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Why does the US Jewish community need a command center for its protection? – The Jerusalem Post

| October 2, 2021

In todays Zoomcast, we will host Michael Masters, the CEO of the Secure Community Network (SCN) - the official homeland security and safety initiative of the organized Jewish community in North America. SCN serves as the central organization dedicated exclusively to the safety and security of the American Jewish community, working across 146 federations. In the conversation, Masters addressed current threats to the community and noted that SCN is training communities for emergency preparedness

The AIDS crisis strained his relationship with Judaism. Now, its integral to his art and activism. – Forward

| October 2, 2021

In 1993, artist and activist Gregg Bordowitz premiered his film Fast Trip, Long Drop, a not-quite documentary that made for a biting critique of media coverage of the AIDS crisis. The film, in which Bordowitz plays a defiant talk show guest named Alter Allesman Yiddish for old everyman was shown widely at LGBTQ and Jewish film festivals.

Jewish medical ethicist and Rabbi Moshe Tendler of Monsey – The Journal News

| October 2, 2021

MONSEY Rabbi Moshe (Moses) DovidTendler, a world leader in Jewish medical ethicsand professor at Yeshiva University, has died. The Monsey resident and founding rabbi of the Community Synagogue of Monsey was 95

In Afterlives, About Looted Art, Why Are the Victims an Afterthought? – The New York Times

| October 2, 2021

Some headlines from the last few months. March: the French government agrees to return a major landscape by Gustav Klimt to the heirs of Nora Stiasny, a Jewish woman from Vienna, forced to sell it before being sent to her death in 1942. June: the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Brussels returns a still life by Lovis Corinth to the family of Gustav and Emma Mayer, Jewish refugees from Germany whose belongings were looted in Nazi-occupied Belgium

‘The prince of kosher gospel’ is coming to Kansas City to unite Jewish and Black communities – KCUR

| October 2, 2021

Joshua Nelson gets called a lot of things.

The pursuit of perfection | The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle – thejewishchronicle.net

| October 2, 2021

We Jews never really finish. In Pirkei Avot we learn that our job is not to complete the task, nor are we free to desist from doing all we can.

Reservation Dogs Actress Reflects on Indigenous and Jewish Roots, Humor and Healing – Jewish Journal

| October 2, 2021

Actress Sarah Podemski sees much kinship between indigenous communities and the Jewish people, particularly when it comes to humor. She would know, after all: she was born in Canada to an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) mother, and raised by an Israeli-Jewish father. These days, shes a recurring character on the hit Hulu series, Reservation Dogs.

Remarkable true Jewish history of chocolate revealed in new book – St. Louis Jewish Light

| September 27, 2021

Before you take your next bite of some delicious chocolate, you may want to check out a new book by British autor Michael Leventhal, that explores the history of chocolate in Jewish food and culture. In his book, the author of The Chocolate King, which won a PJ Library Author Incentive Award, creates a unique recipe book, bringing together individual recipes from more than fifty noted Jewish bakers. If youre a chocoholic, or know one, this book of chocolate-based recipes, or those with an interest in the diverse ways that chocolate is used around the world, this book is for you

Ruth Wisse on the miracle of modern Jewish history – The Jerusalem Post

| September 27, 2021

The quarrel In 1952, the New York-based Yiddish monthly Yidisher Kemfer (The Jewish Militant) published the first prose work by then-noted Yiddish poet and Holocaust survivor Chaim Grade (pronounced Grahdeh) titled My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner. It tells the short stoy of an ex-yeshiva bochur, Chaim Vilner, loosely representing the author himself, who has a three-part argument with a friend of his from yeshiva, Hersh Rasseyner, at three points in time: 1937, 1939, and 1948.

Jews and Arabs gather in annual Sukkat Shalom in Judea – Cleveland Jewish News

| September 27, 2021

Over 100 Arabs and Jews gathered Monday at the home of Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi to put religious coexistence on display on the final day of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The gathering was attended by former U.S.


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