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interfaith - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
From BuildingJewishBridges.org


This organization is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Have you thought about starting a similar organization in your area?


Last week we had a powerful discussion about parenting in a multiracial Jewish family. I was struck by a young Black Jew who said he wants his white parents to talk with him about racism.  We heard about slips of the tongue, misguided statements, things that we, the white majority can learn to do better. One mother in a multiracial family said, “I wish I’d brought all my white friends.”  We hear the ways in which parents anticipate difficulty and work to disarm it before it hits their children. I really wish we’d taped it. I’ll have to do that next time.

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Equality on Simchat Torah

celebrating-judaism - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
From MeaningfulLifeCenter.com


On Simchat Torah we rejoice with the Torah. We celebrate the joy of being a Jew—the joy of a life defined by and permeated with the divine wisdom and will communicated to us at Mount Sinai.

But where is the Torah?

Where is the all-embracing wisdom of the Five Books of Moses, the inspiration of the Prophets, the music of the Psalms? Where is the brilliance of the Talmud, the guidance of the Shulchan Aruch, the mystique of the Kabbalistic writings?

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Billions of sterile mosquitos to eradicate Zika, malaria

green-living - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


Israel’s Senecio is testing its high-tech system for sorting, packaging and delivering sterile male mosquitos in the millions over infested areas.


Mosquito-borne illnesses, responsible for up to 750,000 deaths a year worldwide, include tropical killers such as malaria and dengue, along with terrifying upstarts like Zika, which can cause birth defects and have invaded parts of the southern United States.


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Anti-Semitism Among the WASP Elite

featured-articles - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
by Kitty Zeldis for The Lilith Blog


The idea for my novel Not Our Kind was born at Vassar College, where I was a student in the 1970s, where there was enough visible diversity to make a Jewish girl feel she was not alone. I encountered plenty of Jews, both students and faculty. Yet while I didn’t experience much overt anti-Semitism, I felt keenly aware that Vassar had historically excluded people like me—I was the “not our kind” of my eventual novel’s title. 

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