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Ruben Shimonov is working to tell the ‘broader story of Mizrahim’ – JNS.org

| October 12, 2020

(October 9, 2020 / JNS) Experts in global Jewish history believe that highlighting minority voices within the Jewish community has the power to honor its nuances and interconnectedness.

Oct 17 | Online Highlights October 17 to 23 | Great Neck, NY Patch – Patch.com

| October 12, 2020

Saturday, October 17 7:00 - 8:00 PM Broadway Trivia Teens in grades 7+ jrobinson@greatnecklibrary.org Monday, October 19 6:00 - 7:30 PM Board of Trustees Regular Meeting online via WebEx https://gnlskype.my.webex.com/gnlskype.my/j.php?MTID=m91a35ef682b3af0d00acf6a879eaa928 Meeting Number : 163 282 1837 Password: DMksmQMJ265 (36576765 from phones) Join by phone +1-650-215-5226 United States Toll 8:30 - 9:30 PM I Love Autumn Drawing Challenge Teens in grades 7+ lsweeney@greatnecklibrary.org Tuesday, October 20 9:30 - 10:30 AM Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn Series Open to All Levels Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Meeting ID: 849 1390 1791 Password: 781668 2:00 - 3:30 PM Bernard Herrmann and His Music Scores - Presented by Richard Knox We will have an opportunity during this program to revisit many of the mood-setting scores Herrmann created right through his final work on Martin Scorseses Taxi Driver.

Music of Remembrance To Launch ‘Endurance and Hope’-Inspired Concert Season – OperaWire

| October 12, 2020

On November 1, 2020, Music of Remembrance will launch its 23rd concert season, which will feature a theme of endurance and hope. Presented over four streamed concerts, the performances will include live conversations, panels, meet-the-artists events, and special guests from around the world

How a Palestinian refugee is enjoying new freedoms as a Spaniard after unearthing Jewish heritage – The National

| October 7, 2020

She is a student in Britain born in Dubai to a Palestinian father and a Lebanese mother. But it is her secret Jewish heritage that has made her eligible for a Spanish passport and opened up a world of possibilities. Dubai resident Heba Nabil Iskandarani, 26, was classed as stateless and had a Lebanese travel document that defined her as a Palestinian refugee, but after searching familys ancestral tree a new branch has emerged.

China’s War on Uighur Culture – The Atlantic

| October 7, 2020

How do you protect a culture that is being wiped out? For Uighurs, this is more than just a hypothetical

Humans Are All More Closely Related Than We Commonly Think – Scientific American

| October 7, 2020

The late esteemed English actor Christopher Lee traced his ancestry directly to Charlemagne. In 2010 Lee released a symphonic metal album paying homage to the first Holy Roman emperorbut his enthusiasm may have been a tad excessive.

Why the High Holidays Were Great – jewishboston.com

| October 7, 2020

It wasnt surprising to hearso much despair leading up to the High Holidaysgiven the state of the world.

Introducing Fahrenheit 411, your guide to the disinformation plaguing the 2020 campaign – Forward

| October 7, 2020

Welcome to FAHRENHEIT 411, a special newsletter on disinformation and conspiracy theories ahead of the 2020 presidential election. It is produced in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London-based think tank that studies extremism, and written by Molly Boigon, an investigative reporter at The Forward. A Wikipedia articleabout genetic studies on Jews was among the most shared links in antisemitic online spaces at the end of September, used to spread disinformation about Jews role in the slave trade, Islamophobic tropes and other conspiracy theories, according to ISD

How museums can help end the culture wars – Prospect Magazine

| October 4, 2020

History wars on a plate: a 17th-century ceramic basin from Puebla, Mexico, borrows the Habsburg double-headed eagle motif. Is it cultural appropriation or supplication to an imperial power

The Star of the Sukkot Party: Stuffed Grape Leaves – Jewish Journal

| October 4, 2020

The highlight of the Sukkot holiday has always been nabbing an invite to the Sheff familys sukkah party. Every year explored a new theme, ranging from Mariachis and Margaritas to Western-Style Beers and Barbecue to Moroccan Cigars to Cuban Stogies, not to mention the memorable night that famous Armenian singer John Bilezikjian brought his oud and we had an authentic Middle Eastern hafla (party).


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