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Friday, September 22, 2017 6:34 pm

The Jewish World offices will be closed September 21 and 22 in observance of Rosh Hoshanah and September 30 for Yom Kippur.

National

  • A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ is scared, but refuses to despair

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – At 15, Elias Rosenfeld became a “Dreamer.” At the time, the Venezuela native was attending Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, where he had lived since he was 6 years old, when his Jewish family moved to South Florida from Caracas. His mother was a media executive and they had traveled […]
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  • How Houston’s synagogues are handling the High Holidays after Harvey

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
      BY BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – A few weeks ago, Holly Davies was getting ready to homeschool her kids and preparing the family for the High Holidays. When Hurricane Harvey hit, she helped evacuate 150 people from her neighborhood by airboat and shelter nearly 100 people in a local church. Then came the hard part. Finding Worship Space […]
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  • Trump gives new hope to Jewish push for FEMA assistance to houses of worship

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – A tweet by President Donald Trump on Friday night, Sept. 8, with Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey and his sister Irma set to ravage Florida, is renewing hope among Jewish groups that have long advocated for emergency assistance to houses of worship. Seeking Equal Treatment “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief […]
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  • DC Report: President Donald Trump was right! Predictions and realities…

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield We can’t say we’re surprised. President Donald Trump warned us of all the terrible things that would happen if we voted for Hillary Clinton.  The election was just 10 months ago, and his dire predictions are already proving prophetic. He told us that we would have the most inept, dishonest, sleazy and unpopular administration since […]
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  • Israel’s D.C. envoy: Israel will ‘act to enforce’ Syria red lines

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, told a Rosh Hashanah event packed with U.S. officials that Israel would enforce two red lines in the civil war in neighboring Syria: The transfer of major weapons to Hezbollah and the establishment of a permanent Iranian beach head in the country. Enforcing Its Red Lines “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]
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  • Some Jews fleeing Hurricane Irma are taking refuge in Atlanta’s synagogues

    By jwadmin on September 8, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Rabbi Adam Starr was returning from an emergency trip to Houston, where he had helped a colleague clean up his synagogue after Harvey swept through that city, when his phone began to buzz. Jews from Florida had begun contacting Starr’s Atlanta synagogue seeking a safe haven from Hurricane Irma. So on Tuesday, […]
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  • Houston Jewish community ‘could take years’ to recover from Harvey

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – The Jewish community in Houston has seen “devastating” damage from Hurricane Harvey and could take years to recover, a federation official said. “Recovery like this — it is a disaster larger than Katrina in terms of the amount of water that fell — we’re going to have short- and long-term recovery plans, but […]
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  • Rabbi leads a team of spiritual first responders in storm-tossed Texas

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – It was a day before Hurricane Harvey was due to make landfall, and Rabbi Shira Stern knew she was headed for Texas. As a director of Disaster Spiritual Care for the American Red Cross, she knew there would be people who would have other needs beyond shelter, beyond medical care, beyond a hot […]
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  • Jewish groups attack Trump’s call to end DACA immigration program

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – An array of Jewish groups and lawmakers attacked as immoral President Donald Trump’s decision to end an Obama-era program granting protections to illegal immigrants who arrived in the United States as children. Constitutionality Questioned The Trump administration said Monday, Sept. 4, that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program […]
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  • Michael Dell pledges up to $36 million to rebuild Texas

    By jwadmin on September 4, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, has pledged up to $36 million to rebuild Texas in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Dell announced the donation on Friday, Sept. 1, to the Rebulid Texas Fund, established by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Dell grew up in […]
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