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  • Spain not portrayed accurately

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2019
    Editor: Cnaan Liphshiz’ article in the Jewish World’s Nov. 29, edition, “Is Spain really a haven for people with Jewish roots?” paints a gloomy portrait. Among examples cited is the awful statement that “across northern Spain people toast one another with the phrase ‘kill a Jew.’” Happily, that is not the Spain that I’ve experienced over the last 25 years. […]
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  • Is there a need for another big Washington pro-Israel group?

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “Democratic” and “pro-Israel” didn’t use to make news when coupled, but The New York Times thought it newsworthy recently when yet another group staking its claim to the territory emerged. After The Times broke the story about the establishment of the Democratic Majority for Israel, the group’s release hit the inboxes of other reporters. “Our […]
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  • Dr. Gina Gould discussed miSci— past, present, and future —as Temple Gates lecturer

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    By BOB MICHAELS CGOH Brotherhood Breakfast speaker program chairperson The Schenectady Museum was founded in 1935, moved to its present Nott Terrace location in 1969, and was renamed the Museum of Innovation and Science, or miSci, in 2014. Dr. Gina Gould was appointed its president as of Jan. 1, 2018. On that date miSci was barely distinguishable among 35,000 U. […]
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  • Local swimmer to compete at Pan American Maccabi Games this summer

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Elijah Feret, of Congregation Agudat Achim and a junior at Niskayuna High School has been selected to represent team USA at the 14th Pan American Maccabi Games this summer in Mexico City. The Pan American Maccabi Games are a celebration of Jewish unity, culture, and heritage through athletic competition. He will swim against athletes from the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, […]
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  • The Jewish Federation lists availability of academic scholarships

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    The Jewish Community Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York has announced the availability of academic scholarships.  Scholarships include: Undergraduate College Scholarships The Abraham & Eleanor Staff College Scholarship $4,075 grant available The recipient of the award must be between the ages of 17 and 24. The applicant’s parents must demonstrate financial need and show a copy […]
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  • Is it feed a cold and starve a fever, or starve a cold and feed a fever? Guarding one’s body nutritionally against disease

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    By FRAN WEISS MS, RDN, CDN Happily, the answer is: “neither!”  A well-nourished body is our best defense. These healthy choices help promote a strong immune system: Antioxidants, as found in a variety of fruits, and vegetables are phytonutrients that neutralize free radicals and protect our cells. Eat a rainbow of colorful foods! Make sure to include: Vitamin A: sweet […]
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  • The ongoing battle to succeed Abbas: Will it slide into violence?

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has managed to hold on to power for over 14 years, and has shown no intention of resigning, or appointing a successor.  Under his term, Hamas rebelled against the PA’s rule and launched a breakaway province in the Gaza Strip, representing a historic split among Palestinians. One half of Palestinians […]
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  • Pelosi, lawmakers rap Omars anti- Semitic  remarks on Twitter

    By jwadmin on February 12, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to “immediately apologize” for remarks that Pelosi called anti-Semitic. “Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement Monday, Feb. 11, a day after Omar said on Twitter that the American Israel […]
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  • Is Julian Edelman the best Jewish football player ever?

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    BY GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – The day after the New England Patriots beat the favored Kansas City Chiefs to reach their third straight Super Bowl — their amazing ninth in less than 20 years — CBS Sports analyst Boomer Esiason made an intriguing statement: Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Is […]
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  • Holocaust-era property compensation discussed with Luxembourg’s prime minister

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2019
    By YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ (European Jewish Press via JNS) – Leaders of the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and of the Jewish Community of Luxembourg met recently  with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel to discuss efforts to address remaining Holocaust-era property compensation issues. The delegation was led by U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans and U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Tom […]
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