New group for progressive Zionists to march in Chicago SlutWalk … – The Jerusalem Post

| August 12, 2017

Zioness. (photo credit:FACEBOOK) (JTA) Calling themselves progressive and Zionist, about a dozen activists plan on marching in a Chicago demonstration against sexual violence to promote the idea that Zionism and liberal values are compatible. Members of the Zioness initiative, which launched Tuesday, will march together on Saturday at SlutWalk Chicago, a womens rights demonstration against sexual violence.

New Era of Spiritual Leadership at Cranford, NJ Synagogue – TAPinto.net

| August 12, 2017

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim (TBEMC), an egalitarian synagogue located in Cranford, New Jersey just introduced a new progressive model of rabbinic leadership at its 100-year-old Jewish community. The organization is welcoming Rabbi Neil Tow and Rabbi Rachel Schwartz as its spiritual leaders. This husband and wife rabbinic duo will work together to lead the congregation from the pulpit in daily and weekly services and innovative programming and education for children and adults

One dead and 19 injured as car strikes crowds along route of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville – Washington Post

| August 12, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE A chaotic and violent day turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to take America back clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, killing one person and injuring 19 others. Video recorded at the scene shows a gray car accelerating into crowds on a pedestrian mall, sending bodies flying and then reversing at high speed, hitting yet more people.

Cape Verde lists Jewish cemeteries as heritage sites | Jewish … – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON (JTA) The government of Cape Verde listed the island nations Jewish cemeteries and some other structures as heritage sites. A Washington-based group, the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, announced the June 29 designation of the sites as part of the countrys National Historical Patrimony this week in an email to its members. The designation means that the cemeteries may not be destroyed and that a number of buildings with Jewish associations may not be altered, the groups president, Carol Castiel, told JTA.

Cape Verde lists Jewish cemeteries as heritage sites – Jewish News

| August 12, 2017

The government of Cape Verde listed the island nations Jewish cemeteries and some other structures as heritage sites. A Washington-based group, the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, announced the June 29 designation of the sites as part of the countrys National Historical Patrimony this week in an email to its members. The designation means that the cemeteries may not be destroyed and that a number of buildings with Jewish associations may not be altered, the groups president, Carol Castiel, told JTA

How the Jews nearly wiped out Tay-Sachs – Arutz Sheva

| August 12, 2017

Parents of children born with Tay-Sachs disease, a genetically transmitted fatal disease found in Ashkenazi Jews from cerrtain areas of Europe, talk about three deaths. There is the moment when parents first learn that their child has been diagnosed with the fatal disease. Then there is the moment when the childs condition has deteriorated so badly blind, paralyzed, non-responsive that he or she has to be hospitalized

Boston Common vigil planned to show solidarity with Charlottesville – The Boston Globe

| August 12, 2017

People are planning to gather on Boston Common Saturday evening for a vigil in the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., where an attack on peaceful counter-protesters killed at least one person and sent more than two dozen others to hospitals.