Daybreak: Jewish, Latino Groups Combine Ranks
A cantorial tour, Syrian Jews, and more from the news
• Motivated by digs against Judge Sotomayor, the Anti-Defamation League is joining forces with a Latino group in Boston to fight “anti-immigrant rhetoric.” [Boston Herald]
• The San Francisco Chronicle takes a look at the remaining Jewish population in Syria. [SFC]
• Jo Amar, a renowned cantor credited with pioneering Mizrahi music, a style blending Sephardic and Arabic melodies, died on Friday at 79. [JPost]
• Meanwhile, an envoy of cantors from North America, Israel, and Europe are on a mass concert tour in Poland. [JTA]
• Israeli officials say they might consider a temporary freeze on new construction in the settlements. [NYT]
• However, the nation will likely squeeze in the construction of 50 new homes in the West Bank before such a freeze could go into effect. [Haaretz]
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