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A Sephardic perspective on the Portuguese Nationality Law – The Times of Israel

| July 5, 2020

An Open Letter to the members of the Portuguese National Assembly I am a Sephardic Jew. Portugal owes me nothing. Yet the Nationality Law as irrational as it is offers a chance of survival for Portuguese-Jewish culture which is on the verge of extinction

The attack on Althea Bernstein is an attack on all people – Religion News Service

| July 5, 2020

(RNS) Let us say their names out loud. Who? Althea Bernstein is a biracial Jewish woman in Madison, Wisconsin.

Could this Mediterranean takeout brand named for an Arabic Israeli TV show be the restaurant of the future? – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 5, 2020

(JTA) As a child in Israel, Amir Nathan dined at Sami VeSusu, an innovative restaurant in Beersheba named after a popular childrens television show from the 1960s and 70s.

Annexation, Apartheid, and Me – The Atlantic

| July 5, 2020

Yair Lapid: Israels choice, between shame and pride Israel today feels like a pressure cooker with no release valve on top. There are so many points of tension: the secular and the religious; Israelis and Palestinians; settlers and those who oppose the occupation; Sephardic Jews from the Arab world and Ashkenazi Jews from Europe; and Israeli Arabs and Zioniststhe list is endless. Yet in over 50 years of mayhem I have never seriously questioned my decision to live here

Four Jewish facts for the 4th of July – Forward

| July 5, 2020

This Saturday, American Jews will light candles for havdalah and of fireworks for the Fourth of July. Most American Jews trace their roots to immigration booms in the late 19th or early 20th century.

Uman mayor speaks against this year’s Hasidic pilgrimage over COVID-19 concerns – UNIAN

| July 5, 2020

Pilgrims could spark a coronavirus outbreak in town, mayor says. mvs.gov.ua The mayor of Uman, a Ukrainian town where Hasidic Jews flock every year to visit the tomb of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, has spoken against this year's pilgrimage set to be held in September amid the uncertainty over the coronavirus spread developments.

Unorthodox Star Shira Haas Talks Shaving Her Head and Emmy Buzz – Teen Vogue

| July 5, 2020

The following story contains slight spoilers for Unorthodox Season 1. There are several scenes in Netflixs Unorthodox that will leave you speechlessand even more scenes that will leave you moved by Shira Haas powerhouse performance as Esther Esty Shapiro. Shira has captivated audiences with her portrayal of Esty, a young Jewish woman born and raised in the Satmar Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn who flees her arranged marriage to find freedom in Berlin, Germany

EDITORIAL: Were all for diversity, but what does it mean? – Times Herald-Record

| July 5, 2020

Times Herald-Record If you want to inspire change, you need to know where you are, where you want to be and how you want to get there. You also need to define you.

We are all a bunch of weirdos Q-&-A with Doug Gertner, the grateful Jewish Deadhead – Forward

| July 5, 2020

Doug Gertner was a typical suburban Ohio teen, uninspired by his Reform Jewish upbringing. With some money he received for confirmation, he bought his first Grateful Dead albums. That soon led to his attending his first show on a Sunday night, June 27, 1976 in Chicagos Auditorium Theatre

Ashkenazi: No annexation moves expected today – The Times of Israel

| July 5, 2020

As new surrogacy bill fails, minister vows to fix discriminatory law by end 2020 Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn says he will work to pass a new surrogacy law that will not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, gender or sexual orientation. In February, the High Court struck down the existing law, which blocked single men and homosexual couples from being able to have children via a surrogate


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