Today in History, September 1: 1271: Gregory X, the pontiff who will issue “Sicut Judaeis” in 1272 which absolved the Jews of “using Christian blood for ritual purposes” begins his papacy.

HEADLINE NEWS

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One Wounded After Terrorists Open Fire at Soldiers in Jenin

Counterterrorism fighter moderately wounded as terrorists open fire towards security forces during an arrest operation in Jenin.

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Israel Allows Palestinian Soccer Players To Travel for West Bank Match

Israel to allow a Palestinian soccer team to travel.

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Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Run in Local Elections

Saudi Arabia allows women to register to stand in local elections for the first time.

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One Year Anniversary of Jewish Journalist Steven Sotloff's Death

Steven Sotloff's parents mark the one-year anniversary since his death.

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If You Don’t Like What’s Being Said, Change the Conversation

The policies of the next POTUS will shape our country, for at least the next few years, decades and possibly even the next century-don’t you want to know what those policies are instead of if the person potentially making them is wearing a toupee or not?

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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.

CATCH OF THE DAY

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Video of Entanglement Between IDF Soldier and Palestinian Women Goes Viral

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

Features

oval office

If You Don’t Like What’s Being Said, Change the Conversation

The policies of the next POTUS will shape our country, for at least the next few years, decades and possibly even the next century-don’t you want to know what those policies are instead of if the person potentially making them is wearing a toupee or not?

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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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Man Threatens French Troops Guarding Paris-Area Synagogue

The troops were posted outside the school after the slaying of four Jews in January by a Muslim Islamist at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket on the eastern edge of the French capital.

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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.

Shanghai

Jewish Cafe Re-Opens in Shanghai

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

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, September 1

Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.-Orson Welles