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Museums get green light to reopen in New York City – The Real Deal

| August 18, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Museum of Natural History (Photos by Rob Kim/Getty Images) New York City museums now have the green light to reopen starting Aug.

What’s happening – Times Herald-Record

| August 18, 2020

Times Herald-Record HOW TO SUBMIT AN EVENT To submit events in the Whats Happening calendar for online and print, go to recordonline.com/entertainment and click on calendar. Then click on Promote Your Event.

Museums, still in limbo, plan reopenings – The Real Deal

| August 16, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History have set reopening dates for this month or next (Getty) New York Citys museums have been in limbo since the state excluded indoor cultural activities from Phase 4 of reopening. But several have gone ahead and set tentative reopening dates already.

Toronto Liberal MP calling it quits – The Bay Observer – Providing a Fresh Perspective for Hamilton and Burlington

| August 6, 2020

Toronto MP Michael Levitt is resigning his seat as a Liberal backbencher to become the president and CEO of the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies after representing the riding of York Centre since 2015. For those of us serving in elected office, political life can be incredibly intense, and it often becomes all-encompassing, Levitt said in a note to his constituents. It hasnt been without consequence to those I love most, and while it is an incredible privilege to serve the people of York Centre, I know deep down that now is the time for me to put family first and come back home, both physically and mentally.

YouTube removes rapper Wileys channel over repeated violations – Forward

| August 6, 2020

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Community connection 30 years in the making | Opinion – Yahoo News

| August 2, 2020

How do I follow up a tribute I wrote to honor my late mother in my previous column? Write something upbeat as she would have wanted.

How to fight anti-semitism and be an ally to Jewish people – Dazed

| August 2, 2020

Its time to educate yourself and take action as anti-semitism continues to permeate pop culture, from British politics to Wileys troubling Twitter tirade Last week, Wiley took to social media to go on a two-day anti-semitic tirade, in which he compared Jewish people to the Klu Klux Klan, called them snakes and cowards, and enforced the age-old, discriminatory trope that they control wealth. The British MC also claimed Jewish people were at war with Black people, that they were responsible for the slave trade, and suggested they should hold some corn an expression meaning to be shot. On Saturday (July 25), as his rant came to an end, Wiley was dropped by his management, and received news that the Metropolitan Police were investigating his tweets

Jewish apathy, Jewish privilege and antisemitism – The Jerusalem Post

| July 25, 2020

At a meeting on Monday of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs, participants bemoaned the condition of world Jewry. The discussion centered on the implementation of a plan approved earlier this month by the Israeli government to protect Jewish communities abroad from extinction.We are swimming against the current, said Diaspora Affairs Ministry Director-General Dvir Kahana, claiming that 80% of Jews outside of Israel live comfortably and feel no connection to their Judaism.Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevitch concurred that large segments of our nation are moving away from their Jewish identity and from Israel, warning, We have to wake up before its too late.Aside from the fact that the discussion itself is as old as the hills, and that the plan involves education and outreach not exactly an innovative concept it comes on the heels of reports that the COVID-19 pandemic is spurring many Jews to consider immigrating to Israel

Evangelical says nixing West Bank annexation could cost Trump the election – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| July 25, 2020

WASHINGTON (JTA) Israels potential annexation of parts of the West Bank may not be a top election issue for American Jews, or even a top issue right now for most Israelis.

Will Jewish schools finally address their segregationist past? – Forward

| July 21, 2020

In the two months since George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, American Jewish day schools have begun to rethink how they teach students about the brutal legacy of American racism. Among the subjects theyll have to examine?


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