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Top ultra-Orthodox rabbi: Unvaccinated teachers should not come to work – The Jerusalem Post

| August 28, 2021

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, the leading Ashkenazi non-hassidic ultra-Orthodox rabbi, has told school principals in the sector that if school teachers are not vaccinated against COVID-19, they should not teach. Kanievskys comments were made amid an increasing rate of coronavirus infection in the haredi community resulting largely from the reopening of ultra-Orthodox educational institutions at the start of the Jewish month of Elul on August 8.

Recipes for Rosh Hashana, and for Every Day – The New York Times

| August 28, 2021

Beth A. Lee, a food blogger who digs deep into family recipes (her own and others), has organized some of them into The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook, an easygoing but detailed book of sweets and savories for holidays and every day

Is Likud still the party of Israel’s Mizrahi voters? These experts say otherwise – Haaretz

| August 28, 2021

MK Miri Regev has been making waves in recent days after calling on her Likud party to jettison its white DNA and elect a Mizrahi politician preferably herself as its next party leader. I think the Mizrahim the Likudniks have long chosen white people to lead them

Iraqi Kurdistan: A Land of Jewish Heritage, and Potential Reconciliation – The Media Line

| August 28, 2021

Sun, Aug 29, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) Tickets ($18) here.

Senior Likud lawmaker calls on her party’s supporters to stop electing leaders with ‘white DNA’ – Haaretz

| August 18, 2021

Former Transport Minister Miri Regev called for a Mizrahi revolution in the Likud party on Thursday, complaining that the right-wing party has for too long been dominated by white Ashkenazi men at the expense of Middle Eastern and North African Jews. In an interview published in Yedioth Ahronoth, the senior Likud lawmaker stated that the fact that members of the Mizrahi community were not adequately represented in national leadership and that there had never been a Mizrahi Prime Minister showed that something is wrong here and only the Likud could change it

Canada’s Awz Ventures raises $82.5 million for a joint fund with the Israeli Ministry of Defence | Ctech – CTech

| August 18, 2021

The Israeli Ministry of Defenses Directorate of Defense Research and Development's (dubbed MAFAT) joint endeavor with venture capital firm Awz Ventures is up and running.

Pointing out racism in books is not an attack its a call for industry reform – The Guardian

| August 18, 2021

It started with a tweet. Kate Clanchy, author of Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me posted on her Twitter account that a reviewer on Goodreads had made up a racist quote and said it was in my book. She urged her almost 40,000 followers to flag the review that claimed she had bigoted views on race, class and body image, and had used terms such as chocolate skin and Jewish nose.

A Twitter account puts the ghosts of Manhattans former synagogues on the map – The Times of Israel

| August 18, 2021

New York Jewish Week via JTA Writer Luc Sante calls them the ghosts of Manhattan. Those are the souls of the poor and marginal people, now dead, whose presence can be felt like a shade in the history of now affluent US neighborhoods, where they push invisibly behind it to erect their memorials in the collective unconscious.

US Jews of Color reveal experiences, struggles in new study – The Jerusalem Post

| August 18, 2021

A new report titled Beyond the Count, conducted by the Jews of Color Initiative, revealed some of the struggles that Jews of Color experience in the US, with a large number of respondents indicating that they had experienced discrimination and scrutinization based on race as well as difficulty expressing their dual identities. The data was gathered at Stanford University by a multi-racial team of researchers, with over 1,118 respondents participating in the study released on Thursday. Some 80% of respondents said that they had "experienced discrimination" within Jewish settings, including synagogues, congregations, and Jewish spiritual communities, according to a press release issued by the Jews of Color Initiative.

Albert Einstein: The Life and Legacy of the Great Genius Albert Einstein was one of the – Interesting Engineering

| August 18, 2021

It's hard to understate the genius of Albert Einstein.


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