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Shudder’s ‘Blood Relatives’ Is a Meditation on Vampirism and Judaism – Pajiba Entertainment News

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Shudder's 'Blood Relatives' Is a Meditation on Vampirism and Judaism  Pajiba Entertainment News

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How many Hebrew Israelites are there, and how worried should Jews be? – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Posted By on November 26, 2022

How many Hebrew Israelites are there, and how worried should Jews be?  JTA News - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Dave Chappelle Sets Hair Aflame, Now Being Accused of Anti-Semitism …

Posted By on November 26, 2022

Dave Chappelle made his return to Saturday Night Live, and in doing so, made all the right people mad. The consternation started during the week prior with writers on the show threatening to boycott his appearance. If thats not a testament to the thin-skinned, partisan nature of the entertainment industry, Im not sure what is.

Chappelle eventually showed up to tape the episode, and he showed out. He did a segment on why some people trust Donald Trump that was very instructive. You could hear a pin drop at certain points as the mostly leftwing audience waited for what he was going to say, but in the end, he had them rolling as he always does.

I maintain its impossible not to like Chappelle, but sure enough, there are people on the left who are doing their best to try. Naturally, that means accusing the comedian of being anti-Semitic.

But while he made a point to avoid the topic that has seemingly consumed him for the past couple of years, Chappelle may have dug himself an even deeper hole bydeliberatelydefending the essence of Kanye Wests antisemitic rhetoric through comedy.

The comedian entered the room and began by reading a brief statement: I denounce antisemitism in all its forms and I stand with my friends in the Jewish community. And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.

Chappelle went on to explain that over his 35-year career, he has come to learn that there are two words in the English language that you should never say together in sequence: The and Jews. And he had some strong jokes about Wests death con 3 tweet and the ramifications he faced from Adidas and others for his words.

Its a big deal, he had broken the show business rules, Chappelle said. You know, the rules of perception. If theyre Black, then its a gang. If theyre Italian, its a mob. If theyre Jewish, its a coincidence and you should never speak about it.

Context is everything, right? And the context here was not an unmedicated rant on some podcast. Kanye West clearly has mental issues, and hes admitted that publically, even after his most recent anti-Semitic tirade. On the other hand, Chappelle is telling jokes, and it is the job of a comedian to take someone happening within the culture and then make fun of it. It is that connection to contemporary society coupled with controversial topics that make a joke funny. If Chappelle was just riffing on farts his whole career, we wouldnt know his name.

Besides, I think anytime you are talking about anti-Semitism, you have to take at least some time to judge the intent behind what is being said. Is someone really trying to stir up another Holocaust? Do they truly hate Jews? Or did they say something out of ignorance? Or, as in the case of Chappelle, were they just telling jokes? Again, the context matters, and rushing to cancel everyone who gets within ten feet of something that could even be perceived as anti-Semitism is an overreaction.

We have to have more grace than that. Unfortunately, outlets like The Daily Beast arent going to give it because their hit piece isnt actually about anti-Semitism. Its about the fact that Chappelle gored one of their sacred cows by making fun of the transgender lobby on his Netflix special. Thus, Chappelle must be destroyed, and theyll never stop trying to take him down.

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Baddielphobia and the ugly truth about anti-Semitism – The Spectator

Posted By on November 26, 2022

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LYONS: We must combat the rise of anti-semitism in America – Marquette Wire

Posted By on November 26, 2022

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AA Synagogue

Posted By on November 24, 2022

Many of our committees and initiatives have agreed to host and share their beautiful sukkot around Atlanta with all of us. Everybody, whether assembling a welcome kit or not, is invited to come together for the holiday of Sukkot!

If you have pledged to assemble a welcome kit, one of these sukkot parties will function as your drop-off location. Bring your kit to the sukkah, and an AARI Committee member will ensure it makes its way to the Welcome Co-Op, our partner in caring for the newly arriving refugees. Additionally, each sukkah party will have all the supplies needed to assemble a bag so more can support and share our abundance with those in need.

Below is a list of the sukkah parties going on around Atlanta. You do not need to be a part of the hosts community (i.e. involved in Kesher, Sisterhood, mAAc, etc.) to join a particular sukkah party. If you love AA Synagogue and are a part of our spiritual family, you are welcome to any party that is convenient to you. (And just think: You might meet somebody new and make a new friend.) Join a Sukkah party, enjoy snacks and camaraderie, and assemble a welcome kit for a newly arriving refugee family. We couldnt think of a better way to celebrate the holiday of sukkot as a community!

mAAc Sukkah Party: Wednesday, October 12, 13 p.m., Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave, NW Atlanta GA 30327)

Kesher Sukkah Parties:

Sisterhood Sukkah Party: Thursday, October 13, 6:30 8:30 p.m., Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave, NW Atlanta GA 30327)

Meshorerim (Spiritual Music) Sukkah Party: Saturday, October 15 79 p.m., Home of Bonnie and Michael Levine (460 Gift Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316)

Interfaith Inclusion Committee (IIC) Sukkah Party: Sunday, October 16, 13 p.m., Ahavath Achim Synagogue (600 Peachtree Battle Ave, NW Atlanta, GA 30327)

Inclusion and Belonging Committee Sukkah Party: Sunday, October 16, 14 p.m., Home of Shelly and Allan Dollar (2192 Greencliff Drive Atlanta, GA 30345)

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How One Jewish Groups Tweet Surveillance Uncovered a Synagogue Plot – The New York Times

Posted By on November 24, 2022

  1. How One Jewish Groups Tweet Surveillance Uncovered a Synagogue Plot  The New York Times
  2. No decision yet on federal charges for 2 men arrested in connection with NYC synagogue threat, FBI says  CNN
  3. Jewish Community Security Organization in UK Says It Discovered N.Y. Synagogue Threats - HS Today  HSToday
  4. New York City police arrest 2 men in threat to Manhattan synagogue  USA TODAY
  5. Synagogue Threat: 2 men charged after making threat against NYC Jewish community  WABC-TV
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Cantor Fromson, Temple Israel agree on new, five-year contract – Cleveland Jewish News

Posted By on November 24, 2022

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Native American Heritage Month: Continued Support for the Indigenous …

Posted By on November 24, 2022

In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The National Congress of American Indians guides us to recognize November as:

"a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories [while] acknowledging the important contributions of Native people...educate the general public about tribes, raise general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced... and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges."

Unfortunately, much of North America is just beginning to recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples. As Jews, our own experiences with discrimination create sensitivity and solidarity with the plight of the Indigenous population. This is especially true for those of us with intersectional identities, including BIPOC Jews. Still, all of us must bear the responsibility to shed light on racial injustice. From Yalkut Shimoni ("Gathering of Simon) 1:13, one midrashic commentary on the books of the Tanach that was compiled between the 11th and 14th century, we understand our communal responsibility to ensure equity is every person's reality:

"God formed Adam out of dust from all over the world: yellow clay, white sand, black loam and red soil. Therefore, no one can declare to any race or color of people that they do not belong here since this soil is not their home."

Yet, our society continues to fail Indigenous communities in many ways, illustrated especially by the thousands of Indigenous people who have gone missing or been murdered throughout the United States and Canada. Indigenous people are working to raise awareness about how their communities are being harmed - but why is it that the rest of the world isn't listening?

Our Jewish values instruct us to listen to the words of God, the teachings of our ancestors, and the commandments that help us live a moral, and Jewish way of life. There remains a continued need to prove our trauma to the rest of the world, a continued need for the world to hear stories, just as there is a need for the Indigenous population to be heard by everyone. Holocaust denial continues to fuel a rise in antisemitism, and so too will Indigenous communities continue to be threatened if we do not listen to their cries. Of the 5,712 Indigenous women reported missing in the U.S. in 2016, only 116 were logged by the federal missing person's database, according to the New York Times . We must do better in speaking out when another group of people is being intentionally targeted and harmed.

Lack of awareness is what makes the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Sprit (MMIWG2S) Movement a necessity. This movement gained traction in Canada in 2015 as Native women and their families spread awareness about the threats to their communities. Indigenous women and girls are at a disproportionate risk of violent and non-violent victimization. In Canada, Indigenous women and girls are 12 times more likely to be murdered or abducted than any other group, according to CanadianWomen.org. In America, four out of five American Indian and Alaskan Native women experience violence in their lifetimes according to NCJRS, more than any other racial group. Protests and an increased use of social media advocacy have been useful in building awareness about these issues and the movement's momentum, but Indigenous citizens have been speaking out and sharing their stories for years.

In 2009, The REDress Projectwas founded by artist Jamie Black, first seen on the campus of the University of Winnipeg and Manitoba, Canada. Over 100 red dresses were displayed to "acknowledge the spirits of those who have crossed over and honor their lives by collectively creating a growing movement towards social change." Since the exhibit was first presented, it has been shown in public spaces internationally, and has sparked an arts-based movement in support of the MMIWG2S Movement. However, without support and action from the Jewish community, Americans, Canadians, and non-Indigenous communities, Native people will continue to be overlooked, their contributions erased, and experience unnecessary disparities which have allowed Indigenous peoples to go missing and be murdered.

It is our duty to listen and to act. As the ancient Israelites promised: "We will do and we will hear" (Exodus 24:7). But we must do better. We must hear better. The Exodus story teaches us what it is like to be oppressed and enslaved - another experience we share with the Native population - but it also shows us that our work is ongoing. The journey of our people continued after we were freed from Egypt, as so too does our journey for justice persist. We have a divine responsibility to care for our neighbors, and we must continue to fulfill our role in upholding the world God created by making it more equitable for all.

That is why, this Native American Heritage Month we ask that you take action to help your Indigenous neighbors:

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Filipino American History Month – Wikipedia

Posted By on November 24, 2022

Annual celebration of Filipino American history

Filipino American History Month (FAHM) is celebrated in the United States during the month of October. In 1991, Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) board of trustees proposed the first annual Filipino American History Month to commence in October 1992.[1]

October was chosen to commemorate the visitation of the first Filipinos who landed as slaves, prisoners, and crew aboard Novohispanic ships in what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587.[2] It is also the birth month of Filipino American labor leader Larry Itliong.[3]

In California and Hawaii, where many Filipino Americans reside,[4] Filipino American History Month is celebrated annually.[5] Many Filipino American organizations in these states often initiate their own independent celebrations. 2006 was a pivotal year as it marked the centennial celebration of Filipino migration to the United States.[6][7]

While some used the term Filipino American Heritage Month[8] interchangeably with Filipino American History Month, FANHS cites that the month should be properly focused on "history" instead of "heritage." Whereas history includes the events, experiences, and lives of people and their impact on society, "heritage" is solely about cultural traditions handed down from the past.[9]

In 2022, Filipino American History Month was recognized in Arkansas after official proclamations were issued by Governor Asa Hutchinson.[10]

In California, Filipino American History Month was first recognized statewide in 2006, when the California Department of Education placed it on its celebrations calendar.[11] In 2009, California State Senator Leland Yee introduced a resolution, which was passed, that recognizes October as Filipino American History Month.[12] It passed the California State Assembly and was submitted to the California Secretary of State.[13][14]

In 2008, Filipino-American History Month was recognized by the Hawai'i State Legislature.[15] Former State Representative Joey Manahan and members of the Filipino Caucus introduced the legislation "to designate the month of October as Filipino-American History Month to commemorate the contributions of Filipino-Americans to Hawaii and the United States."[16] The bill passed unanimously and was signed into law by Governor Linda Lingle on April 15, 2008.[15]

In the 103rd Congress, a resolution to nationally recognize Filipino American History Month was introduced.[17] The House of the 111th Congress introduced a House Resolution 155 (H. RES. 155) to officially recognize this month for Filipinos.[18] In October 2009, the Senate of the 111th Congress passed a resolution recognizing Filipino American History Month.[19] In November 2009, Congress passed the resolution (H. RES. 780),[20] officially recognizing October as Filipino American History Month.[21]

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