New study dates Temple arch at 2,000-years-old and LA Jewish Federation Boss Worries Attacks on Synagogues Will Distract From Black Lives Matter not that Jews are attacked and New York Israel Virtual Israel Parade postponed to watch anti-Israel Speakers
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Virutal Israel Day Parade postponed to watch Anti-Israel Speakers
New York: Celebrate Israel parade was canceled due to virus pandemic
When is the Israeli Day Parade?
This year, the 56th annual Celebrate Israel parade was to have taken place on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Along with throngs of parade-goers, thousands more traditionally attend a mid-afternoon Israel Day music concert, located at the Central Park Summer stage located near 5th Avenue & 72nd Street.
Some 40,000 people participate in the annual march, but this year organizers planed a virtual event.
The annual Celebrate Israel parade which draws tens of thousands of supporters to march along New York's Fifth Avenue, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, which organizes the Celebrate Israel parade, confirmed Monday this year's parade, scheduled for June 7, will not take place.
In its place, a virtual event will be organized, the council's Executive Vice President and CEO Michael Miller said.
"We're saddened by the necessity of canceling this parade," Miller said. "Its absence on Fifth Avenue will be notable, but its absence in the hearts of New Yorkers, Jewish and non-Jewish, who support Israel is incalculable."
The first Celebrate Israel parade first took place in 1965, and some 40,000 people participate in the march each year, since that time
The theme of this year's parade is "Todah" or "Thank You" to essential workers who give tirelessly at great risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to celebrating together when we can give them the gratitude they truly deserve.
In addition, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that all non-essential events scheduled for June would be canceled in addition to the Celebrate Israel parade, among them the Pride Parade and Puerto Rican Day Parade.
It was then announced that The Virtual UJA Federation Parade for Israel for June 7 was canceled so viewers can instead watch anti-Israel speakers at a Black Lives Matter forum on June 7.
The world has gone upside down, and we are privileged to part of it, when we don't open our mouths.
First, the coronavirus moved one of the world's largest demonstrations of support for Israel online. Now, the Celebrate Israel parade is being delayed to make time for New York Jews to hear from black leaders about racism.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York has postponed the parade, originally set for June 7, to June 21, "in recognition of the protests occurring across the country and in memoriam of George Floyd and the many other victims of racism and hate in America."In its place, the JCRC announced Friday that it would hold "An Online Conversation on Racism in America" on Zoom. "This virtual gathering will provide an opportunity for Jews and non-Jews alike to hear messages from prominent Black community leaders in New York," the council said in a press release
Out of respect for the current situation after the grievous killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests around our city and nation, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is postponing the Virtual Celebrate Israel Parade until Sunday, June 21st at 1:00 pm (EDT). We stand in partnership with our sisters and brothers in the Black community, and in all communities of color, as we collectively strive to stamp out racism and prejudice in all of its forms from our society. We in the Jewish community know all too painfully the end result of unchecked hatred.
The event's participants will include New York Attorney General Letitia James; Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Associations; Tamara Fish, the former president of the Jewish Multiracial Network; Rev. Charles Galbreath, senior pastor of the Clarendon Road Church in Flatbush, Brooklyn; and Samuel M. Pierre, chief of staff for New York City Council Member Farah Louis.
Now excuse me, isn't this virtual? Don't I have a choice to watch either or the parade or anti-Israel speakers? Does one preclude the other? There was plenty of unchecked hatred for Jews by the rioters across the county in LA and New York.
Every Jewish organization and Jew supports blacks around the country and the world in their fight against racism. But does the virtual Israel day parade have to be delayed, for other speakers to speak? This past Sunday was our traditional day. Two channels or a video can be watched later. What was the necessity to delay our parade to watch speakers, many of whom are bluntly Anti-Semitic as the Black Lives movement is.
LA Jewish Federation Boss Worries Attacks on Synagogues Will Distract From Black Lives Matter not that Jews are attacked by Daniel Greenfield
Jay Sanderson, president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles said that he has been fielding worried calls from Jewish leaders across the country and from Israel.
"They're offering, 'What can I do to help you?'" said Sanderson. "I'm like, Help me do what?"
Multiple synagogues and schools were vandalized, many businesses were looted. And Jay Sanderson wonders, "Do what?" Help deal them deal with the damage. Try to hold the perpetrators accountable. The sort of things an actual Jewish organization, instead of a Tikkun Olam factory of lefty causes, would do.
"There's a tremendous amount of disinformation out there, that makes the Jewish community look like it's the victim of these protests, which couldn't be further from the truth," Sanderson said....
Implying that it was protesters — not looters or vandals — who bore responsibility for the destruction, does disservice not only to the protesters, but also to the work of combating real antisemitic activity, Sanderson said.
Was it looters or protesters who scrawled, "F__ Israel" on a synagogue or other Black Lives Matter graffiti?
He did not deny that some of the vandalism had been overtly antisemitic. He had heard about the verbal and physical intimidation that occurred outside Baba Sale, the synagogue in the Fairfax area, which The Forward reported May 30. He had seen the defaced wall of Congregation Beth Israel.
But antisemitism is on the rise in general, Sanderson said, and the same confrontation could have happened any week.
"That happens, unfortunately, not infrequently in our Jewish community," said the Federation president. "It's not happening more now because of the protests."
If you can process Sanderson's reasoning, there's so much anti-Semitism that the attacks on synagogues by people supporting Black Lives Matter and hating Israel probably could have happened at any time, and shouldn't be blamed on the protests.
Ivan Wolkind, the Los Angeles Federation's chief operating officer, volunteers for the Los Angeles Police Department and was deployed on the night the rioting occurred.
"Quite frankly, when you consider that there were thousands of people on the street in an almost lawless environment and that two antisemitic hate crimes happened? I thought, Thank God, that's actually a pretty good sign," Wolkind said.
At least 8 Jewish institutions were defaced. And during the looting, there were anti-Semitic shouts.
But Wolkind's claim is bad enough. LA Jews should be grateful that only two anti-Semitic hate crimes happened during the riots. It's a "good sign". This is Alice in Wonderland level gaslighting.
Ultimately, Sanderson worried that the focus on the victimization of Jewish institutions during the riot detracted from the important matter of George Floyd's death and the protests of police violence against black people.
We wouldn't want the anti-Semitic antics of a hate group to detract from its important message that there should be no police out there to stop them from committing hate crimes.
We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind! Lets see if I've got this right..
� Somehow it's Un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America. �
Russians influencing our elections are bad, but illegal Mexicans voting in our elections are good. �
It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it's an impeachable offense if the President inquires about it. �
Twenty is too young to drink a beer, but eighteen is old enough to vote. �
People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves. �
Inflammatory rhetoric is outrageous, but harassing conservative people in restaurants is virtuous. �
People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for useless degrees. �
Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you'd better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated. �
Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate must go through a rigorous vetting process, but any illiterate Central-American gang-banger who jumps the southern fence is welcome. �
$5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for 'free' health care is not. �
If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free. �
People who say there is no such thing as a gender are demanding a female President. �
We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, and it seems like a great plan for us. �
Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now. �
Criminals are catch-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights. �
And pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"?! NOTE: This e-mail was made with 100% recycled electrons. No electrons were harmed, No trees were destroyed, No animals were killed, and No political correctness was observed in making or sending this message.
New study dates Temple arch at 2,000-years-old
The research also led to the discovery of a previously unknown theater-like structure.
Two thousand years ago, Jewish worshipers walked on the Wilson's Arch located to the left of the Western Wall to access the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, researchers have revealed.The finding is part of the results of a project carried out in cooperation by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Tel Aviv University which were published in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday. Read More Related Articles
Recommended by The research also led to the discovery of a previously unknown theater-like structure in the area, offering a new extraordinary glimpse into the history of Jerusalem.As explained to The Jerusalem Post by IAA archaeologist Dr. Joe Uziel, in the past radio-carbon dating has been used only very sporadically in the city and this new initiative aims at dramatically changing the situation in order to "set the clock of remains in ancient Jerusalem."For this purpose, the researchers have also pioneered new methodologies identifying organic material in the mortar between the stones to allow the analysis.Located inside the complex of the Western Wall tunnels, Wilson's Arch is the last prior to entering the Temple Mount and is named after the British explorer Charles Wilson, who documented it in the second half of the 18th century.The issue of its dating had been debated by scholars for decades, with some believing the arch was indeed built during the Second Temple period while others argued it was only erected around the 7th century in the early Islamic period. Latest articles from Jpost
Chandelier, lamp - מנורה (MENORAH)
Bulb - נורה (NURAH)
Gold - זהב (ZAHAV)
Orange (n) - תפוח זהב (TAPUAH ZAHAV), or in short תפוז (TAPUZ)
Elderly (age) - גיל הזהב - (GIL HA'ZAHAV)
Great guy - בחור זהב - (BAKHUR ZAHAV)
Coronavirus One-Liners (Groaners)*
Finland has just closed their borders, so nobody will be crossing the Finnish line.
* Due to the quarantine, I'll only be telling inside jokes.
* There will be a minor baby boom in 9 months. Then around the year 2033, we shall witness the rise of the "quaranteens."
* World Health Organization has determined that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously being held in quarantine will be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.
* I'll tell you a Coronavirus joke, but you'll have to wait two weeks to see if you got it.
* I ran out of toilet paper, so I had to start using old newspapers. Times are rough.
* What do you call panic buying of sausage and cheese in Germany? A Wurst Kase scenario.
* In my day, you would cough to cover up a fart. Now you fart to cover up a cough.
* The grocery stores in France look like a tornado hit them. All that's left is de brie.
* So many coronavirus jokes out there, it's a pundemic.
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