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Malka Zeefe takes on the Talmud – Washington Jewish Week

| May 4, 2020

Malka Zeefe. Photo courtesy of Malka Zeefe.

Mayor de Blasio is no enemy of Orthodox Jews. But others are weaponizing the coronavirus to vilify our community. – JTA News

| May 4, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) Among the most disturbing spectacles over the months since the coronavirus was unleashed on the world have been the attacks on haredi Orthodox Jews in both Israel and the United States. Some criticisms, like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasios stern tweets on Tuesday night following a funeral held in Brooklyn, are not born of antipathy to the Orthodox community

Ariyana Love in New, Horrendous Antisemitic Rant; Agrees With Comment Calling for Extermination of Jews – Israellycool

| May 4, 2020

Raving lunatic and Jew-hater Ariyana Love has gone on yet another Facebook video rant against the Jooooooos. Even by antisemitic standards, it is nutty and horrific containing almost every antisemitic trope in the book and blaming us for the coronavirus, among other things. I have distilled the main part (but there is more here for those who can stomach to hear more of this evil nutcase).

Making Jewish traditions work for you doesn’t have to be an emergency approach. – JTA News

| May 4, 2020

CHICAGO (JTA) I thought I was going to be spending this spring promoting my new book, which articulates a distinct vision for Judaism that illustrates how people can deepen their connection to Judaism by performing selected rituals consistently and attaching a personal meaning to them. But as the coronavirus sweeps the globe, causing a paradigm shift for everyone, instead I am spending my time mastering the finer points of Zoom technology so I can teach my students online. It wasnt lost on me that this technology allowed me to make lemonade out of lemons by doing a virtual launch of Remix Judaism: Preserving Tradition in a Diverse World, enabling family and friends from across the world to participate

Your guide to everything Jewish about ‘Star Wars’ – Forward

| May 4, 2020

The temporally distant and far-flung galaxy of Star Wars is, like the Torah, a text touched by many hands over the years.

BDE: Beloved Teacher From Bnei Brak, R’ Yehosef Halevi Dachuch, Z’L, Dies Of The Coronavirus – Yeshiva World News

| May 4, 2020

R Yehosef Yosef Halevi Dachuch, a member of the Chabad community in Bnei Brak, was niftar due to the coronavirus on Wednesday. R Dachuch was born in Yemen and made aliyah to Israel with his family. As a bochur, he learned in a Chabad yeshivah in Lod and later moved to Bnei Brak

United We Stand – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| May 4, 2020

Photo Credit: Jewish Press You shall love your fellow as yourself (Vayikra 19:18). The Talmud (Yevamos 62b) relates that R Akiva had 12,000 pairs of students, all of whom died between Pesach and Shavuos because they didnt treat each other with respect.

Analysis: Annexation of Occupied Territory is a Crime – International Middle East Media Center

| May 4, 2020

By Asa Winstanley for Middle East Monitor Israel is about to annex large swathes of the occupied West Bank, making the territory formally part of the Zionist state according to Israeli law.

It’s Not Up to the Israeli Supreme Court to Decide Who Will Be the Next Prime Minister – Mosaic

| May 4, 2020

A century ago, the victors of World War I met in the Italian city of San Remo to discuss how to divide up territories that had previously belonged to the Ottoman empire. It was here that Arthur Balfours famous promise effectively became international law

Today, we’re mourning the loss of our social spaces. Tomorrow, let’s redesign them. – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| May 4, 2020

CLEVELAND (JTA) Remember when we used to go to shul, Mommy? Its Shabbat morning and my children are repeating the same weekly ritual which now seems to have replaced the practice of actually attending synagogue


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