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Belarus court OKs luxury flats atop former Jewish cemeteries – Cleveland Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

A judge in Belarus approved the construction of apartments atop two former Jewish cemeteries.

Black September – San Diego Jewish Journal

| August 24, 2017

On September 5, 1972, at the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany, eight Palestinian terrorists breached lax perimeter security and broke into two apartments being used by the Israeli Olympic team. They captured, held hostage, and eventually killed 11 athletes and coaches in what came to be known as the Black September attack, after the faction of the Palestinian Liberation Organization that carried out the act

Hillel International selects UCF student – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| August 23, 2017

Alexa Goldstein UCF student Alexa Goldstein (Class of 2019) was chosen to be one of only 17 members of the second cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. “We are so proud of Lexi for being selected for this honor,” stated Aaron Weil, executive director and CEO of Central Florida Hillel. “Hillel International only selects 17 students from around the world and this is the first time a student from UCF has been selected for this honor.

Seeing Through the Darkness: Inside Charlottesville’s Synagogue One Week Later – HuffPost

| August 21, 2017


Is there a blessing for the eclipse? – The Jerusalem Post

| August 21, 2017

Solar eclipse 370. (photo credit:REUTERS) As millions of Americans gear up for the rare solar eclipse on Monday, rabbis across the spectrum weighed in on the event – and its significance

New Jewish group in Labour Party backs right to BDS – The Electronic Intifada (blog)

| August 18, 2017

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 17 August 2017 Jewish members of the Labour Party have founded a new group. Jewish Voice for Labour will launch at the UK main opposition partys conference in Brighton next month. The new initiative presents a challenge to an existing Israel lobby group that positions itself as the representative of Jewish members of Labour

‘French Jews in Hebron best answer to UNESCO’ – The Jerusalem Post

| August 10, 2017

PARTICIPANTS IN the annual Hebron march show the flag, with the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the background yesterday. (photo credit:TOVAH LAZAROFF) As a new immigrant, Yigal Naouri first marched through the streets of Hebron in 1987 with some 500 French Jews in a show of solidarity with the fledgling Jewish community. Thirty years later, the 49-year-old Jerusalem resident again paraded through Hebron, this time with more than 1,000 French Jews under the hot August sun on Wednesday, and to the beat of loud religious music.

Synagogue targeted in Istanbul demonstrations against Temple Mount metal detectors – The Jerusalem Post

| July 23, 2017

Krat Mican, one of the demonstrators, speaks to reporters about the group’s intent to continue protesting. . (photo credit:KRAT MICAN/INSTAGRAM) Demonstrators in Istanbul protesting the installation of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem kicked a synagogues doors and threw objects at it

Group travels to Israel to connect with Jewish heritage – Florida Times-Union

| July 20, 2017

Twenty Jewish mothers from Jacksonville travelled to Israel for eight days for a Momentum journey with the Jewish Womens Renaissance Project and Israels Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. The trip, which took place June 26-July 3, began in the city of Safed and ended in Masada, a national park in Israel.

Knesset marks 120 years since first Zionist World Congress – Israel … – The Jerusalem Post

| July 18, 2017

Participants in the First Zionist Congress meet in Jerusalem in 1938.. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons) The Knesset on Tuesday marked 120 years since the First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, convened and chaired by Theodor Herzl, considered to be the father of political Zionism. On this day, we honor the Knesset for allowing MKs to refresh Herzls legacy

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