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HATE TO TEST: Jury selection began Monday in a civil lawsuit against the organizers of the 2017 murderous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. (NPR)
DEEP DIVING: The UJA Federation has a new online tool analyze the pandemic-related needs and experiences of Jewish households in the five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. You can break down the data from its recent COVID-19 impact study on economic and emotional measures by age, gender, poverty status and / or geographic area.
NOSE SO QUICKLY: Sherry Herring, the famous sandwich shop in Tel Aviv port, has opened a branch on the Upper West Side. Tuna and salmon sandwiches are on the menu, but you will have to wait for the herring: Owner Sherry Ansky says a batch of 15,000 fillets that are seasoned in a processor in the Netherlands won’t be there until December. (Jewish week via JTA)
RACK ‘EM: New Yorker JoAnn Mason Parker, a Jewish billiard prodigy who in 1990 became the youngest winner of the US Open 9-Ball Championship, is back. Since retiring from the professional circuit 26 years ago, she has taught preschool at a Jewish school in Boca Raton, Fla., And has done charitable work. (J. Jewish News from Northern California via JTA)
OBIT: Gene Freidman, a Jewish immigrant from the Soviet Union who made his fortune – and countless enemies – by buying and trading New York City taxi medallions, died of a heart attack at the age of 50 years. the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on surcharge revenue, and was part of a plan to artificially inflate the price of medallions, leaving a generation of drivers in insurmountable debt. (New York Times)
TWO WRONG WHEELS: Rabbi Yosie Levine of the Jewish Center in Manhattan wants cyclists to stay off sidewalks. (the Wall Street newspaper)
STATE AFFAIRS: Henry Kissinger’s often strained relations with the pro-Israel lobby during his tenure as Secretary of State are discussed in a new book by Martin Indyk, the former US envoy to the Middle East. (New York Times)
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PEOPLE & PLACES
Two rabbinical students from New York, Nicole Fix of Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and David Elitzer of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, are among seven students to receive a T’ruah Israel scholarship, an intensive study and experiential learning program for rabbinic and cantoral students. North Americans. In addition to her rabbinical studies, Fix is ââone of the founders of Productions, a New York-based theater company, and has also produced the monthly literary reading series The Lantern. Elitzer, a graduate in architecture and public policy, has carried out fieldwork on archeology and cultural heritage in Israel, Turkey, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
WHAT IS TODAY
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage to a virtual screening and discussion of “Soros”, a new film that follows financier and philanthropist George Soros around the world and draws the curtain on his personal history, private wealth and public activism. Starring director Jesse Dylan and producer Priscilla Cohen, and hosted by Jessica Shaw, host of EW Live on Sirius XM. Participants will also receive a private link to stream the film online from October 21-27. Sign up here. 15:00.
SVIVAH highlights four speakers who will teach make Jewish ritual and institutions more accessible: Tobey Lass Karpel, a behavior analyst who has worked with hundreds of children with autism; Sara Portman Milner, co-founder and director of student services at Sunflower Bakery; Rabbi Ruti Regan, feminist rabbi and theorist at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability; and Rabbi Lauren Tuchman, the first blind woman to enter the rabbinate. Register now here. 20:00
Photo, top: An anchovy sandwich from Sherry Herring, the new Upper West Side outpost of a famous Tel Aviv sandwich shop. (Courtesy)