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18 noteworthy Jews who died in 2021 | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle – thejewishchronicle.net

| December 24, 2021

(JTA) Every year brings the deaths of Jewish icons who leave behind outsized legacies, from the realms of art and culture, government, business, philanthropy and beyond. Here are 18 whom we lost in 2021 none from COVID presented in alphabetical order

Proud Jews Walking: The Eicha Problem and The Rebbe’s Solution – Jewish Journal

| December 24, 2021

Ive grown increasingly cynical of the way the Jewish college experience is discussed in our community. Over the last decade, millions have been invested on initiatives, organizations and programs designed to equip our young people with the resources to defend themselves in the war of words: The increasing prevalence of anti-Israel activism on campus. I myself have contributed to this effort.

Construction unearths parts of Crimean synagogue long thought to be destroyed – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| December 24, 2021

(JTA) The renovation of a hospital in an area that Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014 yielded the discovery of parts of a 19th-century synagogue that was thought to have been completely destroyed.

The inhumanity of identity politics – Spiked

| December 24, 2021

Are you a regular spiked reader? Then please consider making a Christmas donation

May Is Jewish American Heritage Month? chicagojewishnews.com

| December 16, 2021

During the month of May, Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is celebrated to honor and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of American Jews.

Special Observances

| December 16, 2021

2021 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAYTheme: Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off! The observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is not my holiday season. Please leave me out of it. – Forward

| November 25, 2021

This is an adaptation of Looking Forward, a weekly email from our editor-in-chief sent on Friday afternoons. Sign up here to get the Forwards free newsletters delivered to your inbox. My first thought when I saw Old Navys new Happy ALL-idays commercial was: How clever, I cant believe nobody came up with that term before.

Sweden’s national theater stages its first ever Yiddish production J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 25, 2021

Actors in a recent production of Waiting for Godot at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm performed neither in the classic plays original English nor in Swedish translation.

New York City Opera to Present The World Premiere Of THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS – Broadway World

| November 25, 2021

This January, New York City Opera (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) will produce its latest world premiere of a new American opera, Ricky Ian Gordons THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS, a co-production with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, Dominick Balletta, Executive Director). With a libretto by Michael Korie, based on Giorgio Bassanis 1962 novel, THE GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINIS will be conducted by James Lowe, directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, and will open on Wednesday, January 19 at Edmond J

Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond – The Boston Globe

| November 25, 2021

JESSY LANZA This DJ and producer just released her contribution to the long-running DJ-Kicks mix series, blending her own tracks like the fizzy Seven 55 with cuts by other denizens of club musics cutting edge. She supports Caribou, the electro alter ego of the pop auteur Dan Snaith


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