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News

  • Thousands mourn Ari Fuld,  Israel activist

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – For more than four hours, thousands mourned at a West Bank cemetery for Ari Fuld, the victim of a terrorist stabbing who is being called a hero and “a lion of Israel,” a play on his name, which means lion. Many waved Israeli flags during and after the funeral for the U.S.-born Israel activist killed outside a […]
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  • Nazi-looted Renoir returned to heir of French Jewish art collector

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A Renoir painting that the Nazis stole from a Paris bank vault was recently returned to the heir of its owner. U.S. authorities returned the 1919 work “Deux Femmes Dans Un Jardin” to Sylvie Sulitzer of France, the last remaining heir of her grandfather Alfred Weinberger, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. The […]
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  • Alicia Ostriker named State poet and Colson Whitehead named State author; to be awarded here

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced that Colson Whitehead has been named New York’s 12th State author and that Alicia Ostriker has been named New York’s 11th State poet. Whitehead, novelist, journalist, memoirist, and nonfiction writer will receive the New York State Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction Writers; and Ostriker will receive the New York State Walt Whitman […]
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  • 10 newsworthy apologies of 5778

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA (JTA) – Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins an intense 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates with Yom Kippur. As in years past, we’ve compiled  a list of the most newsworthy apologies of the past 12 months. Whether or not you find these apologies satisfying, sincere or even justified, they represent a range of key […]
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  • In West Bank settlements, the housing market is booming…

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    By BEN SALES OFRA, West Bank (JTA) – Growing up in a Jerusalem apartment, Aaron Lipkin used to marvel at the two-story houses that he would see on weekend drives with his parents. It made little difference to him that those houses were in Israeli West Bank settlements. A religious Zionist, he sees no problem living in the territory that the […]
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  • Hope for new year revived by tale of Lamed-Vav tzaddikim

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    The world must contain not less than 36 righteous individuals in each generation who greet the Shekhinah’s presence each day. Jewish lore By MARILYN SHAPIRO On Rosh Hashanah we celebrate the birthday of world, the beginning of a new year full of possibilities. In the weeks leading up to our High Holy Days, however, I have encountered many events that […]
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  • Netanyahu blames Syria for downing of Russian plane

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel told President Vladimir Putin of Russia that Syria is to blame for the downing of a Russian military plane, and said he hoped Israeli-Russian military coordination would continue. Netanyahu’s statement describing his phone call Tuesday, Sept.19, with Putin — issued just before the start of Yom Kippur in Israel […]
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  • Julia Salazar wins in N.Y.’s Democratic primary: Other Jewish voting concerns

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Julia Salazar, whose revised claims to Jewish identity raised questions and challenges in the media, won her race for a New York State Senate seat in Thursday, Sept. 13, Democratic primary. The democratic socialist defeated 16-year incumbent Martin Malavé Dilan by 59-41 percent in a local but closely watched contest. Salazar’s biography came under close scrutiny when […]
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  • Emmanuel Macron becomes first sitting French president to attend pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – French President Emmanuel Macron attended a pre-Rosh Hashanah ceremony at the Great Synagogue of Paris, the first time that a sitting president has done so. Macron, who was presented with several varieties of honey as a gift in honor of the Jewish New Year, did not speak at the Tuesday evening program, since France has […]
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  • 2,000 Rosh Hashanah pilgrims to Uman swindled 

    By jwadmin on September 14, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Some 2,000 people planning to travel from Israel to the Jewish pilgrimage site in Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah were swindled out of about $1.3 million. Three people were recently arrested in connection with the scheme, Ynet has reported reported. They are accused of fraud, money laundering and forgery. The suspects, all 29, sold the airline tickets to […]
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