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Virtual Shavuot events around the Bay J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| May 27, 2020

Shavuot is traditionally a time of year when Jews celebrate the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people by studying Torah all night long and eating lots of dairy foods, especially cheesecake.

Sassouni implores public to vote for experienced candidate ahead of Board of Education election – Great Neck News – The Island Now

| May 27, 2020

Rebecca Sassouni, who is running to retain her seat on the Great Neck Board of Education, said voting for someone with experience serving the public is paramount. Sassouni, a lawyer and Great Neck resident, spoke on the challenges Great Neck and Nassau County residents have faced in the past three years during her first term and said voting for someone who has district residents best interest at heart is of high importance. She is running against John Jahng

US should never, ever condition aid to Israel, senator says – The Jerusalem Post

| May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON Sen. Jacky Rosen of Nevada said the US should never condition assistance for Israel even if Israel would move forward with a plan to annex parts of the West Bank. The senator spoke during a Tuesday webinar organized by the Jewish Democratic Council of America in honor of the Jewish American Heritage Month.The webinar addressed a wide range of topics, including antisemitism and the Never Again Education Act she sponsored.Ensuring that Israel remains safe and secure [and] its democracy is safe and secure, it is paramount importance to all of us, she said when asked about the possible outcome of annexation.

Historic Presidential Collection by NYC Artist Morris Katz Reintroduced in Honor of Jewish Heritage Month – EconomyWatch.com

| May 27, 2020

Reintroducing Albert Einstein of ArtNEW YORK-May 26, 2020- (Newswire.com) The month of May has been officially designated by presidents of both parties as Jewish Heritage Month, a tribute to the contributions that Jewish immigrants and their descendants have made to this nation. In honor of this occasion, the Wall Street-based Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce has reintroduced the legendary Presidential Collection portraits of US presidents to the general public. The full private collection is now available online for the first time in history, so that it can be viewed and appreciated by Americans far and wide under Coronavirus lockdownat (www.MorrisKatz.org).

As EU’s Borrell speaks with FM Ashkenazi, no mention of annexation – The Times of Israel

| May 27, 2020

Judge to hand down fateful ruling on whether Malka Leifer fit to face justice The Jerusalem District Court is slated to hand down a fateful decision in the six-year trial of Malka Leifer, who is wanted in Australia on 74 counts of child sex abuse.

Mixed messages on West Bank sovereignty leaves diplomats flailing – The Jerusalem Post

| May 27, 2020

With no official government policy on the potential extension sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, diplomats have been left without the tools to stand up for Israel amid growing international criticism.Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz inadvertently highlighted the challenging situation in his remarks at a Blue and White faction meeting on Wednesday.These days, there are significant diplomatic opportunities on the agenda that can improve and even change the face of the entire region, including, of course the peace plan proposed by the US government, Gantz said.Gantz added that, in the coming weeks, he and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi will review professional assessments on the matter, to bring the best results that will protect Israeli security and our national and international interests.We will act wisely and responsibly. That is the only way we can bring historic achievements that will strengthen Israels security for generations, he stated.But while Gantz and Ashkenazi take their time, international pushback against annexation from across the world from Beijing to Brussels has not waited for them to make a decision, and the matter is on the international political agenda.In some cases, like in the Czech Republic, its even on the domestic political agenda.

KIM ASHKENAZI -INTERVIEW FROM THE ARCHIVES – Dirt Action

| May 27, 2020

You came up racing against some guys who became well known racers. Who were your biggest rivals as a junior?It has to be Goey (Anthony Gobert), but in saying that there were many other guys I dont want to disrespect who didnt necessarily go onto seniors. Guys like Josh Donald, Jason Andrews, Cameron Taylor, Paul Grant and Craig Andrews.

Israeli Lab: Drugs For Gaucher Disease May Work Against Coronavirus, Other Viral Infections | Health News – NoCamels – Israeli Innovation News

| May 27, 2020

Israeli scientists at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) have found that a combination of two existing antiviral drugs for Gauchers disease appears to inhibit the growth of SARS CoV-2, the virus that leads to COVID-19 and may work against other virus infections, including a common flu strain. The IIBR is a governmental research center specializing in biology, chemistry and environmental sciences that falls under the jurisdiction of the Prime Ministers Office. During the pandemic, announcements have been issued by the Defense Ministry.

But Who’s Counting? A Debate Over Jews of Color Goes Viral – Jewish Week

| May 27, 2020

I dont know if you followed the debate last week about and among Jews of color, but hoo boy. What started out as a dry bit of academic demography turned into an explosive debate over Jewish identity and exclusion.

Opinion | Gavri’s Bar Mitzvah in the time of COVID-19 – Jewish Exponent

| May 27, 2020

photovs / iStock via Getty Images Plus By Saul AxelRod The COVID-19 virus has resulted in mortal hardships for countless people throughout the world. Not tragic, but also difficult, has been the delay or elimination of milestone celebrations, such as weddings, graduations and award ceremonies.


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