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Bnei anarchy

Bnei anarchy

Emily K. Alhadeff Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound You might expect to see a line of motorcycles parked outside a dive bar, but lined up outside a Jewish assisted living facility — you might do a double take. That was the scene on the sunny Sunday morning of August 24, when the Tribe, Seattle’s Jewish(…)

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Port protesters block nothing but traffic

Port protesters block nothing but traffic

By Janis Siegel, Jewish Sound Correspondent Chanting “Long live Palestine” and “Free, Free, Palestine” underscored by a mobile sound system with a pro-Palestinian political mixtape, nearly 150 marchers came to Terminal 18 at the Spokane Street Fishing Area in Seattle Monday afternoon to stop longshoremen from reporting for their shifts and unloading the ZIM Chicago, an(…)

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Protesters unsuccessful in blocking unloading of Israeli ship in Tacoma

Protesters unsuccessful in blocking unloading of Israeli ship in Tacoma

By Jewish Sound staff Though protesters attempted to block workers from entering the Port of Tacoma on Saturday to unload a ship owned by Zim Integrated Shipping Services, an Israeli shipping company, workers entered through a different route and unloaded the ship without incident. The Tacoma News-Tribune reported that about 100 protesters had stood at(…)

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Despite a war back home, Israelis feel the call to help in Pateros

Despite a war back home, Israelis feel the call to help in Pateros

By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound At the same time rockets were falling on Israel during the height of its devastating conflict with Hamas, the single biggest wildfire in Washington State’s history ripped through Eastern Washington, consuming some 550 square miles and traveling up to an acre a minute through Okanogan and(…)

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In a summer of war, a group of kids works toward peace

In a summer of war, a group of kids works toward peace

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound The vast difference between the deep green valley outside of Mt. Vernon and the dusty Jerusalem hills these two-dozen 12-year-olds call home was the first clue they had entered something potentially life-changing. For these kids, divided evenly among Jews, Muslims and Christians, their first summer with Kids4Peace brought(…)

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Seattle’s first Jewish music festival to ignite Seward Park

Seattle’s first Jewish music festival to ignite Seward Park

By Boris Kurbanov, Special to The Jewish Sound Any time the word “music festival” is thrown around, people typically think of events like Sasquatch!, SXSW, or Bumbershoot. On August 31, Jewish music from around the world comes to Seattle for the city’s first-ever outdoor Jewish music festival, SPARK. Middle Eastern rock, contemporary Klezmer, Hasidic folk, and(…)

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Two life sentences for white supremacist murderer

(JTA) — A white supremacist convicted of killing four people in three states — one because his name sounded Jewish — was sentenced to two life sentences for two of the murders. David “Joey” Pedersen, 34, was sentenced Aug. 4 in a federal court in Portland, Ore., for the murder of Cody Myers of Lafayette,(…)

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When the plate comes without food

When the plate comes without food

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound When there are so many of us in our Jewish community that don’t worry about where our next meal is coming from, we can easily forget there are plenty who do. That’s why so many local Jewish organizations have come together to offer a showing of a documentary,(…)

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Seattle solidarity events find various ways to support Israel

Seattle solidarity events find various ways to support Israel

Editor’s note: The print version of JTNews notes that a rally being held on Sun., Aug. 10 would be taking place at Westlake Center. The rally will be held at Seattle Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. One week after approximately 600 people turned out for a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Israel in Pioneer(…)

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Following in my father’s footsteps

Following in my father’s footsteps

By Rivy Kletenik, Jewish Sound Columnist Here I am in June of 1964, about to turn 6, holding my first Matryoshka doll. I am standing next to my twin, who is proudly displaying his cosmonaut. That wooden “little matron,” a gift from my parents’ trip to Russia, kicked off a lifetime curiosity —the third-grade country(…)

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Anti-Semitic signs spur reaction by Federation, ADL

Anti-Semitic signs spur reaction by Federation, ADL

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound One compared Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler. Another showed what looked like a Jewish person eating a baby. These signs and others being carried at weekly rallies in Seattle’s Westlake Center protesting the now-ended war in Gaza spurred the local chapter of the Anti-Defamation League(…)

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