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  • Israeli gymnast wins silver medal at World Championships

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –An Israeli gymnast won a silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal. Artem Dolgopyat, making his first appearance at a world championships, finished second in the floor exercise finals recently behind Kenzo Shirai of Japan. It marks the best finish ever by an Israeli at the worlds. Dologopyat, 20, is coached by Alex Shatilov, who won a bronze medal […]
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  • Holocaust revisionism in Croatia not just a Jewish fight, Jewish group says

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In an unusual plea, the World Jewish Congress urged international bodies to oppose what it calls “brazen attempts” to whitewash Holocaust crimes in the European Union’s newest member, Croatia. The call came in a 4,000-word position paper published in Tablet magazine by Menachem Rosensaft, the WJC’s general counsel. The article, titled “Croatia is Brazenly Attempting […]
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  • Scientist who fled Nazis among Nobel Prize in Physics winners

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Three American scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, including one who fled the Nazis with his parents and another whose grandparents were Polish immigrants. Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the prize for the […]
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  • Richard Thaler, who recognized the humanity in economics, wins Nobel Prize

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Richard Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago, won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his pioneering work in the field of behavioral economics. The Nobel Committee in announcing the prize for Thaler in Stockholm said his research helped lead to changes in public policy, such as employees being automatically registered in […]
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  • Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein fired following sexual harassment claims

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Harvey Weinstein was fired from the movie production firm he started following sexual harassment allegations by several women, including actress Ashley Judd. The Weinstein Company’s directors announced the dismissal Sunday, Oct. 8, citing “new information about misconduct” by Weinstein, who co-founded the firm in 2005. The board said in a statement that Weinstein’s employment “is […]
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  • Teaching the Holocaust to be topic for three scholars at annual Kieval colloquium

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    The Hayyim and Esther Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena College has announced its 32nd annual colloquium for the afternoon of Sunday, Oct.15, and Monday morning Oct. 16.  This year the Institute will host a three-way dialogue, “Teaching Our Children about the Holocaust,” featuring Jewish, Muslim, and Christian speakers: Daniel Reich, curator and director of education, Holocaust Museum and […]
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  • For Israelis, trend of scary clowns lurking after dark is no laughing matter

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    BY ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – Israelis aren’t particularly amused by a recent phenomenon in their country: teenagers dressing as clowns and lurking after dark. In fact, the costumed young people have caused a nationwide panic. Dozens of the teens have been rounded up for scaring passers-by in parks and other public places at night. The incidents have happened […]
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  • With United States’ blessing, Abbas signals a reconciliation with Hamas

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by Hamas in the subsequent Palestinian government. But if such a move was once seen as a traditional predicate to a two-state solution, top Palestinian leaders are hedging their bets, […]
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  • Swedish Jews note Yom Kippur under heavy security as neo-Nazis march

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jews in the Swedish city of Gothenburg expressed relief on Monday, Oct. 2, after a neo-Nazi march on Yom Kippur bypassed the city’s main synagogue and the community received hundreds of messages of support from groups and individuals. Members of the far-right nationalist Nordic Resistance Movement, or NRM, were arrested  on Sept. 30, […]
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  • Why I traveled to Las Vegas to help

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By ALISSA THOMAS-NEWBORN LAS VEGAS (JTA) – We just got into our car and drove. Going to Las Vegas after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history felt like the right thing to do. As Americans and as Jews, we wanted to be a source of support and love in the face of terror. We wanted to stand with the victims and […]
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