The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network, a coalition of 19 groups, had lobbied for the bill.
24 groups from every stream of Judaism signed the letter. “The words ‘never again’ require us to act…in the face of senseless acts of brutality.”
(JTA) — Myanmar’s only synagogue was recognized by a Yangon historical organization. The Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue in Yangon, formerly Rangoon, installed a blue heritage plaque Sunday given by the Yangon Heritage Trust. Only 11 other buildings in the city have received this recognition so far, the Myanmar Times reported. “The synagogue was part of a once-flourishing Jewish…
What do American Jews and Burmese refugees have to do with one another? More than you might think, as Aaron Levi discovered on a recent trip to Thailand.
The Boston bombings might force us to reconsider what we think we know about jihad terrorism and the larger questions of radical ‘Islamism,’ writes J.J. Goldberg.
C. Alexander London is the author of “We Are Not Eaten by Yaks: An Accidental Adventure,” and the forthcoming sequel, “We Dine With Cannibals.” As Charles London, his grown-up alter ego, he wrote “One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War” and “Far from Zion: In Search of a Global Jewish Community.” His blog posts are being featured this week on The Arty Semite courtesy of the Jewish Book Council and My Jewish Learning’s Author Blog series. For more information on the series, please visit: