Today in History, August 3:  1933: The Government approves movement for settlement of fifty Jewish families in the Macedonian part of Yugoslavia.

HEADLINE NEWS

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Obama Authorizes Airstrikes to Defend Syrian Rebels

  Obama authorizes use of airstrikes to defend U.S.-trained Syrian rebels if they come under attack from terrorist groups or the Assad regime.

Robbery Against Prominent Jew in France is a Hate Crime

In addition to stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry and valuables, the criminals also wrote "Dirty Jews, long live Palestine" on the wall in lipstick.

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Hamas: The PA is Helping the 'Settlers'

Hamas accuses PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas of collaborating with Israel and specifically the residents of Judea and Samaria.

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Iranian Official: Senate Cannot Review Our Agreement with IAEA

Iran's envoy to the IAEA says agreement between his country and the IAEA is secret and cannot be divulged to the Senate.

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Sofia Mechetner

Jewplexed: What is Revealed By Israeli Teenage Fashion Star?

Has the rise of teenage Israeli fashion model Sofia Mechetner, first touted as a ‘rags to riches’ Cinderella story, suddenly turned into a tale more exploitative than Grimm?

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Call Me Israeli, Call Me American, Call Me Worried

This time, being worried doesn't make me an "American"

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Jewplexed: The Sky is Falling and It’s All Good

It rained last Shabbat, a kind of miracle, as I live in Los Angeles which is in the fourth year of an historic drought.

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Jewplexed: Pluto—A Jewish Kind of Place

Doing its own orbital horah out there around 3 billion miles from Earth, Pluto, the dwarf planet, is a very Jewish place.

CATCH OF THE DAY

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Why Did Canada Buy an Iron Dome?

he defense ministry put the cost of the 10 medium range radar systems at a cool $187.2 million.

Features

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Ohio State U is Not Cool with Holocaust Spoof Circulating in Marching Band

The lyrics, to be sung to the tune of Journey's “Don’t Stop Believin,'” include references to Nazi soldiers “searching for people livin’ in their neighbor’s attic” and a “small town Jew … who took the cattle train to you know where.”

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Mark Zuckerberg and Wife Expecting First Child

In a revealing post on his personal account Friday, the Facebook founder announced that after three miscarriages, he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting their first child.

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Observant Jews Sue N.Y. Apartment Building Over Electronic Keys

Sulaymon Ibragimov and Murod Takhalov say that since the Rego Park complex installed motion detectors to trigger the lights, a Sabbath prohibition, they cannot use their electronic key fobs to open the doors to the building on the Sabbath, nor can they use the stairs rather than the elevator.

marching band ohio

Ohio State U is Not Cool with Holocaust Spoof Circulating in Marching Band

The lyrics, to be sung to the tune of Journey's “Don’t Stop Believin,'” include references to Nazi soldiers “searching for people livin’ in their neighbor’s attic” and a “small town Jew … who took the cattle train to you know where.”

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Britain Sees 53% Rise in anti-Semitic Incidents

There has been a huge increase in the number of anti-Semitic attacks in the UK.

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More Than 200 French Jews Arrive in Israel as New Immigrants

More than 20,000 French Jews have moved to Israel over the past five years... with a record of over 7,200 French Jews making aliyah in 2014.

Holidays

meaning of tu b'av

The Meaning Of Tu B'av

Just as Yom Kippur symbolizes the atonement for the sin of the Golden Calf, Tu B'Av signifies the atonement for the sin of the Spies, where ten came bearing such negative reports which reduced the entire nation to panic.

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Tu B'Av: The Circle and the Line

Tu B'av is known as the most auspicious time for soul-mates to come together.

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The Miracle of Jewish History

In the final analysis, Jewish history makes no rational sense.

Soul Food, August 3

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.-Lucille Ball