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  • Online textbook claims Holocaust victims didn’t ‘tap into’ their inner strength

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2018
    NEW  YORK CITY (JTA) – An online textbook that says Holocaust victims did not “tap into their strength” is required reading at the University of North Carolina. The book, 21st Century Wellness, is part of a one-credit hour Lifetime Fitness course that is mandatory for UNC undergraduates. The course is meant to teach students how to stay physically fit and […]
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  • Russia names actor Steven Seagal special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – United States actor Steven Seagal has been named by Russia’s Foreign Ministry as its special representative for Russian-U.S. humanitarian ties. The foreign ministry said in a recent Facebook post that the position, which is unpaid and similar to a United Nation’ goodwill ambassador, will be to promote U.S.-Russia relations “in the humanitarian sphere,” and will include […]
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  • Beth Emeth’s TRG holds Torah study at Tanglewood with Cantor Jodi Schechtman

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    ALBANY–About 25 members of The Renaissance Group (TRG) of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany traveled to the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, Mass. for a recent Shabbat Torah study led by Cantor Jodi Schechtman. “Following her presentation and lively discussion we stayed to enjoy the rehearsal of the Boson Symphony Orchestra as well as to nosh and visit each other,” […]
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  • Is the kotel a safe place to pray?

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY JITA) – After a large stone fell from the Western Wall on Monday, July 23, an Israeli archaeologist declared the holy site’s entire plaza a “danger zone.” Other stones “could immediately fall” and hurt people, Zachi Dvira told The Times of Israel. He is completing a doctorate on the archaeology of the Temple Mount. The boulder that fell […]
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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she plans to spend 5 more years on Supreme Court

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she hopes to remain on the court for another five years. “I’m now 85,” Ginsburg said, according to CNN. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, he stepped down when he was 90, so think I have about at least five more years.” Ginsburg made the statement recently in New […]
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  • Here’s how Birthright guides talk about the Palestinians

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When Samuel Green talks about Israel’s West bank security barrier with the Birthright groups he guides, he first explains the Israeli view that the barrier was built to prevent Palestinian terrorists from breaching Israeli territory and that Israelis generally feel it has saved lives. But then he’ll talk about what the barrier— which […]
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  • Roseanne Barr defends her Valerie Jarrett tweet, then veers even further off script at rabbi event

    By jwadmin on August 2, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Roseanne Barr still doesn’t think the tweet that got her TV show canceled is racist. Recently at a comedy club here, the Jewish actress and comedian talked about plenty of random things while defending the bizarre tweet she aimed at Valerie Jarrett in May. Barr, 65, appeared in a conversation with the prominent Rabbi Shmuley Boteach […]
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  • Shabbat with Synagogue of the Summit brings Shapiros solace

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO My husband Larry and I were enjoying our annual stay in the Colorado Rockies. We were hiking, spending time with our family, and taking advantage of all a summer in Summit County has to offer. The world surrounding us, however, was filled with troubling news. Both of us—especially me—needed to find peace and comfort. Fortunately, we were […]
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  • Understanding the Syria moment at the Trump-Putin news Conference

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The media, Congress, the international community—just about everybody was reeling after the joint news conference in Helsinki bringing together President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among other remarkable declarations, Trump seemed to agree with Putin by doubting the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Moscow mounted an effort to interfere in the 2016 presidential […]
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  • For Teen Vogue, bashing Israel has become the fashion

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    By Charles Dunst (JTA) – Once a must-read for young fashonistas, Teen Vogue in 2016 expanded its coverage, shifting the magazine more aggressively into “covering politics, feminism, identity and activism” from an apparently liberal lens. Now, among articles on makeup, celebrities and clothing trends, Teen Vogue would like to give Israel a progressive makeover. Blades—Do Better? The July 16 “Do Better” column by […]
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