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Al-Qaeda slams UAE, Bahrain for normalization with Israel; calls for attacks – Cleveland Jewish News

| October 14, 2020

Al-Qaedas main media wing, Al-Sahab Media Foundation, released a statement on Tuesday condemning the normalization deal between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. It also urged Muslim scholars to mobilize Muslims to overthrow what it called the toadies of the West and despotic regimes, reveals a report shared exclusively with JNS by the Middle East Media Research Institutes Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor

Arabic Twitter chatter overwhelmingly against UAE normalisation with Israel – TRT World

| October 14, 2020

Around 90 percent of Twitter discourse in Arabic was against Abu Dhabis recent treaty with Israel, but pro-Emirati news outlets cite polls showing most Arabs supporting the deal.

GUEST ROOM | Making the Jewish Case for Joe on Campus – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

| October 14, 2020

We are in a battle for the soul of this nation, former Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden proclaimed in his 2020 campaign launch video. Guided by my values as an American Jewish Cornellian, I have proudly enlisted to fight alongside Biden in this battle over the character of our country by joining forces with the grassroots organization Jews 4 Joe.

Confronting Anti-Semitism on CampusFighting the Good Fight, Together – The Jewish Voice

| October 14, 2020

By Judy Fleischer Three years ago, Ofir Dayan, an Israeli student at Columbia University, was on her way to a math class. It was her first semester at Columbia and she ran into a Jewish American friend who was leaving the building as she was entering. The two exchanged greetings and small talk in Hebrew.

Kiryas Joel community gathers at synagogue for holiday amid high COVID-19 infection rate – News 12 Westchester

| October 14, 2020

News 12 Staff Oct 09, 2020, 10:18pm EDT Updated on:Oct 09, 2020, 10:18pm EDT There are concerns about compliance in the Village of Kiryas Joel, a state-designated red zone with a COVID-19 infection rate close to 30%. Outside of Kiryas Joel's main synagogue on Garfield Road on Friday, there were cars lined along the street, a packed parking lot, white sheets covering windows, and worshipers going in and out of the building. Under the new state orders that began Friday, no mass gatherings are allowed and houses of worship are restricted to 10 people at a time.

The Struggle To Preserve Afghanistans Jewish Heritage – Gandhara

| October 14, 2020

HERAT, -- Afghanistans western province of Herat was once home to a thriving Jewish community that has now all but vanished from the region. Its monuments and properties have either fallen into disrepair or disappeared completely, and murky rules of tenure and stewardship of historical sites have left officials and residents arguing over their fate

Theres no going back What rabbis learned from the extraordinary High Holidays of 2020 – Forward

| October 14, 2020

I am not a rabbi but am I proud of my colleagues who are. Along with cantors, soloists, educators, executive directors, board donors and laypeople in hundreds of congregations and spiritual communities, they pulled off one of the most extraordinary historic pivots in synagogue life.

Is this the end of the Chief Rabbinate in Israel? – The Jerusalem Post

| October 14, 2020

Judaism has no pope. The last time Jewish religious authority was highly centralized was the Gaonate in Babylonia more than 1,000 years ago. The first siddur order of prayer was the result of questions posed by the Jews of Spain around 860 CE to Rav Amram Gaon

Germany would share Europe-only COVID vaccine with Israel, citing special relationship – Forward

| October 14, 2020

(JTA) Germany has pledged to include Israel in Europes deal for a future vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, in keeping with Germanys special relationship with Israel as a response to the Holocaust.

Its not Gal Gadots ethnicity that’s the problem – TRT World

| October 14, 2020

The casting of Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra has led to a backlash, but much of the outrage misses the point. Cleopatra, the ancient Egyptian Queen, and one of the few women remembered from the region's history will be played by Israeli actress, Gal Gadot. Arguments of cultural appropriation, stealing Arab film roles, land, and culture, have already been made on social media


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