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An inside look at the Library of Congress’s Hebrew treasures – Jewish Insider

| November 12, 2021

Prior to March 2020, anyone could walk into the Library of Congress and take a tour of its magnificent Jefferson Building, the institutions ornate main building located across from the U.S. Capitol and next to the Supreme Court

Daily Kickoff: Inside the Library of Congress’s Hebrew collection – Jewish Insider

| November 12, 2021

Diplomatic Delays:With just 9% of his ambassadorial nominees confirmed by the Senate, President Joe Bidenlags behindformer Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, who had 77% and 70% of their nominees, respectively, confirmed at this point in their presidencies, due to procedural hurdles put in place by Republican senators over unrelated foreign policy issues. Interparty Party:GOP billionaire Ken Langoneintendsto hold a fundraiser for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) after saying it took guts and courage to block portions of the Biden administrations agenda

For African Hebrew Israelites, threats of deportation are dehumanizing and dj vu – Forward

| November 12, 2021

Last April, Israels Interior Ministry sent letters threatening 51 members of our community including those for whom Israel is the only home theyve ever known with deportation within 60 days. Since then, an administrative appeals court has issued a temporary stay, but the threat remains. With it comes an overwhelming sense of dj vu.

How a 55-Year-Old California Teacher Became a Bollywood Actor – The New York Times

| November 12, 2021

Its Never Too Late is a series that tells the stories of people who decide to pursue their dreams on their own terms. By most accounts, Richard Klein had a pretty good life: a solid job as a teacher at a Hebrew day school in Oakland, Calif.; friends that were like family, and a passion for singing and dancing that ruled his nights and weekends.

NYPD gives all clear after bomb threat led to NYU evacuations – WPIX 11 New York

| November 12, 2021

File photo of an NYPD police cruiser (PIX11 News) MANHATTAN New York University students were evacuated from three locations after a Thursday night bomb threat. The school received bomb threats the Stern School of Business, Center for Neural Science, and Hebrew Union College, which is an independent institution. The NYPD first received a call about the bomb threat just before 6:30 p.m

Why Lili Hayes is the angriest Jewish mom on the Internet – St. Louis Jewish Light

| November 12, 2021

Just like me, Kevin Hayes used to find hisIsraeli motherembarrassing in his youth her loudness, heavy accent, and unapologetic, larger-than-life personality were all a bitmuch.When I was younger, I was mad embarrassed, cause she was always loud and speaking 100 languages, he once told his followers in an Instagram Q&A. But unlike me, Hayes has made his 74-year-old mother, Lili Hayes, a viral internet sensation by embracing exactly the qualities that make her so out-of-this-world. And for the past few years, she has been, hands down, no contest, my favorite person on the internet

Antidote to Advent: Hanukkah – Time and Tradition – Murfreesboro Voice

| November 12, 2021

Time Hanukkah isthe eight-day festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Syrian Empire. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means dedication. Hanukkah is also known as The Feast of Dedication and The Festival of Lights! The timing of Hanukkah is different every year due to the dates of the25th day of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar.

Prices of burgers, hot dogs expected to rise as ‘extraordinary’ inflation hits grocery stores – New York Post

| November 12, 2021

The price of some of Americas favorite foods, including burgers and hot dogs, are set to soar as annual inflation hit a 30-year high in October, the feds announced Wednesday. Major US food companies, including Tyson Foods,ConagraandKraft Heinz, are reportedly preparing to hike prices on some of their meat products to offset higher supplier costs, according to supplier letters to wholesale customers that were obtained by CNN

How Lachish fell: Study reconstructs Assyrian onslaught almost 3,000 years ago – The Times of Israel

| November 12, 2021

Israeli and American archaeologists say they have managed to reconstruct how the Assyrian army may have built a massive ramp to breach the Judean city of Lachish in 701 BCE, deepening their understanding of the Iron Age powers military prowess as it conquered almost the entire Kingdom of Judah. Using a wide variety of sources and data, the study concluded that the Assyrians, led by King Sennacherib, likely collected three million stones from a quarry near the hilltop city overlooking the Judean plain. In an exceptionally orderly process, the army constructed a huge siege ramp that allowed battering rams to be transported up to the citys defenses, breaching the walls and resulting in the citys complete destruction.

This Israeli startup claims superiority over Google in the predictive text game – Geektime

| November 12, 2021

Back in 2018, Google introduced Smart Compose into our lives. The word completion and typo fixer feature quickly became a must have when writing emails -- especially for people whose English is not their mother tongue. Sounds great, right


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