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Who is a Jew? – Wikipedia

| September 4, 2021

Basic question about Jewish identity "Who is a Jew?" (Hebrew: pronounced[mi(h)u je(h)udi]) is a basic question about Jewish identity and considerations of Jewish self-identification. The question pertains to ideas about Jewish personhood, which have cultural, ethnic, religious, political, genealogical, and personal dimensions.

Local Jewish faith center holds first in-person Shabbat in over a year, a half – KVOA Tucson News

| September 4, 2021

TUCSON (KVOA) - A local synagogue held its very first in-person Shabbat on Friday after it was vandalized back in May. On May 18, Congregation Chaverim, a local Jewish faith center in Tucson, was found at around 8 a.m. with one of its glass doors smashed with a rock.

Bay Area athletes sought for Jewish scholarship awards J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 4, 2021

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California, a nonprofit celebrating Jewish achievement in athletic pursuits from billiards to baseball (to broadcasting), is seeking high school applicants for a series of athletic scholarships to be awarded this year. The scholarships, usually ranging from $2,000 to $2,500 dependent on revenue, are given to Jewish student-athletes who have demonstrated excellence in both athletics and academics; or who have shown sports prowess alongside a strong commitment to the Jewish community; or who have overcome obstacles in their lives en route to becoming an inspiring role model for other athletes.

Man arrested over north London attacks on Jewish people – The Independent

| September 4, 2021

A man has been charged in connection with a string of antisemitic attacks in London. The Metropolitan Police have charged Abdullah Qureshi, from West Yorkshire, who will appear in court on Saturday. The 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of the allegedly unprovoked attacks across North London in broad daylight, which left a grandfather with facial injuries.

Parkland Temples Get Creative for the Jewish New Year – Parkland Talk – Parkland Talk

| September 4, 2021

Cantor Andy and Rabbi Kaplan wear masks during portions of Temple Beth Chais High Holiday services. {Courtesy Rabbi Kaplan} By Jill Fox The apples and honey are the same, but the congregation will look a little different during the Jewish New Year, while Parkland temples once again prepare for the high holidays during a time of uncertainty. On the two most attended religious days of the year, local temples determine the best ways to celebrate with or without an in-person LShanah Tovah (Hebrew for Happy New Year)greeting

Q&A: Meet a Jewish firefighter who battled the Caldor Fire J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 4, 2021

Five hours of sleep per night. Twice having to dodge bucket drops from helicopters

Queer Jewish indie rocker Ezra Furman is headed to rabbinical school J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 4, 2021

How would I describe myself? Ezra Furman said wryly, tearing a corner off of her slice of pizza in a shop in Somerville, Mass. I try to avoid it

Ed Asner, Proudly Jewish Actor Who Won Emmys as the Gruff Lou Grant and Delighted in Pixar’s ‘Up,’ Dies at 91 Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| September 2, 2021

(JTA) Ed Asner, the Emmy award-winning Jewish actor who trademarked a gruff, flawed, and loving persona as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and co-starred in the Pixar fan favorite animated movie Up, has died at 91. We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully, the family said Sunday on Asners Twitter account. Words cannot express the sadness we feel.

Jewish community members react to Nazi salute at Birmingham school board meeting – The Oakland Press

| September 2, 2021

Suzanne Busdiecker arrived at her first ever Birmingham school board meeting two weeks ago to thank members for issuing a district-wide mask mandate. But once she arrived and saw that separate rooms existed, for those wearing masks and those who were not, she realized the atmosphere was not what she expected. As the meeting started going on, the environment was not conducive to speaking for masks or saying Thank you, she said

18 Jewish Celebrities You Might Not Know Are Members Of The Tribe – Women’s Health

| September 2, 2021

Christine Giordano Just like everyone else in the world, celebrities come from a breadth of different backgrounds. And while you might think you're privy to the in's and out's of their very public lives, there's still a lot you probably don't knowincluding their faiths and the way religion may (or may not) impact them. Some celebrities readily share what it was like growing up with certain religious or cultural influences, while others tend to be more private about those details (and understandably so!).


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