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Canada adopts May as Jewish Heritage Month

| March 31, 2020

From now on, May will be Canadian Jewish Heritage Month across the country. The bill proclaiming the annual event passed third and final reading in the House of Commons on March 28. The vote was unanimous

Lawsuit Accuses Humboldt County Judge of Drunkenly Attacking an Attorney, Throwing Him Off a Boat, and Says County Employees Tried to Cover It Up -…

| March 31, 2020

In an incendiary lawsuit filed earlier this month, an attorney with the countys Public Defenders Office accuses Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Gregory J. Elvine-Kreis of verbally and physically assaulting him during a Memorial Day celebration at Shasta Lake last year.

Coronavirus in New Jersey: What concerts, festivals and shows have been rescheduled, canceled. (3/31/20) – NJ.com

| March 31, 2020

While venues remain closed throughout the state, theres one venue -- the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities in Cape May -- thats never going to open again.

Fear, Avoidance, Being Told To Go Back To Their Country: What It’s Like To Be Asian In Colorado In The Time Of Coronavirus – Colorado Public Radio

| March 31, 2020

Chen Ng of Centennial was walking his dog near the Southlands mall in metro Denver a few weekends ago when he said he had a scary run-in with a stranger.

Reports of COVID-19 related anti-Asian harassment, assaults on upswing in Denver metro area – The Denver Channel

| March 31, 2020

DENVER -- Name calling and assaults.

North Shore Native Who Moved Braves To Atlanta Dies At 91 – Patch.com

| March 31, 2020

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Saudi textbooks revised, but still incite hate – Long War Journal

| March 31, 2020

Saudi Arabias King Salman has been in power now for justover half a decade. He and his son CrownPrince Mohammed have been credited with carrying out a comprehensive reformagenda to modernize the kingdoms economy and liberalize its society.

I thought the coronavirus would make my congregants feel far away. In fact, I’m seeing them more closely than ever. – JTA News

| March 31, 2020

(JTA) If you glanced at my work calendar, you might not know that the world is turned inside out. As a cantor and rabbi at a Los Angeles synagogue, I am continuing to lead services and counsel congregants. But like so many others, all of my meetings have been commuted to digital platforms.

The Uniqueness of Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry is Important …

| March 31, 2020

By Bethann Hromatka, Ph.D. Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry is under the umbrella of European ancestry, but its clear from numerous studies that people of Ashkenazi ancestry are distinct from the European population at large

Knesset to approve Shin Bet surveillance of coronavirus infected citizens – The Jerusalem Post

| March 31, 2020

The Knesset Intelligence Subcommittee at press time on Monday was moving toward approving the Shin Bets surveillance of coronavirus infected citizens. Even as they approved most of the surveillance program, Chairman Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) and MK Eli Avidar (Yisrael Beytenu) pushed hard to inject limits and continuous oversight on the Israel Security Agencys use of technological surveillance. In multiple instances where the government might have wanted broader and vague language regarding the surveillance program, the committee members insisted on a more explicit list of what the agency could and could not do with the new surveillance powers


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