Israel can give more than aliyah to the Diaspora – opinion – The Jerusalem Post

| October 17, 2021

Last week, the first state visit of President Isaac Herzog took place in Kyiv during which he met with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and took part in commemoration ceremonies dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the tragedy in Babyn Yar.

Pangea Trust to host forum on diaspora remittances in Kenya – The Star, Kenya

| October 17, 2021

A local venture capital firm Pangea Trust is set a forum to deepen discussions on how best to unlock and explore diaspora remittances.

Government rules out talks with banned diaspora – Colombo Gazette

| October 17, 2021

By Easwaran Rutnam The Government has ruled out talks with banned Tamil diaspora groups but will instead look at engaging with others. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his recent visit to the UN that internal issues of Sri Lanka should be resolved through an internal mechanism of the country and that the Tamil Diaspora would be invited for discussions in this regard

What Covid-19 has revealed about the New Zealand diaspora – The Spinoff

| October 17, 2021

For the first time in a very long time, more New Zealanders are coming home than are leaving. Paul Spoonley looks at what else we can learn about our diaspora through our pandemic response. Christmas is coming which would normally mean a surge in arrivals from overseas.

Pioneering German Translation of the Talmud from 1935 Now Accessible Online – Jewish Exponent

| October 17, 2021

(Sefaria/Wikimedia Commons via JTA.org) By Philissa Cramer and Joe Baur When Lazarus Goldschmidt completed his translation of the Talmud into German, the world he had hoped to serve when he started 40 years earlier was in the process of being destroyed. It was 1935, two years after Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany, and Goldschmidt himself had already fled to London. Over the next decade, virtually every Jew in Germany either escaped or was murdered

How Leonard Cohen mined sacred texts for lyrics to his songs – The Guardian

| October 17, 2021

She tied you to a kitchen chair, she broke your throne and she cut your hair, and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah...

6 Hanukkah Traditions to Celebrate the Festival of Lights – PureWow

| October 17, 2021

Although it does often fall around the same time of year,Hanukkahis not just the Jewish equivalent of Christmas. This yearly celebration (Hanukkah will take place on November 28 to December 6 in 2021) is actually a commemoration of a religiously significant eventnamely, a successful revolt led by the Maccabees (i.e., the heroes of Hanukkah) against their Syrian-Greek oppressors, and the subsequent rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

Our Reward for Settling the Land | Sharona Margolin Halickman | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| October 17, 2021

In Parshat Lech Lecha (Breisheet 13:17), Avraham is told: Rise, walk (hithalech) the land through its length and breadth, for to you I will give it.

1,500-year-old winery discovered in Israel – NPR

| October 17, 2021

Avshalom Davidesko, from the Israel's Antiquities Authority, examines a jar in a massive ancient winemaking complex dating back some 1,500 years in Yavne, south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Tsafrir Abayov/AP hide caption Avshalom Davidesko, from the Israel's Antiquities Authority, examines a jar in a massive ancient winemaking complex dating back some 1,500 years in Yavne, south of Tel Aviv, Israel. Near a soccer pitch and a suburban neighborhood in central Israel, archaeologists say they discovered the world's largest known Byzantine-era winery.

Pearce’s Potshots #49: Homer & the Gospels | Dave Armstrong – Patheos

| October 17, 2021

Mythmaking Scholar Suggests the Story of Priam in the Iliad as the Model for a Fictional Joseph of Arimathea Atheist anti-theist Jonathan M. S. Pearce is the main writer on the blog,A Tippling Philosopher.HisAbout pagestates: Pearce is a philosopher, author, blogger, public speaker and teacher from Hampshire in the UK.