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Europes Jewish population down 60% since 1970, as low as it was 1,000 years ago – The Times of Israel

| October 28, 2020

AMSTERDAM (JTA) Jews share of the population of Europe is as low now as it was 1,000 years ago and is declining even further, according to a landmark new demographic study. The study published Wednesday by the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research found 1.3 million people who describe themselves as Jewish in continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Russia. That figure has declined by nearly 60% since 1970, when there were 3.2 million Jews in the same area, wrote the reports authors, Daniel Staetsky and Sergio DellaPergola.

The Victims of Trumps Family Separation Policy Will Not Be Fine – Slate

| October 28, 2020

Thionville, France, 1945, and McAllen, Texas, 2019.Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by AFP via Getty Images and Office of Inspector General/Department of Homeland Security via Getty Images. They are so well taken care of.

US Holocaust Museum Reopens to Public With Reduced Visitation – The DC Post

| October 28, 2020

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is reopening to the public on Monday, October 26 with limited capacity and a number of safety measures in place against the coronavirus pandemic. To enhance safety for our visitors, you will notice changes to how you visit the Museum, such as required face coverings, free timed-entry tickets with a $1 transaction fee per person, and other safety requirements and measures, the museum said in a statement last week

World attention towards holocaust in Kashmir sought – The News International

| October 28, 2020

Islamabad : Speakers at virtual contest sought worlds intervention to stop modern day holocaust in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). They demanded the United Nations Security Council to implement its resolutions on Kashmir in true letter and spirit as the humanity is at stake in Jammu and Kashmir.

After Ottawa monument is vandalized, Ontario adopts International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s ‘working definition of anti-Semitism’ -…

| October 28, 2020

The Ontario cabinet has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliances working definition of anti-Semitism after recent vandalism at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. Government House Leader Paul Calandra said Premier Doug Fords ministers took swift and decisive action Monday to recognize the definition even before the passage of legislation currently before the house.

Amy Coney Barrett needs a Talmudic view of the Constitution J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 28, 2020

This piece was first published by the Forward and is reprinted with permission. During the course of her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court seat left open by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death, Amy Coney Barrett often was asked about her judicial philosophy, which she summed up over and over as Originalism.

Opinion | What the Talmud can teach Amy Coney Barrett about ‘Originalism’ – Forward

| October 28, 2020

During the course of her confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court seat left open by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death, Amy Coney Barrett was often asked about her judicial philosophy, which she summed up over and over as Originalism. Its a view of the law which was favored by Judge Barretts mentor, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which says that the correct interpretation of the law is the interpretation which would have been intended at the time the law was written. Originalists believe that their way of interpreting the law is the only way to protect the sacred nature of Americas founding document

A Jewish Guide to Dealing With Demons – jewishboston.com

| October 28, 2020

As we know from the Talmud (or as youre learning right now), each and every one of us has 1,000 demons to our left and 10,000 to our right (Berakhot 6a:4). Its totally normal, but it can get annoying. Demons can cause everything from weak knees to contaminated drinking water (Pesachim 112a:5), and some have even been known to attack a persons self-esteem with extremely sarcastic and hurtful comments (Pesachim 110a:5).

The Vibe of the Tribe Podcast: Monsters and Demons in Jewish Folklore – jewishboston.com

| October 28, 2020

Never miss the best stories and events! Get JewishBoston This Week. This Halloween, get spooked by monsters of Jewish lore as occult expert Peter Bebergal returns to The Vibe of the Tribe, escorting Miriam, Dan and Ashley on their ongoing quest into the Jewish supernatural world

In praise of the yeshiva and yet something crucial is missing – Forward

| October 28, 2020

I went to yeshiva for the reason I imagine many men do: because I didnt want to work. The summer after graduating college, I interned (unpaid) at a newspaper; toward the end, it was intimated that a job working for a columnist might be available. Having spent numerous afternoons listening to this person shout at their assistant, I passed.


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