December 27, 2019 – Latke you, Shabbat is near! And with that, your weekly entree of Jew News from around the world!

A few of the more interesting blurbs:– “Little Jewish Women?”: A timely story of Louis May Alcott’s Jewish lineage and a brief history of Jews in Portugal – Christmas tree envy? read on – A 1913 motion picture starring a Rabbi: A Jewish Star is Born? – A no-fry Latke recipe? Sacre Bleu! – AContinue reading “December 27, 2019 – Latke you, Shabbat is near! And with that, your weekly entree of Jew News from around the world!”

December 20, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly serving of Jew News from around the globe

Shabbat Shalom, ey! (Canadian version)Some interesting Jew news to share this week, heading into the Chanukah Choliday. Cheers! – Going for Chinese on Christmas? Not the only custom among Jews looking for something to do that day. Chess anyone? The author shares the derivation of this and other weird customs on that day. – AContinue reading “December 20, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly serving of Jew News from around the globe”

December 13, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly serving of Jew News from around the globe

Not a good news week for Jews. The anti-semitic killings in Jersey City have the Hasidic community there reeling in pain. Several stories this week on the community and the killings.A few other notables:–  For Leonard Cohen fans, a post-humous album released and reviewed – Trumps silly executive order on Jews as a nationality –Continue reading “December 13, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly serving of Jew News from around the globe”

December 6, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly serving of Jew News from around the globe

What a week! Here are some headlines you might have missed:– Does Bernie have a jewish problem? and her name is Linda Sarsour? – What do the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the House of Slaves memorial in Senegal, a small track and field stadium in Chile and the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp all have in common? Read this toContinue reading “December 6, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly serving of Jew News from around the globe”

November 29, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Top stories from Jew News this week…

Assuming you have recovered from your Turkey Coma, here are some snippets from The Forward from the week. Enjoy! – An upbeat story of a muslim woman helping victims of anti-semitism  – Trash talk in Brooklyn: Hey Hey, Oy vey, take this trash away! – A Nobel prize for how not to award a NobelContinue reading “November 29, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Top stories from Jew News this week…”

November 22, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Top stories from Jew News this week…

Wow! What a week! Pull your Prius over and check out this weeks headlines!– Update on the mystery “Goodwill Torah”  – Orthodox female EMT riders denied their own ambulance! Don’t dial 911 girls!- The Israeli election stalemate: 3 key questions answered – Great bakery recipes from the Upper East Side – want a decent BubkaContinue reading “November 22, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Top stories from Jew News this week…”

November 15, 2019 – Shabbat Shalom! Here’s what some of our fellow Heebs are talking about this week!

The headlines: – the jews of Ukraine-gate – Harry Houdini: Jewish escape artist or promoter? – Bernie says: you can be progressive and a zionist!! who knew? – Anti-semitism and hate crimes against jews on the rise: really?- A 1000 year old bible savedHave a great weekend everyone! https://assets.forward.com/pdfs/11.15.19.pdf

November 8, 2019 – Your weekly compendium of all things Jewish

Shabbat Shalom! Hey!Crike! (been watching too many Australian TV shows) Jew news can’t get much more interesting than this! So, dont wait, and settle yourselves into a reading groove and enjoy the following:– The mystery Torah: How did a Torah from Berdichev Russia end up in a Goodwill store in Williamsburg, VA? Inquiring minds wantContinue reading “November 8, 2019 – Your weekly compendium of all things Jewish”

November 1, 2019 – Shabbat is here — and so is your favorite weekly update!

This week, learn about:– Sabra’s Hummus and why the Israeli company wants you to eat more (Sabra is named for a cactus plant and meant to be a metaphor for Israelis: “prickly on the outside, soft on the inside”) – Learn more about impeachment witness Alexander Vindman (DYK, he and his brother were featured inContinue reading “November 1, 2019 – Shabbat is here — and so is your favorite weekly update!”