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On the holiday of Sukkot, Jewish IDF soldiers hold and wave an etrog—a special citrus fruit—and a lulav—palm, myrtle and willow branches symbolically bundled together—in a ceremony that is thousands of years old. We wish you a happy Sukkot!

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Poland on Monday accused Russia and Belarus of orchestrating a wave of illegal immigration at its land border, a day after four migrants were found dead at its Belarusian frontier

One year after Belarus began its crackdown on Viasna, we join with 23 international human rights groups to demand the release of seven @viasna96  staff unjustly jailed for exercising their freedom of expression. and all political pri #FreeViasnaoners !

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Poland is sending 500 additional army troops and special vehicles to its border with Belarus to strengthen it against increasing migrant pressures which the government says is orchestrated by Belarus and Russia to destabilize the European Union.

@DaisyGrp  @kinsellawarren  ": @AnnamiePaul  smart, courageous, Jewish, person of colour — all of which works against her in the rat-infested insane asylum that calls itself . @CanadianGreens  Highly unlikely to win her Toronto seat, and highly unlikely to survive the regicide that awaits her. A loss to Canada "

Poland blames Belarus and Russia for an escalating migrant crisis that has seen three deaths reported on its border

Polish authorities have discovered the bodies of four migrants believed to have died of exhaustion and hypothermia on the border between the country and Belarus

Poland to boost defence on border with Belarus by 500 more troops

4 Found Dead, 7 More Hospitalized on Belarus-Poland Border

In a twist, the biggest threat to some of Europe’s most beautiful Jewish cemeteries are well-intentioned ultra-Orthodox Jews attempting to restore the sites, according to experts in preserving Jewish heritage and art


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We've got experts on 5 countries looking at how 5 leaders screwed up their countries' pandemic response. Story: Who did the worst? Twitter only allows 4 options in a poll, so to vote for Belarus's Lukashenko or someone else, leave a comment below

A Jewish teaching says those who die just before the Jewish new year are the ones God has held back until the last moment bc they were needed most & were the most righteous. And so it was that #RBG  died as the sun was setting last night marking the beginning of RoshHashanah

Israel comes to a standstill with a two-minute siren wailing across the country in remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

"Strange Fruit," a protest song about lynching made famous by Billie Holiday, was written not by an African American activist, but by a Jewish high school teacher from New York. @CBSMMiller  looks at the song's backstory. Warning, the photo that inspired the song is disturbing.

I returned from a two-day Jewish holiday and half the country is on fire. We all agree on George Floyd, which is why a bad cop is now under arrest. Anyone who defends looting and rioting and targeting of business-owners and cops on this basis is nothing short of evil.

Just remember: if you’re Jewish, white supremacists hate you too.

Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a president might not respect this Constitutional guarantee is both unthinkable and unacceptable.

Belarus arresting the leaders of the opposition today, one by one. This would be a propitious time for an American president to *care*, to say so, to brush back Putin, to act like there's a reason the holder of the US presidency used to get called the leader of the free world.

I am confident that every other president in my lifetime would be speaking forcefully in support of the pro democracy protesters in Belarus. This is a shameful abdication of American leadership.

Through centuries of persecution, exile and struggle, the story of Passover has reminded the Jewish people––and all of humanity––of the power to overcome even the greatest of odds. Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to those celebrating with loved ones at home or virtually.