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News

  • Netanyahu didn’t win Israel’s election. So why is he getting the chance to form a government?

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – As votes were counted following last week’s election in Israel, many saw the results as a loss for longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Party won fewer seats than the Blue and White party of his main competitor Benny Gantz. So it came as a surprise for many […]
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  • Rosh Hashanah greeting from Gandhi discovered at National Library of Israel

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2019
    By MARCY  OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – A Rosh Hashanah greeting written by Mahatma Gandhi on the day that the Nazis invaded Poland has been discovered at the National Library of Israel. The handwritten letter from the famed Indian advocate of nonviolence to A.E. Shohet, the head of the Bombay Zionist Association, is dated Sept. 1, 1939. The library recently  placed it […]
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  • Israel’s President Rivlin requests unity government

    By jwadmin on September 26, 2019
    By MARCY  OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz have agreed to hold negotiations to form a unity government. Meet With President The heads, respectively, of the Likud and Blue and White parties announced the negotiations late Monday night following a two-hour meeting at the Jerusalem residence of President Reuven Rivlin. They spent an hour each […]
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  • Some of the many Jews who died in 5779

    By jwadmin on September 25, 2019
    By JTA staff (JTA) — The close of every year brings with it bittersweet reminders of the incredible figures we lost in the year that was. This year the task of remembering the departed is particularly fraught as 12 people on the list were lost to acts of anti-Jewish violence in U.S. synagogues. Along with the shooting victims in Pittsburgh […]
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  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust adds shofar to its Auschwitz  exhibit

    By jwadmin on September 25, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY– The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust recently added a shofar, a ram’s horn that was hidden and clandestinely used in the Auschwitz concentration camp to its exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away The artifact was blown in Auschwitz 75 years ago and has never before been on display. It […]
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  • Get out your crystal ball! Take the 5780 Jewish pundit quiz

    By jwadmin on September 25, 2019
    Join the editor of JNS in guessing what will happen in the New Year … By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – The year 5779 brought tragedy and great sorrow to the Jewish community as the Pittsburgh and Poway synagogue shootings by white supremacists represented the worst instances of violent anti-Semitism in American history. The month of January also brought two […]
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  • All the Jewish moments from the 2019 Emmys

    By jwadmin on September 23, 2019
    By EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After winning an Emmy Award for the second straight year, Alex Borstein of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” movingly dedicated this victory to her Holocaust survivor grandmother, who defied the Nazis to stay alive. “Step Out Of Line!” “My grandmother turned to a guard … She was in line to be shot into […]
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  • Amar’e Stoudemire plans High Holiday celebration of steaks, wine and cigars

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2019
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Despite his serious thoughts about an NBA comeback, Amar’e Stoudemire is taking a little break from basketball to go to school. The former six-time NBA All-Star, who had never attended college, started this fall as a freshman at Florida International University in Miami. Though the semester just started, Stoudemire — who has converted to Judaism, […]
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  • Watchdog report finds alarming spike in Israel-related anti-Semitism on college campuses

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2019
    (JNS) – The number of Israel-related, anti-Semitic incidents against Jewish students on campuses increased 70 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a report published on Tuesday, Sept. 17, by the nonprofit watchdog AMCHA Initiative. Bias Shifts In Focus In its report, “The Harassment of Jewish Students on U.S. Campuses: How Eliminationist Anti-Zionism and Academic BDS Incite Campus Anti-Semitism,” AMCHA […]
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  • On 9/11, Hillel Neuer called out UN rights chief for coddling terrorists

    By jwadmin on September 19, 2019
    UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet: “I continue to be alarmed by reports of unlawful killings and injuries of Palestinians by Israeli security forces across the entire occupied territories accompanied by a lack of accountability.” PLO: “Crimes are committed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem by the settlers and the occupying soldiers…” Iraq: “Israel practices ill-treatment of prisoners, illegal interrogations, demographic […]
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