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Conversion students are asking me if it’s safe to become Jewish. This is what I tell them. – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| June 3, 2021

(JTA) Rabbi Adar, is it dangerous to wear my Jewish star? In 12 years of teaching Introduction to the Jewish Experience through HaMaqom|The Place in the San Francisco Bay Area, no student ever asked me that question in those words. This year three students have asked it of me.

For Conservative Judaism, an overdue audit of sexual ethics policy J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 3, 2021

When the Conservative movement censured an upstate New York rabbi in 2019 for a problematic relationship with a woman who had received his rabbinic guidance and attended services, there was no public written record of the offense or the punishment. There was no announcement to the congregation, Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., indicating any problem with its senior rabbi, Daniel Victor, according to three current and former members of the synagogue and a former member of the board. The movements Rabbinical Assembly required that Victor have a rabbinic mentor and therapist for two years, these members said.

‘The rally at Central was an event we can be proud of’ – Australian Jewish News

| June 3, 2021

ONLY days after a ceasefire was announced in the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (JBOD), in partnership with the Zionist Federation of Australia, the Zionist Council of NSW and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) proudly held a rally in peace and solidarity with Israel.

‘Unacceptable’: Tory speaks out against rise in anti-Semitic incidents – CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News

| June 3, 2021

Toronto Mayor John Tory is speaking out against a rise in anti-Semitism in the city in the wake of increased reports of incidents targeting Jews. I want to be very clear that anti-Semitic acts are absolutely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our city, Tory said in a statement Wednesday. I have heard the valid concerns of the Jewish community and I stand with them against this hatred.

A Statement in Support of the Jewish Community – Gibson Dunn

| June 3, 2021

May 27, 2021 Gibson Dunn strongly condemns acts of violence, hatred and bigotry of any kind.

Three New Memoirs Reveal the Vertigo of Life in the Diaspora – The New York Times

| June 3, 2021

CRYING IN H MART A Memoir By Michelle Zauner 239 pp. Knopf. $26.95

Documentary Explains The Butterfly Project – San Diego Jewish World

| June 3, 2021

By Jeffery Giesener CARLSBAD, California Jan Landau started The Butterfly Project in 2006 at the San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA). Jan had been inspired by the Holocaust poem The Butterfly. After World War 11, the butterfly became a symbol of hope for survivors, that there can be renewed life, that there can be hope and transformation

From the Community | Jews call ‘antisemitism’ while new atrocities unfold in our name – The Stanford Daily

| June 3, 2021

Referring to someone as a shanda fur die Goyim literally, a shame before the goyim [non-Jews], is not to be taken lightly. Jews use the Yiddish phrase to describe other Jews that reflect poorly on the Jewish people, who reaffirm the most harmful stereotypes about us and give ammunition to those who would see us destroyed.

Meet Manfred Kirchheimer, the greatest documentary maker youve probably never have heard of – The Guardian

| June 3, 2021

Manfred Kirchheimer, the USs least-known great documentarian, may be 90 years old, but his memory is as sharp as a knife. I wasnt always a film aficionado, he recalls. Then, in 1949, I was at Manhattans City College and the students were on strike against two professors one antisemite, the other anti-black

Out of the Past: Out of the past: June 2 (6/2/21) – Southeast Missourian

| June 3, 2021

1996 The Board of Christian Education of Evangelical United Church of Christ awards its first scholarship and honors Sunday school teachers with a breakfast; receiving the scholarship is Adam Click of Jackson High School; he was in the top 10% of his graduating class and is a member of the National Honor Society.


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