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    Aelita, Tova to sing in Yiddish at Moscow Nights presentation

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    Two of the best interpreters of Yiddish song will be featured as part of this week’s “Longing for Peace and Home: Russian and Jewish Songs of the Second World War,” being produced by Moscow Nights, a local non-profit artistic entity dedicated to the promotion of Russian culture through theatrical and musical presentations.

    Aelita, considered one of the leading interpreters of Yiddish cabaret, and Theresa Tova, a self-described “Yiddish Diva,” will join with Moscow Nights founder and executive director Natasha Ramer, who will sing in Russian.

    In separate telephone interviews with the CCJN, both...
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    On Simchat Torah, lovers of Torah never fail to tell the old Midrash of Rebbe Avram and his beautiful Torah.

    The Rabbi lived by himself in a one-room, wood frame structure that held a table for studying, a bed for...
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    In final debate, Trump once again uses Iran against Clinton

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 19:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8.  (Photo by Mark Ralston-Pool/Getty Images)

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump used Iran among other foreign policy differences to depict Hillary Clinton as “stupid,” in the final presidential debate.

    “Iran should write a letter to thank you, the stupidest deal of all time,” Trump said, his first of at least three mentions of last year’s deal...
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Current News

In Miami Beach, Donald Trump’s Orthodox support is increasingly on the down-low


MIAMI BEACH (JTA) – It’s mid-Friday afternoon on 41st street, aka Arthur Godfrey Road, the heart of the Orthodox enclave here.

The high-schoolers in Torah Treasures Judaica store are preparing lulavs for sale before Sukkot, which is...
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7 sites near University of Toronto defaced with swastikas

TORONTO (JTA) — Swastikas were found at seven sites on and near the campus of Canada’s largest university in what appears to be two separate anti-Semitic incidents.

The first three swastikas near the University of Toronto’s downtown campus were discovered...
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Leaked emails show Hillary Clinton eager to patch things up with Netanyahu


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hillary Clinton’s plan to meet the Israeli prime minister in her first month as president is listed high in an internal campaign memo outlining the priorities of her first 100 days — a sign...
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Breaking News

Curt Schilling asks CNN’s Tapper why Jews back Democrats


(JTA) — Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is in political hot water even before his political career has begun after he pressed a Jewish CNN anchor to explain why so many Jews support the Democratic...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: How Jacob Neusner brought Jewish studies into the mainstream


WORCESTER, Mass. (JTA) — Jacob Neusner, the famed scholar and almost mythically prolific author who died Oct. 8 at age 84,  almost singlehandedly created the modern study of Judaism, and in doing so he revolutionized our understanding...
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