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EX-SUPERMARKET BOSS LORD SAINSBURY OF PRESTON CANDOVER DIES AT 94







The former chairman and chief executive of supermarket chain Sainsbury's, Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, has died aged 94, the company has announced.  During his 40-year career with the firm he covered several roles, becoming a director in 1958 before being promoted to lead the business in 1969.  Lord Sainsbury retired from the company in 1992, becoming its life president. Sainsbury's current CEO Simon Roberts described him as "one of the great retailers of his time".

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HOMOSEXUALITY & THE SYNAGOGUE


By RABBI RAYMOND APPLE
        
Q. What should a synagogue do if a homosexual applied for membership.

A. These are some principles that I would propose:

1. Synagogues should not ask members about their sexuality.

2. They should not debar a homosexual from being a member, or from being counted to a minyan or receiving an Aliyah.



SWC EXPRESSES GRATITUDE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR SAVING RABBI AND HOSTAGES








By RABBI MARVIN HIER and ABRAHAM COOPER


While many questions remain, this much is clear. The terrorist demanded the release of Dr. Aafia Saddiqui convicted of shooting at American troops in Afghanistan. Dr. Aafia Saddiqui, not only hates Americans, but she is also a raving Jew-hater. At her trial in 2008, Saddiqui made continuous anti-Semitic comments and demanded that no Jew be allowed to serve on the jury.


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TEXAS SYNAGOGUE HOSTAGE-TAKER WAS BRITISH

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COLLEYVILLE, Texas – A man who took four hostages at a synagogue in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, has been identified by the FBI as British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44.  The man who interrupted a morning service in Colleyville on Saturday died after a 10-hour standoff with police during which explosions and gunfire could be heard.



  

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OSCAR® SHORTLIST FILMS AT THE MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE ("MOT")








 

LOS ANGELES -- The Museum of Tolerance has made a bold and hopeful start to 2022 with a full slate of virtual programs to engage and inspire. Join us for the following exciting lineup of Oscar shortlist films and discussions, and stay tuned for many more in the weeks ahead.  In this debut feature by writer-director Laura Wandel, the everyday reality of grade school is seen from a child's-eye-view.  Following 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel, we see Nora struggling to fit in before finding her place on the schoolyard.


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