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New Jewish group in Labour Party backs right to BDS – The Electronic Intifada (blog)

| August 18, 2017

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 17 August 2017 Jewish members of the Labour Party have founded a new group. Jewish Voice for Labour will launch at the UK main opposition partys conference in Brighton next month. The new initiative presents a challenge to an existing Israel lobby group that positions itself as the representative of Jewish members of Labour

From Rhode Island To South Carolina, 11 Synagogues Whose Architecture Can Wow – Jewish Week

| August 18, 2017

Like a lot of Reagan-era children, I was schlepped to a succession of suburban postwar temples. They all had magnificent cantors, lively services and prosaic 1960s and 70s architecture, which to my youthful eyes paled in grandeur next to my friends grand churches.

Organizer of Charlottesville’s Unite the Right rally described as onetime wannabe liberal activist – Richmond.com

| August 18, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE After using his blog and Wes Bellamys Twitter history to make a name for himself last fall, those platforms are now being used against Jason Kessler, the pro-white activist who organized the Unite the Right rally that turned deadly on Saturday. Articles and conspiracy theories about Kesslers past as a supporter of President Barack Obama and wannabe liberal activist who participated in the Occupy movement abound now as President Donald Trump continues facing backlash for his response to the rally that resulted in one woman, as well as two state police officers in a separate incident, dying.

Anti-censorship campaigner ‘happy’ to have Kevin Myers moderate talk – Irish Times

| August 17, 2017

Kevin Myers apologised and said he had no career left and that his reputation was in tatters.

The Summer Of Our Public Jewishness – HuffPost

| August 16, 2017

For my new California drivers license photo, I wore my rainbow Star of David necklace. Ive acquired considerable symbolic bling over the yearsmainly because a lifetime of well-meaning folks assuring me I dont look Jewish or look gay frayed my last nerve.

Deli Owner Criticized For Controversial Sign (Photo) – America Now

| August 16, 2017

A deli owner in Flemington, New Jersey, sparked controversy for a sign that called on people to celebrate "White History Month." Jim Boggess, owner of Jimbo's Deli, told the Hunterdon County Democrat his sign was put up to encourage everyone to be proud of who they are.

Chabad Teen Time Gets Double Boost – Atlanta Jewish Times

| August 16, 2017

To foster a stronger connection between youths and their identity within the Jewish community, Chabad of Cobb welcomed Rabbi Gedalya Hertz and his wife, Ruthy, as the congregations new youth directors July 1. The Hertzes look forward to increasing engagement among teens in public schools and Jewish day schools in North Fulton and East Cobb to facilitate a greater appreciation for their heritage. The couple met after Rabbi Hertzs sister introduced them while Ruthy was living with her in Israel

One dead and 19 injured as car strikes crowds along route of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville – Washington Post

| August 12, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE A chaotic and violent day turned to tragedy Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members planning to stage what they described as their largest rally in decades to take America back clashed with counterprotesters in the streets and a car plowed into crowds, killing one person and injuring 19 others. Video recorded at the scene shows a gray car accelerating into crowds on a pedestrian mall, sending bodies flying and then reversing at high speed, hitting yet more people.

Cape Verde lists Jewish cemeteries as heritage sites | Jewish … – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON (JTA) The government of Cape Verde listed the island nations Jewish cemeteries and some other structures as heritage sites. A Washington-based group, the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, announced the June 29 designation of the sites as part of the countrys National Historical Patrimony this week in an email to its members. The designation means that the cemeteries may not be destroyed and that a number of buildings with Jewish associations may not be altered, the groups president, Carol Castiel, told JTA.

Cape Verde lists Jewish cemeteries as heritage sites – Jewish News

| August 12, 2017

The government of Cape Verde listed the island nations Jewish cemeteries and some other structures as heritage sites. A Washington-based group, the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, announced the June 29 designation of the sites as part of the countrys National Historical Patrimony this week in an email to its members. The designation means that the cemeteries may not be destroyed and that a number of buildings with Jewish associations may not be altered, the groups president, Carol Castiel, told JTA


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