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Theatre: Harmony and hard times combine in The Times They Are A Changin – Montreal Gazette

| February 21, 2020

The sound of silence gives way to the sounds of the 60s at the Segal next week, as a musical show starring husband-and-wife team Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson moves in just as the silent-retreat drama Small Mouth Sounds moves out. The Times They Are A Changin, which plays from March 1 to 22, and which originated at Torontos Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company in 2017, is a celebration of protest songs from songwriters of Jewish heritage such as Carole King, Paul Simon, Mama Cass, Arlo Guthrie and, of course, Bob Dylan

Labour’s next leader has already betrayed the left – Middle East Eye

| February 21, 2020

In recent years the British Labour party has grown rapidly to become one of the largest political movement in Europe, numbering more than half a million members, many of them young people who had previously turned their backs on national politics. The reason was simple: a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, had shown that it was possible to rise to the top of a major party without being forced to sacrifice ones principles along the way and become just another machine politician. But as Corbyn prepares to step downafter a devastating election defeat, statements by the three contenders, Lisa Nandy, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Keir Starmer, for his crown suggest that his efforts to reinvent Labour as a mass, grassroots movement are quickly unravelling.A politics of cynicism dressed only loosely in progressive garb -has returned to replace Corbyn's popular democratic socialism.

History will remember Abbas as peace rejectionist – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| February 21, 2020

(JNS)Even before the Trump administrations Middle East peace plan was revealed earlier this month, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas was planning his trip to New York City, where he plans to address the United Nations and protest the plans outline, which the P.A. has rejected outright. That has been the Palestinian leaders modus operandi for the past 17 years, and it has kept him on the wrong path of sparing no effort to fight Israel in the international arena, which at times seems to be his primary goalsomething far more important to him than promoting Palestinian interests that could facilitate statehood.

How two Boston women became legends in the sport of cycling – The Boston Globe

| February 21, 2020

They lived just a few blocks from each other, at the same time, said author Lorenz J. Finison, who has written two books about Bostons cycling history. The fascinating stories of how these two female cyclists overcame discrimination and challenged the status quo are highlighted in a new exhibit called Cycling Legends of the West End, which runs through May 30 at the West End Museum

New Life in the Dead of Winter – Christianheadlines.com

| February 21, 2020

New Life in the Dead of Winter One of the first things that my husband and I did when we bought our home in Israel was plant fruit trees in our new garden. What a blessing it was! Trees in Israel are different from those anywhere else in the world. They are subject to biblical laws, such as God's directive to wait three years before eating the fruit of a new tree (Leviticus 19:23), and not to work the land or prune trees during the Sabbatical year (Leviticus 25:1-7)

‘An Innocent Man Was Lynched’: Reporting exonerated Leo Frank in the murder of Mary Phagan – Tennessean

| February 21, 2020

In 1982, Tennessean reporters led efforts to posthumously exonerate Leo Frank, who was wrongfully convicted of killing Mary Phagan in 1913 in Atlanta.

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month: What synagogues offer – Cleveland Jewish News

| February 21, 2020

Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month is a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster inclusion of people with disabilities. Many communities offer various programs for those with disabilities, and Northeast Ohio is no exception

Man admits he lied about being stabbed outside West Bloomfield synagogue – The Oakland Press

| February 21, 2020

A Farmington Hills man has pleaded guilty to making a false police report, in which he lied about being stabbed by an assailant making anti-Semitic remarks.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in Parkland, believes 2020 ‘is the most crucial year in this country’s history’ – JTA News

| February 21, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) Two years ago, Fred Guttenbergs daughter Jaime headed to school as usual. She never came back. Jaime, a bright-eyed 14-year-old who loved dance and wanted to be a pediatric physical therapist, was one of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb.

Temple Israel of DeLand is 66 and steadily growing – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| February 21, 2020

There is a thriving Jewish community in DeLand, Florida and it's growing by leaps and bounds.


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