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JUF News | Less-than-perfect? Perfectly fine: The lesson of the three-walled sukkah – Jewish United Fund

| October 8, 2020

Every year, my synagogue builds a magnificent sukkah, four walls of wood, greenery galore for its roof, and enough space to seat 150 people or more.

Simhat Torah in the corona age – The Jerusalem Post

| October 8, 2020

Simhat Torah is one of the most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar, but it is also an anomaly.

Dont Forsake Family Traditions – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| October 8, 2020

Photo Credit: Jewish Press Hear my child the discipline of your father, and do not forsake the instruction of your mother (Mishlei 1:8). Our sages teach us that teachings of your mother refer to emunah and bitachon in Hashem. Fortunate are his sons after him (ibid

Jewish tradition supports expanding the Supreme Court – Forward

| October 8, 2020

The Torah demands of us: Justice, Justice, you shall pursue (Deuteronomy 16:20). We are not told to sit back and wait for justice to come to us. In fact, midrash in Sifrei Devarim explains that this biblical verse means that we should strive to achieve justice specifically through the finest of courts.

Shmini Azeret and Simchat Torah – The Jewish Voice

| October 8, 2020

By: Rabbi Shraga Simmons Imagine you throw a huge party and invite everyone you know. But this is no regular party: Its one solid week of food, music and fun. Eventually things wind down and people begin to leave

My shul did everything right and the government still shut us down. Theyre right. – Forward

| October 8, 2020

Weve done everything right.

A Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism? Get Real – The Times of Israel

| October 8, 2020

Creating a global inter-parliamentary task force to combat digital antisemitism a few weeks before a presidential election isnt credible, and thats putting it mildly.

Shifting perceptions of the Holocaust in the Arab world – The Jerusalem Post

| October 8, 2020

Ordinarily, there is nothing sensational about the words never again inscribed in the visitors book at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.Dozens, if not hundreds and thousands of visitors, have used that slogan in guest books to sum up their feelings after visiting the Berlin Holocaust Memorial or Yad Vashem or numerous other Holocaust memorials around the world.Never again shall that fate befall the Jewish people.

Many young people still lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust – The Conversation UK

| October 8, 2020

A significant number of young adults in the US cannot name a single concentration camp or ghetto, believe that Jews caused the Holocaust and that two million or fewer Jews were killed.

Roth in the age of Trump – The Jewish Standard

| October 8, 2020

When Peter Sagal recently reread Philip Roths 2005 novel The Plot Against America, he was struck at how prescient Roth was in describing this creeping and expanding sense of dread and disbelief that for him characterizes these years of Donald Trump.


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