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Av: Disaster and Consolation – The Jewish Voice

| July 17, 2020

By: Rebbetzin Tzipporah Heller By every measure the Jewish month of Av is tragically unique, one in which the worst disasters in our history took place. Disaster is no stranger to us.

The Yiddish song that kicked off the Swing Era is due for a comeback – The Jerusalem Post

| July 17, 2020

Printed in black and white and bigotry all over, Nazi official Hans Severus Zieglers brochure for his public exhibit in Dusseldorf featured an African American jazz musician with a Star of David on his lapel.

Beautiful Hagia Sophia: Between the Sacred and the Profane; Turkey Is Condemned, While Israel Gets a Pass – CounterPunch

| July 17, 2020

On 10 July, 2020, one of Turkeys highest courts ruled in favor of reconverting the Hagia Sophia Museum to a mosque. Within an hour of the ruling, Turkish President Erdogan decreed that the 1,583 year old iconic UNESCO World Heritage cultural monument would revert to a mosque and be open to Muslim worship.

The case for dining out in the middle of a pandemic – Maclean’s

| July 17, 2020

Amy Rosen: Canada's restaurants are on the brink of closing, which means part of culture could be lost Amy Rosen is a food writer and the owner of Rosens Cinnamon Buns in Toronto.

IAC co-founder: Jewish, Israel education should be affordable to everyone – The Jerusalem Post

| July 13, 2020

Jewish, Hebrew and Israel education should be affordable and accessible to everyone, Israeli-American Council (IAC) co-founder and CEO Shoham Nicolet said on Sunday. The current crisis brings great opportunities; by bringing education trailblazers we hope to inspire a new and innovative Jewish Education

Why Winona Ryder has been haunted by horrors of Holocaust since her childhood – Mirror Online

| July 13, 2020

When Winona Horowitz was a little girl, she used to sleep in the doorway of her parents bedroom. Her greatest fear was someone would knock on the door and drag them off to be murdered... like her fathers family who perished in the Holocaust.

What’s your story? – Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

| July 13, 2020

Ive been indulging in a lot of screen time recently. I know Im not alone in this. But it somehow seems odd to spend so much of my time passively watching as history is happening right before our eyes

Government may face legal action over building of Westminster Shoah memorial – Jewish News

| July 13, 2020

The government is facing legal action over its decision to build a national Holocaust memorial and learning centre in a Royal Park next to Parliament. Secretary of State of Homes, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick MP is being challenged by the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust over the process leading to a decision to build in Victoria Tower Gardens, beside the River Thames. Jenricks department sought planning permission in January 2019 after former Prime Minister David Camerons Holocaust Commission, led by former Jewish Leadership Council chair Sir Mick Davis, recommended a national memorial somewhere central

Emmys spotlight: Why ‘Unorthodox’ star Shira Haas believes in the power of change – Screen International

| July 4, 2020

As the star of Unorthodox, a show which examines a communitys relationship with its traumatic past, Shira Haas has a valuable perspective on the recent global movement to reexamine cultural history and memorialisation via statues. The only way to deal with it is to really change things or at least talk about it, says 25-year-old Haas, whose compelling performance as Esty, a young Jewish woman who escapes New York and her oppressive Orthodox neighbourhood for Berlin, has cast her into international awards contention

Helen Epstein: One real skill and one fake one helped my mother survive the Holocaust – Radio Prague

| July 4, 2020

Francis War, photo: Penguin Books Your mother and her parents were sent to Terezn. I must say I learned a lot about Terezn from reading Francis War, for instance that the adults would sometimes adopt children who were unaccompanied.


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