Dutch rabbi resigns from council after tying COVID measures to Nazism

Comparisons have been proliferating in recent months throughout Europe and beyond, including with the wearing of yellow stars at protests against virus restrictions A prominent Reform rabbi in the Netherlands who drew parallels between her country’s COVID-19 safety measures and Nazi practices resigned from her rabbinical council following an outcry. Tamarah Benima, 71, left theContinue reading “Dutch rabbi resigns from council after tying COVID measures to Nazism”

Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections

The Netherlands is one of the first Western European countries to bring back restrictions. The Dutch government announced Tuesday it would reimpose restrictive measures to combat the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections. From Friday, COVID passports will be mandatory for sports venues and so-called high-flow spaces, such as amusement parks and museums, and compulsory useContinue reading “Dutch government tightens coronavirus restrictions amid surging infections”

The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies: Crash Course US History #4

In which John Green teaches you about some of the colonies that were not in Virginia or Massachussetts. Old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why they changed it, I can say; ENGLISH people just liked it better that way, and when the English took New Amsterdam in 1643, that’s just what they did. BeforeContinue reading “The Quakers, the Dutch, and the Ladies: Crash Course US History #4”

Dutch Golden Age: Crash Course European History #15

While the English were falling apart a little, with their civil war and their restoration and their succession problems, the Dutch were getting their act together. They were throwing off the yoke of the Spanish Empire, uniting their provinces, and building out their global trade network. Today, we’ll learn about how the Dutch came toContinue reading “Dutch Golden Age: Crash Course European History #15”

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