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From Saudi Arabia, a welcome call for tolerance and moderation – The Boston Globe

| June 28, 2020

For years, Saudi Arabia worked tirelessly to export Wahhabism, its home-grown strain of intolerant Islam, to Muslim communities worldwide. It poured many billions of dollars into funding mosques, schools, and cultural organizations that promoted Islamist extremism an extremism capable of turning murderous, as Americans learned on Sept. 11, 2001, when 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists, 15 of them Saudi citizens, murdered thousands of people.

Places of worship allowed to reopen for prayer and wedding services from 4 July – Jewish News

| June 28, 2020

Synagogues across England will be permitted to reopen for prayer and to hold services from next month, Prime minister Boris Johnson said today. As of 4 July, places of worships in England will also be able to reopen for wedding services with a maximum of 30 guests, subject to social distancing, in the governments latest easing of lockdown rules. Mr Speaker, I know that many have mourned the closure of places of worship and this year Easter, Passover and Eid all occurred during the lockdown, Johnson told the House of Commons on Tuesday

Living with Covid-19 in Israel – Cleveland Jewish News

| June 28, 2020

It aint over till its over, legendary baseball player Yogi Berra once said, and indeed resurfacing in Israel these days are COVID-19 concerns. Following days of fewer new infections and critical cases, Israel began to open up last month, starting with small stores and businesses, then malls.

After 75 years, Baton Rouge’s Beth Shalom synagogue will have its first female rabbi – The Advocate

| June 26, 2020

When Beth Shalom Synagogue began 75 years ago in Baton Rouge, women could not be rabbis in North America.

Holding out hope: Sumner Weinbaum’s intriguing hand sculpture in Portsmouth – The Union Leader

| June 26, 2020

A handful of years ago, I was walking down a sidewalk on State Street in Portsmouth when I noticed a small tree-lined courtyard tucked to the side of Temple Israel. On a sun-drenched summer day, the partially shaded alcove looked inviting against the backdrop of the historic brick synagogue and its arched glass windows. The small trees lining the stone walkway threw flickering shadows on a walkway of square paving stones and green plantings outside the synagogues adjacent community center.

Two restored Torah scrolls help Beth Shalom celebrate 75 years, return of in-person services – The Advocate

| June 26, 2020

When Beth Shalom Synagogue resumed in-person services June 12, those who attended had extra cause for celebration two of the synagogues Torah scrolls had returned as well. The scrolls, each older than Beth Shalom itself, had been sent for restoration in January. By the time they were ready, the coronavirus had caused the suspension of public gatherings.

My mom is white and my dad is black. Don’t call me a ‘Jew of Color.’ – Jewish Post

| June 26, 2020

NEW YORK (JTA) As a biracial Jew, there is an expectation that I must have something to say in this historic moment. Unlike at any other time in my life, people are treating my opinion as though it deserves a stage, or a glass case for passersby to take in as they walk through a new exhibition on the lives of various Jews of Color.

‘I fear I’ll be isolating for years’: What it’s like to be at high risk of Covid-19 – The Daily Briefing

| June 26, 2020

David Andelmanexecutive director of the Red Lines Project and a 75-year-old, lifelong asthma patientis at high risk for complications and death if he develops Covid-19. And although states have lifted stay-at-home orders and relaxed social distancing guidelines, Andelman fears that he and millions of Americans like him will be locked down for the rest of their lives, he writes in an opinion piece published by CNN. At 75 years old, Andelman's age puts him at high risk for developing a severe case of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Synagogue axes Judah Benjamin from window – The Jewish Star

| June 24, 2020

By Ben Sales, JTA About 15 years ago, a large Reform synagogue in Northern California installed a set of windows in its religious school engraved with the names of some 175 prominent Jews, from biblical figures to famous actors. One of them, sandwiched between Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, was Judah Benjamin, the most prominent Jewish official in the Confederacy. Benjamin, who enslaved 140 people on a Louisiana sugar plantation, served variously as the Confederate attorney general, secretary of war and secretary of state

Largest IDF synagogue opened in southern Israel – The Jerusalem Post

| June 24, 2020

A new IDF synagogue, the largest to date, is now open to the soldiers of Camp Ariel Sharon in southern Israel. The Or Olam Synagogue, located at the center of the base, was fitted with a new Torah scroll, about 350 seats, a study room for Torah lessons and special classes for soldiers undergoing conversion to Judaism. The donation was from the FIDF Western Region chapter.It will serve all the soldier deployed at the base.


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