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Opinion

  • The ‘occupation’ and the old-new romance of socialism

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2018
    What does it mean if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really is the future of the Democratic Party? By Jonathan S. Tobin JNS – At only 28 years old and with nothing but an upset primary win in a New York City congressional district on her résumé, being anointed as the “future of the Democratic Party” was quite a burden to place on Alexandria […]
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  • Why Israel wants Trump to get along with Putin

    By jwadmin on July 19, 2018
    By Jonathan S. Tobin JNS – As far as much of the American public is concerned, the timing for U.S. President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn’t be worse. The indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers on Friday renewed the calls for a tougher stance from the administration against Moscow. But with Trump determined to achieve some […]
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  • Need tefillin? There’s an app for that

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – You can call a taxi, order a hamburger, rent a film and buy a book with a few clicks of a smartphone. So why shouldn’t it be as easy to score a set of tefillin? That, at least, was the question that led to the recent launch of Wrapp — an app its creator calls “the Uber […]
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  • Opinion: Why liberal Jews should embrace Tisha b’Av

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    By Rabbi DIANA FERSKO NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – This year, liberal Jews should lean in to Tisha b’Av. Among other things, the ninth of the month of Av is a crash course in Jewish history. During the 24-hour fast, which begins this year on Saturday night, we mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples, the expulsion of the Jews […]
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  • In quest of the elusive license plate; Rhode Islanders— please take a trip!

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO “Delaware!” my husband Larry yelled as we drove past a line of parked cars on Galena Street in Frisco, Colo. “We got Delaware!” In our life, “Getting Delaware” is a big deal. Within the first 10 days of our five-week search for license plates, we had gotten the license plate of the elusive Eastern seaboard state. Could […]
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  • Why synagogues started putting American flags in the sanctuary

    By jwadmin on July 9, 2018
    By Josefin Dolsten (JTA) — Jewish tourists from North America are likely to notice one big difference when visiting synagogues around the world. Though a plethora of symbols, such as stars of David and menorahs, may be displayed, national flags are rare inside the sanctuary. Meanwhile, in the United States and Canada, an American or Canadian flag (and sometimes both) are […]
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  • Many victories celebrated in 2018 St. Anthony’s Triathlon; Marathoner out-runs stalker…

    By jwadmin on July 4, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Eric Lagerstrom, a 29 year old from Gresham, Ore., may have been the official male top finisher in the 2018 St. Anthony’s Triathlon, which was held on a beautiful April day in St. Petersburg, Fla.  However, in the pack of over 3,000 participants was an individual that many considered the true winner. Seventy-nine year old Tony Handler […]
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  • Before it’s too late, let’s unify Jewish schools in East Bay

    By jwadmin on July 2, 2018
    BY REUVEN KAHANE  While reading J. recently, I noticed that the three Jewish middle schools of the East Bay graduated a total of 38 students. First, yasher koach to the graduates and the parents for their incredible dedication to Jewish education. Second, thank you to all the teachers, rabbis and staff of these great institutions: Tehiyah Day Schoolin El Cerrito, Oakland Hebrew Day School and Contra Costa […]
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  • This Orthodox rabbi just took a job at an LGBT synagogue

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – In many ways, Mike Moskowitz is a typical haredi Orthodox rabbi. He wears a black suit and black hat. He sports a thick, curly beard beneath a closely shaved head. He peppers his speech with liturgical Hebrew and Yiddish words. He quotes from Jewish legal texts. Moskowitz sometimes closes his eyes when he […]
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  • Rock star Perry Farrell is a “love-bavitcher”

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Most rock music lovers know Perry Farrell as the charismatic frontman of the band Jane’s Addiction. Others know him as the guy who started the popular Lollapalooza music festival. Hardcore fans might know that he was born Peretz Bernstein to a Jewish family, and that he has been one of the more prominent celebrity adherents of Kabbalah, […]
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