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Holidays

  • These Jewish women say celebrating Purim in #MeToo time brings to fore negative aspects of the story

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When Meredith Jacobs was taught the Purim story as a little girl in the 1970s and ’80s, Esther was made out to be its heroine, while Queen Vashti was its “evil queen.” According to the Book of Esther, Vashti was banished by her husband, the Persian King Ahasuerus, for refusing his order […]
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  • Hadassah Shabbat to feature service, luncheon at Ohav Shalom Synagogue

    By jwadmin on February 14, 2018
    Hadassah Capital District has announced that it will hold its annual Hadassah Shabbat service at Ohav Shalom synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany, on Saturday, Feb. 24, beginning at 9 a.m. Margery Zucker and Phyllis Hecker, co-chairpersons, said that Hadassah members and Hadassah associates from all parts of the Capital District will participate in leading the services. Following the service […]
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  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS) helps out with Christmas charity programs

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    The local chapters of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom (SOSS), American Jews and Muslims joined together to perform acts of charity for those celebrating Christmas. On Sunday, Dec. 17, members gathered at the Muslim Community Center, Schenectady to bake rolls for the Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council’s Soup Kitchen Christmas Dinner sponsored by Temple Sinai of Saratoga Springs. On Dec. 25, the SOSS joined by […]
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  • Sufganiyot get all the hype. But this humble Moroccan doughnut is also a Chanukah staple

    By jwadmin on December 13, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA)  – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel. During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to get and keep fans interested. A Tale of Two Doughnuts Every year, […]
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  • In Budapest, Chanukah comes out of the shadows and onto the ice rink

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ BUDAPEST (JTA)  – The outdoor ice skating rink — the largest in Central Europe — in Budapest’s city center has been part and parcel of Hungary’s Christmas tradition for nearly 150 years. Stretching across 3.5 acres between Heroes’ Square and Vajdahunyad Castle, the Budapest City Park Ice Rink draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country […]
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  • Chanukah 101: Answering some oft-asked Chanukah questions

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2017
    By My Jewish Learning staff via JTA How do you pronounce Chanukah? Is there a correct spelling for the holiday? Why does Chanukah last eight days? These are just some of the frequently asked questions about the Festival of Lights. Here are the answers to those questions and others. How do you pronounce Chanukah? English speakers generally pronounce it HAH-nuh-kuh. […]
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  • Bnei Menashe children lighting candles for the first night of Chanukah in Churachandpur, India.

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2017
    According to the Shavei Israel Founder and Chairman Michael Freund, “The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire. So far, some 3,000 Bnei Menashe have made aliyah thanks to Shavei Israel over the past 15 years, including more than […]
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  • Clifton Park JWC sets Dec. 18 program

    By jwadmin on November 29, 2017
    CLIFTON PARK–The Jewish Women’s Circle (JWC) of the Clifton Park Chabad will host a night out for women only at Arts & Glass at the Clifton Park Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec.18. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to create a glass-fused dish and also celebrate Chanukah . Hostesses for the event are Varda LeMonds, Erica Schumacher and Rochelle Treiber. […]
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  • Could turkey poop help stop climate change?

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – None of us want to think too hard about the turkeys we eat on Thanksgiving. We especially don’t need to think about the excrement they produce. But what if that excrement could help halt climate change? Renewable Energy Resource According to researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University, turkey excrement — along with waste produced by other […]
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  • Beth Emeth lists Chanukah gift buying opportunities

    By jwadmin on November 15, 2017
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth has announced several opportunities for the community to buy gifts during the holiday season. The congregation is sponsoring its annual craft fair on Sunday, Nov. 19, a book fair from Dec. 3 -17 and will display its Chanukah Mitzvah Menorah for a month beginning on Nov. 24. Temple Beth Emeth is located at 100 Academy Rd., Albany. […]
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