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News

  • U.S. anti-Semitism envoy calls Europe’s kosher meat bans ‘forced expulsion’ for Jews

    By jwadmin on May 20, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Elan Carr, the U.S. envoy against anti-Semitism, called legislation in some European countries limiting the ritual slaughter of animals and circumcision of boys a “disgraceful forced expulsion” of Jews. Carr made the statement Monday, May 13, in Belgium during a speech he delivered in Antwerp at the General Convention of the Conference […]
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  • Hungarian rabbi deconstructs Viktor Orbán and the lean towards the right

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2019
    By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON (JNS) – Rabbi Shlomo Koves, chief rabbi of the EMIH-Hungarian Jewish Alliance and a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary in Budapest, says that as far as Orbán goes, he is not anti-Semitic, but a nationalist. “Anyone who knows him knows this,” the rabbi told JNS in an interview. “He is an advocate for nation states, a patriot of his […]
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  • Jordan’s King Abdullah seeks regional prestige and standing … at Israel’s expense

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2019
    By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – At the recent Washington Institute for Near East Policy dinner, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner voiced confidence in his upcoming proposal to resolve the seemingly intractable Arab-Israeli conflict, calling it “realistic” and “executable.” While the plan has been a tightly kept secret since its inception, rumors have been swirling about as to what it […]
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  • Israeli-American professor Judea Pearl to receive award for courage

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2019
    (JNS) – Judea Pearl, chancellor’s professor of computer science at UCLA, Turing Award recipient and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, is being given CAMERA’s inaugural Ometz Award for courage in recognition of his public renunciation of his Distinguished Alumnus status at New York University. Pearl, who received his doctorate from NYU in 1965, took his former school to task […]
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  • A Jewish woman’s stabbing in Sweden shocks her tiny community

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Early Tuesday, May 13, a man wielding a large knife approached the secretary of the Jewish community of Helsingborg, Sweden, from the back and delivered near-fatal stab wounds to her upper body. The victim, a woman in her 60s whose family asked not be named in the media, was assaulted a mere stone’s throw from […]
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  • Joyce Carol Oates receives Jerusalem Prize

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2019
    (JTA) – Joyce Carol Oates’ grandmother was Jewish, but the author wasn’t aware of that fact until after her grandmother’s death in 1970. After immigrating to America, Oates’ ancestor hid her Jewish heritage from the rest of her family. “I felt an immense loss and sympathy because I never really knew that my grandmother was Jewish, so my whole cultural […]
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  • U.S., Israel mark one-year anniversary since embassy opening in Jerusalem

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    (JNS) – Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrated one year since the U.S. relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. “Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Our beautiful embassy stands as a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel, […]
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  • Gates of Heaven to note Jesse Holland’s distinguished service to the congregation

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven (CGOH), has announced that Jesse Holland has been chosen by the CGOH Board of Advisors to be the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The award will be presented at a reception in his honor at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady, on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. The program is free and open […]
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  • DC Report: Pensive about Pence…Will Trump dump the vice president?

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Vice President Mike Pence has shamelessly prostituted himself to stay in Donald Trump’s favor, which is the kind of loyalty this president demands. Pence, an intensely religious man, has sold his soul to testify to Trump’s righteous moral character and religious tolerance. Even while strongly supporting Trump’s Muslim ban, Pence praised the president for acting […]
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  • How a Guggenheim helped put modern Israeli art on the map

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2019
    By KAREN CHERNICK TEL AVIV (JTA) – In 1952, Israel had its third showing at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious art shows, with an exhibition of three painters — Reuven Rubin, Marcel Janco and Moshe Mokady. Israeli contemporary art is “as young as the new Jewish settlement,” wrote Eugene Kolb, director of the Tel Aviv Museum […]
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