• Woody Allen ‘sad’ about Harvey Weinstein and worried about a ‘witch hunt

    (JTA) — Filmmaker Woody Allen said he was “sad” for both Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims and expressed hope that the scandal would not lead to a “witch hunt atmosphere.”

    “The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” he said in an interview with the BBC published Sunday. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up.

    “There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor women that had to go through that,” Allen said.

    He added, “You also don’t want it to...
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  • Last chance to see ‘Chicago’ Sunday

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

    There are many reasons why John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Chicago is the longest-running American Broadway show on the Great White Way. First of all, it is a thoroughly satisfying adult comedy with a remarkable book by the late Ebb and the...
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    NCJW honoree Kim Sport singled out for private, public battles

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    When the Hannah G. Solomon Award is presented at the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) annual luncheon this coming Monday, October 16, at the Marriott Hotel, there will probably be but a few people who won’t have a tear in their eyes from...
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Current News

Seth Bloom, ‘Joe’ Giarusso III score victories

When all the results of yesterday’s citywide elections were tallied, Seth Bloom led the votes for the council seat of District B over competitor Jay H. Banks. With 76 out of 76 precincts reporting, Bloom had 5,627 votes compared to Banks’...
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JTA Ireland’s Jewish population rose by nearly 29 percent in five years

(JTA) — Ireland’s Jewish population rose by nearly 29 percent since the state’s last census.

The Jewish population rose by 573 people to 2,557 since 2011, according to the 2016 census, the Irish Times reported on Friday.

Some 56 percent of the...
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Two rockets fired at Israel from Syria

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two rockets were fired at southern Israel from the Sinai Peninsula.

The Code Red alert siren sounded in Israeli communities on the border with Gaza on Sunday night.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that two rockets were launched from...
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Breaking News

Harvey Weinstein expelled from Oscars academy amid mounting allegations by women

(JTA) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled producer Harvey Weinstein.

The academy, which awards the Oscars, voted out the Jewish Hollywood mogul Saturday in an emergency meeting amid mounting sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape accusations...
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Opinions & Voices

OP-ED: Why ‘do’ Jewish?

By RABBI JOEL HOFFMAN

The other day I was asked by a mother to explain to her 12-year-old daughter, who was putting up a fight every night about practicing his Haftarah, why it is important to have a Bat Mitzvah....
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