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From Drive-In to Sail-In
Tel Aviv-Yafo goes ‘retro’ with Israel’s first “Sail-In” floating cinema
By David E. Kaplan
With a reputation for ‘floating’ new ideas, Tel Aviv is displaying a flare for ‘Creativity during Corona’. Fresh off the successful return of Tel Aviv’s legendary drive-in theatre, the “City that never sleeps” will this August, launch in Yarkon Park’s boating river, Israel’s first “Sail-In” floating cinema.
We said NEVER AGAIN
China’s treatment of Uighur minority – a Crime Against Humanity.
By Rolene Marks
How in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the cry “Never Again”, does China get away with its treatment of its Uighur minority herding millions of Muslims and transporting them in trains to detention camps where many are murdered or die from starvation or disease?
An Open Letter to Seth Rogen
By Stephen Schulman
The star of the 2019 ‘An American Pickle’, Seth Rogen recently found himself in a pickle himself after controversial comments he made on a podcast about Judaism and Israel. Believing religion “silly” and Israel “makes no sense,” the writer responds in an Open letter to the Canadian-American comedic actor counselling on some useful educational tips before tripping again when opening his mouth.
Johannesburg Jewish Community came to my rescue
By Neo Nino Mofokeng
These are anxious times! Fears about COVID-19 can take an emotional toll, especially for those already suffering from anxiety. Heading for imminent mental breakdown under the strain of South Africa’s strict lockdown, this writer’s appeal for help on social media not only resonated but was responded to by members of Johannesburg’s Jewish community.
LOTL Cofounders David E. Kaplan (Editor), Rolene Marks and Yair Chelouche
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