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  • After Witnessing ISIS’s Genocide And Slavery, ‘Jewish Schindler’ Sprang Into Action

    By jwadmin on July 21, 2017
    By Bradley Martin The Federalist At a high-end car and motorcycle dealership in Montreal, a Canadian-Jewish businessman has made it his mission to save Christian and Yazidi girls from ISIS. What began as just another business venture for Steve Maman, a car dealer specializing in luxury automobiles, would turn into saving the lives of thousands of people. Born in Morocco and […]
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  • Uganda’s Jews are down to one meal a day because of East Africa’s famine

    By jwadmin on July 20, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Uganda’s 2,000 Jews have long maintained a modest existence. They live in the east of the country in a hilly, rural area that lacks paved roads, consistent electricity and freely running water. But this year, the situation for Uganda’s Jewish community, called the Abayudaya, has worsened. Twenty million people across Africa and the Middle East […]
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  • Alan Gross, after spending 5 years in a Cuban prison, is starting over in Israel

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) – Alan Gross contacted me a couple of months ago over Facebook Messenger. There was something he thought I should know. I was pleasantly surprised. I’d only exchanged pleasantries with Gross in the several times I’d seen him since his release from a Cuban prison in December 2014, ending five years of imprisonment for his […]
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  • Jewish Federation notes efforts of Phaffs, Mendels and Bernstein at annual meeting

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York presented three awards at its June annual meeting. The Jewish Federation honored Leo and Ruth Phaff with the Sidney Albert Community Service Award, Benjamin and Ruth Mendel with the President’s Award, and Daniel Bernstein with the Samuel E. Aronowitz Young Leadership Award. Ruth and Leo Phaff, recipients of the Sidney and Albert Community […]
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  • Netanyahu meets Mexican-Jewish diplomat fired for protesting UNESCO Jerusalem vote

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently met with Mexico’s former UNESCO ambassador who was fired last year for walking out of a vote on an anti-Israel resolution effectively denying Jewish ties to Jerusalem. Andres Roemer, who is Jewish, met with Netanyahu in Paris, just before the prime minister left for Hungary. Two Reasons For Walkout “Last year, […]
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  • 6 reasons why Macron’s speech about the Holocaust in France was groundbreaking

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2017
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ PARIS (JTA) – It wasn’t the first time that a French president acknowledged his nation’s Holocaust-era guilt, but Emmanuel Macron’s speech Sunday, July 16, was nonetheless groundbreaking in format, content and style. Delivered during a ceremony at the Vel d’Hiv Holocaust memorial monument exactly 75 years after French police officers rounded up 13,152 Jews there for deportation […]
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  • Does Nixon’s story contain a warning for Trump?

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield This summer marks 45 years since night watchman Frank Wills found the latch taped over on a door at the Watergate office complex, a discovery that started a chain of events culminating on Aug. 9, 1974, with the resignation of the president of the United States. Many today find parallels between the disgraced Richard Nixon and […]
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  • U.S. appeals court allows family to sue for Nazi-looted painting in Madrid museum

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The family of a Jewish woman who sold a valuable painting under duress while fleeing the Nazis can sue a museum in Madrid for its return, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the family of Lilly Cassirer may sue the  Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid for […]
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  • Seven years in the books

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    Rabbi Silton’s reflections on concluding a cycle of Talmud study By JAMES R. CLEVENSON Is there a “Jewish soul” that is different from a Gentile soul? No, but we have a great literature, as well as world literature, from which to derive inspiration— “whoever does that—his soul is enhanced.” Learning is the key to spiritual advancement, according to Rabbi Paul […]
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  • Netanyahu  turns his back on diaspora Jews; pluralism in Israel takes dive

    By jwadmin on July 12, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Recently, my granddaughter wore a tallit and read from the Torah for her bat mitzvah at Ruach HaMaqom, the oldest synagogue in Vermont. It is in a neighborhood on the Old North End in Burlington that was once known as “Little Jerusalem.” If she tried that at the Western Wall in old Jerusalem she could have […]
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