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More Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage Than Ever – Reason (blog)

| June 27, 2017

PewAs Gay Pride month draws toward a close, a new poll by the Pew Research Center suggests the fight over same-sex marriage in the United States is over. This is not Roe v. Wade 2.0

Women and Tales in Jerusalem Jewish Orthodox style – eTurboNews

| June 26, 2017

Its a quiet morning on a hillside in the ancient village of Ein Kerem, perfect for enjoying a breakfast of home-made goats milk cheese and freshly baked bread. This is the home of Efrat Giat, a shepherdess turned tour guide who lives in the house her husband was born in, tending to goats and their five children, not necessarily in that order.

WATCH: Indian Jews bring Bollywood flair to Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Post

| June 25, 2017

Leora Ruben, Mayan Sanlar, Avishai Mazgaonkar and Oved Gadkar bring a little Bollywood to Jerusalem as part of their Birthright trip from India..

The ‘reward’ of every Temple Mount rioter: 4,500 shekels a month … – Arutz Sheva

| June 25, 2017

Jewish visitors on Temple Mount Zac Wajsgras/Flash90 A Turkish organization funded partially by the Turkish government invested in a project intended to bring 500 thousand Israeli Arabs to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect it against Israeli invasion and the threat of its destruction, according to an investigation by Israel Hayom. The journalist Nadav Shragai reported that an organization called Mirasimiz (Our Heritage, - ed.) organized mass transportation to the Old City of Jerusalem, allotting 11.5 million shekels for this purpose. The transportation project was to have continued for many months, and the organization obtained 11 buses and hired dozens of additional buses every week to execute the project.

Higher health risks for Israeli Ethiopian immigrants – The Jerusalem Post

| June 25, 2017

A memorial ceremony for Jewish immigrants who died on the way to Israel from Ethiopia, June 5, 2016. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM) Immigrants of Ethiopian origin have a 2.4-fold risk of developing type-2 diabetes and a 1.5 higher risk of contracting schizophrenia than other Israelis, according to a recent discussion in the Knesset Labor, Social Welfare and Health Committee. Dr.

Citrus Club ‘Happy Hour’ unites support for Jewish Pavilion – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

Pamela Ruben (L-r), Yarmmys Vargas, Jakki Kim, and Emily Armstrong from the Citrus Club Young Executive Board, with Barbara Abramson from the Jewish Pavilion Board. Cocktails. Crowds.

My special-needs daughter’s tallit is her superhero cape – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

(Kveller via JTA)Being the parent of a child with a disability can be lonely. Being the single parent of a child with a rare disability that is estimated to affect a mere 1 percent of the population can feel like being sentenced to solitary confinement.

Fun Shabbats planned at Congregation Beth Am this summer – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

While its summer vacation at school, Congregation Beth Am is not taking the season off as it hosts Shabbat in the Round and special themed shabbatos services to which the entire community is invited. The CBA sanctuary will be arranged in the round with the bima moved to the center of the sanctuary.

A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| June 23, 2017

Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images President Emmanuel Macron of France at a news conference in Paris, June 12, 2017. (JTA)-Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old KobiliTraore called his Jewish neighbor "Satan" and cried out for Allah. These and other facts about the April 4 incident that shocked French Jewry are known from testimonies and a recording made by a neighbor, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism watchdog

Ontario Jewish Heritage Month Calendar | UJA Federation of …

| June 22, 2017

In the midst of the spring bloom in May, the province of Ontario proudly celebrates Jewish Heritage Month (JHMO) by acknowledging the plentiful and impressive achievements and contributions made by the members of the Jewish community while honouring Ontarios Jewish rich culture & heritage. Since its unanimously passing in the Legislature on February 23, 2012, the Jewish Heritage Month (Bill 17) has provided all citizens the unique opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Ontarians of Jewish heritage, who have made an impact in communities across the province, from Kenora to Cornwall, as well as appreciate the significant contributions made by the Jewish community in the fields of medicine, law, politics, arts, business and philanthropy. The Jewish Heritage Month Bill was spearheaded by MPP Mike Colle (Eglinton-Lawrence) and co-sponsored by MPP Cheri DiNovo (ParkdaleHigh Park) and MPP Peter Shurman (Thornhill).

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