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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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  • Give a listen! This singer wrote a folk rock album on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In 2014, early on in a three-year stint spent living in Israel, songwriter Ben Fisher took a vacation to Japan. Sitting in a hotel room in Tokyo, he spontaneously wrote a song about the founding of Tel Aviv — in about 15 minutes. The story goes that the first Tel Aviv homesteaders chose […]
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  • DC Report: Exit Sessions?

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield After  escalating and bitter attacks on his attorney general (AG), it appears increasingly likely President Trump will finally dump Jeff Sessions, possibly right after the midterm elections. The intensifying battle reflects a president with little interest in the rule of law, and an overarching interest in protecting himself in the face of tidal waves of […]
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  • My sister: A pioneer as a teacher in special education!

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO As a child, I was in awe of my big sister. Eight years my senior, Laura wore the best clothes (big skirts with tons of crinolines); listened to the best songs (No to Elvis; Yes to Pat Boone and Johnny Mathis); and exuded a confidence that I lacked. It wasn’t until I was an adult, working with Special […]
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  • It’s a new year. Why not swap in these recipes for old favorites?

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    BY SHANNON SARNA NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The sweetest time of year is upon us, quite literally: It’s Rosh Hashanah. And while I know most families have their standard holiday dishes they make year after year, sometimes it’s nice to swap in a new appetizer, alternating main dish or quick, but delicious new dessert to serve. Trade in your […]
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  • Chasidic women upend tradition by as an all-female EMT Corps in ‘93QUEEN,’ a  POV documentary.

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    When Rachel “Ruchie” Freier introduces us to Borough Park, Brooklyn, one of the world’s largest enclaves of Chasidic Jews, she acknowledges the community’s prevailing view of a woman’s role: “The focus of a woman is being a mother. Any profession, or extra schooling, is discouraged.” In Paula Eiselt’s debut feature documentary, “93Queen,” America’s first all-female EMT corps is born against […]
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  • Haley hopeful, Friedman skeptical of upcoming Mideast peace plan

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    (JNS) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has expressed hope over the Trump administration’s plan for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians, while U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman expressed skepticism about what will be introduced at this month’s U.N. General Assembly debate. “Only if [Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud] Abbas comes to the table” will peace be […]
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  • Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte,  who has compared himself to Hitler, calls Hitler ‘insane’ on Yad Vashem visit

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — “We remember our friends,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at the start of a meeting between the two leaders. The official visit was the first by a president of the Philippines to the State of Israel. “It is deeply appreciated. We remember the exceptional role of the Philippines that received Jewish refugees […]
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  • ‘A Day at B’nai’ at B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    ALBANY–B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany recently welcomed the community to “A Day at B’nai,” a festival and open house, held at the synagogue on Whitehall Road in Albany.  A bounce house, face painting, music and dance, and a social action project were featured.  ‘A Day at B’nai’ kicked off B’nai Sholom’s month-long ‘Countdown to Rosh Hashanah,’ a series of […]
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  • A Jewish atonement ritual (not the chicken one) gets an eco-friendly makeover

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    BY PENNY SCHWARTZ SOMERVILLE, Mass. (JTA) – On the first afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz will lead her congregation on a walk to the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on the Mystic River for tashlich, a centuries-old ritual when Jews symbolically discard their sins from the past year into a moving body of water. But instead of the customary bits of […]
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