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News

  • European rabbis call on world body that regulates emojis to add images that represent Jews

    By jwadmin on May 31, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — An organization of European rabbis has called on the world body that regulates emojis to add images that represent Jews. The Conference of European Rabbis in a letter to the Unicode Consortium called for new emojis that show men in kippahs and women in head coverings. In addition to its main function […]
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  • Former Miss Iraq to receive Ambassadorfor Peace Award in Geneva for promoting tolerance

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2019
    ELIANA RUDEE (JNS) – Geneva-based non-governmental organization United Nations Watch has announced that Sarah Idan, who as Miss Iraq in 2017 faced death threats for posting a photo of herself with Miss Israel, will receive the Swiss organization’s Ambassador for Peace Award. In recognition of her courageous and extraordinary actions to promote tolerance, build bridges for peace and spread a message […]
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  • Politico takes aim at Bernie Sanders—Was illustration anti-Semitism ?

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The cover story in a recent Politico magazine, about how Jewish presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came to be a millionaire, shows him standing next to a tree sprouting leaves made of money. Progressives on Twitter, including Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called the illustrations anti-Semitic. Politico originally tweeted the article under the […]
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  • Undone by Brexit, Theresa May is still a ‘true friend’ to Britain’s Jews

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) – Theresa May, who announced her resignation on Friday, May 24, as the prime minister of the United Kingdom, will be remembered as one of her country’s shortest-serving and least popular leaders. Blamed by supporters of Britain’s departure from the European Union for delivering what they consider half measures, she was loathed also by opponents of that […]
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  • Rabbi Eleanor Pearlman of Temple Gates of Heaven is retiring

    By jwadmin on May 29, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven will honor Rabbi Eleanor Beth Ginsburg Pearlman, who will be retiring from her active rabbinate and will be given the title of “Adjunct Rabbi Emeritus.” She will preach at a farewell Shabbat service on Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. and a brunch will be held in her honor at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady […]
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  • Security company donates ‘AI Doorman’ to 100 Chabad centers

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2019
    By ELIZABETH KRATZ (JNS) – After the shooting and tragic loss of life during April 27 Shabbat-morning services in Poway, Calif., an AI (artificial intelligence) security company executive immediately ordered 100 of his security systems. He then put out a request on a WhatsApp group for Chabad Houses to sign up to receive one, free of charge. Within days, more […]
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  • A Chicago couple lives like Orthodox Jews —but are Christians

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A few months ago, a couple got involved in the Chicago Jewish community. Rivkah Weber and David Costello started attending an Orthodox synagogue in the West Ridge neighborhood. They looked and acted like Orthodox Jews: Weber covered her hair and wore long skirts, while Costello sported sidelocks and a kippah. The latter […]
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  • 20 local young athletes attend Junior Maccabi Games in Philadelphia

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady and Albany Jewish Community Centers teamed up to send 20 athletes, coaches and delegation heads to participate in at the Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior Maccabi Games in Philadelphia on May 5 at the Kaiserman JCC. Athletes ages 9-12 years old tested their skills in swimming, soccer and basketball at the one-day Olympic-style sporting competition. Overall, 925 athletes […]
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  • The winners and losers of Israel’s 2019 Eurovision Song Contest seem to have a good time!

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    By ORIT ARFA (JNS)  – Most Americans, unless they’re Jewish or into Israeli geopolitics, probably don’t know or care that the Eurovision just took place in Tel Aviv. For those who don’t cross American cultural borders, Eurovision could best be explained as “European Idol,” the “Super Bowl” of song contests in which European and honorary European countries send their pseudo-best […]
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  • Democrats say the GOP refuses to acknowledge anti-Semitism on the far right

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two of the most powerful Republicans in the land, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, are on the anti-Semitism case. In a Washington Post op-ed published Tuesday, May 21, the two leaders describe a “rising tide of anti-Semitism in the world” and note the recent deadly synagogue shooting attacks in […]
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