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New Year’s resolutions and traditions | Street Smarts – News-Press Now

| January 2, 2020

New Years Day finds us with a lot of new people walking around. Even the people we know are strangers today. We may appear strange even to ourselves today.

The New York Times ran a disturbing op-ed. But the backlash misses the mark – The Guardian

| January 2, 2020

Just three days before the dawn of the third decade of the 21st century, one of the worlds top newspapers published a column by one if its full-time opinion contributors arguing that one ethnic group is inherently more intelligent than others. In this case, the superior ethnic group in question was, unsurprisingly, that to which the writer belongs.

Putting Modernism All Over the Map – Jacobin magazine

| January 2, 2020

Today, the word Bauhaus evokes clearheaded, functional design with a vague whiff of revolutionary modernism. In countless ways, the relatively short-lived school gave form to the modern experience from the shapes of the letters we read to the arrangement of the cities we inhabit

Your ultimate list of major dates and events in New York City in 2020 – amNY

| January 2, 2020

Theres plenty of reasons to be excited about 2020 in New York City and they have nothing to do with the presidential election. As we close out a year and a decade, and start anew, lets take a look ahead at some of the major events, dates and anniversaries well mark this coming year. Jan

Steps being taken to tighten security in Kiryas Joel – Times Herald-Record

| January 2, 2020

State troopers have increased patrols in Kiryas Joel and sheriff's deputies have visited the main synagogue in the Satmar Hasidic village to recommend improved security measures in the wake of deadly attacks on Hasidic Jews in Jersey City and Monsey. The synagogue tour took place on Monday, two days after five people were stabbed in a rabbi's home in Monsey, but already had been arranged after the Dec.

New York attack just the latest event worrying Brevard Jews that antisemitism on the rise – Florida Today

| January 2, 2020

For Jewish people across the state, thecountry, and the world, the otherwise festive last night of Hanukkah 2019 was punctuated by solemnity and solidarity, in the wake of astabbing attack in New York on a rabbi's home during the candle-lighting to mark the2,200-year-old holiday the night before. "I'm horrified,"Rabbi-Cantor Patricia Hickman told FLORIDA TODAY Monday, "who could ever imagine that a lunatic would do that, enter a rabbi's home with a machete?" More: 5 stabbed in 'act of domestic terrorism' at Hanukkah party "We will need all the light, strength and courage we can muster to dispel the darkness that has insidiously invaded our homes and places of worship," Hickman wrote Sunday in a letter to her congregation

Recent faith-based hate crimes show need for vigilance in places of worship – WWLTV.com

| January 2, 2020

NEW ORLEANS There have been at least nine anti-Semitic attacks in New York in less than a week, including Saturday's stabbing spree at the home of a rabbi during a Chanukah celebration. Anti Defamation League regional director Aaron Ahlquish says there seems to be a movement towards the normalization of anti-Semitism

Action Plan to Fight Against Anti-Semitism in 2020 – The Times of Israel

| January 2, 2020

We are in the midst of a dangerous wave of anti-Semitism, hatred of Jewish people, and violent acts against Jewish communities. According to the Anti-Defamation League, there were 1,879 anti-Jewish acts in 2018 in the United States.

Mercer Island Reporter’s top 10 most-viewed web stories of 2019 – Mercer Island Reporter

| January 2, 2020

1. One male, female dead after car shooting at Luther Burbank Park At about 11:15 a.m

Why modern anti-Zionists love the Bund – Haaretz

| January 2, 2020

Its the most famous poster for an election youve never heard of.


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