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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
Nazi-obsessed US school shooter eligible for life in prison for killing 4 students

Troops shoot at Palestinians hurling firebombs at West Bank post; 1 said killed

New York declares state of emergency as heavy rains flood subways, streets

Connecticut university houses largest display of artist Arthur Szyk’s work in 50 years

Netanyahu to reportedly hold special security assessment on Sunday

Dianne Feinstein Paved the Way for Jewish Women

A New Notebook for a New (Jewish) Year

Stop Leaving Out the Jewish Half of My Kids’ Last Name

Klezmer Music For Kids (And Their Parents, Too)

Ben Stiller Shares His Favorite Yiddish Words With Mayim Bialik

  American Jewish World Service – AJWS
“The queerest space in Nairobi”: LGBTQI+ activists create safe space in Kenya

Transformed by grief: A mother searches for Mexico’s disappeared

Flipping the Script: Young Feminist Leaders Tell Funders What They Need at the Women Deliver Conference

Showing Up for Women and Girls: Shyleen’s Fight

Smashing the Patriarchy: Richa’s Fight

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
San Francisco Giants fire Jewish manager Gabe Kapler after disappointing season

Flash floods put a dangerous damper on the first night of Sukkot in NYC

Street fights over prayer offer liberal Israelis a chance to define a Judaism they can believe in

In Chicago, a Black-led church and a Jewish community are addressing painful history through a Sukkot festival

A NYC exhibit explores the etrog’s journey around the Jewish world

  NYT > World > Middle East
U.A.E. Talks Peace in Sudan War, but Secretly Backs One Side

Yom Kippur Prayers Split Israelis in Tel Aviv

United Nations Struggles to Meet Challenge of Changing World

Official Visits Between Saudi Arabia and Israel Highlight Warming Ties

Biden Administration Says Israelis Can Travel to U.S. Without a Visa

  The Forward
Canada was ashamed to have saluted a Ukrainian who fought for Hitler. But it didn’t come out of nowhere

The most prominent Jew in Latin America wore a crucifix at a recent campaign event. Is that kosher?

Photos from 4 continents — a new exhibit captures Jewish diversity

What you do when your sister is being held by a terrorist cell in Iraq

A NYC exhibit explores the etrog’s journey around the Jewish world

Be My Guest: Sukkot

Schnitzel Eggplant on Challah

5 Famous Foods with Surprising Jewish Origins

Is Lab-Grown Pork Kosher?

The Crispy, Golden Crust of Tahdig: A Dish That Connects Persian Jews to Their Roots

  Jew or Not Jew
Hugh O'Brian

Mickey Katz

Fritz Hofmann

Sarah Podemski

Elias Abraham Rosenberg

  Jewish NewsJewish News
UJIA raises £1million to support Israel experiences for young people

Chief Rabbi to attend COP28 global climate change conference in United Arab Emirates

Torah crown looted from shul during Kristallnacht discovered in German antique shop

85 years after Kristallnacht, Germany to begin rebuilding grand synagogue in Hamburg

Rishi Sunak honours founder of exercise club for the neurologically impaired

  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
California Senator Dianne Feinstein Dies, Age 90

Saudis Want US Defense Pact, Prioritize US & Israel Alliances over Concessions to Palestinian Authority

Israel Inks Largest Defense Deal in its History

Two Heartening Sukkot Notes from the Late Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Haredi Lone Soldiers Receive Gift of 4 Species for Sukkot

  Washington Jewish Week
Remembering Jewish Community Leader David Topol

Local Grants Aim to Expand Disability Inclusion

Judith Levitt Walters

“Sandy” Sandra Seltzer Silberman

Diane Barbara Schweber

  My Jewish Learning
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