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Photo from rally turns focus toward NM native – Santa Fe New Mexican

| August 16, 2017

In the search for answers after a white supremacist rally in Virginia devolved into deadly violence Saturday, attention turned to a New Mexican. Dillon Hopper, a native of Roswell, heads the far-right organization Vanguard America that seemed in the chaos of the moment to have some sort of link to the man police say drove a car into a group of anti-racist demonstrators, leaving one woman dead



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Pennsylvania fifth in nation for hate groups – Allentown Morning Call

| August 15, 2017

Pennsylvania is home to more than three dozen hate groups ranging from local chapters of the Ku Klux Klan and a violent skinhead group to anti-LGBT and anti-Muslim organizations, according to a national watchdog group that tracks extremist organizations. In its annual Intelligence Report, released in February, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported the number of hate groups had surged nationally to 917 in 2016, within 100 of the all-time high recorded in 2011. Forty of the groups were in Pennsylvania, making it the fifth most active state behind California (79), Florida (63), Texas (55) and New York (47), according to SPLC.



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Signs Upon Our Hands (Parshat Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25) – HuffPost

| August 8, 2017

In early July, I sat in a room at a retreat center in Northern California, listening with rapt attention to a group of queer elders telling stories.



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Sheri Zvi is ADL’s new Florida regional director – Sun Sentinel

| August 5, 2017

On July 17, Sheri Zvi became the new Florida regional director of the Anti-Defamation League.



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Atara Foods: Restoring Glory to Hindquarter Meat – Jewish Exponent

| August 2, 2017

Atara Foods employee Enrique Torres, a 25-year-old Pikesville, Md., resident, slices freshly slaughtered kosher meat at the downtown Baltimore facility on July 26. | Shana Medel By Shana Medel Yaakov Levi is fixated on working his way to the top of the food chain in Charm City, otherwise known as Baltimore. The Israeli native, who was introduced to the glatt-kosher meat industry by his father, quickly became an integral part of the family business at 8 years old



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12 Things To Do In August That Will Make You Just A Little More Jewish – Forward

| August 2, 2017

Welcome to August: Youre tired of the heat.



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Mendelssohn’s philosophy, Mendelssohn’s grandchildren – The Jerusalem Post

| July 31, 2017

According to Daniel B. Schwartz in his study of The First Modern Jew the historian is referring to Baruch Spinoza as that trailblazer he discusses the descendants of German-Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, who was influenced by the heretic of Amsterdam. Of Mendelssohns six children, Schwartz writes, four converted [to Christianity], all following their fathers death in 1786



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Reflecting on Two Years of Leading the Anti-Defamation League – Algemeiner

| July 27, 2017

Email a copy of “Reflecting on Two Years of Leading the Anti-Defamation League” to a friend Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. Photo: ADL. Two years agofull of optimism and energy as I joined ADL as its new CEOI asked the question: Can a 100-Year-Old Change the Future?But it was a rhetorical question, because I believed that I knew the answer



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Hands To Work, Hearts To God – Jewish Week (blog)

| July 26, 2017

A favorite saying of the Rabbis of Yavneh, told in the Talmud, was: I am Gods creature and my fellow is Gods creature. My work is in the town and his work is in the country. I rise early for my work and he rises early for his work.



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Oldest synagogue in the Americas is only non-Christian site to join Brazilian religious tourism project – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 26, 2017

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) The Kahal Zur Israel, the oldest synagogue in the Americas, has become the first Jewish site to join a Brazilian governmental tourism project. The synagogue is the only non-Christian temple to join the Sacred Recife project, which includes another seven churches, chapels and basilicas in the city of Recife, located in Brazils northeastern corner



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Oldest synagogue in the Americas is only non-Christian site to join Brazilian religious tourism project - Jewish Telegraphic Agency


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