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The Real Hanukkah: More than a ‘Jewish Christmas’ | Opinion – Newsweek

| December 16, 2020

The holiday of Hanukkah (which began this year on Thursday night, December 10th) looms in the popular imagination as a quirky sort of "Jewish Christmas," an overlapping occasion for gift-giving, gluttony andpandemics permittingjoyous family get-togethers.

Love, Lights, Hanukkah: A Shanda For Hallmark – Solzy at the Movies

| December 16, 2020

Love, Lights, Hanukkah is another failure of the Hallmark Channels trying efforts to incorporate Chanukah into its Xmas movies. The gist of the film is that a restaurant owner, Christina (Mia Kirshner), takes a DNA test and learns shes 50% Jewish.

An immigrant to get the job done at Homeland Security | TheHill – The Hill

| December 5, 2020

Last Monday, President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Federal student loan payment suspension extended another month Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week MORE chose Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees immigration policy and border security among its vast portfolio of responsibilities. In recent years, the department has been at the forefront of President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MOREs agenda to militarize border security, separate asylum-seeking families, slash refugee admissions, end protections for DREAMers and build additional walls along the border with Mexico. Mayorkass background signals a stark contrast with recent predecessors who have unquestioningly championed these policies.

Brothers and Sisters in Diplomacy: The Power of Mizrahi Jews in Building Bridges – Jewish Journal

| December 5, 2020

Middle Eastern Jewish communities truly are a bridge to peace. Internally, we hear a lot of our speakers say If you had just put Mizrahi Jews at the negotiating table from day one, we would have peace in the Middle East a long time ago. Sarah Levin, Executive Director of JIMENA (Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa) offered these reflections on the power of Mizrahi voices during a November 30 webinar that marked Israels Day of Commemoration for Jewish Countries from Arab Countries and Iran

What Does the Jewish Last Name Rapoport Mean? – Chabad.org

| December 5, 2020

Today, Rappaport, Rappoport, Rapoport andRapaport are all common Jewish family names, found both among Ashkenazi andSephardi Jews. The name was borne with pride by successive generations ofrabbinic leaders and their families since the 15th century.

Golijov: Falling Out of Time review meditation on grief is an allusive patchwork – The Guardian

| December 5, 2020

In the early years of this century, the Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov was one of the most sought-after composers around. In works such as the choral St Mark Passion and his opera Ainadamar his eclectic style, with ingredients including pop, klezmer, new tango and Sephardic chant, and paying little attention to stylistic boundaries, was accessibly packaged and attracted a wide audience

Food Seen: Eat Local, Drink Local, Shop Local on the East End – Dan’s Papers

| December 5, 2020

Shop local, dine local, celebrate localthats the theme of the holiday season that is upon us here in the Hamptons and on the North Fork. Delivery and Take-Away:No doubt youve seen the Baldor trucks bustling all over the East End, let alone the rest of Long Island

Many Jews of color are conservative and many voted for Trump – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 28, 2020

After Joe Biden won the presidency, my liberal friends mostly Ashkenazi Jews with deep roots in America were aghast that over 70 million Americans voted for Trump. My Syrian, Persian, Bukharian and Hispanic friends and family members Jews with immigrant identities were shocked, too.

Biden Appoints Five Jews to Top Posts, Boy, Are their Mothers Proud – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| November 28, 2020

As President-elect Joe Bidens transition is kicking into high gear after the Trump administrations General Services Administration on Monday finally agreed to acknowledge his victory, we can report that at least five Jews will serve in top positions in the new administration: Ronald A. Klain as White House Chief of Staff; Antony John Blinken as Secretary of State; Janet L. Yellen Secretary of the Treasury; Alejandro N.

Biden-Harris and the US-Israel Relationship: the Jury Is Still Out – Algemeiner

| November 28, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden talks with Senator Kamala Harris after the conclusion of the 2020 Democratic US presidential debate in Houston, Texas, Sept.


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