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No streaming, no singing: here’s how High Holidays will work in Modern Orthodox synagogues

The Forward - Fri, 2020-08-07 09:00
“Our goal is for everyone to have a High Holiday experience: in the building, in the parking lot, or at home.”

No camp this year? The Shalom Hartman Institute steps up to the plate

The Forward - Fri, 2020-08-07 09:00
Summer was still rewarding for the teens studying with top Hartman scholars in a pilot program for emerging Jewish leaders.

Why isn’t climate change a bigger issue for the Orthodox?

The Forward - Fri, 2020-08-07 09:00
The Torah tells us to protect the earth, and yet Orthodox Jewish voices are absent from the conversation on climate change.

The evolution of Palestinian cuisine

Haaretz - Fri, 2020-08-07 08:54
Today’s Palestinian meals based on meat, chicken, rice and tomatoes are profoundly different from original cooking from prehistory until the advent of modern culture – and the Israeli ban on picking wild herbs

Toronto Polish-language newspaper blames Jews for pandemic

The Forward - Fri, 2020-08-07 08:39
The article also claimed that Jews were responsible for the creation of ISIS and called Israel “an emanation of the Devil himself.”

Is Sweden censoring a book about its ties to the Nazis, written by a Jewish comedian?

Haaretz - Fri, 2020-08-07 08:18
It was clear that a new, provocative book about Sweden’s attitude toward the Nazis in World War II was going to stir up controversy. But the author didn’t imagine that the state would seize its last print run and demand to pulp it

Will massive destruction in Beirut be a catalyst for political change in Lebanon?

Haaretz - Fri, 2020-08-07 08:09
As the nation mourns, a collective feeling has taken hold that this time, its leaders must be held accountable for rendering the capital unlivable

By the time Israel finally allowed him in for urgent care, this young Gazan was already dead

Haaretz - Fri, 2020-08-07 07:16
After months of hospitalization with a blood disease in the Gaza Strip, Jalal Sharafi needed a bone marrow transplant, which is unavailable there. By the time Israel relented, and gave him an entry permit for treatment here, it was too late

Four-year-old Palestinian girl fatally shot in East Jerusalem by apparent stray bullet

Haaretz - Fri, 2020-08-07 06:44
Girl from the neighborhood of Silwan dies at hospital, in second such incident in three months

Rocket alert sounds in northern Israel along Lebanon border, army says

Haaretz - Fri, 2020-08-07 05:51
This is a developing story. More details to follow...
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