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Death Is Nothing to Celebrate – The Atlantic

| February 23, 2021

The impulse to celebrate the death of ones enemies is very human. When the wicked perish there are shouts of joy, the Book of Proverbs says

Leadership Lessons from Shushan | Charles E. Savenor | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| February 23, 2021

Every generation has a responsibility to plan for the future, especially during precarious and chaotic times. Looking for leadership lessons in Achashveroshs slaphappy Shushan may seem misguided at best, but wisdom about mentoring can be found in his royal court. Luck and chance may be perceived as playing a role in the outcome of this biblical satire, but the future then and now is secured by intentional planning and faith in others

Mid-15th century Esther scroll from Spanish Empire finds a home in Israel – The Jerusalem Post

| February 23, 2021

A mid-15th century Iberian megillah of Esther - also referred to as the Esther scrolls - has been gifted to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.The Iberian Esther scroll is one of the oldest surviving renditions of the biblical tale of Esther taking up her noble destiny to save the Jewish people from the evil Haman.Experts determined that the mid-15th century scroll was written by a Jewish record-keeper around 1465, prior to the expulsion of Jewish populations from Spain and Portugal at the end of the century.A mid-15th century Sephardic Esther scroll which was gifted to the National Library of Israel. (National Library of Israel)It was the only complete 15th century megillah currently being held in private hands prior to the donation.

In time for Purim, megillah dating from 1460s donated to Israel national library – Jewish News

| February 23, 2021

A megillah dating from around 1465 has been gifted to the National Library of Israel and made available to view online, just in time for the festival of Purim.

Chicago to determine the fate of Polish-Jewish monument in racial reckoning – Forward

| February 23, 2021

Image by elesi/Shutterstock.com The The Morris-George Washington-Haym Salomon Monument in Heald Square, Chicago A public monument featuring Revolutionary War financier Haym Saloman, a Polish-Jewish American businessman, may be removed from where it stands in Chicagos Heald Square.

One of the world’s oldest complete megillahs gifted to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem – J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service

| February 23, 2021

Browse > Home / News / One of the worlds oldest complete megillahs gifted to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem February 23, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article One of the worlds oldest known Esther scrolls (also known as a megillah) has recently been gifted to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, home to the worlds largest collection of textual Judaica.

Ten empowering books to read in celebration of Black History Month | OUPblog – OUPblog

| February 23, 2021

Anna J. Cooper once said: the cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a classit is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity. In observance of Black History Month, we are celebratingour prize-winning authors and empowering scholarship spanning a variety of topics across African American history, the civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter, the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, and more

George Floyd-themed dance proposal sign sparks investigation, outrage – KABC-TV

| February 23, 2021

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A Las Vegas school district is investigating a student's use of a racially charged drawing for a school dance invitation. A student was photographed holding a sign and smiling in what appears to be a high school sports field.

The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories | NPR – Houston Public Media

| February 23, 2021

Insurrection Database Photos // Department of Justice/NPR Editor's note: This story was first published on Feb. 9, 2021.

Sacha Baron Cohen: I created characters with the aim of infiltrating Trumps circle – The Irish Times

| February 23, 2021

Stopping Trump, reforming Facebook and risking his life to make a Borat sequel.


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