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Holidays

  • Capital Chabad celebrates Tu B’Shevat

    By jwadmin on February 15, 2019
    Capital Chabad celebrated Tu B’Shevat with the New York State Assembly in Albany. Director of Capital Chabad Rabbi Yisroel Rubin gave an invocation based on the holiday themes. Pictured, back row from left, students of B’nos Chai High School: Ita Gordon, Chaya Lazaroff, Sara Rubin Goldie Kochmant, Tani Mahr  Front row,  from left, Mussie Rubin, Esther Wildman, Chaya Rubin, Rivkah Laber, […]
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  • Jews of color on what Martin Luther King Jr. Day means to them in 2019

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN, BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –For many Jewish organizations, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to talk about the current state of black-Jewish relations. There’s a lot to talk about this year, from the controversy over ties between Women’s March organizer Tamika Mallory and Louis Farrakhan, to common cause over the rise of white […]
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  • Jewish War Veterans’ Capital District Council spread holiday cheer during Operation Jingle Bells

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2019
    ALBANY–Volunteers from the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) conducted Operation Jingle Bells here at the Stratton VA Medical Center on Christmas Eve, visiting with patients and staff who could not be with family for the holiday. A dozen volunteers from Albany Post 105 and Schenectady Post 106 were led by former Post 105 Commander Dr. Howard Pressman, who coordinated the visit […]
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  • Arbor Day (Tu Bishvat) Guide for the Perplexed, 2019

    By jwadmin on January 18, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 18, 2019, https://bit.ly/2Fzc3S3 1. The Jewish Arbor Day, Tu Bishvat (ט”ו בשבט) highlights human gratitude for the creation of the fruit-bearing trees.  Jewish tradition stipulates a one-sentence-blessing before consuming any fruit. 2. The centrality of trees is reflected by the date of Tu Bishvat, which is during the week […]
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  • Some say every tree has a story!

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2019
    Noting 5 of Israel’s must-see trees at Tu B’Shevat By MICHAEL BROWN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Trees have stories, and Israel’s trees have lots of stories. Scattered throughout the country, scores of ancient and historic trees help shed light on fascinating aspects of Israeli history, from the biblical to the modern, that are often overlooked by the average tourist. As we approach […]
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  • Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom joins Berith Sholom Christmas relief effort

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2019
    Five members from the two local chapters of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and their friends participated in the Congregation Berith Sholom Christmas Meals program on Dec. 25. The effort to provide a day off to the Troy Meals-on-Wheels staff included packaging 100 meals and gifts. It was also part of the group’s annual Sadaqa/Tzedaka Day of Giving. According to […]
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  • Ho, Ho, Ho! This Santa Claus is an Orthodox Jew

    By jwadmin on December 19, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Just like any other Santa Claus, Santa Rick will spend much of the next couple of weeks sitting children on his knee, asking whether they’ve been good and listening to their Christmas wishes. But, if it’s a Saturday, he may have slept overnight in the building. And he’ll only accept payment after nightfall. […]
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  • Dec. 25 program at Temple Gates to feature Chinese food and movies

    By jwadmin on December 19, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–The Brotherhood of Congregation Gates of Heaven will sponsor its 11th annual Chinese Buffet and Movie Night on Tuesday, Dec. 25,  beginning at 5 p.m. The program will be held at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave, Schenectady. The movie selections will be “Oceans 8” and “Incredibles 2.” The buffet dinner will be catered by Jade Bistro. The dinner costs are […]
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  • What does ‘Maccabee’ really mean?

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple has shared with The Jewish World his answer to this question. Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest congregation. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem. Apple blogs at http://www.oztorah.com. The answer:  The name does not come from the Talmud or Midrash. It derives from the Apocrypha, […]
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  • “Just a little bit of light…”

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB There is so much to say about Chanukah. One hardly knows where to begin. First of all, there is the history. It is recorded in the Talmud, but the historical details contained there are scant: a persecution, a military campaign, a victory, a miracle. Much more is recorded in the extra-biblical texts known as the Books […]
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