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The return: "A Long Journey" explores the legacy of the Conversos – Santa Fe New Mexican

| November 15, 2020

On Dec. 8, 1596, Luis de Carvjal the Younger, his mother, Doa Francisca, and his sisters Leonor, Isabel, and Catalina, were burned at the stake in Mexico City after being tried in court by the Inquisition. Their crime was practicing Judaism in secret.

Pioneers: Remembering the First Jews in America – The Media Line

| November 15, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 2 to 3 pm Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) Register here. Jews immigrated to North America in the earliest days of the colonial era, long before American independence and before the great waves of immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries

Valley of Tears Is Historical Fiction for Todays Grim Reality – Vulture

| November 15, 2020

Aviv Alushas Yoav Mazuz andShahar Tavochas Avinoam Shapira in Valley of Tears. Photo: VERED ADIR / HBO MAX For a little more than six years, there was a widespread belief in Israel that the country had found something resembling peace.

Smithsonian Associates Kicks Off the Holiday Season With Virtual Programs – The Southern Maryland Chronicle

| November 15, 2020

Smithsonian Associates Streaming offers plenty of ways for people to celebrate the holidays from the comfort of their own homes. Individual programs offer insights into holiday traditions, studio arts workshops add a touch of nature to participants holiday dcor and a guided wine tasting unlocks an award-winning sommeliers secrets to perfect seasonal food and wine pairings. Programs include: Non-Traditional Holiday Ornaments Saturday, Nov.

Readers Write: GN must combat Covid spike – Opinions – The Island Now

| November 15, 2020

I make no claim about Covid morbidity or recovery rates.

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


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