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Holocaust survivor Francois Englert wins Nobel Prize: Honoured alongside colleague Peter Higgs

Physicist Francois Englert of Belgium has been named one of two scientists to win the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for his contribution to the discovery of the Higgs boson particle. Englert was awarded alongside fellow physicist Peter Higgs of Britain

This Year- The Happiest People on Earth

What is the secret to ultimate happiness? This year find out the secret to living your best life from the happiest people on earth – The People of Israel.

Israel mourns Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: one in eight Israelis attends Jerusalem’s biggest ever funeral

BBC News Israelis mourn death of Rabbi ‘Kingmaker’

Rav Ovadia Yosef: Comandante en Jefe de la Torá.הרב עובדיה יוסף: מפקד עליון של התורה

BBC News Brooklyn Orthodox Jewish community in mourning

 

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Torah’s Commander-in-Chief

by Rabbi Chaim Levy
The Jewish world mourns the loss of one of the greatest Torah leaders of the generation.

Rishon L’Tzion Rav Yitzchak Yosef to Continue Rav Ovadia’s ShiurimYeshiva World News

yyo Rishon L’Tzion Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita is going to assume the responsibility for continuing the shiurim given by his late father, Maran HaGaon HaRav 

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Incumbent joins six others in bid for three seats on Beachwood City Council
Seven candidates are running for three seats on Beachwood City Council in the Nov. 5 election. The lone incumbent is council president Melvin Jacobs. (full story)

GUCI director to speak about ‘power of Jewish camping’
Rabbi Mark Covitz, director of the Union for Reform Judaism’s Goldman Union Camp Institute, said the lightning strike that injured three children June 29 at the camp was his most challenging experience there. (full story)

Watch: Stephen Colbert laments Thanksgivukkah
While many are excited that Thanksgiving is falling on the first day of Hanukkah this year, Stephen Colbert’s conservative alter ego is terrified. (full story)

Gore, social commentary twine in ‘Sweeney Todd’
When Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” made its Broadway debut in 1979, critics and audiences were divided in their reaction. You’ll either love it or loath it, wrote one critic. (full story)


Today’s Best Bet
Steps to Your Success to benefit the Career Transition Center, 6 p.m., Cleveland Skating Club, 2500 Kemper Road, Shaker Hts. $75. 216-367-3011 or www.careertc.org.

B’nai mitzvah – week of Oct. 11
Chad Baker, Saturday afternoon, The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood
Zachary Carno-Harf, Saturday morning, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Lauren Jacobs, Friday evening, Temple Israel Ner Tamid
Anna Mester, Saturday evening, Park Synagogue
Dayna Lauren Rapkin, Saturday morning, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation
Also, David Katsman became a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Chabad Jewish Center of Solon.
Click here to read the complete b’nai mitzvah listings at cjn.org.This Day in History
1986: Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigned. Peres was and is a leader of what was the original Labor Zionist movement that dominated the governments of Israel for the first two decades of its existence.

Israeli Forces Destroy Four Jewish-Owned HousesArutz Sheva

Border Police forces destroyed 4 homes in Geulat Tzion and arrested 6 activists on suspicion of violent disorder and causing damage. By Kochava Rozenbaum 

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Nobel Prize Winner’s ‘Traumatic’ Escape from the NazisArutz Sheva

While Karplus, now 83, and his family were able to escape, many other Austrians Jews met a much more sinister fate. “As history has recorded, many were not 

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Jews Arrested for Allegedly Daring to Pray on Temple MountArutz Sheva

Rabbi Yisrael Ariel of the Temple Institute and activist Yehuda Glick were arrested Thursday morning on the Temple Mount. An eyewitness told Arutz Sheva that 

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Jewish Guns N’ Roses Guitarist to Play Israeli FestivalArutz Sheva

The ProgStage Festival, now in it’s third year, will featuring Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal who since 12006 has been the guitarist for the seminal American rock band 

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Ovadia Yosef, rabbi and Israeli kingmaker, diesLas Vegas Sun

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel’sSephardic Jews who transformed his downtrodden community of immigrants from North 

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Israel’s “Kosher” Smartphones Block Rape Crisis Hotline And Mental Opposing Views

Before that, Israel’s haredi — that is, ultra-Orthodox — Jews were not permitted to  Now, the Jewish news service Ynet has discovered, in addition to blocking 

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Hershkowitz on Nobel Prize Win and ‘Brain Drain’Arutz Sheva

The Nobel Prize victory of two Israeli-American professors, along with an Austrian Jewish professor, has raised the issue of “brain drain” amongIsraeli scientists.

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Torah dedication – Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn NorthJersey.com

Congregation Shomrei Torah of Fair Lawn is the recipient of a new Torah scroll. The Torah was dedicated in memory of Nechemiah ben Chaim, the father of 

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Apples for Simchat TorahTimes Herald-Record

Several members of Congregation Beth Hillel/Walden Jewish Community Center in Walden got together to make candy apples in preparation for the recent 

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Archaeologist from Israel to speak at Ahavath Torah Congregation in The Patriot Ledger

Archeologist Gabriel Barkay about his work at the Temple Mount Sifting Project at 7 pm on Monday, November 4 at Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central 

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Cynthia Yoken, Rick Rosenfeld honored on Simhat TorahJvhri

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Tifereth Israel Synagogue of New Bedford, Mass., celebrated SimhatTorah on Sept. 27. Rabbi Raphael Kanter announced the theme 

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FBI raids Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in MonseyNews 12 Westchester

Law enforcement officials could be seen outside and inside the Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in Monsey around 9 p.m. yesterday. The school on West Carlton Road is 

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The Real Cory BookerHuffington Post

Within days we were studying Torah together several times a week and hosting other students at our “Kosher Soul Food” dinners that Cory made with my wife, 

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Get going! But what kind of journey?Jweekly.com

The Jewish people’s journey begins with the opening of this week’s Torah portion. So much of Jewish history and imagery is tied up with homecoming and return 

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Death of Shas spiritual leader may precipitate party splitIsrael Hayom

In an attempt to reinforce his position as leader of the movement and to neutralize opposition, Deri announced on Wednesday that the Council of Torah Sages 

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Judaism: The Beginning of the Saga of the Jewish PeopleArutz Sheva

The Torah now proceeds from the general and universal story of humankind to concentrate on the particular and individual story of the founding of the Jewish 

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Rabbinate council members reelectedJerusalem Post

 council that took placed on Thursday saw the 10 incumbent members reelected in line with a deal worked out between Bayit Yehudi, United Torah Judaism, 

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Lapid: Israel Doesn’t Need PA RecognitionArutz Sheva

This is in contrast to the policy of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has made recognition of Israel as a Jewish State an underlying principle for 

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Natan DvirCleveland Jewish News

The Cleveland Clinic invited community members to its current exhibit, “Natan Dvir: Lens On Israel,” located in the Clinic’s Q Glickman Tower in Cleveland.

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Fatah repeats that it does not recognise Israel as a Jewish stateMiddle East Monitor

Fatah The Sharjah-based Al Khaleej newspaper reported on Tuesday that Fatah has rejected the position of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who 

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Pole who helped save Jews gives to Jewish museumWestport-News

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish man who helped save Jews from the Holocaust has donated World War II documents and distinctions he received from Israel 

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American rabbis fearful of expressing dovish views on Israel, study Haaretz

Every fifth rabbi fears ‘significant professional repercussions’ for stating opinions on Israel or government policies, according to a poll by the Jewish Council for 

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Orange’s Markowitz named KSU homecoming king
Senior Jesse Markowitz was at a loss for words when he was crowned Kent State University’s homecoming king during halftime of the Kent State vs. Northern Illinois football game Oct. 5. (full story)

Jackie Mason, Neil Sedaka bring star power to Magen David Adom gala
Celebs like Jackie Mason, Neil Sedaka, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child and 12-year-old piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick showed up at the American Friends of Magen David Adom’s first-ever Los Angeles gala Sunday night. (full story)

White House to make announcement on Egypt aid policy
The Obama administration said it will soon make an announcement regarding its aid package to Egypt but denied that “all military assistance” would be cut. (full story)

Israeli professor shares 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Israeli-born and educated Arieh Warshel, a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Southern California, was named one of the Nobel winners Wednesday morning. (full story)


Today’s Best Bet
Kosher foodbank mobile pantry, 4-6 p.m., SSRIAS Kosher Food Pantry, 2004 South Green Road, South Euclid. IDs required. 216-382-7202.

B’nai mitzvah – week of Oct. 11
Chad Baker, Saturday afternoon, The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood
Zachary Carno-Harf, Saturday morning, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Lauren Jacobs, Friday evening, Temple Israel Ner Tamid
Anna Mester, Saturday evening, Park Synagogue
Dayna Lauren Rapkin, Saturday morning, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation
Also, David Katsman became a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Oct. 5 at Chabad Jewish Center of Solon.
Click here to read the complete b’nai mitzvah listings at cjn.org.This Day in History
2004: The first National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust was held in Romania. Oct. 9 was chosen as a date for this event because it marks the beginning of Romanian deportations of Jews to Transnistria in 1942.

Letters from Mandel show he lobbied for Suarez Corp.
State Treasurer Josh Mandel wrote two 2011 pleas on his office stationery seeking relief from litigation for Suarez Corp. (full story)

Haim beats out Justin Timblerlake on U.K. charts
We’d like to send a hearty, virtual l’chaim to Haim on their recent success. (full story)

More than 800,000 attend Jerusalem funeral for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
A throng estimated at more than 800,000 filled the streets of Jerusalem for the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Sephardic sage and political leader. (full story)

Freshman congressmen call on Obama to enforce Iran sanctions
A bipartisan group of freshmen congressmen called on the Obama administration to use all the sanctions passed by the House of Representatives against Iran to stop it from obtaining nuclear weapons. (full story)


Today’s Best Bet
The Park Synagogue Sisterhood luncheon with Les Levine, 10:45 a.m-2 p.m., Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike. $7. For reservations contact Terry Juntoff at 216-464-2364.
This Day in History
2009: Romania unveiled a monument in memory of 300,000 Jews and Gypsies killed during the Holocaust in the country, which at times in the past had denied that the extermination even occurred. President Traian Basescu said that it was the nation’s duty to “recognize the genocide during World War II” and to honor the victims.

Hadassah: WoW Made ‘Important Step’Arutz Sheva

Women of the Wall is a small but vocal group, which seeks to challenge Halachic (Jewish legal) norms and traditional Jewish practices at the Western Wall.

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Event honors IsraelJewish communityTulsa World

Erick Stalelbeck, a CBN News correspondent and terrorism analyst, speaks Monday during “A Night to Honor Israel,” at Victory Christian Center.

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Israeli Cancer Deaths Up, While Life Expectancy RisingThe Jewish Press

More Israelis die from cancer than from any other disease or cause, according to a study released by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics. Titled “Society in 

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New Song: ‘Boycott Israel, If You Think That’s Just’Arutz Sheva

Amid the constant bashing of Israel on the internet and other media platforms, Jewish musician and rapper Ari Lesser has produced a video to highlight the 

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Iranians via Twitter: Yes, we can wear jeansSt. Louis Jewish Light

Marcy Oster is a JTA correspondent in Israel. She worked at the ClevelandJewish News for nearly 12 years and was senior staff reporter when she made aliyah 

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Candidate: Prioritize Jewish Culture Over Formula 1Arutz Sheva

Arieh King of the United Jerusalem (Yerushalayim Meuhedet) party addressed English speakers on Sunday evening as part of the ongoing campaign for 

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Agudath Israel Thanks the NY Post and Daily News for their SupportJP Updates

Agudath Israel Thanks the NY Post and Daily News for their Support hammering the New York city’s Human Rights Commission for targeting Orthodox Jewish 

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