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National

  • William Goldman, who wrote ‘Princess Bride’ and ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ dies at 87

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – William Goldman, a novelist and screenwriter who twice won the Oscars for his work on “All the President’s Men” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” died at the age of 87. Goldman, who was Jewish, died in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends at the age of 87, friends of his family told Deadline. Goldman […]
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  • Israeli environmental group offers U.S. Forest Service help to recover from California fires

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The Israeli environmental organization Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund has offered its assistance in helping California recover from its recent devastating forest fires. “We have been following the situation with the horrific wildfires in California, including the unprecedented destruction of communities and the devastation to surrounding forests,” Daniel Atar, world chairman of KKL-JNF, said in a letter sent […]
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  • Lana Marks nominated as U.S. ambassador to South Africa

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Lana Marks, whose designer handbags have been carried by such celebrities as Jennifer Aniston and Helen Mirren, has been nominated to serve as ambassador to her native South Africa. Marks, who lives in Palm Beach, Fla, is a member of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club resort. Her nomination by Trump was recently announced and sent the following […]
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  • Washington Capitals hockey fan donates $19,000 raffle prize to Pittsburgh shooting fund

    By jwadmin on November 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A fan of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team donated his half of the team’s 50-50 raffle, or more than $19,000, to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh for recovery efforts following the shooting at a local synagogue. The team announced that the proceeds collected from the pre-game raffle, in which the winner splits the pot […]
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  • 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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