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Ed Asner, Proudly Jewish Actor Who Won Emmys as the Gruff Lou Grant and Delighted in Pixar’s ‘Up,’ Dies at 91 Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| September 2, 2021

(JTA) Ed Asner, the Emmy award-winning Jewish actor who trademarked a gruff, flawed, and loving persona as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and co-starred in the Pixar fan favorite animated movie Up, has died at 91. We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully, the family said Sunday on Asners Twitter account. Words cannot express the sadness we feel.

Jewish community members react to Nazi salute at Birmingham school board meeting – The Oakland Press

| September 2, 2021

Suzanne Busdiecker arrived at her first ever Birmingham school board meeting two weeks ago to thank members for issuing a district-wide mask mandate. But once she arrived and saw that separate rooms existed, for those wearing masks and those who were not, she realized the atmosphere was not what she expected. As the meeting started going on, the environment was not conducive to speaking for masks or saying Thank you, she said

18 Jewish Celebrities You Might Not Know Are Members Of The Tribe – Women’s Health

| September 2, 2021

Christine Giordano Just like everyone else in the world, celebrities come from a breadth of different backgrounds. And while you might think you're privy to the in's and out's of their very public lives, there's still a lot you probably don't knowincluding their faiths and the way religion may (or may not) impact them. Some celebrities readily share what it was like growing up with certain religious or cultural influences, while others tend to be more private about those details (and understandably so!).

Iran’s New Government Appoints Two Suspected in 1994 Buenos Aires Bombing – Jewish Exponent

| September 2, 2021

Irans new government includes two men who have been implicated in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. On Wednesday, the parliament approved Ahmad Vahidi as interior minister and Mohsen Rezai as vice president of economic affairs among the 19 nominations by President Ebrahim Raisi. In its investigation of the bombing, which also injured 300, Argentina has said Vahidi and Rezai played key roles

Amsterdams Mayor Announces Talks With Jewish Heirs on Kandinsky Claim – The New York Times

| September 2, 2021

The mayor of Amsterdam announced on Thursday that she had begun discussions to turn over a painting by the Russian abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky to the heirs of a Jewish couple who had owned the work before the Nazi takeover of the Netherlands. The work, Painting With Houses, was acquired during an auction in 1940 by David Rell, director of the Stedelijk Museum, which is responsible for the City of Amsterdams present-day art collection of about 95,000 works. Though it is unclear who decided to sell the painting, the auction took place just months after the Nazi invasion and the Stedelijk has acknowledged it is possible that this had been an involuntary sale.

Teahouse ‘kicked out Jewish family after refusing to remove non-kosher chicken from plates’ – Metro.co.uk

| September 2, 2021

The Fourteas has denied kicking the family out (Picture: Google Maps/Getty Images) A 1940s-themed teahouse has been accused of booting out a Jewish family after they asked for non-kosher chicken sandwiches to be left off their high tea plate. Jonathan and Shayna Evans visited the Fourteas, in Stratford-upon-Avon, over the bank holiday weekend with their two-year-old daughter on their way back from a trip to Wales.

Reckoning with racism on the High Holidays a poem – Forward

| September 2, 2021

Last years High Holidays followed a summer filled with racial justice protests, as many Jewish communities reckoned with their treatment of Jews of color and broader history on issues of race. Amidst this tumult, Aaron Levy Samuels, a co-founder of the media company Blavity, began to write a new poem, titled Forgiveness. The poem ties the atonement rituals of Yom Kippur to the fight for racial justice, exploring along the way the emotional space Jews occupy during that holiday.

Meet the longtime Jewish activist behind this weekends US voting rights marches – The Times of Israel

| September 2, 2021

JTA Vanessa Wrubles progressive activism burst into public consciousness in late 2018 when she withdrew from the Womens March, the progressive organization founded in the wake of Donald Trumps election, citing antisemitism she said she experienced within the groups leadership. Since then, Wruble, who is Jewish, has continued to organize progressives through a separate group, March On. This weekend, March On will draw people concerned about Republican-led efforts to limit voting access to rallies in Washington, DC, Atlanta and dozens of other communities across the country, as well as online

Irans government appoints 2 suspected 1994 bombing Buenos Aires Jewish – The Jerusalem Post

| September 2, 2021

(JTA) Irans new government includes two men who have been implicated in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. On Wednesday, the parliament approved Ahmad Vahidi as interior minister and Mohsen Rezai as vice president of economic affairs among the 19 nominations by President Ebrahim Raisi. In its investigation of the bombing, which also injured 300, Argentina has said Vahidi and Rezai played key roles.

This youngster from Kochi who teaches Hebrew wishes to open his own language learning academy. Read to find more – EdexLive

| September 2, 2021

It is not always that you come across a person who knows 12 languages. But then again,Thapan Santhoshis not your everyday person either


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