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Ofra, the Mayflower of the Settlements: A Revisit by Assaf Gavron – Tablet Magazine

| December 7, 2019

The walls of the first houses of the West Bank settlement of Ofra are now affixed with the ubiquitous blue signs of Israels Heritage Conservation Council. Here the founding fathers of Ofra established the first Jewish settlement in the mountain region, one reads. Here important decisions were made and, in order to make those crucial decisions, the public was summoned by the PA system on the roof, says another.

Whats Coming to Netflix in December 2019 – Variety

| December 6, 2019

As Christmas nears, Netflix will ring in this holiday season with new Kris Kringle-themed films including A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish, Home for Christmas and A Family Reunion Christmas. Tiffany Haddish, meanwhile, will be celebrating Hanukkah with her newest stand-up special Black Mitzvah, in which she shares how shes embracing her roots after discovering her fathers Eritrean-Jewish heritage. Kevin Harts new special also hits Netflix this month

The Incitement in Israel That Killed Yitzhak Rabin – The New York Times

| December 6, 2019

Im not big on counterfactual historical musings. The hypothetical is tempting and tantalizing, but valueless. History happens but only just.

Finding power in the feeling of otherness through a potato latke – SBS

| December 6, 2019

When I was 12 years old, I approached my Mum in the kitchen and earnestly asked her if I could try some facon (fake bacon). She turned to me with her hands crossed over her apron and looked at me amused

The Gathering Place names new CEO; free admission at Maltz Museum on winter holidays; more: Press Run – cleveland.com

| December 6, 2019

BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- The Gathering Place names new CEO: The Gathering Place has announced that Michele Seyranian has been named the organizations new CEO and will start on the job Dec. 16.

Neve Yerushalayim: In the Business of Igniting Souls – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| December 6, 2019

(Courtesy of Neve Yerushalayim) Jerusalem, December 1980. A young American tourist wearing jeans and a backpack descends the steps to the Kotel plaza. Gazing at the Wall for the first time, she knows shes supposed to be moved

Kanye West created an opera based on a Babylonian king who enslaved Jews – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| December 6, 2019

(JTA)-Love him or hate him, rapper Kanye West has done nothing if not evolve over the course of his career. He has cycled through mainstream hip-hop, auto-tuned singing, soulful sampling, epic egotistical commentary and-as he would happily tell you-much more. At the moment, West is in the midst of an intensely religious phase

We are thankful to have children living in beautiful places – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| November 30, 2019

When my daughter Julie headed out to Colorado in 2003, it was originally planned as a nine-month adventure teaching environmental science. Soon, however, Julie fell in love with the mountains, Colorado, and Sam, not necessarily in that order. They built a life together, completed graduate degrees, got married, bought a house in Frisco, and had a child.

UNESCO committee to decide in Bogota whether to remove Aalst Carnival from the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage for displaying antisemitic floats…

| November 30, 2019

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At its annual parade in March, the Carnival of Aalst, a city located 20 km west of Brussels, displayed giant puppets depicting Orthodox Jews with hooked noses standing on chests of money surrounded by rats. In view of the 2020 parade edition, organizers of the Carnival released last month ribbons for participants making fun of UNESCO and Jews

Thursday’s Brief: Future of the Hurley Building, Seniors Connect, Urban Renewal Meeting, Downtown Schools Night, Jewish Classics Celebrated and…

| November 27, 2019

Today is Thursday, November 21 and heres a joke to start your day from local comedian Ben Alper: An East Boston Dunkin was shut down by the Boston Inspectional Services Department after a video surfaced showing mice running around the inside.


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