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National

  • On Sunday, the rabbi moved to Florida’s panhandle. On Wednesday, Hurricane Michael hit.

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When he and his wife moved to Pensacola, Fla., on Sunday afternoon, Rabbi Mendel Danow expected to spend the following couple of weeks settling in and buying supplies for their new home. Instead, two days after getting off the plane, Danow found himself driving to a Walmart in Alabama to buy five 40-packs […]
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  • Trump administration enhances scrutiny of Hezbollah overseas

    By jwadmin on October 18, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration designated Hezbollah as a transnational criminal organization, enhancing efforts to prosecute the Lebanese militia. The designation made Tuesday, Oct. 13, adds staff and funding to cross-departmental efforts to go after criminal organizations overseas. Ilan Graff, an assistant U.S. attorney who is prosecuting two alleged U.S.-based Hezbollah operatives, will lead the Hezbollah task force. In addition […]
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  • HIAS National Refugee Shabbat this weekend hopes to spotlight refugee crisis and engage Jews

    By jwadmin on October 17, 2018
    SILVER SPRING, Md.–HIAS, the global Jewish movement that protects refugees, is sponsoring a National Refugee Shabbat, a series of weekend-long events in Jewish congregations across the country on Oct. 19 and 20. The parshah (Torah portion) for this Shabbat is Lech Lecha, which describes the beginning of the experience of wandering in search of freedom for the Jewish people. According to organizers, this […]
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  • William Shatner reports ‘a great deal of anti-Semitism’ growing up

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Actor William Shatner said he experienced “a great deal of anti-Semitism” growing up in Montreal. Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk in “Star Trek,” said kids would pick fights with him every day because he is Jewish. He developed the nickname “Toughie” because of it all. “Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! […]
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  • Second University of Michigan academic refuses to write student recommendation for study in Israel

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A second academic at the University of Michigan has refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student to study abroad in Israel citing support of an academic boycott of the Jewish State. BDS Supporter Lucy Peterson, a graduate student instructor, was enthusiastic about writing the letter when asked by Jake Secker, 20, a junior […]
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  • Kim Kardashian to be honored for helping find bone marrow donors

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    (JTA) — Kim Kardashian West will be recognized for helping to connect an organ donor and recipient through the Gift of Life bone marrow registry. Kardashian West will be honored Oct. 29 with the first Gift of Life Impact Award at the Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s inaugural One Huge Night Gala in Los Angeles. In September 2016, Kardashian West joined […]
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  • Israeli envoy’s daughter reports threats at Columbia U

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Ofir Dayan, daughter of Israel’s Consul General in New York Dani Dayan and an undergraduate student at Columbia University, reports that she is being harassed and threatened by the campus chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. “SJP is violent,” she told the New York Post in an interview. “I’m worried about my personal safety.” Dayan, 24, […]
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  • Tech mogul Marc Benioff blows shofar, buys Time magazine

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Tech executive Marc Benioff began a week in which he and his wife Lynne announced plans to buy Time magazine by blowing the shofar at his San Francisco synagogue. Benioff sounded the ram’s horn during Rosh Hashanah services at Congregation Emanu-El, a 168-year-old Reform temple. The New York Times reported that Benioff, backed by a guitarist, blew a […]
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  • These 2 Jewish billionaires love Israel but hate Trump, the president who seems so close to Israel’s government

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By RON KAMPEASS WASHINGTON (JTA) –Buried deep in the latest Jewish Public Policy Institute report on the Israel-diaspora relationship: President Donald Trump wants more credit for his pro-Israel policies. “Israel and U.S. Jewish organizations should sharpen their awareness of a trend of growing frustration within the Trump administration that the president’s pro-Israel moves (especially the transfer of the embassy to […]
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  • Nazi-looted Renoir returned to heir of French Jewish art collector

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A Renoir painting that the Nazis stole from a Paris bank vault was recently returned to the heir of its owner. U.S. authorities returned the 1919 work “Deux Femmes Dans Un Jardin” to Sylvie Sulitzer of France, the last remaining heir of her grandfather Alfred Weinberger, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York. The […]
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