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Labour candidate apologises after use of slang term gassed prompts antisemitism claims – The Independent

| November 27, 2019

A Labour candidate has been forced to apologise after her use of the popular slang termgassed prompted accusations of antisemitism. Peymana Assad, who is of Afghan heritage,came under fire after she wrote: Some man I just met thought I was Israeli so I cracked the 10 lost tribes of Israel joke to him and he got gassed. Her 2012 comment was unearthed on Monday by GnasherJew, a Twitter account run by Jewish investigative journalists and ex-Labour members dedicated to exposing left-wing antisemitism, who called the remark exceptionally distasteful

Esau or Jacob: Who has the upper hand? – Arutz Sheva

| November 27, 2019

Rising anti-Semitism is rarely the lone or the last expression of intolerance in a society.- Samantha Power Our tradition, our experience, our well-earned fears teach us that in every generation there arises a threat not only to our well-being but to our very being. An equally sobering and too often overlooked realization is that, to the extent we are threatened, so are others.

My Life Was Saved by the Tefillin I Gave Away – Anash.org – Good News

| November 27, 2019

ByMendy Pollack Chabad.org There are times when Divine providence is so stark that you cannot help but take notice. Both my father and my wifes father passed away more than 30 years ago.

Seth Rogen And Dad To Be Honored By Workmen’s Circle For Ties To Yiddish Culture – The Australian Jewish News

| November 27, 2019

Next year, Seth Rogen will play his most Jewish role yet in American Pickle, a movie based on a short story by Simon Rich. Rogen is Herschel Greenbaum, a Yiddish-speaking immigrant to the United States who emerges from a pickle barrel, fully preserved, after 100 years to meet his great-grandson in 2018 Brooklyn

Arab States Are Claiming the Heritage of Their Expelled Jews – Algemeiner

| November 27, 2019

Iraqi Jews leaving Lod airport in Israel on their way to the Maabara transit camp, 1951.

The Return of Jerry Nadler – The Atlantic

| November 27, 2019

Read: Corey Lewandowski tried to make a mockery of the House Just last week, Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican member on the Intelligence Committee, himself took a shot at Nadler, suggesting that the Intelligence Committee took the lead on impeachment because the Judiciary Committee, the typical arena for such matters, was headed by someone in whom the Democrat leaders obviously have no confidence.

This artist retreat emphasizes that it’s a rich time for Jewish art in the Bay Area – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 27, 2019

On a misty fall morning, deep in the redwood forests of Mill Valley, more than two dozen Bay Area artists gather to play. A mix of writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists and multimedia creatives so diverse that many of them had never met, they converge with one common interest: their Jewish identity

No Holds Barred: Jewish people are alive and well, the proof is in ashes – The Jerusalem Post

| November 23, 2019

Soon after the Six Day War, Rabbi Shubert Spero, prominent rabbi of the Young Israel of Cleveland, visited Jerusalem and met with Rabbi Yeshayahu Hadari, head of Yeshivat Hakotel, the rabbinic seminary built adjacent to the Western Wall. During the meeting, Rabbi Hadari gave Rabbi Spero some ashes that were discovered during excavations of the Temple Mount area, and which archeologists dated to the time of the destruction of the Second Temple.Ashes from the destruction of the Second Temple!Rabbi Hadari instructed Rabbi Spero to take the ashes to America and to use them for all weddings that he would perform there (it is customary to put some ashes on the forehead of a groom as he prepares for his wedding ceremony, as a reminder that his happiness cannot be complete in the face of our Temple having been burned to the ground)

It’s Never Over – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| November 23, 2019

Photo Credit: Jewish Press And Avraham came to eulogize Sarah and to lament her (Bereishis 23:2).

By the Rivers of Babylon – Tablet Magazine

| November 21, 2019

Jews first arrived in what is today Iraq in the sixth century BCE, after the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar sacked Solomons Temple.


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