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The top 10 Jewish stories of 2019 – JTA News

| December 11, 2019

(JTA) For many Jews around the world, theres probably no love lost for 2019. As the year draws to a close, the Jewish community continues to grapple with the continued rise of global anti-Semitism one major community in Europe is facing the possible election as prime minister of a man who many Jews consider an anti-Semite

The trolls are teaming upand tech platforms aren’t doing enough to stop them – Fast Company

| December 11, 2019

What do trans women gamers, Jewish journalists, academics of color, and feminist writers have in common? All of them could find themselves targets of coordinated harassment campaigns simply because they have a presence online. Take the story of Trista (all names have been changed to protect privacy), a trans woman gamer.

Ferndale police investigate fliers tied to hate group – KING5.com

| December 11, 2019

FERNDALE, Wash. The city of Ferndale says fliers and stickers that were placed around the city are being investigated as being tied to a group known as "Patriot Front." The Anti-Defamation League considers Patriot Front a white supremacist group.

Local Opinion: Let 2020 be the year of respect, kindness and anti-racism – Arizona Daily Star

| December 11, 2019

The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writer. 2020 is fast approaching and with it comes the thrill of a New Year starting and for some, this brings concerns for what may be: an increase in hate incidents and/or crimes and increase in hate speech both online and on the streets. Since the start of 2019, Anti-Defamation League Arizona has called out anti-Semitic and hateful incidents, from Flagstaff to Tucson, 33 times, by standing up for Jewish, African American, LGBTQ, Latino and Muslim communities.

Bail revoked in ongoing case of East Bay Nazi sympathizer Ross Farca – The Jewish News of Northern California

| December 11, 2019

A judge in Contra Costa County on Monday revoked bail for Ross Farca, the Concord man accused of threatening to kill Jews, less than two weeks after a federal magistrate judge did the same, ruling that Farca poses a danger to the community and ordering that the 24-year-old be held in federal custody without bail until further notice. Police in Concord arrested Farca on June 10 after the FBI informed them of threats against Jews posted on a gaming website

Many American Jews are worried Trumps decision to define Judaism as a nationality and not just a religion will do far more harm than good – Business…

| December 11, 2019

captionThe White House is seen during the annual national Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony on the White House Ellipse December 01, 2010 in Washington, DC.sourceMANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order which will classify Judaism as a race or nationality instead of just a religion, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing three administration officials.

Katie Hill Wanted Out of Her Marriage. It Ruined Her Life. – The Daily Beast

| December 11, 2019

One day, Katie Hill was a media-savvy 31-year-old congresswoman from a swing district in California who'd arrived in Washington and immediately found herself in the House leadership. A few months later, she was a piata for the conservative mediaher life in tatters, her office resigned, her challengers delighted. Like so many of the women villainized by the right, Hills story is complicatedand hers more so because it has elements of #MeToo in the form of a relationship with a staffer.

A Right-Wing Polish Politician Is Suing a Curator for Commissioning a Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust – artnet News

| December 11, 2019

A Polish art historian and curator who commissioned a memorial to victims of the anti-Jewish pogroms is being sued for defamation by an incoming member of parliament. After Tomasz Kitliski commissioned the work,titled Judenfrei by the artist Dorota Nieznalska,for the Open City Festival in Lublin, the regions far-rightnationalist governor Przemysaw Czarnek demanded its removal because he considered it anti-Polish.Kitliski defied the order

The Forgotten Jew Who Belongs in the Pantheon of Great 20th-Century Composers – Mosaic

| December 11, 2019

Cheers, bravos, and five curtain calls greeted the shattering finale to Mieczysaw Weinbergs Piano Trio in A minor: a work written in Moscow in 1945 and performed in late October of this year at Londons Wigmore Hall as the climax of an entire day devoted to Weinbergs chamber music. The great Polish-Soviet Jewish composer was born 100 years ago, on December 8, 1919, and his centenary year has seen numerous performances by important artists in major venues as well as conferences and books devoted to his work

Election Watch: The Jewish Women Leading the Fight Against Anti-Semitism in Britain – Tablet Magazine

| December 11, 2019

On 12 September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn, a hard-left politician with little public profile and no tangible achievements in a parliamentary career stretching back almost a third of a century, was elected leader of the Labour Party and set about transforming British politics, perhaps forever. Corbyns election stunned Britain. In hindsight, it turned out to be the beginning of a larger global anti-liberal backlash that would see Corbyn joined by Donald Trump and other fringe politicians who would rise to power on the strength of their disdain for perceived elitist norms


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