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Opinion

  • Post mid-term election US national security policy

    By jwadmin on November 13, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” November 13, 2018, https://bit.ly/2DBCOED While national security and foreign policy did not play a role in the November 2018 mid-term Congressional election, the outcome of the election will impact President Trump’s maneuverability in the arenas of foreign policy, national and homeland security. While the power of the newly-elected, Democratic-controlled House will […]
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  • A story of Jewish survival to note Kristallnacht

    By jwadmin on November 7, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO Anne Frank is one of the most well known victims of the Holocaust period. But she and her family were not the only ones to go into hiding to avoid capture by the Nazis and their collaborators. While some Jews lived in the open with changed identities, others, like the Franks physically hid to avoid certain deportation […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: The critical November 2018 mid-term election

    By jwadmin on November 2, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” The Arena, Abba Eban Institute, IDC, November 1, 2018, https://bit.ly/2EX2jSi https://bit.ly/2rgyMMh Trump: a coattail – or an anchor chained – President? The November 2018 mid-term election will determine the future maneuverability of Trump, and will shape the dominant worldview of the strongest legislature in the world, which is co-determining and co-equal […]
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  • Anti-Semitism – abhorrent aberration in the USA

    By jwadmin on October 29, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” https://bit.ly/2PxdSU6, https://bit.ly/2hQ8sow The October 27, 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, PA, was an egregious reminder that since the early 17th century, anti-Semitism has been a systematic feature of – yet an abhorrent aberration in – the US. At the same time, the US society has demonstrated […]
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  • Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger to join CBAJ for Shabbat program

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    ALBANY –Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob (CBAJ) will host Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger, as its fall scholar-in-residence on Shabbat Vayeira, Oct. 27 at the synagogue, 380 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Unger’s Shabbat morning lecture will be, “Judaism and the Global City: Life in an Imagined Halakhic State.”  The community is welcome to attend. Unger is associate professor and director of urban programs in […]
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  • Dr. Grossberg to review Judaism’s confrontation with paganism as Nov. 1 lecturer at library

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    The Judaic Studies Program and the Department of History at the University at Albany and the Colonie Jewish Community Association will host a lecture by Dr. Daniel Grossberg, professor emeritus at the university at Albany, titled “Genesis Confronts Paganism” on Thursday, Nov. 1. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the William K. Sanford Town Library, […]
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  • William Shatner reports ‘a great deal of anti-Semitism’ growing up

    By jwadmin on October 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Actor William Shatner said he experienced “a great deal of anti-Semitism” growing up in Montreal. Shatner, best known for playing Captain Kirk in “Star Trek,” said kids would pick fights with him every day because he is Jewish. He developed the nickname “Toughie” because of it all. “Kids would all crowd around, yelling, ‘Fight! Fight! […]
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  • Optimistic state of Israel’s economy

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #232, October 11, 2018 https://bit.ly/2ORgFaB (previous issues: https://bit.ly/2NB51fk) 1.  The international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor (S&P), upgraded Israel’s credit rating to AA- with a stable outlook, the highest ever for Israel. S&P highlighted Israel’s fiscal discipline, higher than expected economic growth rate, the reduction […]
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  • Rabbi Mendel to review Torah and tech at Beth Emeth Lunch and Learn series; starts Oct. 17

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2018
    ALBANY– Rabbi Norman Mendel will lead eight free weekly conversations this fall on “From Our Genesis Through Our Exodus & Beyond . . . Where Are We Wandering Now?” as part of Congregation Beth Emeth’s Lunch and Learn series. The first session will be held from noon – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the synagogue, 100  Academy Rd., Albany. Other  Lunch […]
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  • Arab political-incorrectness on the Palestinian issue

    By jwadmin on October 5, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” October 4, 2018, https://bit.ly/2Qzzmgj While Iraq delivers staunchly pro-Palestinian talk, a 2017 Iraqi law has reversed Saddam Hussein’s pro-Palestinian policy, depriving Palestinians (including those born in Iraq) of free education, healthcare, travel documents and employment in state institutions. While Jordan calls for sweeping Israeli concessions to the Palestinians, and while the […]
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