“And Make Yourselves a New Heart and a New Spirit”
Anne Frank House Barred Jewish Employee From Wearing ‘Kipah’
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.
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
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.
Teaching Hebrew in Saudi Arabia
By Elhanan Miller for Tablet Magazine
Hebrew studies are now legitimate in the desert kingdom, but demand is low—so far
A strange post made the rounds on Saudi Arabian social media in recent weeks. It claimed that the Israeli national anthem, “Hatikvah,” included a line lauding Jews for coming to the Land of Israel to intimidate the Canaanites, Babylonians, and Egyptians and chop their heads off.
Jewish Teacher Fired from Quaker School for Making Nazi Joke
By Mark Oppenheimer for Tablet Magazine
This is what happens when well-meaning philo-Semites and assimilated Jews, the kind of people who run schools like Friends Seminary, have more respect for imagined Jewish sensitivities than for Jews’ actual history and culture
If there is one lesson to be learned from the sad, strange tale of the firing of Ben Frisch, it is surely this: If you want to make a Hitler joke in the classroom, do it at a Jewish day school.
ISRAELI FIRMS TO TEST HEALTH-CARE TECHNOLOGY IN CANADA
By Ron Csillag for CJNews
Two Israeli companies will have the opportunity to test their heart and brain health technologies in Canadian seniors care facilities.
HeartBeat Technologies, headquartered in Haifa, has developed software that allows health-care professionals to remotely monitor patients’ heart issues.