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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a higher open Tuesday. The Dow is rising 0.2%, while the S&P 500 is gaining 0.1% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.1% above fair value on the GLOBEX. The major averages are poised to advance as investors digest the latest updates on the global trade front. […]
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  • Yom Kippur guide for the perplexed, 2018

    By jwadmin on September 17, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish Sages, September 17, 2018, bit.ly/2MCHiLl  More on Yom Kippur and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1.  The Yom Kippur-matchmaking connection. According to Rabbi Simeon ben Gamliel, the 6th President of the Sanhedrin (the ancient Jewish Supreme Court of 71 Sages), during 50 CE – 70 CE, a direct […]
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  • Julia Salazar wins in N.Y.’s Democratic primary: Other Jewish voting concerns

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Julia Salazar, whose revised claims to Jewish identity raised questions and challenges in the media, won her race for a New York State Senate seat in Thursday, Sept. 13, Democratic primary. The democratic socialist defeated 16-year incumbent Martin Malavé Dilan by 59-41 percent in a local but closely watched contest. Salazar’s biography came under close scrutiny when […]
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  • Emmanuel Macron becomes first sitting French president to attend pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – French President Emmanuel Macron attended a pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony at the Great Synagogue of Paris, the first time that a sitting president has done so. Macron, who was presented with several varieties of honey as a gift in honor of the Jewish New Year, did not speak at the Tuesday evening program, since France has […]
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  • 2,000 Rosh Hashanah pilgrims to Uman swindled 

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 2,000 people planning to travel from Israel to the Jewish pilgrimage site in Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah were swindled out of about $1.3 million. Three people were recently arrested in connection with the scheme, Ynet has reported reported. They are accused of fraud, money laundering and forgery. The suspects, all 29, sold the airline tickets to […]
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  • Kosher-keeping Orthodox teen wins ‘Chopped’ championship

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – An Orthodox, kosher-keeping teen has won a “Chopped” championship. Rachel Goldzal, 13, of Staten Island, won the episode that aired on Sept. 4, beating two 12 year olds and a 10 year old. She was 12 when she filmed the Food Network cooking reality show in the spring. She is the first kosher champion in […]
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  • Deconstructing the Oslo Accords 25 years later: Was it a gift or a curse?

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    “The Oslo agreements were like an ill patient transported into the surgery room so that he could be healed. However, people [kept] coming into the room trying to unplug all the machines.” —Yariv Oppenheimer, former director of Peace Now. By JOSH HASTEN (JNS) – It’s hard to believe that it’s been a quarter of a century: Sept. 13 marks the 25th anniversary of the […]
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  • It is the season for Jewish unity!

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    By MOSHE PHILLIPS and JOSHUA GOLDSTEIN It can be claimed that no single day in the Jewish liturgical calendar is clearly meant to showcase the unity of the Jewish People than Yom Kippur. And during Yom Kippur no single service symbolizes that unity more than Kol Nidre. A short declaration made with a call that we all stand together is […]
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  • Trump praises GOP congressman who body slammed Jewish reporter

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Donald Trump recently praised a Republican congressman from Montana for body slamming a Jewish reporter on the eve of a special election. At a rally in Billings, Montana on Thursday night, Sept. 6, Trump praised Greg Gianforte for physical attacking Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, a London-based newspaper, on the eve of a […]
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  • US departure from conventional wisdom

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” September 13, 2018, https://bit.ly/2p0VHYi The evolution of President Trump’s stance on the Palestinian issue reflects extrication from conventional wisdom, which was embraced by his predecessors and the establishment of the State Department, academia and the media, while systematically crashed against the rocks of Middle East reality. In contrast to his predecessors, […]
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