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NY synagogues looming demise highlights Conservative Judaisms struggles to survive – The Times of Israel

| August 12, 2022

JERICHO, New York The last time a bar or bat mitzvah read from the Torah at the Jericho Jewish Center was well before COVID-19. Its been at least four years since a full-time cantor sang from the Conservative Long Island synagogues pulpit

Charlottesvilles Jewish community uses dialogue to combat white hate, 5 years after Unite the Right – WBUR News

| August 12, 2022

On Friday night in Charlottesville, Va., an interfaith group of religious leaders will hold a service called Unite the Light. The name is a play on Unite the Right, the neo-Nazi march in the city that took place exactly five years ago and sparked violence that led to the death of a counter-protester. Chanting antisemitic slogans, the marchers walked right past the city's only synagogue: Congregation Beth Israel

Two very Jewish stories, separated by more than 3,000 years – Forward

| August 12, 2022

Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell star in Ed. Weinberger's 'Two Jews Talking.' Courtesy of DDPR By Mervyn RothsteinAugust 10, 2022 The older I get, the more Jewish I get, the longtime television producer, comedy writer and, in his more recent years, playwright Ed. Weinberger said.

Jewish people are afraid as antisemitism rises, but fear will not paralyze us | Opinion – Tennessean

| August 12, 2022

We are experiencing not only a spike in antisemitic events all around us but also the normalization of some of that gruesome rhetoric that creates the conditions for antisemitism to thrive. Joshua Kullock| Guest Columnist Former Wisconsin Proud Boy member saw bigotry and bullying Daniel Berry joined the Wisconsin Proud Boys in search of camaraderie, but instead found racism, antisemitism and sadistic bullying. Jasper Colt, USA TODAY Let me be honest.

Providence in the West | Opinion – South Florida Sun Sentinel

| August 12, 2022

Bob Rosenthal and his older brother Leonard were eager to get off the train in Tucson, AZ to stretch their legs and purchase a cold drink. They had left Ft. Worth, Texas over twenty-four hours prior on their way to California for much needed R&R after their service in the military during WWII

Israel the country speaks for itself – Australian Jewish News

| August 12, 2022

Few things can be as toxic, entertaining, unpredictable, frustrating, and plain stupid and all at once as student politics. So when I was accepted onto a trip with the Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) to Israel the nation that gets students flustered perhaps more than anywhere else with, you guessed it, student politicians, it was an offer I couldnt refuse.

Americans Rarely See True Face of Israel’s Bombing of Gaza – The Intercept

| August 12, 2022

This articleincludes graphic imagesand depictions of death. When a ceasefire on Sunday night ended a three-day Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip, over 350 Palestinians were wounded and 46 were dead, including 16 children, according to Palestinian officials.

Everything Foreign Residents Need to Know about Buying an Apartment in Israel – JD Supra

| August 12, 2022

Israels housing market has been recording dramatic price hikes for a little over a decade. This is a relatively short time frame relative to price hikes of such magnitude. For example, according to the housing price index published by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, housing prices rose last year by the cumulative rate of about 15.2%.

Auburn basketball players baptized in Jordan River on tour of Israel – sportsspectrum.com

| August 12, 2022

Under the leadership of head coach Bruce Pearl, the Auburn mens basketball team recently returned from a preseason trip to Israel that had significance far beyond the basketball court. In addition to playing three exhibition games and winning two against professional competition, the Tigers also took the opportunity to draw closer to God

Shira Brown on Moving to Israel: ‘How Could We Not?’ Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| August 12, 2022

Shira (Parshan) Brown, 26, made aliyah from Southfield in 2014 at age 18.


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