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The Aspiration of a Jewish Democracy – Jewish Journal

| May 12, 2022

Last week, I spoke at Park Avenue Synagogue (PAS) in New York City on the complexities of being a Zionist activist. I shared my own experiences of feeling ostracized from the progressive movement, feeling confused at the rhetoric surrounding Israel and Palestine on college campuses, and the implications of the BDS movement regarding contemporary antisemitism.

10 Jews who died of COVID-19 The Forward – Forward

| May 12, 2022

A rabbi and three mourners at a pandemic-era funeral at Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park in Clarksburg, Md.

Archivist Brings Jewish History to Life with Out of the Box Social Media Series – CBS Local

| May 12, 2022

Southfield (CW50) There is over 350 years of Jewish history in American. Thousands of stories to be read, lessons to be learned, and moments in history that define a culture and its peoples generations of heritage. At Temple Beth El, a team of archivists oversee the Rabbi Leo M

Jewish Law and Abortion – JSTOR Daily

| May 10, 2022

When we talk about religious framings of abortion ethics, particularly in the US, the discussion usually brings to mind positions advocated by some Christian institutions and their members, who largely support legal bans on the procedure (even if these groups didnt always). But, as physician and medical researcher Tomas J.

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Jewish Gaucho – Jewish Currents

| May 10, 2022

In 1891, a time of heightened antisemitism and frequent pogroms across the Russian empire, the German Jewish philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch bought 17 million acres of rural Argentine land for Jews to farm.

How SJP’s anti-Semitism and harassment threaten Jewish students – JNS.org

| May 10, 2022

(May 10, 2022 / JNS) In his Israel Apartheid Week address at Duke University a few weeks ago, radical Palestinian poet Mohammed el-Kurd advocated Palestinian liberation,telling his cheering audience, We want our land back from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea. When asked what would happen to 7 million Israelis who live on most of this land, el-Kurd replied, I dont care

Jewish Senior Connection adds in-person schmoozing during its second year – St. Louis Jewish Light

| May 10, 2022

Betsy Enger leads a cooking demonstration during a Jewish Senior Connection program in April. Photo: Bill Motchan A few days before Passover, a half dozen people gathered to learn an important skill: how to make stuffed dates and other delicious holiday dishes

And Then: What Jewish Law Says About My Abortion – jewishboston.com

| May 10, 2022

Here is a story Ive heard all my life: Before my grandmother delivered my mother prematurely almost 87 years ago, the doctor came to my grandfather and told him he might have to choose between the life of his wife or that of his unborn child. My grandfather, the son of a rabbi, immediately decided to save his wifethe mother. My grandmother delivered my mother with complications, but both mother and child survived.

Couples’ puzzling aspects revealed in Jewish Theatre’s ‘The Wanderers’ – The Herald-Times

| May 10, 2022

Connie Shakalis| Guest columnist What do you get when five people do a new play by Anna Ziegler at Jewish Theatre of Bloomington in May? The answer will stay a mystery until the end of "The Wanderers," because as artistic director Audrey Heller said, "I forgot to respond to your 'puzzle' interview question, but if I had, I'd have given away the twist in the story!" Playwright Ziegler tells the story of two vastly different couples as she examines yearning, faith, senses of purpose and tacit cultural expectations.

History of the Jews of Yemen – aish.com – Aish

| May 10, 2022

An ancient Jewish community that survived all odds and came home. A lone Jewish person remains in Yemen, down from seven in February, according to a new United Nations report about the treatment of religious minorities in conflict zones.


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