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  94-year-old to follow in Captain Tom’s footsteps for World Jewish Relief
Robin Myers has so far raised £1,136 of her £2,000 target for the humanitarian charity, which she says works to 'support the most deprived people worldwide'
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By MATHILDE FROT
May 1, 2020, 12:20 pm
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A 94-year-old isolating in Cambridge is aiming to follow in the footsteps of Captain Tom by walking 200 laps of her garden.

Robin Myers has raised £1,136 of her £2,000 target for the humanitarian agency World Jewish Relief.

She is completing 12 laps a day and is endeavouring to walk a total of 16 miles by next Thursday.

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Myers, who previously worked as an archivist at the rare books and manuscripts library at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, says she was inspired to take on the challenge by the fundraising army veteran Colonel Tom Moore, who raised £30,000 for the NHS.


Robin Myers (Credit: World Jewish Relief)
“Inspired by Captain Tom Moore’s efforts, I have decided to walk for World Jewish Relief – an international humanitarian agency that is working within and beyond the Jewish community to support the most deprived people worldwide,” she said.

She added: “Being old myself, I feel very much for the older people World Jewish Relief supports across eastern Europe. Many of them are very lonely and live in abject poverty in tiny ex-Soviet apartments in need of repair and refurbishment. World Jewish Relief provides this.

“We ourselves are now experiencing the hardship of isolation but this is nothing compared with those who have no one for company and no way of connecting with the outside world.”

You can donate to Robin’s fundraiser online.
http://www.worldjewishrelief.org/robinmyers

 
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From: Dunggate5/6/20 8:34 AM 
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Israeli scientists find antibody that neutralizes coronavirus
Israel Institute for Biological Research completes groundbreaking study proving new antibody is effective against coronavirus.
 
Arutz Sheva Staff , 05/05/20 19:08
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In the past two days, the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), has completed a groundbreaking scientific development, determining an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2), the Defense Ministry announced Tuesday evening.
 
This scientific breakthrough has three key parameters:
 
1. The antibody is monoclonal, new and refined, and contains an exceptionally low proportion of harmful proteins
2. The institute has demonstrated the ability of the antibody to neutralize the coronavirus
3. The antibody was specifically tested on the aggressive coronavirus
 
The Defense Ministry stated: "Based on comprehensive scientific publications from around the globe, it appears that the IIBR is the first institution to achieve a scientific breakthrough that meets all three of the aforementioned parameters simultaneously. This is a result of the institute’s great experience and the unique capabilities of its scientists."
 
The IIBR is currently pursuing a patent for its development, after which it will contact international manufactures.
 
"It should be emphasized that this scientific achievement has the potential to progress towards a treatment for corona patients, and that it is not a vaccine for wide use. This is an important milestone, which will be followed by a series of complex tests and a process of regulatory approvals. This being said, the scientists at the institute believe that the nature of this breakthrough could lead to a shortening of the process, which could span over several months," the Defense Ministry concluded.
 

 
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5 Jewish reasons to love Vera Lynn!
Ahead of a national singalong of 'We'll Meet Again' on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we compile all the heimische reasons to celebrate this 103-year-old British icon...!
By FRANCINE WOLFISZ
May 6, 2020, 3:29 pm
Vera Lynn, a British icon
On Friday, 8 May, the nation has been asked to join in a mass singalong of We’ll Meet Again, the 1939 song made famous by Dame Vera Lynn, aka “the Forces’ Sweetheart”, in celebration of 75 years since VE Day. Here’s the top five heimische reasons to celebrate this beloved 103-year-old singer…

The bandleader who made her famous
Bert Ambrose, born Benjamin Baruch Ambrose in Warsaw, 1896, was a well-known English bandleader and violinist. After forming his own, highly-acclaimed dance band in the 1930s, Ambrose went on to discover a number of new acts, including Vera Lynn, who sang with his orchestra from 1937 to 1940…leading to her meeting her Jewish husband.

A musical match!
In 1941, Lynn married Harry Lewis, a clarinetist and saxophonist, and fellow member of Ambrose’s orchestra, who she had met two years earlier. The couple moved to Finchley after the war and had a daughter, Virginia. Harry died in 1998.

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Kind to the Kinder
In a 2017 interview with The Guardian, magician and mentalist David Berglas revealed his special connection to Dame Vera, as a German-Jewish refugee. He said: “She was one of the few artists to do a show for Jewish refugee children, to bring them over before war broke out. She was singing with the Ambrose orchestra and took part in a charity show to raise funds to get them out of Germany. I thank her from the bottom of my heart – because I was one of those children.”

Music maestros
We’ll Meet Again became an iconic song of reuniting with loved ones after the war, but Dame Vera scored success with two other wartime hits: The White Cliffs of Dover, which was penned by Walter Kent and lyricist Nat Burton, born Nat Schwartz, and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, which was composed by Manning Sherwin and had lyrics by Eric Maschwitz, the son of a Jewish-Lithuanian immigrant.

Seen on screen
Dame Vera’s version of We’ll Meet Again has been frequently referenced in popular culture since it was first released in 1939 – and most recently by the Queen in her lockdown speech to the nation. But it was also most famously used in Jewish director Stanley Kubrick’s cult 1964 black comedy, Dr Strangelove, starring Peter Sellers and George C Scott.

 

 
From: Dunggate5/7/20 7:29 PM 
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Trump shames China for what they did to the world
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Could COVID-19 have been stopped? Trump says yes. The reality would have been different if China only acted appropriately.
Is China intentionally working to weaken and perhaps even destroy the Western world? The entire tenor of this report and others that are emanating from the White House suggest that China is the new modern-day evil enemy. Attorney General Barr even used the word blitzkrieg. That is not a mistake, but a powerful word that suggests that we need to treat the threats from China like the threats from Nazi Germany in pre-World War II. This should send shivers down the spine of anyone who understands what World War II was really about.
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World War II was not the first World War. But it made World War I look like child’s play. It was longer, deadlier in many ways, and changed the world afterwards in ways that extend to today’s day and age. World War II presented a new threat to the world, and therefore it was so difficult to truly grasp how serious it was. Everybody knew that the Nazis were racists and dangerous. But very few realized that they were truly driven to world domination and to the genocidal destruction of world Jewry. Churchill was the exception and not the rule.
 
Today’s threats from China are different. There are those who want to vilify China and use pre-World War II jargon. They want the Coronavirus pandemic to be the world’s Pearl Harbor. Well, they may be right. Or, they may be overstating the situation. One thing is clear – the world has grown way too accustomed to these three words – Made in China. That brand generally means – cheap, very cheap. An in our consumer-driven world economy, the world has underestimated the global threat that allowing more than 95% of the world’s pharmaceuticals to be produced in China. And that is just one of many examples.
 
 
 

 
From: Dunggate5/11/20 3:12 PM 
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The 107-year-old who survived 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and COVID-19
Marilee Shapiro Asher contracted the Spanish flu aged six in 1918 and COVID-19 in April. The acclaimed artist is one of only a handful of people to overcame both deadly pandemics.
By BEN HARRIS (JTA)
May 8, 2020, 4:09 pm  1
 
After Marilee Shapiro Asher was admitted to the hospital in mid-April sick with COVID-19, her daughter got a call from the doctor telling her she ought to get down there right away. Her mother likely had only 12 hours to live.
“Well, he doesn’t know my mother, does he?” Joan Shapiro said.
 
What the doctor didn’t know was that Asher, a 107-year-old working artist, had already survived one global pandemic. And she was about to survive another.
 
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In 1918, then about six years old, Asher contracted the Spanish flu, a deadly strain of influenza estimated to have killed at least 50 million people worldwide.
 
“What she told my brother and I, she remembers being sick upstairs and coming downstairs and seeing her father, who she adored, and knowing that if she saw her father everything would be OK,” Shapiro said.
 
Fast forward a century and change: Asher had contracted the new coronavirus, which is particularly lethal for older people. She wound up spending five days in the hospital,undergoing a course of antibiotic treatment before being sent home to Chevy Chase House, a senior living community in Washington, D.C. She was never put on a ventilator.
 
“It’s remarkable,” Shapiro said. “That’s all I can say. It’s just unbelievable. I think perhaps it’s because of her art that she’s still involved in.”
 
Well into the eighth decade of her art career, Asher was due to open a major solo exhibition later this month at the Studio Gallery in Washington, but that was canceled due to the coronavirus.
 
Born to an affluent Chicago family in 1912, Asher began studying sculpture in 1936 and took up painting a few years after she moved to Washington, in 1943, with her first husband, Bernard Shapiro. Her first solo exhibition was held at American University in 1947.
 
In D.C., the family attended Temple Sinai, where Asher served on the art committee. It was through her association with Boris Aronson that the famed Broadway set designer came to create the synagogue’s ark, Shapiro said.
 
Bernard Shapiro died in 1974. Nearly 20 years later, at the age of 80, Asher remarried: She and childhood friend Robert Asher wed at the Cosmos Club in Washington. Robert Asher died in 2008.
 
In the early 2000s, seeking a less physically demanding alternative to sculpture, Asher took up digital photography. She studied digital art at the Corcoran School of Art and began manipulating photographs on her computer. She was 88 at the time.
 
Her work is now in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
 
Asked the secret of her longevity last year on the activist Ralph Nader’s radio program, Asher chalked it up to exercise and art.
 
“Here at the facility for senior living I go to tai chi class and to a yoga class, which helps to keep me kind of limber,” she said in the interview. “That’s very important. But even more important is one’s having an interest, having something that makes you want to get up in the morning and do it.”
 
Asher began feeling unwell in March. It started with general fatigue and gradually grew more acute, impairing her eyesight and making it difficult for her to breathe. By the middle of April, she had all but stopped eating.
 
By then, the coronavirus pandemic was in full swing, and at the insistence of her children and a nurse at her senior living facility, Asher went to the hospital.
 
“I am quite certain that she thought that she was going to die,” Shapiro said. “I really think she thought that.”
 
Asher returned home from the hospital on April 28. Shapiro says she has good days and bad ones, adding that her mother wasn’t strong enough to do an interview.
 
“She’s at the edge of the woods,” Shapiro said.
 
In 2015, Asher published a memoir, Dancing in the Wonder for 102 Years, in which she writes: “Dear God, I don’t know who you are or where you are or if you are. But I do want to thank you for my life and all the perks I have enjoyed. I want to thank you also for 30 more years than are usually allotted according to your Bible. I hope I have not overstayed my welcome. Sincerely, Marilee.”
 

 
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Tel Aviv and London mayors warn against return to ‘business as usual’ post virus
In doing so, they joined mayors representing 33 of the world's mega-cities, including Los Angeles, Athens, Barcelona, Seoul, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires
By MATHILDE FROT
May 11, 2020, 5:02 pm  
Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv’s Ron Huldai and London’s Sadiq Khan have joined dozens of city mayors in warning against a return to “business as usual” should the threat of Covid-19 be vanquished.
 
The warning was backed by the leaders of 33 of the world’s mega-cities, including Los Angeles, Athens, Barcelona, Seoul, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires.
 
A statement of principle signed by the group last week pledged “to build a better, more sustainable and fairer society out of the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.”
 
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Among some of the pledges were promises to address “issues of equity that have been laid bare by the impact of the crisis”, investment in protection against future threats such as climate change, and adherence to public health and scientific expertise.
 
The signatories, who together represent 750 million people, are part of C40, a network of city leaders working together to combat climate change.
 
Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, board president of the C40 group, said: “This task force is committed to helping city leaders as they work on economic recovery in ways that lead us forward into the future, not back into the past.
 
“The principles we’ve outlined will guide our efforts to develop a new normal – one that is greener, healthier, and more prosperous for everyone.”
 

 
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Is G-d TV in Israel Planning on Praying for Jews or Preying on Jews?
By Avi Abelow - May 11, 2020 742 0
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Blessed to have this interview with Shannon Nuszen, a former evangelical missionary, today an Orthodox Jew who lives in the Judean Hills, the heartland of the Jewish homeland. Shannon spoke to me about the recent controversy in Israel of G-d TV getting a license to broadcast in Hebrew on Israeli TV for Jews. Shannon, a former missionary herself, has a riveting life story. She opens up about her missionary past, and the journey she took to then convert and become an Orthodox Jew.
 
Shannon’s insight, as a former missionary together with her in-depth knowledge of Judaism, is critical in understanding why the issue of G-d TV broadcasting in Israel is such a controversy in Isreal today. Her voice is also essential in understanding how our communities can move forward together in the best, most mutually beneficial way.
 
 
CEO of G-d TV Explains
The CEO of G-d TV explains that he only intends to bring the gospel of Jesus to the Jews of Israel so they can believe in Jesus and turn them into messianic Jews. “We don’t proselytize. We preach and teach Christian content and let God do the rest.” And… they don’t want Jews to convert. They want us to remain Jewish, keep our culture and traditions… just accept Jesus as our messiah.
 
What he doesn’t understand is that belief in Jesus as the messiah is 100% forbidden for Jews. In Judaism, we have one G-d and we only worship that one G-d. For Jews, Jesus was a Jew who went up to the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem during the Roman occupation of our Holyland.
 
He is believed by Christians to be the messsiah we do not try to convince Christians not to worship him. We just want them to respect our beliefs as well, which forbids believing that he is the messiah or worshiping him.
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Former Evangelical missionary Shannon Nuszen explains:
 
“It is not uncommon to hear Christian supporters of Israel profess their love for the Jewish people, and deny that they have any intention to proselytize while in the Jewish state.
 
Yet, if you were to see these same Christians speaking in churches around America you’d hear something completely different. Among themselves, they are free to take their masks off.
 
When they’re seeking support from fellow Christians, they will share the work they are doing in the Holy Land, describe their tactics, and give many success stories about bringing Jews to belief in Jesus.”
 
God TV removed their original video that clearly stated their agenda to share the Gospel of Jesus with the Jewish people.
 
The Jewish Israel Facebook page found a copy of the public video before it was removed. Here’s the full video:
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Chol Hamoed Virtual Day Trip with Eve Harow and One Israel Fund
SPECIAL: Virtual Tour of Fascinating Archaeological Site in Judean Hills
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This special virtual tour was sponsored by the One Israel Fund, an organization dedicated to supporting the welfare and safety of the men, women and children of Judea, Samaria, the Jordan Valley and the reemerging communities of Gaza evacuees. These 460,000 citizens of Israel are the vanguard of Israel’s security and sovereignty as a Jewish State.
 
The Virtual Tour
Eve Harow, the tourguide, gives a brief introduction to the virtual tour:
 
The Biyar system is underground, the Arub aqueduct mainly overland which left it susceptible to pilfering and destruction and hence it went out of use many centuries ago. Solomon’s Pools are not connected to the King but perhaps Suleiman who refurbished the area; the oldest dating for a section of one of the pools is Hashmonaim. The neighborhood of the deep shafts is Dagan not Tamar. This was by no means a complete tour, that’s impossible with all the restrictions, but a taste of what we have beneath our feet. Hoping our collective road to recovery leads to Jerusalem and all Israel
 

 
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Naftali Bennett silences Palestinian Arab activist with one question
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When this Palestinian Arab activist tried to talk about the BDS movement succeeding, Naftali Bennett completely destroyed her. This is a MUST SEE!
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Palestinian Arab Activist Silenced
This Palestinian Arab activist tried to talk about the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that aims to weaken the state of Israel. She tried to confidently say it would succeed and that it is growing and growing.
But Israeli politician Naftali Bennett came back with the perfect response. The way he listed just a few of the many inventions that Israel has gifted the world with was too good. Everyone uses Israeli inventions and technology, and so many do not even realize. Those who support the BDS movement are probably using something Israel created every single day, but they pretend to boycott Israel anyway. Bennett’s ending words are strong: “What did you bring to the world beyond suicide terrorists? What’s your invention?” The Palestinian Arab activist had nothing left to say.
BDS Logic is Irrational
It is really not logical what the BDS Movement is trying to accomplish. It is also impossible. Israel has given so much to the world; things that people basically cannot live without anymore. So the BDS Movement can try to boycott all of it, but they will not succeed. The activist in this video said they will, but they won’t.
But Israel, on the other hand, continues to succeed. They continue to give to the world. They continue to invent, create, and build. And ultimately, the BDS Movement will fail.
 

 
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Chinese Ambassador to Israel is found dead
Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
By JEWISH NEWS REPORTER
May 17, 2020, 9:46 am  
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The Chinese ambassador to Israel has been found dead in his home north of Tel Aviv.
 
Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. He previously served as China’s envoy to Ukraine.
 
 
Israel’s Foreign Ministry gave no cause for his death, but said police are investigating.
 
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He is survived by a wife and son, both of whom are not in Israel.
 
The ambassador’s death on Sunday comes just two days after he condemned comments by visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who denounced Chinese investments in Israel and accused China of hiding information about the coronavirus outbreak.
 

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