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10 Ways American Jewish Life Changed in the 2010s Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| December 31, 2019

Featured photo courtesy of Shulamit Seidler-Feller/MaharatBy JTA Staff NEW YORK (JTA) All of the gloom and doom that many in the Jewish community have felt toward the end of this decade should not obscure the fact that the 2010s were full of innovation. Yes, there was an alarming rise in anti-Semitism across the U.S. and the world, which culminated in several violent attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions

Throw a Dish. Dont Eat Lobster. What Are Your New Years Superstitions? – The New York Times

| December 31, 2019

Kiss your lover at midnight. Fling open all your windows and doors.

Our 10 most read stories of 2019: genetics, TV, ‘Barbie Death Camp’ and more – The Jewish News of Northern California

| December 31, 2019

It was quite a year for the Jews of the Bay Area. From TV shows to Barbie Death Camp to white supremacists to racial diversity in the Jewish community, here are the 10 stories our online readers clicked on the most in 2019.

This year in Jewish politics was bananas – The Jewish News of Northern California

| December 31, 2019

What a year 2019 has been for, well, everyone, but especially for watchers of Jewish politics and Jews in politics. Two elections in Israel (with a third to come), three Jewish candidates running for the Democratic presidential nomination (Bernie Sanders, Marianne Williamson and Michael Bloomberg) and two of Jewish heritage (Tom Steyer and Michael Bennet).

A Festival of Jewish Book Purchases on the ‘Holiday of Books’ – Chabad.org

| December 31, 2019

With more than 2,000 volumes in its vast catalogue, Kehot Publication Society is the worlds leading publisher of Jewish books.

Hitler-row SNP councillor allowed to join election victory party despite ban – Daily Record

| December 31, 2019

An SNP councillor banned over anti-Semitism was allowed to join a leading MPs election victory celebrations. Frank Anderson appeared in a photograph with Hannah Bardell behind a YES banner wearing a rosette, despite having been suspended for sharing a blog post that compared a Jewish trade union official with Hitler. The SNP last night insisted the West Lothian councillor had said sorry over the incident

Mast to Gardens synagogue: Be prepared to defend yourself and the ones you love – Palm Beach Post

| December 31, 2019

On the last day of Hanukkah, U.S.

ADL Official on Anti-Semitic Attacks in New York: We Are in an Epidemic for the Jewish Community – Mediaite

| December 31, 2019

Theres been growing concern about attacks on Jews in New York after several that took place just in the last week alone, the most recent being the stabbing at a rabbis home in Monsey Saturday night during Hanukkah celebrations. Last week, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an increased police presence after a number of attacks, saying, Anti-Semitism is an attack on the values of our city. Governor Andrew Cuomo today called the stabbing an act of domestic terrorism

Cooper: Will new gun law be a help or hindrance In 2020? – Chattanooga Times Free Press

| December 31, 2019

Tennessee will begin 2020 on Wednesday with a new law allowing residents to qualify for a state-issued "concealed carry" handgun permit by watching a 90-minute online video training. The question many state residents will rightly ask is if such a law will precipitate more incidents like Sunday's shooting at a Texas Church of Christ or help prevent them.

Satmar Hasidim Is Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

| December 30, 2019

Satmar Hasidism is a branch of ultra-orthodox Judaism founded by Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum (1759-1841), Rabbi of Storaljajhely in Hungary. His descendants became leaders of the communities of Mramarossziget (now Sighetu Marmaiei) (called "Siget" in Yiddish) and Szatmrnmeti (now Satu Mare) (called "Satmar" in Yiddish).Like other Haredi Jews, Satmar Hasidic Jews live in insular communities, separating themselves from contemporary secular society


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