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From Hungary Wild Poems of Hasidic Rabbis and Murderers – Jewish Journal

| January 24, 2020

There are very few poetry collections which grow out of a backstory like the unspeakable one which powers the major Hungarian poet Szilrd Borblys Final Matters, and which left me shaking. At two in the morning, his father had heard noises at the front door: he opened it and was struck on the head, falling unconscious. The poets mother was bludgeoned to death with a meat-ax as she lay in her bed sleeping, translator Ottilie Mulzet writes in her moving and often jaw-dropping afterword

Rabbi Lord Sacks: ‘… the darkness has returned’ – Herald and News

| January 24, 2020

Andrew Neil of the BBC kept asking Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn the same question over and over. Eighty percent of Jews think that youre anti-Semitic, he stressed. Wouldnt you like to take this opportunity tonight to apologize to the British Jewish community for whats happened?

75 Years After Auschwitz – Collective Action Against Antisemitism Is Still Needed – Forbes

| January 24, 2020

January 27 marks the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, as designated by the UN General Assembly resolution adopted in 2005. The date of the commemoration marks the day that Soviet troops liberated the biggest Nazi concentration camp in the then occupied Poland, Auschwitz-Birkenau, in 1945.

THE WANDERERS BY Anna Ziegler to Have its DC Debut at Theater J – Broadway World

| January 24, 2020

The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler begins performances in the renovated Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on February 19, 2020 and continues through March 15, 2020. Theater J's DC premiere will be directed by Amber McGinnis.

Honors, happenings, comings & goings January, 2020 – The Jewish News of Northern California

| January 24, 2020

HonorsRita Semel Longtime Jewish community leader Rita Semel will be honored on Feb. 4 at the Institute on Agings 37th annual fundraising event, Dinner la Heart, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.

Best books of 2019 – The Jerusalem Post

| January 24, 2020

As time goes on, I find that my reading is narrowing to books on Israeli and Jewish matters, including Torah commentary; with fewer novels and less general history and politics. There is only so much territory one can cover!Last January I published a list of new (2018) Jewish/Israeli books that I was reading, from an eclectic group of authors like Einat Wilf, Gil Troy, Yossi Klein Halevi, Yoram Hazony, Aviad Hacohen, Yael Ziegler, Kira Sirote and rabbis Uriel Eitam, Binyamin Tabory and Eitam Henkin.Here are my recommended 2019 books.#IsraeliJudaism: Portrait of a Cultural Revolution, by Shmuel Rosner and Camil Fuchs (JPPI). An innovative study that explains the blended Israeli-Jewish identity that is becoming the majority culture in Israel; both traditional and modern, rooted in religion but also anchored in liberal Zionist nationalism.We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel, by Daniel Gordis (Ecco).

Graphologist and Rabbi Gives Insight by Analyzing Handwriting Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| January 24, 2020

Featured photo courtesy Rabbi Lazewnik If you write a letter to Rabbi Baruch Lazewnik, be warned: He can learn personal things about your history, upbringing and personality just from looking at your handwriting.

Synagogue service times – Week of January 24 | Synagogues – Cleveland Jewish News

| January 24, 2020

Conservative AGUDATH BNAI ISRAEL: Meister Road at Pole Ave., Lorain. Mark Jaffee, Ritual Director.

Hashem Has Other Plans – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| January 24, 2020

Photo Credit: Jewish Press Behold, Bnei Yisrael have not listened to me, so how will Pharaoh listen to me? And I have blocked lips (Shemos 6:12).

Holocaust remembrance beyond the photo opportunity – The Jerusalem Post

| January 24, 2020

The correct Hebrew verb for traveling to Jerusalem is laalot to ascend. It is physically and spiritually a journey that requires going up. Nonetheless, this week, the words descended on Jerusalem were more appropriate.


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