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Opinion

  • Gaza’s Miseries Have Palestinian Authors

    By jwadmin on May 17, 2018
    By Bret Stephens Opinion Columnist The New York Times For the third time in two weeks, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have set fire to the Kerem Shalom border crossing, through which they get medicine, fuel and other humanitarian essentials from Israel. Soon we’ll surely hear a great deal about the misery of Gaza. Try not to forget that the authors of […]
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  • Shavuot, celebrating the giving of the law—and the mother-in-law?

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    By EDMON J. RODMAN LOS ANGELES (JTA) – In the Ten Commandments, the Torah tells us to “Honor your father and your mother,” but on mothers-in-law, it’s mum. That is until we come to the two-day holiday of Shavuot and read the Book of Ruth, which records the relationship between Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi. Since Shavuot celebrates the giving of […]
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  • Kabbalah theme of Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    ALBANY–Kabbalah will be the focus of Congregation Beth Emeth’s Lunch and Learn series on the Wednesdays of May 16 and 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Albany synagogue on 100 Academy Rd. Mystic, author and artist Heather Mendel will discuss and offer her insights regarding the ‘what, how and why’ of Jewish mysticism. In addition, Mendel will address […]
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  • Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’

    By jwadmin on May 2, 2018
    “No country in the history of the world ever contributed more to the welfare of humankind in such a short period of time than Israel,” affirms the longtime professor, lawyer and author, soon to turn 80. BY ELIANA RUDEE (JNS) – Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that he […]
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  • An employee at the Anne Frank House asked to wear a kippah. He waited 6 months for an answer.

    By jwadmin on April 25, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – When Barry Vingerling asked his employers at the Anne Frank House whether it was okay for him to start coming to work wearing a kippah, he did it mostly as a courtesy. “I hadn’t expected this to be an issue,” Vingerling, 25, told the Dutch-Jewish NIW weekly in an interview. “I work at the house of […]
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  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs to speak at Beth Emeth as part of congregation’s 180th anniversary

    By jwadmin on April 18, 2018
    ALBANY–Union for Reformed Judaism President Rabbi Rick Jacobs will speak at Temple Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Rd., Albany Friday, April 27, as part of the congregation’s 180th anniversary celebration. The program, which is open to the public, will begin with a 5:30 p.m. service, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. and then a presentation by Jacobs at 7:15 p.m. As […]
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  • Paean to students: Thanks for helping me grow and learn!

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO May 28, 1993, was graduation day at the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center, a division of Hudson Valley Community College, which offers a range of programs and educationally and economically disadvantaged adults. During and after the ceremony, there was laughter, tears, and the inevitable thanks that we teachers receive from our students on such occasions. Students want to […]
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  • Why I led my Orthodox Jewish classmates on the national gun control walkout

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2018
    By JACOB MILLER CHICAGO (JTA) – I’m a sophomore at Ida Crown Jewish Academy, the largest Modern Orthodox high school in the Chicago area. When I heard about the #ENOUGH national school walkout, I immediately wondered how my school could participate. Our school motto is “Inspiring Bnei and Bnot Torah to thrive in the modern world”; here was a chance to […]
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  • The U.S.-Israel honeymoon may not last…

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    By DANIEL PIPES President Trump has taken two unprecedented steps highly favorable to Israel: recognizing Jerusalem as its capital and cutting funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an organization ultimately devoted to eliminating the Jewish state. These long-overdue actions break antique log-jams dating back nearly 70 years and offer fresh opportunities to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. […]
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  • Who made the hamantashen? A modern tale of fortuitous interaction

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO In May 2016, my husband Larry and I purchased tickets for a Flores de Mayo celebration sponsored by our community’s Filipino Club. I had met several of its members through my cardio ballroom dancing class, and they had hyped up the event for several weeks. “Lots of fun! Great music,” one of the organizers told me. “Just […]
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