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Former leader of Milan Jewish community dies of coronavirus

Cnaan Liphshiz, Forward, 03/16/2020

Michele Sciama, a former secretary-general of the Jewish Community of Milan — the city’s local Jewish communal life organization — has died of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

120 hours in Ethiopia: From Jewish miracle workers to Shabbat in Gondar

Carmel Madadshahi, Jerusalem Post, 03/12/2020

I looked to the people around me who I had just met moments ago and saw the threads of life’s tapestry binding us together. It was a connection to my religion that I had never experienced.

China’s Kaifeng Jews date back 1,400 years and have an unlikely ambassador – a teenager from Hong Kong

Etan Smallman, South China Morning Post, 03/08/2020

The dwindling community, which has only 100 practising members in Henan province, was established in AD600. After learning of their existence online, an 18-year-old schoolboy with no Jewish heritage went on a voyage of discovery.

MP Sizomu has transformed Bungokho North

Darious Magara, The East Africa Watch, 03/06/2020

Gershom Sizomu the Uganda’s Bungokho North Member of Parliament has done quite a lot to transform his community and constituency which is located in Mbale district.

Dozens of Jews of Egyptian origin return for ‘very emotional’ service at historic synagogue

Marcy Oster, Jewish Telegraph Agency, 02/18/2020

They came from around the world, dozens of Jews of Egyptian origin, to celebrate a Sabbath service at the newly renovated 14th-century synagogue in Alexandria.

Indian Jews Encourage Global Participation in Unique Tu Bishvat Ritual

Ruth Abusch-Magder and Eddna Samuel, Jewish&, 02/04/2020

"Malida" ceremony involves prayer and offerings of fruit and nuts.

Decades After Landmark Ruling, Israel's Chief Rabbinate Recognizes Ethiopian Jewish Community

Aaron Rabinowitz, Haaretz, 01/20/2020

In the early 1970s, then-Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef recognized Ethiopian Jews, yet many still encountered difficulty being recognized by the rabbinical system.

Mass Incarceration, Then and Now

David Remnick, The New York Times, 01/17/2020

The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world; although the country makes up about five per cent of the global population, it holds nearly a quarter of the world’s prisoners.

Magnificent synagogue restored in Alexandria, but only three Jews show up

The Jerusalem Post Staff, The Jerusalem Post, 01/12/2020

Since 1948 and Israel’s establishment, the Jewish community in Egypt dwindled, and the synagogue fell into neglect.