Today in History, September 4: 951: After meeting with David Ben Gurion, Mr. Warburg, General Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal announced that the UJA would work to rasie 35 million dollars to pay the cost of moving 60,000 Jews from Eastern Europe and Moslem countries to Israel by the end of the year.

HEADLINE NEWS

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Sodastream CEO Slams BDS For Harming Palestinian Rights

CEO Daniel Birnbaum lashes out after moving company's factory to the Negev. 'It's politics, it's hate... it's all the bad stuff.'

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IDF Rescues US Jews Who Were Attacked in Arab Hevron

Five Jewish tourists from the US mistakenly entered the Arab-controlled section of Hevron, where they were attacked by a mob that threw firebombs and rocks at them.

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Netanyahu Plans to Keep Fighting Iran Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to continue his campaign against the Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' Women

Iran's police say women drivers in Tehran could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil.

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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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Obama: It 'Hurts' when I'm Accused of Being Anti-Semitic

In interview with Jewish magazine, President Obama says there is not a smidgen of evidence that he's anti-Semitic.

Features

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Natalie Portman Explains What She Said About Netanyahu

"I felt that Netanyahu's comments just before the election were not in the Jewish spirit of equality, mutual respect and peace, values that I would want my country to live by."

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Iran to Confiscate Cars of 'Poorly Veiled' Women

Iran's police say women drivers in Tehran could have their cars impounded by police if they are caught driving with a poorly fixed veil.

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A Norway Bank is Sorry for Credit Card with Anti-Semitic Image

The image shows a hook-nosed, bearded Jew wearing a kippah and a tallit laughing against a background of gold coins.

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Orthodox Students at Dartmouth Press for Stricter Kashrut

Orthodox students at Dartmouth College are urging for stricter kashrut.

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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.

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 4

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.-Lao Tzu