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Ephraim Einhorn, longtime Taiwan rabbi with history of international intrigue, dies at 103 – Forward

| September 16, 2021

Courtesy of Zoy Chang Rabbi Ephraim Einhorn with members of the Taiwan Jewish Community group at his 99th birthday party in 2017. (JTA) Ephraim Einhorn, a rabbi and businessman who helmed Taiwans fledgling Jewish community after a career that included clandestine missions on behalf of oppressed Jews, has died. Einhorns death on Wednesday morning in Taipei, just hours before the beginning of Yom Kippur, came after an extended illness and weeks of intermittent hospitalizations

Leading rabbi connected to AIPAC calls for limiting aid to the ‘fanatical,’ violent Israel – Mondoweiss

| September 16, 2021

Here is an interesting sermon from Rosh Hashanah. Jonathan Blake, a leading Reform rabbi in New York, likens Israel to Abraham and says there is a good Israel and an Israel of dangerous fanaticism that lifts a knife against the innocent.

From Houston to New Orleans with love: – Jewish Herald-Voice

| September 16, 2021

When Category 4 Hurricane Ida recently wreaked havoc on New Orleans, power, basic supplies and patience quickly grew scarce. Having seen firsthand how hurricanes can affect a city, several Houston Jewish community members sprang into action

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 with our guide to Houston concerts, events & more – 365 Things to Do in Houston

| September 16, 2021

Dont miss a thing with our guide to 30+ Hispanic Heritage Month events taking place across Houston from Wednesday, September 15 through Saturday, October 16, 2021. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 each year, kicking off right around the date when Mexico and many other nations in Central and South America declared independence from Spain. This year, the city of Houston welcomes back annual traditions and popular fall favorites that help to make Hispanic Heritage Month a festive time of the year

September 15, 2021 – Local history you’ve never heard – CHStoday – CHStoday

| September 16, 2021

Hello Thursday. September 16 2021 Today were hearing from architectural historian Brittany V. Lavelle Tulla of BVL Historic Preservation Research who is sharing news about the lesser known history of downtown Charleston.

#PalestinianPrisoners: This is not the time to despair – Al Jazeera English

| September 16, 2021

The story of the six Palestinian political prisoners should inspire hope and action, not throw us into despair. For four days, Palestinians inside Palestine and living in exile in the diaspora were euphoric.

Yom Kippur: The Zionist Holiday You Never Knew – Algemeiner

| September 16, 2021

A better understanding of the central, unifying themes of each of the Jewish holidays and their unique, separate liturgies can be like throwing open the doors and windows of a dark and stuffy room and this is especially true when it comes to Yom Kippur, the holiday that has the most remarkably different prayer service of them all.

Zionism, My Friend, is Blowin’ in the Wind – Israel Today

| September 16, 2021

The six terrorists who escaped prison on the eve of Rosh Hashanah (September 6), were hailed by the Israeli Left as freedom fighter heroes. I say Left because those who praised the terrorists were not condemned by the Lefts representatives in the political, media and academic spheres.

Holding up a mirror to the Jewish people – where do we go from here? – The Jerusalem Post

| September 16, 2021

From their inception and through the 19th century, Jews were a nation-religion.

I preached the Dickens about antisemitism – Religion News Service

| September 16, 2021

(RNS) Forty years ago, as I prepared to ascend the bima for my first High Holy Day sermon as a rabbi, one of the elders of my congregation pulled me aside. Rabbi, he said to me, Preach the Dickens at em. I said to him: OK


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