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He Flew in From London for Reasons He’d Never Imagined – Chabad.org

| December 19, 2020

My cousinsurprised me last week with a visit. The mood on the damp street outside wassurly, and the people I observed from my office window were fighting the rawwind

Rabbis and Jewish ethicists hail vaccine for COVID-19, encourage its use – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

| December 19, 2020

This week, as the U.S. government launched the largest vaccine distribution program in the countrys history, rabbis and Jewish ethicists were united in support of the rollout to battle the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that vaccination is consistent with Judaisms highest value: preserving life. On Monday, an intensive-care nurse at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Sandra Lindsay, became one of thefirst Americansto get the new COVID-19 vaccine made by U

Why it’s kosher to go a little wild with the Hanukkah swag – Los Angeles Times

| December 16, 2020

In October 2018 I received a letter from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, of blessed memory. My dear Rabbi: she wrote, Thank you for todays surprise, a scrunchie I will wear not only at Hanukkah, but year round. In addition to being an ordained rabbi, I design fashionable, Hanukkah-themed accessories

Increasing the Light of Allyship This Hanukkah – Jewish Journal

| December 16, 2020

In a time of national identity searching, introspection and anticipation, Hanukkah can be an inviting space to reflect and refract the light before us. From the Hanukkah that was to the Hanukkah we arrive at, the world has shifted and we are not the same. This holiday of chocolate, oil and games of dreidel beckons us into a moment of contemplation

Why it’s kosher to bring a little zing to the Hanukkah celebration – Bangor Daily News

| December 16, 2020

The BDN Opinion section operates independently and does not set newsroom policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on bangordailynews.com.

Is the Menorah Hidden in the Vatican? – Chabad.org

| December 16, 2020

There is much controversy and misinformationsurrounding this question, so lets begin by clarifying the facts of the story. After laying siege to Jerusalem, the Romans, led byTitus, finally breached the walls of Jerusalem, and on the 9th of the Jewishmonth of Av, in the year 69 CE, destroyed theHoly Temple and plundered it.

Community mourns the passing of former CJC president Goldie Hershon – The Suburban Newspaper

| December 16, 2020

Canadians continue to mourn the passing of former Canadian Jewish Congress president Goldie Hershon. Hershon served in a wide array of important roles for CJC, recognized as the Parliament of Canadian Jewry.

Perseverence Vs. Perfection – An Essay on Vayigash – Kabbalah, Chassidism and Jewish Mysticism – Chabad.org

| December 16, 2020

Parshat Vayigash deals primarily with the events surroundingJacobs arrival in Egypt.

The New Generation of LGBTQ Jews and Tattoos – jewishboston.com

| December 16, 2020

As cultural views on tattooing shift into a more nuanced approach, more Jewish people are choosing to decorate their bodies with permanent art. For some, tattoos honor the passing of a loved one, indicate something about themselves and their interests or reclaim the recipients body after trauma or surgery

Men have dominated Jewish texts for most of history. These women are trying to change that. – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| December 11, 2020

(JTA) When Danielle Kranjec committed to using only Jewish texts written by women and queer people in the classes she taught for Hillel Internationals Springboard Fellowship, a program that places recent college graduates in positions at college campus Hillels across the country, she knew she was taking on a challenging task. After all, for most of Jewish history, women werent encouraged to take on religious leadership roles or write commentaries on the Torah or Talmud.


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