Federation CJA 360 - July 30, 2021

Our 360 this week includes how the Tokyo Olympics acknowledged the Israeli athletes killed by terrorists at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, marking the first time the murders were mentioned in an opening ceremony. Plus, the Honourable Irwin Cotler speaks at last week's National Summit on Antisemitism; Israeli filmmakers finally released from Nigeria prison after being detained for nearly three weeks; beloved Jewish comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93; a look at a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor spreading awareness with one million followers on TikTok; and an easy recipe for the best Israeli no-bake ice box cake—made with tea biscuits. Shabbat Shalom!

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Source: Federation CJA

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For first time, Olympics opening ceremony honors Israeli athletes murdered in Munich

Families of the murdered athletes have long advocated for the International Olympic Committee to acknowledge the massacre in the opening or closing ceremony

Source: Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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Antisemitism is not only a Jewish problem

Speaking at last week’s National Summit on Antisemitism, former federal justice minister and Canada’s Special Envoy for Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism, Irwin Cotler, said, “the world is witnessing an old-new, escalating, virulent, sophisticated and even lethal antisemitism.”

Source: The Suburban

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Israeli filmmakers released from Nigeria, returning to Israel

Israeli filmmakers Rudy Rochman, Andrew (Noam) Leibman and Edouard David Benaym were in Nigeria while filming for the documentary We Were Never Lost, which aimed to explore the Jewish African experience, when they were detained.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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Jackie Mason, 93, dies; turned kvetching into comedy gold

He kept the borscht belt style of comedy alive long after the Catskills resorts had closed and eventually brought it, triumphantly, to Broadway.

Source: The New York Times

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This 97-year-old Holocaust survivor just hit 1 million followers on TikTok

With the help of her great-grandson, Lily Ebert is teaching the internet about her remarkable life and experiences as a survivor of Auschwitz.

Source: Hey Alma

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The best no-bake Israeli ice box cake

This no-bake cake is super easy and super delicious—and it’s made with tea biscuits!

Source: The Nosher

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Source: Federation CJA


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