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Celebrating the High Holy Days together – Australian Jewish News

| September 4, 2022

For the past two years, shules across Melbourne have been closed for the High Holy Days, with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur observed at home.

Mikhail Gorbachev dismantled the Iron Curtain and allowed Russian Jews to live openly again – Forward

| September 4, 2022

A Jewish demonstration in front of Moscow's Lenin's Library on April 14, 1988, the first day of the Gorbachev-Reagan summit. Some wear large yellow stars to draw attention on the situation of the Jewish people and refuseniks in the USSR Photo by VITALY ARMAND/AFP via Getty Images I have a confession to make. For a long time, the Conference of European Rabbis knew without a doubt that we should give President Mikhail Gorbachev our most prestigious prize.

The Tzedek Needs to Be with Tzedek Torah.org – Torah.org

| September 4, 2022

Posted on September 2, 2022 (5782) By Rabbi Label Lam | Series: Dvar Torah | Level: Beginner I think my mind has been playing tricks on me all these years. I am looking at the verse, Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof as if for the first time. Justice Justice you shall pursue, and I am realizing now that the double emphasis is not on the verb pursuing but rather on the quality of that which is being sought, Tzedek Tzedek

State bill will extend California nonprofit security grants ‘indefinitely’ J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 4, 2022

A bill to extend the California Nonprofit Security Grant Program permanently and more than double the maximum amount that nonprofits, including synagogues, can apply for has passed the Legislature and now awaits action from Gov. Gavin Newsom

Second man charged in armed carjacking of rabbi in Solon – cleveland.com

| August 22, 2022

SOLON, Ohio Authorities arrested a second man in connection with the armed carjacking of a 62-year-old rabbi earlier this month.

Im a rabbi who witnessed the attack on Salman Rushdie in Chautauqua. Here is how we can combat this type of hate – Forward

| August 22, 2022

On Aug. 12, celebrated author Salman Rushdie was stabbed at an event at the Chautauqua Institution. Photo by Charles Savenor & David Levenson/Getty Images Leven When my wife and I first planned our trip upstate, a conversation between Salman Rushdie and Henry Reese at the Chautauqua Institution stood out to us as a programmatic highlight we did not want to miss

Ben Gvir names scion of prominent rabbinic family to his far-right slate – The Times of Israel

| August 22, 2022

Far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir has selected the son of a prominent national-religious family for the No. 4 slot on his Otzma Yehudit partys electoral slate. Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu, who heads the Organization of Community Rabbis, a rabbinical group, is the grandson of Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu, a former chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel, and the son of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, the rabbi of Safed and a leading national-religious figure.

‘God is life,’ Rabbi Yonatan Neril on ecological conversion and the war in Ukraine – Religion News Service

| August 22, 2022

(RNS) Not long after Russias invasion of Ukraine in late February, Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Yonatan Neril found himself surrounded by 25 different religious leaders, including bishops, rabbis and sheiks, in Jerusalems Moscow Square as he affixed a letter calling for peace to the wall of the Russian Orthodox church.

"Come To Punjab, Sardars Will Protect You": Singer Rabbi Shergill To Bilkis Bano – NDTV

| August 22, 2022

Rabbi Shergill said the judiciary and the politiians had forsaken the people. Musician Rabbi Shergill, who once moved the country with his song 'Bilquis' that evoked the horrific gang rape of Bilkis Bano during the 2002 Gujarat riots, on Monday sent out a message of compassion for the survivor amid the nationwide outrage over the release of the 11 men convicted of the crime. "I want to tell Bilkis, come to Punjab, we will protect you with our last drop of blood.

Is this Russian rabbi fair game for sanctions, or being held to a double standard? – Forward

| August 22, 2022

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, with Rabbi Alexander Boroda, left, and Rabbi Berel Lazar, center, in a visit to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow in 2013. Photo by Alexey Druzhinin/AFP via Getty Images By Louis KeeneAugust 16, 2022 Rabbi Alexander Boroda, regarded as Russias second-most influential Jewish leader, feels misunderstood and worried for the nations Jews.


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