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As we will soon be gathering for the annual remembrance and celebration of Passover in our homes, in our houses of worship, and in spirit with our fellow American Jews and Jews throughout the world, I cannot help but be conflicted by the blessings of freedom of religion, justice and the democratic process that allows us to live as Jews in this country, and the rise of polarization, extremism, inhumanity and warfare that exists with and amongst our fellow man.  It  saddens me that the common values of kindness, respect, and tzedakah do not seem as universal and that many communities are not as welcoming as in past years. There should be a lot to think about when our Passover Haggadah guides us through ..........



  The Times of Israel
Shekel returns to gains amid cautious market optimism over judicial compromise bid

In first, artificial intelligence used for Holocaust education

Knesset advances bill that would allow Tiberias mayor to run in October

Rejecting criticism, Gallant says female and male IDF fighters ‘one and the same’

‘Controlled ammunition explosion’ in IDF firing zone rocks southern Israel

The Strange Jewish Representation in Max’s ‘The Idol’

Jonah Hill Is Now a Jewish Dad

The Carob Tree Is My Favorite Jewish Story

12 Jewish Books to Read if You Miss ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

I Missed My Jewish Grandmother, So I Impersonated Her on TikTok

  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
The Struggle to Simply Be Ourselves: Meet the Kenyan LGBTQI+ Activists Fighting Fear with Joy

Defending El Salvador’s Mangroves and Building Environmental Consciousness

Nicaragua’s Human Rights Crisis, Fueling Migrant Flows, Demands More Strategic US Action

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Action: What I’m learning from the pro-democracy youth movement in Senegal.

Stories of Hope for Springtime: Growth, Renewal and Change

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A comics legend, a punk band and an Israeli sci-fi drama bring Jewish themes to the Tribeca Film Festival

20 years ago, Marvel introduced a Jewish Black Panther

Kamala Harris praises ‘independent judiciary’ in speech at Israeli embassy event

Canadian Army sergeant fined for antisemitic jokes made while conducting training course

Polish city throws children’s bubble party on top of Jewish graves

  NYT > World > Middle East
Saudi Arabia’s LIV Golf Deal Is a Triumph That Transcends Sports

Through Ties to Saudis, Golf Deal Promises Benefits to Trump

LGBTQ Travelers Venture to Places Where Being Gay Is Illegal

An Ancient Egyptian Mural Offers an Exquisitely Detailed View of Several Bird Species

Blinken to Talk to Saudis About Normalizing Ties With Israel

  The Forward
Your guide to 2023’s Jewish Tony Awards nominees

Pence’s faith central to his campaign + Talmudic advice for Taylor Swift fans

Palestinian toddler hit by Israeli army fire dies of wounds

Kamala Harris praises ‘independent judiciary’ in speech at Israeli embassy event

Canadian Army sergeant fined for antisemitic jokes made while conducting training course

The 5 Best Father’s Day Gifts

My Father Was a Homeless Doctor who Slept in LaGuardia Airport

Hummus Is a Blank Canvas

Chocolate Babka

Keep Praying

  Jew or Not Jew
Harrison Bader

Adolf Bergman

Mia Goth

Icchokas Meras

Tony Shalhoub

  Jewish NewsJewish News
Roger Waters claims Labour MP who criticised him is acting for ‘masters in Tel Aviv’

Historically ‘priceless’ 18th century Sefer Torah on Antiques Roadshow

Israeli lashes out at Kamala Harris for urging Israel to preserve independent judiciary

Outstanding! Jewish education at JCoSS ‘an example to others’

‘United Synagogue’s relationship with young adults is existential challenge of the future’

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
Where Am I: Water Under the Bridge

Anarchists Desecrate Monument to PM Netanyahu’s Father

Flawed UN Report May Lead to a Blacklisting of Israel

Likud MK Amit Halevi Proposes Plan to Divide Jerusalem’s Temple Mount

Rare 2,000-Yr-Old Coin Minted by Mattathias Antigonus Seized in Eastern Jerusalem Raid

  Washington Jewish Week
The new Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum believes the past needs input from the present

At Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Spinrad Pitches Hobbies

If Only Israel Had Come Into Existence Sooner

Letters to the Editor | June 7, 2023

A Test of White House Policy

  My Jewish Learning
This Fragrant Persian Stew Tastes Like Home

How to Plan a Gender-Neutral B’nai Mitzvah Celebration

Unfinished Endings

Gittin 21

A Short Jewish History of Bialys











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