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News

  • Area Synagogues Donate Activity Kits to Children’s Hospital at Albany Med

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2017
    ALBANY — Representatives from Albany synagogues recently visited the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center to donate hundreds of children’s activity kits produced as part of a Mitzvah Day community event. Members of Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Israel and Congregation Ohav Shalom assembled 224 themed activity kits for the children’s hospital patients as part of Mitzvah […]
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  • Millions of Israeli children said at risk of stunted development; Water blamed

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s first-ever national survey of iodine levels in the population revealed widespread deficiencies, which could mean millions of children are at risk of stunted development. The survey, whose unpublished results were recently presented to endocrinologists in Ramat Gan, found that 62 percent of school-age children and 85 percent of pregnant women have iodine levels below the World Health Organization minimum. […]
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  • French Jewish spy during WWII, to tell her story here on May 3 at Bethlehem Chabad

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2017
    Marthe Cohn, a member of the French Resistance during WWII, and the author of Behind Enemy Lines,”will share her story on Wednesday, May 3, at Bethlehem Chabad, 393 Delaware Ave., Delmar at 7 p.m. Cohn, a French Jew, was 20-years-old when the Nazis invaded France in 1940. While the rest of her family fled south, she decided to fight back. After graduating from nursing […]
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  • Not everyone got the memo—three times AIPAC speakers weren’t so bipartisan this year

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – “Many voices, one mission.” If AIPAC’s 2017 annual policy conference slogan, popping up on the conference app on activists’ smartphones, isn’t clear enough, the morning pick-me-up video it runs before conference business begins is pretty straightforward. In the video, activists are gravitating through sunny streets here toward the convention center, and titles float above them: Democrat, […]
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  • Is Trump owed an apology after the JCC bomb threat arrest? Is anybody?

    By jwadmin on March 24, 2017
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up with Jewish anxiety. “[I] fear the inevitable backlash from haters who we whipped [into] a frenzy for our own nefarious political aims” is how someone responded to the JTA […]
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  • Who is Chloé Valdary and Why Does she Love Israel?

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2017
    The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But who is Chloé, and why does she love Israel?  This short,  video explains all: The Jewish world is buzzing about Chloé Valdary, a leading new voice in the pro-Israel movement who’s changing the conversation about Israel. But […]
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  • Why Netanyahu is threatening to dissolve the government over a TV station?

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) – What is Netanyahu up to? That was the question many in Israel were asking Sunday morning, March 19, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly threatened to bring down his own government to cancel reforms to state media. According to Hebrew reports, Netanyahu told ministers on Saturday that unless the creation of a new government-funded broadcaster […]
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  • Syria Fires Missiles at Israeli Warplanes

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2017
    By ISABEL KERSHNER The New York Times JERUSALEM — The Syrian armed forces fired antiaircraft missiles at Israeli warplanes that had struck targets deep in Syria early Friday, in what appeared to be the most serious clash between the two militaries since the start of the Syrian civil war six years ago. The Syrian Army’s General Command asserted that its […]
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  • Adam Krief, Jewish father of 3 whose bone marrow search inspired celebrities, dies

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
      NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Adam Krief, a Jewish cancer patient whose search for a bone marrow donor captured the attention of social media and celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mayim Bialik and Jason Biggs, has died. Krief, a father of three from Los Angeles, died Tuesday, March 14, a family friend confirmed to JTA. He was 31. Krief was diagnosed […]
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  • Man alleged to have made 8 bomb threats against JCCs, ADL denied bail

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The St. Louis man accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League must remain in jail until his trial, a federal judge in that city ruled. The allegations against Juan Thompson, 32, are “very serious,” U.S. District Court Judge David Noce said Monday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch […]
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