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News

  • 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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  • 2,300 Jewish athletes gather in Budapest for European Maccabi Games

    By jwadmin on August 4, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ BUDAPEST (JTA)  – More than 2,000 Jewish athletes from 42 countries and thousands of spectators gathered at a stadium in the Hungarian capital for the opening of the 15th European Maccabi Games. Delegations With 180 athletes, Israel sent its largest ever delegation to opening ceremony, Tuesday July 30, which is the 15th edition of a tournament that […]
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  • BDS—Did the New York Times  explain it correctly?

    By jwadmin on August 4, 2019
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL, LAURA E. ADKINS NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s editor in chief, Andrew Silow-Carroll, and its opinion editor, Laura E. Adkins, shared their thoughts on a recent New York Times article answering “some of the most difficult questions” about BDS, or the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Andrew Silow-Carroll: Hey Laura, I wonder what […]
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  • Chief rabbinate is making it harder for Israeli immigrants to prove they’re Jewish, study says

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA)  – Mikhail (not his real name), who immigrated to Israel with his parents during a wave of migration from the countries of the former Soviet Union, recently was engaged. He went to the chief rabbinate to register his upcoming wedding — couples must prove their Jewish identity — and like many “Russian” Israelis was asked […]
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  • Jews helped inspire America’s refugee program. Stephen Miller might end it.

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In July 1939, eight months after Kristallnacht and seven weeks before Hitler would invade Poland, Congress killed a bill that would have allowed 20,000 Jewish refugee children into the United States. Opponents of the bill, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, said America should help its own poor people before foreigners, and […]
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  • As Russia cracks down on dissent, Netanyahu campaign ads feature Putin

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA)  – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has launched a new ad campaign featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin, coinciding with one of the Kremlin’s largest crackdowns on political dissent in years. A Different League Large multi-story banners featuring Netanyahu with Putin, as well as others featuring President Donald Trump and Indian premier Narendra Modi, were […]
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  • Manischewitz is selling all of its kosher food business

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY(JTA) – The Manischewitz Co. will sell all of its kosher food business to Kenover Marketing Corp., the companies announced. The companies “have reached an understanding for a transaction whereby Kenover Marketing Corp. will acquire all of the kosher food business of Manischewitz,” according to reports. Kenover is part of Kayco, located in Bayonne, New […]
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  • Trump cries presidential harassment and ramps up attacks on critics

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    DC Report By Douglas  Bloomfield Donald Trump knows a thing or two about presidential harassment. He has been doing it to others for years, usually by spreading smears and lies about five of his predecessors as well as assorted foreign presidents, prime ministers, mayors and even the pope. Like the bully on the playground, he can dish it out but […]
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  • Rescued twice: The archive that survived the Holocaust and the AMIA attack

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By ALAN GRABINSKY NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Abraham Lichtenbaum was getting ready to leave his house on July 18, 1994 when, at 9:53 a.m., he heard an explosion: The headquarters of Argentina’s 200,000-strong Jewish community, the AMIA, located less than four miles from his home, had been bombed. Eighty-five people died and 300 were injured in what has become […]
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  • Albany congregations join interfaith effort to build playground for refugees

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2019
    By SUSAN WOLLNER The laughter of the children and the smiles on their faces as they climbed onto the new playground built by a team of interfaith, community partners for the Refugee and Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE) in Albany, was a “feel good” moment for the adults at the July 11 dedication and ribbon cutting. The dedication of […]
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