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The 10 most iconic archeological sites in Israel

(ISRAEL21c) - Sitting at the crossroads of the ancient world, Israel is an archeologist's dream. Peeling back the layers of history here is a never-ending pursuit. Excavations by the Israel...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    July 3, 2020

Schott's name ousted from stadium

(JTA) - The University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium because of the late Cincinnati Reds owner's racism and anti-Semitism. The university's Board of Trustees...

 

'Day of Rage' held across US

On Wednesday, July 1, the day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought to a cabinet vote the extension of Israeli sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, demonstrations by Pro-Palestinian and BDS groups against the “annexation,” as they call...

 

Anti-Semitism on TikTok

(JNS) — The social-media platform TikTok is a growing hotbed of extreme anti-Semitism, according to a new report. Led by researchers Gabriel Weimann, a professor of communication at the University of Haifa and senior researcher at the Institute...

 
 By Gabriel Greschler    News    July 3, 2020

Jewish teens help successful effort to abolish Oakland's school police force

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The school board in Oakland, California, has unanimously voted to abolish the district’s police force in the wake of the nationwide protests against police brutality — with some urging by...

 

Virtual 'Strategies for Action' programs in July

Ally or Accomplice The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center will present two virtual events in July. As part of the Strategies for Action programs, “Ally or Accomplice: Multiple Pathways to Racial Justice” will be held virtually on...

 

Enjoy 'Jewish Pavilion live with Cantor Nina Fine'

The Jewish Pavilion is thrilled to plan four special Shabbat services/programs with Cantor Non Fine on Zoom in July, beginning this evening. The following services will be held on the 10th, 17th and 2...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    July 3, 2020

8,000 FSU students call for ouster of their Senate president

(JTA) — More than 8,000 students at Florida State University have signed an online petition to remove the student Senate president over social media posts described as anti-Semitic. The Change.org petition against Ahmad Daraldik was launched two...

 

Republican Jewish Coalition launches $50,000 ad buy

(JNS) — The Republican Jewish Coalition launched a $50,000 ad buy in battleground states on Sunday, pushing out a video celebrating how the U.S.-Israel relationship has strengthened under U.S. President Donald Trump. The eight-minute documentary,...

 
 By Laura E. Adkins    News    July 3, 2020

Chabad says 100,000 people attended Zoom commemoration

(JTA) — The Chabad-Lubavitch movement estimates that 100,000 people on 45,000 devices gathered in an online Zoom event to honor the late Chabad rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Schneerson, who died in 1994, led the movement’s transition...

 

Tel Aviv University cybersecurity course ranked top in the world

(JNS) — Tel Aviv University’s free online cybersecurity course has been ranked the top online cybersecurity course in the world by Class Central, a website which compares reviews of online university training platforms around the world. The...

 

Telling the history of love

I don’t know how many times I’ve told my children (or tried to tell them) how their mom and dad met, how we sent each other signals from a distance for months until the opportunity arose for us to...

 
 By Mike Levin    Opinions    July 3, 2020

Legacy planning should make sure Jewish organizations survive

By Mike Leven ATLANTA (JTA) — My library has the popular book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” in which Yuval Harari — a Jew, an Israeli and an acclaimed author — states that the Jewish people don’t have a reason to exist anymore. They...

 
 By David Fine    Opinions    July 3, 2020

It's time to change our complacency about racism

DALLAS (JTA) — Before COVID-19, when my community convened every Shabbat at our synagogue, two men stood at opposite ends of the property wearing Kevlar vests and holding makeshift nylon shields. These shields covered the men’s long automatic rif...

 
 By Steve Riback    Opinions    July 3, 2020

A policeman speaks out

By Steve Riback Aish Hatorah Resources  I will never stand for or justify racism, illegal acts, brutality, or excessive force by police officers. Those who operate in that fashion have no business working as police officers and deserve to be held ac...

 

The problem when revisionist history becomes official dogma

(JNS) — Angry mobs of activists are roaming American streets pulling down or defacing statues of historical figures. In some cases, governments and private institutions are joining their efforts by agreeing to take down examples of public art that...

 

What's Happening

MORNING MINYANS (Please note, because of the coronavirus, all minyans have been canceled or held virtually.) Chabad of South Orlando — Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660....

 
 By Gabe Stutman    News    July 3, 2020

More Bay Area JCCs slash budgets and lay off staff

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The bad news for Jewish community centers in the wake of the coronavirus crisis continues: One in Palo Alto has laid off about 20 percent of its staff and cut its budget by a third, while one...

 
 By Ed Borowsky    Features    July 3, 2020

Jews In the Land of Disney: Pilar Basrawi-Marrero has come home to Judaismo

This is the third article in a four-part series about the Puerto Rican Jews living in Central Florida and their history. "Grito de Lares," a revolt protesting Spanish rule over Puerto Rico began on...

 
 By Joel Haber    Features    July 3, 2020

Why are hot dogs the greatest American Jewish food?

American Jewish food is most typically defined as pastrami sandwiches, chocolate babka or bagels and lox. But I am here to argue that the greatest American Jewish food may actually be the humble hot...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 3, 2020

Chuck Schumer and 2 other key pro-Israel Democrats warn Israel against annexation

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Three of Israel's most stalwart boosters among Democrats in Congress are warning the country against annexing parts of the West Bank. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 3, 2020

Scene Around

When will it end?... I read this in "Facts and Logic About the Middle East" written by President JAMES SINKINSON, and pass it on to you: "The coronavirus has unleashed a torrent of hate directed at...

 

Facebook prank tricks thousands into thinking actors are Israeli couple from the '50s

(JTA) - Last week, thousands of Jews in Israel and beyond responded to a plea for help in identifying a couple pictured in a yellowing photograph from 1955. "Everyone, I need help. I found this...

 
 By Alex Traiman    Features    July 3, 2020

The great myth of Israeli 'annexation'

(JNS) - For the last several weeks, habitual critics of Israeli policies, dubious self-described Israel supporters and even some longtime friends have come out against Israeli plans to "annex" parts...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    July 3, 2020

Department of Justice letter argues that Bill de Blasio is being unfairly strict with social distancing for Orthodox Jews

(JTA) - A top Justice Department official sent a letter to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week that claims the mayor has enforced uneven social distancing rules that "favor certain secular...

 

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