Ex-Hasidic Woman Becomes Britain’s First Orthodox Female Rabbi

Posted on May 14th, 2018
In Haaretz, from JTA



Dina Brawer, who was born in Milan to Moroccan-born parents, will take the title of 'rabba'


Dina Brawer became Britain’s first Orthodox female rabbi.

She received her semicha, or rabbinic ordination, on Monday in London from British-born Israeli academic and rabbi, Dr. Daniel Sperber, after he administered a two-hour exam.

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LETTER FROM AMERICA: BREAKTHROUGH IN CANADA

Posted on May 7th, 2018
BY MICHAEL M. COHEN  for JPost


The impression is of a one way street where Israelis and Palestinians only receive and have nothing to offer.


Do you think the situation in Gaza is bad? Yet a group from Afghanistan and Pakistan met to learn about cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians. What ensued will surprise you.

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Jewish Irish population rises almost 30 per cent due to foreign investment

Posted on April 30th, 2018
by Ben Welch for TheJC.com


The increase has been attributed to the influx of young Jewish professionals working with high-tech U.S. multinational companies


After long-term decline, the Jewish community in Ireland has grown by almost 30 per cent in five years.

According to the 2016 Irish census, 2,557 Jews now live in Ireland, with more than half in Dublin.

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Anne Frank House Barred Jewish Employee From Wearing ‘Kipah’

Posted on April 23rd, 2018
From JNS


Of all the places on earth, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam prohibited its Jewish employees from wearing kipot, head coverings worn by observant Jews that are also referred to as yarmulkes. The outrageous policy was changed only recently after a local media outlet intervened.

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Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)

Posted on April 16th, 2018
From shiva.com


Following World War II and the establishment of the state of Israel, four new holidays, referred to as ‘modern’ Jewish holidays have been added to the Jewish calendar. Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day), Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) are observed as national holidays in Israel, and recognized around the world by Jewish communities.

Yom HaShoah, also known as Yom Hashoah VeHagevurah, literally means the “day of remembrance of the Catastrophe and the Heroism.” It is commemorated on the 27th day in the month of Nisan. The observance is held one week after the seventh day of Passover. It also falls one week before Yom Hazikaron, the memorial day for Israel’s fallen soldiers.

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