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Fact Check-Video of people tearing clothes in Jerusalem shows a Jewish custom and is not linked to the 2021 Hamas-Israel conflict – Reuters

| May 20, 2021

Footage showing three people wearing torn shirts has been falsely linked to the ongoing violence between Israel and Hamas, and is falsely said to show Israelis who later pretended they were attacked by Palestinians. However, the video is several years old and shows people conducting a traditional Jewish custom known as tearing kriah. The video has been viewed by thousands of social media users and begins with a man tearing the shirt of a woman, before tearing his own.

Members of Jewish synagogue come together after act of vandalism – KVOA Tucson News

| May 20, 2021

TUCSON (KVOA) - An act of vandalism overnight at an eastside synagogue had members believing it was an act of hatred. With the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the middle east, this Jewish community believes others see it as an invitation to attack them. A large rock was thrown through the front door of Chaverim Synagogue Tuesday night.

There are more American Jews and they’re staying Jewish – thejewishchronicle.net

| May 20, 2021

The Pew Research Center last week released a report of its survey, Jewish Americans in 2020. The new study of the size and character of U.S. Jewry coincidentally appeared just as Jews around the world prepared to celebrate Shabbat Bamidbar when we read the Book of Numbers description of the census of the Israelites in the desert.

Rise in antisemitic incidents in Florida prompts Jewish groups to spend thousands on security – WTXL ABC 27

| May 20, 2021

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WTXL) Harassment, vandalism, assault and even Zoom meetings have been disrupted by graphic and racist messages

Are the Jews being attacked in Israels mixed cities victims of pogroms – The Jerusalem Post

| May 20, 2021

The term pogrom is unfortunately back in our lexicon.Last week, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin described attacks by a bloodthirsty Arab mob in the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod as a pogrom. A Jewish vigilante in Lod told The Washington Post that he was defending its Jewish residents from a pogrom

Most US kids of intermarriage raised Jewish; parents want institutions to notice – The Times of Israel

| May 20, 2021

JTA Years ago, Jodi Bromberg met a woman at a Jewish event who said she had to call 65 rabbis before she found one who would officiate at her wedding to her non-Jewish husband.

The total collapse of Jewish and Israeli PR – opinion – The Jerusalem Post

| May 20, 2021

From the beginning of my rabbinic career, I focused mightily on public relations and disseminating the Jewish message to the world. I was accused of being publicity-hungry and of shallowness. But I knew that the one area where we Jews have so significantly failed was in public relations.

The making of the Jewish extremist Meir Kahane – TRT World

| May 20, 2021

Years after his death, the militant anti-Palestinian ideology of the Jewish Defence League leader lives on. In late April, a video of an Israeli girl, a Jewish resident of Jerusalems Old City, went viral on social media

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women are bucking the patriarchal, authoritarian stereotype of their community – The Conversation US

| May 20, 2021

Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been in the news a lot lately, partly due to their reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a few exceptions, the stories present ultra-Orthodox Jews as a patriarchal community that is authoritarian and resistant to public health measures, even during a global pandemic.

Can Arab-Jewish peace survive the ongoing violence in Israel? – The Jerusalem Post

| May 20, 2021

Delegates to the 16th Socialist International were milling about the Montechoro Hotels lobby in Albufeira, a sleepy resort town off of Portugals Algarve coast, when a gunman nailed five bullets into Palestinian cardiologist Isam Sartawis chest and head. The assassin vanished under a hail of police bullets


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