The challenge of Jewish allyship: Rabbi Miriam Margles of Toronto’s Danforth Jewish Circle writes about the impact of anti-Semitism on the Jewish psyche and how it can make allyship with other groups targeted for oppression difficult, though necessary.
Houston Jews affected by flood: Houston’s Jewish Family Service said dozens of Jewish families in Houston were either evacuated or moved to the upper floors of their homes due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey this weekend.
Jewish groups condemn pardon of Arpaio: Jewish groups like the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League condemned Trump’s pardoning of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. ADL’s CEO said the pardoning of Arpaio, who the U.S. Justice Department found guilty of racially profiling Latinos and was found in contempt of court for disobeying a federal judge’s order on detaining individuals without reasonable suspicion, “flies in the face of American values.”
French vets warn of Jews and Muslims stealing sheep: Outside of Paris, veterinarians issued a warning to farmers of an elevated risk of theft of sheep and fowl ahead of the Muslim and Jewish holidays of Eid al-Adha and Yom Kippur, suggesting that Jews and Muslims might steal from farmers due to both religions’ “unauthorized sacrifices” of sheep and chickens.
Pop stars proud: Pop stars are increasingly donning Stars of David (or yellow stars) in public in apparent response to the surge of vocalized white supremacist sentiment in the U.S.