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  • Local community honors Dan Flax and raises $50,000 for Jewish Federation programs

    By jwadmin on October 3, 2018
    ALBANY– The career and life of Daniel B. Flax, recently retired financial resource development director of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, was celebrated at a community fund-raising event and tribute dinner in September. Three hundred attended “Holy Simcha, Super Dan!” at the Ohav Shalom Synagogue in Albany and nearly $50,000 was raised to support the efforts supported by the […]
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  • Various rabbis weigh-in on Kavanaugh allegations

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Sept. 27. He answered questions about sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. In recent weeks, several women have said the judge engaged in inappropriate behavior or assault against them when he was a high school or college student. The allegations have […]
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  • German high court upholds ruling allowing Kuwait Airways to ban Israeli passengers

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A high court in Germany has upheld a lower court’s ruling allowing Kuwait Airways to bar Israeli citizens from boarding its planes in Germany. The High Court of Hesse, a German federal state, issued the ruling on Tuesday, Sept. 25, upholding a November 2017 ruling by a district court in Frankfurt. The Frankfurt court said it […]
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  • Haredi Orthodox radio station fined for keeping women’s voices off the air

    By jwadmin on September 28, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) –The haredi-Orthodox Kol Berama radio station was fined some $280,000 for keeping women’s voices off the air. The Jerusalem District Court on recently also ordered that the money, 1million shekels, be held in a class action fund that will give the money to programs that empower religious women. The class action lawsuit was filed against the radio station, based […]
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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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  • Adelsons’ $55 million for national GOP races makes them ‘biggest spenders’ in all of American politics

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Casino mogul and Jewish megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have given $55 million in the last few months to groups working to ensure Republican control of the House and Senate after the midterm elections. The donations make them the “biggest spenders on federal elections in all of American politics,” The New York Times […]
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  • More sovereignty, less globalism Trump tells UN General Assembly

    By jwadmin on September 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Donald Trump made the case for less globalism and more sovereignty in his address to the United Nations General Assembly. He also stressed that the United States would only give aid to countries that are its “friends.” Trump on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in his second address to the international body first touted his successes to […]
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  • The ‘best football player who grew up in Israel’ seeks a spot at U.S. college

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By HILLEL KUTTLER TEL AVIV (JTA) – In the summer of 2011, Yuval Fenta saw two guys tossing a football on the beach in Herzliya. He asked to participate. “You’re too small,” they responded. A dejected Fenta retreated, but not before hearing them mention an American football league that played in Israel. Seven years later, Fenta has showed them. Plans Now […]
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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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  • A Sukkot message from The Jewish National Fund

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2018
    By ROBERT GANZ, Capital Region JNF board president – Sukkot celebrates agriculture and one of Judaism’s three pilgrimage holidays. It is intrinsically tied to our people’s cultivation of the land of the Israel. That is no easy task in the rugged terrain, which is our homeland, especially in ages past. Today, Israel is a booming country and Northern Israel is witnessing […]
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