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National

  • 5 things to know about Miriam Adelson

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2018
    BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Miriam Adelson, best known for being married to one of the world’s richest men and perhaps the leading benefactor of the Republican Party, Sheldon Adelson, has been  named as a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner. The White House recent announcement spurred much liberal outrage: Miriam Adelson “has done nothing for her country besides being the […]
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  • How a rabbi saved 4 Torah scrolls from being destroyed in the California wildfires

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The death toll and damage continue to rise in California in the wildfires ravaging the state. More than 6,400 homes have been damaged and at least 31 people have been killed, according to CNN. Like other Californians, Jewish residents are evacuating their homes and dealing with the devastating fallout of the fires. Synagogues, […]
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  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wears ‘Stronger than Hate’ cleats to honor Pittsburgh synagogue victims

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats during Sunday’s game, Nov. 4, to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The cleats included the image of the Steelers’ logo and was redrawn to include a Star of David and the phrase “Stronger than Hate.” The Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-16. The day after the shooting […]
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  • Jewish rapper died from drug overdose

    By jwadmin on November 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish rapper Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose in September due to a combination of drugs and alcohol, a coroner has ruled. The Los Angeles County coroner released the report on Monday, Nov. 5, saying the cause of death was the “mixed toxicity” of cocaine, alcohol and fentanyl, an opiod. According to the coroner’s […]
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  • P.M. Netanyahu speaks with Tree of Life rabbi to express condolences, thanks

    By jwadmin on November 8, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Tree of Life Congregation Rabbi Jeffrey Myers. Netanyahu reached out to the rabbi, the last day of funerals for the 11 victims of the shooting in the synagogue building. ‏‎‏”I called Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of the Tree of Life synagogue to send once again my condolences to the […]
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  • Jewish nurse said he showed compassion and love while caring for synagogue assassin to honor victims

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    New York City (JTA) — The nurse who cared for alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers recently identified himself in a post on social media. Ari Mahler came forward in a heartfelt post Saturday night, Nov. 3,on Facebook. “I am The Jewish Nurse. Yes, that Jewish Nurse. The same one that people are talking about in the Pittsburgh shooting that left 11 […]
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  • Elections  cause the stress hormone to increase, according to new study

    By jwadmin on November 5, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY–There’s actual scientific proof that voting is stress inducing, according to research published in 2011 by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) who determined that voting is a stressful event and induces measurable hormonal changes. “Our data demonstrated that elections are exciting, yet stressful events and it is this stress that raises the cortisol levels of voters,” according to Prof. Hagit Cohen from the Anxiety and Stress Research Unit at BGU’s Faculty of Health Sciences.Faced with stressful […]
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  • If you can’t convince ’em, scare ’em 

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield With the midterm election only days away, Donald Trump has ramped up his call to arms.  From inside his truth-proof bubble he has declared a caravan of Central American refugees to be an “invasion” of “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners,” and has ordered the U.S. Army to seal the border. Anyone who makes it across […]
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  • What is Gab and where else are anti-Semites gathering on the internet?

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Robert Bowers, the man held in the shooting deaths of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 28, belonged to an online community where he frequently railed against Jews and immigrants. That social media site, Gab, has now come under closer scrutiny. Created two years ago as a haven for far-rightists who […]
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  • 2 Muslim groups fund-raising for Tree of Life victims

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A crowdfunding campaign by two Muslim groups has raised more than $115,000 for the victims the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, both the injured and the families of those killed. The campaign on LaunchGood, a Muslim-focused crowdfunding site, surpassed two fund-raising goals in under 24 hours, passing both the $25,000 and $50,000 marks, and $100,000 in 30 hours. The […]
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