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The problem with King Louis and a few other statues of guys weve admired – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

| July 1, 2020

The problem with King Louis and a few other statues of guys weve admired Ominous clouds pass the statue of King Louis IX atop Art Hill on March 9, 2019. A crane removes a bronze sculpture from the Confederate monument in Forest Park in 2017

The Year of the Vilna Gaon – Aish

| July 1, 2020

Long after most of its once-vibrant Jewish community is gone, Lithuania is embracing the legacy of the Vilna Gaon.

Unprecedented Aliyah Wave from the US. 12 Apartments Sold in Ramat Givat Zeev in Just One Week – Yeshiva World News

| July 1, 2020

Recent events throughout the United States have led to record-breaking interest in Aliyah among Jewish communities. Real estate entrepreneurs in Israel are noting that the huge demand greatly outweighs supply, considering the sheer numbers of potential buyers who are specifically interested in making Aliyah. The Kass Group, one of Israels leading real estate companies, said they received over 100 inquiries this past Wednesday alone, and more than 500 by the weeks end, causing their phone system to collapse under the pressure.

What do we do with Art Hill statue of King Louis IX? – St. Louis Jewish Light

| June 26, 2020

The protest movement in the wake of police killings of African Americans that has targeted monuments to the Confederacy has also targeted statues of Christopher Columbus (including one in Tower Grove Park), Thomas Jefferson, a Texas Ranger (not one of those that lost a World Series to the Cardinals) and others.

COVID-19 claims Yeshiva University student with Down syndrome months before graduation – Cleveland Jewish News

| June 26, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) Right up to the end, the status message on Saadya Ehrenpreis WhatsApp profile read: Having the time of my life. And he was, Ahava Ehrenpreis said of her son, one of more than 110,000 lives claimed by COVID-19 in the United States so far

Another Year Done Gone – Courthouse News Service

| June 26, 2020

Another birthday gone, and when a old horse see the end of the track ahead, and already forgot how far back the gate was, he bound to ask himself, no matter what place he in: Why they keep whipping me?

Alumna Is Princeton’s First To Be Ordained As Orthodox Rabbi – Princeton Alumni Weekly

| June 24, 2020

Atara Cohen 16 graduated with a degree in religion and a certificate in Judaic studies.

St. Louis was named after an anti-Semitic crusader. Should its name be changed? – Forward

| June 24, 2020

Some time after King Louis IX returned to France from his first Crusade in 1254, an anonymous French Jew wrote a letter to the king, who would become the only French monarch to ever be canonized in the Catholic Church.

‘Don’t Surrender an Inch of Land’: Orthodox Rabbis in US Blast Trump Peace Plan – The Jewish Voice

| June 24, 2020

By: Ebin Sandler The Rabbinical Alliance of America (RAA) circulated a strongly worded statement on Monday, rejecting in no uncertain terms President Trumps Middle East peace plan. [The] grandiose Deal of the Century being advocated by the Trump administration may call for the relinquishment of portions of Judea and Samaria for the purposes of making peace, says the statement, which was authored by Rabbi Yaakov Klass, one of four members who sit on the RAA executive committee

Make Yourself the Norman the Doorman of Judaism – Aish

| June 22, 2020

The secret to greatness is consistency, dedication and integrity. There is nothing traditional about this years graduation season. In addition to schools grappling with how to properly acknowledge these milestones in a creative and meaningful way, commencement speakers have also had to find their unique way to share an impassioned message to the graduates


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