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  • Interview with American-Israeli Author Pamela Becker

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    Memoirs of a False Messiah is Pamela Becker’s debut novel. Originally from New York, she has enjoyed a career as a marketing executive and consultant for several of Israel’s leading technology companies. After she was widowed with three small children, she co-founded and remains the active chairperson of the Israeli charity Jeremy’s Circle, which supports children coping with cancer treatment […]
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  • Becker novel is a triumph of ambiguity

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    Is narrator-protagonist a False Messiah or Not? Pamela Becker of Jerusalem, daughter of Jean and Marty Becker of Loudonville, has written a first novel. Click here for an interview with the author. By JONATHAN WEIL Pamela Becker’s first novel Memoirs of a False Messiah presents a challenge —and a struggle —for the reader —not because of its writing style or […]
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  • Gunman kills 2 in Yom Kippur attack near German synagogue and at kebab shop

    By jwadmin on October 11, 2019
    BY RON KAMPEAS, TOBY AXELROD NEW YORK CITY (JTA)  – Two people were killed by a gunman who opened fire near a synagogue during Yom Kippur services and at a kebab shop in Halle, a town in eastern Germany. The masked gunman reportedly was repelled by the synagogue’s doors, which were secured shut during the services Wednesday, Oct. 8, on […]
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  • DC Report: Trump endangers the Kurds in quest to retreat from Syria; Will giving the nod to Turkey undo accomplishments there?

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield Donald Trump, in his “unmatched wisdom,” has given the Turks a green light to do to the Kurds what they did for the Armenians a century ago. In a Sunday Oct. 6, call he agreed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s request to remove American troops across his border with Syria, effectively removing an obstacle […]
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  • Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) guide for the perplexed, 2019

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2019
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, October 10, 2019, https://bit.ly/2OBJ3Nw More on Sukkot and other Jewish holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. US-Israel special ties are highlighted by Columbus Day (October 14, 2019), which is always celebrated around Sukkot (October 13-20, 2019). According to “Columbus Then and Now” (Miles Davidson, 1997, p. 268), Columbus […]
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  • Bard College lists new Neusner Memorial Lectures; Moshe Halbertal set as initial lecturer

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2019
    ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON–Bard College will inaugurate the Jacob Neusner Memorial Lectures in Jewish and Religious Studies with lectures by scholar of Jewish studies Moshe Halbertal Oct. 24 and 27 on the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson and in New York City. “The Biblical Book of Samuel and the Birth of Politics: Two Faces of Political Violence” takes place Thursday, Oct, 24, at 4:45 p.m, in room 102 […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on October 10, 2019
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 – U.S. futures are poised to open lower Thursday, as trade updates continue to dominate the headlines. The Dow and S&P 500 are both down 0.2% in pre-market action, while the Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.2% below fair value on the GLOBEX. High level negotiations between the U.S. and China will occur today in Washington, although […]
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  • Israel’s crackdown on foreign workers is driving some families into hiding; Do children born in Israel have rights?

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    By SAM SOKOL TEL AVIV (JTA) – The woman approached with trepidation, fidgeting and glancing nervously over her shoulder as she sat down in a coffee shop here. A Filipino caregiver who has been living in Israel without a visa for years, the woman said her home had been raided by Israeli authorities in late August, only a week after […]
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  • Half a century hanging out with Bob Dylan

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    By STEPHEN SILVER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish summer camp is such a crucial part of the American Jewish experience that many Jewish adults, even in their older age, likely remember the names of many of the kids in their cabins from when they were 11 years old. One of those cabins more than 60 years ago contained a […]
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  • 14 local teens bring home 12 Maccabi medals from Detroit

    By jwadmin on October 9, 2019
    The Albany and Schenectady Jewish Community Centers in August sent 12 athletes and two artists as a joint delegation to the 2019 JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest in Detroit, Mich. The teens accomplished 12 medals (2 gold, 3 silver, and 7 bronze). The Games and Arts Fest began with opening ceremonies at the Little Caesar’s Arena with a Parade […]
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