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For Jewish immigrants, Boyle Heights was a place for community building and a slice of the American dream – KCRW

| June 3, 2021

In the first decade of the 1900s, Eastern European immigrants who headed west faced restrictive housing covenants that barred many Jews from relocating in certain areas. In Los Angeles by the 1920s, about 90% of housing stock was governed by restrictive racial housing covenants. But Boyle Heights was one of the few neighborhoods that did not have the covenants.

Is it safe to become Jewish? What I tell conversion students – opinion – The Jerusalem Post

| June 3, 2021

Rabbi Adar, is it dangerous to wear my Jewish star? In 12 years of teaching Introduction to the Jewish Experience through HaMaqom|The Place in the San Francisco Bay Area, no student ever asked me that question in those words.

Biden science adviser takes oath on 500-year-old Jewish text – The Times of Israel

| June 3, 2021

JTA When Eric Lander was sworn in Wednesday as the White Houses first-ever Cabinet-level science adviser, the geneticist also made Jewish history by taking his oath of office on a 500-year-old copy of a Jewish text filled with ethical precepts. Lander chose a 1492 edition of Pirkei Avot from the Library of Congress holdings after searching for a swearing-in volume that reflected his Jewish and professional values, he told Vice President Kamala Harris at the ceremony.

Jewish heiress abandons claims over priceless painting stolen by Nazis – The Jerusalem Post

| June 3, 2021

An elderly French heiress has given up her nearly decade-long battle with a US university to win back a priceless painting stolen by the Nazis in their occupation of Paris during World War II, AFP reported. Lone-Nolle Meyer, the 81-year-old heiress to a Jewish family from France, had been fighting for years with the University of Oklahoma to regain ownership of La Bergere rentrant des moutons (Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep),an 1886 impressionist painting by Camille Pissarro. Meyer had first found the painting in Oklahoma back in 2012 and tried to claim it, but the statute of limitations had expired

Cops release new images of men sought in alleged attack on Jewish man; Islander previously arrested – SILive.com

| June 3, 2021

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. Police released additional photos of men sought for questioning in connection with the alleged gang assault hate crime perpetrated against a 29-year-old Jewish man in Manhattan. Faisal Elezzi, 25, a resident of Mariners Harbor, previously was arrested and charged in connection with the incident on May 20 at about 6:45 p.m., according to police

These Nice Jewish Boys answered John Oliver. YouTube called it hate speech – Haaretz

| June 3, 2021

John Oliver sparked a fierce debate after he published his pointed criticism of Israel on his program Last Week Tonight. Local media personalities like Tom Aharon produced videos that rejected most of the comics claims. So did Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein, who operate the Nice Jewish Boys channel on YouTube, who about two weeks ago posted a video of their own, in which they countered Olivers claims one by one in English

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh holds rally to bring awareness to increase in ‘antisemitic attacks’ – WPXI Pittsburgh

| June 3, 2021

PITTSBURGH The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is holding a rally to draw attention to the alarming increase in antisemitic attacks.

Belgium to return Nazi-looted painting to German Jewish family – The Times of Israel

| June 3, 2021

BRUSSELS Belgium will return a painting to the family of a German Jewish couple from whom it was stolen after they fled Germany during World War II, the government research department said Wednesday. Blumenstilleben, or Still life with Flowers, was painted in 1913 by Lovis Corinth and has been kept in the collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels, alongside around 30 other works thought to have been stolen during World War II. After decades of analysis and research, experts have concluded that the painting was looted from a warehouse by officials of the German occupation, from goods owned by German Jewish refugees

Jewish-Asian college student grieves lost senior year, and so much more J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 3, 2021

When her senior year at UC Berkeley was upended by the pandemic, Gen Xia Ye Slosberg started working on a very personal project: bringing together other young Asian American Jews in conversation about their identities, heritages and shared experiences. Hate against Asians in America was already a concern, given the way that some in politics and the media characterized Covid-19 as an invention of China

Portland Bagel Shop and Jewish Deli Coming to the College Area – Eater San Diego

| June 3, 2021

Hailing originally from Portland, Jewish deli Ben & Esthers, is expanding south to San Diego, starting in the College East neighborhood.


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