Our next print edition will be July 25
Our next eNews will be July 25.

Candle Lighting Time for Albany, NY:
Friday, July 26, 2019 8:04 pm

Ad reservations are accepted until Thursday, 5 p.m., 7 days prior to publication date.

Local news will be accepted for consideration  until Tuesday at 5 p.m., 10 days prior to publication.

News

  • Newly graduated IAF navigator ‘realizing a dream’

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – Among the newly graduated Israeli Air Force cadets who received their wings at a graduation ceremony at Hazerim Airbase in southern Israel in late June was “Lt. A” (full name withheld), a navigator who will serve on-board a transport aircraft. Lt. A took an unusual path—one that was filled with determination—to become one of the […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • Lobstergate’ and non-kosher coercion; Israelis have a few laughs

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – In the midst of countrywide fury over two deadly serious issues—the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by a police officer in Haifa, and the horrifying abuse of toddlers at a private Rosh Ha’ayin day-care center—Israeli Twitter users turned their attention to a faux pas involving non-kosher food and Photoshop. The Incident The “diplomatic incident” that caused […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • Mark Talisman who pushed for key law in fight for Soviet Jews dies at 78

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Mark Talisman, who as an aide to an Ohio congressman helped write and muster support for a key measure in the fight to free Soviet Jewry and went on to devote himself to Jewish advocacy and historical memory, has died. He was 78. His death was announced on Facebook by his daughter Jessica Talisman, who […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • French judge rules Jewish woman’s killer not criminally liable because he was high

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A Muslim man who killed his Jewish neighbor in Paris while shouting about Allah is probably not criminally responsible for his actions because he had smoked marijuana beforehand, a French judge ruled. The preliminary ruling in the trial of Kobili Traore for the 2017 murder of Sarah Halimi came was presented from a judge of […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • Alan Dershowitz helped Jeffrey Epstein secure his controversial plea deal. He has no regrets.

    By jwadmin on July 18, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Alan Dershowitz represented convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when he was sentenced more than a decade ago to what is generally considered an extremely light term. Epstein had abused dozens of underage girls, but was given only 13 months in a private wing of a county jail. He was allowed to leave […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • Beth Emeth Shabbat dinner to include discussion on Reform’s traditions with Cantor Schechtman

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    ALBANY–The Congregation Beth Emeth Renaissance Group will host a Shabbat dinner and learning session focused on “Weddings and Funerals & Everything in Between” on Friday, July 26, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The evening will begin with a Shabbat service at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and an education program on Jewish lifecycle events. Cantor […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • DC Report: Is McConnell a roadblock to democracy?

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield In the first Democratic presidential debate, NBC’s Chuck Todd asked the 10 candidates to name the biggest “geopolitical threat to the United States.” Only Washington Gov. Jay Inslee got it right. “The biggest threat is Donald Trump.  No question about it,” he said. Todd should have asked them to identify the greatest threat to American democracy. […]
    Read more
    2
    0
  • Ethiopian Israelis: ‘No Respect!’

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Protests by the Ethiopian-Israeli community and their supporters in Israel continue in the wake of the killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer. While the protests are tied to the death of Solomon Tekah, 19, recently in Kiryat Haim and charges of police violence, demonstrators say they are also about the […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • P.A. is looking to mend relations with U.S.

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2019
    By DANIEL SIRYOTI (Israel Hayom via JNS)  – A senior official in Ramallah revealed to Israeli daily Israel Hayom on Monday,July 8, that the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and Washington have been exchanging messages in an effort to smooth things over and end the P.A. boycott against the U.S. administration. According to the official, a senior delegation led by the head […]
    Read more
    0
    0
  • Leftists  accused of ‘hijacking’ protests

    By jwadmin on July 11, 2019
    By ELIANA RUDEE (JNS)  – Thousands of Israelis took to the streets following the shooting of a young Israeli-Ethiopian man by an off-duty police officer. More than 100 rioters were arrested, with dozens of injuries reported both among protesters and police. The violence of the riots, along with accusations that Israel’s police and government are racist, surprised many across Israel, […]
    Read more
    0
    0