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Family links built deep commitment to the United Synagogue – Jewish News

| July 11, 2020

Given the involvement of both sides of her family in their respective congregations, its not surprising that Claire Lemergrew up firmly ensconced as a child of the United Synagogue. Her father has been on the board of her home shul, Hampstead Garden Suburb, and is now, she thinks, in his 40th year of running its childrens service

Religion events in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley, July 11-18 – LA Daily News

| July 11, 2020

Most churches, synagogues and temples are still holding services and classes/lectures online due to coronavirus concerns until they have plans in place for social distancing and other requirements before they open their buildings. However, a few are taking reservations or limiting their indoor prayer services, like many Islamic centers, and other religious communities have taken services outdoors while maintaining distancing and required mask wearing.

Flora Goldenberg will show you the Jewish Paris you never knew – The Jerusalem Post

| July 11, 2020

As the world reopens post-pandemic, the question arises: Can we travel to a familiar place and still find something new? Everyone loves Paris, the city of lights.

Meet the man seeking to build a grassroots effort to secure Jewish communities – Cleveland Jewish News

| July 11, 2020

If you had told a young Evan Bernstein that he would be a leader in Jewish communal affairs, he probably would have laughed and said, There is no way.

Letters: Let the choirs sing or the whole tradition will crumble – Telegraph.co.uk

| July 11, 2020

SIR The emergency funding for the arts announced by Oliver Dowden is hugely welcome. However, the work of church and synagogue musicians across the country is still under serious threat, with some professional choirs already facing permanent disbandment.

Churches across the nation begin holding in-person services | News, Sports, Jobs – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

| July 11, 2020

The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, its been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Beware of A Wolf in Sheep’s ClothingMohamed Hadid’s Polemic on His Palestine – The Times of Israel

| July 11, 2020

Details Details Say there was a shocking Instagram post by a man whom you dont really know other than he is a tremendously rich celebrity, but the content of the post is so disturbing that its been discussed in many different news outlets. You know the one Im talking about, it showed a caricature of an IDF soldier pressing against a Palestinian mans neck while embracing an American cop whos choking a black man with his knee. That image was the impetus for learning more about the man behind the post, perhaps to understand his motivation for publishing the type of material that does nothing to promote peace and dialogue but instead, it fixates on historical revisionism that ascribes to Israel the worlds afflictions and fuels the nakba (catastrophe) narrative

Denial of the Srebrenica Genocide Must Be Exposed and Condemned – Just Security

| July 11, 2020

(Editors Note: To mark todays 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia, Just Security is publishing two articles. In addition to this piece by Menachem Z. Rosensaft on denial of the Srebrenica Genocide, Margaret deGuzman considers whether racist police brutality in the United States could be characterized as an international atrocity crime.) Imagine the international outrage if murals of Adolf Hitler were to be prominently displayed throughout Germany, or if a Berlin student dormitory were to be named after Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the systematic annihilation of six million Jews in the Holocaust.

Impunity Is the Story of Our Times – The American Prospect

| July 11, 2020

Joshua Oppenheimer is an award-winning filmmaker, best known for his Oscar-nominated films The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2014).

Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jews are acting like they have herd immunity. Could they be right? – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 11, 2020

(JTA) The front page of the June 26 issue of Der Yid, one of the most widely circulated Yiddish newspapers among New Yorks Hasidic Orthodox communities, made the point loud and clear. And so it was after the plague. Those words, lifted from a verse in the Torah and printed alongside photos of large gatherings of unmasked Hasidic men, had a clear implication: After months of funerals and fear, the modern-day pandemic had passed and the time had come to gather again.


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