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In new doc, a master of ‘hazzanut’ synagogue music finds his career fading – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 15, 2020

Cantor Jack Mendelsons style the operatic hazzanut (classical European Jewish liturgical music), which enjoyed a golden age in early and mid-20th century American synagogues is heard less and less in America today. The documentary A Cantors Head, playing at Jewish Film Institutes WinterFest on March 1, is an engaging profile of a man with great skill, a master of his craft, who feels he and the music he has devoted his life to are being unfairly cast aside. Its a quiet, personal documentary about the work of synagogue cantors that sometimes feels like a eulogy for a dying art.

NCSY West Coast Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Teenagers at its Upcoming Legacy Gala on February 26 – Orthodox Union

| February 12, 2020

Evening to Salute the Past, Support the Future of Jewish Youth LOS ANGELES More than 250 people are expected to attend NCSY West Coasts 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday evening, February 26 at THE MARK for EVENTS in Los Angeles.

Limmud Festival: A Feast for Jews From All Walks of Life – Jewish Journal

| February 12, 2020

The worldwide global phenomenon known as Limmud that offers hundreds of sessions on Jewish life to thousands of participants began with a handful of volunteers back in 1980 in the United Kingdom. Today, you can attend a Limmud conference pretty much anywhere in the world

Daniel Mendoza and the Ascent of Modern Combat Sports on Conder Tokens – CoinWeek

| February 10, 2020

By Jeremy Bostwick Senior Numismatist & Cataloger, Stacks Bowers Though neither pugilistic techniquebe it in boxing or in MMA (mixed martial arts)nor the idea of pay-per-view are anything new, these concepts werent always the case in the world of combat sports and entertainment. Prior to the late 18th century, boxers generally stood still, attempting to land blow after blow on their opponent until one fighter was left standing; no attempts were made to act defensively or in anticipation. Likewise, back alley or pub fighting was commonplace, with the event serving more as a chance to gamble on the eventual winner than as an actual spectacle for which patrons would pay to view.

Lawmakers Push to Allow Trained Congregants to Bear Arms – NJ Spotlight

| February 6, 2020

With concerns about anti-Semitism and house of worship safety on the rise, a bipartisan trio of lawmakers is sponsoring legislation that would allow trained members of religious congregations to carry guns. Were not always going to have the luxury of having police officers, armed security, fully trained, years of experience in our houses of worship, said Assemblyman Ron Dancer, an Ocean County Republican whos a cosponsor ofA-1255with Passaic Democrat Gary Schaer and Morris County Republican Jay Webber.

‘Liberman has closed a deal with Meretz and the Arabs’ – Arutz Sheva

| February 6, 2020

Shas chairman Aryeh Deri said on Wednesday that his party should not respond to any provocation by Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman.

Letters to the Editor – The Jewish Voice

| February 5, 2020

Re: Is the WZC a Sham Election? Dear Editor, Is the World Zionist Congress a Sham Election? asked your editorial article (January 31, 2020).

All in the Family – Jewish Journal

| February 5, 2020

Two weeks ago, I attended an event alongside 800 fellow Jews, many of whom I knew personally to be either staunch Democrats or Republicans.

Lawmakers push to allow trained congregants to bear arms – NJTV News

| February 5, 2020

With concerns about anti-Semitism and house of worship safety on the rise, a bipartisan trio of lawmakers is sponsoring legislation that would allow trained members of religious congregations to carry guns. Were not always going to have the luxury of having police officers, armed security, fully trained, years of experience in our houses of worship, said Assemblyman Ron Dancer, and Ocean County Republican whos a co-sponsor of A-1255 with Passaic Democrat Gary Schaer and Morris County Republican Jay Webber. But we can have this

Shtreiml to showcase their newest material at the Dorshei Emet in Hampstead – The Suburban Newspaper

| February 5, 2020

It has been 18 years since the band Shtreiml was established in Montreal, offering a high-octane mix of not-so-traditional Eastern-European, Jewish and Turkish music. On Saturday, Feb.


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