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Is this the end of ‘the dying Diaspora’? opinion – The Jerusalem Post

| February 19, 2020

Buried in the back of Prof. Jonathan D

In Cuba, Jewish foods – from kosher meat to bagels with holes – are hard to come by – JTA News

| February 19, 2020

HAVANA (JTA) The remaining Jewish community in Cuba has much to contend with a lack of resources and rabbis, a population thats both aging and dwindling, and ongoing uncertainty about how much aid and assistance they can expect from their co-religionists in the United States. Adding to that long list: Its not easy to find traditional Jewish foods. There are a variety of reasons why, especially for observant Jews who keep kosher.

My Take on the News – Yated.com

| February 19, 2020

An Awful Video from Awful Yvette This week, I dont know where to begin.

Holding Hands NYC’s Commission on Human Rights launches ad campaign in support of the Jewish community – Jewish Insider

| February 19, 2020

Amid a rise of antisemitism, the New York City Commission on Human Rights is launching an ad campaign in support of the Jewish community. Reaching out: The campaign, which will run in several Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish print publications and online, seeks to reassure the Jewish community that the city is committed to combating antisemitism and religious harassment in the wake of recent antisemitic violence. We will lift up and celebrate the diversity of Jewish communities, work to build a foundation of compassion and understanding between neighbors, and remain engaged in these communities to foster trust and healing, Carmelyn Malalis, the commissions chair, said in a statement

NY Times: Over Half of Hate Crimes in NYC Last Year Were Directed at Visible Jews – The Jewish Voice

| February 19, 2020

By Ilana Siyance Over half of all the hate crimes in New York City last year were attacks against Jewish people, the NY Times reported. As anti-Semitic attacks rise, orthodox Jews, or those who look visibly Jewish, are taking the brunt of most of these attacks

Orthodox rapper Nissim Black reintroduces himself to the world – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 19, 2020

Nissim Black knows that wherever he goes, hes going to turn heads.

Sanders: You can support Israelis without backing their ‘racist’ government – The Times of Israel

| February 19, 2020

Israels government is racist and does not have to be backed by those who support the Israelis and want peace, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Tuesday during a CNN town hall event in Las Vegas. The independent Vermont senator took questions from the audience along with fellow contenders for the Democratic nomination Pete Buttigieg and Sen

Grapevine February 19, 2020: The times they are a-changin – The Jerusalem Post

| February 19, 2020

As mentioned previously in The Jerusalem Post, President Reuven Rivlin, who this week is paying a state visit to Australia, will take a roundabout route, longer than usual, in order to avoid the Far East, which is currently terra non grata for fear of coronavirus.Within a period of eight days, Rivlin will be in several different time zones. Traveling via Los Angeles, he will go to Fiji, from there to Australia, and will then return via South Africa. Los Angeles is 10 hours behind Tel Aviv and 19 hours behind Fiji.

Encinitas, Calif.: A Beach Town Where Prices Rise With the Tide – The New York Times

| February 19, 2020

Earlier this month, the city opened an overnight parking facility for homeless residents living in their cars on the grounds of Leichtag Commons, a property of the Leichtag Foundation, a Jewish nonprofit organization.

This Nonprofit Is Making It Possible For Young Black Americans To Take A Free Trip To Africa – Because of Them We Can

| February 19, 2020

Sign us up! Birthright AFRICA, a nonprofit based in New York, is giving young Black Americans the opportunity to travel to Africa and connect to their ancestral roots for free, Black Enterprise reports.


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