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Touro Synagogue History

| September 22, 2017

Origins First Jews in Newport. The small but growing colony of Newport, Rhode Island received its first Jewish residents in the 17th century, possibly as early as 1658. The earliest known Jewish settlers arrived from Barbados, where a Jewish community had existed since the 1620s



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Touro Synagogue History

15th Annual Russian Heritage Month – rhmonth.org

| September 20, 2017

The Annual Russian Heritage Month celebrates and honors the rich diversity of cultural traditions brought to the U.S. from the many countries of the former Soviet Union. The Russian-speaking community plays an indispensable role in the culture, economic and social life of New York, the US and the world.



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15th Annual Russian Heritage Month - rhmonth.org

Anti-Defamation League Goes After JAY-Z for Allegedly Anti …

| September 20, 2017

The Story of O.J., the black capitalism anthem onJAY-Zs 4:44,has faced a fair amount a blowback for the following lyrics, which have been perceived by some as anti-semitic: You wanna know whats more important than throwin away money at a strip club? Credit



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Anti-Israel Extremists Target ADL in New Online Campaign Equating Zionism With Racism – Algemeiner

| August 25, 2017

Email a copy of “Anti-Israel Extremists Target ADL in New Online Campaign Equating Zionism With Racism” to a friend White supremacist Richard Spencer speaking on Israels Channel 2 after the far-rights violent demonstrationin Charlottesville earlier this month. Photo: Screenshot



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Anti-Israel Extremists Target ADL in New Online Campaign Equating Zionism With Racism - Algemeiner

The Choice to Make Choices – Algemeiner

| August 25, 2017

A Torah scroll.



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The Choice to Make Choices - Algemeiner

Synagogue to host Blessing of the New Moon today – St. Augustine Record

| August 25, 2017

First Congregation Sons of Israel will host a service and musical sing-along dinner followed by Kiddush Levana (Sanctification of the Moon) at 6:30 p.m. today. According to the Jewish faith, the tradition of Kiddush Levana has taken place for well over a millennia, says Rabbi Joel Fox, who will lead the service



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Synagogue to host Blessing of the New Moon today - St. Augustine Record

Judge blocks demolition of historic Brooklyn synagogue – New York Daily News

| August 25, 2017

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, August 25, 2017, 3:47 AM Their prayers were answered. A Brooklyn judge temporarily blocked the demolition of the oldest synagogue in Borough Park after members argued the sale of the building was based on misrepresentations. Chevra Anshei Lubawitz, on 12th Ave.



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Judge blocks demolition of historic Brooklyn synagogue - New York Daily News

We helped Blanche discover more about her famous family – Jewish News (blog)

| August 25, 2017

As every working parent will tell you, modern families lead busy lives. Mums and dads findthemselves juggling work presentations with spelling tests, interview preparation with school plays and client calls with science projects. The death this month of Blanche Lindo Blackwell [pictured below] at the age of 104was widely reported in national newspapers



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We helped Blanche discover more about her famous family - Jewish News (blog)

Russian Jewish immigrant Spektor infuses music with wit, vulnerability – Jewish Post

| August 25, 2017

Even if you dont follow pop music, you may have heard pianist and songwriter Regina Spektor singing the catchy Orange Is the New Black theme song, Youve Got Time, covering The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps in the animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, or in numerous other films and TV shows that have featured her music. But you might never have heard the Russian Jewish immigrant at all had the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society not helped her family settle in New York. At age 9, Spektor entered the United States as a refugee when her parents fled Soviet persecution in 1989



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Russian Jewish immigrant Spektor infuses music with wit, vulnerability - Jewish Post

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.



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Economy crumbles, Venezuela's Jews emigrate - Intermountain Jewish News


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