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  • Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s VP pick — here’s  a few facts that Jewish voters should know

    By Michael Seinberg on August 13, 2020
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It’s official: Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s choice for vice president. The California senator, who made history Tuesday, Aug. 11, as the first black woman to join a major party presidential ticket, is still in her first term. But during several years in public office, the 55-year-old lawmaker’s outspoken opinions on a […]
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  • Myth vs. fact: Are today’s Jews the descendants of ancient Israelites?

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    By James Sinkinson (Flame via JNS) – Many opponents of Israel try to disconnect the Jewish people’s long-standing relationship with the Land of Israel as a way of delegitimizing Zionism and the modern State of Israel. They claim the Jewish people today are not descended from the ancient Hebrews and Israelites, and thus try to weaken the case for Zionism […]
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  • Trump vows new Iran deal ‘within four weeks’ if re-elected

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    (JNS) – Donald Trump vowed that if re-elected in November, there would be a new deal with Iran “within four weeks.” “When we win, we will have a deal within four weeks,” he said in leaked footage from a fund-raiser on Sunday at the New Jersey home of the late Syrian-Jewish leader Stanley Chera, a real estate developer and friend of the president who […]
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  • The lonely, angry anti-Semite…

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    By BEN COHEN (JNS) – At high school, he made no friends and didn’t belong to any clubs. He liked girls, but having a girlfriend was beyond his abilities. Academically, he was undistinguished, doing well in biology but failing in English. When it came to his free time, most of that was spent on the Internet. Once he graduated, he […]
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  • Beth Emeth to host conversation about racism

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
    ALBANY–Congregation Beth Emeth will host a conversation about racism in 2020 via live stream on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The program titled “Shmooze with Rabbi Shpeen: A Conversation with Marcus Pryor about Racism in Our Community” is open to the general public. Pryor is an Albany native and is a local businessman who is active in many community […]
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  • Mask Up America!

    By Michael Seinberg on August 11, 2020
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  • Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, acclaimed scholar who made the Talmud more accessible, dies at 83

    By Michael Seinberg on August 10, 2020
    By BEN HARRIS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinzaltz, the acclaimed scholar whose landmark translation of the Talmud enabled a vast readership to access one of Judaism’s most canonical texts, has died. Steinsaltz died Friday, Aug. 7, at 83 in Jerusalem. Steinsaltz’s monumental translation of the Babylonian Talmud made the arcane rabbinic debates and folkloric tales easier […]
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  • Israeli chemistry students win gold, silver and bronze at 52nd Olympiad

    By Michael Seinberg on August 7, 2020
    By NOAM DVIR (JNS) – A member of the Israeli delegation to the 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), held this year in Istanbul, became the first Israeli competitor in a decade to win a gold medal at the prestigious event. Israel’s young chemistry whizzes competed against 240 youths from 60 nations, including Iran and Syria. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, […]
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  • Deputy anti-Semitism envoy slams Twitter for double standard on Khamenei and Trump

    By Michael Seinberg on August 7, 2020
    (JNS) – U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim  recently slammed Twitter for censoring Donald Trump, but not Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has repeatedly called for Israel’s destruction, saying that it’s “clear” that all that the social media company cares about is the November presidential elections. In an interview on Fox News on Friday, Cohanim said that […]
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  • Saratoga Jewish Community Arts to host online discussion on race relations with analysis of film ‘American Son’

    By Michael Seinberg on August 7, 2020
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, – Saratoga Jewish Community Arts (SJCA), with Temple Sinai and the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY, will present an online panel discussion on “American Son,” an adaptation of a Broadway play of the same name, Sunday, Aug.16, at 7 p.m. Those planning to attend the discussion are asked to view the 90 minute film before logging in to […]
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