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  • Diego Schwartzman fights off injury to win longest match in Buenos Aires tennis tournament’s history

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Hometown hero Diego Schwartzman fought through a late groin injury to win a nearly four-hour quarterfinal match in the Buenos Aires Classic, but the Jewish player had to forfeit in the semifinals. Schwartzman, the top seed, defeated Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas, 5-7, 7-6 and 7-5, on Friday night, Feb. 14,  despite the injury in the last […]
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  • Trump pardons Michael Milken, junk bond king of the ’80s

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    By MARC BRODSKY NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Donald Trump, citing the “incredible job” that Michael Milken has done in funding cancer research over the past three decades, has pardoned the 1980s junk bond king. Milken, who also gives to Jewish philanthropic endeavors in health and human services as well as Israeli causes, was among 11 acts of clemency […]
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  • Jewish policy umbrella adopts stances on guns and unions at odds with the Trump administration

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The umbrella body that sets consensus on issues for American Jewish public policy adopted stances on guns and on unions that are at odds with the Trump administration. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, meeting here  recently for its annual conference, adopted six new public policy positions through a months-long process involving consensus building […]
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  • Israelis called to gather at Western Wall to pray for coronavirus victims around the world

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) –Hundreds of Israelis gathered at the Western Wall on Sunday, Feb. 15, after a prominent rabbi in Israel called for a mass prayer for those infected by the coronavirus. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the chief rabbi of Safed, and the Association of Communitiy Rabbis, organized the service in Jerusalem’s Old City . The prayer service also […]
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  • Israeli government approves immigration of 400 Falash Mura

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    By DOV LIPMAN (JNS) – The Israeli government’s recent approval of a plan to allow nearly 400 Ethiopian Jews from the Falash Mura sect to immigrate to Israel has touched off political controversy in the country. Not Jewish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the move, which aims to reunite the Falash Mura with family members already living in Israel, was […]
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  • Financial updates

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2020
    Friday, February 21, 2020 – U.S. futures are pointing to a lower open on Friday, as investors continue to weigh the global impact of the coronavirus. An increase numbers of new cases outside China may be suggesting a wider regional epidemic, particularly in Japan and South Korea. The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 are all slipping 0.3% in pre-market […]
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  • Israel’s Sheba Medical Center develops telemedicine to limit coronavirus spread

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2020
    (JNS) – As fears of the growing coronavirus endemic increase worldwide, Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, has developed a groundbreaking way to treat potential patients without risking the health of hospital staff and other patients. Using a Vici telemedicine system, designed by virtual health-care company Intouch Health, the robot-like apparatus can be controlled by doctors and nurses to enter […]
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  • Man who helped stop Monsey stabber refuses $20,000 reward from ‘Zionist organizations’

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2020
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Joseph Gluck received a $20,000 reward for his role in apprehending the suspected Monsey synagogue stabber. But it didn’t come from two Jewish groups that had offered the award for information leading to an arrest. Gluck told News 12 Brooklyn that after consulting with his rabbi, he decided to reject the money […]
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  • Newly renovated Alexandria synagogue hosts Egypt’s largest service in decades

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2020
    (JNS) – A recently restored synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt, just hosted the country’s biggest Jewish prayer service in decades. About 180 diaspora Jews who have Egyptian roots traveled to Egypt to participate in Shabbat services celebrating the newly renovated 14th-century Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, reported The Jerusalem Post. The weekend was organized by the Nebi Daniel Association, which is dedicated to the […]
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  • Worried about coronavirus, Israel bars foreigners from high-risk countries

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2020
    (JNS) – Foreigners who recently traveled to countries in Asia where the coronavirus has spread will be barred from entering Israel, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri  has announced . Deri said that guidelines by Israel’s Ministry of Health and general concerns about the possibility of an outbreak in Israel was behind the move, according to a report by i24 New. The new […]
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