Today in History, July 29: 2010: Israel is tied with Canada, Switzerland, and Australia as the world's eighth happiest country out of 155 surveyed.

HEADLINE NEWS

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Study: Most Jewish Students Faced Hostilities on North American Campuses

A study showed most Jewish undergrads have come across some form of antisemitism on North American campuses.

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Erdogan Declares War on the Kurds

'Peace process not possible given attacks,' says Erdogan, as his jets launch first strike on Kurdish forces inside Turkey since 2011.

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BREAKING: Pollard Officially Set to Be Released

A release date has officially been set for Jonathan Pollard

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CNN poll: Majority of Americans Want Congress to Reject Iran Deal

A majority of Americans want the Iran deal voted down.

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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.

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Avrech: How Not To Marry in Hollywood — Or Anywhere

How marriage shouldn't be done in Hollywood- or anywhere else.

CATCH OF THE DAY

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Jewish Games Held in Nazi Stadium

Here we are, 70 years since the concentration camps were liberated and the true horror of the Nazis was realized, at the stadium Hitler built, to celebrate the Jewish European Maccabi Games."

Features

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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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Snake Fossil With 4 Legs Found

Scientists have long scoffed at the Biblical account of how the serpent in the Garden of Eden walked upright before being cursed, but a newly found 113-million-year-old fossil actually proves that snakes once had four legs.

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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.

Oklahoma City's Fairlawn Cemetery.

Oklahoma City Jews Bury Holocaust Victim’s Remains

A local minister had received the remains of the woman, a skull, from the daughter-in-law of a Jewish man who had investigated Nazi war crimes as a member of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, a wartime intelligence agency.

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Snake Fossil With 4 Legs Found

Scientists have long scoffed at the Biblical account of how the serpent in the Garden of Eden walked upright before being cursed, but a newly found 113-million-year-old fossil actually proves that snakes once had four legs.

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Faigy Mayer’s Suicide is a Jewish Tragedy, Not Just an Orthodox One

Just two years after reflecting on the suicide death of one of her friends, Faigy Meyer leapt to her own death from a 20-story building in Manhattan.

Holidays

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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, July 29

What has made America amazing has been the fact that throughout our history, throughout the more than 200 years of our history, there have been men and women of courage who stood up and decided it was more important to look out for the future of their children and their grandchildren than their own political futures.-Scott Walker