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  • US departure from conventional wisdom

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” September 13, 2018, https://bit.ly/2p0VHYi The evolution of President Trump’s stance on the Palestinian issue reflects extrication from conventional wisdom, which was embraced by his predecessors and the establishment of the State Department, academia and the media, while systematically crashed against the rocks of Middle East reality. In contrast to his predecessors, […]
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  • McCain SOB—not so fast Sen. Schumer!

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield I’d only been working for Senator Hubert Humphrey a few weeks when his friend and colleague Sen. Richard Russell (D-Ga.) died in January 1971. Russell was a legend in the Senate, known as a master of both Senate rules and national defense issues. He respected for his intellect, integrity and honesty. Alarmed By Russell’s Racism The […]
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  • A High Holidays plea: Listen to each other on Israel’s nation-state debate

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    By Rabbi AVI WEISS (JTA) – The High Holidays are approaching. It is a time when Jews worldwide join together in the spirit of camaraderie, pouring out their hearts for a good new year. But the lead-up this year has been different, often pitting Jews against Jews in bitter controversy. Rosh Hashanah 5779 arrives with the passage of legislation declaring that […]
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  • One for all, and all for one! Local Maccabi delegation returns home with 49 medals

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
      The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers sent 19 athletes and 1 artist as a joint delegation to the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Orange County, Calif. The local teen delegation earned 49 medals (15 Gold, 19 Silver, 15 Bronze). Now in its 36th year in the United States, the games are open to Jewish youth […]
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  • Massry residents bond over shared interests

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    ALBANY–“The Massry Assisted Living Residence on the Daughters of Sarah campus is a community where friends and family come together to enjoy the best of what life has to offer. We all know how important it is to stay active, no matter our age. We are delighted to see that those who are at home at The Massry Residence are […]
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  • Temple Israel announces its new Jewish Learning Center; programming starts in October

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    ALBANY–Registration is now open for Temple Israel’s Jewish Learning Center (JLC), a first of its kind Jewish academic program in the Capital Region, according to its organizers. The JLC, set to start in October, will feature local scholars teaching courses focussed on classic and modern Judaic themes in society. The JLC will offer classes by an academic calendar year. Classes […]
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  • Jewish equestrian opts out of competition and will observe Yom Kippur

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli equestrian rider has withdrawn from Septembers world championships since the competition will take place on Yom Kippur. The International Equestrian Federation event, which will take place this year in North Carolina, is a prelude to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where Israel’s equestrian federation hopes to compete for the first time. Israeli rider Dan […]
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  • Moe Berg, catcher who became a spy, gets an exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Moe Berg is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame – as a spy, not a catcher. The shrine to the national pastime in Cooperstown, New York, recently opened an exhibit on the Jewish player, who gained more attention for his espionage than a 15-year career in which he finished with a batting average of […]
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  • Trump spokesperson says president seeks a new year of Mideast peace

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    By JASON DOV GREENBLATT WASHINGTON (JTA) – Shalom. Salaam. Peace. In Judaism, the word peace is found in the common greeting Shalom Aleichem. In the Muslim world, As-Salaam-Alaikum, or “peace be with you,” is similarly used. The Jewish High Holy Days are upon us and in the machzor (the prayer book for the High Holy Days), the word “Shalom” appears throughout […]
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  • One-stater is about to be elected Is this the future of the Democratic Party?

    By jwadmin on September 7, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic nominee in a surefire congressional district comprising parts of Detroit, believes in a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and says she would vote against military assistance for Israel. Does she represent a trend? Republicans would like you to think so. “This is the Democrat (sic) party,” the Republican Jewish Coalition tweeted, attached […]
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