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    Edrington exec savors taste of giving

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    Growing up in a Conservative Jewish New Jersey household prepared Marc Bromfeld for a number of things. Through his association with his synagogue and participation in the movement’s United Synagogue Youth (USY), he learned the importance of being ethical in his business and personal pursuits, of being socially responsible and to contribute in a positive way towards charity in the spirit of tikun olom (“repairing the world”).

    What he could not have expected was just how these invaluable life lessons would become an integral part of his job description as director of corporate...
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  • Glenfiddich ambassador Allan Roth repours here

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    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    When Tales of the Cocktail opened its 15th annual conference earlier in the week, it beckoned for a number of closely-connected Jewish members of the spirits industry to arrive in the Crescent City. One of those is Allan Roth, who holds the current...
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    Summer Lyric’s ‘Hairspray’ glistens

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    By ALAN SMASON, Theatre Critic, WYES-TV (“Steppin’ Out“)

    When composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman and his writing partner Scott Wittman opened “Hairspray: The Broadway Musical” 15 years ago, there could not have been an expectation as to how well-received and how pervasive the musical, based on the same-titled 1988 John...
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Current News

Scouts create new Guinness World Record for dreidel spinners

A new Guinness World Record was established Sunday at the Boy Scouts of America’s 2017 National Jamboree as 820 Scouts and adult leaders became the largest group of people simultaneously spinning dreidels.

Rescheduled from midday in order to permit a...
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Western Wall heckling worse than ever for monthly service, Women of the Wall says

JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 100 women who assembled for the Women of the Wall’s monthly Rosh Chodesh service at the Western Wall faced more intense heckling than ever, the group said.

The women, who smuggled in a small Torah...
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Second anti-Israel protest staged outside Istanbul synagogue

(JTA) — For the second time in less than a week, protesters demonstrated against Israel outside a synagogue in Istanbul over Israel’s decision to put up metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount.

The latest incident reported in...
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Israeli police dismantle Temple Mount metal detectors

(TPS) — Israel Police dismantled metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount compound overnight between Monday and Tuesday less than two weeks after they had been placed there in the wake of the July 14 murder of two...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: The US anti-BDS bill may be bad, but not as bad as some critics say


BERKELEY, Calif. (JTA) — A bill being weighed in Congress that would target boycotts of Israel and its settlements is sparking widespread outrage, especially after investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald claimed it “criminalizes free speech.”  The post relied...
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