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  • Corruption charges lobbed at him, Netanyahu feels political earth rumble, but not crack

    By jwadmin on February 16, 2018
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – A political and legal storm hit Israel Tuesday evening, Feb,13,  when Israeli police officials informed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that they plan to recommend bribery and breach of trust charges in the two corruption cases against him. Innocent Until Proven Guilty Members of Netanyahu’s Likud party criticized the police recommendation while opposition members quickly jumped on the chance […]
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  • Has U.S. foreign policy been wrecked by Rex Tillerson?

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield If you had any doubts about the low priority this administration puts on diplomacy, it was made painfully clear this week on opposite sides of the globe. The White House released its Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which calls for more deep cuts for the State Department, which has been shedding experienced diplomats, senior managers and, […]
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  • Beth Emeth holds annual social events in Florida

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth recently held two annual Florida social events for members and others from the Capital Region. Congregants attended the 25th annual Shabbat dinner at the Boca Renaissance Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 20. Guests were joined by Rabbi Scott Shpeen, spiritual leader of the congregation, Beth Emeth President Lee Rosen and several of the congregation’s clergy and staff members. […]
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  • ASO Offers Star Warriors Symphony

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    In “Star Warriors: The Last Maestro,” the Evil Emperor has outlawed all music in the galaxy. But, from the far reaches of a distant solar system, a mysterious wanderer appears to rally the “resistance,” a small troupe of singers, to harness the force of song and destroy the Emperor’s power. Is he “The Last Maestro?” Kids, many dressed in “Star […]
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  • Big Galut(e) quintet to feature Yiddish tunes, klezmer at Feb. 22 concert

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    ALBANY– The University at Albany Performing Arts Center, operating under the auspices of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present the Big Galut(e) quintet on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The quintet includes Robin Seletsky, Sasha Margolis, Michael Leopold, Mark Rubinstein and Richard Sosinsky who met during summer stints at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. The program will feature traditional Yiddish tunes, […]
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  • B’nai Sholom to screen documentary about  philanthropist Julius Rosenwald

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany will present a screening of “Rosenwald,” Aviva Kempner’s 2015 documentary on the life of Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, son of an immigrant peddler who became president of Sears, Roebuck and who partnered with Booker T. Washington in the early 1900s to build more than 5,000 schools in African American communities in the American south. […]
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  • Beneficial relationship! Cosmetologist has history of aiding Jewish neighbors

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    By Marilyn Shapiro As I settled into my chair at the Shalom Club table at Solivita Club Expo, I put my pocketbook on the empty chair from the Bellisimo Hair Salon, which was located next to us. A few minutes later, a young Hispanic man asked me to move it so he could sit down. “Hope you don’t mind,” he […]
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  • Hadassah Shabbat to feature service, luncheon at Ohav Shalom Synagogue

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    Hadassah Capital District has announced that it will hold its annual Hadassah Shabbat service at Ohav Shalom synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany, on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. Margery Zucker and Phyllis Hecker, co-chairpersons, said that Hadassah members and Hadassah associates from all parts of the Capital District will participate in leading the services. Following the service […]
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  • Blaze Bernstein’s high school classmate pleads not guilty to murder

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)– A former high school classmate of Blaze Bernstein, 19, the Jewish college student found dead in a park near his parents’ Southern California home, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. Samuel Woodward, 20, of Newport Beach, Calif., was ordered held on $5 million bail, after he issued his plea in Orange County Superior Court. It was […]
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  • Leonard Cohen and Carrie Fisher win posthumous Grammy Awards

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — After more than a dozen albums and a little more than a year after his death, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen won his first Grammy. Cohen posthumously won the award for best rock performance at the recent Grammy Awards in New York City. The winning tune is the title track from his final album, “You Want It […]
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