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         15-21 Cheshvan, 5779                                            Oct. 15-21, 2018 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES --  611th Web Ed.



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WORLD NEWS

WJC MARKS 75 YEARS SINCE RESCUE OF DANISH JEWS 

  















COPENHAGEN – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder recently attended Denmark’s official ceremony commemorating 75 years since Danish Jewry were rescued from the Germans and their accessories and sent to safety in Sweden.


LOCAL NEWS

THE ADELSONS HONORED AT GIFT OF LIFE MARROW GALA










NEW YORK -- Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, trustees on behalf of the Adelson Family Foundation, were recently honored at the Gift of Life Marrow Registry Annual One Huge Night Gala at Cipriani 42nd St. in New York.


UCLA ALAN D. LEVE CENTER FOR JEIWSH STUDIES TO
HOST AARON RUBIN












LOS ANGELES -- It has long been known that the ancient Egyptian language is related to the Semitic language family, but the details of this relationship are still not fully understood. 

ASK THE RABBI


HARRY POTTER


By DR. RABBI RAYMOND APPLE

Q. Is it wrong to read the Harry Potter books given that they are about witchcraft and wizardry?


A. Most people would say they are harmless fun and I even hear of Jewish parodies about “Chayyim Po-tter” (“po-tter” could be taken as a Hebrew verb meaning to excuse or acquit)

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