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The Prophet: Tragedy Transformed Devorah Halberstam Into New York City’s Most Outspoken Expert on Anti-Semitic Crime. Are we Listening? – Tablet…

| January 7, 2020

One Thursday night in late November, New York Citys incoming police commissioner, Dermot Shea, days away from his official swearing-in, arrived in central Brooklyn for a meeting with representatives of the citys embattled Jewish community. More than 200 people turned out for the event, including a delegation of local cops, several members of the departments top brass, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and representing the public, over a hundred Jews, the primary target of New Yorks dramatic increase in hate crimes, who came from across the citys different sects and denominations. The event did not take place at one of Manhattans grand old synagogues, or in the midtown offices of a prominent Jewish organization, or even at the iconic headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Brooklyn

Golden Globes 2020: Quentin Tarantino’s Hebrew and other Jewish moments – JTA News

| January 7, 2020

(JTA) As always, the Golden Globes was a coming together of some of Hollywoods biggest Jewish talents. There werent many Jewish award winners at the glitzy ceremony on Sunday night, but here are our favorite Jewish moments from one of the industrys biggest nights of the year. Quentin Tarantino spoke Hebrew to his Israeli wife The non-Jewish director won some awards for his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and in an acceptance speech sent some love to his pregnant wife, Israeli singer Daniella Pick, who was in Tel Aviv.

Baker: We have have the backs of those practicing faith – Wicked Local Swampscott

| January 7, 2020

$1M in grant money aims to protect nonprofits from violence, says state Rep. Lori Ehrlich

Its clear its antisemitism. But how to fight against this hatred isnt as clear cut, rabbi says – NJ.com

| January 7, 2020

By Clifford Kulwin An assailant with a machete storms into a rabbis home in Monsey. Shooters bent on killing Jews go on a rampage in Jersey City. A recent Anti-Defamation League (ADL) study finds a dramatic increase in physical assaults on Jews in recent years

In Jerusalem, the world of Talmud study fetes its newest superstars women – The Times of Israel

| January 7, 2020

If the plaza outside the Jerusalem Convention Center were a manuscript read from on high, the restless, long lines of people scoring the space on Sunday evening could be seen as uneven script, penned in a rush of inspiration. Over 3,000 people were eager to enter and they werent hiding it

Thousands gather to celebrate women’s Talmud study in Jerusalem – Forward

| January 7, 2020

Come in: Theres Room Now for Women Too in Talmud LearningIlana Blumberg On a cold night in Jerusalem, more than 3300 women and men gathered for the first public celebration of womens Siyum HaShas.

The Power of the Second Chance – Jewish Journal

| January 7, 2020

In honor of the completion of the 7 1/2-year cycle of Talmud study this month, and the publication of its new translation of the Talmud, Jerusalem-based Koren Publishers recently donated an entire set of its Talmud to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centers chapel.

How Greta Thunberg Explains the Problem With Leftists – The National Interest Online

| January 7, 2020

It is not easy to understand what the leftas opposed to liberalsstands for. If you ask a Christian what to read to learn the basics of Christianity, you will be told the Bible. If you ask a (religious) Jew, you will be told the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud.

Jewish and Proud – Aish

| January 7, 2020

Monday, January 6, is Jewish and Proud Day in the United States.

Jewish Genius and Bret Stephens – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| January 7, 2020

Photo Credit: YouTube How smart are Jews? Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist on the op-ed pages of the New York Times, was enthralled by Norman Lebrechts new book Genius & Anxiety discussing the intellectual achievements of Jewish thinkers, artists and entrepreneurs between 1847 and 1947. So he decided last week to devote a column to this fascinating question: How is it that people who never amounted even to one third of 1% of the worlds population contributed so seminally to so many of its most pathbreaking ideas and innovations?


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