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Alex Haley Taught America About Race and a Young Man How to Write – The New York Times

| December 22, 2021

Roots was finally published on Aug. 17, 1976, 12 years after he began it.

Morocco king to renovate Jewish sites in the country – Middle East Monitor

| December 16, 2021

King of Morocco Mohammed VI recently introduced an initiative to renovate Jewish heritage sites in the country, Israel Hayom reported yesterday. The initiative includes the renovation of hundreds of synagogues, cemeteries and Jewish heritage sites in several cities across the kingdom. According to the Israeli newspaper, the Jewish cemetery in the city of Fes, which includes 13,000 graves, is included in the initiative.

From Gary Shteyngart to Emily Ratajkowski: The Jewish books you need to know this month – Forward

| December 7, 2021

Welcome to Forward Reads, your monthly tour of the Jewish literary landscape. Im a culture writer at the Forward, and I spend a lot of time combing through new releases so you can read the best books out there.

Lighting of menorah in Fort Myers reflects 2,000-year-old Hanukkah miracle – The News-Press

| November 30, 2021

Menorah lighting for the first night of Hanukkah at Chabad Lubavitch in Fort Myers Flames of light on a large menorah at Chabad Lubavitch in Fort Myers Sunday evening heralded the start of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Fort Myers News-Press Flames of lightatop a large menorah along McGregor Boulevard on Sunday evening heraldedthe start of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, symbolizing lighting the darkness

Iran preparing to enrich uranium to weapons-grade soon, Israel said to warn US – The Times of Israel

| November 30, 2021

After thaw with UAE, Erdogan says Turkey will seek to mend ties with Israel, Egypt Turkey will take steps to improve relations with Israel and Egypt similar to those taken with the UAE, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says in comments published by Turkish media. Ties between Turkey and the UAE were strained over regional issues, but Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayeds visit to Ankara last week thawed relations as the countries sealed multibillion-dollar investments. Just as a step was taken between us and the United Arab Emirates, we will take similar steps with the others, Erdogan tells Turkish reporters on board his plane returning from a trip to Turkmenistan at the weekend, NTV broadcaster reports

Frances Trump is dividing the community – Australian Jewish News

| November 16, 2021

AHEAD of Frances elections next year, ric Zemmour could become the countrys first major Jewish presidential candidate in the post-war Fifth Republic era. Recent polls have him pulling 16 per cent of the vote, placing him among the top challengers to President Emmanuel Macron. But theres a catch: Zemmour, the far-right journalist, public intellectual and consistent provocateur, hasnt announced that he is officially running yet

The To Do List, Week of November 12, 2021 | The Hill is Home – The Hillishome

| November 16, 2021

Its dark so very early, but that just means you have to start putting up your holiday lights NOW! If youre decorating for the holiday season and want to be added to the Light Up The Hill map, send an email to Speaking of lighting up, add November 20 to your calendar The Capitol Hill Holiday tree lighting ceremony is happening on that day at 5:30 p.m., Eastern Market Metro Plaza. Consider shopping for your holiday presents early

The new chair of Yad Vashem wants to build a firewall between politics and Holocaust remembrance. Can he? – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| November 12, 2021

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) For much of its history, Yad Vashem, Israels Holocaust authority, tried to steer clear of political controversies as it went about creating a lasting memorial and research center dedicated to the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews. That changed abruptly last year, when then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tapped Effi Eitam, a former general and far-right politician, as Yad Vashems first new chair in 27 years

Mossad said to have foiled Iran terror attacks against Israeli targets in Africa – The Times of Israel

| November 12, 2021

IDF blacklists 6 Palestinian rights groups, enabling Israel to act against them The Israel Defense Forces officially designates six Palestinian rights groups as unauthorized organizations, the military legal equivalent of terrorist organizations, following a similar decision by Defense Minister Benny Gantz last month, despite international criticism against the move. Israel maintains that the six Palestinian organizations Al-Haq, Addameer, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, the Union of Palestinian Womens Committees and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees serve as fronts for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group, something that the groups have repeatedly denied and that has been questioned by their European and international funders.

This Tucson poet won an award for her look at immigration – Arizona Daily Star

| November 12, 2021

Susan Briante recently won the 2021 Pegasus Award from the Poetry Foundation for Defacing the Monument, which addresses immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bill FinleySpecial to the Arizona Daily Star The literary awards season is well underway and the spotlight has again found Tucson. Walking a red carpet similar to the one traveled by Tucsonans Lydia Millet and Lissie Jaquette, both finalists for National Book Awards last year, University of Arizona Professor Susan Briante has received the 2021 Pegasus Award from the Poetry Foundation

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