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1/ 75 years ago today, US forces liberated #Dachau concentration camp. My maternal grandfather #DavidMaxEichhorn, a Jewish Chaplain, was there. I will spend next week documenting from contemporaneous reports what he saw & did.

#NeverForget #NeverAgain

history.com/this-day-in-hi…
2/Time Magazine reporter Sidney Olsen (1908-1995) was with US troops at liberation. Olson’s account of the horrific conditions at #Dachau was part of the most graphic coverage of the war to date. His family hopes to turn his writings into a book.

time.com/5812523/libera…
3/Some info on my grandfather. Born in 1906 in Columbia, PA. His parents were both emigrees from Germany who came to US in 1890s. Ordained as Rabbi from Hebrew Union College (@HUCJIR) in 1931. Went to MA & then AR.

His maternal uncle was killed by Nazis in #Dachau.
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1/ For some reason I hadn't seen this. A far-right anti-semitic extremist attack on a Synagogue during #YomKippur, known as "the day of atonement".

cnn.com/2019/10/11/eur…
2/ The far-right extremist confessed. His profile is not that different from the far-right young American #incels radicalized online by "professional" white nationalists.

dw.com/en/germany-hal…
3/ It's time to re-negotiate our "tolerance with intolerance". Karl Popper described it as the seemingly paradoxical idea that, "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance." And he was right.
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#Feminismus führe zu weniger Geburten, deswegen gebe es #Einwanderung und hinter all dem stecke "der Jude": Diese verdammten #Verschwörungstheorien verbinden #Antisemitismus, #Rassismus und #Antifeminismus zu mörderischen Masternarrativ. #Halle tagesschau.de/inland/halle-t…
Der Anschlag von Halle schließt damit an rechtsextreme Attentate an: #Utöya, #Christchurch, #ElPaso. Der Attentäter handelte vielleicht allein, aber er ist kein Einzeltäter, sondern Teil einer rechtsradikalen Bewegung, die auf eliminatorischen Hass u Verschwörungslegenden basiert
Wer gefährlichen Unsinn von Politikern als "#Soros-Marionetten", von geheimen Plänen zur "Umvolkung" usw verbreitet, sollte zum Thema #Antisemitismus bitte schweigen. Denn dieser Verschwörungsdreck ist im Kern zutiefst antisemitisch.
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My favorite sound is children in a synagogue. Each shout, each giggle, each whine, each shriek, each laugh. The clattering of prayer books accidentally knocked over, the rumble of chase and tag and pretend, the hard breaths held in during hide and seek, the thumps of jumping 1/4
and dancing. The squeak of shoes climbing handrails, the inconsolable wails of bruised knees, the arguments over turns, the eager munching of cookies and challah. I love the sound of children in synagogue. Nothing is more poignant or holy to me. 2/4
Never take it for granted that there are Jewish children. Too many times have our babies been taken from us, slaughtered and stolen and silenced. Each child is a triumph, a testimony to our faith and strength as a people. 3/4
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¿Aún no hiciste girar un gallo o una gallina viva sobre tu cabeza? ¿Qué clase de "macumba (¿judía?)" es está? ¿Qué son las kaparot? Sale #hilo.
Si bien el principal legislador del pueblo judío, Rabí Iosef Caro, sostiene que se trata de una costumbre pagana, el Rama sostiene que es una costumbre válida. Este último propone también alternativas para "despaganizar" la costumbre.
En vísperas de #IomKipur se acostumbra tomar una gallina por cada mujer o niña de la familia y un gallo por cada hombre o niño y un gallo y una gallina por una mujer embarazada y mover cada animal en círculos tres veces sobre la cabeza de cada individuo.
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From @rlefraim, "AN OPEN LETTER TO JEWISH DEMOCRATS

In a few days, it is Yom Kippur. It is a time of reflection, of thought.

Your party has a problem. 1) #JewishDemocrats #Antisemitism #JewHate #Democrats #YomKippur
It refuses to condemn anti-Semitism among its members in Congress, many of its Congressional Delegation refused to condemn BDS one-sided boycotts of Israel. 2) #Antisemitism #Congressmembers #Democrats #BDS #Israel
Much of the Congressional & Senate delegations run to get the endorsement of anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, & few object, in fact, few of the Jewish Democrats in Congress object with the exception of Ted Deutch. 3) #Democrats #Endorsements #JewHaters #Farrakhan #JewishDemocrats
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Shavua tov! As we approach #RoshHashanah, #YomKippur and the start of the Jewish year, here are ten short ideas which might help you focus your davening and ensure you have a meaningful and transformative experience. Click bit.ly/2lTK4UW to download as a one-pager.
Number one. Life is short. However much life expectancy has risen, we will not, in one lifetime, be able to achieve everything we might wish to achieve. This life is all we have. So the question is: How shall we use it well?
Number two. Life itself, every breath we take, is the gift of God. Life is not something we may take for granted. If we do, we will fail to celebrate it. Yes, we believe in life after death, but it is in life before death that we truly find human greatness.
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As we approach #YomKippur, the holy of holies of Jewish time, here are ten ideas which might help you focus your prayers and ensure you have a meaningful and life-changing experience.
1. Life is short. However much life expectancy has risen, we will not, in one lifetime, be able to achieve everything we might wish to achieve. This life is all we have. How shall we use it well?
2. Life itself, every breath we take, is the gift of God. Life is not something we may take for granted. If we do, we will fail to celebrate it. Yes, we believe in life after death, but it is in life before death that we truly find human greatness.
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🆘It is MOST likely that #Senate WILL consider the #GrahamCassidy #ACA repeal bill before end of the month🆘

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#GrahamCassidyBill sponsors claim they are closing in on the votes to pass this #ACA repeal! #ProtectOurCare

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Now that @dougducey has supported #GrahamCassidy, @SenJohnMcCain has said he would be more likely to 💪 this #ACA repeal!

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