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Leaving Orthodoxy: personal stories of gender and Hasidism – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 21, 2020

Books coverage is supported by a generous donation from Anne Germanacos.

East Ramapo trial judge accuses board member of lying on the stand – Jewish Journal

| February 21, 2020

The judge in the East Ramapo voting-rights trial accused a key witness of lying on the stand Thursday, leading the school districts lawyer to suggest that the case was all but lost and sending it into uncharted territory as testimony is slated to wrap up soon.

You Cant Check In, But You Can Watch – The New York Times

| February 21, 2020

MIAMI With its boarded-up facade eerily lit by a round Miami Beach moon, the Ocean Terrace Hotel looks abandoned. But when the blank metal doors swung open on a recent February evening, history suddenly came to life

Theatre News: ‘The Wanderers’ by Anna Ziegler to have Washington, DC Debut at Theater J – MD Theatre Guide

| February 21, 2020

The funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama is the fourth by Ziegler produced by Theater J The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler begins performances in the renovated Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on February 19, 2020 and continues through March 15, 2020. Theater Js DC premiere will be directed by Amber McGinnis

Yiddish-Turned-English in the Oxford Dictionary – Anash.org – Good News

| February 21, 2020

A bochur was kvetching to a shliach at a farbrengen is a perfect sentence, rules the Oxford English Dictionary, which recently added a number of Jewish terms and words. By Anash.org writer The Oxford English Dictionary recently includes a selection of Yiddish terms and words, the Times of Israel reported, with some entries not particularly complimentary, such as bagel a derogatory and offensive word in the US for a Jew. We reflect, rather than dictate, how language is used which means we include words which may be considered sensitive and derogatory

Holding Hands NYC’s Commission on Human Rights launches ad campaign in support of the Jewish community – Jewish Insider

| February 19, 2020

Amid a rise of antisemitism, the New York City Commission on Human Rights is launching an ad campaign in support of the Jewish community. Reaching out: The campaign, which will run in several Hasidic and Orthodox Jewish print publications and online, seeks to reassure the Jewish community that the city is committed to combating antisemitism and religious harassment in the wake of recent antisemitic violence. We will lift up and celebrate the diversity of Jewish communities, work to build a foundation of compassion and understanding between neighbors, and remain engaged in these communities to foster trust and healing, Carmelyn Malalis, the commissions chair, said in a statement

NY Times: Over Half of Hate Crimes in NYC Last Year Were Directed at Visible Jews – The Jewish Voice

| February 19, 2020

By Ilana Siyance Over half of all the hate crimes in New York City last year were attacks against Jewish people, the NY Times reported. As anti-Semitic attacks rise, orthodox Jews, or those who look visibly Jewish, are taking the brunt of most of these attacks

Orthodox rapper Nissim Black reintroduces himself to the world – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 19, 2020

Nissim Black knows that wherever he goes, hes going to turn heads.

Canadians, like New Yorkers, sue their government to force change in yeshivas – Forward

| February 16, 2020

Read in Yiddish. For the first time, the Canadian government is getting a taste of what New York City and state have been dealing with for years a trial over a lawsuit accusing it of failing to provide adequate secular education to Hasidic children. Yohanan Lowen, and his wife Shifra, claim in the lawsuit against the province of Quebec that when Yohanan graduated at age 18, he was unable to read or write in French or English or perform basic arithmetic

Orthodox Jewish group slams Assembly bill aimed at land preservation – Times Herald-Record

| February 16, 2020

Jane Anderson Times Herald-Record @JaneAndersonTHR ThursdayFeb13,2020at6:22PM This week's passage of a state Assembly bill that would help preserve land in Orange County has raised charges of anti-Hasidim motives from an Orthodox Jewish group. Named the Orange County Community Preservation Act, the bill adds Orange County to the list of Hudson Valley counties that are eligible to raise funding for community preservation through taxes on property sales.


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