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Moldovan Students Set to Learn More About the Holocaust – Transitions Online

| August 9, 2017

Critics say that teaching on the subject has been far too little, partly because of the sensitivity of discussing the atrocities committed by the Romanian fascist state. Critics say that teaching on the subject has been far too little, partly because of the sensitivity of discussing the atrocities committed by the Romanian fascist state. The upcoming school year should bring more prominence to Holocaust studies in Moldovan schools.

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

| August 8, 2017

WASHINGTON (JTA) The government of Cape Verde listed the island nations Jewish cemeteries and some other structures as heritage sites.

Holocaust education in Moldova is about to get (slightly) better – The Times of Israel

| August 4, 2017

CHISINAU, Moldova In a Moldovan secondary school history textbook, seven pages are devoted to the crimes of communist leader Joseph Stalin an entire chapter with numerous photos illustrating the horrors of the gulag.

Bagels from Benny and the joy of learning to be Jewish – Jewish News (blog)

| August 3, 2017

As every working mum (or dad) will tell you, modern families lead busy lives. Parents find themselves juggling work presentations with spelling tests, interview preparation with school plays and client calls with science projects. Just as the free market economy has created ways to ease hectic lives (I may see my Amazon delivery driver more than my own mother) and smartphones mean your weekly shop can be done on the bus to work, parents still struggle with the question of whether they are giving enough time to their children.

I’m not shocked by Kevin Myers’ anti-Semitic comment as a Jew I hear this type of remark all too often – The Independent

| August 2, 2017

Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest price possible writes Kevin Myers for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times. Shocked

Epstein Not Just Spinning Its Wheel With Logo – Atlanta Jewish Times

| August 2, 2017

The Epstein School is welcoming students back this month with a new logo, which communications director Coleen Lou said represents the institutions fluidity in moving forward while remaining rooted in its heritage, symbolized by the blue Star of David in the logos center.

Literary world fired up over debut short story collection by gay immigration lawyer – The Times of Israel

| August 2, 2017

NEW YORK Ikeda Yataros body was cremated today. May his soul be forever damned. The flames claimed his corpse and his roses all that was left of the man.

Grapevine: When age doesn’t matter – The Jerusalem Post

| August 2, 2017

JUST BEFORE the Knesset went into summer recess, there was yet another installment of the ongoing debate about retirement age for women, in which even great fighters for equality urged that retirement age for women remain at 62 or 63 and not be raised to 64 or heaven forbid equal to that of men, which is 67. Their arguments are based on women homemakers who have never held a job outside the house and would have to wait longer to receive their senior citizens pensions if the retirement age is raised. On the other hand, employers who want to fire women in their early 60s have the excuse of retirement age, which doesnt really make sense, because in Israel, as in many other parts of the world, women tend to live longer than men, and if they are good and dedicated workers, there is no reason to get rid of them

SlutWalk Chicago, In Reversal, Will Allow Marchers Carrying Jewish … – Jewish Week

| August 2, 2017

SlutWalk Chicago will allow marchers carrying Jewish or Zionist symbols after saying earlier they would be banned. The group, part of an international movement that protests rape culture, in its ban announced this month referred to a decision by the Chicago Dyke March to ask three women carrying rainbow flags featuring white Stars of David to leave

Cave Of Dreams – Jewish Week

| August 2, 2017

Under Hebrons night sky, a young bridegroom, Yaakov G., just hours before walking down his wedding aisle, walked a pebbly Hebron path to the Cave of Machpela, said to be a portal into the Garden of Eden. Under the floor of a Herodian structure is a double-chambered cave where lie the bones of Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebecca; Jacob and Leah. Before marriage, Jews traditionally visit the graves of ancestors, extending invitations to the wedding, and Yaakov was doing just that


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