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Lani Guinier drew on her Black and Jewish roots in a life of outspoken activism – Forward

| January 14, 2022

Lani Guinier, the daughter of a white Jewish mother and Black Panamanian father whose nomination by President Clinton to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice was opposed by mainstream Jewish organizations, died on Friday. Guinier, who went on to become the first Black woman on the Harvard Law School faculty as well as its first woman of color given a tenured post, succumbed to complications from Alzheimers disease, according to The Boston Globe

The enduring legacy of Rosenwald Schools in Charlotte and throughout the American South – WFAE

| January 14, 2022

During the Jim Crow era, segregation drove Black children into poor quality schools. But about 100 years ago, a collaboration between two unusual partners built almost 5,000 schoolhouses specifically for Black children throughout the South. Named after one of the partners, Julius Rosenwald, one-third of the Souths rural black school children and teachers were served by Rosenwald Schools by 1928, according to the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

The 16 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week – Miami New Times

| January 14, 2022

Thursday, January 13 Cuban music group Cortadito headlines Miami Beach Botanical Garden's late-night Garden After Dark series on Thursday. Known as the Buena Vista Social Club of Miami, Cortadito plays the traditional 20th-century Cuban music. Grammy winner Nestor Torres will join the band for a night of Latin classics

New Biographies of Stanisaw Lem, Reviewed – The New Yorker

| January 14, 2022

Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. In His Masters Voice, a 1968 sci-fi novel by the Polish writer Stanisaw Lem, a team of scientists and scholars convened by the American government try to decipher a neutrino signal from outer space. They manage to translate a fragment of the signals information, and a couple of the scientists use it to construct a powerful weapon, which the projects senior mathematician fears could wipe out humanity

Joe or Jew? – The Jewish Standard

| January 14, 2022

Lisa Schwartz thinks she knows who is responsible for the shout that New Jersey State Assemblyman Gordon Johnson of Engelwood (D.-37) has called a disturbing incident of antisemitic bias. The shout was addressed to Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ Dist. 5) in September, as he was concluding a visit to businesses in Glen Rock to promote the federal infrastructure bill

The radical rabbis who trample on Jewish law to ‘redeem’ the land of Israel – Haaretz

| January 14, 2022

Halakha is a wondrous thing.

What is antisemitism? Why are Jews attacked because of their faith? – Deseret News

| January 14, 2022

Utah tech entrepreneur Dave Bateman resigned from the Entrata board last week just hours after sending an antisemitic email to business leaders and government officials claiming that Jews are behind a sadistic effort to euthanize the American people. In the email, which was first reported by Salt Lake Citys Fox 13, Bateman claimed that the pandemic and systematic extermination of billions of people will pave the way for the Jews to consolidate all the countries in the world under a single flag with totalitarian rule.

How Maven Is Helping Bring Jewish Wisdom To The World: An Interview With Rabbi Sherre Hirsch – Forbes

| January 14, 2022

Rabbi Sherre Hirsh, Founder of Maven Maven is a new platform that has the unique purpose of helping bring Jewish wisdom to the world. I caught up with Founder Rabbi Sherre Hirsch to find out more.

The first Jewish senators were slaveowners. How should we reckon with their legacy? – Forward

| January 14, 2022

After the Washington Post released the first complete accounting of members of Congress who owned enslaved people, the Forward ran all nine Jews who entered Congress before the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery, through the database.

Where to Get the Best Bagels in Sonoma County – Sonoma Magazine

| January 14, 2022

As with most iconic foods, the exact origin of the bagel is largely unknown and highly debated mostly because ring-shaped bread has been made by a variety of cultures for centuries. However, the earliest known appearance of what resembles the modern-day bagel first appeared in 1300s Poland as obwarzanek, a braided ring of dough thats boiled, sprinkled with seasoning and then baked.


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