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  • Student essayists review benefits of Holocaust education in annual B’nai B’rith contest

    By Michael Seinberg on July 3, 2020
    Student winners of the 2020 B’nai B’rith Capital Area Holocaust Essay Contest were honored at a June 3 zoom award ceremony. Three winning high school and three winning middle school students read their essays and were awarded with cash prizes totaling $1000. Each student also was awarded certificates of achievement from B’nai B’rith, New York State Assembly Member Phil Steck, and U. […]
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  • A Jewish ‘Dreamer’ breathes a sigh of relief after U.S. Supreme Court preserves DACA—for now

    By Michael Seinberg on July 3, 2020
    By PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – Elias Rosenfeld’s phone rang on Thursday morning, June 18, hours after the United States Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump from moving to deport him and hundreds of thousands of other young immigrants like him. Undocumented It was Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, with whom Rosenfeld had worked […]
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  • Elijah Knowlton gets ‘Do the Right Thing Award’ from Rochester police

    By Michael Seinberg on July 3, 2020
    Boy scout Elijah Knowlton recently received a “Do The Right Thing Award.” The Rochester Police Department program, designed to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the youth of the community, recognizes bravery, valor and courage. Grandfather Gene Altman of Niskayuna reports: Ten-year old Elijah, was home with his grandmother, Margaret Carter when she fell down a flight of stairs.  […]
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  • Chancellor Kurz has reversed Austria’s treatment of Israel from negative to positive

    By Michael Seinberg on July 2, 2020
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Austria is led by one of the country’s most remarkable politicians in recent decades: Sebastian Kurz, who was elected chancellor in 2017 at just 31 years old. Kurz is immediately striking for a world leader — he’s tall and boyishly handsome, with a mane of slicked-back hair. Since taking the reins, his […]
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  • Allen Fagin, head of the Orthodox Union, reflects on how the pandemic has changed Orthodox life

    By Michael Seinberg on July 2, 2020
    BY SHIRA HANAU NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit the New York region in March, the Orthodox community was on edge. A surge in anti-Semitic incidents targeting visibly Orthodox Jews climaxed with an attack in which a man was killed by a machete at a Chanukah party in December. Then the virus hit, forcing the […]
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  • DC Report: America’s changing politics and Israel

    By Michael Seinberg on July 2, 2020
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield It’s been coming a long time, but it took on a new clarity in the Bronx two weeks ago. Rep. Eliot Engel, 73, a lackluster Democratic House member who rose to the top less by talent than by longevity, was soundly defeated for nomination for a 17th term by a relative unknown. Until then Engel was […]
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  • Financial updates

    By Michael Seinberg on July 2, 2020
    Thursday, July 2, 2020 – U.S. futures are pointing to a higher open on Thursday, as investors digest several updates on the U.S. labor market ahead of the July Fourth holiday. The Dow is advancing 1.4%, while the S&P 500 is up 1.2% in pre-market action. The Nasdaq 100 is trading 1.0% above fair value on the GLOBEX. On the […]
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  • Why did Israel delay in the annexation?

    By Michael Seinberg on July 1, 2020
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Since April, all eyes following the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were glued to July 1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had negotiated the date into his government coalition deal with his rival Benny Gantz. On July 1, as stipulated in the agreement, Netanyahu could put the topic of annexing the West Bank — a […]
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  • Carl Reiner, comedy legend dies at 98

    By Michael Seinberg on July 1, 2020
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Until the last day of his life, Carl Reiner was tweeting about some of his favorite topics: politics, comedy and the twists and turns he experienced over decades as one of the world’s greatest living funnymen. Reiner died Monday, June 29, at 98, several hours after reiterating his dismay that Donald Trump had become president, […]
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  • Humans in Israel during the Ice Age! Jaw and rodent fossils challenge belief about when man first arrived there

    By Michael Seinberg on July 1, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – The discovery of 200,000-year-old fossils in a cave in northern Israel shows that the first humans migrated to Israel during the Ice Age, or 100,000 years earlier than previously believed. The findings were published in the Journal of Human Evolution by Lior Weissbrod of the Israel Antiquities Authority and Mina Weinstein-Evron of the Zinman […]
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