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Two rockets fired at Israel from Syria

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two rockets were fired at southern Israel from the Sinai Peninsula.

The Code Red alert siren sounded in Israeli communities on the border with Gaza on Sunday night.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that two rockets were launched from Sinai.

It is not known if the rockets fell in...
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Israeli intelligence reportedly discovered Russian hack into US classified documents

(JTA) — Israeli intelligence discovered that Russian hackers were using antivirus software to steal classified information from the United States, The New York Times reported.

The antivirus software is made by a Russian company, Kaspersky Lab, that is used by 400 million people worldwide, including officials at about two dozen...
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Baltimore schools may remove Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur as days off

(JTA) — Baltimore students and teachers may have to attend school on the High Holidays next year for the first time since the 1990s.

The Baltimore County district, seeking ways to get enough class hours into the yearly schedule to meet new state regulations, is considering holding classes on the...
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High time for Israel’s flagship medical cannabis conference to go global

By ADAM ABRAMS

(JNS.org) — While international interest in Israel’s groundbreaking medical cannabis sector grows, a leading Israeli player in that space will take its flagship annual event overseas later this month.

After holding its third innovation conference in Tel Aviv in March, iCAN: Israel-Cannabis—a developer of medical cannabis formulations and clinical trials—is...
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Succah torn apart in vandalism at Kansas State University

(JTA) — A succah erected on the campus of Kansas State University was vandalized and destroyed.

The succah erected near the main dining hall on the Manhattan campus was carried away from its place on Friday night and broken apart, the Mercury newspaper reported Sunday. The pieces were left around...
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Canada to replace Holocaust memorial plaque that omitted Jews

(JTA) — The plaque marking the opening of Canada’s National Holocaust Monument will be replaced after the original failed to mention that Jews were the majority of the victims.

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly told the House of Commons on Thursday that the plaque will be replaced, and also reiterated that...
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Richard Thaler, who recognized the humanity in economics, wins Nobel Prize

(JTA) — Richard Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago, won the Nobel Prize in Economic Science for his pioneering work in the field of behavioral economics.

The Nobel Committee in announcing the prize for Thaler on Monday in Stockholm said his research helped lead to changes in public...
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30,000 Israelis and Palestinians gather for women’s peace rally in Jerusalem

(JTA) — Some 30,000 people participated in a peace rally organized by a group for Israeli and Palestinian women

The men and women who gathered Sunday in Jerusalem as part of a two-week-long “peace walk” organized by the Women Wage Peace organization were marching for an agreement between Israel and...
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Las Vegas Jewish community rallies to help in aftermath of shooting

(JTA) — Two Las Vegas synagogue held special evening prayers and a GoFundMe page raised over $50,000 for an injured Jewish woman as the city’s Jewish community rallied to help in the aftermath of the mass shooting on the Strip.

Chabad Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain with the Las Vegas...
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Shir Chadash dedicates renovated succah tonight, enjoys program on Shabbat

Shir Chadash invites the public to take part in two Succot events, one that commences tonight. A renovated succah will be dedicated tonight, Wednesday October 4 as evening falls. The succah renovation project was spearheaded by congregation president Lisa Finkelstein along with other staff and lay leaders.

The...
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