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News

  • Clarence Thomas’ wife says Jews ‘gave up their firearms to Hitler’

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas shared a recent Facebook post blaming the Holocaust in part on gun control and attacking survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The post was one of several identified by recently The Hill as posted by Virginia Thomas. They registered strong disagreement with gun control while criticizing the survivors […]
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  • A notorious pogrom spawned some long-running myths. This historian is dispelling them.

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    By SUE FISHKOFF SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — There was a time when “Kishinev” was all you had to say. The three days of brutal anti-Jewish violence in 1903 in the capital city of present-day Moldova introduced the world to a new word — pogrom — and for years afterward colored the way Jews […]
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  • DC Report: The truth according to Trump

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield A key to the success of Andy Borowitz’s daily satire for the New Yorker is there’s often more than a grain or three of truth in what he says. That’s the case in a recent one declaring “Video emerges of Trump lying under oath.” The lie, Borowitz said, was the presidential inaugural oath — remember, it’s the […]
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  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut 70 at SJCC to feature dinner and live music with Shiri Zorn

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Community Center will host a Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration noting Israel’s 70th Independence Day on Sunday, April 22, at 5 p.m. The Center is located 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady. The family-friendly event will feature a brief program (including a performance by Congregations Agudat Achim’s and Gates of Heaven’s religious school kids, a movie, a raffle, arts and […]
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  • Survey shows Passover traditions popular in Israel

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The majority of Israeli Jews read the Haggadah in its entirety at Passover seders. Some 64 percent of Israelis said that they read all of the Haggadah or “the entire Haggadah, including the part that is read after the meal,” according to a Jewish People Policy Institute survey for the Israeli Judaism project. In the survey conducted in late […]
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  • Several Jewish groups urge Supreme Court to block Trump travel ban

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – At least six Jewish civil rights organizations are urging the Supreme Court to block President Donald Trump’s most recent ban on travel from a number of predominately Muslim countries. The groups filed a joint amicus brief with the court asking it to uphold lower court rulings that have blocked the “Muslim ban.” The brief, spearheaded by […]
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  • NY state triples STEM funding in private schools following push by Jewish lobbyists

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2018
    (JTA) –The newly passed New York state budget includes $15 million for STEM instruction in nonpublic schools, which supporters of Jewish day schools had lobbied for intensely. The increase appears in the $168 billion budget 2018-19 budget for the fiscal year 2019, which was passed Saturday and took effect on Sunday. It represents a 200 percent increase over the $5 […]
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  • U.S. Ambassador Friedman joins 100,000 other Jews for Passover ‘Priestly Blessing’

    By jwadmin on April 4, 2018
    (JNS) – A whopping 100,000 people made pilgrimage to the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday, April 2, for a twice-annual mass blessing by the Kohenim—Jewish people descended from the biblical Aharon and designated as priests. Among those was U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. The mass “Priestly Blessing” ceremony, for which Jews travel from throughout Israel—and sometimes, from around the […]
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  • U.S. Supreme Court will not hear case on American victims of Palestinian terror

    By jwadmin on April 4, 2018
    Without issuing a comment, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, thereby leaving the lower court ruling standing. By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The United States Supreme Court on Monday, April 2, declined to hear an appeal regarding a lawsuit brought forth by American victims of Palestinian terrorism. The case, Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization, contended that the PLO and Palestinian Authority were […]
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  • Nevada welcomed this Israeli marijuana scientist. U.S. immigration threw him out of the country.

    By jwadmin on April 4, 2018
    By DEBRA NUSSBAUM COHEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It shouldn’t have been complicated. Shimon Abta, an expert Israeli cannabis agronomist, was sent by his employer to consult with American companies in states where medical marijuana is legal. He was living in Las Vegas and met an American Jewish woman on JDate. They married last year and together started becoming more […]
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