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Construction unearths parts of Crimean synagogue long thought to be destroyed – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| December 24, 2021

(JTA) The renovation of a hospital in an area that Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014 yielded the discovery of parts of a 19th-century synagogue that was thought to have been completely destroyed.

The inhumanity of identity politics – Spiked

| December 24, 2021

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History of the Jews in New York City – Wikipedia

| December 24, 2021

Timeline of the Jewish community in New York City Jews in New York City comprise approximately 13 percent of the city's population, making the Jewish community the largest in the world outside of Israel. As of 2014[update], 1.1 million Jews lived in the five boroughs of New York City, and 2 million Jews lived in New York State overall.[1] Jews have immigrated to New York City since the first settlement in Dutch New Amsterdam in 1654, most notably at the end of the 19th century to the early 20th century, when the Jewish population rose from about 80,000 in 1880 to 1.5 million in 1920.

Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Expands Services to Enrich Life and Help the Bereaved Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| December 24, 2021

The diagnosis of a severe or life-threatening illness can be overwhelming. Since 1999, Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network (JHCN) has helped thousands of Detroit-area Jewish patients and their families cope with spiritual and medical needs during a vulnerable time. With the commitment that No Jew Is Alone, Jewish Hospice has provided spiritual guidance, medical coordination and, more recently, life enrichment to those with severe and terminal illnesses.

And God Remembered the Covenant – Jewish Exponent

| December 24, 2021

photovs / iStock / Getty Images Plus By Rabbi Jason Bonder Parshat Shemot This weeks Torah portion, Shemot, begins with a list of those who made their way down to Egypt from Canaan.

Cleveland Jewish News expands into Akron with acquisition of community paper – St. Louis Jewish Light

| December 24, 2021

(JTA) At a time when many local Jewish news outlets are scaling back or shuttering operations altogether, the Cleveland Jewish News is expanding its footprint for the second time in three years. CJNs publisher, the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company, announced Dec.

Hebron Strengthens Ties with Local Help – Jewish Exponent

| December 24, 2021

Philadelphia-based philanthropist Jeffrey Barrack and International Spokesperson for the Jewish Community In Hebron Yishai Fleisher erected a Chanukiah which could be seen throughout the city of Hebron during Chanukah.

‘Jews of Color’ initiative gets $250k boost | Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine – CU Boulder Today

| December 24, 2021

Henry Luce Foundation funds a three-year partnership between the Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries to recover, study and elevate voices of Jews of color The University of Colorado Boulder will launch a new initiative called Jews of Color: Histories and Futures, thanks to a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Jews of Color will be a partnership between the Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries and will strive to recover, study and elevate the voices and experiences of Jews of color in the United States through four primary areas of activity: Samira Mehta is the principal investigator of the project. The grant will also realize the vision of Samira Mehta, assistant professor of Jewish Studies and women and gender studies, said Elias Sacks, director of the Program in Jewish Studies

An Islamist said Israel is a Jewish state, and yet more electric things happened this week – Haaretz

| December 24, 2021

As is the nature of nature, omicron continued to infect most of the cabinet ministers schedules this week.

Jews are not foreigners | Nerya Meir | The Blogs – The Times of Israel

| December 24, 2021

With the arrival of the Omicron variant in Israel, the Israeli government made a sweeping decision to close its skies from the entry of foreigners.


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