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By Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt for The Forward
On Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, tried to rape her in 1982. Her testimony, some of which has been public for weeks, sparked a vociferous debate about sexual assault.
By Nicky Blackburn for Israel21c
Students from across the US arrived in Chicago to take part in ISRAEL21c’s 2nd Ambassadors Retreat, collaborating to come up with exciting new ideas.
There’s always an element of the unexpected when ISRAEL21c’s Digital Ambassadors get together for a retreat. You’re never entirely sure what ideas will emerge, but one thing you can count on is that they will be wildly creative.
By Penny Schwartz for JTA
Lawrence Bacow, who began his new position as the Harvard president on July 1, and his wife, Adele Fleet Bacow, plan to spend some of the High Holidays at religious services at the Ivy League school’s Hillel. The Jewish couple met on the campus more than 40 years ago, when Bacow began Harvard Law School, he recalled.
By Emily Burack for HeyAlma.com
Julia Salazar, the 29-year-old candidate for New York State Senate, can’t seem to stay out of the news.
Self-identified as a Latina Jewish millennial and democratic socialist, Salazar was poised to become “the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” As The New York Times reported, “Like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Salazar is young and Latina, poised and progressive, and a democratic socialist.
by Kristin Hohenadel for FromtheGrapevine
Architects provide makeovers of childhood bedrooms for young adults who move back in with parents.
High unemployment for young people has been a worldwide problem in recent years, with many young adults being forced to move back in with their parents after job losses or while they look for self-sustaining work.
In Spain, where youth unemployment has reached epic levels at more than 50 percent, a group of architects at PKMN has created an innovative project aimed to help young adults feel more at home in their childhood bedrooms.
BY SPENCER WELLS for newvoices.org
Being a Jewish student at Western Kentucky University (WKU) feels like attending college in a ghost town. There are no hallmarks of Jewish collegiate life here. No Hillel, no Jewish student group, not even a synagogue in Bowling Green, the town surrounding campus. It’s an experience of alienation, but ironically also the basis for connection.
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