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  • Get out your crystal ball! Take the 5779 Jewish pundit quiz Guess what will happen in the new year…

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – Was 5778 a good year? For Jews around the world, it was the usual mixed bag of bad (and even worse) news. The U.S. embassy to Israel was finally moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but peace with the Palestinians remains elusive, as violence along the border with Gaza and incitement from the Palestinian […]
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  • Jon Stewart found a home for 2 goats found wandering around the NYC subway

    By jwadmin on September 1, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — New York City subway riders are used to all sorts of delays — but not usually those caused by wandering goats. Recently, The New York Times reported that two goats wreaked havoc on the N subway line in Brooklyn. Social media users, including the subway’s official account, had fun with the bizarre event. Subway staff and police […]
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  • J.K. Rowling calls out writer over Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism: ‘What other minority would you speak to this way?’

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –J.K. Rowling went head to head with a fellow British writer on Twitter over his criticism of Jewish complaints about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party. Simon Maginn, who has written five thrillers under his own name and satirical comedies under the name Simon Nolan,in a recent a tweet called Jewish outrage over Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s 2013 comments indicating […]
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  • French parliament evacuated over white powder sent to Jewish lawmaker

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Dozens of firefighters evacuated a part of the building housing the French parliament following the mailing there of a letter containing slurs against a Jewish lawmaker and white powder. The letter, reading “fat Zionist pig, you’re not French,” among other insults, was opened by an employee of Meyer Habib’s office, the lawmaker wrote on Twitter, leading to […]
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  • Titanic victim’s Hebrew-letter watch sold at auction 

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A pocket watch with Hebrew letters on its face that belonged to a Jewish Russian immigrant who died aboard the Titanic sold at auction for $57,500. Heritage Auctions offered the pocket watch at its headquarters in Dallas on Saturday in a public auction of important Americana memorabilia. The watch, which features Moses holding the Ten […]
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  • Los Angeles synagogue sues city and county over destructive Skirball fire

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The Leo Baeck Temple in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air has filed a lawsuit against the city and county over last year’s Skirball Fire. The fire, which broke out on Dec. 6, 2017, destroyed six homes and damaged 12 others, and required the evacuation of about 700 homes as well as an apartment building. […]
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  • Chuck Schumer wants to name Senate building for John McCain

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has garnered backing from a key GOP senator in his bid to rename a Senate building for John McCain. The building currently is named for Richard Russell, a Georgia Democrat who served from 1933 until 1971 and who was notorious for leading opposition to civil rights reforms advanced by President Lyndon Johnson and […]
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  • Amsterdam’s ‘Anne & Frank’ bakery to change name following protests

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A bakery that was recently opened in the Dutch capital under the name “Anne & Frank” will change its name following widespread disposal online. The bakery, which opened earlier this month not far from the former hiding place of Holocaust victim Anne Frank and her family, received thousands of angry comments on Twitter and other social networks […]
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  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio denies he has been soft on yeshiva standards

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    (JTA) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pushed back against criticisms that he has been soft on yeshivas that have illegally declined to offer their students secular studies. Speaking at a recent  press conference , de Blasio said that city officials had “engaged in a dialogue with a number of schools” that was “very productive.” Likely responding to recent harsh […]
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  • Super efforts of Dan Flax in the Jewish fund-raising sphere to be noted

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    ALBANY– Daniel B. Flax, recently retired director of financial resource development for the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, will be honored by the Jewish Federation on Thursday, Sept. 6, with a tribute and community fund-raising event. The dinner program entitled, “Holy Simcha, Super Dan!” will be held at the Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany at 5:30 […]
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