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Is It Proper? Should we try to preserve Yiddish as a living language in America or Israel? – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| February 3, 2020

Photo Credit: Jewish Press / 123rf.com Should we try to preserve Yiddish as a living language in America or Israel? A historic language used as a means of Jewish communication for hundreds of years and saturated with divrei Torah and yiras shamayim should be preserved. In addition, much Torah was written in Yiddish and will be lost if access to the language is lost

Holocaust poetry and the reclamation of many identities – The Conversation UK

| January 26, 2020

The first Holocaust poems were written 90 years ago, when the full extent of the horror was yet to be known.

The darkness that blinds us | Elana Kaminka | The – The Times of Israel

| January 26, 2020

The mosque they burned is in Beit Safafa, but Beit Safafa was swallowed by Jerusalem long ago.

Simon Thacker to celebrate the spirit of India at Celtic Connections – The Scotsman

| January 25, 2020

Punjabi folk song, flamenco and Sephardic music from the Mediterranean, Sanskrit alchemy and Gaelic folklore they all seem grist to the mill for Simon Thacker, the East Lothian-based classical guitarist whose musical re-imaginings range between continents and draw from a bewildering well of inspiration ranging from Native American chants to medieval cosmology.

Portuguese-American soldiers are an overlooked part of WWIIs horrific Battle of the Bulge – SouthCoastToday.com

| January 25, 2020

LUXEMBOURG After returning from the war, Manuel Gomes had this habit. Every afternoon he'd put on his military hat and sit on the front porch of his house in New Bedford remembering the days of combat

The Jew who worked for the Nazis and hunted down refugees in WWII Greece – The Times of Israel

| January 23, 2020

THE CONVERSATION via AP I learned a lesson when conducting research for my recently published book, Family Papers: a Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century. I had discovered the story of a young Jewish man forgotten to history until now, a story that taught me that neither cultural affiliation nor family history is a reliable predictor of future behavior. In short, identity is not destiny, and all of us can fall prey to the tides of history.

Good Scholarship to Promote Jewish Unity: The Institute For Jewish Ideas and Ideals – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| January 23, 2020

By JLNJ Staff | January 23, 2020 (Courtesy of Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals) The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals promotes an intellectually vibrant and inclusive Jewish vision to the broader community. Based on an unwavering commitment to the Torah tradition and to the Jewish people, it fosters an appreciation of legitimate diversity within Orthodoxy.

Vital Hasson, the Jew who worked for the Nazis, hunted down refugees and tore apart families in WWII Greece – The Conversation US

| January 22, 2020

I learned a lesson when conducting research for my recently published book, Family Papers: a Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century. I had discovered the story of a young Jewish man forgotten to history until now, a story that taught me that neither cultural affiliation nor family history is a reliable predictor of future behavior. In short, identity is not destiny, and all of us can fall prey to the tides of history.

The Kedusha of Eretz Yisrael is Being Threatened. You can protect it! – COLlive – Chabad News

| January 22, 2020

Right now, The World Zionist Organization (WZO) is electing members of its Congress (the decision-making body of the WZO) and executive board members of the other national Israel organizations.

The narrative of intersectionality fails Jews – The Jerusalem Post

| January 20, 2020

Thirty years ago, Kimberl Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality as a way to help explain the oppression of African-American women.


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