Shabbat Shalom, and Happy Jewnteenth everyone!
Although General Granger’s proclamation delivered in Galveston Texas on June 19, 1865 is celebrated as the end of slavery, it wasn’t until the proclamation ratifying the 13th amendment in December of that year, that slavery was finally outlawed in several Union border states. Be that as it may, we should all celebrate this independence day just as all Americans celebrate the July 4th independence day. And I suggest, as tradition holds, drink a few strawberry sodas!
Now, on with the Jew News Headlines for the week:
– The impact of Covid on the art world – I confess to having skipped over this story, but i can imagine the art world is suffering immensely
– 9 Black Jews discuss their take on Juneteenth – short blurbs, but interesting
– On Culture: Painting Birkenau – a piece about the painter, Gerhard Richter
– The legacy and impact of James Bennet, the NYT editor that resigned last week – He did not shy away from provocative journalism
– Opinion: Are liberals in a moral panic about racism? More on NYT publishing of Tom Cotton’s OpEd
– A Black Jewish voice for hope – It’s not as simple as the Farrakhan Jews vs the Heschel Jews, whatever that means
– On Father’s Day – Some remembrances shared
– Roy Cohn: Bully, coward and Victim? Who cares, he was an asshole anyway.
– Opinion: Will LGBTQ acceptance in Israel help Palestinians? NOT!
Happy father’s day to all you dads out there!
All for now.
And hey, let’s be careful out there!
Brad out https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.forward.com/pdfs/ShabbatNL-061920.pdf