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News

  • Will Abbas’ explosive comments kill the peace process?

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Oslo Accords? “Killed,” the Palestinian Authority president says, blaming Israel. The Israeli prime minister says the Palestinians are now “unmasked”—but naturally he blames the Palestinians. Notably, the United States is silent. The P.A. president, Mahmoud Abbas, delivered a rambling address of more than two hours this past weekend to the Palestine Liberation Organization’s […]
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  • What really happened at the original Trefa Banquet

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By JONATHAN D. SARNA BOSTON (JTA) – In an article written for J: The Jewish News of Northern California and republished by JTA, David A.M. Wilensky describes with gusto the supposedly mouthwatering delicacies, including Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon and Pulled Pork Potato Kugel, consumed this month by “rabbis and foodies” at the Trefa Banquet 2.0 in San Francisco —complete with a communal […]
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  • Stephen C. Ainlay, president of Union College, to speak at MLK, Jr. Shabbat program at Gates Of Heaven

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a community Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 19, at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave. The evening will begin with Shabbat service at 5 p.m.  At 6 p.m., the annual Soup Shabbat Dinner will be featured. Then at 7 p.m. guest speaker Stephen C. Ainlay, […]
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  • Lies, fake news perpetuated as Trump administration fights ‘voter fraud’

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump squandered millions of tax dollars in a failed attempt to validate one of his most notorious lies, one that threatens to undermine American democracy and disenfranchise millions of American voters. With a voracious ego matched by his lack of integrity, he continues to perpetuate the lie that he lost the popular vote by […]
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  • When Jews came from ‘sh!@#thole’ countries

    By jwadmin on January 15, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jews have been among those considered “undesirable.” They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their habits.” They were “un-American.” So read a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the United Stated Consular Service and approved […]
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  • After Rubashkin, Orthodox Jews should be working to create sentencing reform

    By jwadmin on January 13, 2018
    By ADENA BERKOWITZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, the kosher slaughterhouse executive who served eight years in prison on bank fraud and money laundering charges, resulted in a vigorous communal discussion, especially within the Orthodox community. There was a great deal of relief among those who felt his original sentence […]
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  • Temple Israel of Catskill announces havdalah, Israeli dinner set for Jan. 20

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    CATSKILL–Zoe, B. Zak, rabbi of Temple Israel of Catskill will lead havdalah on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. Havdalah, which means to separate in Hebrew, marks the end to the Sabbath. The rabbi will end the Sabbath and welcome the new week with melody and songs. Puzzle Israel chefs Nir Margalith and Guy Marom will create a full five course Israeli dinner to […]
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  • Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN/JNS.org – We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president. His use of Twitter provides many examples of this fact. Serving U.S. Interest But amid another flurry of questionable tweets on Jan. 4, Trump also talked about threatening aid cuts to […]
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  • Oprah Winfrey for president in 2020? Does she have Jewish bonafides?

    By jwadmin on January 10, 2018
    BY BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Because this is the world we live in, buzz is now building around Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020. Winfrey sparked the speculation with a speech at the Golden Globes Sunday, Jan. 7. in which she praised women who have come forward with stories of sexual abuse, declared that the “time is up” for […]
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  • Remembering Aharon Appelfeld, from charnel house to whorehouse to a home in Israel

    By jwadmin on January 5, 2018
    By THANE ROSENBAUM NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in Israel. Aharon Appelfeld, a Holocaust survivor himself and one of the icons of Israel’s first generation, was 85. No writer captured and reclaimed the lost world of European Jewish life with as much […]
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