7

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    ALBANY–In the spirit of tikkun olam, five congregations will join to fulfill a variety of mitzvahs on Sunday, April 7, Mitzvah Day. The five Albany congregations involved are Congregations Beth Emeth, Beth Abraham-Jacob, B’nai Sholom, Temple Israel and Ohav Shalom. Check-in and lunch, prepared by Congregation Ohav Shalom, will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd. Individuals […]
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