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A Pianist Finds Inspiration to Write Again – The New York Times

| August 18, 2021

For the pianist Evgeny Kissin, it was a love story that provided the inspiration to write his own music again. After being reunited with a childhood friend now his wife he woke up in the middle of the night and jotted down a Meditation that would become the first of his Four Piano Pieces Op

Texas student maps every Manhattan address that used to be a synagogue – The Jerusalem Post

| August 7, 2021

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 neighborhoods, where they push invisibly behind it to erect their memorials in the collective unconscious. That nail salon at 90 Clinton St.

Whats New on Netflix & Top 10s: August 6th, 2021 – What’s on Netflix

| August 7, 2021

Hit & Run Season 1 new on Netflix Picture: Netflix Happy Friday and welcome to your end-of-week daily recap of whats new on Netflix. Weve got 11 new titles to cover which hit Netflix between yesterday and today including the headline Netflix Originals for the week

A 20-year-old college student in Texas is mapping every Manhattan address that used to be a synagogue – Forward

| August 7, 2021

Amy Shreeve developed the Twitter account This Used to Be a Synagogue as a rhetoric and history major at the University of Texas-Austin. (JTA) (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 neighborhoods, where they push invisibly behind it to erect their memorials in the collective unconscious

Erez Navon: ‘What Im doing for his legacy is for us as a nation – The Jerusalem Post

| July 19, 2021

Like many offspring of statesmen, politicians and diplomats, Erez Navon has not followed in the footsteps of his father, Yitzhak Navon, who was all of the above and more, and served as the countrys fifth president. But he does work assiduously to preserve and disseminate his fathers legacy. In a sense he started doing this long before his father died in November, 2015

Jews have survived a lot and this artist is preparing us for the apocalypse – Forward

| July 19, 2021

The last 16 months have felt like an apocalypse movie at many points a global pandemic, the attack on the Capitol, a massive drought and widespread forest fires in the Western U.S., even those murder hornets that briefly made headlines. Yet to artist and architect Daniel Toretsky, the catastrophes felt familiar; Jews have faced devastation throughout history and have adapted, creating and preserving identity through centuries of diaspora

Verimatrix Offers Much-Needed Scalability and Affordability for Digital TV Switchover Initiative in Nigeria – Business Wire

| July 19, 2021

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France & SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Verimatrix, (Paris:VMX), the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centered security, today announced that Renmore Partners, which was granted a license to offer an alternative, scalable set top box technology solution for the Nigerian digital switchover project, selected Verimatrixs conditional access technology to offer Nigerians cost-effective at-home entertainment. The digital switchover project aims to shift viewers from analog to digital technology. To date, the digital signal has been switched on in seven of the countrys states

Why Russian Jews are obsessed with this salad – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 19, 2021

This article originally appeared on The Nosher.

Google Fires Senior Executive After He Acknowledged And Renounced His Antisemitism In Online Manifesto – International Business Times

| July 19, 2021

KEY POINTS Google Cloud fired its developer relations vice president after he published a manifesto on LinkedIn about his anti-Semitic past and the Israel-Palestine conflict. "I wanted to share that today is Amr Awadallahs last day at Google," Eyal Manor, Google Cloud vice president of engineering and product, said to employees in an internal mail, CNBC reported

Google exec let go over 10,000 word manifesto on Israel, Jews and antisemitism – Haaretz

| July 19, 2021

In Googles second antisemitism-related incident in less than two months, a senior executive in its cloud computing division left the company last week following the publication of a lengthyLinkedIn post describing his views on Jews, Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In his manifesto, which is just over 10,000 words long, Amr Awadallah, Google Clouds vice president for developer relations, recalled growing up in Egypt convinced by those around him that the Jewish people are here to kill all of us, Arabs, and build their greater state of Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates. Emphasizing that he had hated the Jewish people, all the Jewish people, he described himself as having been anti-Semitic, even though I am a Semite, as this term broadly refers to the peoples who speak Semitic languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, among others.


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