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  • 5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

    By jwadmin on June 15, 2018
    By Ron Kaplan NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – June 8 was the most productive day for Jewish batters in Major League Baseball history. Five members of the tribe combined for six home runs on Friday, June8, to help their respective teams to victory. Here’s the scorecard: Ryan Braun, “The Hebrew Hammer,” hit two home runs, driving in five runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers […]
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  • Spanish city cancels Israeli concert in latest boycott move

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2018
    (JTA) – A Spanish municipality disinvited an Israeli orchestra and ballet group from its autumn cultural program. Oviedo, saying “Israeli organizations are not wanted” in its premises, canceled the participation of the Netanya Chamber Orchestra and the ballet group last week, the news site IsraelValley reported. In 2016, an administrative court in the northern Spanish city ruled that a motion in […]
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  • New York City councilman to provide day of gender-segregated beach for constituents

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A New York City councilman is renting a city beach on Coney Island in order to host gender-segregated swim days for his Jewish and Muslim constituents. Brooklyn Democrat Chaim Deutsch made the announcement on his Facebook page: “For many New Yorkers, including religious Jews and Muslims who observe modesty laws, there isn’t an opportunity to utilize our City’s […]
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  • Barr apologizes to Soros for calling him a Nazi collaborator in tweet

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Roseanne Barr  has apologized to Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros for calling the Jewish philanthropist a Nazi collaborator. Recently, Barr had tweeted that Chelsea Clinton was married to a Soros nephew, which Clinton refuted in a tweet. In the tweet, Clinton praised Soros’ Open Society Foundations, which provides grants to civil society groups around the world, with a […]
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  • Quicken Loans makes it kosher for Orthodox Jews to take out a mortgage

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)– Orthodox Jews can continue to take out mortgages and other loans from Quicken Loans after the company resolved a Jewish legal problem. Agudath Israel of America, a major haredi Orthodox organization, issued a Jewish legal ruling in April prohibiting Jews from taking out loans from the Detroit-based company because it is majority-owned by Jews — notably Dan Gilbert, who […]
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  • Netanyahu tells Iranians he can save them from drought

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    JNS – In a video clip posted to Facebook with Farsi subtitles, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reached out to the Iranian people, offering to help them solve the problem of drought that is plaguing the country. Pouring a glass of water for himself from a full pitcher on his desk, Netanyahu detailed his plans to launch a Farsi website teaching […]
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  • Dr. Lozman spearheads drive for Capital District Holocaust Memorial; Niskayuna site

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    By LOIS GOLDRICH TEANECK, N.J. (Jewish Standard via JTA) – Perhaps because he has spent so many years working to restore abandoned Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe, Dr. Michael Lozman has come to believe that the lessons of the Holocaust must be disseminated as widely as possible. That has meant erecting a memorial in Grosovo, Belarus, where almost 300 Jews were killed and buried; bringing […]
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  • Remembering The Jewish War Veterans of Troy on Memorial Day

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    By STEVE GOLD In a back corner of the Elmwood Hill Cemetery is an area with the graves of Jewish war veterans who lived in Troy. As she has done for several years now, Jaclyn Gold, a member of Troy’s Temple Beth El, has organized a team to make sure there are fresh flags at each grave for Memorial Day. […]
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  • Shabbos House honors UAlbany 2018 students that have been active in Jewish life

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    Prior to the University at Albany commencement ceremonies, Shabbos House Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center honored 30 students of the Class of 2018 to note their involvement in Jewish campus life. The program included a buffet dinner, a memories slideshow featuring hundreds of photos spanning the students’ years at UAlbany, a student roast comparing each of the graduating students to […]
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  • ‘The Band’s Visit’ wins 10 Tony Awards, including for best musical

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “The Band’s Visit,” a jewel-box musical based on an Israeli film about an Egyptian band stranded in a hardscrabble Negev town, won the 2018 Tony Award for best musical. “The Band’s Visit” dominated its categories during the 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall Sunday night, June 10. Ari’el Stachel, the California-born son of […]
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