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Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage | Susan G. Komen

| September 28, 2017

In the U.S., breast cancer risk is slightly higher among Jewish women than among other women [27]. This increased risk is likely due to the high prevalence of BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations in Jewish women of Eastern European descent (Ashkenazi Jews).

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Judaism: Ashkenazim – Jewish Virtual Library

| August 24, 2017

Ashkenaz (Heb. ) refers to a people and a country bordering on Armenia and the upper Euphrates; listed in Genesis 10:3 and I Chronicles 1:6 among the descendants of Gomer. The name Ashkenaz also occurs once in Jeremiah 51:27 in a passage calling upon the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz to rise and destroy Babylon.

Not Goodbye, Baku – HuffPost

| August 24, 2017

Apparently, one is never too old to fall in love again, and I fell in love with Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Actually, with the country of Azerbaijan. You can walk the city of Baku for hours and not be bored.

For Jews Of Color, Charlottesville Is Personal – Jewish Week

| August 23, 2017

When Elle Wisnicki, the 22-year-old daughter of a black mother and Ashkenazi Jewish father, scrolled through pictures of men holding tiki torches and waving Nazi flags in Charlottesville, Va., last week, she felt as though her grandparents were by her side. The granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor on her fathers side and only three generations away from American slavery on her mothers, last weeks convergence of several hundred far-right extremists some wearing white hoods and carrying Confederate flags, others in polo shirts with swastika-emblazoned armbands caused her to feel the weight of both my identities. Everything I represent was under attack, said the recent college graduate, now working for a health-care consulting firm

‘Time for a joint haredi list’ – Arutz Sheva

| August 23, 2017

Haredi unity? Ministers Litzman and Deri FLASH90 Debates within the United Torah Judaism party over the division of power and mutual recriminations over the poor performance of haredi factions in the 2015 election continued last week, as representatives of Shas and UTJ discussed the future of haredi politics at a gathering in Yeshivat Ohr Yisrael in Netanya.

EMS couple saves two on Friday – Arutz Sheva

| August 21, 2017

After Miri Shvimmer, a United Hatzalah volunteer paramedic responded to three life-saving calls in a few hours with Lior Ashkenazi, a fellow United Hatzalah volunteer EMT, she quipped One might say we had a productive day. On Friday afternoon just after 3:00 p.m. the couple responded to an emergency in which an individual jumped off the Kibbutz Galuyot bridge

Is there a blessing for the eclipse? – The Jerusalem Post

| August 21, 2017

Solar eclipse 370. (photo credit:REUTERS) As millions of Americans gear up for the rare solar eclipse on Monday, rabbis across the spectrum weighed in on the event – and its significance

Benjamin Netanyahu and the Politics of Grievance – The Atlantic

| August 21, 2017

A leader who portrays himself as one of the persecuted, the target of an incessant witch-hunt by the so-called deep state.

Why do white supremacists hate Jews? Because we can fight them. – Chicago Tribune

| August 18, 2017

Anti-Semitism is again back in the news. Some of the posters at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist demonstrations this past weekend featured a man taking a hammer to a Star of David the biggest threat, the thing that needs to be destroyed


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