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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 Photograph: Eric Luke Former Sunday Times columnist Kevin Myers has withdrawn from moderating a talk on censorship in Limerick after his appearance in the line-up provoked a storm of vitriolic abuse.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 – Jweekly.com

| 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.

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.


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