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Candle Lighting Time for Albany, NY:
Friday, September 22, 2017 6:34 pm

The Jewish World offices will be closed September 21 and 22 in observance of Rosh Hoshanah and September 30 for Yom Kippur.

News

  • Norway gets refund in Palestinian terror episode, U.S. lawmakers hail action as precedent

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By RAFAEL MEDOFF/JNS.org Members of Congress and Jewish leaders are urging the U.S. to follow in Norway’s footsteps, after Oslo secured the return of funds it gave to a Palestinian women’s center that was named in honor of a terrorist. Earlier this year, Palestinian Media Watch and NGO Monitor revealed that the Norwegian government helped finance a Palestinian Authority (P.A.)-affiliated […]
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  • A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ is scared, but refuses to despair

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – At 15, Elias Rosenfeld became a “Dreamer.” At the time, the Venezuela native was attending Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, where he had lived since he was 6 years old, when his Jewish family moved to South Florida from Caracas. His mother was a media executive and they had traveled […]
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  • How Houston’s synagogues are handling the High Holidays after Harvey

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
      BY BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – A few weeks ago, Holly Davies was getting ready to homeschool her kids and preparing the family for the High Holidays. When Hurricane Harvey hit, she helped evacuate 150 people from her neighborhood by airboat and shelter nearly 100 people in a local church. Then came the hard part. Finding Worship Space […]
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  • Can medical marijuana revive Israel’s kibbutz movement?

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN KIBBUTZ ELIFAZ, Israel (JTA) – By all accounts, Eilon Bdil has no personal interest in marijuana. But as the business manager of Kibbutz Elifaz, he is a big believer in the herb. Bdil sees medical marijuana as a unique opportunity to revive his remote Negev community. “This cannabis gold rush has to pan out for us,” he said. “There’s […]
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  • Rosh Hashanah 5778: ADL urges celebration, caution, continuing activism!

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2017
    By MARVIN D. NATHAN and JONATHAN A. GREENBLATT Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is both a celebratory holiday and a time for serious introspection. It is a celebration of the creation of the universe and of God’s sovereignty over that universe. And, it is a time to look into oneself to examine where one has been and where one […]
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  • DC Report: What’s really behind killing the Iran deal? 

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield What’s really behind killing the Iran deal? Over the past week one top Iranian security official threatened to “destroy the Zionist entity at lightning speed” while another accused Donald Trump of “seeking excuses” to scrap the 2015 nuclear agreement. One is fantasy; the other is reality. Iran may dream of “turn[ing] Tel Aviv and Haifa […]
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  • Tribe to host High Holy Days learning session, dinner on Sept. 23

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2017
    ALBANY–The Tribe, Congregation Beth Emeth’s organization for area young Jewish professionals, will sponsor an evening of worship and a learning session about the High Holy Days led by Jesse Paikan, rabbi intern, on Saturday, Sept. 23. The Shabbat Shuvah Dinner and Learn, which will be held at Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany, will begin at 6 p.m. with a […]
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  • Carmels to relate Six-Day War memories at Shabbos House on Sept. 18

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2017
    ALBANY–Two Israel Defense Force veterans of the Six-Day War, Eitan Evan and Ephy Carmel, will share their memories of the 1967 war, and the days that led up to it and the days that followed, at a 50 years commemoration event to be held for students and community. The program, at the Shabbos House, 320 Fuller Rd., Albany, will be on Monday evening, Sept. […]
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  • L’Chayim: Chloé Valdary

    By jwadmin on September 15, 2017
    Pro-Israel activist and Brand Ambassador at Jersualem U Chloé Valdary talks about how as a Christian and African-American she became passionate about Israel, and about her work defending and promoting the Jewish State. With Mark S. Golub on L’Chayim.
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  • 45 years after the Munich Massacre, murdered Israeli Olympians given a memorial

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By TOBY AXELROD NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Forty-five years after the murderous PLO attack on Israeli Olympic team members at the 1972 games, a memorial dedicated to the victims has opened in Munich. The memorial — largely realized through the persistent efforts of family members —features the biographies of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches and a German police officer killed […]
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