Jerusalem community – Sustainable Jerusalem http://sustainable-jerusalem.org/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 05:37:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-12.png Jerusalem community – Sustainable Jerusalem http://sustainable-jerusalem.org/ 32 32 Rebbitzin Recipes: Sensational Sukkot & Simchat Torah https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/rebbitzin-recipes-sensational-sukkot-simchat-torah/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 15:14:20 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/rebbitzin-recipes-sensational-sukkot-simchat-torah/ Chag HaSukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is one of the three pilgrimage festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot. Yom Tov (holiday) begins with the lighting of candles in the Sukkah on Sunday, October 9 at 18 minutes before sunset. The eight-day festival comes to an end, as we begin to celebrate the holiday of Simchat Torah, […]]]>

Chag HaSukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is one of the three pilgrimage festivals, along with Passover and Shavuot. Yom Tov (holiday) begins with the lighting of candles in the Sukkah on Sunday, October 9 at 18 minutes before sunset. The eight-day festival comes to an end, as we begin to celebrate the holiday of Simchat Torah, October 17-18.

Sukkot is a time of great joy! At the time of the First and Second Temples of Jerusalem, Simchat Beit Hashoayvah (water libation ceremony) was performed. The Talmud states that witnessing this spectacle was incomparable to any other joy in the whole world! Dancing and singing filled the air with happiness and in honor of the holiday.

Also, on Sukkot, we are surrounded by several mitzvot. We recite a blessing on the four species, lulav, etrog, hadasim and aravot every day throughout the week. The blessing of Shehechiyanu, is said on the first day, accompanied by the blessing of “…Netilat Lulav. “) Also, we live in the Sukkah (some even sleep in a Sukkah) all week. We recite the blessing Leyshaiv Basukkah every time we take food from the sukkah. In addition, each evening we welcome one of the seven Ushpizin – biblical guests, into the Sukkah – Avraham, Yitzchak, Yaacov, Moshe, Aharon, Yosef and David. Each of the seven personalities reflects a unique dimension of Gd’s interaction with the world.

On Sukkot, we dress in our finery because we enjoy meat, wine, and delicacies. Family and friends share the joy of a week in the sukkah together. I present to you some unique recipes to spice up your next holiday celebration.

My best wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet new year filled with blessings, peace and success, to all the children of Israel!

Chag Samach! Happy Holidays!

CHUMUS & BASAR WITH
ZAATAR PITA CHIPS
Chumus:
2 cans of chickpeas, drained
2 garlic cloves, peeled &
chopped
juice of a lemon
2 tbsp. parsley
1 C. salt
1.2 tbsp. pepper

Place all the ingredients in the food processor. Pulse until smooth. Place on a decorative tray, encircling the outer perimeter. Add the meat (the recipe follows) to the center of the chumus once cooled.

Bashar:
1 lb ground beef
4 Tb. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled &
chopped
2 tbsp. cinnamon
1 C. allspice

Brown the meat and the garlic in the olive oil in a large skillet. Cook for about 20 minutes, then drain the residue from the meat. Add the remaining spices and mix well. Let cool.

Zaatar pita chips:
6 pita breads
1/4 cup Zaatar
1/2 cup olive oil

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Slice the pitas into several triangles, which could then be cut in half. Using a pastry brush, brush with olive oil.

Sprinkle with zaatar.

Place in a large roasting pan lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 5-7 minutes, until lightly crispy.

Use pita chips for dipping in Chumus & Basar.

For 4 to 6 people.

KUBBEH SOUP
Kubbeh:
2 cups semolina flour
1 C. Baharat
1 C. Hawaii
1 C. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. oil
3/4 cup lukewarm water

Mix all the ingredients and let stand for 30 minutes. Roll on the counter, thin but not too thin, and cut into the bottom of a glass.

Filling of Kubbeh:
1/2 lb ground beef
1 finely chopped onion
1 C. baharat
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and form meatballs and put in Kubbeh, boil in the soup for 30 minutes over low heat.

Soup:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled &
chopped
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 cups of butternut squash,
peeled and cut into cubes
2 tbsp. paprika
2 tbsp. Turmeric
4 tbsp. Hawaii
5 c. Baharat
2 tbsp. salt
1 C. pepper
16 cups of water

Heat the oil and sauté the onion and garlic, then add the rest of the vegetables and sauté. Add water and spices and bring to a boil, cook for 30 minutes. Drop the kubbeh dumpling into the boiling soup and cover for 30 minutes over low heat.

For 10 to 12 people.

JEWELRY RICE
2 cups of rice
4 garlic cloves, peeled &
chopped
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
& chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp. curry

Stir-fry two cups of rice and garlic with four tbsp. olive oil in a large pot. After two minutes, add 3 1/2 cups of water and the remaining ingredients. Boil, covered, over high heat for five minutes, then lower the heat and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.

For 10 to 12 people.

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Kuwait calls on international community to push Israel to join NPT https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/kuwait-calls-on-international-community-to-push-israel-to-join-npt/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 15:19:11 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/kuwait-calls-on-international-community-to-push-israel-to-join-npt/ Palestinian activists turn to TikTok amid Israeli anger over ‘propaganda videos’ RAMALLAH: Palestinian activists are turning to TikTok to rally against the activities of Israel, which has accused the social media platform of inflaming the security situation in the Middle East in recent weeks. Israel successfully pushed Meta to block thousands of Palestinian accounts and […]]]>

Palestinian activists turn to TikTok amid Israeli anger over ‘propaganda videos’

RAMALLAH: Palestinian activists are turning to TikTok to rally against the activities of Israel, which has accused the social media platform of inflaming the security situation in the Middle East in recent weeks.

Israel successfully pushed Meta to block thousands of Palestinian accounts and content from its social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, in addition to limiting Palestinian content via Twitter and Snapchat. However, TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, rejected the Israeli claims and refused to change its policies.

Thousands of Palestinian social media activists have switched to TikTok in recent weeks to enjoy online freedom and circumvent Facebook restrictions.

Amer Hamdan, a Palestinian political activist, told Arab News that he recently switched from Facebook to Tiktok after suffering from restrictions imposed by the former, which he said signals the use of words such as martyrdom, resistance and occupancy.

Hamdan, who has 200,000 followers on his Facebook page, added that his account was shut down because he posted a photo of Khalil Al-Wazir, the Palestinian leader assassinated by Israel in Tunisia in 1988.

“Because Facebook is no longer the ideal platform for Palestinians to spread their cause, the alternative is TikTok, which provides adequate and sufficient space for the dissemination of media covering armed parades of Palestinian military groups and photos of resistance fighters. Palestinians with their weapons,” Hamdan said.

TikTok previously ranked third in Palestine – after Facebook and Instagram – in the use of social media apps. However, it has fallen to second place in recent weeks, with Palestinian social media experts telling Arab News that although 3 million Palestinian accounts are on Facebook, more than a million Palestinians are on TikTok, which rapidly increasing number.

Palestinian activists also see more technical flexibility when posting to Tiktok compared to Facebook, with the platform allowing three-minute clips for all users and 15-minute videos for users who have 1,000 or more followers. .

“Within a year, TikTok will be the number one social media platform used by Palestinians,” Hamdan said.

Sam Bahour, a business development expert, said social media is gaining “exceptional importance” for Palestinians by enabling them to communicate and circumvent Israeli restrictions across the West Bank, Gaza Strip, as well as in the world through the diaspora.

Ahmed Al-Qadi, from a center specializing in researching social media activities, told Arab News that after the violent events in the Palestinian territories last May and after Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and YouTube deleted Palestinian content, people switched to TikTok.

On the other hand, Israeli political analyst Yoni Ben-Menachem told Arab News that TikTok is a “dangerous tool of influence” and incites violence through videos glorifying attacks on Israelis.

Ben-Menachem added that TikTok content targets young people, who are particularly vulnerable to misinformation and propaganda.

Last May, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with senior ByteDance officials, demanding that the company block Palestinian content. But Gantz’s appeal was denied, with the company only promising to pay more attention to published content.

Young Palestinians filmed Israeli incursions into Palestinian towns, home demolitions, arrests, killings, settler attacks and racist treatment, with the content going viral on TikTok.

Despite the anger of the Israeli government, officials do not expect TikTok to take action against Palestinian accounts, whether based in the West Bank and Gaza Strip or overseas.

“Maybe TikTok will close a few Palestinian accounts, but thousands of accounts that incite Israel will remain active, and whoever loses their account can open a new account under a pseudonym,” Ben-Menachem said, adding, “TikTok is become the most dangerous means of incitement against Israel”.

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Mary Hoye Armsted – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/mary-hoye-armsted-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:36:40 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/mary-hoye-armsted-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ Mary Hoye Armsted Posted 3:36 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 September 2, 1937 – September 20, 2022 NATCHEZ – The funeral of Mary Armsted, 85, of Natchez, MS, who died September 20, 2022 in Natchez, will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Natchez with Pastor […]]]>

Mary Hoye Armsted

Posted 3:36 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022

September 2, 1937 – September 20, 2022

NATCHEZ – The funeral of Mary Armsted, 85, of Natchez, MS, who died September 20, 2022 in Natchez, will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Natchez with Pastor Ernest Ford, Sr. under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation services will be held Friday, September 30, 2022 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Natchez, and Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Mary was born on September 2, 1937 in Jefferson County, MS to Ludora Watson.

She was predeceased by her mother, Ludora Watson; husband, Robert Armsted, Sr.; two sons, Chester Armsted and Robert Armsted, Jr.; siblings, Bailey Hoye, Jimmy Hoye, Samuel Green, Sr. and Minnie Rose.

Mary cherishes her memories of a daughter, Deloris (Marvin) Ware; seven sons, Clarence (Carol) Armsted, Larry (Gilbertine) Armsted, Lonnie Armsted, Paul Armsted, Steve Armsted, Herbert (Tasha) Armsted and Patrick (Kasandra) Armsted; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Online condolences can be made at www.marshallfuneralhomems.com for the family, along with memorial tributes.

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Northeast News | Community weighs in on new Kessler Park master plan https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/northeast-news-community-weighs-in-on-new-kessler-park-master-plan/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:03:26 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/northeast-news-community-weighs-in-on-new-kessler-park-master-plan/ Abby HooverChief Editor Hoxie Collective, the community planning practice tasked with creating a new master plan for Kessler Park, hosted an open house at the Kansas City Museum on September 24 to discuss park improvement concepts. The Kessler Park Improvement Plan process began in the spring of 2022. The design team has worked with the […]]]>

Abby Hoover
Chief Editor

Hoxie Collective, the community planning practice tasked with creating a new master plan for Kessler Park, hosted an open house at the Kansas City Museum on September 24 to discuss park improvement concepts.

The Kessler Park Improvement Plan process began in the spring of 2022. The design team has worked with the parks department, residents, and stakeholders over the past several months to understand the challenges and opportunities present in the Kessler Park. Currently, the team is hard at work refining the design concepts based on community feedback.

At the event, community members reviewed the park’s design projects and provided feedback on what they liked the most, ranking them by number.

A survey, which ended on September 9, collected the opinions and preferences of a diverse set of respondents, reflecting the cultural and economic diversity of the neighborhood.

“We went to parks to talk with people where they play games at Maple Park and Concourse, we went to St. Anthony Parish and had meetings in their basement with their parishioners, Spanish speakers and English speakers,” Hoxie said. “We went to Riverview Gardens to talk with the residents and then outside in this park just around the corner. Of course we reached out and with the help of Jerusalem Farm, who really helped us think through some of these strategies and make connections, and brought in interpreters from JVS, we were able to talk with a lot of people.

Volunteers from Northeast’s Urban Trail Co., who maintain unpaved trails in Kessler Park, were on hand. They rate the trails they look after to be about seven on a scale of one to ten.

“I think the trails are in great shape,” said volunteer Scott Lillis. “There are areas of the park with homeless people and trash and glass, things like that, which I think affect the perception of it. Usually when you’re on the trail most of the time you don’t run into that stuff, you see more of it on the road by the reservoir there.

The group has worked hard to make the trails sustainable and safe, cleaning up washed-out hillsides, cleaning up trash, and keeping a positive presence in the woods. They hope to see better water management throughout the park, which would help with trail maintenance, and for this to be a catalyst for real change in the parks.

This was the last formal public engagement opportunity at this stage. Then, the project team and advisory committee – made up of neighbors, local stakeholders and community group representatives – will work together to begin fleshing out the phasing plan, cost estimate, conservation and operation. and land maintenance.

“So taking all the community feedback on park programs, activities, and amenities, and really thinking about what can logically come first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, over the next few years,” Hoxie said in terms of what happens next. “[We’re] really taking that feedback on some of the great ideas that we’ve heard about safety and security and cleanliness and protection and conservation practices for the park, that’s kind of the foundation of this plan, and kick-starting them as quickly as possible with federal, state and local funding, and then building on that.

Hoxie Collective is beginning a strategic and technical effort over the next three to four months, looking at what can be paid for by which funding sources and phasing out projects.

All of this will translate into the master plan for at least the next 10 years, but Hoxie said the master plans are meant to be flexible and adaptable.

“Depending on what happens in the first two or three years, we will have to make updates and adaptations, that will, of course, be in the parks department,” Hoxie said.

The park department’s priority with this process is to build deep connections with the community and keep them involved in planning and implementation as the master plan is executed.

Hoxie said feedback is always welcome via the project’s website,
www.kesslerparkplankc.com.

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Abbas accuses the international community of Israeli impunity https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/abbas-accuses-the-international-community-of-israeli-impunity/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 16:00:24 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/abbas-accuses-the-international-community-of-israeli-impunity/ RAMALLAH: Israel is deliberately hindering progress towards a two-state solution and can no longer be considered a reliable partner in the peace process, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN on Friday. Israel has acted with “total impunity” against residents of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and Palestinian confidence in the prospects for […]]]>

RAMALLAH: Israel is deliberately hindering progress towards a two-state solution and can no longer be considered a reliable partner in the peace process, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN on Friday.

Israel has acted with “total impunity” against residents of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and Palestinian confidence in the prospects for peace is “declining”, he said.

“(Israel) is destroying, through its premeditated and deliberate policy, the two-state solution,” the Palestinian Authority president said in a speech to the UN General Assembly.

“This unequivocally proves that Israel does not believe in peace. Therefore, we no longer have an Israeli partner with whom we can talk.

Many Palestinians told Arab News that Abbas was frank, direct and forthright in his diagnosis of Palestinian suffering.

Jenin’s Walid Masharqa said he was satisfied with Abbas’s speech, which “conveyed the message of the suffering of the Palestinian people due to the policies of the Israeli occupation”.

He added: “I didn’t expect more from the president than that. When he gives a one-year deadline to end the Israeli occupation and threatens to dissolve the Palestinian Authority and stop the coordination of the security with Israel, he uses this as a way to put pressure on Israel.

Twelve months ago, Abbas addressed the UN via video link and said he was giving Israel a year to withdraw from occupied territory or he would no longer recognize the Jewish state based on Israel’s borders. before 1967. He did not mention that ultimatum on Friday, but instead focused on the lack of international recognition of the Palestinian territories.

Nasser Odeh from the village of Arora, north of Ramallah, told Arab News: “What power does President Abbas have other than to receive the sympathy of the world for the suffering of the Palestinians? The Palestinians do not have the slightest means of putting pressure on the United States and European countries.

He also pointed to the world’s bias in favor of Israel.

“The biggest threat to Israel is Abbas’s decision to dissolve the PA, but does the dissolution of the authority benefit the Palestinian cause and serve the Palestinian citizen? The PA, for all its shortcomings, is a demand of the Palestinian people, and Abbas’ program remains better than that of his political opponents, especially Hamas,” Odeh added.

Palestinian political analyst Ghassan Al-Khatib told Arab News that he did not follow Abbas’ speech because he knew in advance that he would not say anything new.

Basem Naim, head of Hamas’ political department in Gaza, said Abbas spoke logically and sensibly.

“Yet his words did not reflect a change in his attitude towards the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He will not take decisions such as stopping security coordination with the Israeli occupation, improving relations with Palestinian factions, ending the Palestinian division, withdrawing recognition of Israel and holding general elections in the Palestinian territories,” he said.

“Until Abbas’s words are translated into action, they will remain news for 24 hours. Israel will not change its position on the PA based on Abbas’ speech.

“Therefore, they should reconsider their relations with Israel and the United States and implement the decisions of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which demanded the withdrawal of recognition of Israel and the cessation of security coordination. with him,” Naim added.

Fatah movement’s Ahmed Ghuneim in East Jerusalem told Arab News he expected Abbas’s speech to mention last year’s ultimatum to Israel, ‘but he never mentioned it’ .

“He did not tell the Palestinians what they expected to know, which is what Abbas will do after the deadline expires,” he said.

Ghuneim added that the president’s speech reflected the extent of Abbas’ frustration and desperation.

He criticized her for “selling grief and begging instead of making brave and bold decisions that could embarrass Israel in front of the world.”

Israel has occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank since 1967 and since 2007 has imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian territory controlled by the Islamists of Hamas.

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Lois Lehrman Grass, patron of the arts, community leader, dies at 90 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/lois-lehrman-grass-patron-of-the-arts-community-leader-dies-at-90/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:13:53 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/lois-lehrman-grass-patron-of-the-arts-community-leader-dies-at-90/ Lois Lehrman Grass Lois Lehrman Grass, a longtime Harrisburg-born arts patron and philanthropist, died Wednesday, days shy of her 91st birthday. A ubiquitous presence in Harrisburg for many decades, Lois Lehrman Grass has long supported a host of causes in Harrisburg through her leadership skills, fundraising, volunteer activities and personal support. She has particularly focused […]]]>

Lois Lehrman Grass

Lois Lehrman Grass, a longtime Harrisburg-born arts patron and philanthropist, died Wednesday, days shy of her 91st birthday.

A ubiquitous presence in Harrisburg for many decades, Lois Lehrman Grass has long supported a host of causes in Harrisburg through her leadership skills, fundraising, volunteer activities and personal support. She has particularly focused on initiatives involving the Jewish community, the arts and health care.

On a personal note, in recent years Lois has become a dear and cherished friend of TheBurg, offering her friendship, advice, support and words of encouragement. She will be greatly missed. Our staff would like to offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

Here is Lois’ obituary:

Lois Lehrman Grass, whose lifelong dedication to community service earned her recognition as a distinguished girl from Pennsylvania, died September 21.

She was born in Harrisburg on September 30, 1931, the daughter of Benjamin and Rose Herman Lehrman, in whose memory she named the Lehrman Chapel at Temple Ohev Sholom, the Rose Lehrman Arts Center at HACC, and the Rose Lehrman Wing at Hebrew. University School of Education in Jerusalem.

Lois was a visionary community leader, often at the forefront of initiatives that led to the creation of long-term community assets, including the Jewish Family Service, the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, and the Capital Area School. for the Arts Charter School (CASA). . She was instrumental in establishing the Aurora Club for people with developmental disabilities as well as the Hamilton Health Centre. In her thirties, she served as president of the Harrisburg Red Cross chapter and the first woman to chair the United Way campaign. She believed in “making things happen”.

Although she deeply understood the importance of philanthropy, she was first and foremost a dedicated and highly respected volunteer. She devoted her insight, experience and resources to building community organizations and fostering organizations and talent wherever she saw promise and purpose. She worked tirelessly – often “under the radar” – to encourage and lead organizations and projects that she cared deeply about. Lois was particularly passionate about the arts and Judaism. She was a major supporter of the Jewish community of Harrisburg and Jewish institutions in the United States and Israel, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, where she was a founding donor.

His love and support for the arts has benefited many organizations. In line with a true patron of the arts, she has fostered the careers of promising young talents, often through commissions for their works. Concert grand pianos donated by Lois grace the stages of the Whitaker Center and the Rose Lehrman Arts Center. She was a founding member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and a member of the Museum’s National Advisory Board. In 1989, she was the first recipient of the Capital Region Distinguished Service to the Arts Award. Lois was known for her gracious hospitality. She loved good food, good drink and good company and she knew how to throw a fabulous party. She frequently hosted events at her home to benefit community organizations.

She is survived by her son Martin Grass and his wife Jody; son Roger Grass and wife Marina; her daughter Elizabeth Weese and her husband Brian; son-in-law Jason Shapiro; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; brother Gilbert Lehrman; brother Lewis Lehrman and wife Louise.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Grass Shapiro, her sister Barbara Weinberg and her longtime companion, Bowman Brown.

Services will be held Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at Temple Ohev Sholom, 2345 N. Front Street, Harrisburg. Interment will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Strouse and Fritchey streets. Rabbi Peter Kessler officiating.

To honor Lois’ memory, contributions may be made to any Jewish, arts, or health organization of your choice.

Lawrance Binda is co-publisher and editor of TheBurg.

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Jeremy DeOnte’ Williams – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/jeremy-deonte-williams-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 03:22:19 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/jeremy-deonte-williams-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ Jeremy Deonte Williams Posted at 10:18 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 September 11, 1987 – September 11, 2022 Final arrangements for Jeremy DeOnte’ Williams, 35, who died on September 11, 2022, have been entrusted to Webb Winfield Funeral Home. He was born to Sonia Brown-Frazier on September 11, 1987 at Silas B. Hayes Army […]]]>

Jeremy Deonte Williams

Posted at 10:18 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

September 11, 1987 – September 11, 2022

Final arrangements for Jeremy DeOnte’ Williams, 35, who died on September 11, 2022, have been entrusted to Webb Winfield Funeral Home.

He was born to Sonia Brown-Frazier on September 11, 1987 at Silas B. Hayes Army Community Hospital in Fort Ord, California.

Jeremy was an active member of the New Jerusalem Church (South Campus) in Jackson, Mississippi. He was passionate about feeding the homeless and he believed he was the voice of his community during the recent water crisis in Jackson. He will be remembered for his contagious smile.

Jeremy graduated from Leesville High School in Louisiana in 2006. He was pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi.

Having lived abroad in Germany and Turkey as a child, Jeremy enjoyed traveling to all 50 states. He loved to cook, help others, and had the natural ability to fix broken things.

Jeremy was predeceased by his loving and caring grandparents, Rose Marie Arbuthnot Arrington and Jessie and Jacqueline Williams, all of Natchez, Mississippi.

He is survived by his parents, Walter and Sonia Brown-Frazier of Cypress Texas; A doting grandfather, Robert Lee Arrington of Natchez; a devoted uncle, Robert Louis Arrington and his wife, Allison; 2 devoted brothers, Sidney and Ashton Frazier, three sons, Quincy Kelly, 12, of Louisiana, Jeremiah Jones-Williams, 7, and Jamari Jones, 5, of Natchez and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends .

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Raising of the Holy Cross celebrated at St. Thomas Cherry Hill Community https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/raising-of-the-holy-cross-celebrated-at-st-thomas-cherry-hill-community/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 12:13:13 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/raising-of-the-holy-cross-celebrated-at-st-thomas-cherry-hill-community/ CHERRY HILL, NJ – On September 14, the parish of Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the Raising of the Life-giving Holy Cross under the presidency of His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia. Metropolitan New Jersey Chancellor Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis, Presiding Priest of Saint Thomas Fr. Avgoustinos […]]]>

CHERRY HILL, NJ – On September 14, the parish of Saint Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the Raising of the Life-giving Holy Cross under the presidency of His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia. Metropolitan New Jersey Chancellor Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis, Presiding Priest of Saint Thomas Fr. Avgoustinos Psomas, Fr. Steve (Stavros) Vlahos, Fr. Floren and Deacon Joseph also participated in the service.

One of the great feasts of the Orthodox Church, the Raising of the Holy Cross is one of the two feast days that takes place as a strict fast. The other is the commemoration of the beheading of Saint John the Baptist on August 29.

In 326 AD, Saint Helena traveled to Jerusalem to worship in the Holy Land and thank God for the triumphs of her son Constantine the Great. Saint Helena, driven by her Christian faith, began a search to find the Holy Cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

Metropolitan New Jersey Chancellor Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis during services at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ, celebrating the raising of the Holy Cross on September 14. Photo: Steve Lambrou

During excavations on Golgotha, where a pagan temple of Aphrodite was demolished, three crosses were eventually found, but which of the three was the True Cross? Then Bishop Makarios of Jerusalem, with several priests, after the prayers, touched the crosses on the body of a pious lady who had died. When the third cross touched her, which was truly the Lord’s, the woman was immediately resurrected.

The news spread throughout Jerusalem and as the crowds gathered, the Holy Cross was raised for all to see. September 14 was then established by the Holy Fathers of the Church as the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.

His Grace Bishop Apostolos de Medeia during the Divine Liturgy at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ celebrating the raising of the Holy Cross on September 14. Photo: Steve Lambrou
Metropolitan New Jersey Chancellor Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis during the procession to St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, NJ celebrating the raising of the Holy Cross on September 14. Photo: Steve Lambrou

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More than 150 organizations demand the stand of the international community against the raids and closures of 7 Palestinian organizations – occupied Palestinian territory https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/more-than-150-organizations-demand-the-stand-of-the-international-community-against-the-raids-and-closures-of-7-palestinian-organizations-occupied-palestinian-territory/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 03:53:01 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/more-than-150-organizations-demand-the-stand-of-the-international-community-against-the-raids-and-closures-of-7-palestinian-organizations-occupied-palestinian-territory/ August 22, 2022 Amid Israel’s escalating attacks on their work, a group of more than 150 Palestinian, regional and international organizations express their full solidarity with the seven main designated Palestinian civil society organizations, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association , Al-Haq Law in the Service of Man (Al-Haq), Bisan Center for Research and […]]]>

August 22, 2022

Amid Israel’s escalating attacks on their work, a group of more than 150 Palestinian, regional and international organizations express their full solidarity with the seven main designated Palestinian civil society organizations, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association , Al-Haq Law in the Service of Man (Al-Haq), Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCI-P), Health Work Committees (HWC), Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) and Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC).

On the morning of August 18, 2022, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) raided and sealed the doors of the offices of the seven Palestinian organizations. The IOF also confiscated documents and equipment and destroyed objects in the offices. At the gates of the organizations, military orders were left behind ordering the closure of offices under Section 319 of the 1945 Emergency Regulations. This development follows the designation on October 19, 2021, by Israeli Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz, of six main Palestinian civil society organizations as terrorist organizations under Israel’s Counterterrorism Law (2016), which was later extended to the West Bank on November 3, 2021 by a military order that prohibited same organizations.

We urge the international community to unequivocally condemn Israel’s targeting of Palestinian civil society and tactics to further suppress freedom of expression. States must take all necessary measures to support and protect Palestinian human rights defenders and ensure the continuation of their invaluable work.

These raids and closures represent the latest escalation in Israel’s broad campaign to silence and discredit any Palestinian individual or organization that dares to demand accountability for serious human rights violations, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Israel. The “persecution of organizations and individuals, depriving them of fundamental rights and freedoms, for opposing apartheid” is a method used by Israel, amounting to acts of apartheid punishable under of the Rome Statute, to maintain its domination and oppression over the Palestinian people. .

Organizations remain at additional risk of bank account closures, travel bans and movement restrictions, as well as the arrest and detention of staff for their work. Israel’s attacks on these organizations pose an existential threat to independent Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations that work to monitor and document human rights abuses and provide basic services to the Palestinian people.

We call on the international community to demand that Israel immediately revoke its designations of Palestinian human rights and civil society organizations as “terrorist organizations”, rescind military orders designating the organizations and closing their offices, and repeal its Anti-Terrorism Act (2016) as it fails to meet basic human rights standards.

Furthermore, we call on the international community to take effective measures to end all other actions that deprive Palestinians of their inalienable human rights.

Finally, we call on members of the international community to continue their support and increase funding for organizations and to engage with financial institutions to ensure the transfer of funds to organizations.

Signatories:

  1. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
  2. 11.11.11
  3. Association of Abductee Mothers
  4. Academic Program for Arab and Muslim Communities in the Diaspora
  5. ACAT-France
  6. Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
  7. Advokatfirmaet Roli
  8. Al Mezan Center for Human Rights
  9. Al-ataa Charitable Association
  10. Aldameer Association for Human Rights
  11. Al-Haq
  12. Alrowwad Cultural and Artistic Society
  13. Andalusian Institute for Studies on Tolerance and the Fight against Violence
  14. Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ)
  15. SECTION 19
  16. Artists for Palestine United Kingdom
  17. Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)
  18. Palestinian Association Biladi
  19. Belgian-Palestinian Association
  20. Association of Academics for the Respect of International Law in Palestine (AURDIP)
  21. Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression
  22. France Palestine Solidarity Association (AFPS)
  23. Aswat Nissa
  24. Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children
  25. Australian Center for International Justice
  26. Basmeh & Zeitooneh for emergency aid and development
  27. Baytna
  28. Bd Morocco
  29. BDS Netherlands
  30. BDS Vancouver Coast Salish Territories
  31. Belgian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (BACBI)
  32. Bytes for All, Pakistan
  33. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)
  34. Center for Constitutional Rights
  35. Center for Strategic Studies to Support Women and Children
  36. Global Education Center
  37. Center of Legal and Social Studies
  38. CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
  39. CNCD-11.11.11
  40. Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
  41. Comhlamh Justice for Palestine
  42. Committee for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Luxembourg
  43. justice committee
  44. Community Empowerment and Social Justice Network (CEMSOJ)
  45. Conectas Human Rights
  46. Cultura è Libertà, a campaign for Palestine
  47. DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project)
  48. Een Andere Joodse Stem / Another Jewish Voice (Belgium)
  49. Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms
  50. Egyptian Front for Human Rights (EFHR)
  51. Egyptian Human Rights Forum
  52. Egyptian Initiative for Human Rights
  53. Center El Nadim for the care and rehabilitation of victims of violence
  54. ESCR-Net, International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  55. EuroMed Rights
  56. European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine – ECCP
  57. European Legal Support Center (ELSC)
  58. European Trade Union Network for Justice in Palestine
  59. FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders
  60. Financial Justice Ireland
  61. Middle East Peace Foundation (Washington, DC)
  62. Front line defenders
  63. Mundubat Foundation
  64. Action Gaza Ireland
  65. Global Coalition of NPOs on the FATF
  66. Herbst Law LLC
  67. Media Center for Human Rights and Democracy “SHAMS”
  68. Human Rights for All (HR4A) Saskatchewan
  69. human rights in china
  70. Human Rights Watch
  71. Human Security Collective
  72. ICAHD-USA
  73. International Accountability Project
  74. International Civil Liberties Watch Group
  75. International Commission in Support of the Rights of the Palestinian People
  76. International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Torture (IRCT)
  77. international human rights service
  78. International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia-Pacific
  79. Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
  80. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions – UK
  81. Just Peace Advocates/Just Peace Movement
  82. Just limited words
  83. Justice for Palestinians in Calgary
  84. Justitia Center for the Legal Protection of Human Rights in Algeria
  85. Kairos Ireland
  86. kenya human rights commission
  87. League for the Defense of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI)
  88. Support for local development and small projects (LDSPS)
  89. Makan
  90. MakeShiftPublishing
  91. MENA Rights Group
  92. Muslim Peace Fellowship
  93. Mwatana for human rights
  94. Nederlands Palestine Komitee
  95. New Weapons Research Groups
  96. Niagara Movement for Justice in Palestine Israel
  97. North Bronx Racial Justice
  98. Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO-Norway)
  99. Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees
  100. NOVACT Institute for Nonviolent Action
  101. Oakville Palestinian Rights Association
  102. Palestina Solidarity vzw Belgium
  103. Palestinian Solidarity Alliance
  104. Palestine Solidarity Campaign United Kingdom
  105. Palestine Solidarity Network – Edmonton
  106. Palestine Solidarity, St. John’s, NL
  107. Palestine Solidary Organization at Nelson Mandela University
  108. Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)
  109. Palestinian Campaign Against the Apartheid Wall (Stop the Wall)
  110. Palestinian Center for Human Rights
  111. Pan-African Palestine Solidarity Network
  112. Paz con Dignidad
  113. Foundation for Peace and Construction
  114. Physicians for Human Rights Israel
  115. Platform of French NGOs for Palestine
  116. Middle East Democracy Project (POMED)
  117. South Project
  118. International Response
  119. Sadaka-Ireland-Palestine Alliance
  120. Sadaqah
  121. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  122. Scottish Friends of Palestine
  123. Sexual Rights Initiative
  124. SOLIDARITY
  125. Solsoc
  126. South African BDS Coalition
  127. South African Jews for a Free Palestine
  128. STEILAS
  129. Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)
  130. Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights
  131. Teaching Palestine: pedagogical practice and the indivisibility of justice
  132. The African Center for Democracy and Human Rights Studies
  133. The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ)
  134. The Association of Norwegian NGOs for Palestine
  135. The Canadian BDS Coalition
  136. The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem
  137. The Danish house in Palestine
  138. The International Rehabilitation Council for Victims of Torture (IRCT)
  139. The Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the USA Presbyterian Church
  140. The Norwegian Initiative DEFENDING INTERNATIONAL LAW
  141. The Palestine Committee of Norway
  142. The Palestinian Institute for Public Diplomacy
  143. The Palestinian Human Rights Organization “PHRO”
  144. The Palestinian Initiative for Promoting Global Dialogue and Democracy – MIFTAH
  145. The Rights Forum
  146. The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP)
  147. Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA (Australia)
  148. United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI)
  149. University Network for Human Rights
  150. University of KwaZulu-Natal Decoloniality Action Group
  151. American Campaign for Palestinian Rights
  152. Visualize Palestine
  153. Viva Health
  154. Vrede vzw
  155. West African Network of Human Rights Defenders
  156. Women in Black Vienna
  157. Women Now for Development
  158. Women’s Legal Aid and Counseling Center (WCLAC)
  159. World Organization Against Torture (OMCT), within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

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Darren Bailey in another controversy with the Jewish community https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/darren-bailey-in-another-controversy-with-the-jewish-community/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 23:35:00 +0000 https://sustainable-jerusalem.org/darren-bailey-in-another-controversy-with-the-jewish-community/ Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey created more controversy with the Jewish community in Illinois after a weekend visit to a Palestinian group where he spoke in front of a map that renamed Israel Palestine and said that he is reportedly considering seeking the repeal of a state law barring the public pension fund from investing […]]]>

Republican gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey created more controversy with the Jewish community in Illinois after a weekend visit to a Palestinian group where he spoke in front of a map that renamed Israel Palestine and said that he is reportedly considering seeking the repeal of a state law barring the public pension fund from investing in companies that boycott the Jewish state.

Bailey spoke to Palestinian American club Bridgeview on Saturday, where a map was displayed behind him describing the region of Israel as Palestine and labeling Jerusalem as its capital. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Speaking to a Palestinian TV channel at the event, Bailey also questioned the constitutionality of legislation and laws aimed at blocking the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, known as the BDS, Jewish publication The Algemeiner reported.

“I will always stand on the constitution,” Bailey said, according to the publication, “and it looks like some of those values ​​are being trampled on right now,” referring to Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker.

“And that makes sense. This is happening in all aspects of government with our Governor. He does not respect the law, he does not respect the constitution. Thus, the constitution will always be in the foreground. The Muslim community, the Arab community will always have a seat with me as we learn together, work together and live together.

But it was under Pritzker’s predecessor, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, that a law was signed in 2015 prohibiting state employee pension funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel. The law passed without a dissenting vote in the Legislative Assembly three years before Bailey was elected to the General Assembly.

Asked by reporters on Tuesday about his appearance before the group, Bailey said, “I strongly support Israel. I always have and I always will. But I will listen to anyone who wants to come to the table and talk.

When asked if he would seek to repeal the anti-BDS law, Bailey told reporters, “It was a conversation I had with them earlier, and they told me it was unconstitutional. I said if it was, we’d take a look.

This is not the first time that Bailey, a state senator and wealthy farmer from southern Xenia state, has caused controversy within the Jewish community as he challenges Pritzker, who is Jewish.

Bailey said he saw no need to apologize for a 2017 Facebook video in which he said the lives lost in the Nazi Holocaust of World War II paled in comparison to the lives lost to of abortion. He said anonymous Jewish leaders told him, “I’m right.

State Representative Bob Morgan, a Democrat from Deerfield, said Bailey demonstrated “a pattern” of extremism.

“Darren Bailey clearly has a problem not just with the Jewish community, but with extremism,” said Morgan, who chairs the Jewish Caucus at Illinois House. “This is not a Republican vision to denigrate Israel. It is an extremist vision to denigrate Israel. And that just becomes a recurring theme.

Also at Tuesday’s press conference, held in the West Loop, Bailey again called Chicago a “hellhole” for its crime problems before falsely saying that “more people have been murdered in Chicago this year than New York and Los Angeles combined. .”

According to Chicago police statistics through Sunday, the department reported 479 homicides, while the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office tallied 500 homicides, including several vigilante killings that CPD statistics don’t include. not. New York Police Department statistics show 299 people have been killed in New York through Sunday, while the Los Angeles Police Department through September 3 recorded 270 murders, for a combined total of at least 569 homicides in these two cities.

Despite his latest use of the “hell” tag, his campaign confirmed he was renting an apartment in Chicago, although they didn’t immediately say where.

“I want to immerse myself in the culture. You can’t deny there are problems here,” Bailey told reporters.

“This whole trip, I immersed myself in the culture of Illinois that I knew nothing about because I know I have to if we’re going to run this state and make it the great state and the great city, that it deserves to be.

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