Family makes new world record for most lights
An Australian family set a new world record for having the most Christmas lights attached to their Canberra home, Guinness World Records. Many friends and neighbors showed up to take a closer look at the 502,165 Christmas lights that illuminate the residential property of David Richards and his family in the Canberra suburb of Forrest. The electricity bill will certainly be higher in the following weeks, but Richards said a local power company was supporting his project.
South African Jewish community remembers the Hungarian victims of the Nazi Holocaust
Nowadays, South Africa experiences generally very low levels of anti-Semitism compared to other countries like Hungary. At a recently held event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary, South African Jewry were reminded that not all Jews were always so fortunate.
–Sir Tom Jones speaks out against anti-Israel protestersTelegraph.co.uk
When Sir Tom Jones announced that he was to sing in Israel, he declined to … tells The Jewish News: “I wanted to go, because the Israeli people asked me.
Jewish Farmers Warn: Next Theft Will End in MurderArutz Sheva
The fact that the thefts are motivated by hatred of Israeli “settlers” and not only financial gain makes them particularly dangerous, he explained. “A case of theft …
|Peter B. Lewis dead at 80
Peter Lewis, who shepherded Progressive Corp. from a small-time operation to one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later became the billionaire backer of marijuana legalization, died Saturday. He was 80. (full story
)CJN’s Jews of Interest: Evey Becker
Ask anyone associated with Elyria’s Jewish community and chances are they know Evey Becker. (full story
)Analysis: Iran deal leaves Israel few options
After feverishly trying to derail the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran in recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has little choice but to accept an agreement that he has derided as deeply flawed. (full story
)NY Orthodox Jew assaulted as part of game
Shmuel Perl, 24, an orthodox Jew living in Brooklyn, was walking home from work on Friday when a group of men assaulted him on the street, the New York Post reported Friday. (full story
Today’s Best Bet
“Light Up the Night,” a community tree-lighting celebration, 5:30-8 p.m., Allen Theatre lobby, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleve. Free and open to the public. www.clevelandplayhouse.com.
This Day in History
2002: Theo Epstein was appointed general manager of the Boston Red Sox. In less than two years (2004) the Sox would beat the hated Yankees for the American League Pennant and then win the World Series, thus breaking “the curse.” The youthful Jewish executive would be hailed as part of a new generation of baseball executives.