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Orphaned in Mumbai, Moshe Holtzberg celebrates his bar mitzvah – Cleveland Jewish News

| December 2, 2019

Moshe Holtzberg, orphaned in the Mumbai Chabad center massacre that took the lives of his parents 11 years ago this week, was called to the Torah for the first time in his home town of Afula, Israel, on Shabbat and celebrated his bar mitzvah Sunday evening at a gala affair in Kfar Chabad, surrounded by friends and family, including the grandparents who raised him and the nanny who saved his life. During the celebration, Moshe delivered the classic Chassidic discourse recited at Chabad bar mitzvahs, flanked by his grandparents, who were then hoisted onto the shoulders, along with Moshe, of members of the cheering crowd. Later, smiling ear to ear, Moshe danced to the musical performance of Simche Friedman and was serenaded soulfully by entertainers Motty Steinmetz, Ishay Ribo and Avraham Fried

Assyrians from Around the World Gather in Jerusalem to Discuss the Future of Aramaic – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| December 2, 2019

Photo Credit: Yehonatan Valtser/TPS By Yehonatan Valtser Representatives from Assyrian communities around the world gathered in Jerusalem on Sunday evening to attend a conference hosted by the Committee for the Resurrection of the Aramaic Language and the Tikkun Movement highlighting the survival of the ancient language, which was once spoken throughout the Middle East. Juliana Taimoorazy of Chicago and Hermis Shaheen from Sydney participated in a discussion about the meaning of the Aramaic language to the Jewish people and the Assyrian people

Optimism No Matter What – "Even as a sharp sword lies upon your neck" – Chabad.org

| December 2, 2019

The Question: A Jew is at the doors of the next world, wavering between trust in Gd that he will somehow recover, and acceptance of the inevitability of his passing. He feels that if he continues with optimism, the faith of his children will be shaken when he succumbs, and he writes for my advice. Forget the doctors prognosis.

Giving Tuesday Asks That We Look Beyond Our Own Horizons – Jewish Week

| December 2, 2019

Generosity is a natural instinct. It usually begins close to home, or for the benefit of those the givers can see with their own eyes. But amazing things happen when individuals turn challenges before their eyes into opportunities that take them far beyond the horizon

With anti-Semitism on college campuses on the rise, advocacy groups are talking about how to fight back – Chattanooga Times Free Press

| December 2, 2019

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At ADL conference, a focus on schools, reactions by students and teachers to anti-Semitism – JNS.org

| December 2, 2019

(November 27, 2019 / JNS) For many of the attendees at last weeks Never Is Now conference in New York sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, the global and geopolitical impacts of the uptick in anti-Semitism were front and center of the discussions. And for a significant number, the concern was also about anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on college campuses, as well as its creep into the middle- and high school spheresa fact that was acknowledged by the presence of 300 high school students who attended the conference. As Jonathan Greenblatt, ADLs CEO and national director, noted in his opening remarks, troubling reports have included high-schoolers who think its amusing to sling Heil Hitler salutes at one another

The ADL survey on anti-Semitism in Poland is highly questionable – The Times of Israel

| December 2, 2019

The Anti-Defamation Leagues recent study on anti-Semitism wont help the already strained relations between the Polish and Jewish community. Conducting regular polls on anti-Semitism in the United States for over 50 years, the ADL has, since 2013, gone global with its research, polling people in over 100 countries to determine the levels of anti-Jewish sentiment around the world. Its known as the ADL Global 100: An index of anti-Semitism, and itsmost recent survey was carried out across 18 nations, which included 14 from Europe and four others with significant Jewish populations

FBI: Eight hate crimes reported in Bellevue in 2018 – Bellevue Reporter

| December 2, 2019

Recently released data by the FBI shows that an upward trend in the number of hate crimes committed in the state had a slight decline in 2018.

Sacha Baron Cohen is the latest powerful voice to misunderstand Section 230 – The Verge

| December 2, 2019

Welcome back to our discussion about platforms and democracy! I had a great time meeting Interface readers last week at the Techonomy conference in Half Moon Bay and the Conference on New Media and Democracy at Tufts University. I also made great progress on a special report I plan to have for you here before the end of the year

Juan Williams: Stephen Miller must be fired | TheHill – The Hill

| December 2, 2019

We need to talk about Stephen MillerStephen MillerCNN's Cuomo tries to discredit Trump on overhearing conversations without speakerphone More than 100 Democrats sign letter calling for Stephen Miller to resign Hillary Clinton: 'Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency' MORE. Ive got a lot to say here


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