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  • Jewish Family Services announces scholarship opportunities for local college students

    By Editor on September 23, 2020
    Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York (JFS) scholarships of $1,000-$2,000 are now available to help support Jewish students with college-related expenses. Applications now being considered are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students must provide proof of enrollment/admission prior to scholarship being issued. Scholarships are made possible by The David and Rose Udelson Bray Scholarship Fund, The Hessberg Trust, and […]
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  • Schenectady Jewish Community Center to join JCCs nationwide in virtual book festival

    By Editor on September 23, 2020
    SCHENECTADY– The Schenectady Jewish Community Center (SJCC) is joining Centers across the country in a virtual book festival in October and November featuring a series of Zoom discussions and question and answer sessions. The festival, “Book Festival In Your Living Room.” is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium. The SJCC will focus on 11 books during the […]
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  • 7 tips for staying healthy during the Yom Kippur fast

    By Editor on September 23, 2020
    By Dr. TZVI DWOLATZKY (My Jewish Learning via JTA) – There is a marked difference between the intended feeling of being uncomfortable with not eating or drinking for 25 hours and actually becoming ill as a result of not getting enough liquids and nutrients. Yom Kippur not only requires emotional preparation, but physical as well. A person can take several […]
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  • How Ruth Bader Ginsburg went from recognition as the Notorious RBG to Ruth the Tzaddik

    By Editor on September 23, 2020
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Many Americans have been paying tribute to the popularized version of Ruth Bader Ginsberg — the feisty workout-devoted octogenarian Supreme Court justice who had morphed in the past decade from admired legal trailblazer to beloved feminist pop icon, the subject of a Hollywood biopic, a documentary, “Saturday Night Live” sketches and late-night interviews, […]
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  • Book of Jonah reflections in 5781

    By Editor on September 23, 2020
    BY MAYIM BIALIK NEW YORK CITY  (JTA) – Yom Kippur. The Day of Atonement is coming. After a year unlike any we could have anticipated, I have been waiting for this day, not for atonement so much as a reset. Jewish tradition teaches us that our fate for the year ahead is sealed on Yom Kippur — and our Book […]
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  • ‘Schitt’s Creek’ sweeps the 2020 Emmys and makes history

    By Editor on September 22, 2020
    By EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “Schitt’s Creek,” the show co-created by the father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, swept the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. The beloved series won every comedy category for its sixth and final season, and the younger Levy alone won four awards. This year’s Emmys ceremony was broadcast live, but from nearly 100 […]
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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman to serve on Supreme Court, dies at 87

    By Editor on September 22, 2020
    By SARAH WILDMAN WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died at 87. A fierce jurist known for her outsized presence and outspokenness, Ginsburg died from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme Court announced Friday night, Sept. 18. She had survived multiple […]
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  • PA official names five countries set to establish ties with Israel

    By Editor on September 18, 2020
    Following the success of Abraham Accords, talks are apparently underway with Oman, Sudan, the Comoros, Djibouti and Mauritania. By Paul Shindman, World Israel News A senior Palestinian official revealed what the Palestinian Authority believes are the next five predominantly Muslim countries to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, Kan News reports. Palestinian Authority official Ahmed Majdalani said that the PA says […]
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  • DC Report: Does Trump endanger Jews and threaten American democracy?

    By Editor on September 18, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield The warning was sounded early by an unlikely squad of messengers: an evangelical Christian, a former Soviet Jewish refugee, a former PR man for Vladimir Putin, the president’s former lawyer, a notorious dirty trickster and a highly respected Jewish leader who said Donald Trump “threatens American democracy.” Their message, intentional for some, inadvertent for others, […]
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  • Blinded By Bias: Anti-Israel Politicians, Media Refuse to Celebrate Peace with Arab States

    By Editor on September 18, 2020
    Anti-Israel bias is so strong among some that they refuse to welcome the dawn of a new era of peace in the Middle East. By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel While much of the world welcomed Tuesday’s signing of the historic peace accords between Israel and the gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, anti-Israel politicians and media […]
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