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  • Thousands protest Trump visit to synagogue where massacre took place

    By jwadmin on October 31, 2018
    PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Thousands of protesters turned their backs on Donald Trump on Tuesday, Oct. 27, as his motorcade approached the synagogue where a gunman killed 11 worshippers. At the Tree of Life Congregation, Trump and his entourage met with its rabbi, Jeffrey Myers, and placed stones on an outdoor memorial for the 11 victims. Inside, they lit candles for the […]
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  • Jewish volunteers prepare bodies of Pittsburgh shooting victims for burial

    By jwadmin on October 29, 2018
    (JTA) — Volunteers associated with the Jewish burial organization known for its work at the scene of terrorist attacks in Israel waited all night at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh to prepare the bodies of Saturday’s shooting victims. The volunteers waited at the scene for permission to enter the synagogue as the bodies remained on the floor, ZAKA […]
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  • Community gathers for havdalah memorial for those slain at earlier Shabbat service

    By jwadmin on October 29, 2018
    BY RON KAMPEAS PITTSBURGH (JTA) – It is after all, as any local will tell you, Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. People here look out for one another. So when a group of students from Alderdice, a high school in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, emerged from their synagogues, their homes, their cafes after three and a half hours of sheltering in place, […]
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  • Jewish editor among 5 killed in Annapolis newspaper shooting

    By jwadmin on June 29, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — One of the five victims killed in a shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, Md., was Jewish. Gerald Fischman, 61, the editorial page editor at the Capital Gazette, was killed Thursday, June 28, along with four others — sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34; editor Rob Hiassen, 59; reporter and editor John McNamara, 56; and reporter […]
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  • Bias against Jews in Western Europe rampant

    By jwadmin on June 6, 2018
    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Nearly a quarter of British respondents to a poll on attitudes to minorities in Western Europe said they would be unwilling to accept Jews as family members. The recently published Pew Research Center’s report titled “Being Christian in Western Europe” contains results from interviews with more than 24,000 randomly selected adults in 15 countries. In the United […]
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  • What will Iran do? Trump has pulled the U.S. out of the nuclear deal

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    BY BEHNAM BEN TALEBLU WASHINGTON (JTA) – An inflection point in American policy towards Iran came this afternoon, when President Trump announced he will re-impose nuclear sanctions on Iran and effectively withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. Having done so, the administration should anticipate the range of responses available to Iran and plan for how to […]
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  • Hurricane Harvey the peak of a devastating three-year flooding trend for Houston’s Jews

    By jwadmin on August 30, 2017
    By JACOB KAMARAS/JNS.ORG As a member of Houston’s Jewish community writing about a devastating flood for the third time since May 2015, I’m at a loss for words. Sitting in the comforts of my third-floor apartment, where I’m fortunate enough to view the unprecedented waters of Hurricane Harvey as a spectator, it feels trite to be putting on my “journalist’s […]
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  • JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech voice disguises

    By jwadmin on February 2, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came from inside the building. How do you catch the culprit? That’s the question the FBI is […]
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  • We Stand with the Albany JCC Against Hatred

    By jwadmin on February 2, 2017
    In support of the JCC, in support of interfaith understanding and cooperation, against hatred including antisemitism, and against the attempts to divide us Tuesday, for the second time in 2 weeks, the Albany Jewish Community center received a bomb threat, requiring the evacuation of their building. Today, (Thursday, February 2), from 4:30 to 5 PM there will be an interfaith vigil in […]
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  • Bomb threat again at AJCC

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2017
    The Albany JCC has received a second bomb threat this morning at 10:30, according to reports by Jewish Telegraphic Agency and the Albany Times Union. The building was cleared and searched by police dogs, with no bomb found, as was the case on Jan. 18. Bomb threats were phoned in to 16 JCCs on Jan. 9, 30 Jewish institutions on […]
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