Closings, cancellations and more in Northeast Ohio due to coronavirus – Cleveland Jewish News

| March 17, 2020

Jack's Deli and Restaurant in Cleveland Heights has closed. All Cuyahoga County buildings are closed to the public.

How Jewish Immigrants Spurred the Barbadian Rum Trade – VinePair

| March 17, 2020

The island nation of Barbados is renowned for more than just Rihanna the country is also home to a thriving rum industry that dates back to the 17th century. While many are familiar with Bajan rums Mount Gay and Malibu being some of the most popular few are aware of the early geopolitical developments that caused Barbados to become one of the Caribbeans most prominent producers of the spirit

Temple Mount’s Dome of The Rock Shuts Down Due to Coronavirus Threat – JerusalemOnline

| March 17, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has caused the closures of the Temple Mounts Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque until further notice, reports Reuters. As an alternative, the courtyards surrounding the two mosques will remain open for worshipers, said Al-Kiswani. Considered to be the third holiest site in the Islamic faith, the place is believed to be where the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven

How the Knesset got shafted out of the Shin Bet surveillance decision – The Jerusalem Post

| March 17, 2020

The Knesset has been sidelined out of the decision to allow the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) to surveil citizens infected by the coronavirus. How did this happen

David Simon didn’t like ‘The Plot Against America’ when he first read it. Trump’s election changed his mind. – JTA News

| March 17, 2020

(JTA) David Simon originally read Philip Roths novel The Plot Against America around the time it was released in 2004. An alternate history, it posits that Charles Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, signed a non-aggression pact with Hitler that doomed Britain and promoted an increasingly violent anti-Semitic agenda that ultimately included resettling Jews in remote, rural areas. However, Simon, the acclaimed Jewish writer, producer and showrunner of several provocative and groundbreaking series from The Wire to Treme to The Deuce was not a big fan of the book.