Today in History, August 1:  1911: Jews in Peoria, Illinois contribute one thousand dollars to Jews in Turkey suffering from the aftermath of major fires in that country.

HEADLINE NEWS

gay pride parade stabbing

Jerusalem LGBT Parade Stabber Deemed Fit for Trial

The haredi Orthodox man had been released from prison three weeks earlier after serving 10 years for a similar attack at Jerusalem’s 2005 gay pride parade.

hamas

Hamas Calls for All Arabs to Attack 'All Soldiers, Settlers'

Hamas leader in Judea-Samaria calls 'all soldiers, settlers legitimate targets' after arson and before attacks - all amid ceasefire talks.

james foley

It's Official: US Terror Threat not Islamist, Only 'Extremist'

No longer a private Obama initiative, but rather official US gov't policy: Muslim terrorism is simply 'violent extremism.'

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Earthquake Centered on Dead Sea Shakes Israel

An earthquake centered in the Dead Sea rocked Israel.

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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.

pluto

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

iron dome

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.

judaism

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.”

uk

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.

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.

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 1

Humor is everywhere in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.-Bill Nye