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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on March 31, 2020
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – Stocks are mixed in early trading Tuesday, as equities look to cap the worst quarter since the 2008 Financial Crisis. All three major averages are poised to notch steep double-digit declines in the January-March period, with the Dow on track to fall more than 20%. This morning, the 30-stock index is losing 100 points, while […]
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  • The diseased attitude of the ‘coronavirus rebels’

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – Dozens of the 1,100 Israeli backpackers airlifted from Peru a few days ago threw a hissy fit upon landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Though greeted graciously by ground crew, the exhausted 20-somethings, who had begged the government to rescue them from their treks in South America when they were unable to find flights back home before […]
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  • Plenty of kosher for Passover food available, Orthodox Union certification agency says

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    By MARCIE OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The supply chain for kosher for Passover food has not been disrupted by the coronavirus crisis, the Orthodox Union kosher certification agency said. “Despite the long lines and panic shopping taking place at grocery stores around the country, there is an abundance of kosher food available for the upcoming holiday,” both in […]
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  • Can Liberals Confront Anti-Semitism?

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    In the 1990s, the great scholar and intellectual Ruth Wisse wrote a book questioning whether the liberal political tradition could withstand new forms of hostility to Israel, Jewish values, and Jewish continuity. The Tikvah Fund has invited her to revisit some of these arguments in a March 31 webcast, delivered via Zoom from Professor Wisse’s home in NYC. As she […]
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  • AJC starts #BeAMensch initiative to promote and encourage kindness

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    (JNS) – The American Jewish Committee  has launched a new initiative called #BeAMensch to encourage and showcase “acts of kindness and decency” during the coronavirus pandemic. Mensch is Yiddish work that means “a person of integrity and honor” or just an overall good person. Each day, the initiative’s website and AJC’s various social-media accounts will feature stories from across America and around the […]
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  • Woody Allen’s memoir is published 2 weeks after being dropped by original publisher

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    By MARCIE OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Woody Allen’s memoir was released Monday, March 23, less than two weeks after it was dropped by its original publisher. Arcade Publishing published Apropos of Nothing,” The Associated Press has reported. The Hachette Book Group had announced on March 5 that it would cancel the publication. The book had been scheduled for release […]
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  • Letter: Puzzled by Jewish response to presidential politicians

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    Editor, I wonder if someone could answer my following question. Growing up in Israel, and being exposed to significant information about its security challenges etc., I am totally amazed at the American Jewish political attitudes. Donald Trump, not a personal favorite of mine, but humongous in his support of Israel, is clearly an enemy of the Jewish political establishment. Even though, […]
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  • Jews must speak out against prejudice toward Asian Americans

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    By DYLAN ADELMAN Assistant Director of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Asia Pacific Institute. NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — In recent weeks, we’ve seen an unprecedented epidemic of the coronavirus spread across the world. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen a spike in anti-Asian violence and prejudice. In the U.S., racist and xenophobic outbursts, assaults and discriminatory practices against Asian Americans have been reported from coast to coast. Chinese restaurants […]
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  • Coronavirus continues to affect Jewish life across the world

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The spread of COVID-19, a new coronavirus, is reshaping Jewish communities. JTA is  collecting the news flowing in from across the globe. Thursday, March 25 9:38 El Al to cancel all flights: El Al said it is considering cancelling all flights beginning tonight through April 4, Channel 12 reported. The airline will continue operating rescue flights and […]
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  • The Netherlands is OK with citizens being exposed to the coronavirus. That’s terrifying to me and nearby Jewish communities.

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2020
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Our Sunday in the park with the kids felt so normal that it was eerie. My wife, children and I were among hundreds of people enjoying the first sunny day of spring at the Amsterdam Woods, a large patch of man-made forest in the Dutch capital’s south. There were new daffodils, the forest’s cherished […]
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