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His was the first generation of his family to go to university; now he’s running one – Canadian Jewish News

| December 7, 2019

When Michael Benarrochs parents immigrated to Canada from Morocco in the early 1960s, no one in the family had ever earned a university degree. Now, Benarroch is preparing to take on his new role as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manitoba

Kids in These Neighborhoods Are Way More Likely to Be Exposed to Lead – BKLYNER

| December 7, 2019

From Comptrollers report BORO PARK, FLATBUSH, GREENPOINT High rates of childhood lead exposure remains a persistent issue in a handful of neighborhoods, despite an overall drop city-wide, NYC Department of Health (DOH) reports. Borough Park and Greenpoint, which for this study included much of Williamsburg, have the highest concentration of children under the age of six with a blood lead level (BLL) of more than 5 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) the level that the CDC considers much higher than most childrens levels. These neighborhoods are home to some of the largest Hasidic communities in the world

Amazon on the ballot NYC vs. Newark on homeless program Would-be taxi chief ships out – Politico

| December 7, 2019

Queens voters never got to weigh in on Amazons scuttled plans for a massive new headquarters in their borough, which evaporated when the company faced a torrent of political opposition. Soon, theyll get their say.

Comcast Chief Diversity Officer David L Cohen to Step Down – TheWrap

| December 7, 2019

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Ottawa congregation delivers Torah scroll to beleaguered Tanzanian Jewish community – Ottawa Citizen

| December 6, 2019

Peres Parpaih couldnt sleep on the night that Rabbi Eytan Kenter and a delegation from an Ottawa synagogue delivered a Torah scroll to Arusha, Tanzania. This is the most valuable and uplifting gift that weve ever been given, Parpaih, the leader of Arushas small, beleaguered Jewish community said in a recent email exchange

Orphaned in Mumbai, Moshe Holtzberg Celebrates His Bar Mitzvah – Family and friends gathered in Israel on Sunday night for a gala affair – Chabad.org

| December 6, 2019

Moshe Holtzberg, who was orphaned in the Mumbai Chabad center massacre that took the lives of his parents 11 years ago this week, was called to the Torah for the first time in his hometown of Afula, Israel, on Shabbat and celebrated his bar mitzvah on Sunday evening at a gala affair in Kfar Chabad, surrounded by friends and family, including the grandparents who raised him and the nanny who saved his life. During the celebration, Moshe delivered the classic Chassidic discourse recited at Chabad bar mitzvahs, flanked by his grandfathers, who along with Moshe were then hoisted onto the shoulders of members of the cheering crowd. Smiling ear to ear, Moshe also danced to the musical performance of Simche Friedman and was serenaded soulfully by entertainers Motty Steinmetz, Ishay Ribo and Avraham Fried

For the first time ever, menorah will be lit for Light Up York – York Dispatch

| December 5, 2019

Buy Photo Krystal Younglove, of York City, poses with children for photos during Light Up York in York City, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. Dawn J

Roytenberg: Lending a helping hand to the Jews of Tanzania – Canadian Jewish News

| December 5, 2019

OnNov. 9, Shabbat Lech Lecha, a group of Jews assembled for prayer.

Orphaned in Mumbai, Moshe Holtzberg celebrates his bar mitzvah – Cleveland Jewish News

| December 2, 2019

Moshe Holtzberg, orphaned in the Mumbai Chabad center massacre that took the lives of his parents 11 years ago this week, was called to the Torah for the first time in his home town of Afula, Israel, on Shabbat and celebrated his bar mitzvah Sunday evening at a gala affair in Kfar Chabad, surrounded by friends and family, including the grandparents who raised him and the nanny who saved his life. During the celebration, Moshe delivered the classic Chassidic discourse recited at Chabad bar mitzvahs, flanked by his grandparents, who were then hoisted onto the shoulders, along with Moshe, of members of the cheering crowd. Later, smiling ear to ear, Moshe danced to the musical performance of Simche Friedman and was serenaded soulfully by entertainers Motty Steinmetz, Ishay Ribo and Avraham Fried

Zionists of the world (&co.) unite against Corbyn – Mondoweiss

| December 1, 2019

The faux Labour anti-semitism problem has been a central feature in the fight of the conservative, pro-Israel establishment, against Jeremy Corbyns progressive (and pro-Palestinian) agenda, since he was elected to lead Labour in 2015. It culminated in an attack by the UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis this week, on the pages of The Times. The Zionist rabbi, who learned his Torah at one of the Israeli Jewish settler-colonies in the West Bank, has now claimed that the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety.


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