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Friday, September 22, 2017 6:34 pm

The Jewish World offices will be closed September 21 and 22 in observance of Rosh Hoshanah and September 30 for Yom Kippur.

News

  • Trump gives new hope to Jewish push for FEMA assistance to houses of worship

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – A tweet by President Donald Trump on Friday night, Sept. 8, with Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey and his sister Irma set to ravage Florida, is renewing hope among Jewish groups that have long advocated for emergency assistance to houses of worship. Seeking Equal Treatment “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief […]
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  • Sept. 17 to be Apple & Honey Festival at SJCC

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–In celebration of fall and the new year, the Schenectady Jewish Community Center, 2565 Balltown Rd., Schenectady will host the Apple and Honey Festival on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 2 – 4 p.m. The event will feature Rosh Hashanah-inspired activities including challah making, an apple/honey tasting, and Rosh Hashanah greeting card making and birthday cake areas. Programming will also include face painting, pony rides, a […]
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  • DC Report: President Donald Trump was right! Predictions and realities…

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield We can’t say we’re surprised. President Donald Trump warned us of all the terrible things that would happen if we voted for Hillary Clinton.  The election was just 10 months ago, and his dire predictions are already proving prophetic. He told us that we would have the most inept, dishonest, sleazy and unpopular administration since […]
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  • Now Israel has its own version of the ‘alt-right’

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN JERUSALEM (JTA) – For many Jews, Nazis are public enemy No. 1, and using Nazi imagery to make a political point is strictly verboten. But some young, right-wing Israelis aren’t buying it. New Way To Fight? Inspired by the so-called alt-right abroad, their online community makes liberal use of anti-Semitic and Nazi imagery to mock and malign what […]
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  • Israel’s D.C. envoy: Israel will ‘act to enforce’ Syria red lines

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, told a Rosh Hashanah event packed with U.S. officials that Israel would enforce two red lines in the civil war in neighboring Syria: The transfer of major weapons to Hezbollah and the establishment of a permanent Iranian beach head in the country. Enforcing Its Red Lines “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]
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  • Israel’s Supreme Court says haredi must serve in IDF

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Supreme Court struck down a law that increased the number of draft exemptions for haredi Orthodox yeshiva students. The legislation, passed two years ago, was “unconstitutional, disproportionate, and harms equality,” the justices wrote in the majority decision, which was backed by eight of the nine members of the court. The law’s stated purpose of reducing the […]
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  • Some Jews fleeing Hurricane Irma are taking refuge in Atlanta’s synagogues

    By jwadmin on September 8, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Rabbi Adam Starr was returning from an emergency trip to Houston, where he had helped a colleague clean up his synagogue after Harvey swept through that city, when his phone began to buzz. Jews from Florida had begun contacting Starr’s Atlanta synagogue seeking a safe haven from Hurricane Irma. So on Tuesday, […]
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  • Polish tourism chief fired after saying he removed Auschwitz from journalists’ itineraries

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The president of the national tourist organization in Poland was fired after noting in a recent newspaper interview that he had removed the Auschwitz memorial from the itinerary for foreign journalists’ visits. Marek Olszewski, who has held his post since March, also suggested a similar move for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in […]
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  • Jewish centenarians in Britain celebrate 83rd wedding anniversary    

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA–Two Jewish centenarians in Britain celebrated their 83rd wedding anniversary, becoming what is thought to be the country’s longest married couple. Helen and Maurice Kaye, aged 104 and 105, recently celebrated their anniversary  surrounded by their family at home in Bournemouth, the Jewish Chronicle of London  recently reported, noting the longevity milestone. The couple met when […]
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  • Pope Francis recalls seeing female Jewish psychoanalyst in 1970s

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Pope Francis in the 1970s had weekly sessions with a Jewish female psychoanalyst to “clarify some things,” he told a French writer. The revelation came in a dozen conversations the pope had with French sociologist Dominique Wolton, who is writing a soon-to-be-published book, The Associated Press has reported based on a report in the La Stampa […]
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