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Mike Pence Closes Out Night 3 of the G.O.P. Convention, Making the Case for Trump – The New York Times

| August 31, 2020

Heres what you need to know: Republicans have intensified their unrest-focused message, with Kenosha as a backdrop. Richard Grenell, a former diplomat and intelligence official, revives an unsubstantiated wiretap claim

Adin Steinsaltz: Rabbi who brought the Talmud within reach of millions – The Independent

| August 31, 2020

Adin Steinsaltz was an Israeli rabbi who devoted nearly a half-century to translating the Talmud for modern readers, an epic undertaking that unlocked for millions of people a foundational but often impenetrable Jewish text. He died on 7 August in Jerusalem. He was 83.

Hebrew Manuscripts: Journeys of the Written Word – Apollo Magazine

| August 31, 2020

Among the 40 manuscripts in this display are works spanning the regions of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and China, covering subjects as diverse as science, religion, law, magic and philosophy. They includeone of the first Jewish scientific works written in the Hebrew language,one of the few surviving copies of the Babylonian Talmud, and the First Gaster Bible, which dates to the 10th century.Together, these rarely seen and beautifully illustrated manuscripts shine a light on the exchange of knowledge between Jewish communities across the world, from the Middle Ages to modernity.

In the Mind of Erich Fromm – LA Progressive

| August 31, 2020

The German socialist thinker Erich Fromm is an unjustly neglected figure, certainly when compared with his erstwhile Frankfurt School colleagues, such as Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. Fromms analysis of authoritarian culture offers what is in many ways a more grounded alternative to the influential theories of Horkheimer and Adorno, and reveals a distinctly more optimistic and hopeful engagement with the question of radical social change. Scholarship on the Frankfurt School and critical theory has minimized Fromms contribution, continuing a trend that Max Horkheimer himself inaugurated after Fromms departure from the Frankfurt Institute in 1939.

Opinion: Why can’t we learn to disagree without being disagreeable? – Spartanburg Herald Journal

| August 31, 2020

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Asking the Clergy: Teaching religious education at home – Newsday

| August 31, 2020

Religious education doesnt have to be put on hold as pandemic protocols continue into autumn school days. This weeks clergy discuss online resources parents can use to tutor kids in their faith, including workbooks, catechisms and colorful cartoon videos

Capsule Selichot at the Kotel in the Age of Corona – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| August 31, 2020

The Sephardim have begun this week to recite the Selichot penitential poems and prayers, including at the Kotel. In keeping with the Health Ministrys pandemic regulations, service is conducted in separate capsules to limit the number of participants and allow them to maintain social distancing.

How to find the right rabbi J-Wire – J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service

| August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020 by Rabbi Raymond Apple Read on for article Ask the rabbi.

A year without a synagogue? J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| August 31, 2020

In 2004, a controversial mockumentary-style film was released. A Day Without a Mexican, directed by Sergio Arau, offered its take on immigration issues facing the United States by imagining California without its crucial Latinx workforce. Crops are left unharvested, restaurants are left unstaffed and households are left unmanaged

The rising Islamic terrorist threat in Austria strikes a synagogue – JNS.org

| August 31, 2020

(August 31, 2020 / JNS) On a summer Sabbath day, Elie Rosen, president of the Jewish Community of Graz, spotted a suspicious man hanging around the synagogue. The synagogue had recently been vandalized and the man had a backpack full of rocks that he was about to start throwing at it.


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