TJC’s Jewish News Week in Review: November 1, 2013
http://newsdesk.tjctv.com Obama’s latest directive on Iran, Paula Abdul’s bat mitzvah in Israel, a new film in Yiddish, the doors of the Cairo Geniza come to NY, “The Model Apartment” gets an Off-Broadway revival, author Dara Horn sits down to talk about her new novel, and more of this week’s Jewish news.
Beit Shemesh communities locked in confrontation: Israeli town divided over election results
The Israeli city Beit Shemesh has become a flashpoint for a religious struggle that is threatening to tear Israel apart from within. The city of about 100,000, west of Jerusalem, is deeply divided between secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Nazi secret police chief ‘Gestapo Mueller’ believed buried in mass grave at Berlin Jewish cemetery
A leading German researcher says that the head of Hitler’s secret police was buried in a mass Jewish grave in 1945. It was one of the great remaining mysteries surrounding the final days of World War II – what happened to Heinrich Mueller, the head of the Gestapo.
Simon Schama’s ‘The Story of the Jews’: BBC Jewish series proves popular at Cannes festival
The BBC is just one of many major content producers here in Cannes trying to sell their programmes to new markets. One show they have had no problem in selling aims to do what may have previously been thought to be impossible, and tell “The Story of the Jews.”
Argentina elects first rabbi MP: Rabbi Sergio Bergman elected to Argentina’s National Congress
An Argentine Jew has become the first rabbi to serve as a national lawmaker in the country after being voted in to the National Congress. Rabbi Sergio Bergman from the centre-right PRO party garnered 34.5 percent of the vote to edge out his opponent Elisa Carrio who had 32.2 percent.
Rome court jails two Lazio supporters for anti-Semitic attacks against Tottenham Hotspur fans
Two Italian football thugs have been jailed for a total of ten years after the savage attack that took place last year against Tottenham Hotspur fans when visiting Rome to watch their team play Lazio in a Europa League match.
French art dealer reburied in Israel 143 years after deathHaaretz
“I found it had simply disappeared,” Debby Lifchitz, an Orthodox Jewishwoman from Israel, was quoted as telling the Le Figaro newspaper of Tedesco’s grave.
Rabbi Simcha Kook: Tzohar Bill – More Illegitimate Children?Arutz Sheva
And while many Orthodox Jewish rabbis have come out in condemnation of the bill, … Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook, officiating rabbi for the centralIsrael city of …
Bennett: Israel Sent a Strong Message Following Australia AttackArutz Sheva
In response to a query by United Torah Judaism MK Uri Maklev, Bennett said he had spoken with Jewish community leaders in Australia, expressing Israel’s …
Arab Family Fails in Campaign to Build Over Ancient VillageArutz Sheva
An attempt by far-left Israeli groups to win approval for Arabs to build at the site of an … immediately adjacent to the modern-day Jewish community of Susiya. … Susiya as “ancient Palestinian Susiya,” according to the Tatzpit news agency.
NY: Anti-Semitism Victim Wins $900000 LawsuitArutz Sheva
A Jewish deliveryman who suffered years of anti-Semitic abuse at the hands of his coworkers and supervisors has had his day in court – successfully suing his …
Israeli city divided by religion after close voteWKRN
AP National News VideoMore>> … Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 10 percent of Israel’s population. Maintaining a strict lifestyle that revolves around prayer …
Jewish Samaria Resident Accused of Hitting PA ResidentArutz Sheva
Crime squad detectives from the Shomron (Samria) and Yehuda (Judea) district police arrested a resident of Eli on Wednesday. The suspect was accused of …
Attacks on Bayit Yehudi ContinueArutz Sheva
… continue a series of backlashes against Bayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) for their … Israeli left-wing parties like HaTnua typically use the event as a springboard …
AP PHOTOS: Military ever-present in Israeli lifeWAND
AP National News VideoMore>> … It’s no surprise that even in peacetime, the shadow of Israel’s military past looms large over everyday life. … MostJewish men are required to enlist at the age of 18 for three years of mandatory service …
|Kristallnacht’s 75th anniversary
Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a pogrom against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria Nov. 9-10, 1938, carried out primarily by Nazi Party officials and members of the SA. (full story
Community members protest Bank of America layoffs
About 25 people attended a rally Thursday afternoon at Richmond Road and Science Park Drive in support of the 1,000 workers Bank of America laid off from its Beachwood office. (full story)
Regina Brett: The name is usually a dead giveaway
Regina Maria. It’s as Catholic as they come. When I was a child, most Catholics believed in naming every child after a saint. I got the big one. It translates from Latin into “Queen Mary.” (full story)
Player of the Week: Alex Somogyi
Senior defender Alex Somogyi was a quiet but effective leader for Beachwood High School’s girls’ soccer team this season. (full story)
Know a student athlete you would like to nominate for High School Player of the Week? Coaches and parents should email Ed Wittenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Sunday. Provide the player’s name and statistics for the week and a contact telephone number and email.
Weekend’s Best Bet
Sunday, Nov. 3: 24th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Freeway Lanes of Solon, 33185 Bainbridge Road. $50. www.bowl2013.kintera.org.
B’nai mitzvah – week of Nov. 1
Ariel Cohen, Saturday morning, Suburban Temple-Kol Ami
Bradley Jacob Gilbert, Saturday evening, Park Synagogue
David Gold, Saturday morning, Congregation Shaarey Tikvah
Sophie Greff, Saturday evening, Jewish Family Experience at the John Carroll University Green Road Annex
Morgan Wynne Kahn, Saturday morning, Beth Israel-The West Temple
Evie Rose Krislov, Saturday morning, B’nai Jeshurun Congregation
Ally Marchewitz, Saturday afternoon, The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood
Jake Marchewitz, Saturday afternoon, The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood
Daniel Myeroff, Saturday morning, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Jack Newman, Saturday morning, Park Synagogue
Dylan Siegler, Saturday evening, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple
Click here to read the complete b’nai mitzvah listings at cjn.org.This Day in History
1916: The Ottoman Jewish Union was founded with the aim of fostering friendly relations between Jews of different countries and the Ottomans, as well as closer association of the Ottoman Jews with the other nationalities in Turkey.