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  • Myth vs. fact: Are today’s Jews the descendants of ancient Israelites?

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    By James Sinkinson (Flame via JNS) – Many opponents of Israel try to disconnect the Jewish people’s long-standing relationship with the Land of Israel as a way of delegitimizing Zionism and the modern State of Israel. They claim the Jewish people today are not descended from the ancient Hebrews and Israelites, and thus try to weaken the case for Zionism […]
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  • Trump vows new Iran deal ‘within four weeks’ if re-elected

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    (JNS) – Donald Trump vowed that if re-elected in November, there would be a new deal with Iran “within four weeks.” “When we win, we will have a deal within four weeks,” he said in leaked footage from a fund-raiser on Sunday at the New Jersey home of the late Syrian-Jewish leader Stanley Chera, a real estate developer and friend of the president who […]
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  • Beth Emeth Sisterhood’s monthly book club to continue to stream through December

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    ALBANY– The Congregation Beth Emeth Sisterhood will hosting a virtual book club on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. This month’s discussion, to be led by Cantor Kohn, is This is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared by Rabbi Alan Lew.  According to organizers, this book may be particularly relevant as congregations prepare for a very different High […]
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  • An open letter to the Capital Region Jewish community: Visit Israel!

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    Editor: In the age of social distancing, a trip to the local supermarket or park feels like a postcard worthy trip. Yet, despite the current limitations on movement, there will come a time when we will vacation beyond our shores once more. As we think about where we’ll get away, I call on our community to first come home and […]
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  • The lonely, angry anti-Semite…

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    By BEN COHEN (JNS) – At high school, he made no friends and didn’t belong to any clubs. He liked girls, but having a girlfriend was beyond his abilities. Academically, he was undistinguished, doing well in biology but failing in English. When it came to his free time, most of that was spent on the Internet. Once he graduated, he […]
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  • Orthodox music star performs song celebrating Donald Trump at Jewish summer camp

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    By SHIRA HANAU NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The original song is about the repeated oppression of the Jewish people throughout history. The rewritten song is a prayer for Donald Trump to win his  presidential  re-election. Orthodox Jewish pop star Yaakov Shwekey sang an ode to Donald Trump at an Orthodox overnight camp based on his hit song “We Are […]
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  • Beth Emeth to host conversation about racism

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will host a conversation about racism in 2020 via live stream on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The program titled “Shmooze with Rabbi Shpeen: A Conversation with Marcus Pryor about Racism in Our Community” is open to the general public. Pryor is an Albany native and is a local businessman who is active in many community […]
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  • Congregation Shaara Tfille to present a documentary about  Lea Gottlieb, ‘Mrs. G’

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs will live stream an Israeli documentary “Mrs. G.” on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m.   It is a about the Israeli creator of the swimsuit company Gottex, Lea Gottlieb Independent Israeli filmmaker Dalit Kimor and producer Yahaly Gat of Muse Productions, relate the story of Holocaust survivor, […]
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  • ‘Stockholm’ is next film in Schenectady Center lineup; Dr. James Strosberg to discuss on Aug. 23

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    SCHENECTADY  – The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) will present the film “Stockholm” as a summer film feature. The film, originally a five-episode television series, will be made available online along with a discussion featuring Dr. James Strosberg. The discussion will be held virtually on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The film will be available from Aug. 20 until […]
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  • Mask Up America!

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
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