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In an Ashkenazi world, I’m struggling to connect to my Bukharian heritage – Cleveland Jewish News

| October 18, 2020

This post originally appeared in Alma.

Shtetl-inspired sweatshirts are creating controversy online but is shtreetwear really beyond the pale? – Forward

| October 18, 2020

Call it shtreetwear. Call it shtetlcore. The era of extremely Ashkenazi athleisure is here, and its forcing Jews to contend with a pressing question: What are shtetl vibes, and should you be able to sell them?

Redefining the Diaspora: The Jews of Latin America and Beyond – jewishboston.com

| October 18, 2020

I was born in a different country as my parents, who were themselves born in a different country than their own parents. Whenever I introduce myself and people ask, Where are you from? I am stumped

Vegetarian cholent and kishke with a side of Shabbat mysticism J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 18, 2020

Have you heard the one about the Roman leader who ate Shabbat lunch at the rabbis house, enjoyed one particular dish and wanted his chef to replicate it? The cook couldnt do it. The rabbi was asked for the special ingredient

Talking to Your Kids About Breast Cancer – Dan’s Papers

| October 18, 2020

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City As the world around us turns pink for breast cancer awareness month, your children, teens and young adults may have some questionsand we are here to give you some answers to these common questions. First the basicsbreast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, with some 250,000 new cases per year. Can young women get breast cancer?While most breast cancer cases occur in women over the age of 50, younger women (even in their 20s) can and do get diagnosed with breast cancer (about 11% of all cases).

HBO Max Swoops On Global Rights To Israels Most Expensive TV Series Valley Of Tears In Deal With WestEnd – Deadline

| October 18, 2020

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Max has struck a deal for world rights to Valley Of Tears, Israels biggest-budget TV series ever made, in a major deal for London-based sales and production org WestEnd Films. The show marks WestEnds first foray into TV, through its banner WeSeries

Is this the end of the Chief Rabbinate in Israel? – The Jerusalem Post

| October 14, 2020

Judaism has no pope. The last time Jewish religious authority was highly centralized was the Gaonate in Babylonia more than 1,000 years ago. The first siddur order of prayer was the result of questions posed by the Jews of Spain around 860 CE to Rav Amram Gaon

Germany would share Europe-only COVID vaccine with Israel, citing special relationship – Forward

| October 14, 2020

(JTA) Germany has pledged to include Israel in Europes deal for a future vaccine against the COVID-19 virus, in keeping with Germanys special relationship with Israel as a response to the Holocaust.

Its not Gal Gadots ethnicity that’s the problem – TRT World

| October 14, 2020

The casting of Gal Gadot to play Cleopatra has led to a backlash, but much of the outrage misses the point. Cleopatra, the ancient Egyptian Queen, and one of the few women remembered from the region's history will be played by Israeli actress, Gal Gadot. Arguments of cultural appropriation, stealing Arab film roles, land, and culture, have already been made on social media

Blue and White finally see red over cynical Netanyahu – Arab News

| October 14, 2020

In years to come, political commentators and analysts will scratch their heads intensely while making what will most likely be a futile attempt to understand why Benny Gantz, currently the alternating Israeli prime minister, dragged his party into a coalition government that was stillborn especially as it was a government that aimed to serve one thing and one thing only: Benjamin Netanyahus attempt to escape from his corruption trial.We may never know the real reason behind Gantzs decision to join the coalition, which was taken in cahoots with his chief partner in the party, another former commander of the Israeli army, Gabi Ashkenazi. Was it the lure of becoming prime minister midway through the term of this government? Was it from a sense of responsibility a wish to not leave the country rudderless after three indecisive general elections


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