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Opinion: Were not strangers to the plight of strangers I invite you to join our hard-working grassroots effort – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

| August 6, 2022

Imagine youre a 17-year-old boy from abroad whose parents have both belief in the value of education and the means to achieve it sufficient means to send you to a private boarding school in the United States for high school as the first step to an American university education. As your senior year approaches, your homeland becomes too dangerous a place for your wealthy parents and siblings to remain, and they, too, come to the United States. But theyre refugees, deprived of their wealth and belongings and the ability to pay college tuition even for a school where youve managed to qualify as an in-state student

Diverse communities are not immune to racial resentment. In fact, they might be more prone, a new study finds – Fortune

| August 6, 2022

The funny thing about diversity is that sometimes it makes things worse. A new study from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU illustrates my point. Patterns in the Introduction and Passage of Restrictive Voting Bills Are Best Explained by Race, published this week, studies the dynamics behind the recent spate of laws designed to make it harder for people of color to vote.

Jews and Muslims are fasting next week. Lets hold the interfaith activities another time. – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 6, 2022

(JTA) Were about tosee a liturgical convergence in the Islamic and Jewish calendars. On Sunday, Jews around the world will fast and mourn on Tisha BAv, a day remembering thedestructionof the Temples inJerusalem

Three faiths converge on St Kilda synagogue – The Age

| July 31, 2022

In 2016, I travelled to Parliament House from Melbourne at the invitation of Canberras small Jewish community, stood in front of federal members from across the political spectrum and told them: If my grandparents were standing here now, theyd be crying tears of joy. StateDeputy Opposition Leader David Southwick,Imam Wadood Janud, Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli, Rabbi Yaakov Glasman and Opposition LeaderMatthew Guy looking at the Torah scroll at St Kilda Synagogue.Credit:Paul Topol My speech coincided with the festival of Chanukah and culminated in a candle-lighting ceremony symbolising the triumph of light over darkness. For my grandparents, darkness carried a uniquely disturbing meaning.

How this Tunisian Island brings Muslims and Jews Together – Informed Comment

| July 31, 2022

By Imen Boudali | Raseef22 | This article by Imen Boudali was first published by Raseef22, and is being republished as part of a content-sharing partnership with Global Voices. ( Globalvoices.org ) In May of each year, Tunisia hosts a unique and extraordinary event. The north African country, home to the oldest synagogue in Africa, celebrates and revives its Jewish roots through the pilgrimage of La Ghriba, an event bringing together different religions on the tranquil island of Djerba.

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 30-Aug. 6 – LA Daily News

| July 31, 2022

Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area. Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church holds a contemporary service at 5 p.m.

Waterville synagogue to celebrate its 120th anniversary – Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel

| July 25, 2022

WATERVILLE Beth Israel Congregation will honor its 120th anniversary on July 31 with a celebration at Enchanted Gables in Oakland. The synagogue plans to launch its Foundation and the Future campaign at the event. Its website describes the synagogue as a place where congregantsactively participate in religious, social and administrative functions

Synagogue service times: Week of July 22 | Synagogues – Cleveland Jewish News

| July 25, 2022

ConservativeAgudath B'nai Israel Meister Road at Pole Ave., Lorain Ritual Director Mark Jaffee 440-282-3307 abitemplelorain.com 750 White Pond Dr., Akron Rabbi Jeremy Lipton 330-864-2105 bethelakron.com 27501 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike Senior Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria; Stanley J. Schachter, Rabbi Emeritus; Cantor Alyssa Rosenbaum 216-831-6555 bnaijeshurun.org Anshe Emeth Beth Tefilo Congregation 27500 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 Joshua Skoff, Senior Rabbi Sharon Y.

museum aims to demystify leather and kink subculture – Chicago Tribune

| July 25, 2022

Under a canopy of trees along the boundary of Edgewater and Rogers Park is a former synagogue that houses what might be, for some, an unlikely occupant. Housing artwork, books, periodicals, personal letters and photographs, as well as a collection of flogs and whips, the Leather Archives and Museum maintains and preserves materials relating to the history and development of the leather and kink subculture.

Jewish Americans are increasingly concerned about left-wing anti-Semitism – JNS.org

| July 25, 2022

(July 24, 2022 / Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The events surrounding the taking of hostages at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Jan. 15 by Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British Pakistani armed with a pistol, received considerable attention and live coverage in the United States.


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