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A truly inspirational story--Jews abroad support a Khmer Rouge victim’s commitment to his fellow orphans:
11/19/2019
Caring Hands, From Here To Cambodia

A truly inspirational story--Jews abroad support a Khmer Rouge victim’s commitment to his fellow orphans:

Jews abroad support a Khmer Rouge victim’s commitment to his fellow orphans.

N.Y.-based Jewish Funders Network working to cultivate philanthropy in the Jewish state for ‘the long run.’
11/18/2019
Nurturing ‘A Family Context’ For Israeli Giving

N.Y.-based Jewish Funders Network working to cultivate philanthropy in the Jewish state for ‘the long run.’

N.Y.-based Jewish Funders Network working to cultivate philanthropy in the Jewish state for ‘the long run.’

Some upbeat news to start your week!The record-setting challah clocked in at more than 32 feet long and required over 15...
11/18/2019
Australian Jews Break World Record For Longest Challah

Some upbeat news to start your week!

The record-setting challah clocked in at more than 32 feet long and required over 150 pounds of dough and ten hours to bake:

Grandma Moses Bakery, in partnership with the Jewish National Fund chapter in New South Wales, broke the record on Thursday, according to a Facebook post from the group.

New Israel Fund creates a values-based vehicle that promotes democracy and pluralism:
11/18/2019
A Portfolio With A Progressive Bent

New Israel Fund creates a values-based vehicle that promotes democracy and pluralism:

New Israel Fund creates a values-based vehicle that promotes democracy and pluralism.

UK legislation will require schools to teach sex and relationship education. How will this affect charedi schools?
11/17/2019
Education Matters

UK legislation will require schools to teach sex and relationship education. How will this affect charedi schools?

UK legislation will require schools to teach sex and relationship education. How will this affect charedi schools?

Party & wedding planners--The Jewish Week has launched SimplySimchas, a new online party planning marketplace. This comp...
11/16/2019

Party & wedding planners--The Jewish Week has launched SimplySimchas, a new online party planning marketplace. This complete resource for creating perfect celebrations is a great opportunity to promote your business or service. Just visit https://www.simplysimchas.com and about 5 minutes later you’re in our marketplace:

Editor's Desk:In an essay on fighting anti-Semitism, the candidate rejects the politics of delegitimization.
11/15/2019
Bernie Sanders Speaks Zionism To Progressives

Editor's Desk:

In an essay on fighting anti-Semitism, the candidate rejects the politics of delegitimization.

In an essay on fighting anti-Semitism, the candidate rejects the politics of delegitimization.

Shulem, Other Israel Film Festival, Dida Pelled, Peter Himmelman — Your guide to Jewish-y arts and culture happenings ...
11/15/2019
What’s Going On In NYC This Week (Nov 15 – 24)

Shulem, Other Israel Film Festival, Dida Pelled, Peter Himmelman — Your guide to Jewish-y arts and culture happenings in New York City:

Shulem, Other Israel Film Festival, Dida Pelled, Peter Himmelman — Your guide to Jewish-y arts and culture happenings in New York City.

"Though most of us will not be called on in our lifetimes to partake in the mitzvah of Kiddush Hashem on that level, it ...
11/15/2019
Transmitting The Ultimate Commitment

"Though most of us will not be called on in our lifetimes to partake in the mitzvah of Kiddush Hashem on that level, it is that willingness that makes us Jews..."

Shabbat Shalom! Beth Kissileff shares a commentary this week's Torah portion, Vayera:

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

From Our Editors: "And we have a hope: that Bloomberg, while waging an assertive campaign for the nomination, will use h...
11/15/2019
Michael Bloomberg Wants To Save The Democratic Party

From Our Editors:

"And we have a hope: that Bloomberg, while waging an assertive campaign for the nomination, will use his experience as mayor of America’s most diverse city to strive to unite a bitterly and dangerously divided nation, and remind voters that politics is the art of the possible."

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

Rabbi Jeremy Borovitz, an American survivor of the attack writes about his struggle with the ‘platform’ he’s sudde...
11/14/2019
After Halle, Trying Not To Misuse The Tragedy

Rabbi Jeremy Borovitz, an American survivor of the attack writes about his struggle with the ‘platform’ he’s suddenly been given:

Rabbi Jeremy Borovitz, an American survivor of the attack writes about his struggle with the ‘platform’ he’s suddenly been given.

New Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion exhibition showcases artists exploring the deeply felt bonds betwe...
11/14/2019
The Family Ties That Bind

New Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion exhibition showcases artists exploring the deeply felt bonds between people:

HUC exhibition showcases artists exploring the deeply felt bonds between people.

Young men who met Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick at an Israeli yeshiva say he targeted them with aliases and coercion:
11/13/2019
Alleged Predator’s Former Students Saw A Pattern

Young men who met Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick at an Israeli yeshiva say he targeted them with aliases and coercion:

Young men who met Rabbi Jonathan Skolnick at an Israeli yeshiva say he targeted them with aliases and coercion.

"Participants who come on Birthright Israel today are not the same participants who went 20 years ago. Their knowledge b...
11/13/2019
A New Generation Needs A New Kind Of Birthright Story

"Participants who come on Birthright Israel today are not the same participants who went 20 years ago. Their knowledge base, their needs, their communities, their identities and their aspirations are different..."

OpEd from Esther Abramowitz, Director of Israel Experiences at Hillel International:

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

"It would be a mistake to overlook or downplay the fact that Democrats are linking conditions on aid not to existing Isr...
11/13/2019
Debate Over U.S. Aid To Israel Isn’t Irrelevant Theater

"It would be a mistake to overlook or downplay the fact that Democrats are linking conditions on aid not to existing Israeli policies, but to what would be an unprecedented step of West Bank annexation..."

OpEd from Michael Koplow of Israel Policy Forum:

From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World

PSA x2
11/12/2019

PSA x2

"This wave of violence is the result of a dangerous political ideology that targets Jews and anyone who does not fit a n...
11/12/2019
Bernie Sanders writes essay on anti-Semitism for Jewish publication - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

"This wave of violence is the result of a dangerous political ideology that targets Jews and anyone who does not fit a narrow vision of a whites-only America. We have to be clear that while antisemitism is a threat to Jews everywhere, it is also a threat to democratic governance itself," Bernie Sanders writes in Jewish Currents. (ht JTA News Jewish Currents)

It's perhaps the senator's most expansive written consideration of his Jewish identity.

Her support is a big deal because Luria is part of a group of moderate, centrist Democrats with national security backgr...
11/12/2019
Rep. Elaine Luria holds Hebrew bible in ad supporting Trump impeachment inquiry

Her support is a big deal because Luria is part of a group of moderate, centrist Democrats with national security backgrounds who have changed their minds about the impeachment scandal over time.

via JTA News

She's part of the group of moderate Democrats with national security backgrounds who have changed their minds about the impeachment scandal over time.

An important presentation (that's free and open to the public) is coming to Touro Law Center's Disability Rights and Inc...
11/12/2019
November 20th: ‘Best Practices & Special Education’

An important presentation (that's free and open to the public) is coming to Touro Law Center's Disability Rights and Inclusion Project:

An important presentation (that's free and open to the public) is coming to Touro Law Center's Disability Rights and Inclusion Project.

After six hours of attacks by Islamic Jihad in response to assassination of top commander, Israeli army announces start ...
11/12/2019
IDF Girds For Several Days Of Fighting After 150 Rockets Fired At Israel

After six hours of attacks by Islamic Jihad in response to assassination of top commander, Israeli army announces start of retaliatory air campaign.

After six hours of attacks by Islamic Jihad in response to assassination of top terrorist, army announces start of retaliatory air campaign.

A powerful perspective from a Fresh Ink For Teens contributor who says both secular and religious environments need to b...
11/12/2019
The Miseducation Of Modern Sexual Violence

A powerful perspective from a Fresh Ink For Teens contributor who says both secular and religious environments need to be held accountable:

Both secular and religious environments need to be held accountable.

The Colmar Treasure, displayed till January 20, reveals intimate glimpse of 14th-century French Jews who, after stashing...
11/11/2019
Medieval Jewels Hidden By Jews During Black Death On Show At NY Met Cloisters

The Colmar Treasure, displayed till January 20, reveals intimate glimpse of 14th-century French Jews who, after stashing their gems in a house wall, died of plague or persecution:

The Colmar Treasure, displayed till January 20, reveals intimate glimpse of 14th-century French Jews who, after stashing their gems in a house wall, died of plague or persecution

"Wherever we live, we pray for seasonal rains in the Land of Israel so that the earth might bloom and the country flouri...
11/11/2019
Israel And The Diaspora: The Fall Rains That Bind

"Wherever we live, we pray for seasonal rains in the Land of Israel so that the earth might bloom and the country flourish, a homeland for Jews everywhere..."

From the blog of Francine Klagsbrun at Jewish Week

Did you know that this popular English dish actually was a specialty of the Portuguese Sephardic Jews who fled the Inqui...
11/11/2019
The Surprising Jewish History of Fish 'n Chips

Did you know that this popular English dish actually was a specialty of the Portuguese Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition in the 16th century?

You may be surprised to learn that fish and chips, though wildly popular in England for what seems like an eternity, actually was a specialty of the Portuguese Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition in the 16th century and found refuge in the British Isles. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver referred to t...

"When Friday night comes, bless your children. Encourage them. Comfort them. If you were badly treated, be the pivot tha...
11/11/2019
Be The Parent You Needed

"When Friday night comes, bless your children. Encourage them. Comfort them. If you were badly treated, be the pivot that turns to kindness for the generations to follow. Be the parent you needed when you were a child."

From the blog of David Wolpe at Jewish Week

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