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Conversations with Jewish Texts Offered by B’nai Shalom’s Culture and Learning Center this October – TAPinto.net

| October 7, 2020

If you are someone who wants to take part in intriguing conversations about how Jewish texts are relevant in our daily lives, then you should check out Torah talk classes being offered by the Culture and Learning Center at Bnai Shalom in West Orange, NJ. All classes are free (except as noted below) and are open to the community.

Welcome to the Future, Third Time Around | Lander College of Arts & Sciences – Touro College News

| October 7, 2020

Despite a raging pandemic, colleges and universities took advantage of mature technologies to transition online, preserving the safety of students and faculty while maintaining true to our educational goals. Understandably, many participants in this bold enterprise lamented what was lost, even temporarily, myself included.

NYC schools in COVID-19 hot spots will close starting Tuesday: Gov. Cuomo – New York Post

| October 7, 2020

Schools in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks will again be closed for in-person classes starting Tuesday though businesses will remain open for now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday

Jewish Community Mourns the Passing of Rabbi RBO Bat-Or – Jewish Journal

| October 7, 2020

Local Los Angeles Rabbi RBO Bat-Or, passed away on Oct.

How a Palestinian refugee is enjoying new freedoms as a Spaniard after unearthing Jewish heritage – The National

| October 7, 2020

She is a student in Britain born in Dubai to a Palestinian father and a Lebanese mother. But it is her secret Jewish heritage that has made her eligible for a Spanish passport and opened up a world of possibilities. Dubai resident Heba Nabil Iskandarani, 26, was classed as stateless and had a Lebanese travel document that defined her as a Palestinian refugee, but after searching familys ancestral tree a new branch has emerged.

China’s War on Uighur Culture – The Atlantic

| October 7, 2020

How do you protect a culture that is being wiped out? For Uighurs, this is more than just a hypothetical

Humans Are All More Closely Related Than We Commonly Think – Scientific American

| October 7, 2020

The late esteemed English actor Christopher Lee traced his ancestry directly to Charlemagne. In 2010 Lee released a symphonic metal album paying homage to the first Holy Roman emperorbut his enthusiasm may have been a tad excessive.

Why the High Holidays Were Great – jewishboston.com

| October 7, 2020

It wasnt surprising to hearso much despair leading up to the High Holidaysgiven the state of the world.

Introducing Fahrenheit 411, your guide to the disinformation plaguing the 2020 campaign – Forward

| October 7, 2020

Welcome to FAHRENHEIT 411, a special newsletter on disinformation and conspiracy theories ahead of the 2020 presidential election. It is produced in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think tank that studies extremism, and written by Molly Boigon, an investigative reporter at The Forward. A Wikipedia articleabout genetic studies on Jews was among the most shared links in antisemitic online spaces at the end of September, used to spread disinformation about Jews role in the slave trade, Islamophobic tropes and other conspiracy theories, according to ISD

What Black History Month should be teaching our children – The Conservative Woman

| October 7, 2020

THIS is Black History Month. The initiative started in the United States at Kent State University, Ohio, in 1970. It reached the UK in 1987 when it was first observed in London


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