American Jews must stand with the people of Myanmar, especially the Rohingya.
The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network, a coalition of 19 groups, had lobbied for the bill.
Facebook: “We discovered that these seemingly independent entertainment, beauty and informational pages were linked to the Myanmar military.”
The Myanmar political leader reportedly refuses to say the word “Rohingya” in public.
On October 16, the Forward published a letter from Abraham Wyner, a Professor of Statistics who argued that criticism of Israel’s sales to the Burmese military is exaggerated. He was writing in response to Peter Beinart’s article in the Forward calling out mainstream Jewish organizations for failing to criticize Israel’s provision of weapons and training to Myanmar.
(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…
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: