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Religion, Secularism, and the Jewish Left – Jewish Currents

| June 7, 2024

On March 29th, Jewish Currents began publishing a short commentary on the parshahthe portion of the Torah that Jews traditionally read each weekin the Shabbat Reading List newsletter. A note introducing this new feature situated it in the context of mainstream Jewish communal support for Israels war on Gaza: While it might seem strange for a historically secular magazine to embark on such a project . .

Columbia settles suit with Jewish student over encampments, promising additional security – The Jerusalem Post

| June 7, 2024

Columbia University has settled a lawsuit brought against it by a Jewish student alleging a hostile environment as a result of the pro-Palestinian encampment movement. The settlement is a major development in Jewish groups efforts to hold universities accountable in light of a reported increase in campus antisemitism since Oct. 7.

Over 100 Jewish Creatives Sign Open Letter Accusing BBC of Double Standards – Variety

| June 7, 2024

Popular on Variety Perfection is rarely achieved in movies, but this heaven-sent concert doc hits the sweet spot. Over two days in January 1972, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin she was 29 at the time sweeps into the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts in front of a congregation and testifies to God in song. The blessed thing took nearly half a century to come out because director Sydney Pollack failed to sync the image with the sound.

Antisemitic flyers and rising threats against Jews prompt safety concerns in Wausau congregation – WPR

| June 7, 2024

Amid a backdrop of pro-Palestinian demonstrations and rising antisemitic sentiment, Wausau is among the many Wisconsin communities in which flyers that denigrate Jews are being circulated, prompting members of one Jewish synagogue to explore ways to keep their congregation safe. Advocacy groups say antisemitic incidents ranging from violent online messages to physical assaults, bomb threats and vandalism have increased exponentially since October, when war broke out in the Middle East. The most recent spike far exceeded any other tally in the past 45 years, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

Some Jewish groups protest Biden’s executive order on immigration, but others are staying silent – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| June 7, 2024

When President Joe Biden announced a new executive order this week effectively closing the U.S.-Mexico border to asylum seekers, the timing of the act sounded the alarm for Jewish immigration advocates. The order comes following a months-long surge of border crossings from Mexico, and as Biden faces low poll numbers on the issue. But some Jewish activists noted that it also came 85 years to the week after the United States denied entry to the MS St.

In Normandy, a Jewish D-Day veteran buried in a Nazi mass grave will receive a proper burial 80 years later – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| June 7, 2024

Growing up, Samantha Baskinds father would sometimes mention his Uncle Nate, who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

Berkeley Bayit, oldest Jewish co-op in U.S., to reopen after renovations – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 7, 2024

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OPINION | I wish Claudia Sheinbaum would embrace our Mexican Jewish heritage – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 7, 2024

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Michael Stepakoff Explores The Significance of Jewish Holidays in Modern Spirituality: Bridging Ancient Traditions with … – OCNJ Daily

| June 7, 2024

In an era marked by a surge of interest in spiritual development and mindfulness, Jewish holidays offer a rich tapestry of traditions and lessons that can enrich the spiritual lives of individuals, both within and outside the Jewish community. Michael Stepakoff explains that these celebrations, steeped in ancient wisdom, provide profound insights and practical applications that resonate with modern spiritual seekers across diverse backgrounds

Two 17th Century Paintings Looted by Nazis Are Donated to the Louvre by Jewish Heirs – ARTnews

| June 7, 2024

Two 17th century paintings were recently donated to the Louvre Museum in Paris after experts identified the descendants of the original owner. Floris van Schootens Still-Life with Ham and Peter Binoits Food, Fruit and Glass on a Table had been part of the Louvres Nordic collection for several decades and held under the National Museum Recuperation programme for stolen works whose owners are unknown, according to France 24. The two paintings had also been on display at the institution since the 1950s.


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