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MANDEL: The sad politics around a Jewish Heritage Month …

| May 26, 2018

It began as an outrageous mockery of Canadas first Jewish Heritage Month. And ended with Jewish students learning the importance of fighting back. When Noa Elfassy and her friends from Forest Hill Collegiate recently returned from March of the Living an emotional two-week trip that takes Jewish high school students to Poland to examine the horrors of the Holocaust and then to Israel to learn about the birth of the Jewish state they were told their schools annual Holocaust Remembrance assembly wasnt being held this year.

Ontario Jewish Heritage Month | Ontario Jewish Archives

| May 17, 2018

MAY IS JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH IN CANADA Since its unanimous passing in the Provincial Legislature on 23 February 2012 -- and more recently in the House of Commons on 28 March 2018 --Jewish Heritage Month provides us with the unique opportunity to learn, share and celebrate the history and culture of Jewish Canadians. FIND OUT WHAT EVENTS ARE TAKING PLACE DURING JEWISH HERITAGE MONTH HERE WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! The OJA will be featuring stories of #MyJewishHeritage all month long on our Facebook page and Twitter feed

Jobs Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to …

| March 26, 2018

The Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New Yorks contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. As a place of memory, the Museum enables Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience. As a public history institution, it offers intellectually rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources.

Russian Jewish immigrant Spektor infuses music with wit, vulnerability – Jewish Post

| August 25, 2017

Even if you dont follow pop music, you may have heard pianist and songwriter Regina Spektor singing the catchy Orange Is the New Black theme song, Youve Got Time, covering The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps in the animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings, or in numerous other films and TV shows that have featured her music. But you might never have heard the Russian Jewish immigrant at all had the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society not helped her family settle in New York. At age 9, Spektor entered the United States as a refugee when her parents fled Soviet persecution in 1989

PA wants two-state commitment from Trump administration – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Ron Kampeas Husam Zomlot, the PLO envoy to Washington, speaks to reporters in Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 2017. WASHINGTON (JTA)-The Palestinian Authority expects the Trump administration to commit to a peace deal endgame before the close of this month and prefers it would be the two-state solution.

Black September – San Diego Jewish Journal

| August 24, 2017

On September 5, 1972, at the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany, eight Palestinian terrorists breached lax perimeter security and broke into two apartments being used by the Israeli Olympic team. They captured, held hostage, and eventually killed 11 athletes and coaches in what came to be known as the Black September attack, after the faction of the Palestinian Liberation Organization that carried out the act

Another perspective on the Wall – The Jewish Standard

| August 24, 2017

FIRST PERSON Six months ago, a few days before I left New Jersey for a sabbatical in Israel, I said goodbye to a beloved teacher and friend of mine, who is Orthodox. Having lived in Israel for an extended period, he had many helpful suggestions and one plea. Whatever you do, just promise me that you wont go to the Kotel on Rosh Chodesh with Women of the Wall

Women rabbinical students asked to lift skirts, shirts at Western Wall – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 24, 2017

Women blowing shofars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Aug.

Kevin Myers withdraws from Limerick talk about censorship – Irish Times

| August 24, 2017

Kevin Myers: dismissed from the Sunday Times last month. Photograph: Eric Luke Former Sunday Times columnist Kevin Myers has withdrawn from moderating a talk on censorship in Limerick after his appearance in the line-up provoked a storm of vitriolic abuse. Mr Myers, who was dismissed from the Sunday Times last month, was due to moderate a talk in Limerick city next month on the subject of censorship, which will be given by Jodie Ginsberg of the Index on Censorship.

School year dawns with no resolution for Alameda girl targeted with anti-Semitism –

| August 18, 2017

On Monday morning Aug. 21, 14-year-old Natasha Waldorf, who is Jewish, will start her sophomore year at Alameda High School.

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