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What’s happened to Zionism and Anglo-Jewry? – The Jewish Chronicle

| April 11, 2024

You would not have found a more staunch champion of Israel, certainly within Progressive Jewish circles, than the late Rabbi Dr Sidney Brichto, former executive director of the Liberal movement. Yet shortly before his death in 2009, he wondered whether the term Zionism had outlived its usefulness and suggested it should be pensioned off. Rabbi Brichto argued that the meaning of the word had been so distorted by its opponents that it was counterproductive to continue using it; it had become a gift to Israel-haters who could mask their antisemitism by levelling their invective against the Zionist entity rather than the Jewish state.

Take a Gap Year to Israel Now? Convince me! – The Times of Israel

| April 11, 2024

There are great reasons to consider taking a gap year to Israel right now. Consider these as you and your teen contemplate how to spend your time this coming Fall

Westchester Area Authors to Appear Live to Discuss New Book on the Holocaust – The Inside Press

| April 11, 2024

April 10, 2024 A group of Westchester County area second-generation Holocaust survivors will appear live today on Zoom starting at 7 p.m.

Slate’s open thread for the week of April 8 – Slate

| April 11, 2024

On this day in 1730, the first American synagogue was dedicated on Mill Street in lower Manhattan.

Rabbi Romain to leave Maidenhead Synagogue after 44 years – The Jewish Chronicle

| April 11, 2024

One of Britains best-known rabbis, Dr Jonathan Romain, is to retire from the pulpit in summer after more than 40 years as spiritual leader of Maidenhead Synagogue. The author of 19 books and a regular voice on broadcast media, he will take up his new position as convenor of the Reform Beit Din at the end of July, before he turns 70 the following month

York University’s ‘Toolkit on Teaching Palestine’ endangers campus Jews – The Jerusalem Post

| April 11, 2024

Since October 7, there has been a proliferation of students vocalizing their views on the Hamas-Israel war. Most universities are no strangers to differing views; however, the already prominent friction between students has increased since the Palestinian Solidarity Working Group released its Toolkit on Teaching Palestine at York University. As a Canadian student based in Ontario, I am deeply concerned about the damage this toolkit could cause to the Jewish community both on and off campus

Norfolk Southern Settles an East Palestine Train Derailment Suit for $600 Million – The New York Times

| April 11, 2024

Norfolk Southern announced on Tuesday that it had agreed to pay $600 million to settle a class-action lawsuit stemming from a February 2023 derailment of a train carrying hazardous materials in East Palestine, Ohio. The settlement, which requires approval by Judge Benita Y. Pearson of U.S.

He Gave Shiurim From His Hospital Bed Until the Very End – Anash.org – Good News

| March 30, 2024

The passing of young Rabbi Mendel Landa left us all devastated.He was trulya chassidishe powerhouse until his very last moments. Now, his family needs our support.

Rebbetzin Leah Althaus, Daughter Of Kfar Chabad’s Rabbi, Dies Of Pregnancy Complications At 29 – VINNews

| March 30, 2024

JERUSALEM (VINnews) BDE: Some 1500 people attended the levaya of Rebbetzin Leah Althaus, the wife of the Chabad emissary to Dnieper in Ukraine, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 29 from a rare complication in pregnancy. Subscribe to our Daily Roundup Email Rebbetzin Althaus is the daughter of Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, who has served as Rabbi of Kfar Chabad since the 2015 passing of his father Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi. Rebbetzin Althaus ah Rebbetzin Althaus AH and her family She had started her shlichus [Jewish community service] in Dnieper together with her husband Rabbi Zelig who serves as one of the rabbis at the Tomchei Temimim yeshiva in Dnieper

Holocaust survivors, leaders of Shoah Foundation awarded University Medallion – Daily Trojan Online

| March 30, 2024

President Carol Folt presented Holocaust survivors and leaders of the Shoah Foundation The Institute for Visual History and Education with the University Medallion, the fourth time USC has awarded this recognition in its history. The ceremony recognized the Shoah Foundations 30th anniversary and honored the over 30 Holocaust survivors in attendance


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