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• Is Alcoholics Anonymous too Christian for Jews? https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Is-Alcoholics-Anonymous-too-Christian-for-Jews-599311 • Don’t worry about the cost. We’ll raise tuition to cover it – In cultural shift, Jewish day schools investing in special needs https://www.jta.org/2019/08/21/united-states/in-cultural-shift-jewish-day-schools-investing-in-special-needs • Bergenfield Doctor’s Lawsuit Halts NJ Physician-Assisted Suicide Act http://www.jewishlinknj.com/community-news/bergen/32984-bergenfield-doctor-s-lawsuit-halts-nj-physician-assisted-suicide-act • A Must-Listen-To Shiur on Kashrut in Israel http://jewishlinknj.com/features/32947-a-must-listen-to-shiur-on-kashrut-in-israel • Getting Beyond Darwin | George Weigel https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/08/getting-beyond-darwin

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• R A Shafran – Orthodox yeshivas are not swindling public funds. Far from it. https://www.jta.org/2019/08/20/opinion/orthodox-yeshivas-are-not-swindling-public-funds-far-from-it • The Jewish community is split less on issues of faith and more on liberal/conservative sensibilities- Decision On Tlaib, Omar Splitting Modern Orthodox https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/decision-on-tlaib-omar-splitting-modern-orthodox/ • The Billy Graham Rule Goes to Court https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/august/billy-graham-rule-sheriff-north-carolina-lawsuit.html • Ukrainian Jewish man, 70, undergoes circumcision in honor of Netanyahu ...

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• R L Rothwachs – Surviving and Thriving Without Screens https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/surviving-and-thriving-without-screens/ • Chief Rabbi Delays Burial of Get Refuser’s Mother https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/religious-secular-in-israel-israel/chief-rabbi-delays-burial-of-get-refusers-mother/2019/08/20/ • Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter https://www.politico.eu/article/belgium-becomes-eu-test-case-on-halal-and-kosher-slaughter-religious-freedoms-animal-welfare/ • Rare Color Footage Shows Jerusalem in the 1930s https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2019/08/rare-color-footage-shows-jerusalem-in-the-1930s/ • At this Florida Jewish day school, half the students aren’t Jewish https://www.jta.org/2019/08/19/united-states/at-this-florida-jewish-day-school-half-the-students-arent-jewish • Why many evangelical Christians ...

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Remembering the Hebron Massacre

by R. Gil Student According to the Hebrew calendar, this Monday marks the 90th anniversary of the 1929 Hebron Massacre (the English anniversary is August 24). Arabs rioted and killed many Jewish civilians in the holy city. In particular, they killed students learning in the famous Hebron yeshiva, including Americans studying abroad. Jewish Action has a section about some of ...

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• R E Schwartz – Modern Orthodox Jews: Living Single https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/289142/living-single • I have little respect for people who try to get others fired for having different social or political views. In a serious way, this type of attitude caused the backlash that led to Trump’s election – R A Gordimer – Intellectual Terrorism – https://cross-currents.com/2019/08/16/intellectual-terrorism/ • Interview with Lakewood ...

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• R A Berman – What Jewish Tradition Teaches Us About Data Privacy https://www.forbes.com/sites/startupnationcentral/2019/08/12/what-jewish-tradition-teaches-us-about-data-privacy/ • Z Greenwald – Shutting down the show https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/shutting-down-the-show/ • Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits to be Inaugurated as Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah https://www.aish.com/jw/s/Rabbi-Yitzchak-Berkovits-to-be-Inaugurated-as-Rosh-Yeshiva-of-Aish-HaTorah.html • R Y Hoffman – When A Rabbi Falls – A Halachic Analysis https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1772565/when-a-rabbi-falls-a-halachic-analysis.html

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• M Bane – Our Intense Focus on Torah Education is Celebrated, Yet it’s Flawed https://www.ou.org/life/inspiration/our-intense-focus-on-torah-education-is-celebrated-yet-its-flawed/ • S Rindner – What the Success of “Mikva the Musical” Says about Orthodox Judaism Today https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/religion-holidays/2019/08/what-the-success-of-mikva-the-musical-says-about-orthodox-judaism-today/ • Brooklyn Jewish school installs bullet-resistant classroom doors in wake of mass shootings – Jewish Telegraphic Agency https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/brooklyn-jewish-school-installs-bullet-resistant-classroom-doors-in-wake-of-mass-shootings

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• M Schick – As New York Once Again Targets Religious Schools, a History Lesson in Communal Resistance https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/289450/new-york-targets-religious-schools • I hope they all prepared properly and stayed within permissible boundaries so the religious visitors aren’t unintentionally encouraging religious violations by others – Record number of Jews visit Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av, despite riots https://www.jns.org/temple-mount-opened-briefly-for-tisha-bav-amid-muslim-riots/ • Outrageous – Court ...

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• R ZN Goldberg & R A Weiss – Senior Rabbis rule: It’s forbidden to go up to the Temple Mount https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Senior-Rabbis-rule-Its-forbidden-to-go-up-to-the-Temple-Mount-598080 • R Y Blau – Indifference increases suffering https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/indifference-increases-suffering/ • A Scholar of Jewish History Recounts Spending Tisha b’Av in Spain, the Scene of Centuries of Jewish Hopes and Catastrophes https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2019/08/a-scholar-of-jewish-history-recounts-spending-tisha-bav-in-spain-the-scene-of-centuries-of-jewish-hopes-and-catastrophes/ • This is a Kiddush Hashem, although ...

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• Well said – R E Goldberg – The Heart of Orthodoxy is Healthy and Strong: Seeing the Opportunities Within Every Difficulty https://rabbiefremgoldberg.org/jewish-community/the-heart-of-orthodoxy-is-healthy-and-strong-seeing-the-opportunities-within-every-difficulty/ • R E Feldman – Of Nightclubs and Kollelim https://mishpacha.com/of-nightclubs-and-kollelim/ • “we now have several kosher red heifers that are valid candidates for the reinstatement of tahara” – Can We Rebuild The Beit Hamikdash Today? An Interview ...

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