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Daily Archives: June 10, 2021

Nefesh Mountain duo Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff. Credit: Courtesy.

Fusing bluegrass with Judaism, Nefesh Mountain seeks to uplift during challenging times

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Thanks to the Jewish holiday of Shavuot and the Torah, Mount Sinai is the best-known mountain in Jewish history. If the husband-and-wife bluegrass team of Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff continue their climb through...
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More Than a Raceway: Novel Presents a Jewish Side of Watkins Glen

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The Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is known for Watkins Glen International, a race car venue that permits ordinary citizens to take three laps around the track in their personal cars for...

לזכר דזשעניע פֿײַערמאַן: הערט איר נוסח פֿונעם ליד, „קינדער־יאָרן‟

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די וואָך איז אָנגעקומען די טרויעריקע ידיעה, אַז די זינגערין זשעניע פֿײַערמאַן איז אַוועק אין דער אייביקייט צו 96 יאָר. צווישן די ווידעאָס פֿון פֿײַערמאַנס אויפֿטריטן, וואָס מע האָט לעצטנס געטיילט אויף פֿייסבוק, איז...
On Thursday evening, June 3, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra assembled at the foot of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran’s accessible amphitheater for an unprecedented classical music concert that highlighted the importance of disability inclusion through music. (Photo credit: Rotem Lahav)

Unprecedented Israel Philharmonic Performance at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran Highlights Disability Inclusion Through Music

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As Israel embraces a true season of rebirth and renewal, ADI (adi-israel.org), Israel’s most comprehensive provider of residential and rehabilitative care for individuals with severe disabilities, joined forces with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to...
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Living with Iran: Israel’s Strategic Imperative

This article was originally published on May 28, 2014 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In response to the almost inevitable Iranian nuclear bomb, Israel must suitably integrate a clear nuclear deterrence posture with multi-layered active defenses. This complex effort...
Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevich with representatives from Herzog College in Israel at the signing ceremony of a two-year project to foster a global educational and professional network, June 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israel to fund global Jewish education network, led by Herzog College

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Herzog College has been selected to partner with Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry in launching one of its flagship international projects. For the first time, there will be one organization liaising with Jewish schools throughout...
Rabbi Yossie Shemtov (left) and Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin, both of Chabad Lubavitch of Tucson, in front of the anti-Semitic graffiti and a swastika painted on the door of Chabad on River in Tucson, Ariz., discovered on June 6, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Swastika, anti-Jewish graffiti defaces Chabad House in Tucson

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A Chabad House in Tucson, Ariz., was vandalized overnight on Sunday with a swastika and anti-Jewish writing. It is the second such incident against the Jewish community in recent weeks. “We are very disturbed about...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) and head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi near the Bushehr nuclear plant, on Jan. 13, 2015. Credit: Hossein Heidarpour via Wikimedia Commons.

US concerned Iran has not provided info to IAEA

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The United States is concerned that Iran has not provided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with obligatory information, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Iran is required to turn over...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in 2019. Credit: Mike Jett/Shutterstock.

Jewish Democrats slam Omar for remarks equating Israel and US to Hamas and Taliban

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A dozen Jewish Democratic lawmakers have issued a statement strongly condemning recent remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who equated Israeli and U.S. actions to terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban. In a tweet on...
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ORT graduates’ fintech firm makes history on New York Stock Exchange

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Two Universidad ORT Uruguay graduates made history when the fintech startup they head was floated on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Jacobo Singer and Sebastián Kanovich are president and CEO, respectively, of DLocal, a payment platform...