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  • JNF supporters meet at local breakfast; review promoting fair media coverage of Israel with Joe Hyams

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    ALBANY–Ninety Israel supporters filled the room at the Albany Marriott to show their unwavering passion for the work of Jewish National Fund (JNF) during its annual Breakfast for Israel, according to JNF organizers. “I am so proud of our community for their unwavering support of Israel and the work Jewish National Fund does every day on the ground to improve […]
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  • May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here’s why you didn’t know that.

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
      By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Only one religious group in the United States has a federally proclaimed month celebrating its history: the Jews. In 2006, President George W. Bush officially declared May as Jewish American Heritage Month. Yet Jewish American Heritage Month, or JAHM, hardly seems a priority — not in the government, not in the media, […]
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  • In Manchester, Jews have been preparing for an attack for years

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Britain’s bloodiest terrorist attack in over a decade occurred Monday, May 22, just two miles from Rabbi Yisroel Cohen’s synagogue.Yet one day after the deadly bombing in Manchester, Cohen told JTA he has no intention of changing security arrangements at his congregation. In fact Cohen, a Chabad emissary who works in a Jewish enclave […]
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  • Trump’s draconian budget could decimate vital programs of vulnerable

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas M. Bloomfield While Donald Trump was dancing and swinging swords with his fellow billionaires in Saudi Arabia, his budget director and minions were back in Washington slashing the social safety net of millions of poor, elderly, disabled, hungry and disadvantaged Americans. It is no coincidence that his draconian budget was released while Trump was gobbling up the […]
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  • Israel gave Trump the royal treatment he wants in U.S.

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN JERUSALEM (JTA) – President Donald Trump must have felt like he was back behind his desk at Trump Tower. During his whirlwind visit to Israel and the West Bank on Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. leader was treated with the deference befitting a CEO. His words were greeted with rapturous applause and vows of support. After one […]
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  • Sam Korotkin receives Emmy award

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    Sam (Samuel Aaron) Korotkin, son of Albany native Bruce (and Deborah) Korotkin, and grandson of the late Sylvia and Arthur Korotkin (retired senior partner of Urbach, Kahn & Werlin CPAs) was recently awarded a New York State Emmy Award. Sam Korotkin, a senior videographer with Buffalo’s Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PS&E), which is the parent company of the Buffalo Bills and […]
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  • Cohen, Giwerc share history

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    David Giwerc, left,  introduced 97-year old Marthe Cohn, who had been part of French Resistance during WWII, and shared his own family’s Holocaust history at a recent  program of the Bethlehem Chabad. Cohn, the author of Behind Enemy Lines, told a crowd of 120 of how she, a French Jew of 20, served as a spy. Her  intelligence gathering was […]
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  • Are you a teen? Are you into sports? The local Maccabi Games want you!

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    Fifty teen athletes from 19 local communities are scheduled to compete in The Capital Region JCC Maccabi Games set for Aug. 6 through 11.  More are desired! The local delegation, organized by the Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers, have a need for more area teen athletes (12-16) to join them, according to Andrew Katz, delegation head. He reports that: […]
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  • Opinion: Shavuot—breaking the tablets, and putting them back together!

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By ADINA LEWITTES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Shavuot, which begins at sundown May 30, focuses on Moses receiving the tablets of the law. But a fascinating part of the story is when he shatters them. In an astounding midrash, or rabbinic commentary, Moses’ act is portrayed as the epitome of loyalty to the people, but also teaches God about community and continuity. Descending Mount […]
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  • Who gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat?

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Which Orthodox rabbi gave Jared and Ivanka permission to fly on Shabbat? We don’t know who it was, but we know who it wasn’t. It wasn’t Haskel Lookstein, who oversaw the first daughter’s conversion to Judaism. It wasn’t Marvin Hier, who gave the invocation at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It wasn’t Levi […]
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