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Travel to Bosnia
"Welcome to the amateur traveler I'm your host Chris Christensen? Let's talk about Bosnia. I like to welcome to the show. Canaan Charter, which who is coming from Bosnia and his coming to us from highlander adventures dot, be and has come to talk to us about Bosnia Herzegovina. Canaan welcome to the show. Thank you very much happy to be here excellent and for people who can't find Bosnia and Herzegovina on a map. Where are we talking about? Well. Everyone knows how to find Italy. It's a big shoe ships country. You have a boot-shaped country, so just go to the right side across the Atlantic Sea and we are right there. Well and your neighbor of Croatia. Bosnia you know goes around like little crescent moon. knoll on the West and south, and then these we have Serbia and southeast Montenegro. I to address. You're interested in making sure that people understand that. If they remember news about Bosnia, they may be remembering news from twenty thirty years ago when Bosnia was going through. A, war that's done, and that's been done now for quite a long time there there are people who are out in the working world who don't remember that and it's a wonderful place to go I. Want to say that I was anxious to do this show because we haven't done a show on Bosnia for a long time. And since then I have been to the country and loved it. So why should someone go to Bosnia Herzegovina? Well, there is a lot of reasons depending what you're interested in now. Bosnia is very complex country, but extremely small size of Pennsylvania, but inside. You have so much for the adventure seekers. There are so many adventure opportunities from Whitewater. Rafting canyoning to paragliding hiking is spectacular, and then if you're into history, we say that we have much more history than we can handle. Different Than Empires were here. We like to say where the crossroads or that where the meeting between the East and the West. Culturally very complex country, and also religiously we have Muslims, we have the Orthodox Christians, and we have Catholics with three big groups. Of course there's the Jewish community here which has been here since they were thrown out of Spain after Kista, so for five hundred years, all of these make this crazy, crazy and beautiful mix that very interesting for foreigners to see because inside I will for example and. And in many other cities in Bosnia, you can pined mosque Docs Church Catholic, Church and a synagogue literally in two hundred meter radius, and it's been like that for five hundred years while inside I will because that's how will the city is? And all of a Bosnia and we're very proud of that architecturally very different from anything else you can find in Europe you're GonNa, find this mix of. Of European styles as well as the optimum styles and a lot of course, local Bosnian styles in all of that mixed together will like to say that we are a Bosnian pots. That's one dish that we have. It's cooked in a big pot with a lot of things, mixed sight, and that's Bosnia a lot of things mixed, and it works perfectly. An Indian taste is fantastic why you should. Should visit Bosnian well. Whatever you choose. You're GONNA love it. If you're into history too much of it, you're into nature. It's absolutely stunning. It's fantastic, magic Pennsylvania, and then put inside the Rockies Grand Canyon Inca trail at a lot of other things as well a bit of New Zealand as well. We just like seaside. We have twenty four kilometers of seaside, so that's one thing with them have. And then, of course, for actually learning history or getting certain messages, let's say about life about history. How people live together or how they don't like each other, because while we had a lot of wars, let's especially in the last two hundred years. There's a lot of lessons that you can learn in Boston. Let's say war tourism doctors is now very big part of tourism in in Bosnia so if you want to learn about that, we are definitely to come to see what happens. If you don't defeat fascism, like most of Europe defeated off the Second World War and it actually shows how life can be both good and the bat also if you want to visit a place. which is completely different than rest of the Europe and very relaxed very laid back with fantastic food, most at a lot of reasons I think.
White Privilege In The Wellness Industry
"Hello, and welcome to Die Starts Tomorrow I'M SAMMY? Lean! And with everything that's been going on in the world this week. We want us to use our platform today to have an uncomfortable but berry important discussion we wanted to discuss white privilege in the wellness and fitness industry something you've heard US touch on before in past conversations, but have never quite delved into the full extent are today is someone who is very special to US Dana Samuel. Who Works at batches as our community manager and has been vocal in wanting to happen over? With, US about this for this episode, we wanted to hear firsthand experiences and give her the space to have a discussion about race in the wellness industry. Welcome, Dana. Hi thanks. A. Coming. So. We were thinking in the beginning of the episode. Maybe just first introduce yourself. Who Are you? Tell us how you how you came to Betcha. And just give it. Give everyone your background. Yeah so again. My Name's Dana I'm the community manager I also run the ones happy hour account. Came to bachelor as a friend, introduce me the company would we were in college and I checked every single week for new positions at applied as soon as I saw community manager obviously kill the interview, and here I am A. Member you dead yeah. Let's she. She's the one. Home, but yeah I've been with or year my general background quick life story I am a biracial woman. Half Black Half Puerto Rican, I grew up in predominantly white situations though I live in. A general area where there's a high population of Jewish people I went to summer camp at the Jewish community center. My High School I went to private Catholic high school so very commonly predominantly white areas and I feel like that's sort of in. All that's going on. I have a lot of white friends. Because of those situations growing up, and it's just sort of really brought my attention how? You know people who are in the black community are reacting all. That's going on what they're doing on and off social media how they're handling just with either with me or with other of or with other black friends or family, or what have you how they're handling? You know checking in on those people making sure that they're able to do something meaningful to help the cause so just before we get into the wellness piece of the conversation since you are. Passionate about wellness we're just wanted to. How are you feeling in general? At this time. Very. Tired in, not just like. Oh, I've been doing stuff all day. I'm tired type of way. It's something in a way I've never really experienced before I think that. I've been fortunate enough not to say that you know this is a bad thing if people experience it or that. I haven't had periods of extreme sadness before, but I don't think I've ever really suffered from. Depression on a deep level, but I imagine that some of the things that I'm feeling are connected to the. It's like constantly feeling fatigued and unmotivated, and even though even with works today I obviously. Am You know doing all that? I tell us if you were to to work. It's like really. Like tiptoe around that element. Not yet not yet. I know that I could. I could tell you if that was the case, but I'm not at that point, but definitely. Unmotivated in the sense of even. Working with editorial, they've asked me if I would want to write certain things, Mike. I I just feel like it would take me a full day to even write a short article, and that's something that's very unlike the I'm very fascinated. Typing in general coming up ideas, you know well. We're in things, but. Just feeling very very challenged in doing everyday things in regards to that, and then having to this sort of internal battle of staying informed which obviously I want to do, and obviously I've been doing but. It's it's hard seeing the same things over and over and over seeing all these you know, all these protests have gone left because of interference or people who were taking things out of context, urges seeing all these devastating videos of. Black Yoke, getting her or abuse, or whatever the case might be or people exploiting the bad things that are happening amongst the black community, making jokes out of it or making stupid Internet challenges, item it and it's. It's hard to to keep exposing myself to that every day, but I know it's something that. I have to percents because I can't. I can't rely. On others to keep me keep me knowledgeable in the way that I I. I need to be for myself.
NYC mayor sorry for calling out "Jewish community" for large gatherings
"Mayor to Bosnia is coming under fire from the Jewish community for his tweet about social distancing violations at acidic funeral in Brooklyn which drew thousands W. CBS's Marla diamond has details mayor de Blasio insisted he was not trying to single out the Jewish community my message was to all communities and that was written in black and white but it was also to be clear that what I saw I had not seen anywhere else and I was trying to be honest about the fact that is a problem that people have to come to grips with and deal with are also people in the community will die police commissioner Dermot Shea said there were probably thousands of people on one city block for the funeral of rabbi hi emerge a dozen summonses were issued but she says the next time police see a large gathering like this there will be arrests we cannot have people unnecessarily being exposed to a disease that is having catastrophic effects on our membership and really new Yorkers as a whole the rabbi died of complications from Colbert nineteen public health officials say the city's orthodox Jewish enclaves have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic Marla diamond WCBS newsradio eight
Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods go into lockdown to stop virus spread
"Israel is imposing strict lockdown measures in four districts of Jerusalem affecting predominantly ultra orthodox Jewish communities in the city those living in the areas will only be announced outs to go to work to get essential medical treatment or to attend the funeral of a close
Michigan City's mayor declares disaster emergency, orders mandatory curfew
"Elliptical reports Chicago's tight knit orth adducts Jewish community is on alert as Passover kicks off just as data released this week showed a particularly high number of virus cases in the zip code where many of them live there were two hundred forty seven reported cases in west Rogers park in north park it is the highest number of any zip code in the
Educating Developers About Actions on Google with Yksel Tolun, Google Developer Expert
"I know that you're a lawyer during the day so I'm curious. What got you interested in technology and specifically voice technology enough to pursue this on the side as well. I have been interested in programming or all my life. I have met programming by ten and ever since then I haven't interested in bed. I wanted to build things that many of us that got me into building web applications and then Iran's low school by Jack pursuing it. I always had this interest. Bod Bonding one. Good thing about not thinking about making money from development is that you get to pursue feels that are experimental that other developers might see non-profitable islands. One of those people lucky enough to have the time and the energy to proceed. These deals and none of them was check box. I read an article about chat bots on how Baber the feature of technology interfaces and I was eager to try Giant learn how to build one that got me into API and then it became glow. Got Into Google assistant and how I ended up before a psychology but when I made my first force application it literally spoke to me. I said this is what I WANNA do. This is what I actually looking for. You know ever since I started programming and hooked ever since I heard most hitchens in Bombay I love that. I loved it that passion has been there for so long one of the things you've mentioned before that's important to you is the ability to translate emotions and feelings of voice go from one language to another. Why is it something that needs to be thought about? And how do you suggest it be done? This is something I always but might ultimately shops because I actually talked to a group that is probably going to translate once chiller experienced. Run up there so this is really important to talk about. I've actually talked about this in another interview languages. Have you know small nuances? That can change. The entire experience was or changed the meaning so we need to think about these bad translating inexperienced. Because sometimes I translate inaction or experience or conversation and I think the centers. It's dramatic incorrect of that sad puppies. That's not how we say it. We should think about rewriting a novel. And you're trying impress the reader we should think about the person or the user is going to feel when they drafted this user experience. So it's really important or developers from station designers to take into account what's appropriate to say while language or some of the little idioms or maybe Faysal orbs. Y'All should really think about the conversational nuances before. Translating is skill or voice experience as really important. I'd actually off the boss Harry Potter on this subject before I'm GonNa do again airport Translation is one of the best translations. In my opinion I read in both languages and I'm really happy that I read it in Turkish because translators took the time so make the spells or made up. came up with sound like Turkish. They translated That makes sense both as Orban told towards usually they are and in a way that sound structure. That is a medically glocer. What I'm used to hearing it was really important for me as a child with a bellevue. things that sound but sounds like us and uses the voice of US bench Experience we should take into account and no of do our research before using Google translate or any other atomic transition dollars. That is a great point and I love to hear that Harry Potter translated so well. I'm sure that's a really interesting to read into different languages. It is. Yeah now you have done a lot of experience in organizing in mentoring workshops and hack Athans about actions on Google and evacuate done over thirty four events in two countries eighteen cities and that was just for two thousand nineteen. What got you started in hosting these events. And how do you usually run them? Walk me started is actually a GDP do not Jewish community is right. There will developer communities on the world and I was a part of Gijon Kara and at that point I was only the developing chat bots with API or other Alex Lowe with the names but stable like trying to host a Google Assistant Event. Just didn't have anyone to talk about. Who LOSES THEM OR D platform? So I checked out the platform and soul of that. I read the new technology behind it and I told them I could do this. Dan I did and they really liked it and they shared that I knew the stop other Jewish communities some of them called me and then after I realized people want to hear what I say. I applied a couple events and one another. I started doing this and I really liked the fact that finally I could give back to the community that has been giving to me our show long because I have learned a lot from developer my past and I really like the idea of being able to share my knowledge at passionate so this is what started however actually run them right now it depends on which event. I'm running if I'm running the workshop. I tried to keep the number of attendees in twenty to forty because after forty really yes crowded and I can't answer every question and I may miss some errors or others abuts between these numbers. It's really productive and I tried to start with talk immediate talk of because even though of you're doing a workshop people still need learn about voice. Revolution the actually able to appreciate the workshop itself vice stocked with mental. I talk about the whole human to machines reactions changing and then ice. Some statistics for people like numbers. I show them how the industry is growing and Ben actually talk about how many Turkish actions are there and why is such a big deal. Torreon developers to a field and get used to it or get good at it because afterwards start the workshop. I have a sector right now. I usually with one action. That can take one input and Ben repeated and then you take a step. Further in the next art buyer. Easy Take that. Inputs and do something programmatic in the fulfillment and afterwards they all try on their devices. That are it's android are and they're to go. That's the workshops that I hold for beginners and if I'm running more invest like for example with Jimmy did programming skills. I usually go one step forward and have visual opponents. Shown to them how you'd slide cards. Why you should can use our cells and such and such but sometimes we hold these special events very take the whole day and start with. Diallo Design Conversation Design To The programing part. So it really depends on what kind of man running. It's usually focused on getting the developers started. Because it's such a new field in my talks. I like to focus on many different voice expenses that you can bill not just. The voice skills are voice actions on the Google about smart home actions or other experiences that they can build in talks. I chunk of folks a number in workshops. I usually focused on the programming side or actress on Google.
US grinds to a halt as Americans lock down to stop the spread of coronavirus
"Coronaviruses freaking everybody out well in corona virus news the British health minister and conservative member of parliament parliament Nadine Dorries has been diagnosed with corona virus now so the health minister of Great Britain has coronavirus mystery says she's been self isolating at home labour MP Rachel Maskell said she's been told to do the same **** met mysteries that apartment health in Britain said mysteries first showed symptoms on Thursday the same day she attended an event hosted by the prime minister right now U. K. had a documented total of three hundred eighty two cases as of yesterday six people with the virus have died in the U. K. in the United States the total number of cases now has surpassed one thousand cases in the United States we have twenty nine deaths so far the the clusters are happening on the coast mainly in Massachusetts New York Santa Clara California and up in Seattle Washington the first known US front of Irish cases announced January twenty first in Washington state the pace of diagnosis has quickened significantly in recent weeks at the start of the month seventy cases have been reported in this country most of them tied to overseas travel since then new cases have been pouring in by the dozens and then by the hundreds the coronavirus updates are coming fast and furious the mayor of New York bill de Blasio he said that there are lots of cases coming in at like dozens per day in New York City as testing is made available it is obvious that there are a lot of people who are least carrying corona virus without knowing that they are carrying corona virus or the the German public has now been warmed up to seventy percent of Germans face the possibility of infection that's going to Angola Merkel and of course the top US health official Dr Dr Anthony Fauci he said this is going to get worse so Dr Fauci said all hands are basically on track with this thing these are really simple keep the workplace safe keeping the home safe keeping the schools safe and keeping commercial establishing safe this should be universal for the country everyone should be doing that where do you live in his own that as communities spread or not when you have community spread you obviously going to ratchet up the kinds of medications that you have but at a minimum this is the minimum that we should be doing so everybody should say all hands on deck this is what we need to do in a non shocking news thanks to again the up and down of the corona virus news the stock market in creamed again it's just up and down insanely was up like a thousand points and then is dumped again back down a thousand points pretty amazing how the stock market is bouncing around like a yo yo no we're not gonna know honestly where anything stands until the end of April Megan McArdle has an interesting column over the Washington post a lot of people might really like everyone is looking around going I don't see a lot of car owners out there yeah we had a grand total of like four thousand deaths worldwide if you look at the flu every year and kills like a hundred thousand people worldwide minimum maybe hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year so why are we also worried about coronavirus Megan McArdle has this statistical dot experiment to remind you that when there's an exponential growth factor things move really quickly right you don't see anything in the C. everything right it let let's say you have a pond with lily pads example that you get statistically and it explains why were also worried today if you have a pond with lily pads and the lily pads are going to overtake the pond as they grow in each day the lily pads double the number of lily pads double so let's say that day one it's one to which to death rates for right to keep stumbling on the very last day the lily pads cover the entire pond the question is at what point did lily pads cover half the pond at what point it really has got a half upon and the answer is the day before they cover the entire contract if they're doubling every day and that means that half the town was covered yesterday and today boom suddenly the entire pond is covered that is how exponential growth works okay that is what people are feeling in terms of coronavirus is that we have exponential growth of coronavirus what you end up with is no one around me has it oops everyone I think that's it right that that that is what people are fearing is that sudden is that sudden object and this is what is being feared by the trump former homeland security adviser Tom Bossert he says hospitals are basically ten days away from being creamed he suggested in an op ed that we are we are in trouble in terms of our our hospital facilities as officials must pull the trigger on aggressive interventions said aggressive internet interventions put off and ease the burden on hospitals and other healthcare infrastructure and that of course is true as one of my wrists wells then the hospitals that need to be prepared as I already said mayor bill de Blasio said that things are happening intensely in New York City and the governor Jay Inslee has no restricted gathers more than two hundred and fifty people in king county as well as several as well as you know how much and Pierce counties which are the the biggest counties in Washington state that means no soccer games means no it means no baseball games it means that basically all major gatherings ought to be canceled according to Jay Inslee the governor of Washington state Dr foundry has suggested there be no crowds at NBA games so basically if you have tickets for opening day in the United States for baseball you can fairly bank that that is not going to happen why colleges are canceling events I would not be surprised if my college events this semester for example are canceled that would not be a great shock again I think that all of this makes a certain amount of sense like better caution and they have this viral outbreak you want to reduce the size of the the spread and the and the quickness of the spread is to give us time right now we're bargaining for time but we don't know what the death rates are on this thing we just don't and what that means is that every attempt to slow the spread of the virus buys a day for people to develop vaccines they're going to be more effective in slowing or stopping the spread of the virus of becomes just another seasonal problem instead of becoming an overwhelming threat to western populations so this is it it is in this light it is important to recognize that when the federal government fails along this along these lines you can be absolutely disastrous there's a a piece from The New York Times that is just devastating talking about how the federal government did in fact blow the month the president trump was a president trump said very early on we're shutting down travel from China and a lot of people unless I'm not this is racist on this is terrible ten people were saying you have virus when buyers is racist you can see when my wrist is a drum said no we're sitting down travel that was a very good thing it was a very smart thing was the right thing to do the problem is that only buys you time because it turns out that some people are going to get in and any other problem so what did the federal government do with a month and president trump bought them by shutting down travel from from when the answers basically nothing according to Dr Helen chew infectious disease expert in Seattle she knew the United States and not have much time in late January the first confirmed American case of coronavirus have landed in her area critical questions need answers have been infected anyone else according to The New York Times was the deadly virus already working in other communities and spreading as luck would have a doctor to have a way to monitor the region for months as part of a regional research project into the flu she and a team of researchers have been collecting nasal swabs residents experiencing symptoms throughout the Puget Sound region three purpose the test for monitoring coronavirus they would need the support of state and federal officials but nearly everywhere Dr Jew turned officials repeatedly rejected the idea interviews and emails show even as weeks called by an average margin countries outside of China where the infection begin by February twenty fifth Dr Chu and her colleagues could not bear to wait any longer they began performing coronavirus test without government approval but came back in from the worst fear they quickly had a positive test from a local teenager with no recent travel history the corona virus had already established itself on American soil without anybody realizing it Dr she recalled thinking it must've been here this entire time is just everywhere already in fact officials later discovered through testing the virus had already contributed to the deaths of two people guns killed twenty more in the Seattle region over the following days federal and state officials said the flu study could not be repurposed because it didn't have explicit permission from research subjects labs are also not certified for clinical work well now Jeannie affable questions doctor should others argue there should be more flexibility in an emergency very much so many lives could be lost this is correct I mean like if you give permission for somebody to do a nasal swab for flow and that is repurposed enables one for coronavirus I honestly fail to see how any reasonable person would consider that a violation of privacy I nobody must know that I had grown up at night they're not gonna release your specific rotavirus task it just allows the state to do something on Monday night state regulators told them to stop testing altogether the failure to tap into the flu study detailed here for the first time was just one in a series of missed chances by the federal government to ensure more widespread testing during the early days of the outbreak when containment would've been easier instead local officials across the country were left to work in the dark as the crisis go undetected exponentially now so I think this is from so now I don't I don't think trump is monitoring local level task I think this is the fault of the massive regulatory bureaucracy that prevents people from doing reasonable things it turns out that the federal government well it is well placed to issue brought national guidelines is not well placed to deal with local testing that has to be done it turns out the local communities maybe the the fastest to react to the sort of thing right voluntary shut downs right now happening across the country with regard to major public events and those are happening on the local and state level without the federal government even doing anything it turns out the people who see federalism is the obstacle to this sort of thing they're doing it wrong local and state officials are more answerable to local populations and are in fact more likely to request the people do responsible things in fact is that porn was yesterday in the in the Jewish community basically every pore institute that I've heard of in my area meaning every big poor meal with big gatherings lots of kids those were basically shut down voluntarily without any guidance from the federal state or local officials is so the notion that the federal government needs to be running this thing in extraordinarily top down fashion the federal government should be coordinating all the officials letting them know sort of the minimum of what they expect but standing in the way of local officials doing what they need to do to Tampa's thing down is a completely different thing and that is a testament to the stupidity of bureaucracy generally
Author Roth weighed in on 'Plot Against America' before TV series was adapted
"This is fresh AIR let's get back to Terry's two thousand four interview with Philip Roth his book the plot against America is the basis of a new HBO mini series that starts Monday the novel has been adapted by David Simon and ed burns who worked together on the wire Roth died in twenty eighteen no no president Limburg in your novel may be anti semitic but after he's elected he knows better than to just come out and say at any initiate a program that brings young Jewish children to the quote heartland to kind of initiate them in the ways of heartland American life he initiates a homeland program that relocates Jewish families to get a quote heart heartland places of America and nobody really knows the Jewish families don't really know whether this is really meant to be a way of opening up their horizons are broadening their lives or whether it's a truly anti semitic way of removing them from safe friendly neighborhoods and putting them in in communities that might be very hostile and it also kind of breaking up the Jewish vote by breaking up a Jewish communities did you imagine that for Lindberg to really catch on in America he would have to use euphemistic language for anything that might truly be anti semitic at heart and helps in the language of the you know the heartland and just folks in mmhm mmhm you know well they are it is ambiguous to know what the intention is of for instance to begin with the first one which is called just folks that is a program in which Jewish boys from I think ten to fifteen for remember correctly volunteer if they want to to spend eight weeks in the summer on a farm somewhere my brother goes to Kentucky networks and tobacco farm they can go to any any place that's available where they can do farm work and work they ordinarily wouldn't do what's wrong with that why is it mostly Jews and that's what makes people nervous put it on the face of it there's nothing wrong with it now we move on to the next program which is called homestead forty to nineteen forty two as opposed to homes at eighteen forty two which was the original homestead act that is something else according to that piece of legislation large corporations are encouraged to transfer their Jewish employees to offices in more remote parts of the country and in the face of this legislation my father whose company is going to move us to Kentucky quits his job our lives in a way that is more because that is what there's more coercive that is I would say a bit more ominous and may be Lindbergh handy shown a little more strongly on the other hand if that's all this guy does it's not too terrible you know the limber disappears from my book before you can do anymore so you never really know what he's up to and again that's what I wanted I you never really know what he's up to he's a kind of jam heroic statue who looms over the book after after limber disappears then all hell breaks loose but I don't remember nobody can even in that that homestead act you know that in which corporations relocate Jewish employees the letter that your father gets home in the novel is so euphemistically just read a few lines from it you know if you're calling in life is proud to be among the very first group of major American corporations and financial institutions selected to participate in the new homestead program which is designed to give emerging American families a once in a lifetime opportunity to move their house sold at government expense in order to strike roots in an inspiring region of America previously inaccessible to them well doesn't that sound great but you know as the family in the novel figures out this is this is the the government and the corporation joining hands to to coerce Jewish families to move it was great fun writing that letter yeah yeah you really got that cheerful corporate PR results down found out what it was like to be Dick Cheney yeah I it's it's it's it imagine most people would not I would be impenetrable they would just take it at face value my father because he's so committed again against liberty from the start refuses to to do with aspirin Philip's cousin you know your cousin Alvin in the book get who who is something of a hood Hey Taylor and wants to fight against him and you know the United States under Lindberg is not going to join the war but he wants to wants to enter it anyway so he joins the Canadian Army and fights against Hitler but he loses half of one leg in the war and returns with a stump that's covered in ulcers boils and scabs he moves in with the Roth family and a first it's horrifying to fill up he says it was bad enough that we weren't living in a normal country now we would never again be living in a normal house a life of even more suffering was taking shape around me any praise to the housekeeping guides to protect our humble five rooms and all they contain from the vengeful fury of the missing leg in thinking about the impact that this missing leg this stump would have on the young Philip Roth's life did you have anything like it anything comparable to draw on from your own life no I didn't I didn't I I had to think my way through it I think the only thing that comes close lineages I never had as a child when I was in the army and I guess I was in my early twenties I was in the public information officer will treat hospital in Washington and my job was to go out into the wards and get information about US soldiers newly arrived who were injured or hurt or whatever and then write a little press release for the hometown paper and they had a lot of amputees at Walter Reed may be able to reverse the center I don't remember but they had many entities and so I went out on the wards and and I talked to these guys it was a sad as you can imagine is just after the Korean War or I go down to P. T. within physical therapy and watch them learning to walk on the parallel bars and so and so I sold my shares of stumps and not just of legs and the pathos was overwhelming overwhelming and so I carried this with me I think into the block and I think it's why it maybe even when I came to me that in fact I haven't thought of it till till now but I think perhaps that those experiences had a lot to do with determining how often would be would be wounded author Philip Roth speaking to Terry gross in two thousand for his alternative history novel the plot against America was published that year he died in twenty eighteen a mini series based on the novel begins Monday on HBO adapted by David Simon and
Health Officials Warn Americans To Plan For The Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.
"Be cove in nineteen the corona virus and its continued spread throughout the United States the death toll has risen to twelve people that number could be changing but as of now that's what we have this past week we had our first death in California that was connected to a cruise ship that traveled from the U. S. to Mexico Los Angeles also declared a health emergency after there were six new cases that were confirmed there one of which was a worker and Allie X. two screens incoming flights from China for more on this we spoke to Steve Gregory he's a reporter KFI news in Los Angeles to talk about how local cities are handling the outbreak and also why we might have to start practicing social distancing a state of emergency for people to know is that it's basically a message in which to free up funding resources supplies I think people are most commonly hearing state of emergency after a tornado and earthquake a flood and when they call in female things like that well in a health crisis like this state of emergency do exactly the same thing is other natural disasters and Daddy is that document allows the federal government to tap into a reserve fund or state government or a regional government and they're able to get these funds to help them pay for overtime additional staffing more testing kits which is a really big deal right now with this covert nineteen strain and in Los Angeles actually in some cases a little overdue to do this because we had already had the six confirmed cases and we also know that they've tested at least six hundred fifty people in the Los Angeles county area thus far and only the six have come out with the actual confirmation of the virus so that state of emergency it basically allows governments to tap into reserve funds and reserve resources the official speaking today said that this was not a response rooted in panic and that's important to say because people do your emergency and they are going to AZ what we know about the new cases and L. eighty six cases we do know that they all originated from the same travel situation and that means basically they've ruled out that it was person to person in California or in southern California south but basically those inspected it were a result of inbound travel from northern Italy in that area that people have been traveling there come back together as a group and then they splintered off after they got into the Los Angeles county area and then they were sort of having to work to contain all of them but they found the point of origin for the virus of all the six cases and that was the concerning part of this community spread it which they suspected was what was happening in Washington state that's the bad version that's not what you want I did read and correct me if I'm wrong they said that the six case was a person who works in a field that exposes them to international travelers what we've been able to find out if it's a worker at the Los Angeles International Airport and that worker with inside a minute what they call an airline trans Atlantic so this could be one of those VIP lounges something along those lines that was the first thing I thought airport I wrote in my notes right here airport and big question marks what are the other interesting things like Los Angeles officials are talking about this was this notion of social distancing it caught my ear right away there's different efforts to try to stem the spread of things so we know about isolating patients that are infected from other people so that doesn't get out quarantining we've heard about that but social distancing is this other element to this tell us about that because that one kind of leads into when you start hearing about ghost towns people not going out or I think the line was stay six feet away from strangers basically all we're saying is be aware of your personal space and make sure you're aware of others personal space that's really what it boils down to the very fancy term that medical professionals use and especially this case epidemiologists and others that have to deal with mass situations there have been a lot of meetings with those that run venues here we have staples center we have the Microsoft center we have a lot of venues in Los Angeles where lots of people gather M. in particular sports arenas and sports gatherings and that's a big problem right now which was funny to me during a press conference this morning when they were talking about that and every political official behind them were all standing shoulder to shoulder and it was kind of interesting that they're telling everyone else to be aware of their personal space and everyone else was almost arm in arm and it's kind of interesting but it really boils down to common sense and that's what the health director of the Los Angeles county health department was really trying to get across the declaration of state of emergency it's just an administrative function there's no need to panic wash your hands make sure you're aware of your space around you don't crowd someone else be cognizant of when you're going to a public space into a restroom or anything like that just be aware of your surroundings we keep talking about this declarations of health emergencies house lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to a deal to allocate about eight billion dollars to help federal government's fight the coronavirus some of this money will go to state officials and trickled on down so that's why it's important that these cities and counties and all star declaring these health emergencies and ice image we're talking about LA specifically but there's at least thirteen states have reported coronavirus cases since late January so this is gonna start popping up as this keeps spreading and you mentioned testing kits and all as they do more tests we'll see the numbers increase but still by and large not any reason to start panicking just yet Steve Gregory reporter if I news in Los Angeles thank you very much for joining us always later Oscar after taking a look at Los Angeles we want to take a look at New York where there have been cases of community spread it continues to spread their New York where there was at least twenty two cases that number could have risen by now and most of these cases in New York were tied to a lawyer in Manhattan who has underlying respiratory issues infected his family then a neighbor then friends and has led to about one thousand people self quarantining this is all happening in a very close knit Jewish community in the meantime New York continues to monitor and test those who are at risk of having contracted the virus for more on the spread there New York we spoke to Ben Guarino he's a reporter for The Washington Post so the community spread has been identified with a fifty year old attorney who works in midtown Manhattan he is part of a close knit community in Westchester New York where he attends kindergarten his children go to Jewish schools in the area and so those are the ones that have been made his self quarantine so hello members of the synagogue he attends classmate of his children who go to the schools have decided to tell quarantine at home so the officials estimate about a thousand people roughly in in Westchester affiliated with with some of these public meeting places have self quarantine so help walk us through how this happened because from my understanding this lawyer he does have an underlying respiratory condition so he's in the hospital but what happened was that there was a bar mitzvah and there was also a funeral where I think the funerals for a founder of of the synagogue there that's why there were so many people in attendance but explain to us what happened with the doctor I have my understanding was it was like the doctor and it was his wife and kids and then a neighbor it help walk us through that yes the New York City has disease detectives they call them and they try to find every link every possible link between someone who might have come into contact so we have this fifty year old attorney D. as you're exactly right you have an underlying respiratory illness and that's one of the demographics that can be severe for this disease so for most people it's going to be okay but in this case he had an underlying respiratory illness so he had a neighbor drive him to the hospital where he's currently in stable condition but then the neighbor tested positive that the attorney's wife who works at the midtown Manhattan law firm with him she tested positive their two children did and then adds more testing was done as these links were investigated then that number started to rise at a positive test a family friend tested positive that French wife tested positive and three of their four children so and as of this morning I don't know the specifics of the individuals but in addition to those folks I just mentioned eight other individuals with some community ties to this attorney have also tested positive in all of those cases their home they have mild or asymptomatic they're not expressing symptoms and
Five alleged neo-Nazis accused of intimidating journalists
"Five alleged affiliates of a neo **** paramilitary group have been arrested on charges they waged a harassment campaign against journalists activists and others including a member of president trump's cabinet Jill Sanborn is the head of the FBI's counterterrorism division we had individuals who were involved in an intimidation campaign to put personalize messages on journalists and members of our Jewish community to intimidate them and potentially act out in violence the charges brought by federal prosecutors in Virginia and Washington state are part of a broader a federal crackdown on white supremacist groups in recent
Super Soul Sexuality with Rabbi Lisa Grushcow
"Both been really drawn to Judaism. I know for me personally. So many of my artistic. Inspirations I mean not consciously but they're all Jewish like Bette midler Sandra Bernhardt Barbra streisand lake. These people have informed so much of my view of the arts. And you know there's a strong part of what they do is related to Judaism and their spirituality and same for me. My I like comedy against version was Sarah Silverman who Super Jewish. And she's not embrace it and what I love about that. Religion is how it's both faith but also like an intellectual practice and people love to be conflicted in argue and disagree and I was raised Catholic. But I've never felt that catalyst ISM was really a space to question and I just love it. You get to do that in the Jewish faith. I don't think we could have found anyone better than Rabbi Lisa Grechko. Who is our special guest today? She used the Montreal Legend would you say the rabbi well she's a Rockstar as much as a rabbi. Can Be yes she is a rabbi at Temple Emanuel Shalom here in Montreal. She is the first queer. Rabbi that I personally know. She's quite famous here for really embracing progressive views for a religious leader. I'm in her sermons or super popular like people actually go out on a Friday night. Yeah I heard about it from a friend of mine. Who'S NOT Jewish? Who was just going and really found something real there. I feel she would be a great character on sex in the city. Like the girls would go to my sermon. I mean I just think we need rabbi Grechko in our lives in many ways as possible so we had a great conversation with her about sexuality. Faith family even divorce because she she has the same sex partner but she was divorced in the past and that sounded like it was a bigger problem in her community than being a lesbian. Rabbi crush go also does a lot of interfaith works. He works with Muslim. Meteors Christian leaders and it was really important for us to go beyond the politics of the day or whatever opinion people can have about different religions and some listeners might be atheists or some people listening might be fervent believers. We wanted to go beyond that and ask the big super bowl questions through. Rabbi you really got into Lake you we got rabbi Grechko set up a new. Didn't waste a second to get into your big oprah like question what came first in Your Life God or same sex desire. I was conscious of my spirituality. Let's say and religious sense of connection before I was aware of my own sexuality and then I was a relatively late bloomer. I wasn't out 'til My mid twenty say so for a while there was a real sense of struggle. And how would navigate those things together But that was more. A challenge with institution spiritually. That piece always stage. Did you feel spiritual As a child because I felt very I relate because I did feel as before I was kind of socialized in school and the world I felt the presence of a higher power. Is that what you're referencing? I had I had You know it's interesting because that's one of the things that might be different about Judaism in some ways that were so community based in so behaviorally based so I was very connected to the Jewish community as a kid. I went to a Jewish day school. I went to synagogue on a regular basis Shabat Dinners. Were part of our family life family celebration so all of those things were part of it. Some of the deeper connection came through learning which Jewish is a very spiritual activity kind of encountering sacred texts and asking questions and I grew up. Thanks to my parents with a lot of nature. A lot of travel lot of just sense of of being connected to something bigger you know going out in the middle of the night and lying down on a blanket and watching star shower I would say for me. It only took on a deeper resonance. Actually when I was struggling with coming out and figuring out what that meant for my path towards the rabbinate that was in some ways the closest that I got to a sense of calling or a Pitney because it felt like there's this path that I'm on and it's not going to be as smooth as I thought it would be so if I'm going to be on this path that has to really matter to me. It has to really be what I feel like I should be doing. Were you looking for answers? And that moment I think it was much more a feeling of of yearning of desire of closeness and relationship. I would say a sense that there was something someone who I couldn't didn't WanNa walk away from you said that coming out brought you closer to God. Can you talk about what way it brought you closer to God? I mean if you look at the story of the Hebrew Bible though stories that you've learned as a kid for US issues. One of the central parts of that story is the story of the exodus from Egypt. And it's a story of if you if you know the Hebrew going from meets rhyme. Which is the word for Egypt? But literally means the narrow place to a place of openness and possibility and the God who speaks to Moses out of the burning Bush. It's often terribly mistranslated as I am that I am. You know that Wayne was assessed. Who are you and imagine the Ten Commandments? Among God says I am that I am but it really is. I will be and so from me. Coming out was a very It connected me to that story of leaving a place of of narrowness and constraint and having a new sense of of possibility and freedom And to me that was a very religious spiritual story which I understood in a whole different way. I'm certainly not the first to do that. And that story has been used by so many people in so many important ways but for me. It really resonated. At that time John were usual. Kid I think maybe the arts for me and like my experience of the arts was the closest that came to spirituality as a kid but other than you know just loving Bible stories. I enjoyed it in the same way that I enjoyed fairy tales. You know what I mean. I don't think I really thought that. Much about my spirituality growing up Christian for me. I wasn't necessarily ashamed of being queer or being gay but shame was definitely an undertone in what in what you're describing it doesn't sound like that was your experience. It sounds like it was quite beautiful discovery for you to lean on that same sex desire and that queen is that was within you. I think in that sense it really Revealed from a Fault. Line between institutionalized religion spirituality And you know it's it's ironic because I'm a representative of of organized religion though. I sometimes joke. That Judaism is as disorganized. Religion is one can get. We don't have a central hierarchy in line of authority. You know it's a good thing now. I think it's a good thing and the rabbi isn't with direct line to God. The rabbi is a teacher and a member of the community so there isn't a sense of of infallibility or of kind of being closer to God than anybody else I love So that's you know when we we tend to be an argumentative argument to people and it's not a dog. Matic religion by enlarge. It's much more about what you do then kind of signing onto a creed and so by and large. There's a lot of room to move in that. But I grew up in a an arm of Judaism which has changed since but then wasn't ordaining. Lgbt folks that piece became a real real faultline for me. And I did grow up with not anything that anybody said. But we're not seeing anybody who looked like me and having an old you know commentary that was on our in our pews at the synagogue which spoke about that chapter in Leviticus and same sex relationships as being. I don't remember what the language was whether it's something around depravity and paganism in that kind of thing so that I remember but it wasn't the overall messaging you said something about spirituality and religion and I think a lot of people feel spiritual but don't necessarily want to belong to a religion that's more organized or more conservative more conservative. I understand but I sometimes worry that we sell ourselves short by not looking because I think when we look were sometimes surprised by what we find you know and the fact is organized religion and institutions as much as they are like dirty. Words can do things that you can't do when you're just meeting in somebody's living room right. We can create sacred space. We can organize community together. We can be there for each other and offer things in different ways that you can't if it's more do it yourself you know and I figure religions have been asking spiritual questions for Millennia so to be able to come in and be part of that conversation right instead of feeling like you have to start from zero and make it up from you as you go along. I think is really powerful.
Almost 2 Dozen Jewish Centers Targeted by Emailed Bomb Threat
"Bomb threats were emailed to multiple Jewish community centers centers around around New New York York state state over over the the weekend weekend no no actual actual bombs bombs were were found found as as far far as as we we know know but but these these threats threats are are not not being being shrugged shrugged off off especially especially not not by by governor governor Cuomo Cuomo is is going going Chuck Chuck reports reports from the governor's office on the site this morning governor Cuomo was already at Albany Sunday when he took to social media to announce as many as eighteen Jewish community centers receiving these email threats throughout the morning on Sunday the JCC at Albany in fact one of them was evacuated the governor raced over there and spoke after police investigated the gave the all clear for all the the good good people people of of the the state state of of New New York York sorry sorry for for this this unfortunate unfortunate incident incident and and it it in in no no way way reflects reflects how how new new Yorkers Yorkers feel feel feel feel about about the the Jews for the governor calling these emails an act of terror the NYPD releasing a statement saying there are no specific or credible threats to Jewish centers in the five boroughs
Bomb Threats Emailed To Multiple Jewish Community Centers Across New York
"Jewish community centers around New York received bomb threats via email over the weekend no bombs were found but the threats are being taken quite seriously especially by governor Cuomo is going Chuck reports from the governor's office on the east side the governor saying as many as eighteen anonymous email threats were sent out over the weekend including two J. C. C. in Albany or Mr Cuomo already was on Sunday and he raced over there to join police to talk about it after nothing had been found he calls it an act of terror and a place where children and families were gathering I had to go through the building and say exactly the building this is a threat just imagine how that makes you feel children in the class in the building and they say there's a bomb threat that's terrible
Bomb Threats Emailed To Multiple Jewish Community Centers Across New York
"Multiple Jewish community centers around New York state have received bomb threats via email no bombs were found as far as we know but the threats are being taken seriously especially by governor Cuomo is going shock reports from the governor's office on the east side this morning client and was out from Albany yesterday with the governor leap reported that as many as eighteen of these anonymous email threats bomb threats that were sent down including one in Albany the governor was over the weekend so he went right to the scene about a hundred people in the building and the building had to be evacuated I had to go through the building and say exactly the building this is
Albany Jewish community center evacuated after bomb threat
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo says email bomb threats were made to at least nineteen Jewish community centers around the country including one Sunday that prompted an evacuation in Albany it's not just the price of medical you have children who go to the JCC have gym facilities here so threatening children I mean it's one of the most famous things that you can do and again it's here and it's terrible well
Bomb threats made against 18 Jewish communities centers in New York, authorities said
"Well the FBI is now looking into who decided to send the email threats to Jewish community centers including many in New York governor Cuomo calls it heinous I just want to say for all the good people of the state of New York we're sorry for this unfortunate incident the Albany Jewish community center where Cuomo spoke was one of eighteen J. C. C.'s across the country that received email bomb threats there he says bomb sniffing dogs went through the building and found nothing
Bomb Threats Emailed To Multiple Jewish Community Centers Across New York
"Police in upstate New York say they found no threat to Jewish community center that received a warning about a bombing but comes did evacuate the building in Albany and use dogs to help clear it after several people affiliated with the center received threats via email this morning governor Cuomo says there were threats made against multiple Jewish community centers in fact across the state and says that New York has zero tolerance for anti semitic and anti semitism attitude adding we won't let hate and fear
A Live Chat with Two of the Biggest Rabbis in Phoenix
"Have two of the biggest rabbis and Phoenix here with US tonight. Rabbi Dr Smelly Yanko. It's the president and Dina validate me Josh and Rabbi Pinchas. Illusion is the founding rabbi of Congregation Beth Safina in Scottsdale Arizona. Come come welcome rebuttal. Don't usually have two guests because things can get really off the rails so we'll see what happens here rabbis. I'm GONNA call you. We'll we'll we'll figure out what we're GONNA call you but let's start with this question for both of you. Why isn't this Jewish community different from all other Stephanie Loud Mark this is why all the people who don't touch the MIC? Don't have problems every house. That better josh all right there we go sorry Stephanie. So let's start off because there's like no spoilers here because only spoilers so rabbis. Why is this Jewish community different from all other Jewish communities? Are you guys even Jewish? You're letting each other speak. It's an excellent question you went on to. I twenty all right so I think for two main reasons number one. It's a community that has just been founded really in the past. Few decades other communities are centuries old. This community is quite new and therefore its future is still very much ahead of it. I think that's why many people are really attracted to the potential of the community year as I was when I first move you thirteen years ago. And it's buzzing with excitement that's number one number two. I also think that it's a community. It's quite diverse and it's diverse in its culture it's diverse in its levels of observance of background. But it's not just the diversity that is attracting and that is quite unique to Phoenix. But it's a unity within the diversity truly feel that we're a united community which can't be said about Kish Committees. That was speaking about before in other places so those are the two main things that I see almost immediately like musing. Yeah well you say when. I was thinking about moving in the middle my seventh year. The two points that people shared as to why I shouldn't consider it. They said it's an intellectual wasteland which is totally untrue. We have people coming out to our learning events every night interesting ideas. And secondly they said it's a moral morally passive community very private very individualistic which is also completely untrue. When we have various activists campaigns people lined up lined up to show support. Who said that? And should we beat them up here? Do you want the crowd here? That can go after them. We the J. Crew here I want. I want to address the thing that you just said. So I'm kind of two minds about the activism angle. There's a part of me that thinks that it's really beautiful and essential for community of face to be very involved in you know social political elements and feel this kind of moral calling and there's another part of me that is a little bit kind of taken aback by how dominant this political discussion. Become just you know. Want to go to show just to hear the Torah just to be together with Jews and worry about that later some other place. How should we be feeling about? Its connection being social justice and question so Rambam my monitors in the third section of his guide for the perplexed. Says what's the purpose of all this stuff and answer is the welfare of the body and the welfare of the soul by which he means the well. If you have to know a little play there which we do. The welfare of the body means just state and the welfare of the sole means the perfection of the intellect so basically the goal of Judaism view is our inner life and our outer life which is to say the inner life is our ritual or beliefs or spirituality stuff. You're touching on and the outer life which he comes to say becomes the priority is that Jews should be on the front and center of fostering the Jus- -ociety and so I think we have a problem. Today I think that The traditional segment of Jewish life prioritizes the parochial and the traditional and not the universal. And I think the more liberal segments of Jewish life prioritize the universal and less of the less attritional and this middle ground of saying yes we care about the world we care society and we care about Jews. That complete package is what we're GONNA do. You agree that he taught us to call them. Yeah that's pleasure. No NOPE BRONCO. Way Back like twenty minutes back calls me peony so all my friends do so no problem. I I would agree with that. I would say though that needs to be a healthy balance of course between the two because if almost like Mark Twain said some people are so open minded that the brain spill out. Sometimes we were so much in open that we forget the message. And so we have to be steeped in the roots of Judaism very much so and yet not forget a calling to go to the outside point out also that if there is an emphasis in Judaism on which side counts the most. It's the outside if you think of the idea of Mitzvah. Most of the six hundred thirteen meets vote are outside oriented. They deal with the world that don't really deal with the internal world. I can only think I don't know maybe you can take more of to mitzvahs on top of the mind that deal with the inside. Prayer Torah study but otherwise everything else really deals with the outside so there is. I do find this emphasis on. Tacona LOMB on trying to rectify the world of course with God's light and with God's message but on the other hand also not forgetting where we come from forgetting to be a steeped in our roots as possible. Something we talk about a lot on the show. Is this idea that a lot of juice today don't necessarily feel like they can just walk into a synagogue and be welcomed or would even feel comfortable. There would even know how to get there. What do you think is the best way to connect with Jews? Who Don't haven't necessarily found their place within the institutional Jewish world thank you. They should go to the valley. Bettman rush to go ahead twenty. I was first before you go second. I'm sorry what did what are these. Mutations Paul Ince Geneva come on these guys could pull off a Juku. They've got the organization got the intellect coming the trail be stealthy. It's a fascinating question and I think that was a really good at alien one another. It's true and I think that the percentages of Jews were not engaged. Not because they're disinterested because they've been alienated is also very high and I think the challenge here is to embrace pluralism which does not bracket are absolutes but creates space for other absolutes. That means that for those of us who are really fervent beliefs. We learn how to create space for others. And those who are more relativistic and actually don't hold. Views are able to cultivate those in our space. I'm worried about those on the margins. I'm worried about single folks who have had had trouble finding partners and we were the people of Color feel alienated those of lower socioeconomic status who feel alienated Those who are converts all types of marginalized Jews that I think are. Establishments can do better being inclusive those with physical disabilities or and really a whole host of others. And I think our community is very good at embracing those who naturally fit in. I would agree also. I think it's an excellent question because he hit it right on the now. I think the biggest challenge we have is rabbis is to make Judaism not just relevant but also accessible and I would say that the lenses I try to wear as rabbi and I think that all Jews should try to wear is the lenses of what my rabbi teaches in his book. We Jews the STEINFELDT He came up with the idea that he was the first one since then. I've heard it many times. But he came up with this idea. That Judaism is not a religion. I don't approach another Jew because of religion nor do I approach another job. Because he's part of my ethnic group. Judaism is not an ethnic group. Judaism is also another nationality. We don't have to live in Israel to be Jewish. What is Judaism? Judaism is a family. I approach another Jew. Because he's my family and yes you could have two Jews and seven opinions but as another Aba of mine taught it's one heart and we can't forget that we do have one hot. We we are part of that. Same family what unites us is much greater than what divides us as the CLICHE goes. But it's not just a cliche it's the truth and therefore not do is better than me. We all have the same soul. No Jew is wiser than me. No Jew is deeper than me. I think every Jew in a way is a part of God and you can't add measurements to divinity to the infinity God is God and Jews that reflection of God he has that Jewish soul and together as a family. That's what unites us. That's what we celebrate. There's that great bit in Michigan where they say that you know. Why did God make us all descended from the same couple so that nobody could say you're better than my father is so so
"jewish communities" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Have these the Jewish community we've experienced anti semitism for nearly two thousand years it's been far far worse in other places and other times here today we will and over here we already crimes on the rise in people who only want to worship their god getting around certain killed in the United States security takes money and that's what this appropriation does as governor Charlie Baker we have the backs of those who are here to practice their faith to live their lives at the state house Karen regal WBZ Boston's newsradio it's a new year in Boston has a new city council here's WBZ's Kim talk less so help me god congratulations by city council most of the studios of office two counselors inside historic fan you'll hole not only is the venue historic the new council is making history as well for the first time a majority of counselors are women and the majority are people of color this will be the most diverse counseling history this is why it's not only historic council but it's a historic time for entire city newly sworn in council president Kim Janie told family and friends priorities and twenty twenty include closing what she calls the enormous wealth gap in the city creating more affordable housing making sure non profits pay their fair share to the city and providing free MBTA bus service in Boston Kevin Tunnicliffe WBZ Boston's news radio Massachusetts needs to do more to prevent cyber threats and protect the personal data of those receiving welfare benefits that's the conclusion of state auditor Suzanne bump report released yesterday finds the Massachusetts department of transitional assistance did not immediately revoke the access of terminated employees to a database used to determine client eligibility the agency said in response included in the audit it agrees that automatic lock out should occur or employees let go it did say it would help if the state's human resource system was updated to make that process easier YouTube has just rolled out changes to children's content following a one hundred seventy million dollars settlement with the Federal Trade Commission but CBS correspondent Alison Keyes tells us not everyone is happy the settlement was over alleged violations of a federal children's privacy law now targeted ads are being restricted for running on kids videos and comments and push notifications will be disabled but creators of kid focused channels are worried because they are likely to lose money because of lost ad revenue toy channels have a large adult audience of collectors as well of kids and worry they will be fined for targeting children creators are being urged to voice their concerns to the FTC which will be enforcing the rules Allison Keyes CBS news police in New Hampshire getting the word out about a new phone scam some residents in Grafton county have been getting calls from people claiming there from the sheriff's department this gamma reportedly demanding money for Mr jury duty service and other crimes officials warn anytime a person receives a call asking to send money they should be immediately suspicious a former marine who has been charged with lying about his work is part of president trump's military trip up military transport ABC's Erin to Turkey has that federal prosecutors in Florida said Brandon magnon lied to make his way through two checkpoints at Palm Beach International Airport prior to president trump's departure as allege the former marine said he was part of the security detail for the presidential helicopter and he was able to make it to the part of the airport where marine one and Air Force One or cap when the president stays in his private golf club the local sheriff's deputy noticed magnet was not in uniform and alerted authorities Meghan was dishonorably discharged from the marines and twenty ten after he was convicted of abusive sexual conduct Aron Kader ski ABC news New York SpaceX's once again popping the champagne on Cape Canaveral three.
"jewish communities" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Have these the Jewish community we've experienced anti semitism for nearly two thousand years it's been far far worse in other places in other times here today we will and over but here we are with hate crimes on the rise in people who only want to worship their god getting around certain killed in the United States security takes money and that's what this appropriation does as governor Charlie Baker we have the backs of those who are here to practice their faith to live their lives at the state house Karen oracle WBZ Boston's newsradio Subaru is recalling nearly seventy seven thousand a sense from the two thousand nineteen model years so pretty new cars apparently there's a problem with the transmissions hydraulic sensor which could cause it to measure fluid pressure incorrectly if you own one look for recall notices in the mail by the end of the month and the sign of the times city group is putting out the help wanted sign looking for lots of tech workers there are more tech career paths being carved out in the world of high finance Bloomberg reports that city group plans to hire twenty five hundred programmers and twenty twenty as the bank beats up the technology and its trading and investment banking business with an eye and helping employees make better use of data those coding and data sciences jobs are being added at city locations around the world including New York London Shanghai Toronto and Tel Aviv Bloomberg says city is spending over eight billion dollars a year on technology development while JP Morgan chase is spending around eleven billion dollars a year CBS is Jason Brooks traffic is now stay informed.
"jewish communities" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"To the Jewish community in Rockland county on the day after the attack at a rabbi's home the new measures include the addition of private security will be working with local law enforcement Patrick Brosnan CEO with Brosnan risk consultants I am personally deeply disturbed at this cowardly act and this disgusting reprehensible cancer that I've seen in recent weeks in Rockland on at least thirteen occasions where there's been such an up tick in the vile acts of anti semitism we're hearing more about the man is being held in that attack his family is speaking out they say the Thomas Grafton has a long history of mental illness and hospitalizations that's according to a statement that was read by their attorney last night Thomas is being held on bond after a court appearance he was caught after his license plate came up on cameras at the George Washington bridge shortly after Saturday's attack cops say that he had blood stained clothes he smelled of bleach perhaps that was a possible attempt they say to clean himself up investigators also we're looking at whether Thomas can be tied to an attack in November a man was walking the temple in Muncie the victim was so badly hurt the cops of first thought that he had been struck by a car near fort worth Texas the Sunday was a shattered by the sounds of gunfire some of those shots were fired at the shooter inside the church we learned today that this was all over in just about six seconds what could have been a mass shooting with a huge death toll was halted dead in his tracks the gunman shot dead reporter Steve pick it picks up the story and the town of white settlement Texas shots killed two.
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"Jewish communities across New York state after a man with a knife attack multiple people at a Hanukkah celebration near Manhattan Saturday night he was a lease Roger stern reports that had the next door to a synagogue inside the home of the rabbi who leads the congregation Joseph plucked describes the terrifying moments as a man saying nothing with a scarf around his face and heard a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah party pulled out a large knife and started swaying stabbing five people I was sitting in the numbers item number just finish the candle lighting ceremony friends it is not the kind of decide I thought everybody thought or not through a back door through the back lot through a table at the intruder to try and stop him and later wrote down the man's license plate number leading to an arrest two hours later in Harlem later thirty seven year old Grafton Thomas appeared in court his lawyer pleading not guilty the judge setting bail of five million dollars and ram of all police chief Brad why Dale offered no explanation as to why this house was selected we have an active investigation well working with multiple partners my preference at this point would be to let that investigation continue to proceed without the further comment Roger stern for KYW newsradio and this latest attack has some in Philadelphia's Jewish community feeling concerned a widely used just ended talk to some folks at the national museum of American Jewish history been Barbash says recent attacks against people of his Jewish faith of cost him some concern I'm a little bit worried about it I know that its existed forever I feel like.
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"Exist internationally when it comes to a what is the the Limit of speech that Jews are allowed to engage in and I just wanted to call him because I love being Jewish. It's part of my life. That's the part of my identity. It's as part of my my family. politics are hugely divisive. Even within my family I wonder if you know anybody listening to this right now. They might give me an ear full later but That's why I find The trump executive order so sort of distressing because it does such a heavy-handed job of I am out all of the complexity of what it means to be a Jewish American Jewish world A Jew who has to deal with the reality of what's going lying on Palestine right now And a Jew who has chosen to engage with the largest non violent movement for Palestinian rights movement in which the Jewish identity is often weaponized against Palestinian. So I think that there's just so much diversity of thought here to paint this big brush. That is antisemitic. I keep on hearing the callers saying like Oh of course it's okay to criticize Israel but I'm wondering what exactly they think that possibly takes other than a Palestinian led non movement places economic pressure. So I just wanted to put my voice conversation and say there's there's way more people out here than than what you're just talking about. I think the threat to Jewish the Jewish existential threat. That we face right now comes much more strongly from the right wing from The same kind of Fascist Anti Semitism the animated Europe throughout the last hundred years and continues to exist in the United States. And I don't know that's what's in trump's heart but I think that he does embolden people share that women making and I I really thank you to think about Jews who might be approaching issues differently from you and how that this kind of executive Korea might be affecting us. We'll sophie thank you so much for your call Jonathan Michael. We've just got two minutes left here. So Jonathan Tobin. I'll let you offer your last thought to us very briefly so I can give Michael Brenner a shot here. But how would you respond to Sophie. She's saying you're narrowing Even sort of perspectives of Jewishness. Now I'm not saying anything I'm just calling things by their right names The groups that she she mentioned engage in eliminationist rhetoric about about Israel and Jews. Jewish voice for Peace has engaged in basically blood libels against American Jewish supporters of Israel claiming that programs arms that bring a police and first responders Israel for special training is somehow responsible for the killings of African Americans on the streets on American streets. These are groups that engage in hate speech. This is not about you criticize Israel. Of course he can criticize Israel. Criticize its policies for about eliminating in Israel. If you're about enabling this is you know you talk about a nonviolent protest. This it's founder has as its explicit goal. The elimination one of Israel it supported by groups that also support terror So that's that to me that this is a false argument. Well Michael Brenner. We have sixty seconds left. Please go ahead say. I probably don't agree with what Soviet Sophie's Fusar but I think we should hear them on campus unless they're inciting hate and hatred. Israel is the best example. Israel itself has so many.
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"This is on point Meghna Chakrabarti. We're talking this hour about president. Trump's executive order signed last week in an effort to combat anti-semitism on American college campuses. The order Eh does so or attempts to do so by defining Jewishness under national law as a nationality or race. Now we're joined today by Jonathan Tobin. He's editor and chief of juice new Jewish news syndicate Suzanne Heche joins US. She's professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth. College and Michael. Brenner is with us as well. He's a professor and Director of American University Center for Israel. Israel's studies let's go to Yehuda calling from Baltimore Maryland. You're on the air. Hi I would like to process My point that The executive order by President Trump does not redefine. Judaism has nationality can be found on the a deal Official website the Anti Defamation League that makes us Multiple Times that it's not a nationality. But be it as may think about it like this there are multiples bowls hyphenated nationality. We have African American. Asian Americans Have Latino Americans however if we are afraid to the point point of not being able to maybe call Jewish American financing then that indicates that we are at that weird very deep into this anti-semitism trouble because we're afraid for repercussions towards Towards the Jews if they would be called a nation. I would also like to make the point that And this is something professional professor Hessel brought up before that uh-huh instead of out lawing anti-semitism and saying you're not allowed to say this you're not allowed to say that And instead of that engaging in discussion As to why Zionism as okay why Jews not monsters We tried that for decades. Kids there is a organization and They're multiple organizations That are trying to bring the Jewish voice trying to bring this Dynasty Boyce in a logical way and it well mannered and intellectual voice However this is not being heated? And the reason why we're at this point is because anti-semitism at its core is hate. It's nothing but illogical hate you can't can't fight illogical hey with logic and the only curative that is what President Trump is doing with his executive order by outlawing lying saying no the buck stops here if you're not able and not willing to have a discussion and to look at both sides and instead you're just jumping to to anti-semitism in college campuses and to be the S. and to Hate crimes against Jewish college students then the only thing that the president can do is put it put his foot down like parents at child and they do not. Have you got to take the call back from you and thank Q.. So much and a first of all. Let me turn back to Professor Susannah Hessel. 'cause I know professor actual you've got a couple of minutes so would you like to respond to you. Huda yes I actually Ashley I appreciate what you say you Huda and I'm I don't fully agree. I think there are very good arguments to make on behalf of Zionism and the State State of Israel and if those arguments need to be clarified for people I think that We're not talking about necessarily the current government of Israel or or a past government but rather the principle of Zionism that I think indeed needs to be defended on college campuses in a rational way and I believe in scholarly way. That isn't a non-political fashion. It's not a right wing or left wing. Cause and in fact when Zionism began as a movement there were different kinds of Zionism awesome religious and secular right wing left wing etc so Zionism should not be aligned with one particular political orientation and that also also needs to be conveyed to students At my college campus when I last Todd Monitor Jewish history. I had three hundred and fifty students and I told them they could say anything to me. I've heard everything right we left wing etc.. We can discuss it but I wanNA talk about it. And I want their views to be presented with substantiation nation With evidence and and my response is to them in the same way so in fact it's not just a matter of hey speech. Arguments agreements and people need to make their arguments and we need to respond to them. And I believe that the arguments for them are much stronger than the ones against it. So let's sit down and talk about got it rather than issue about what can or cannot be spoken Susannah. Hessel is a professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish Christian engine relations in Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth century centuries and the history of antisemitism Professor Hessel. Thank you so much for joining us today now. Jonathan Jonathan Job. I'm going to come back to you in a second here but Michael Brenner you've been you've been waiting patiently here. I'm wondering what you make of a you. hudas assertion that attempts at dialogue have been tried and failed in his mind and so therefore. That's one of the reasons why he. He supports the executive order in these more sort of direct policy policy instruments at the trump administration may are issuing. I wish you would have his rights and I wish Jonathan was right with this description shen My experience is different. I lived for many years and taught for many years in a country that has very tough laws against denying the Holocaust against other antisemitic tropes as out of Germany but also many other European countries did this eliminate anti-semitism. Omit isn't did this do anything to really Create an atmosphere for neo-nazi movements kendrys or the anti-semitisn is on in the waning. Unfortunately not and I am afraid The only the problem we're getting into is were are the limits of academic freedom of free speech on campuses Once we start implying country started applying this Does I think our well intended here. But they won't solve the problem. What we have to do is to really find arguments and I agree with the Professor Ashley? We have very good arguments in favor of Israel in favor of Zionism. We don't have to agree with everything. The Israeli government does nobody says that but I think expecially on college campuses. It is very important to engage in these discussions and there are many. I also don't want to paint a picture. Were every university. College is characterized by BEADY S. Movements anti-semitism anti-zionist. We have unfortunately way too many unfortunate Senate incidents for that but there are many campuses in American universities. One of them were there's an extremely civilized dialogue and also between gene by the way Jewish and Muslim students Jewish and Arab students and professors. And I think many other examples for that as well now there are Dr Unfortun- negative examples absolutely We have to fight them with rationality. And I just want to say one last thing to what Jonathan Jonathan Tobin said I appreciate it very much to be. Have this discussion because it's good to disagree But I take a little opposition to when when he talks about people up the left. You mentioned that a few time and Russia test. You know. It's not so easy easy. We have opinions and many things. It's not just people left versus people in the right. And where do you stand if you're not on your side of the road test. Are you Dan. You know we get a lot of once. You say one critical word About let's say this executive order people call you Jewish self hater anti-semites. It's it's just a very Ah Discourse it had become very Not Civilized Anymore connects think we really have to be careful with the words. We use words like deranged. Or you know if you're on the other side of the test we're you we'll Jonathan Tobin go ahead. I think the problem here is that You know I'm reacting to the rhetoric very hard even on this program. Before I came mom we were analogies made to Nazi Germany analogies made the former Soviet Union. I mean these are not valid analogies but I think let me go back to the substance which should be talking about these are largely. I think these are these are false straw man arguments saying that about nationality and about restricting free speech we already have laws in this country under title. Six about universities and colleges Not Enabling being racism of various forms of discrimination. Those laws are enforced when when they're dealing with other issues as they should be all this. Executive Order does is extends the protections which are already afforded to other minority groups which can be subjected to discrimination and bias in hate speech to Jews Jews who are singled out whether it's because of perception of ethnicity not because of a nationality but because they are seen as Jews and therefore supporters of Israel. This is something which is really an anodyne suggestion. This is not something that ought to be controversial. The reason why it's controversial is trump. You know trump. You know that's the thing that's the hinge on which every argument seemingly about everything that goes on in this country In you know that happens these days there's has nothing to do about that but to engage in it but when it comes to a measure It's fine to to criticize trump when he says the wrong thing when we disagree we with him now have no issue with that but when he does the right thing when he's actually working to combat discrimination to then flip it to turn it into into. Oh but this is really racism. This is really because we have this day fix about him and what we perceive what we think are his true gold old whether they have anything to do with anything that he's done as president in the last three years. Then that is kind of a Rohrschack test that is not a serious you know measure argument about policy but is you know it becomes hyper partisan hyperbole and you know to to get back to what you Hoodoo. Our caller was saying about dialogue there. There's no barrier to dialogue between Jews and Muslims between supporters of Israel critics of Israel with a within the Jewish community or non Jews. What we're dealing with here are groups such as students for Justice in Palestine which engage in hate speech by any reasonable definition about Jews about Israel demonizing Israel judging it by a double standard and not just criticizing policies but seeking its elimination the one Jewish state on the planet and doing so in a manner which clearly creates a hostile atmosphere for Jews on college? Campuses this is something any president should do something about the fact. That trump is done stunts. Whether you with you want him impeached or whenever you want done to him this is something that is a good. Thank you care about the issue of Anti Semitism coming from the right or the left. And that's why I feel the debate about this on the way it's being framed is just so really really unhelpful and not geared towards having a serious discussion well Jonathan Jonathan Michael in order to to keep this discussion as robust as possible. I gotTa make a little room for for a a few more callers here. So let's go to Sophie. WHO's calling from Providence Rhode Island's Sophie? You're on the air. Thank you so much for taking call. I just wanted to call in and because I think that we've been hearing from a lot of voices with more of the perspective from The journalist whose on air with you but I am a Jewish Organizer threw myself I organized with Jewish voice for Peace and I actually wasn't member students for Justice in Palestine when I was a student and I just wanted to call mm-hmm because I think that there is a bit of a racing going on at the plurality of Jewish thought that.
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"I mean that's that's when I speak of Rohrschack test if you're so angry about trump that you can't think clearly about what he's actually doing what his actual policies are if you think he's evil incarnate. Obviously you're going to think everything. Everything he does is wrong. And but but that's that's you're turning things it's not here who's turning things. Upside down is importantly interpret policies. That are clearly aimed at repressing antisemitism. And say that they are somehow anti Semitic. That's just wrong. I mean you know. This isn't like creating line five on the Soviet passport. How Sport for Jews? This is not about singling out chooses. Not a dog whistle to white racists. This is something that white races and beat. Es Activists Agree on an both oppose is. Is it possible though to see his. We can't look at a suggesting is is that do we take a terrible risk. And looking at his policies season isolation because leadership is not just policy instruments. It's also behavior it's language it's the projection of values so if while his policy instruments may find a lot of uh support amongst various members of the Jewish community. How can we can't look at that alone without also saying at the same time? He has done things and said things to embolden anti Semitic belief in behavioral so in America That's an argument. People on the left make I think he said as many things that clearly are aimed at opposing antisemites. I mean if you take a deep dive into the world of the far left and the far right one of the interesting things is how they support each other and how they or opposed trump's policies years You know he is a unique figure and unique not in a good way in the way he has he acts and speaks but to credit really him for the global rise in Anti Semitism which even the Obama administration was a rising tide sweeping across Europe looking to establish footholds in the united. I had two states on college college campuses. Then we're not talking seriously. We're not thinking about what is happening. Just expressing our feelings about who trump is as a person and that is not a serious policy discussion that a partisan ran is not something I really. I don't think is very productive in terms of if this issue or really any of it just to be there. Yeah Professor Heslop. I'M GONNA come right second but just to be clear. I would not credit president trump with the global rise of antisemitism but professor go ahead yes I agree but let me see if we can find some common ground here. Jonathan Tobin I would appreciate it for example Campbell. And if he if president trump would speak out on behalf of Soros of George Soros and tell people to stop the propaganda against him targeting him as a very well known ju I would appreciate it if you would tell. The Republican Party stop using images of cash in in their in their ads as a president. He has power power of his of his pulpit power of his voice. He's deeply respected in the Republican Party and there is is much he can do. In addition to being concerned about the college campuses I would not compare trump to Hitler and say that we're living in Nazi Germany. Germany but I do think that I an awful lot of Jews frightened when synagogues are attacked when a kosher supermarket is attack and so on. And it's very hard not to think back and it's a deep concern. What really should we do? I don't think the question is right now. Now whether defend trump or attack him but how do we combat both left wing and right wing antisemitic propaganda. What's the best way to do it? I think that these are different phenomena even though as I agree with you that they in many ways are mirror images but college campuses are unique And they eight deserve a certain kind of attention. that We aren't really giving how to speak to young people. I teach them in my classes all all the time. What do you do when they start mouthing? Terrible things that we can stand that are outrageous. Part of being nineteen years old is to do outrageous. Do things and to say outrageous things and one question is do these US last. Do they. Persist in their voting patterns. By the time they're twenty five or thirty out out in the world with the job and a family and so forth but I'm not sure that a policy like this is really the right way to address because I'm afraid that it will also create for the resentment.
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"Of Netflix. is biggest shows but does it hold up the greatest failure I think of the show is that it's not funny. What are enduring relationship with France hands says about US next time on it's been a minute from NPR? This is on point. I'm Meghna Chakrabarti. We're talking this hour about president. Trump's executive order resigned. Last week that classifies Jewishness as a race or nationality. He signed the executive order he says in an attempt to help combat anti-semitism awesome on. US campuses. But we're talking to a variety of jewish-american voices today on what they think about this and we've getting a Lotta OUGHTA comments coming in here. Online for example Marlin mackey on facebook. Says we live in the upside down. Anything trump says you should read backwards words. This is a dog whistle to his fanatical base whereas on our website. We have a comment or saying if you are so deranged with hatred of trump and rabid partisanship that you are prepared to denounce administrative efforts to stop antisemitism then you should immediately seek help. I'm joined today by Professor Susannah Hetschel. She's a professor of Jewish. Studies Studies at Dartmouth College for scholarship focuses on Jewish Christian relations in Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth century and the history of antisemitism as well professor Michael Brennan joins us from from Washington. He is chair in Israel. Studies and Director of American University's Center for Israel Studies. He recent OP ED in the Washington. Post about this executive order order. We have a link to it and on point radio DOT ORG. Let's get a couple of calls here really quick if we can. Let's start with Richard. WHO's calling from Baltimore Maryland Richard? You're on the air. Hi Magna I got to a large extent comments by assessors henshaw and Brenner. I happen to actually e someone who live live in Israel for three years and serving the IDs. So I actually have Israeli nationality. I was born in Washington and I'm proud to be an American. I do not consider SUDI ISM my nationality. I think it is very dangerous. charitably when can say that perhaps Mr Trump was well-meaning meaning like many things that he has done. He has from the HIP. I think this is very dangerous for Jews. I do think clay's is in the trucks and like so many things he's done. The American Jewish community and Jewish identity is something complex. That's enough Mississippi. It's more than a religion but it's not a nationality. All Jews don't agree with everything that Israelis do and I think this is a very counterproductive thinking view. Even if one wants to be charitable Mr Confident assume that he meant well. I'll take my common off the air. Then listen to the comments from professors Tashaun Brenner. Thank you both very much. which is thank you for your call so professor? How would you like to respond to Richard? Yes I essentially agree with With what Richard Said and I agree with Professor Brenner I also want to raise the question of tactics. Yes we all agree that there's a problem. I'm in college campus. At least some campuses. I don't find this darkness to be a problem but nonetheless. I see the problem. And there's the problem of as I said the left wing kind of political analysis aesthetic quite Zionism with racism as for the UN declaration many decades ago that was in fact withdrawn. But what do we do. We go to a college campus. Do I tell students. Didn't you may not say this this thing about Jus you're not allowed to speak those words. You're not allowed to listen to this or that. Analyst who in fact might even be an Israeli critic of Israel. Let's say where do we draw the lines. College campuses are places for in fact free expression and college students students often say they speak and they do things that normal adult doesn't do there sometimes quite extreme but again I'm I'm concerned about the the mood. Both on the right and the left in this country their mirror images of each other with anger and resentment a lot of hatred and a lot of division Asian and rejection of the idea of creating alliances and that disturbs me and I think the arguments themselves need to be combated by other arguments better and smarter arguments. We'll professor Brenner. I also want to explore for a moment here. The question of nationality in the American context the particularities particularities of the American context. Here right because I mean America as a nation as an idea or ideals is something that has drawn both. Uh people from our from around the world here and in your in your Kala article in The Washington. Post you point out that in most polls Ah American Jews describe their Jewishness as a cultural or religious identity whether nationalities Americans so tell me more about why a about that. That's that's a great question. I I think we really have to distinguish between colloquial use of the word the Jewish people the Jewish nation on the one hand and illegal category which nationality is an has been in many countries including Israel There you have a distinction between citizenship and nationality. So in fact there is no Israeli nationality Many Israelis fought and went to the Supreme Court in Israel to have an Israeli nationality. which would include US an Arabs? That doesn't exist. There's Israeli citizenship but people are have different category gory their ideas which says nationality and would be Jewish or Arab or something else in America. This does not exist. We don't have a distinction stink tion citizenship and nationality. America of course is a country with people so many different national origins What is interesting entitled six of what we're discussing civil rights In in in the legal basis of the executive order It it talks about national origin. So if you ask Jewish immigrants Today or fifty fifty years ago one hundred years ago Was your national origin Jewish or perhaps Russian or Polish or or German or French. You'll get different answers zone. We'll say yes Jewish others will say No maybe German my religion and we saw their different answers to this but the point is that in America. We don't have that distinction and I think that's not a road. We want to go interesting. Well Professor Brenner an Professor Stan by here. Because I'd like to welcome into the conversation. Jonathan Tobin he is editor in editor in chief of Jewish new syndicate the kid he joins us from Philadelphia and his latest pieces titled Trump's anti-semitism order is a Rohrschack test for Jews doesn't Tobin welcome to you. Thanks magna thanks for having me on so so tell us more. How is how do you see this as a as a Rohrschack test for for Jews will? We're living in this hyper. Partisan moment in American American history when everything seems to revolve around partisan loyalties and in particular views about trump and think the anger at trump trump on the part of the left in the United States. And the much you know about half of the country has distorted Many debates but it has in particular dumb this one If you're so angry about trump that you're willing to compare him to the Nazis willing to speak GEICO says if we're living in the last years of the Weimar Republic than I don't think we can have a very productive conversation about an effort here where whatever you think about Donald Trump. This is something That even centrists even very critical group of trump's something like a group like the Anti Defamation League even a magazine like slate published an article. Last week making it clear that this is not about creating a Jewish nationalities about redefining Judaism under the federal law. It's about applying protections under title six of the Civil Rights Act to Jews when they are perceived as having shared race or ethnicity or national origin. Engine as is the case could also be for Muslims and Sikhs and in the opinion validating this interpretation of the law that this these these protections should be extended was written by Tom Perez. Who is dentist in attorney? General and now the chair of the Democratic National Committee and a fierce critic As is fiercely partisan critic of trump as you can imagine. We're going off on tangents here which really have nothing to do with the case which is about protecting Jewish students in an environment I meant. We're groups are engaging an active anti Semitic invective according to the definition accepted by the State Department in dozens of countries under the International Holocaust remembrance. It's all ions which is not about this is not about. Is it okay to criticize Israel. Millions of Israelis get up every day in criticize around government just as hundreds of millions of Americans get up every day and criticize their government. This is about a BS movement and its allies which in gauge age in invective that is not merely semantic and it's about denying rights to Jews that are not denied to others. It's about singling Out Jews in a way that is clearly based on anti Semitic trump's trump's tropes and traditional antisemitic rhetoric and imagery three and when colleges and universities sort of enable this do not act to protect students against actions which really set them apart and make them create a hostile environment for them. Then they're in violation of title sex and that's what this law does it doesn't really change. Change the law as it is. It just means that the Department of Education is now inclined to enforce him to to bring these colleges and universities -versities into into observance of the law as they would against actions that singled out blacks Hispanics or any other. So I'm going to let Professor Veselin Professor Brenner Respond. Here in just a second but Jonathan Tober. Let me ask you. I mean this is. We are living in times which really test the imagination I. I have to say at least in my lifetime because I hear what you're saying but but on the other hand this this executive order has come Through the presidency of Donald Trump who who during his campaign campaign onto on twitter invoked terrible antisemitic tropes when they were sending out tweets with the Star of David and a pile pile of cash and as Professor Hesham pointed out. This is a this is a president who after a white nationalist extreme far-right People marched on a campus shouting about blood and soil and they will not replace US said. There's good people on both sides. I'm just wondering how. How do we understand The the the this executive order in that broader context as well. Listen I'm no great fan of Donald Trump and as Selena. Zito WPRO famously. said a few years ago trump's trump's opponents take him literally but not seriously but his supporters take him seriously but not liberally trump. You said all sorts of sort of times crazy often inappropriate things. He's coarsened our rhetoric. He's not the only one who's coarsening our rhetoric right now but you you know it's true. He said a lot of things. But the point is the policies of this administration have not been antisemitic. you know you can parse every one of his statements as you know he conflated Opposition to removing confederate statues with a neo-nazi March and because he's trump refused to walk it back. But the point is this. This is the the the president who has acted against antisemitism through his department of Education even before this in enforcing laws that the Barat the Obama Administration acknowledged but would not enforce he is the most pro Israel president that we've ever had a whether you like him or don't like him. We have to examine his policies. This is as they are and to put this in context as if we're living in the last years of the Weimar Republic it just shows I mean people are not thinking clearly either about trump or his administration or really the atmosphere in which we're living..
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"That help fight. Antisemitism or fuel anti Semitic tropes so this hour on point Jewish voices on the president's executive order and you can join us. Jewish-americans does being classified as a race or nationality help combat antisemitism in America join US online on twitter and facebook on point radio. We'll joining us now from Boston is Susannah Hessel. She is a professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish Christian relations in in Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth century and the history of antisemitism Professor Hessel. Welcome to on point. Thank you very much. Also with us from Washington is Michael Brenner. He is director of the Center for Israel Studies and Professor of Israel Studies at American University. His recent OP. Ed in the Washington Post is titled. WHY President President Trump's executive order to fight anti-semitism is dangerous for Jews? We have a link to that at all point radio DOT ORG professor Brenner. Welcome to you. It's a pleasure to be here so first of all professor let me just start with you when When the president signed this executive order saying that he believes it would be ineffective tool to combat anti-semitism on American campuses? What's your response to that? Do you think he's right. I think there is a problem on on some American campuses. I don't think it's confined to campuses. There is a critique that's developed of Jews and Zionism on the left and that's what needs to be addressed dressed but this is not the way to address so first of all if people are uttering really hateful language at times toward Jews and and toward Israel and towards Zionism but needs to be outsmarted their arguments needs to be combated. We don't simply tell them you can't say this we think of ways. We can in fact overcome the arguments they're making. Let's engage with them so that's the first problem. The second is calling Jews. `Nationality Alex is a very dangerous old trope. It's a problem that anybody who studies American Studies Jewish history in the modern period recognizes is is dangerous. Why because from the beginning of the emergence of the nation states in the eighteenth century nineteenth century in Europe the argument was made the Jews are separate they're separate nationality and are not members of the French nation that germination and so forth? That's the problem. So he is repeating heating by his executive order. Something that has been a terrible problem for Jews for several hundred years and ended up with their exclusion with antisemitism and ultimately you know what happened in the Second World War. Well Professor Brenner The history here that we should must be mindful of is what you wrote about in the Washington Post so tell us more. What do you make of Professor Hessels beginning analysis here? I very much agree with what she said. I think doc It might well be a well-meant executive order addressing a real problem that I do not want to deny it all. Does it fulfill its purpose. Does it lead us to the goal we WANNA reach. I would say probably not It for for a historian like my colleague Professor Hashem by self it recalls all kinds off Instances where Jews in history were classified Let let me take an example. Even in more recent past we don't have to go back to the nineteenth early twentieth century the Soviet Union and even Russia in the nineteen nineties Classified Jews as a nation now they were Soviet citizens but just as there were different nationalities Russians Ukrainians Jews were classified as a nationality. And I think in modern history what we see is that it was usually the state that decided how to classify the Jews. Not the Jews themselves very often Let's say this Soviet Jew a woman from Moscow moved from Moscow to Berlin in the nineteen nineties her Jewishness would-be classified by German authorities. Until this very day as religion. It's it's just as Jewish nationality was a category in a Russian passport. Jewish religion is officially category in German. Papers when you register in your place of residence now it becomes more complicated. The same person moves onto Israel their Jewishness officially is a nationality. There is no Israeli nationality. There's Israeli citizenship. So the same person I as a Jew by nationality than by religion than by nationality. Her own identity probably didn't change and American Jewish history did not have of this classification categorization from the state. Where you have to register your Jewishness Religion or nationality or God forbid races in Nazi Germany? It was left up to the Jews. Now I don't think the executive order will change that but what it did. It opened a discussion of classifying Jews. Which I believe is contra productive now professor has shall first of all? Let's let's be clear here or that. Similar efforts legislative efforts through Congress were underway in the Obama Administration. I believe as far back as the Bush administration as well so so. This isn't necessarily a new idea. It's just that. President trump is the one who brought it to fruition visa via an executive order so just wanted to make note of that but I I actually wanted to ask you professor Hetschel. Your father As rabbi Abraham Joshua Henshaw is that right yes so and and he he fled Nazi Europe. Yes he did in nineteen forty. Yes you did okay and obviously obviously a great voice in civil rights movement in America as well. I'm wondering given that family context of yours. I mean tell us how that informs how you see this moment. So first of all Professor Brennan said was very important Yes one goes from nationality and the next thing you know you come to race and what he pointed to offset. The Soviet Union is very important for Jews to have a stamp in their passport Jay. You're Ju- you're classified by the way. What did that lead? You also led to all kinds of quotas. How many Jews are permitted to study medicine at this university or computer science and so forth? This opens a terrible door to some very dangerous kinds of activities that government can undertake and the private institutions can. And then there's also the question of the social fabric so yes my father was living in Nazi Germany. He moved to Germany in nineteen twenty seven to be a student at the university and he was there when Hitler came to power in thirty three and he saw what developed after that and it was slow it was incremental and at first people thought well and I remember this from my childhood from my father and his refugee scholar colleagues. Who would come over? Couldn't believe it. At the time Hitler. The German people would never elect someone like that. He was a fluke he would only last a few months. The Germans are two educated too sophisticated for someone like that and so yes this. Entire trump regime is shocking. It's just shocking to me and it makes me feel that what they experience. My parents generation is in some ways. I'm feeling it again now. I also want to say that by classifying Jews as a as a nationality is trump did in this executive order it also gives fodder to right wing crazy people in this country who are armed with guns. And who take those guns and starts shooting Jews in synagogues. They're gonNA let's say you're a nationality. Of course he's supporting them. I don't understand how president issues an executive order that supposed to be protective of Jews on the one hand and on the other hand speaks in all kinds of horrible old anti-semitic Canard's you Jews only care about money. He says to a Jewish group. You're going to elect me. You can't control me with your money the way you control other political candidates and on and on both the fine people on both Oh sides he said after Charlottesville what is this what kind of ugliness people also ignored Hitler's antisemitism. They thought that was marginal. Just technique forgetting himself in power will so Michael Brenner. Do you want to comment on that. Because I mean the president very clearly when he Signed that the executive order in fact let me just play a moment here from from that signature when the signing ceremony. He said he's doing it to combat antisemitism on on American campuses. This is our message to universities. If you want to accept the tremendous amount of federal dollars. You you get every year. You Must Reject Anti Semitism contradiction Professor Brenner. That professor Hessel just laid Out but I I still see a big difference between Germany. Nineteen thirty three and the United States in two thousand nineteen and between into different administrations. What I do see is that in the last three years? The climate has become almost intolerable in many In many not just university campuses look at the synagogue the synagogue attacks and other attacks against us in this country the the climate concerning anti-semitism by the way not only the United States in Europe even more so has become intolerable. That has a lot to do with the tone own set in a public discourse that lex civility the basic tenants of civility. And so I think whenever you have have a discourse like that anti-semitism is on the rise I can connect with Professor Hassles Family Story. My parents were not as lucky. They didn't get out of Europe. They survived the Holocaust in Europe Big Part of my family did not.
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"Curious minutes. Oh my God. That laugh is a stunning honey. You're laugh is like a milky fucking orchestra. Love that so okay. So like the owner at notoriety campaign. So don't give them any attention inspires copycats. Do you think that's effective plays a role. I definitely think it's important but I mean there's no way of really knowing because the media still covers the shooter. There's still as much as as we push for them not to people still kind of people I want to know about the shooter. They want to know we're the US we gossip and we care about drama. Everyone wants to know why they did what they did. And who they are and we all have to pretend like when there's a tragedy where the expert on that tragedy and I read the article that said this and I knew that person who is a friend of their friend of their uncle like everyone has to be connected in some way shape or form so the shooters are still getting as much attention as they were in the past. You know the goal is to to eventually bring the the focus onto onto the survivors and the victims were brutally murdered and shed shed some light on their lives and show the world what we just lost so for you growing up having survived something like this is as re traumatizing as I would imagine that it would be every time. There's another mass shooting and we're seeing it on. TV for people that have survived shooting. A mass acts of violence. Like this is it is it has to be question I mean. Isn't it just horrific for you every time or have you developed like a callous to it because it's just such an ever. I'll let you answer questions answering for you. Know I mean you're absolutely right and like as terrible as I feel saying it. I'm not surprised anymore. which is a a really difficult thing to say out loud like I am not surprised? We're not doing shit about it and we're expecting things to change and you know I have to sit back in like at a certain point homes you want me to come up with some sound bit. About how terrible arable I feel but in all reality I have seen this coming from a mile away so and you live in California. Yes but through your work of advocacy over the years doing interviews. Have you gone to other states all over the place. So what is the ear to the ground. Sort of of like 'cause I always imagined it's hard for people to understand like how gun violence would affect your life or touch your life until you have been like directly actually touched by it I found similar things with HIV people. Say the cruelest meanest craziest Shit to me until it touches someone they love and you realize that like Oh. HIV doesn't discriminate and it isn't only only like gay people and you actually don't have engage in like that it's like one time of like not thinking like that's all it takes like and so when people will just crazy shit so it's like Whoa. How do you? What are effective ways of communicating that you have observed or been part of when you're trying to make people understand and understand something they have not been directly affected by the first step is just honestly try and level with them and try and connect with them even in the second you know? I've had the opportunity to talk to them. They can't say that statement anymore. You have now been an know somebody who has been affected by gun violence just by having talked to me. You are now a part of that spider web of people who have all been touched by gun violence in some way shape or form and I think the biggest thing that I try and do is try and find the middle ground because no matter what happens we are a like you said you. People hide behind keyboards. People people say some terrible things and we're very divided country but it's such a race to the left in such a race to the right and nobody's recognizing that the majority of people are kind of somewhere in the middle and so I try to find a middle ground with people a lot of people no matter where I go I can find people who agree that a background check. It's not a bad thing. It's not a bad thing to to just. Hey let's let's double check this real quick we we run tests on everybody for everything. And you gotta you gotTa do training to get a driver's license. We continue to make cars safer We we we have to work hard to get some of these dangerous things in our lives. A car is a dangerous thing and it comes with responsibility. And Sodas Sodas firearm yet. You can walk into any storm by one. Do you hear a lot of people talk about the Second Amendment all the time. Do you know off the top top of your head. The verbiage of no well. I've been thinking about the verbiage about it a lot we got. We've we've talked about on the podcast before I think about the right to bear arms. Yeah but it's it's it's about. It's about the states being able to. What is it's like a it's the state's right to maintain a a well regulated militia which is basically so that the state and individuals and individuals of the state right to bear firearm shall not be infringed upon when it's well regulated shoe prevent a federal autocracy government or team from invading? You back it's meant to keep those redcoats from coming to fuck and take our guns. Because in seventeen seventy five and bunker hill King George sent for our guns. And that's why we had. That's why we let honey. This wasn't so that you can go her people crass I it's a well regulated militia. You know what I'm saying. Absolutely right I just think. The verbiage is lost on people for craft. Thank totally and it doesn't make sense in. The verbiage is very very broad odd and it is to protect ourselves from the government. And you have you heard any cute like clapback so like just in the in the interview have you done are like advocacy is anything that we can say to people who say that like just like it can be like pat note now up top like tango clap like no no no. That's that's inaccurate. Because I'll just let you chew on that and if you think about anything if it if it first thing that comes to mind is bullshit but oh yeah but that's probably not your best respond. It's cute it's no. That was a good. That was a good response. Okay so I also feel like I wanted to kind of ask about like the People's relationship to their faith. Is this really gorgeous like sacred relationship that they have a lot of times. I'm really taking a hard pivot here. So we're going to pay that if it's okay with you and it's like you were attacked at a summer camp. That was like a it was a place of faith summer camp and I I went to like this little Christian sports camp every summer called Canon Cook and it was really cute so much fun there and I really until I got like the clear message from the Christian Church that like. I wasn't as fierce because I loved loved penis as much if not more than I loved. Jesus I knew that there was an issue so I felt kind of it kind of messed up my relationship with my faith for a little bit until I like re-figure re-figure back out but I can't imagine being with my friends and having like the time of my life that little baby can't cook and then and then having something like that happen and I wonder what that did to your relationship with your faith and how it has continued impact your relationship with your faith and really. Yeah just just your relationship of your faith and and an enduring everything that you've endured It was really important to my parents. that I didn't you know didn't lose connection with Judaism them and But ultimately they understood that that was something that that was my own choice my own decision and and I kind of you know if if anything it made me more more proud to be Jewish person to be a Jewish individual because immediately after this happened I was shown shown so much love support. My family was shown so much love and support from our Jewish community around us. And you know to me. Religion was more of the traditions and the the values and no matter what happens in my life. You can't take that away from me. I A value being a good person and And that's ultimately what Judaism and religion comes down to. They all come down to the same concept of being a good human being and so i. I came to this realization. That nobody can really take that for me and You know they tried to kill me for being Jewish and bucket. They try again. It is what it is but I'm GonNa continue to live my life as a Jewish person. That's who I am. That's where I come from It plays a rich rich history three in my life. Nobody can take that away from me. And I don't want anyone to take that away from me so I continued to be to identify as Jewish person and to practice the values that that I was taught. I know that Dr else others and we were learning about I like the anti-defamation League has a rising. There is a rising tide of anti-semitism. And I think that is you. You know extremely troubling and I also just want to ask you as you're a twenty six year old American survivor of gun. Violence your a you are. You said. Father in law's I'm guessing. You're you're married you're a family member you're a realtor. You are someone who reads the news. You're someone who's been advocating for this this for years and I I'm someone who this is like another hard right so I was just chist thinking that and just have been observing from watching the news that the trump administration seems to make this direct correlation between And really trying to bring it here into America. There's a intense Islamophobic approach that the trump administration has to a lot of different things. Things like one thing that we learned about Dr others is that like when the Obama Administration had this initiative for like a counter extremism initiative and they changed that to like a counter Islamic AMAC initiative so kind of Islam extremism having to put Islam in front of it. And just this idea that if you're someone I just I'm and like how do we. How do we fight Islamophobia and anti-semitism in the United States and become mm aware that there is enough freedom and freedom of religious expression in the United States for everyone?.
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"He's an incredible gun. Violence Prevention advocate and all around incredible person and as a quick sensitivity warning. There are some things that we talked about in this episode. That are difficult but he he speaks to them with such eloquence and great and this is a really important episode to listen to so please without further ado. Welcome to getting curious Josh mccown. Yes step a cough I WANNA I. I'm reason put in a silent L.. That makes noise. I WANNA I WANNA go step look off usually. It's an end. Uh I don't know why it feels. I just wrote a book that had a lot of Russian pseudonyms. And there's there's there's luck Hof just comes out of my mouth a lot. Now I think from just trying to make up Russians anyway. You are a advocate you are a survivor of a mass shooting. Your someone who is on the board of directors of women against Gun violence which I think is an incredible word to be a part of and you are are a part of the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Brady Campaign to prevent gun violence. which I remember so clearly when the Brady bill passed I remember very clearly watching that as a child? I think that you're you're an incredible person and thank you so much for coming here. Thank you for having me. Yeah and and so so you are someone who you you were shots I was I was so we just celebrated celebrated actually twenty years since the shooting It was August of nineteen ninety nine and I was six years old at the time at the North Valley. Jewish community center. Which is this fifteen twenty minutes from here and here in Los Angeles and so you were six and I was born in one thousand nine hundred three three ninety to ninety two great year? We won the won a bronze medal at the Barcelona. Games for women's team gymnastics Shannon Miller. The most decorate Jewish Shannon Miller has a previous gus on associate was the most decorated American athlete from those games. which is interesting so but anyway so he goes when it was ninety-two was a particularly good year? You were born honey and so the ninety nine happens. Let's go back there so I had just finished up a game of capture the flag and we were walking in day camp. Both my parents worked fulltime To to provide a good life for my brother and I and part of that was we went to camp during the summers which we loved. We enjoyed it. It was my home away from home. I love going there. I went five days a week and it was tough to get me to leave in the afternoons. My best best friends were there and we had a great time and and on the morning of August tenth. We're finishing up a capture the flag and going on to our next activity a regular morning having having a good time and coming down the main hallway of the building I was confronted by somebody who upon first glance like when I first looked at him am I thought he was just a construction worker holding something down at his side. It looked like a drill. I grew up. My Dad was very handy. We are always fixing things in the house. It looks like a regular drill and the next thing I remember I got up from the floor and I just ran as fast as I could and it wasn't until I got outside side that they a counselor had noticed that something was wrong and she stopped me. She made me lay down and from there. I was picked up and ran to another part of the facility called the Little Red Schoolhouse. Which for those of you listening? Use your imagination just a little red schoolhouse and I sat in there for what seemed like forty five minutes to an hour in all reality. It was probably about five to ten minutes and just waited for the paramedics to come the paramedics. Pick me up. I was loaded into an ambulance and from there. I was actually taken out of the ambulance. You know I was freaking out. I'm six years old and we're driving in in the ambulance lights and sirens on and then they stop and I'm like why are we stopping like we gotta we gotta go somewhere and in the back. Doors of the ambulance flung open and I was actually transferred into a helicopter airlifted to children's Hospital Los Angeles. Were you aware that you were you aware that you were hurt as I look back on it now. No but when I when I talked to my parents about that morning talk to my about that day in general They had told me that I was aware you know when once everything had settled settled down in the hospital and my parents were all there. My family was there and I wanted to watch TV. Boredom six hospital like power Rangers Jersey which Plug for Children's Hospital Los Angeles they're awesome. I got like Nintendo's I got all this stuff to play in my room. It was great But my dad turned on the TV and he knew that this was going to be on the news everywhere so he tried to skip through The news channels but Sure enough one of the channels had the shooter's face on it and from his recollection I looked up at him and I said that's the man that shot me. So wile zero recollection of knowing exactly what was going on clearly as a six year old. I was fully aware of of what had happened and from there was a long road to to try and figure out what was going to come of my life so I mean I I just wrote down that feels similar to recount mints that I've heard of People that suffer with PTSD like kind of not like the brain has a way of like blocking walking out certainly traumatic experiences around events. Because it's like it is a it's a literal survival mechanism absolutely so we are brain is is a fascinating fascinating thing. I'm not trying to die like no I. It's a fascinating thing and it. To in order to protect you like it blocks it out and there are still parts of that morning that I have zero recollection of the actual moments when he picked up the gun and started shooting. I don't don't remember really what that was like. I had one dream one time where I thought. Oh this is as close to knowing what it actually felt like but you know I it. Your brain is very very powerful and blocking that out and making sure that I'm able to move forward with my life without all of these negative things pulling me back in hindering me and And does play a huge role in In My my road to recovery I guess you call it so this is like summer of after your first grade year or going into my first grade year and so how long were you in the hospital. I was actually only in the hospital for like four days only in the hospital for that. Just that sentence in and of itself seems like four days to be in the hospital feels like four days too many surviving a gun. It's like I like just saying like what is incredibly strong person. So you kind of the hassle. And how long was it before because I mean you became aim an advocate for gun. Violence awareness like the Brady. Bill was passed. Like I mean you were a part of all of that so my parents got heavily. Involved in their goal is to let me maybe a six year old and continue to live my life as a six year old because I didn't realize at the time how important and and at work yeah so And this was before everyone had cellphones. Believe it or not like My Mom and dad each got a call at work and My Dad which to this day. I don't know if I would have had the wherewithal to say this. He had cable. TV In his conference room and so he said I'm going to stay in the office. I'm GonNa Watch the news and I'll find a way to get in touch with Hussein this to my momma. Find a way to get in touch if any if I learned anything. My Mom Was Working in downtown Los Angeles so had like a thirty forty minute drive just to get to where I was and she rushed down there and with some coworkers and they kinda tag team. This a brilliant way but But they they both met me up. Met Up with me at the hospital and Did they know that you are her so nobody knew immediately what happened when they got the call it was. It's just that there was a shooting at the J. C. C.. And so that's when my dad said all right I'm going to watch the news and to try and figure out what's going on and my mom said I'm GONNA go down there. And when she got down there they were saying boys. Between the ages of six and eight. I was six. My brother was a and so my mom immediately. You jumped to like worst case scenario and she was partially right It was one of them was me eventually. They called for the parents of Josh stomach off and they told her that I was going to be okay and where I was headed. And she met me at Children's Hospital and my dad met me at Children's Hospital and from there it was they just a long spent a long long journey. Like I said it's been twenty years and it's still something that I deal with. I'm still having this conversation. I'm but they said they wanted me to to live a normal childhood to be a kid. I was six years old. Why Rob me of childhood? And so so they got really involved. My Dad got really involved with the Anti Defamation League My mom got really involved with an organization called million mom march which was started after the shooting and it was a goal to get a million people march in Washington. DC for commonsense gun laws and not eventually merged with the Brady campaign. And it's been a long road. We've we've worked with a lot of different people in the rainy bill got passed. A bill passed which was huge. It was huge and it was and continues to be an effective piece of legislation and the law. So it's been twenty years and it also told me I should say like I I was. I think a lot of tens of people are trying to make sense of things like they equated their own experience and like I just have been off the back of a lot of interviews about like this book that I wrote right talk about surviving having sexual abuse and I talk about disordered eating I talk about my HIV status and having people interview me about some of those things was like can be triggering for me..
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"Jewish community and in the Jewish community nationally over many years well I have been in the forefront of speaking out on behalf of issues of concern to Jews for many years I love the demonstrations in front of the Soviet consulate let my people go was the cry for twenty six years I chaired the community wide your martial or Holocaust Remembrance committee I have a son who lives in Israel I'm not someone who is passive on the subject of Jewish identity the reason I raise this is because I've had several people who said well you never attack these women for their anti Israel record so all right I want all of you to be aware of this that several people email me about it I report along with David Allen called icon of evil it was mostly on the rise of radical Islam in which we expose the record of hajj Amin al Husayni the grand mufti of Jerusalem and tied him directly to the Muslim Brotherhood and the development the Arab and Muslim world and now in Europe of Muslim anti semitism Jew hatred I've spoken about it been interviewed about it included on the subject I went in fury added me is when someone says I've never never discussed it earlier this evening I did in fact I've done it several times over the last several sessions I said I don't agree with these women on their view on Israel were Jews I've been very vigorous in what I've said I make no apology for that it's my right but to be accused of giving them a pass is rubbish but it doesn't mean that I favor sending them back to where they came from you know it's a very interesting thing with a lot of hate mongers in Congress over the years from John Rankin of Mississippi with one of the most vicious people ever to serve in Congress to the the old southern Democrats James Eastland Lester hill there were people who served in Congress John Stennis whose records on race were shameful and yes I've denounce them vigorously to because there's no room for racism there's no room for well conduct unbecoming of a member of Congress but you know how you defeat them by their own words they have a right to speak but when the president of the United States repeats and repeats despite the fact that we know that what he said was racist and one Republicans don't stand up when we just say what about being a Republican I am I was turned up biography of Bob Dole as a one of the foremost authorities on the Republican Party my friend Richard Norton Smith in his biography of Thomas he do we call be a scholar modern republicanism many of you know on the biographer Herald the Stassen and in the new book by David levering Lewis on model will be I make knowledge as Harold Stassen scholar I was a Republican who battled against what I thought were trends in the Republican Party which I found unacceptable and that's when I became a Democrat and I've been active in Democratic Party politics but I've been accused of having a soft spot for Republicans because I remember Republicans who stood up like Earl Warren like George Christopher who is Marissa Francisco like Tom key Chal whose United States senator from California men who stood up against racism and bigotry and fear and what Donald Trump is doing whether his supporters why can't I will admit it or not is precisely that demagoguing formatting hate and if you don't believe me just listen to the chance of a crowd tonight all you have to do is listen to them to know what hate is so I have given you my point of personal privilege but I want to do it now will be clear and particularly my friends in the Jewish community to home call tonight were so upset with me be clear because my record is clear let's go to Gary calling from Daly city very welcome to KGO Hey John how you doing grace good yellow that Spencer Tracy's great a movie too yeah yeah but question I served three tours now yep you lots of room to roll with this and which are my people Jewish faith the first country president trump point to a Saudi Arabia he did go to Israel to a to a Muslim country in the way they treat their people also he went to the Holocaust left out the word Holocaust his comments in Charlottesville what would the chanting the people that killed heather higher we know what they were to lose or place us thank you will remember that replace any faith was remember we all bleed red that's where I was raised in inner city San Francisco you how do you hate somebody you don't even know you can love them first to Canadian again made now I like to also he he put his comments on George Soros and talk comments on Tom star Jewish Americans let's let's remember that too let's remember he's a commander chief of our nation of every culture every religion every ethnic background and sexual orientation that's it what he's doing now is impeachable he won against people that are serving our nation also the nine levels to one more thing you defeat the Republican senators I don't they just turned down the reparations dump race not referee so I know I I have it right here in front of me and I don't let it get Mitch McConnell you've got was coward you what cutlass cow with these men and women die and right now they're going to die they are dying and you work Howard McConnell and the rest of you you run and hide they say the same thing and they run in the room and hide measure personal bomber did I say the same thing with day know what anybody else what in the hell these people are dying firefighters first responders mall the United States of America in New York trump said he was Muslim people were celebrating the pull phase Chris Christie Rudy Giuliani white perspective at that time said he was lying he said he went down the nine eleven and help them and would break a finger nail he only he thing he got was an interest free loan on the backs of nine eleven and their people are dying today and I gotta keep dying all the way up to the election is nobody's doing a damn thing about it yeah I have to tell you what you're saying is correct I want to be crystal clear about what you said about the September eleven survivors and I have it in here yeah if people ask me what kind of staff you have I got a huge stack there are two members of the United States Senate rand Paul Republican of Kentucky and Mike Lee Republican of Utah who have stalled the bill to seek funding for the help of September eleventh survivors and I have to tell you something under Senate rules an objection from a single senator can block a measure offered the unanimous consent and I have to tell you that Paul said he objected because any program that would last decade should be offset by cutting spending that's less valuable we need he said at the very least to have this debate I think the time for debate is long past I'm glad you mentioned it the Republican Party should be ashamed of itself thank you by the way just got this email from Steve a John I've been listening to you for years you've always been clear on your position regarding radical Islam defended if you must but radio family is behind you a hundred percent how dare that call rich use you of anything less as for trump I would never quite him to Hitler rather describing is having his own brand of evil America should fear this present and then he says hang in there my friend Steve thank you I know the full listeners who've lost me for a long time understand that is precisely correct let me get back to your calls let's go to Marjorie calling from Nevada Marjorie welcome to KGO yeah my question and that question the way way way back when he was first nominated I think it was somebody asked him and it was George Stephanopoulos or somebody what kind of presidency do you want to have any chance I would like to have one like Lincoln way was that during the civil war and I've always said that was a really odd thing to say and I don't know who said it he said the members who said anything else about that too well this is also a president who flies you you'll never leave the White House but you know what we are think that's what he has the line we are a nation of wall and you can only push the country so far hi I have to tell you what bothers me is the statements the president makes about these four representatives elected to Congress three born in the United States one born abroad who became a naturalized citizen every single American should say to the president another stop but unfortunately the Republicans not all but most are relatively sorrow but what we hear is on Capitol Hill Republicans are very restive they are very concerned the last thing the Republican Party wants to be branded as is a party that condones racism ocean times and I'm listening to on a secular one morning edition I can't stand that much either they always find a way to twist it around to make it sound like he was saying right thing everybody else is wrong yeah I I know and and I have to tell you I appreciate their attempt at self justification what yeah it's just ridiculous anyway I appreciate your call thank you Marjorie and you're listening at all you call four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten a let's go to Marianne calling from Cupertino Marianne welcome to KGAN on I want to ask you if you believe elections presidential elections because to me it sounds like you've dealt he's in presidential elections I'm looking forward to this presidential election are you kidding it will be a referendum on the phone to me why not it doesn't sound like it to me because every single evening for three hours you preach hate hate and hate those who didn't thank you hang on them yes you are let's wait for the election I know you wanted Hillary and you never got over it no something that is such rubbish if you remember if you remember the night of the election I said every new president deserves a clean shave so I'm gonna ask you a question the apple leave that when the president demands of these four women go back where they came from you believe the president is right they said they could come back if they want to do all they preach this hate hate it against Americans it was you even if they did let me explain something to about America America Americans believe that you have a right to say what you wish and the president and he is and I'm judging him on what he says I just I denounce them I've made it of course have you said anything critical of Donald Trump no not by the way she is a different name every time that's how she gets on the air I'm glad to have her but that's an individual that even the integrity of saying who she is four one five eight zero eight zero eight ten and normally I wouldn't say that but it's infuriating in fury aiding me.
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"The Jewish community the Hebrew word Hannukah means dedication and his name because celebrates the rededication of the holy temple after a conflict Sumer warrior Clark Howard, warning about what he calls the privacy nightmare for anyone who uses the app, then MO people use the send money digitally, usually when it comes. Splitting a Bill MO is set up. It's architecture at base allows anybody to see potentially all your contacts and all your friends contacts. Clark says they're printing plenty of things for you to do just by changing the privacy settings. And it seems like most people missed it. But the Simpsons took a low key trip to Qasimi on their Christmas special last night on FOX decides to take the Simpsons unaffordable Christmas vacation good. There's a place we can afford. Now, they never say it, but on Homer's computer screen is an ad for Kissimmee Saint. Nick theme park and resort. Got it. Non-refundable resort. They stay in looks like something out of the movie psycho, really decrepit. And of course, they made sure to get some Florida jabs in. Who is going to be a big Kissimmee resort places fantastic. Places. I doubt if you criticize this place, you're criticizing may, Gene Wexler, if you want to. Homer. Simpson's computer. Check out my story in the news ninety six point five WDBO app. All right. Six forty nine in news ninety six point five WDBO. Kev. Check this out talking about the dolphins. The the miracle now called miracle in Miami. Right. All right. I don't know if it was Kenyan Drake the running back that scored the touchdown or one of the other players that ran up to him in the celebration. But somehow that ball ended up in the crowd. Oh, he threw it. He's scored he caught in the end zone. He threw it right into the stands. Well, now changed his mind. He's offering up his cleats his gloves his jersey and even tickets for another game for whoever has the ball to return it to him. Yeah. One Miami fail really lucked out because not only did they get to see maybe the greatest ending in franchise history. Like now, you're going to get all this free stuff too. To say that. I mean, that's one of those things that will go on it forever. Right. Oh, yeah. I was there for the miracle in Miami. But someone does have that ball. And now he wants to you know, he wants it back. I guess he was just caught up in the moment. Once got into the end zone. Heaving it into the.
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"Good afternoon. I'm Scott Brady. I'm the United States attorney for the western district of Pennsylvania. Today's a tragic day for Pittsburgh. And it's a tragic day for our brothers and sisters in the Jewish community on behalf of the attorney general in the entire United States apartment of Justice. We want to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the victims and their loved ones, the Jewish community, and everyone who was affected by this terrible and unspeakable activate spoke with general sessions today. And he wanted me to also express his condolences and know that he stands with Pittsburgh. And with Pittsburgh's Jewish community the actions of Robert Bowers represent the worst of humanity. We are dedicating the entire resources of my office to this federal hate crime investigation and prosecution we expect to file criminal charges shortly perhaps as early as today, please know that Justice in this case will be swift. And it will be severe. I want to echo the comments of chief Schubert. And the bravery that was exhibited by the swat teams of Pittsburgh police and the Allegheny county police they ran toward gunfire to keep people safe, and they exemplified today the best of all of the traditions of law enforcement and with the Pittsburgh police. No that we're working together with our federal state and local law enforcement partners together, all the facts. The cooperation of law enforcement has been outstanding. I was at the scene today, which as we stated by by special agent Jones was a horrible scene to witness and yet. All of the federal state local partners stood together in concert and are working together to solve this. We deeply appreciate the response of the Pittsburgh police, the FBI allegany county police and all of our law enforcement partners who are working so hard. No that we will work day and night for Justice for the victims of this crime. And please know that will continue to update you as we are able thank you..
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"Did a very thorough job in gaining influence not only in jewish communities but in non and governments particularly here in the united states in great britain and so on then they there's world war the holocaust many of the nations in the west felt very guilty because because because really the holocaust of killing a million jews in europe was connected december tatum was part of european culture hating and killing jews was part and parcel of christian european culture at the time and the holocaust was just one expression was terrible and extremist pressure but it was just wanted to pressure so then the really knew how to seize this opportunity and they pushed for a united nations resolution which recognized at least part of palestine as land for the jews at the same time they were engaged in occurring juicy immigration policy colonized that's my this is even before the holocaust but they're convincing jews to go start building colonizing parts of palestine and what they did they created a mini sphere of jews only participate with the local community they created their own cities their own towns the only system their own judicial system don't healthcare system for judo and revived hebrew hebrew was brought back hebrew so all these things are happening the same time now there are very few jews at that time after world war two or less than half a million jews living very small community the arab thinking luckier three times bigger at least but they had developed a very effective very well trained armed militia which today get referred to the terrorist organization my dad was part of that and all these young israelis or jews were born there already joined they felt you know we're gonna fight for our country we're gonna regain our land we're gonna do this for the jewish people after the holocaust.