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The United Church of Canada’s accord with B’nai B’rith prevents it from supporting justice in Palestine – Mondoweiss

| July 9, 2020

Last year, Trinity St. Paul, a downtown Toronto United Church caved to pressure from Bnai Brith to cancel an event booked by the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM). This should not have been surprising given the United Church of Canada 47-year-old cooperation agreement with Bnai Brith

Jewish Times Voted Second-Best Jewish Newspaper in the Country – Atlanta Jewish Times – Atlanta Jewish Times

| July 9, 2020

Your very own Atlanta Jewish Times was voted second-best weekly Jewish newspaper in the U.S. last week, receiving nine of the top prizes for Jewish journalism from the American Jewish Press Association.

How to beat the virus? It’s in the Talmud – Jewish News

| July 9, 2020

Right, we have a problem; 500 of us have died of the virus and thats considerably more than should have.

Why the great Talmudists valued contrary opinions – San Diego Jewish World

| July 9, 2020

By Rabbi Dr. Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California The Talmud has always been a champion of free speech

Turn to Tractate Shabbat for wisdom navigating the pandemic – Forward

| July 9, 2020

Four months ago, those of us who take part in Daf Yomi opened Tractate Shabbat to begin a 157 day journey through the longest volume of the Talmud. Daf Yomi is the practice of reading a page of Talmud everyday. The seven year cycle takes readers through 2,711 winding, nuanced and fascinating pages of ancient wisdom.

Don’t hide from the sins of St. Louis – America Magazine

| July 9, 2020

I will pour forth tears until like a river they reachUnto the tombs of your most noble princes,Moses and Aaron, on Mount Hor, and I will ask: Is thereA new Torah, that your scrolls may be burned?

Fast of the 17th of Tammuz: Times and customs – The Jerusalem Post

| July 9, 2020

Thursday marks the fast of the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, a day commemorating a number of tragedies in Jewish history and the start of a mourning period known as the Three Weeks, when many Jews traditionally follow some mourning customs. Five tragedies are said to have occurred on the 17th of Tammuz: the breaking of the tablets of the Ten Commandments by Moses, the cessation of the daily offering during the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, the burning of the Torah by Apostomos, the placing of an idol the Temple in Jerusalem and the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Romans in 69 CE after a long siege

This Friday Is Special. Here’s Why – Chabad.org

| July 9, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020, is super important. Not just because of what happened on this day (significant things happened on every day of the calendar), but because of what will happen. On that day (18 Tammuz on the Hebrew calendar), around the world, hundreds of thousands will begin anew to study Maimonides Mishneh Torah a digest that encompasses all the Torahs laws and directives as part of an annual study program that begins its 40th cycle on this date.

In Defense of King Louis IX | Thomas F. Madden – First Things

| July 9, 2020

The current iconoclastic moment in the U.S. has taken an odd turn here in the city of St

The huppah – a beloved object of Jewish art – The Jerusalem Post

| July 9, 2020

The huppah, the Jewish bridal canopy, is one of the most beloved objects of Jewish art. It is steeped in history, customs, symbolism and beauty. It is both the actual bridal canopy and the ceremony


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