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Jewish Groups Angered by Belgian Court’s Decision Upholding Ban on Kosher Slaughter – Algemeiner

| October 2, 2021

Jewish advocacy groups were dismayed, if not surprised, by the decision of Belgiums Constitutional Court on Thursday to uphold a ban on shechita the Jewish method of slaughtering animals for kosher consumption. The court issued a ruling affirming the legality of the Belgian ban, originally imposed in 2017, bolstered by the decision of the European Unions highest court last December to permit EU member states to ban the slaughtering of animals without pre-stunning, despite the requirements of both Jewish and Muslim religious law on this matter.

Bennett to US Jewish Leaders: ‘We Have to Redesign Our Relationship’ – Jewish Exponent

| October 2, 2021

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks to American Jewish leaders in New York City on Sept. 27.

Bay Area Jewish orgs awarded $1 million in federal security grants J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 2, 2021

The federal government has awarded seven Bay Area Jewish organizations a total of $1 million in grants to beef up security measures. Local Jewish awardees are the Chabads of the East Bay and Solano County, Temple Sinai in Oakland, Congregation Beth Israel Judea in San Francisco, Congregation Bnai Shalom in Walnut Creek, Palo Altos Kehillah Jewish High School, and the Russian-Speaking Jewish Community of San Francisco Bay Area. Each received between $131,000 and $150,000, the maximum granted

The secret Jewish history of The Sopranos St. Louis Jewish Light – St. Louis Jewish Light

| October 2, 2021

The landmark TV series The Sopranos, whose six-season run came to an end in 2007, is getting a brief resurrection with The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel that begins airing in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, Oct. 1

Why does the US Jewish community need a command center for its protection? – The Jerusalem Post

| October 2, 2021

In todays Zoomcast, we will host Michael Masters, the CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN) - the official homeland security and safety initiative of the organized Jewish community in North America. SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations. In the conversation, Masters addressed current threats to the community and noted that SCN is training communities for emergency preparedness

The AIDS crisis strained his relationship with Judaism. Now, its integral to his art and activism. – Forward

| October 2, 2021

In 1993, artist and activist Gregg Bordowitz premiered his film Fast Trip, Long Drop, a not-quite documentary that made for a biting critique of media coverage of the AIDS crisis. The film, in which Bordowitz plays a defiant talk show guest named Alter Allesman Yiddish for old everyman was shown widely at LGBTQ and Jewish film festivals.

Jewish medical ethicist and Rabbi Moshe Tendler of Monsey – The Journal News

| October 2, 2021

MONSEY Rabbi Moshe (Moses) DovidTendler, a world leader in Jewish medical ethicsand professor at Yeshiva University, has died. The Monsey resident and founding rabbi of the Community Synagogue of Monsey was 95

In Afterlives, About Looted Art, Why Are the Victims an Afterthought? – The New York Times

| October 2, 2021

Some headlines from the last few months. March: the French government agrees to return a major landscape by Gustav Klimt to the heirs of Nora Stiasny, a Jewish woman from Vienna, forced to sell it before being sent to her death in 1942. June: the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels returns a still life by Lovis Corinth to the family of Gustav and Emma Mayer, Jewish refugees from Germany whose belongings were looted in Nazi-occupied Belgium

‘The prince of kosher gospel’ is coming to Kansas City to unite Jewish and Black communities – KCUR

| October 2, 2021

Joshua Nelson gets called a lot of things.

The pursuit of perfection | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle – thejewishchronicle.net

| October 2, 2021

We Jews never really finish. In Pirkei Avot we learn that our job is not to complete the task, nor are we free to desist from doing all we can.


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