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The moral imperative behind the Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest – Yale Climate Connections

| May 20, 2021

Earlier this year, more than 5,000 people gathered online for the first Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest, a five-day festival designed to connect Jewish values with climate action. Lisa Colton produced the festival. She says that for many Jews, climate change has become a moral issue

Non-Jewish man assaulted in Munich and called a ‘Jewish pig’ – Cleveland Jewish News

| May 20, 2021

(JTA) A 44-year-old Munich man has been arrested in the assault of a man he called a Jewish pig but in fact was not Jewish. Also in Germany, Nazi symbols and antisemitic rhetoric were spray-painted on a Jewish cemetery near Frankfurt.

The Wawa Foundation Selects Jewish Family Service to Receive $15000 Grant – InsiderNJ

| May 20, 2021

The Wawa Foundation Selects Jewish Family Service to Receive $15,000 Grant Margate, NJ (May 19, 2021) The Wawa Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to JewishFamily Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS). The funds ensure JFS can continue tokeep its pantry shelves well-stocked to accommodate the influx of food requests fromindividuals and families in our region. The Wawa Foundation continues to be a wonderful JFS partner through their charitablegiving which ultimately helps build stronger communities.

Lod counts its losses: Torched synagogues and coexistence in this Jewish-Arab city – Haaretz

| May 20, 2021

The scars left by the firebombs and stones are still evident around the houses of worship in Lod. Days after the unprecedented destruction, looting and violence that took place in this mixed Jewish-Arab town, the damage to the symbols of religion is visible to the eye and seared in the memories of residents. The images of people rescuing Torah scrolls have become a symbol of one of the most difficult weeks in the history of this central Israeli city, one of several mixed towns that erupted in violence last week, amidmilitary hostilities between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

No, ‘Minions’ weren’t inspired by Jewish children who endured the Holocaust – PolitiFact

| May 20, 2021

A black-and-white image of people wearing what look like helmets with a single eye hole is spreading on social media alongside a horrifying claim. "The minions from Despicable Me are based off of these Jewish children tortured by Nazis during the Holocaust," the post says.

Rise in antisemitic incidents in South Florida prompts Jewish groups to spend thousands on security – WPTV.com

| May 20, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Harassment, vandalism, assault and even Zoom meetings have been disrupted by graphic and racist messages.

Charles Grodin and the Jewish question – Religion News Service

| May 20, 2021

Charles Grodin, one of cinemas most accomplished comic actors, has died at the age of 86. For me, the quintessential Charles Grodin performance was his role of Lenny Cantrow, the newly-married bridegroom, in the 1972 original film version of The Heartbreak Kid, with Jeannie Berlin, Cybill Shepherd, and the late Eddie Albert. The movie is the story of a Jewish couple on their honeymoon in Miami Beach

Fact Check-Video of people tearing clothes in Jerusalem shows a Jewish custom and is not linked to the 2021 Hamas-Israel conflict – Reuters

| May 20, 2021

Footage showing three people wearing torn shirts has been falsely linked to the ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas, and is falsely said to show Israelis who later pretended they were attacked by Palestinians. However, the video is several years old and shows people conducting a traditional Jewish custom known as tearing kriah. The video has been viewed by thousands of social media users and begins with a man tearing the shirt of a woman, before tearing his own.

Members of Jewish synagogue come together after act of vandalism – KVOA Tucson News

| May 20, 2021

TUCSON (KVOA) - An act of vandalism overnight at an eastside synagogue had members believing it was an act of hatred. With the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the middle east, this Jewish community believes others see it as an invitation to attack them. A large rock was thrown through the front door of Chaverim Synagogue Tuesday night.

There are more American Jews and they’re staying Jewish – thejewishchronicle.net

| May 20, 2021

The Pew Research Center last week released a report of its survey, Jewish Americans in 2020. The new study of the size and character of U.S. Jewry coincidentally appeared just as Jews around the world prepared to celebrate Shabbat Bamidbar when we read the Book of Numbers description of the census of the Israelites in the desert.


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