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  • Jewish bomb threat suspect caught; Israeli teen’s arrest at odds with assumptions   

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong. Wrong Profile! The news that one Jewish teen —an Israeli, no less —was behind most of the approximately 150 bomb […]
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  • Is Trump owed an apology after the JCC bomb threat arrest? Is anybody?

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up with Jewish anxiety. “[I] fear the inevitable backlash from haters who we whipped [into] a frenzy for our own nefarious political aims” is how someone responded to the JTA […]
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  • Ready to eat? Jewish food festival  to offer  a little nosh …

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2017
    Tina Wasserman, a cooking instructor and writer, will be the featured speaker at the annual Jewish Food Festival hosted by Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady on Sunday, March 26. Wasserman will open the 14th annual festival, which highlights Jewish cuisine, at 11 a.m. Unlimited food samples and other family friendly activities will be from 12 p.m. to […]
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  • Who is Chloé Valdary and Why Does she Love Israel?

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2017
    The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But who is Chloé, and why does she love Israel?  This short,  video explains all: The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But […]
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  • Why Netanyahu is threatening to dissolve the government over a TV station?

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – What is Netanyahu up to? That was the question many in Israel were asking Sunday morning, March 19, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly threatened to bring down his own government to cancel reforms to state media. According to Hebrew reports, Netanyahu told ministers on Saturday that unless the creation of a new government-funded broadcaster […]
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  • Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Warplanes

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2017
    By ISABEL KERSHNER The New York Times JERUSALEM — The Syrian armed forces fired antiaircraft missiles at Israeli warplanes that had struck targets deep in Syria early Friday, in what appeared to be the most serious clash between the two militaries since the start of the Syrian civil war six years ago. The Syrian Army’s General Command asserted that its […]
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  • Adam Krief, Jewish father of 3 whose bone marrow search inspired celebrities, dies

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died. Krief, a father of three from Los Angeles, died Tuesday, March 14, a family friend confirmed to JTA. He was 31. Krief was diagnosed […]
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  • Man alleged to have made 8 bomb threats against JCCs, ADL denied bail

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The St. Louis man accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League must remain in jail until his trial, a federal judge in that city ruled. The allegations against Juan Thompson, 32, are “very serious,” U.S. District Court Judge David Noce said Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch […]
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  • Control over Touro Synagogue and its $7.4 million silver bells back in court

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    BOSTON (JTA) – Ownership of the country’s oldest synagogue and its valuable religious and ritual objects is being decided by a federal appeals court. The hearing of the case by a three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston is the latest development in a closely watched legal battle pitting New York City’s Shearith Israel, the […]
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  • At least 7 JCCs receive bomb threats on Purim in continuing bias threat wave

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – At least seven Jewish community centers in the United States and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events. The threats, either called in or e-mailed, were reported Sunday at JCCs in Rochester, New York; Chicago; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Cleveland; Houston, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Most of the JCCs were evacuated and searched. None […]
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