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Ephraim Einhorn, longtime Taiwan rabbi with history of international intrigue, dies at 103 – Forward

| September 16, 2021

Courtesy of Zoy Chang Rabbi Ephraim Einhorn with members of the Taiwan Jewish Community group at his 99th birthday party in 2017. (JTA) Ephraim Einhorn, a rabbi and businessman who helmed Taiwans fledgling Jewish community after a career that included clandestine missions on behalf of oppressed Jews, has died. Einhorns death on Wednesday morning in Taipei, just hours before the beginning of Yom Kippur, came after an extended illness and weeks of intermittent hospitalizations

Leading rabbi connected to AIPAC calls for limiting aid to the ‘fanatical,’ violent Israel – Mondoweiss

| September 16, 2021

Here is an interesting sermon from Rosh Hashanah. Jonathan Blake, a leading Reform rabbi in New York, likens Israel to Abraham and says there is a good Israel and an Israel of dangerous fanaticism that lifts a knife against the innocent.

From Houston to New Orleans with love: – Jewish Herald-Voice

| September 16, 2021

When Category 4 Hurricane Ida recently wreaked havoc on New Orleans, power, basic supplies and patience quickly grew scarce. Having seen firsthand how hurricanes can affect a city, several Houston Jewish community members sprang into action

For This Rabbi Near Surfside, the High Holidays are for Processing Communal Grief – The Jewish News

| September 14, 2021

(JTA) If theres one thing Rabbi Sholom Lipskar wants to remember from the aftermath of the Surfside condo collapse in June, its the small cards that he distributed to the first responders and search-and-rescue teams working at the site. Inscribed with Psalm 23, a psalm often recited in times of trouble that begins with the words The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, the cards were meant to protect and inspire those charged with extracting survivors and, later, recovering bodies.

US House of Representatives marks 9/11 anniversary with rabbis prayer – The Jerusalem Post

| September 14, 2021

The coincidence of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with the imminent High Holidays has long haunted the Jewish-American imagination.

Yom Kippur to be observed in Chino Hills with Rabbi Harlig – Chino Champion

| September 14, 2021

The most solemn of Jewish religious holidays, Yom Kippur, will be observed by the Chabad Jewish Center of Chino Hills on Wednesday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Sept.

‘Looking back on that day, there’s so many emotions’: Northbrook rabbi recalls his time at ground zero in 2001 – Chicago Daily Herald

| September 14, 2021

One day, the rabbi will give them a fitting burial.

A Response to Rabbi Romain’s and the former Archbishop Carey: There is indeed Biblical and Theological Opposition to Assisted Dying – The BMJ

| September 14, 2021

Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Rabbi Jonathan Romains and the former Archbishop George Careys essay, There is nothing holy about agony: religious people and leaders support assisted dying too (9 September 2021). Firstly, the terms employed by Rabbi Romain and former Archbishop Carey serve to empty assisted dying of any connotations other than one of being a professional, medical procedure. Yet, upon more considered thought, there is no reason to medicalise or sanitise assisted dying or even to call it assisted dying in the first place as opposed to, say, facilitated murder or suicide

Pope Francis and Israels chief rabbi in dispute over the Torahs relevance to Jews – National Post

| September 14, 2021

Breadcrumb Trail Links The pope's comments risk a return of the 'teaching of contempt' prevalent in the Catholic Church until the last century, Rabbi Rasson Arousi warns Author of the article: The Vatican has rejected criticism from senior Israeli rabbis over remarks by Pope Francis about Jewish books of sacred law, saying he was not questioning their continuing validity for Jews today.

Major Happenings Announced at the Hampton Synagogue – Dan’s Papers

| September 14, 2021

The country may be talking about lockdowns and permanent closures, but in Westhampton Beach the Hampton Synagogue is thriving. The popular Jewish congregation run by the oft dubbed rabbi-to-the-stars Marc Schneier hasnt let the pandemic slow it down. In fact, they plowed ahead with construction of a massive addition to their synagogue, named Jacks House and the Levin Family Childrens Campus.


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