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  • Comedian Cait to present stand-up at Saratoga Chabad on Aug. 20

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Chabad of Saratoga will host an evening with comedian Robert Cait on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at its Chabad House, 130 Circular St., as part of the Saratoga Jewish Cultural Festival. “Cait’s brilliant Jewish stand-up comedy has earned him the title, “George Carlin with a kippah,” according to Raizel Rubin, codirector of Saratoga Chabad. She added, “With one wonderful exception, […]
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  • Mideast peace writing competition offered by Green Olive Collective

    By jwadmin on August 14, 2019
    The Green Olive Collective, a traveling collective, has launched a writing competition. Anyone who has visited Israel-Palestine is invited to submit a personal peace proposal or reflections from a recent journey. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three articles. The writing competition may provide a platform for anyone who may have had an eye-opening experience or who may have some creative […]
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  • Rosh Hashanah Publishing Schedule

    By jwadmin on August 13, 2019
    The Jewish World’s Oct. 3 issue will be moved, because of Rosh Hashanah, to Oct. 10. News and ads will be due by Sept. 27 and layout will be on Oct. 2-3-4, with printing and mailing on Oct. 7. All other dates will remain as scheduled. Jewish World dates for the rest of 2019: Aug. 22 Sept 5, 19   19  […]
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  • 40 Jews arrested in New York City protesting Amazon’s ties with ICE

    By jwadmin on August 13, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA)–Forty Jews were arrested at a New York City protest against Amazon’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Sunday, Aug. 11, protest was one of more than 50 similar Jewish demonstrations that were held across the country to mark Tisha B’Av, the traditional Jewish day of mourning, in opposition to U.S. immigration policy. […]
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  • A rabbi was in charge of 10 religions at this year’s World Scouting Jamboree

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2019
    By ALAN SMASON LEN JEAN, West Virginia (Crescent City Jewish News via JTA) – A Reform rabbi from Maryland is led the Faith and Beliefs program at the World Scouting Jamboree, the first such event held in the United States since 1967. Some 45,000 Scouts representing 156 nations  gathered at the Summit Bechtel Reserve here for sports, camping, stadium shows […]
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  • Tisha B’Av is the core of our independence

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2019
    By DROR EYDAR (Israel Hayom via JNS) – Historical memory is not a matter for annoying arguments about minutiae, it’s an issue of national security. We remember, therefore we are. “By the rivers of Babylon,” a Jewish exile wrote in Psalms after the destruction of the First Temple, “there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion” (Psalms 137:1). […]
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  • Elan Carr, U.S. special envoy: Hating us is evil!

    By jwadmin on August 8, 2019
    By ORIT ARFA (JNS) – Elan Carr, a Jew of Iraqi descent, was appointed special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, a senior diplomatic post that had been vacant for two years until he assumed it in February. Carr served as the Los Angeles deputy district attorney before making an unsuccessful 2014 bid on the Republican ticket for Congress in […]
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  • Barbecue competition nets $11,000 for the hungry

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    ALBANY–Eleven thousand dollars was raised for the Shalom Food Pantry at the June “Battle of the BBQ,” a fund-raiser barbecue completion, according to Shalom Pantry Program Director Chanie Simon. She explained the need for funds indicating that the pantry provides food to local financially struggling individuals and families. Every month, the food pantry distributes 1,000 pounds of food to more […]
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  • JWV helps bring home the body of a sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    By RICHARD GOLDENBERG, Commander, JWV Capital District Council ALBANY– The Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Capital District Council joined with family, community and a Navy Honor Guard to bring home the remains of a Jewish American sailor originally from Albany, who had been killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago. Navy Ensign Charles Stern, Jr., 26, was killed […]
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  • Tisha B’Av 101: Connecting the dots of Jewish memory

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2019
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM (JNS) – Memory and imagination: The two keys that unlock the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av. In fact Tisha B’Av, a holiday many Jews seem unfamiliar with, is all about memory, the collective memory of the Jewish people, as much a family as it is a religion. But to tap into the Jewish collective memory bank, we […]
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