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Friday, September 13, 2019 6:51 pm

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  • Yoram Ettinger: The British Financial Times praises Israel’s economy

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #242 https://bit.ly/2lUpinG According to the British daily Financial Times (August 28, 2019), the Israeli shekel ranks as the best performing currency against the US dollar among 31 major currencies tracked by Bloomberg, up almost 6%, as fund managers have sought refuge from global economic turmoil.  The […]
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  • Jewish death row inmate in Texas to die Oct. 10; Religious leaders call for new trial

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2019
    (JNS) – Leaders in the Jewish community have called for a new trial for Randy Halprin, a Jewish man scheduled to be executed on Oct. 10 in Texas who was part of “The Texas Seven” that escaped from prison almost 19 years ago and killed a police officer after they held up a sporting goods store, following allegations that he was sentenced […]
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  • Who is Avi Berkowitz, the Kushner adviser stepping in to work on Israeli-Palestinian peace?

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2019
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The sentence came at the end of a list of White House talking points regarding the surprising departure of Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s former top Middle East peace negotiator: “Avi Berkowitz and Brian Hook will take on an increased role on the team.” Clues to Policy For Middle East tea-leaf readers, Hook was […]
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  • As Orthodox Jewish community in Lakewood grows, tensions spill into neighboring towns

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2019
    By FAYGIE HOLT (JNS) – When the power went out in Jackson, N.J., on a particularly hot summer night, Howard Orama and his family, including his wife, Carol, and adult son, were planning to do what they always did: simply weather it out. As U.S. Air Force veteran, Orama was used to handling things on his own and this time […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on September 13, 2019
    Friday, September 13, 2019 – U.S. equities are poised to advance Friday as investors assess the latest trade updates. The Dow is adding 0.4% while the S&P 500 is up 0.2% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 0.2% above fair value on the GLOBEX. Today’s suggested higher open follows yesterday’s solid gains in which the S&P 500 closed […]
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  • Netanyahu vows to annex all settlements after election, starting with Jordan Valley

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2019
    (JNS) – In a major announcement less than a week before Israel’s general elections on Sept. 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to annex all settlements if re-elected, starting immediately with the Jordan Valley. “One place that can have sovereignty immediately applied to it after the elections is the Jordan Valley. The next government will apply Israeli sovereignty to […]
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  • The real story behind ‘The Spy,’ Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Netflix series

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his boorish and sometimes bigoted opinions. In “Who Is America,” the Jewish actor creates a variety of characters who manage to get prominent Americans to say shockingly offensive […]
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  • ‘Archaeology Of The Religion Of Ancient Israel’ course slated for B’nai Sholom

    By jwadmin on September 11, 2019
    ALBANY–“The Archaeology of the Religion of Ancient Israel” will be taught over seven Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11, 10-11:45 a.m. at the B’nai Sholom synagogue, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany. The class will begin with a history of the search for ancient Israel’s religion. Previous approaches to this subject have paid insufficient attention to the archaeological data, which is substantial according to […]
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  • Faye Silton to review Himsel memoir for AJCC Book Mavens

    By jwadmin on September 11, 2019
    ALBANY–The Albany Jewish Community Center will hold a Book Mavens session on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Albany JCC’s Massry Senior Center, 340 Whitehall Rd. Retired educator/author Faye Silton will review Angela Himsel’s memoir, A River Could Be a Tree. Himsel shares her journey from rural Indiana as a fundamentalist Christian to New York as a practicing […]
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  • Chabad in battered Bahamas organizes supplies, volunteers for relief efforts

    By jwadmin on September 11, 2019
    By MORDECHAI LIGHTSTONE (Chabad.org via JNS) – As Hurricane Dorian was unleashing its devastation on the Bahamas, Rabbi Sholom and Sheera Bluming, co-directors of Chabad of the Bahamas, hunkered down in the capital city of Nassau, making phone calls to residents, galvanizing the community, coordinating with government aid officials and rallying volunteers during their country’s time of need. Helping Neighbors […]
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