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Liberation Is Jewish History. Let’s Make It Our Future, Too. – OtherWords

| May 10, 2022

Thousands of years of history is a lot to capture in one Jewish American Heritage Month, which is celebrated in May. But an old joke admirably condenses it into one sentence: They tried to kill us, we survived, lets eat.

Stunning Rise in Anti-Semitic Incidents in the US – Daily Kos

| May 10, 2022

With May designated as Jewish American Heritage Month, and with anti-Semitic incidents on the rise around the country, it is worth recognizing that anti-Semitism has been a consistent presence throughout American Jewish history. The Anti-Defamation League recently reported that anti-Semitic incidents hit a record high in 2021;an October 2021 report by the American Jewish Committee found that nearly one out of every four Jews in the U.S

Putin Claims Hes Ridding Ukraine Of Nazis. Ukraines Jewish Population Knows Better. – HuffPost

| May 10, 2022

In a corner of the Choral Synagogue in the western Ukrainian town of Drohobych, theres a stark display of pictures detailing the bloody and tragedy-strewn history of the areas Jewish community. One is especially horrifying: a black-and-white image of the corpses of four Jewish children killed by Nazis during World War II. If you take a close look, there are parallels with right now, said Leonid Golberg, a 66-year-old member of the local Jewish Board, pointing to the image.

Jewish Law and Abortion – JSTOR Daily

| May 10, 2022

When we talk about religious framings of abortion ethics, particularly in the US, the discussion usually brings to mind positions advocated by some Christian institutions and their members, who largely support legal bans on the procedure (even if these groups didnt always). But, as physician and medical researcher Tomas J.

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Jewish Gaucho – Jewish Currents

| May 10, 2022

In 1891, a time of heightened antisemitism and frequent pogroms across the Russian empire, the German Jewish philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch bought 17 million acres of rural Argentine land for Jews to farm.

How SJP’s anti-Semitism and harassment threaten Jewish students – JNS.org

| May 10, 2022

(May 10, 2022 / JNS) In his Israel Apartheid Week address at Duke University a few weeks ago, radical Palestinian poet Mohammed el-Kurd advocated Palestinian liberation,telling his cheering audience, We want our land back from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea. When asked what would happen to 7 million Israelis who live on most of this land, el-Kurd replied, I dont care

Jewish Senior Connection adds in-person schmoozing during its second year – St. Louis Jewish Light

| May 10, 2022

Betsy Enger leads a cooking demonstration during a Jewish Senior Connection program in April. Photo: Bill Motchan A few days before Passover, a half dozen people gathered to learn an important skill: how to make stuffed dates and other delicious holiday dishes

And Then: What Jewish Law Says About My Abortion – jewishboston.com

| May 10, 2022

Here is a story Ive heard all my life: Before my grandmother delivered my mother prematurely almost 87 years ago, the doctor came to my grandfather and told him he might have to choose between the life of his wife or that of his unborn child. My grandfather, the son of a rabbi, immediately decided to save his wifethe mother. My grandmother delivered my mother with complications, but both mother and child survived.

Couples’ puzzling aspects revealed in Jewish Theatre’s ‘The Wanderers’ – The Herald-Times

| May 10, 2022

Connie Shakalis| Guest columnist What do you get when five people do a new play by Anna Ziegler at Jewish Theatre of Bloomington in May? The answer will stay a mystery until the end of "The Wanderers," because as artistic director Audrey Heller said, "I forgot to respond to your 'puzzle' interview question, but if I had, I'd have given away the twist in the story!" Playwright Ziegler tells the story of two vastly different couples as she examines yearning, faith, senses of purpose and tacit cultural expectations.

History of the Jews of Yemen – aish.com – Aish

| May 10, 2022

An ancient Jewish community that survived all odds and came home. A lone Jewish person remains in Yemen, down from seven in February, according to a new United Nations report about the treatment of religious minorities in conflict zones.


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