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Birmingham Public Library: Jewish American Heritage Month

| June 30, 2018

by Mary Beth Newbill, Southern History Department, Central LibraryMay is Jewish American Heritage Month and the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and several other government agencies are joining together to honor and celebrate Jewish Americans. First proclaimed by President George W

Where are Ashkenazi Jews from? Their Origins May Surprise …

| June 27, 2018

Ashkenazi Jews are a Jewish ethnic group who have their earliest ancestors from the indigenous tribes of Israelat least on one side of the family tree. A study published in 2013 in Nature Communications has shown their maternal lineage comes from a different, and possibly unexpected, source. The research shows the origins of the matrilineal line for the Ashkenazi Jews comes from Europe

B’nai B’rith UK Home – B’nai B’rith UK

| June 27, 2018

Welcome to the Bnai Brith UK website. I am delighted that you want to find out more about Bnai Brith and what we can offer you.

The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel …

| June 26, 2018

"In certain circles, the cause of Christian Zionism has acquired a bad odor.

Ealing Liberal Synagogue

| June 25, 2018

About Liberal Judaism Liberal Judaism references Jewish tradition, and seeks to preserve the cultural and religious values of religion,while giving them contemporary force and meaning. We aspire to a Judaism which is an active force for good in the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities,and equally makes its contribution to the enhancement of the wider society.

Center for Senior Services – B’nai B’rith International

| June 21, 2018

A Record of Leadership Few contemporary issues are more critical than the aging of the population. Recognizing that senior citizens remain valued members of our community, B'nai B'rith has a leading role in senior services. B'nai B'rith International is a leader in the Jewish communitys approach to aging issues through the B'nai B'rith Center for Senior Services.

Against Holocaust Denial –

| June 20, 2018

Recently I read an anti-Zionist Internet rant posted by a person who questioned the historical accuracy of the well-known and heavily documented fact that many millions of Jewish people were genocidally murdered by the German Nazi Third Reich. The rant-maker was on solid empirical and moral ground in denouncing the despicable behavior of the United States-backed Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) towards Palestinian people in the Israeli-Occupied Territories and particularly in Gaza.Israels abuse of the Palestinians recently including the open sniper-slaughter of unarmed protesters on Israel-Gaza border is one of the most egregious human rights atrocities of our time. Its hard to fathom the murderous immorality of how Israel molests the people trapped in the open-air prison that is Gaza and how Israel mistreats the Palestinians more broadly.

Hasidic leaders sharply limit members’ web, smartphone use …

| June 16, 2018

Community in Conflict: Hasidic Jews & Tech Part 2: Many Hasidic Jewish communities in New York and neighboring New Jersey forbid the use of smartphones, social media and technology. Why? The answer may come from a watershed moment in the Hasidic culture, where ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders held a summit in Citi Field to condemn technology

Insular Hasidic Jews struggle to preserve customs as legal …

| June 16, 2018

Community in Conflict: Hasidic Jews & Education Part 1: Some Americans may not realize that Hasidic Jews shun many common secular practices widely accepted across cultural and national borders, including the basics of education. For example, there are several yeshivas, or Hasidic Jewish schools, in the New York area that only teach subjects in Yiddish

Lipstadt: Polish PMs comments tantamount to Holocaust …

| June 16, 2018

When 60,000 Poles took to the streets of Warsaw last November brandishing signs with phrases like clean blood and White Europe streaked across them, it was perhaps a harbinger of events to come. Polish-Israeli relations kicked off to a rocky start in 2018 when the Polish government announced a bill that would make it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in the Holocaust.

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