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Whats Coming to Netflix in December 2019 – Variety

| December 6, 2019

As Christmas nears, Netflix will ring in this holiday season with new Kris Kringle-themed films including A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish, Home for Christmas and A Family Reunion Christmas. Tiffany Haddish, meanwhile, will be celebrating Hanukkah with her newest stand-up special Black Mitzvah, in which she shares how shes embracing her roots after discovering her fathers Eritrean-Jewish heritage. Kevin Harts new special also hits Netflix this month

The Incitement in Israel That Killed Yitzhak Rabin – The New York Times

| December 6, 2019

Im not big on counterfactual historical musings. The hypothetical is tempting and tantalizing, but valueless. History happens but only just.

Finding power in the feeling of otherness through a potato latke – SBS

| December 6, 2019

When I was 12 years old, I approached my Mum in the kitchen and earnestly asked her if I could try some facon (fake bacon). She turned to me with her hands crossed over her apron and looked at me amused

The Gathering Place names new CEO; free admission at Maltz Museum on winter holidays; more: Press Run – cleveland.com

| December 6, 2019

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- The Gathering Place names new CEO: The Gathering Place has announced that Michele Seyranian has been named the organizations new CEO and will start on the job Dec. 16.

Neve Yerushalayim: In the Business of Igniting Souls – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| December 6, 2019

(Courtesy of Neve Yerushalayim) Jerusalem, December 1980. A young American tourist wearing jeans and a backpack descends the steps to the Kotel plaza. Gazing at the Wall for the first time, she knows shes supposed to be moved

Kanye West created an opera based on a Babylonian king who enslaved Jews – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| December 6, 2019

(JTA)-Love him or hate him, rapper Kanye West has done nothing if not evolve over the course of his career. He has cycled through mainstream hip-hop, auto-tuned singing, soulful sampling, epic egotistical commentary and-as he would happily tell you-much more. At the moment, West is in the midst of an intensely religious phase

F1rst Wrestling brings the sport to First Avenue, the Uptown VFW and a St. Paul synagogue – St. Paul Pioneer Press

| December 6, 2019

Its Saturday night at the Uptown VFW in Minneapolis and a sold-out crowd has gathered around a wrestling ring. And out struts Los Angeles wrestler Joey Ryan. Clad in tight floral shorts, aviators and a white jacket open to his bare, hairy chest, Ryan takes the ring to Rupert Holmes 1979 hit Escape (The Pina Colada Song), an appropriate song as the lollipop-sucking wrestler looks like he stepped out of that decade.

Ottawa congregation delivers Torah scroll to beleaguered Tanzanian Jewish community – Ottawa Citizen

| December 6, 2019

Peres Parpaih couldnt sleep on the night that Rabbi Eytan Kenter and a delegation from an Ottawa synagogue delivered a Torah scroll to Arusha, Tanzania. This is the most valuable and uplifting gift that weve ever been given, Parpaih, the leader of Arushas small, beleaguered Jewish community said in a recent email exchange

Martha’s Vineyard News | Island Clergy Group Responds to Vandalism – The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

| December 6, 2019

The Marthas Vineyard Island Clergy Group, which represents pastors from Vineyard churches of different denominations, has issued a statement in response to a rash of discriminatory vandalism at Island churches and a Falmouth synagogue earlier this fall. We felt that to remain quiet and not say anything was to legitimize the behavior and acquiesce to it, said the Rev. Stephen Harding, rector of Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, who circulated the statement Tuesday

Refraining from public shaming can save a life, literally – The Jewish News of Northern California

| December 6, 2019

TheTorah columnis supported by a generous donation from Eve Gordon-Ramek.VayetzeiGenesis 28:10-32:3 The Rabbi of Chelm was watching TV and social media news streams, moaning, sighing, and occasionally crying.


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