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26 Tishrei- 2 Cheshvan, 5775                                                         Oct 20-26, 2014 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES -- 567th Ed.



  
KLINGHOFFER OPERA 'MUST BE PERFORMED', SAYS MET



The New York Metropolitan Opera is presenting controversial work The Death of Klinghoffer this week.  Its general manager tells the BBC why he is determined to press ahead despite protests at its staging.  MORE>

  PRESIDENT RIVLIN MEETS WITH UN SEC. GEN. BAN KI-MOON



     President Reuven Rivlin with UN Secretary General Ban
                    Ki-moon, copyright: GPO/Kobi Gideon


For the first time as head of state, President Reuven Rivlin held this afternoon (Monday 13 October 2014) a working meeting with UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon, within the framework of the Secretary General’s visit to the region.  Before the meeting, both made statements regarding the International Conference on Gaza Reconstruction attended by the Secretary General, as well as the general security situation. MORE>

   ADL
CALLS RANSACKING OF JEWISH
       BUSINESS IN CROWN HEIGHTS
         “A SHOCKING HATE CRIME”


The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the ransacking of a Jewish business in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, by a group of teenagers “a shocking hate crime” and called on city officials and law enforcement to ensure that those responsible are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
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    ADL: BRITISH VOTE TO RECOGNIZE
     PALESTINE “COUNTERPRODUCTIVE”

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called the non-binding resolution passed yesterday by the British Parliament to recognize a Palestinian state a “premature and counterproductive political maneuver” likely to contribute to further delaying the two-state solution its supporters claim they want to see.  
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         OBITUARY: LYNDA BELLINGHAM

    

Lynda Bellingham had an acting career that spanned five decades. She was rarely out of work, appearing in a string of roles on TV, film and the stage. MORE>

 
   ADL PRAISES SEARS FOR REMOVING
         SWASTIKA RING FROM ONLINE
                     MARKETPLACE

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) recently praised Sears for taking immediate steps to remove a swastika ring that was made available for sale by a third-party vendor on the online Sears Marketplace under the category, “Men’s Fashion Punk Rock Style.” MORE>

        
RIVLIN REBUKES VIOLENCE &
   INCITEMENT IN JERUSALEM DURING
       FORMER PM YITZCHAK SHAMIR
                       MEMORIAL


President Rivlin: “This violence, which boils into terrorism, must be stopped, and severely dealt with by the security forces and police. Even at the cost of forcible action against the rioters – whether Arab or Jew.  Jerusalem cannot be governed by groups with an interest to enflame and stoke the fires at their will.” MORE>



  

       
                                       RABBI'S CORNER

SIMCHAT TORAH: WHO IS REJOICING?

By RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE

The name Simchat Torah is ambiguous. The conventional translation helps very little.  To say "The Rejoicing of the Torah" tells us two things, but not what we really need to know. It tells us that this is a day of rejoicing; it tells us that the rejoicing involves the Torah. But what it fails to make clear is who is actually doing the rejoicing. Is the Torah rejoicing in us, or are we rejoicing in the Torah? MORE>

                                           NEWSMAKERS

   LIBERMAN MEETS WITH ITALIAN
FM MOGHERINI



ROME, Italy -- Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman met on last week in Rome with Italian Foreign Minister and EU High, according to Representative-designate for Foreign Policy Federica Mogherini. MORE>

 PRESIDENT RIVLIN ADDRESSES ISRAEL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: ARAB-JEWISH
       TENSIONS AT RECORD HIGHS

In the wake of the arson attack on the mosque in the Palestinian town of Aqraba, President Reuven Rivlin issued the following statement: MORE>

NAZIS WHO LEFT US STILL RECEIVED SOCIAL SECURITY


The US government has paid dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in Social Security benefits after forcing them to leave the United States. MORE>

                                                  BUSINESS/LEGAL

JANET YELLEN WARNS ON GROWING INEQUALITY IN THE US



US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said that she was "greatly concerned" about rising inequality in the US.
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MORGAN STANLEY PROFITS SOAR 87% AS TRADING REBOUNDS



US investment bank Morgan Stanley has posted an 87% jump in profits to $1.65bn (£1bn) in the three months to the end of September.
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SEC ANNOUNCES ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST FORMER WELLS FARGO ADVISORS COMPLIANCE OFFICER FOR ALTERING DOCUMENT

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced an enforcement action against a former Wells Fargo Advisors compliance officer who allegedly altered a document before it was provided to the SEC during an investigation.
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 COMMUNITY NEWS

SCREENING THE BEST OF ISRAELI CINEMA

BEVERLY HILLS -- Mace Neufeld and Israeli Actress Dana Ivgy will highlight the Oct. 23rd Israeli Cinema at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.  About 28 films will premiere from Oct. 23-Nov. 6. Highlights will include opening night gala honoring Producers Arnon Milchan and Mace Neufeld.
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BEVERLY HILLS ARTSHOW DRAWS CROWDS OF ART LOVERS TO WEEKEND EVENT



The Beverly Hills artSHOW attracted over 40,000 people to Beverly Gardens Park over the weekend, with more than 240 exhibitors showcasing their best large-scale paintings, sculptures, glass creations, jewelry, photographs and other works. Special awards and first place honors were given to artists in 14 categories, including “Best of Show” and “Most Original Work.” MORE>


ADL ALERTS U.S. SYNAGOGUES TO PROTECT AGAINST ONLINE HACKERS

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has issued a security alert to Jewish institutions across the country concerning a potential uptick in the number of online attacks by foreign hackers targeting the websites of synagogues and other Jewish organizations, which could compromise synagogue membership lists and financial data.
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SPECIAL REPORT

IS THE OIL CRASH A SECRET US WAR ON RUSSIA?


Lower oil prices, reflected in falling petrol prices at the pump, have been a boon for Western consumers. Are they also a potent US weapon against Russia and Iran?
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                              LOCAL

ELIGIBLE L.A. COUNTY VOTERS NEED TO REGISTER TO VOTE BY OCT. 20

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan reminds eligible L.A. County voters that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is Monday, Oct. 20 at 11:59 p.m.  MORE>