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Friday, January 19, 2018 4:34 pm

  • Will Abbas’ explosive comments kill the peace process?

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Oslo Accords? “Killed,” the Palestinian Authority president says, blaming Israel. The Israeli prime minister says the Palestinians are now “unmasked”—but naturally he blames the Palestinians. Notably, the United States is silent. The P.A. president, Mahmoud Abbas, delivered a rambling address of more than two hours this past weekend to the Palestine Liberation Organization’s […]
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  • What really happened at the original Trefa Banquet

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By JONATHAN D. SARNA BOSTON (JTA) – In an article written for J: The Jewish News of Northern California and republished by JTA, David A.M. Wilensky describes with gusto the supposedly mouthwatering delicacies, including Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon and Pulled Pork Potato Kugel, consumed this month by “rabbis and foodies” at the Trefa Banquet 2.0 in San Francisco —complete with a communal […]
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  • Temple Gates plans program for those thirsty for Torah, “Torah-On-Tap”

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven has announced a new program, Torah-On-Tap, an opportunity to talk about Torah over beers and bagels with Rabbi Matt Cutler and Arnie Rotenberg, the congregation’s director of Jewish living. The program will be at the Schmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. The program is free and open […]
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  • AJCC to screen Greek movie on Jan. 20

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    ALBANY–“Cloudy Sunday,” will be the movie of the Cinema International at the J on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Cinema International at the J features a monthly film with Jewish content. The 2015 film is in Greek with English subtitles and is 118 minutes. It was directed by Manousos Manousakis. […]
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  • Jewish music to be January topic of Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn series

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    ALBANY–In keeping with Beth Emeth’s 180th anniversary theme of celebrating the history of the congregation and the Reform Movement, a Lunch and Learn series at the synagogue in January has been reviewing the evolution of Jewish music from biblical times through the 21st century. Cantor Jodi Schechtman  is the lecturer at the Lunch and Learn sessions at Beth Emeth, 100 […]
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  • Stephen C. Ainlay, president of Union College, to speak at MLK, Jr. Shabbat program at Gates Of Heaven

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a community Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 19, at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave. The evening will begin with Shabbat service at 5 p.m.  At 6 p.m., the annual Soup Shabbat Dinner will be featured. Then at 7 p.m. guest speaker Stephen C. Ainlay, […]
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  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS) helps out with Christmas charity programs

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    The local chapters of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS), American Jews and Muslims joined together to perform acts of charity for those celebrating Christmas. On Sunday, Dec. 17, members gathered at the Muslim Community Center, Schenectady to bake rolls for the Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council’s Soup Kitchen Christmas Dinner sponsored by Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs. On Dec. 25, the SOSS joined by […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By Benjamin J. Chuckrow Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Stock index futures are indicating a higher opening Wednesday. The Dow is adding 0.4% in the pre-market. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 are both climbing 0.3% in early trading. The major averages are poised to advance following Monday’s choppy session which saw the market decline after opening sharply higher. Corporate profits remain […]
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  • Lies, fake news perpetuated as Trump administration fights ‘voter fraud’

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump squandered millions of tax dollars in a failed attempt to validate one of his most notorious lies, one that threatens to undermine American democracy and disenfranchise millions of American voters. With a voracious ego matched by his lack of integrity, he continues to perpetuate the lie that he lost the popular vote by […]
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  • When Jews came from ‘sh!@#thole’ countries

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jews have been among those considered “undesirable.” They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their habits.” They were “un-American.” So read a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United Stated Consular Service and approved […]
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