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Free Screening of ‘Shoelaces’ on Feb. 27 at the JCC in Honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month – TAPinto.net

| February 25, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, the JCC of Central NJ, will present a free screening of the film, Shoelaces, atender family dramedy about the relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long ago. Both are tested by tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications, was nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film. Directed by Jacob Goldwasser, the film is inHebrew with English subtitles (98 minutes)

The ugly antisemitism at the Aalst carnival – The Jerusalem Post

| February 25, 2020

The ugly face of antisemitism was literally on display in Belgium this week. The annual carnival in the Belgian city of Aalst went ahead on Sunday, with more and worse antisemitic tropes and themes than in the past. This was done on purpose.

Here’s when and how to use Culture Pass for free access to NYC’s best attractions – Time Out New York Kids

| February 25, 2020

How was the midwinter break? Wow, that sounds amazing.

Rivlin greeted by top Victorians – The Australian Jewish News

| February 25, 2020

ISRAELS President Reuven Rivlin was welcomed to Victoria by Governor Linda Dessau and Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday (Monday). Arriving at Government House in a motorcade from Mount Scopus Memorial College where he visited, Israels head of state spoke warmly about Australia. The strong friendship between Israel and Australia is built on shared values and a long history

Things To Do This Weekend In London: 29 February-1 March 2020 – Londonist

| February 25, 2020

All weekendChiswick House & Gardens hosts a Camellia Show A WESTMINSTER STORY: Theatre show A Westminster Story follows the tale of a free spirited Scottish musician who's new to London, and a conflicted politician, and what happens to them as a result of a chance meeting on Albert Embankment one night.

Theatre: Harmony and hard times combine in The Times They Are A Changin – Montreal Gazette

| February 21, 2020

The sound of silence gives way to the sounds of the 60s at the Segal next week, as a musical show starring husband-and-wife team Louise Pitre and W. Joseph Matheson moves in just as the silent-retreat drama Small Mouth Sounds moves out. The Times They Are A Changin, which plays from March 1 to 22, and which originated at Torontos Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company in 2017, is a celebration of protest songs from songwriters of Jewish heritage such as Carole King, Paul Simon, Mama Cass, Arlo Guthrie and, of course, Bob Dylan

Labour’s next leader has already betrayed the left – Middle East Eye

| February 21, 2020

In recent years the British Labour party has grown rapidly to become one of the largest political movement in Europe, numbering more than half a million members, many of them young people who had previously turned their backs on national politics. The reason was simple: a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, had shown that it was possible to rise to the top of a major party without being forced to sacrifice ones principles along the way and become just another machine politician. But as Corbyn prepares to step downafter a devastating election defeat, statements by the three contenders, Lisa Nandy, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Keir Starmer, for his crown suggest that his efforts to reinvent Labour as a mass, grassroots movement are quickly unravelling.A politics of cynicism dressed only loosely in progressive garb -has returned to replace Corbyn's popular democratic socialism.

History will remember Abbas as peace rejectionist – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| February 21, 2020

(JNS)Even before the Trump administrations Middle East peace plan was revealed earlier this month, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas was planning his trip to New York City, where he plans to address the United Nations and protest the plans outline, which the P.A. has rejected outright. That has been the Palestinian leaders modus operandi for the past 17 years, and it has kept him on the wrong path of sparing no effort to fight Israel in the international arena, which at times seems to be his primary goalsomething far more important to him than promoting Palestinian interests that could facilitate statehood.

How two Boston women became legends in the sport of cycling – The Boston Globe

| February 21, 2020

They lived just a few blocks from each other, at the same time, said author Lorenz J. Finison, who has written two books about Bostons cycling history. The fascinating stories of how these two female cyclists overcame discrimination and challenged the status quo are highlighted in a new exhibit called Cycling Legends of the West End, which runs through May 30 at the West End Museum

New Life in the Dead of Winter – Christianheadlines.com

| February 21, 2020

New Life in the Dead of Winter One of the first things that my husband and I did when we bought our home in Israel was plant fruit trees in our new garden. What a blessing it was! Trees in Israel are different from those anywhere else in the world. They are subject to biblical laws, such as God's directive to wait three years before eating the fruit of a new tree (Leviticus 19:23), and not to work the land or prune trees during the Sabbatical year (Leviticus 25:1-7)


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