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Ve haf vays of making you admit climate change – The Conservative Woman

| March 14, 2020

IN a recent issue ofOxford Magazinethe theme was Climate Change Special. It was packed with the usual canards as might be expected. But one article in particular caught my eye

An online trip with fascists, conspiracists and trolls – The Age

| March 14, 2020

What makes this guff credible to anyone? Conspiracism flourishes during uncertainty, offering an overarching (and thus reassuring) explanation to people confronting apparent chaos. But, as Ebner explains, in a chronicle of two years engaging with online trolls, alt-rightists and Nazis, the structures of the internet often facilitate bizarre and abhorrent ideas

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 14-21 – LA Daily News

| March 14, 2020

Find a spiritual experience at religious centers in the San Fernando Valley area. Here is a sampling of services and special events

Black in Rembrandt’s time: a myth-shattering exhibition on identity and truth – DutchNews.nl

| March 14, 2020

A new exhibition at the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam tells the story of the black community in 17th century Dutch society and how the portrayal of black figures in Western art reveals much about attitudes to race. With a keen eye, surprising discoveries can be made in Jacob van der Ulfts gouache painting The Market in Dam Square, Amsterdam (1653). Amidst all the loading and unloading of goods, trading and gossiping, are a trio of turbaned men from the East and, mixing in with the crowd at a fish stall, a black-skinned man dressed in blue.

Dutch Golden Age Art Wasnt All About White People. Heres the Proof. – The New York Times

| March 14, 2020

Ms. Archangel said that the focus of the show is on images that present the many different roles that black people played in society, and the many different roles they played in paintings for artists. The exhibition, she added, portrays more than what we knew before, which were mostly images of servants and enslaved people.

Ashkenazim and the Sephardic Pronunciation of Hebrew, Part III – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| March 14, 2020

This piece will focus on how and why some Ashkenazic Jewsboth religious and (later) secularadopted the Sephardic pronunciation of Hebrew because they deemed it superior to the Ashkenazi one. Hungary never had a strong tradition of pronouncing the prayers in the Sephardi pronunciation.

How this Jerusalem left-wing bastion turned right in Israel’s last election – Haaretz

| March 14, 2020

There was a small political revolution in this months Knesset election in Jerusalems prestigious Rehavia neighborhood: The party that got the most votes was Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus Likud. That surprised even Pini, the owner of a tiny neighborhood delicatessen, who was pleased and proud about the development: For 40 years, I fought without success with residents who didnt vote Likud, he says

Philly Jewish Baker’s Reputation on the Rise Nationally – Jewish Exponent

| March 14, 2020

Tova du Plessis (Photo by Neal Santos) This was all supposed to be a test run, Tova du Plessis sincerely believes. The zaatar challah that flies off the shelves, the cinnamon hazelnut babka and the bite-sized chocolate rugelach that du Plessis bakes at Essen Bakery on Passyunk Avenue were all part of an experiment. It was all a chance to see what she could do after her stint as the pastry chef at the Rittenhouse Hotel

Coronavirus conundrums and repercussions – The Jerusalem Post

| March 14, 2020

This is war, but its not a conventional one.

Arab MK accuses IDF of ‘atrocity’ for spraying Palestinians, then backtracks – The Times of Israel

| March 14, 2020

A lawmaker from the Arab-majority Joint List on Friday accused the IDF of an atrocity by spraying Palestinians with an unknown substance, before acknowledging the video clip of the incident actually shows Palestinian Authority forces disinfecting a West Bank checkpoint. Another atrocity [being committed] by the occupation under the cover of the coronavirus the IDF is spraying Palestinians at the Qalqilya checkpoint with an unknown substance. Everyone agrees the spraying method is not effective in the fight against the virus, Joint List MK Aida Touma-Sliman wrote on Twitter She added: The horrors being committed under the cover of the crisis cant be ignored


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