Today in History, August 31: 2014: Dr. Judith Rosenbaum is scheduled to succeed Dr. Gail Reimer as Executive Director of the Jewish Women’s Archives.

HEADLINE NEWS

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Egypt Summons UK Ambassador Over Comments on Journalists

Egypt's Foreign Ministry summons British ambassador to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three journalists to prison.

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Bernie Sanders Closing Gap on Hillary in Iowa

Bernie Sanders is catching up to Hillary in Iowa.

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Senior Kuwati Lawmaker: Iran the True Enemy of the Arab States

Gulf state once on good terms with Tehran drifts further away after Iran tries to market disputed oilfield, accused of arming terrorists.

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Video of Entanglement Between IDF Soldier and Palestinian Women Goes Viral

A video showing an IDF soldier being swarmed by Palestinian women is creating a lot of buzz.

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Jewplexed: How to Become (Again) a Citizen of Spain

During a period when many Americans have mixed feelings about the number of foreign nationals, a group of about 60 Jews, sat in the chapel of Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel in Los Angeles, listening intently to a speaker explaining how to become a Spanish citizen.

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Suissa: Hillary Clinton Has the Answer To BDS

It’s not about demonizing BDS or defending Israel. It’s about providing calm, clear, credible information that will topple BDS from its throne of high morality.

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Suissa: Why do Jews Embrace Shame?

Don’t be fooled by the loudness and the hysterics coming out of Israel. Beneath all the public flogging and recriminations is a quiet engine of self-correction. It’s cumbersome, halting and flawed, but it’s there.

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Avrech: Talking About Carly Talking

A major, but frequently overlooked ingredient that contributed to the glamorous image of Hollywood’s greatest stars were their voices.

CATCH OF THE DAY

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‘Homeland’ Creator to Direct Film on Rescue of Ethiopian Jews

ince “Prisoners of War” was turned into “Homeland,” Gideon Raff's career has blossomed.

Features

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Matisyahu: I Was 'Really Nervous' Facing PLO Flags

Reggae artist kept cool on stage at festival, but says 'I’ve never had the experience of anything like that, as a Jew or anything.'

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Video of Entanglement Between IDF Soldier and Palestinian Women Goes Viral

A video showing an IDF soldier being swarmed by Palestinian women is creating a lot of buzz.

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12 Intersting Findings From the U.S. Jewry Study

The Pew Research Center survey of U.S. Jewry from 2013 is still discussed, as it provides interesting information on everything from intermarriage to Jewish education.

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Montreal Man Says Judaism Inspired Him to Save Children From ISIS

A man's Jewish background drove him to save Yazidi and Christian children from ISIS.

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Jewish Cafe Re-Opens in Shanghai

A Shanghai cafe that used to serve as a meeting place for Jewish refugees will reopen.

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Baron Rothschild’s Secret

How the founding father of international finance remained humble and steadfastly committed to Torah values.

Holidays

Elul: The High Holiday Anthem

We are entering a season of profound, powerful, and exponentially diverse days on the Jewish calendar. The festivals and special dates of this season pluck every string of our being and sound virtually every note our soul can sing.

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Elul: Fit For a King

God judges us, not because He wishes to punish us and see us get what we deserve, but because He believes in our ability to transcend our blockages.

The Elul Process

Holiness requires preparation. Our chief task is not to create it, but rather to become a receptacle for holiness, which comes about according to the manner of the preparation.

Soul Food, August 31

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.-Dale Carnegie