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News

  • Marine Le Pen: Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, said she would ban halal slaughter of animals if she is elected, along with any other method of ritual slaughter without stunning. Le Pen, who finished second with 21.5 percent of the vote in the first round of the elections Sunday, April 22,  made […]
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  • Trump vows to combat Holocaust denial, anti-Semitism

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    WASHINGTON (JTA) –President Donald Trump has pledged to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denialism, and to defend Israel in a speech marking the national days of Holocaust remembrance. “Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil,” he said Tuesday, April 24, at the annual ceremony organized by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in the Capitol Rotunda. “And […]
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  • What the North Korea crisis tells us about the Iran nuclear deal

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Trump administration has endorsed a narrative long promoted by critics of the Iran nuclear deal: It’s North Korea all over again. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea, and take the world along with it,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday, April 20, at a press availability. […]
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  • Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. surging in ’17, rose by a third in ’16

    By jwadmin on April 26, 2017
    By MARCY OSTER and BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States soared 86 percent in the first three months of 2017 after rising by more than one-third in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League.There has been a massive increase in harassment of American Jews, largely since November, and at least 34 incidents linked to the […]
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  • Sol Greenberg, longtime Albany County district attorney dies at 95

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2017
    By Carol DeMare Albany Times Union Sol Greenberg, legendary district attorney of Albany County who served as chief prosecutor for a quarter of a century before retiring in 2000, died Thursday. He was 95. A striking figure with wavy silver hair, square jaw and his familiar pipe clenched between his teeth, Greenberg, a Democrat who became a political institution, was […]
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  • The Hidden Tzaddik of Albany

    By jwadmin on April 20, 2017
    By Jack A. Kaplowitz His name was Salo Steper. Salo was not well known to the larger Capital District Jewish community. In Albany’s observant community, however, he was a giant. A tzaddik is a just and righteous Jew. Salo was certainly that, and everyone knew it. It was only after his death that we realized just how great a tzaddik he […]
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  • Panel on refugee crisis to discuss a Jewish response

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass.–Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, will present, on April 20, 7:30 p.m., an up close look at the current refugee crisis. The program is open to the community free of charge. Joanna Slater, journalist for the Toronto Globe and Mail, will discuss f the current flight of refugees across Europe. She will also reflect on the role of journalists […]
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  • Anne Frank’s former classmate tells of meeting Frank at Bergen-Belsen, responsibility of survivors

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    BY CNAAN Liphshiz NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Looking through the barbed wire of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 14-year-old Nanette Konig could barely recognize her friend and classmate from Amsterdam, Anne Frank. Both girls had been caught by the Nazis in the Dutch capital and were sent to starve to death in a place Konig describes today as “hell on Earth.” Both […]
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  • Newspaper’s ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’ motto irritates Trump: Is democracy alive and kicking?

    By jwadmin on April 19, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield With little fanfare, the Washington Post recently added a motto to the top of page one just below its name:  “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” It had been in the works since early last year, but newly inaugurated President Donald Trump took it as a personal insult, as did many of his supporters, according to published […]
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  • An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing Wednesday, April 19, on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi […]
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