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Shavuot brings out the Jew – Cleveland Jewish News

| June 1, 2020

What is a Jew? That is a question that has baffled thinkers over the course of the centuries. Some claim a Jew is a member of the Jewish religion

I joined a club to read an old book and found a new story – Jewish Journal

| June 1, 2020

wikicommons The Sarajevo Haggadah Geraldine Brooks People of the Book was the inspiration for a creative musical work entitled The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book. Created by Bosnian composer and accordion player, Merima Kljuco, the work uses accordion, piano, and video to trace the unique travels of the haggadah from medieval Spain to 20th century Bosnia. Hidden and rescued during World War II, the haggadah was later restored by the National Museum in Sarajevo.

Virtual Shavuot events around the Bay J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| May 27, 2020

Shavuot is traditionally a time of year when Jews celebrate the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people by studying Torah all night long and eating lots of dairy foods, especially cheesecake.

Sassouni implores public to vote for experienced candidate ahead of Board of Education election – Great Neck News – The Island Now

| May 27, 2020

Rebecca Sassouni, who is running to retain her seat on the Great Neck Board of Education, said voting for someone with experience serving the public is paramount. Sassouni, a lawyer and Great Neck resident, spoke on the challenges Great Neck and Nassau County residents have faced in the past three years during her first term and said voting for someone who has district residents best interest at heart is of high importance. She is running against John Jahng

The epidemic that brought Jews back to Jerusalem – The Jerusalem Post

| May 26, 2020

A century ago, the Spanish Plague killed tens of millions of people globally.A century before that, communities throughout the eastern Mediterranean were devastated by a bubonic plague outbreak, which reached the ancient Galilean city of Safed in 1812, quickly decimating its population.Just a few years prior, three waves totaling some five hundred followers of the Vilna Gaon one of Jewish historys intellectual and spiritual giants had come to the Land of Israel from White Russia, fulfilling their leaders own dream a decade after his death. It was a significant demographic boost to the relatively small and overwhelmingly Sephardi Jewish community already in what was then Ottoman Palestine.An illustration of the Vilna Gaon.

The Amazing Delights of Mezze – Jewish Journal

| May 26, 2020

With its colorful array of brightly colored salads, savory dips, exotic finger foods and freshly baked breads, the mezze (or maza) is a feast for the senses. While this selection of small dishes serves as the appetizer course of the Sephardic Shabbat meal, the mezze is common to all the lands of the former Ottoman Empire. Although some say that the name derives from mezzo, the Italian word for half, referring to the small size of the dishes, and others say it is from the Arabic tmazza, meaning to eat in small bites, it more likely comes from the Persian word maze, which means taste or snack.

Dr. Ronnie Perelis Receives a Grant for Translating the Americas – Yu News

| May 22, 2020

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The borough’s nursing and midwife heroines of the First World War – Bury Times

| May 22, 2020

AT the outbreak of the First World War people from all walks of life took up the call to do their bit for King and country. While men enlisted in the armed forces, many thousands of women, mainly from the middle classes, signed up to become Red Cross nurses in the new Voluntary Aid Detachments. Known as VADs, these selfless women took up unpaid positions in military and auxilliary hospitals, both overseas, close to the front, and back at home

Shi, Sassouni running for re-election in Great Neck Board of Education races – Great Neck News – The Island Now

| May 13, 2020

The Great Neck Board of Education election, which will now take place on June 9, features both a contested and uncontested race for two spots on the board. Trustees Rebecca Sassouni and Jeffrey Shi were elected to the board for the first time in 2017.

Women to Join Global Lag BaOmer ‘Together’ – Yeshiva World News

| May 13, 2020

What will it take to finally change the worldfor Good? Three women had an idea, and Lets L.A.G. Together! was born


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