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Hillel International selects UCF student – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| August 23, 2017

Alexa Goldstein UCF student Alexa Goldstein (Class of 2019) was chosen to be one of only 17 members of the second cohort of the Hillel International Student Cabinet. "We are so proud of Lexi for being selected for this honor," stated Aaron Weil, executive director and CEO of Central Florida Hillel. "Hillel International only selects 17 students from around the world and this is the first time a student from UCF has been selected for this honor.

Heath: Reflections on an American tragedy – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

| August 23, 2017

Imagine for a moment if after the Nazi holocaust, Germany passed segregation legislation, circumscribing where Jewish survivors could live, work, eat and play.

After Barcelona, French Jewish Leader Calls For ‘Immediate Eradication’ Of Terrorism – Forward

| August 21, 2017

Getty Images (JTA) Following the death of a pedestrian in what appeared to be a vehicular terrorist attack in Marseille, a leader of the local Jewish community called for the immediate eradication of terrorism. Bruno Benjamin, the president of the local branch of the CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities, wrote the message on Twitter on Monday, shortly after police arrested a man they suspect is connected to the slaying of one woman and the serious injury of another woman in a car-ramming attack that morning.

Hey, America, Now You Have Our Worst People. You’re Welcome. – BuzzFeed News

| August 19, 2017

If youve been paying attention to all of the increasingly bad news in the world lately, youve probably heard of the Proud Boys, a group of right-wing millennial hipsters who like to punch the shit out of each other.

Exhibitions | American Jewish Historical Society

| August 18, 2017

October 7, 1944 In Cooperation with Yeshiva University Museum. This exhibition is the American attempt to respond to four women, and the revolt in Auschwitz that they helped make possible.

Hidden blueprint leads diggers to ancient ritual baths of Vilnius synagogue – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 18, 2017

(JTA) A newly discovered blueprint of the destroyed great synagogue in Vilnius led ateam of archaeologists to unearth the remains of two ritual baths that were used by congregants of one of Europes largest and most prominent Jewish communities before its annihilation. The synagogue, which was at the heart of the large Jewish community in Vilnius for hundreds of years, was destroyed in the Holocaust.

Defiant, Trump Laments Assault on Culture and Revives a Bogus Pershing Story – New York Times

| August 18, 2017

Mr. Corker, a sober voice on foreign policy and a frequent ally of the Trump administration, bluntly questioned the presidents ability to perform the duties of his office.

Letter to the Editor: A step in the right direction – The Independent Florida Alligator

| August 17, 2017

Dear UF President Kent Fuchs, I currently live and work as a global health specialist in Rwanda, a country that is all too familiar with how hate speech related to ethnicity can spark mass violence. In 1994, America stood by as one million Rwandans were murdered by violence sparked by genocide ideology. Together with my Rwandan colleagues, I have been watching the political situation in the U.S

Battling Nazis and white supremacists: A tale of two cities Charlottesville and La Crescenta – Jewish Journal

| August 17, 2017

La Crescenta, California is a long way from Charlottesville, Virginia, but both communities have recently had to deal with controversies involving Nazis, white supremacy, and the removal of a public monument that symbolized bigotry.

Remembering us to life: Regina Spektor performs in Ra’anana – The Jerusalem Post

| August 16, 2017

Regina Spektor to play in concert on August 19 in Raanana Amphipark. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons) Life would be a little more dreary without Regina Spektor

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