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COVID Has Turned South Florida Into A Promised Land For Orthodox New Yorkers

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — When Orthodox Jewish clients approach local real estate agent Sharon Brandt looking for a home in this South Florida area, she tells them to make sure they have spots for their children in school before they buy. When Rabbi Yoni Fein,...

German Police Foil Attempted Synagogue Terror Attack on Yom Kippur

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COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) Police averted a possible Islamist attack on a synagogue in western Germany and arrested four people including a 16-year-old Syrian youth in connection with the threat, the regional interior minister said on Thursday. Authorities had received a “a very serious and concrete tip” that an...

Democrat Gavin Newsom Survives California Recall Election, Will Remain As Governor

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Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove him from office as California’s governor, ensuring that the Democrat can serve out the rest of his term as the top official in the nation’s most populous state, according to an NBC News projection. Polls for in-person...

New Jersey to divest from Unilever due to Ben and Jerry’s boycott

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Following Arizona, the state has decided that the ice cream maker’s parent company has run afoul of its anti-BDS laws. By Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News New Jersey will become the second U.S. state after Arizona to divest from Ben and Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, after the ice-cream...

Elli Schwarcz – Give Us Life

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We are discussing the “when and why” of Rosh Hashanah. Here’s what we’ve learned so far: There is a long-ago dispute about when the world was created. We follow the opinion of Rabbi Eliezer: it was created on the twenty-fifth of Elul. This date is a full...

Calif. lawmakers pass ‘revised’ ethnic studies education bill

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Jewish lawmakers say anti-Semitic material removed from controversial bill mandating schools teach courses on ethnicity. Jewish lawmakers critical of early drafts of an ethnic studies curriculum said they were satisfied with a version of the curriculum that cleared both houses of the California Legislature last...

COVID-19 Cases Climbing, Wiping out Months of Progress

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(AP) - COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to where they were over the winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements. The cases — driven by the delta variant combined...

Graffiti In Toronto Claims Jews Were Responsible For Sept. 11 Terror Attacks

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TORONTO (JNS) – Graffiti claiming that Jews were responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks was painted on a building in Toronto and a highway overpass in Canada over the weekend. Among the writing was “Jews did 911” and “Jews ran the slave trade.” Also...

US defense system test proves successful as Iran moves closer to nuclear capability

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The successful demonstration of new capabilities for the long range missile defense system comes amid growing tensions between Washington and Tehran. Boeing and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully tested an advanced long-range missile defense system on Sunday, amid a growing nuclear threat from...

1,400 Palestinian prisoners to plan mass hunger strike

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The hunger strike protests prison system crackdown, triggered by last week’s jailbreak. Some 1,400 Palestinian prisoners are gearing up for a mass hunger strike, the Palestinian Authority announced in a statement on Tuesday. The hunger strike is in protest of an Israel Prison Service crackdown, which...

Israeli study shows mental-health cost of repeated COVID lockdowns

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This is the first study to measure mental health before and after a second lockdown. Lockdowns, as we in Israel have learned, do a good job preventing the spread of Covid. But as many of us have personally experienced, they also have quite an impact...

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt”l – Yom Kippur – How It Changes Us

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Below is an extract from the Koren Sacks Yom Kippur machzor To those who fully open themselves to it, Yom Kippur is a life-transforming experience. It tells us that God, who created the universe in love and forgiveness, reaches out to us in love and...

VIDEO – Avinu Malkeinu Unplugged by Chutney

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Sep 12, 2021  |  by Chutney   A soulful arrangement of the traditional prayer, played on violin and piano.   https://youtu.be/iSIg9fYsWhM

Top Grocer Warns About Rising Inflation, Prices

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Inflationary pressure on prices is going to continue, an executive from a major U.S. supermarket chain warned this week. Prices should be expected to rise another 2-3% in the second half of this year, according to Kroger CFO Gary Millerchip on Friday, adding Kroger will...

COVID-19 vaccine boosters unnecessary for most, say FDA advisers reportedly resigning over issue

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FDA's Marion Gruber and Phil Krause argued current evidence doesn't indicate a need for booster shots among most Americans. Available evidence doesn’t yet indicate a need for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots among the general population, an international group of scientists said Monday, including two senior...

Facebook says its rules apply to all. Company documents reveal a secret elite that’s exempt.

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In private, the company has built a system that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules. Mark Zuckerberg has publicly said that Facebook Inc. allows its more than three billion users to speak on equal footing with the elites of politics, culture,...

Mothers march to Gaza border to demand IDF allow soldiers to defend themselves

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Current rules of engagement require IDF soldiers to wait for explicit permission before taking action to neutralize a clear threat. Dozens of women have taken part in a Mothers’ March to the Gaza border to demand that the IDF change its rules of engagement, following...

Tropical Storm Nicholas Threatens Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain

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MIAMI (AP) - Tropical Storm Nicholas was moving up the Gulf Coast on Monday, threatening to bring heavy rain and floods to coastal areas of Texas, Mexico and storm-battered Louisiana. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Nicholas was strengthening, churning up top winds...

‘Cholent Festival’ brings Jewish culture to Hungary via food, music, traditions

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It’s part of a rejuvenation of Jewish life, particularly in Budapest, that has come about in the last decade after the dark shadow of the Holocaust and then years of Communist rule. BY ELIANA RUDEE (September 12, 2021 / JNS) Thousands of people took part in the Sixth Hungarian ‘Cholent...

Over 300 European, US Lawmakers Urge EU to Back Israel at UN

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By TPS • 13 September, 2021 Jerusalem, 13 September, 2021 (TPS) -- In an unprecedented transatlantic initiative, 312 cross-party lawmakers from Europe, North America, and Israel urged European Union (EU) countries and democracies worldwide to help end the discrimination against Israel at the United Nations. Spearheaded by the...

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VIDEO – Avinu Malkeinu Unplugged by Chutney

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Sep 12, 2021  |  by Chutney   A soulful arrangement of the traditional prayer, played on violin and piano.   https://youtu.be/iSIg9fYsWhM

Nemouel – Heviani HaMelech [Official Lyric Video]

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