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National

  • Meet the Orthodox firearms instructor who wants Jews to own guns

    By jwadmin on October 25, 2017
    By BEN SALES CHICAGO (JTA) – Three days after a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, a post in a Facebook group for Chicago Jews displayed a blurry photo of survivors fleeing the bullets. Next to it was a flier advertising ChiDefense Firearm Training with a Hebrew phrase underneath denoting that the company is closed for Shabbat. The post […]
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  • Israeli computer scientist, opera director born to Israelis win MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­– An Israeli computer scientist and an American opera director born to Israeli parents were among the winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius” grants. Regina Barzilay, 46, is a computational linguist based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose work includes training machines to understand different languages. Her research helped decipher part of the semitic […]
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  • KKK drops anti-Semitic fliers in Florida neighborhoods to recruit members

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­– The Ku Klux Klan dropped anti-Semitic and racist fliers in Jacksonville, Fla., neighborhoods in a recruiting pitch. The fliers contain a phone number linked to a recording that attempts to recruit members. ABC-First Coast News reported that the content of the fliers, which have been dropped in recent weeks, has increased in vitriol, including specific […]
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  • Adelsons, Sands Corp. establish $4 million fund for Las Vegas shooting victims

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­–  Billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his doctor wife, Miriam, and Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Corp. have established a $4 million relief fund in memory of the victims of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. Half the money will come from the Sands Cares corporate giving program and the other half from the Adelson […]
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  • Woody Allen clarifies remarks on Harvey Weinstein: ‘He is a sad, sick man’

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) ­– Filmmaker Woody Allen clarified his  recent remarks about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein made in an interview with the BBC. “When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein, I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man,” Allen said in a statement to Variety. “I was surprised it was […]
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  • White supremacist leader Richard Spencer to speak at the University of Florida

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The University of Florida, home to the largest Jewish student body in the country, is bracing for the speech on campus by white supremacist leader Richard Spencer. Only six weeks after Hurricane Irma wrought destruction in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott declared another state of emergency, this time ahead of Spencer’s speech in […]
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  • Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein fired following sexual harassment claims

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Harvey Weinstein was fired from the movie production firm he started following sexual harassment allegations by several women, including actress Ashley Judd. The Weinstein Company’s directors announced the dismissal Sunday, Oct. 8, citing “new information about misconduct” by Weinstein, who co-founded the firm in 2005. The board said in a statement that Weinstein’s employment “is […]
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  • Why I traveled to Las Vegas to help

    By jwadmin on October 4, 2017
    By ALISSA THOMAS-NEWBORN LAS VEGAS (JTA) – We just got into our car and drove. Going to Las Vegas after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history felt like the right thing to do. As Americans and as Jews, we wanted to be a source of support and love in the face of terror. We wanted to stand with the victims and […]
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  • Monty Hall, original host of ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ game show, dies at 96

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)–Monty Hall, the friendly and engaging host of the long-running television game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” died of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the age of 96. He had a heart attack in June shortly after his wife of almost 70 years died, and had been ill […]
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  • Zuckerberg posts Yom Kippur apology for Facebook divisiveness

    By jwadmin on October 2, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg in a post-Yom Kippur message on his social network asked forgiveness for the misuse of Facebook in the past year. He posted Saturday night, Sept. 30, on his personal Facebook account: “Tonight concludes Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews when we reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness […]
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