Jewish American Heritage Month 2020 – EMET | Endowment for …

| June 17, 2020

EMET is grateful to Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, who emphasized on our April 23rd webinar the importance of celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). In a recent poll, the ADL found that over half (54%) of Jews in America have either experienced or witnessed some form of antisemitism in the past five years. In 2006, President George W.

Dutch-Jewish WWII hero who saved hundreds of children dies at 96 – Forward

| June 17, 2020

Image by Twitter/jckamsterdam Betty Goudsmit-Oudkerk AMSTERDAM (JTA) Betty Goudsmit-Oudkerk, a Dutch-Jewish woman who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 96. Goudsmit-Oudkerk, who died Sunday, was the last living member of the small team of rescuers who smuggled Jewish children to safety over several months from a Protestant religious seminary in Amsterdam, the Dutch Het Parool daily reported.

Orthodox Jews, Catholic priests sue NY over worship restrictions – Forward

| June 17, 2020

Image by Getty Images Hasidic men and women walk through a Jewish Orthodox neighborhood in Brooklyn on April 24, 2017 in New York City. (JTA) Three Orthodox Jews from Brooklyn and two Catholic priests are suing New York Gov.

Understanding the dress codes of Orthodox Jewish women and their diverse interpretations – CNN

| June 17, 2020

Written by Hannah Tindle, CNN Based on the true story of Deborah Feldman, a Jewish woman who left the Satmar community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in search of a new life, the hit Netflix series "Unorthodox" has brought Hasidic culture -- and its female dress codes -- into mainstream focus. One of the most talked about aspects of the show is the clothing, which shapes lead character Esty's (played by Shira Haas) story from beginning to end. The show's costume designer Justine Seymour spent hours on meticulous research, including a week-long stint within the Satmar community in New York

What Hasidim can teach everyone about staying safe on the Internet – Forward

| June 17, 2020

Last year, the journalist Kevin Roose wrote about Caleb Cain, a young, white, twenty-something man who came to sympathize with the alt-right (and then abandon them) simply by watching YouTube videos.

Unorthodox author Deborah Feldman: I know I will never catch up with popular culture, but I have my own culture – iNews

| June 17, 2020

Deborah Feldman grew up in a strictly conservative religious community.

Exploring the Rebbe in the Social Realm | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com – Algemeiner

| June 17, 2020

Menachem Mendel Schneerson the Lubavitcher Rebbe at the Lag BaOmer parade in Brooklyn, New York, May 17, 1987. Photo: Mordecai Baron via Wikicommons

Deaf In the IDF | Joseph A. Grob | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| June 17, 2020

If you will it, it is no dream Theodore Herzl Deaf in the IDF? Is that even possible? I would like to tell you the story of a very brave and courageous young lady.

Kayleigh McEnany, Mike Pence, and the narcissistic apocalypse of the new evangelicals – Salon

| June 17, 2020

When Peter Manseau heard that a former student of his at Georgetown, Kayleigh McEnany, had been named the new White House press secretary, he felt compelled to write about it. His article, published earlier this month in the New Republic, is a warning in all but name, a American religious historian's observations about the underpinnings of his former student's worldview an analysis one could read as sacrificial or suicidal. Manseau taught McEnany in an undergrad memoir-writing class she was interning for President George W