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  • Yiddish Book Center sets free talks

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    Stanford University Professor Steven Zipperstein will headline The Yiddish Book Center’s spring Community Open House on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Amherst, Mass. The free daylong event features a lecture by Zipperstein on the Kishinev pogrom of 1903; a talk by photographer Loli Kantor about her work on Jewish life in modern Eastern Europe; and […]
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  • Sol Greenberg, longtime Albany County district attorney dies at 95

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2017
    By Carol DeMare Albany Times Union Sol Greenberg, legendary district attorney of Albany County who served as chief prosecutor for a quarter of a century before retiring in 2000, died Thursday. He was 95. A striking figure with wavy silver hair, square jaw and his familiar pipe clenched between his teeth, Greenberg, a Democrat who became a political institution, was […]
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  • The Hidden Tzaddik of Albany

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2017
    By Jack A. Kaplowitz His name was Salo Steper. Salo was not well known to the larger Capital District Jewish community. In Albany’s observant community, however, he was a giant. A tzaddik is a just and righteous Jew. Salo was certainly that, and everyone knew it. It was only after his death that we realized just how great a tzaddik he […]
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  • Beth Emeth to screen Israeli comedy

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2017
    Congregation Beth Emeth will host a deli and movie night on Saturday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m.. The film will be “Peter the 3rd,” a 2015 Israeli comedy about Peter, a 65-year-old widower, a theater actor who never got a lead role. Peter decides to run for the Knesset in order to receive a Knesset member’s pension. With help from […]
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  • Gates Brotherhood plans dinner and a movie

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2017
    Brotherhood of Congregation Gates of Heaven has planned a movie night on Saturday, April 22. To be held at the temple at 852 Ashmore Ave., babysitting is available at no charge. Snacks at 5:30 p.m., dinner buffet at 6. The movie selections are The Light Between The Ocean (PG-13) and Moana (PG.) Dinner and movie are $12 per person or […]
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  • Holocaust documentary set for Clifton Park Chabad

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    Clifton Park Chabad will screen “No Place On Earth,” a Holocaust documentary, on Monday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library. In 1942, 38 men, women and children slide down a cold, muddy hole in the ground, seeking refuge from the war above in a pitch-black underground world where no human had gone before. These five Ukrainian Jewish […]
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  • Panel on refugee crisis to discuss a Jewish response

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass.–Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, will present, on April 20, 7:30 p.m., an up close look at the current refugee crisis. The program is open to the community free of charge. Joanna Slater, journalist for the Toronto Globe and Mail, will discuss f the current flight of refugees across Europe. She will also reflect on the role of journalists […]
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  • Anne Frank’s former classmate tells of meeting Frank at Bergen-Belsen, responsibility of survivors

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    BY CNAAN Liphshiz NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Looking through the barbed wire of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 14-year-old Nanette Konig could barely recognize her friend and classmate from Amsterdam, Anne Frank. Both girls had been caught by the Nazis in the Dutch capital and were sent to starve to death in a place Konig describes today as “hell on Earth.” Both […]
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  • Newspaper’s ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’ motto irritates Trump: Is democracy alive and kicking?

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield With little fanfare, the Washington Post recently added a motto to the top of page one just below its name:  “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” It had been in the works since early last year, but newly inaugurated President Donald Trump took it as a personal insult, as did many of his supporters, according to published […]
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  • Richard Gere on channeling his ‘inner schlub’ in ‘Norman’

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) – Richard Gere is sexy, suave, tough. He’s been the star of a constellation of films, from “American Gigolo” to “Pretty Woman,” “An Officer and a Gentleman” to “Primal Fear.” At 67, the onetime People magazine Sexiest Man of the Year (1999) still has the looks and charm of a leading man. So what is Richard […]
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