Today in History, July 28: 1315: Nine years after he had expelled the Jews (1306), King Louis X of France issued an edict that permitted “the Jews to return for a period of twelve years

HEADLINE NEWS

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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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'Good' UK Muslim School Bans Meeting With 'Outsiders'

UK boarding school threatens students with expulsion for using cell phones, non-Islamic clothing - gets 'good' rating by school group.

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Why Won't Police Protect Woman Who Insulted Mohammed?

Avia Morris, who was arrested after calling Mohammed a pig, is receiving death threats, but cops won't take complaint.

blogS

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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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Bar Refaeli’s Wedding Set for September

The countdown is on for the Israeli supermodel.

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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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.

snake or lizard

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.

Secular and Orthodox Israelis Almost Never Interact

80 percent of respondents said that Jewish-Israeli people only unify when confronted with war or tragedy.

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 28

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.-Pablo Picasso