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Jewish and Israeli News
The Jerusalem Post
Drones hit buildings in Russia, several downed on approach to Moscowon May 30, 2023 at 4:41 am
Several of Russia’s Telegram messaging channels reported that four to 10 drones were shot on the outskirts of Moscow and in its immediate region.
Israeli commission to examine medical system’s role in Yemenite Children Affairon May 30, 2023 at 3:34 am
During the first years after the establishment of the State of Israel, hundreds of infants of new olim disappeared.
Israel’s Herzog lands in Azerbaijan, focused on Iranian threaton May 30, 2023 at 3:03 am
Azerbaijan is “a friendly state, a key state with a lot of areas of cooperation,” said Herzog.
Alliance of Orthodox rabbis calls for immediate release of Evan Gershkovichon May 30, 2023 at 2:05 am
“As Americans, we condemn how our fellow citizen, Evan Gershkovich, has been unlawfully arrested and detained by Russian officials,” Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik said.
Can humans survive on just coffee, tea or juice?on May 30, 2023 at 1:35 am
Drinking water contributes to all of the body systems and it is the healthiest drink. But what about those who find water’s taste boring and who need frequent trips to the bathroom?
Lebanese women find work, if they can get it, ‘senseless’ due to economic conditionson May 30, 2023 at 12:13 am
Rising unemployment rates are affecting both men and women, but the latter are being hit much harder. Women are losing jobs and being forced into dependency.
The Times of Israel
News from Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World
Trial for accused gunman in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre slated to starton May 30, 2023 at 5:44 am
Defense unlikely to contest Robert Bowers guilt in killing 11 worshippers and will focus on preventing death penalty
Netanyahu, Herzog call Erdogan after election victory, vow to improve tieson May 30, 2023 at 5:08 am
Israeli leaders tell Turkish president that they want to continue to build relations between the regional rivals after restoration of diplomatic ties last year
‘Deadly Thursday’: Far-right activists threaten violence at Jerusalem Pride Paradeon May 30, 2023 at 3:53 am
Messages by members of extremist Lehava group — whose leader is an ally of police minister Ben Gvir — advocate burning, gunning down participants of LGBTQ rights march
North Korea says it will launch its first military spy satellite in Juneon May 30, 2023 at 1:58 am
Country’s military official Ri Pyong Chol says measure necessitated by joint US-South Korea drills, which he says show ‘reckless ambition for aggression’
Successful but scrappy: Air Force marks 75 years since its 1st-ever strike missionon May 30, 2023 at 1:11 am
Surprise attack on Egyptian convoy marching toward Tel Aviv is thought to have changed the course of War of Independence in 1948, despite not hitting its target
Pro-Israel stage protester says Roger Waters’ guards threatened to break his neckon May 30, 2023 at 12:01 am
Marcel L., who rushed stage with Jewish state’s flag at Frankfurt show, alleges violence by security; singer says act was ‘unnerving,’ as German police probe him for antisemitism
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The Global Jewish News Source
Alliance of Orthodox rabbis calls for immediate release of Evan Gershkovichby Ben Sales on May 30, 2023 at 1:42 am
Jews in America and around the world have taken action to support Gershkovich since his arrest. — The post Alliance of Orthodox rabbis calls for immediate release of Evan Gershkovich appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Protester with Israeli flag storms stage at Roger Waters concert in Frankfurtby Gabe Friedman on May 29, 2023 at 4:04 pm
Berlin police are investigating the former Pink Floyd frontman over a Nazi-style uniform he wears at concerts. — The post Protester with Israeli flag storms stage at Roger Waters concert in Frankfurt appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Overdue or overdone? Two scholars hope to secure the legacy of ‘Jewish Renewal’by Andrew Silow-Carroll on May 28, 2023 at 10:45 am
A new book says a movement rooted in the counterculture has had an outsize influence on all the major denominations. — The post Overdue or overdone? Two scholars hope to secure the legacy of ‘Jewish Renewal’ appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
When a breast cancer diagnosis knocked me down, a network of Jewish women lifted me upby Karen E. H. Skinazi on May 26, 2023 at 5:01 pm
A professor of literature wasn’t prepared for the outpouring of advice and comfort. — The post When a breast cancer diagnosis knocked me down, a network of Jewish women lifted me up appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
As ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ ends, will its Jewish legacy be more than a punchline?by Shira Li Bartov on May 26, 2023 at 4:28 pm
For some, its representation of Jews on mainstream TV made it a pioneer of the 2010s. For others, it reinforced tropes. — The post As ‘The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’ ends, will its Jewish legacy be more than a punchline? appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
The Jewish Sport Report: This Holocaust survivor threw out the first pitch on her 100th birthdayby Jacob Gurvis on May 26, 2023 at 3:15 pm
This week’s Jewish Sport Report features a Jewish preview of the French Open and all the Jewish players to watch this weekend. — The post The Jewish Sport Report: This Holocaust survivor threw out the first pitch on her 100th birthday appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Jewish Thought and Education
My Jewish Learning
Judaism & Jewish Life
This Yemenite Jewish Porridge Is the Comfort Food of My Childhoodby Shannon Sarna on May 25, 2023 at 2:26 pm
My father was a short-order cook, a strictly stovetop kind of guy. Israeli salads and scrambled eggs. I never saw … The post This Yemenite Jewish Porridge Is the Comfort Food of My Childhood appeared first on My Jewish Learning.
Bonds of Indebtedness and Shameby Ben Harris on May 24, 2023 at 7:38 pm
It’s never just about the money. If it were, asking for reduced synagogue dues wouldn’t be so painful and fraught. … The post Bonds of Indebtedness and Shame appeared first on My Jewish Learning.
Deborah Fripp’s Blog on The Times of Israel
Broken Glass, Preserved Memoryby Deborah Fripp on November 3, 2022 at 1:50 pm
Please don’t let them find out I’m Jewish. Please don’t let them find out I’m Jewish. It is November 10, 1938, and Margot Gunther (Jeremias) is riding the train to school. It’s an hour ride from her home in Hoffenheim, Germany to Heidelberg where her…
When it’s an attack on your own communityby Deborah Fripp on January 17, 2022 at 8:21 am
I awoke on Sunday morning in Singapore to the news that another synagogue was under attack. The rabbi and several congregants of a synagogue in Texas were being held hostage by an unknown assailant. An old story, a repeated story – Jews under attack for…
How to Teach Race Relations: Lessons from Holocaust Educationby Deborah Fripp on November 17, 2021 at 9:32 am
A group of 7th graders sit in a circle, white kids in the center, black and brown kids on the outside. They have been sorted by a “privilege” score assigned based on the color of their skin. The white students are trying to find a…
Union for Reform Judaism Posts
Take a Tour of the Torah!by jemerman on October 4, 2022 at 2:22 pm
Take a Tour of the Torah! jemerman October 4, 2022 Read more about Take a Tour of the Torah! Torah usually refers to the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Running through these stories is the unique lens through which the Jewish people would come to view their world and their God.
Weaving Together Formal and Lived Jewish Educationby jemerman on August 16, 2022 at 3:20 pm
Weaving Together Formal and Lived Jewish Education jemerman August 16, 2022 Jewish Learning Image I’m a self-proclaimed book worm. Since I could read, my default setting has been to research anything new at the library before implementing it. However, adulthood has taught me that some of the best lessons are learned after acting and truly living, which is why Rabbi Yanklowitz’s perspective so resonates with me. Even so, I always start new adventures by studying.
The Blessings of Adult Education: Far More than Knowledgeby sdolgov on August 9, 2022 at 6:55 pm
The Blessings of Adult Education: Far More than Knowledge sdolgov August 9, 2022 Ten Minutes of Torah Image Lifelong learning, however, can be easier said than done. For many, as they enter adulthood, with its competing demands and obligations, setting aside time for learning – and especially for Jewish learning – can be challenging indeed.
What We Gain From Interfaith Dialogue: Project Understandingby jemerman on April 26, 2023 at 3:28 pm
What We Gain From Interfaith Dialogue: Project Understanding jemerman April 26, 2023 Interfaith Affairs Image What happens when you take six Jewish teens and six Catholic teens to Israel? This was the very question that Roger Tilles and the late Fr. Tom Hartman hoped to answer in 1988 when they organized Project Understanding.
Israel at 75: Forging the Path Togetherby jemerman on April 22, 2023 at 1:30 am
Israel at 75: Forging the Path Together jemerman April 21, 2023 Israel Image In November 2006, I set out with a pack on my back to walk the Land. I knew that before I enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces, I wanted a more intimate relationship with the country that I had made my home.
Celebrating the Trailblazing Mothers of Zionismby jemerman on April 13, 2023 at 4:58 am
Celebrating the Trailblazing Mothers of Zionism jemerman April 13, 2023 Zionism Image While many are acquainted with the “fathers” of modern Zionism (Theodore Herzl, Leon Pinsker, David Ben Gurion, and others) early women Zionists have been largely overlooked. Their contributions to Zionism and Jewish kibbutzim were vital to establishing the state of Israel. It’s time that their work was celebrated and recognized.
Together At Sinai: Four Conversion Storiesby jemerman on May 18, 2023 at 7:35 pm
Together At Sinai: Four Conversion Stories jemerman May 18, 2023 Shavuot Image On Shavuot, many of us study the Book of Ruth. Lauded by Rabbinic tradition as a righteous convert, Ruth’s story continues to resonate with the experiences of many Jews-by-choice today.
Dayenu: The Power of Enough-nessby jemerman on March 27, 2023 at 2:26 pm
Dayenu: The Power of Enough-ness jemerman March 27, 2023 Passover Image Last year was my first time celebrating Passover and one of the first times I sang with the congregational choir. One of the songs we performed for the seder was “Dayenu.” The choir director explained during practice that in Hebrew, “dayenu” means “enough.” I loved the melody of the song and found myself humming the tune as I prepared for Passover.
Making the Written Word More Accessible: Large-Print, Braille, and Audio Haggadotby jemerman on March 14, 2023 at 2:51 pm
Making the Written Word More Accessible: Large-Print, Braille, and Audio Haggadot jemerman March 14, 2023 Passover Image The Passover seder is about telling our story, which is often done by communally reading the Haggadah, a written collection of stories, rituals, and commentary. Without accessible options, people with various disabilities are prevented from fully participating in the seder.