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Amid water crisis, the only synagogue in Jackson, Mississippi, makes bat mitzvah disaster plans – Forward

| September 4, 2022

People fish in the flooded Pearl River on August 31, 2022 in Jackson, Mississippi. Photo by Brad Vest/Getty Images By Sarah NachimsonSeptember 01, 2022 There will be a bat mitzvah this Saturday at Beth Israel Congregation, the only synagogue in Jackson, Mississippi. But as the city grapples with climate catastrophe and collapsing infrastructure, with its water systems failing in the wake of extreme flooding, the ceremony will look a little different than most rituals at the 170-family synagogue.

Leading Ukraine rabbi tells Jews to stay away from Uman this year – JNS.org

| September 4, 2022

(August 31, 2022 / JNS) Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman, one of several claimants to the position of chief rabbi of Ukraine, on Tuesday called on Jewish pilgrims to avoid their annual trip to Uman to visit the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. Its a real war my message to people is to please try to not come this year, Azman told i24News from Basel, Switzerland, where he is attending a World Zionist Organization conference to mark the 125-year anniversary of the first Zionist conference.

Mini Mitzvah: Special light-weight Torah dedicated at Aishel House will give medical patients big boost – Jewish Herald-Voice

| September 4, 2022

More than 100 people gathered at the home of Allan and Joyce Camhi on Sunday, Aug.

600 years of animosity: Conversos want to return as Jews are leaving Palma de Mallorca – Ynetnews

| September 4, 2022

We went to church every Sunday, but at home, a candle burnt all week. It was a candle for the Holy Shabbat, said Pinchas, from the Pia family, descended from Jews from Palma de Mallorca who were forced to convert to Christianity during the Inquisition 600 years ago.

Celebrating the High Holy Days together – Australian Jewish News

| September 4, 2022

For the past two years, shules across Melbourne have been closed for the High Holy Days, with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur observed at home.

Mikhail Gorbachev dismantled the Iron Curtain and allowed Russian Jews to live openly again – Forward

| September 4, 2022

A Jewish demonstration in front of Moscow's Lenin's Library on April 14, 1988, the first day of the Gorbachev-Reagan summit. Some wear large yellow stars to draw attention on the situation of the Jewish people and refuseniks in the USSR Photo by VITALY ARMAND/AFP via Getty Images I have a confession to make. For a long time, the Conference of European Rabbis knew without a doubt that we should give President Mikhail Gorbachev our most prestigious prize.

The Tzedek Needs to Be with Tzedek Torah.org – Torah.org

| September 4, 2022

Posted on September 2, 2022 (5782) By Rabbi Label Lam | Series: Dvar Torah | Level: Beginner I think my mind has been playing tricks on me all these years. I am looking at the verse, Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof as if for the first time. Justice Justice you shall pursue, and I am realizing now that the double emphasis is not on the verb pursuing but rather on the quality of that which is being sought, Tzedek Tzedek

State bill will extend California nonprofit security grants ‘indefinitely’ J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 4, 2022

A bill to extend the California Nonprofit Security Grant Program permanently and more than double the maximum amount that nonprofits, including synagogues, can apply for has passed the Legislature and now awaits action from Gov. Gavin Newsom

Jews – Wikipedia

| September 4, 2022

Ethnoreligious group and nation from the Levant (Yehudim) Enlarged population (includes full or partial Jewish ancestry): 20.7 million[1] Jews (Hebrew: , ISO 259-2: Yehudim, Israeli pronunciation: [jehudim]) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group[10] and nation[11][12] originating from the Israelites[13][14][15] and Hebrews[16][17] of historical Israel and Judah. Jewish ethnicity, nationhood, and religion are strongly interrelated,[18][19] as Judaism is the ethnic religion of the Jewish people, although its observance varies from strict to none.[20][21] Jews originated as an ethnic and religious group in the Middle East during the second millennium BCE,[9] in a part of the Levant known as the Land of Israel.[22] The Merneptah Stele of ancient Egypt appears to confirm the existence of a people of Israel somewhere in Canaan as far back as the 13th century BCE (Late Bronze Age).[23][24] The Israelites, as an outgrowth of the Canaanite population,[25] consolidated their hold in the region with the emergence of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah

Jamaica, Jews and Christopher Columbus: The Fascinating History of Jews in Jamaica – aish.com – Aish.com

| September 4, 2022

Jamaica! Reggae music, Bob Marley, beaches, palm trees, Usain Bolt and Jews.


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