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3-9 Cheshvan, 5775                                            Oct 27-Nov. 2, 2014 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES -- 568th Ed.


      ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU ACCUSES
         ABBAS OVER JERUSALEM CAR
                          ATTAC
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Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby girl in Jerusalem.  MORE>

     SHABBAT UK: DIGITAL DETOX
    CALL FOR THE SABBATH



The chief rabbi hopes Shabbat UK will strengthen
communities, BBCi

Could you switch off your phone, and turn off your computer, and the television, for 25 hours? All Jews are being encouraged to take part in observing the Sabbath day of rest more strictly as part of Shabbat UK.
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    JEWISH COMMUNITY CALLED ON
    TO SWITCH OFF PHONES FOR 25
                         HOURS



The global Jewish community is being encouraged to observe the Sabbath a little more strictly from sunset on Friday. MORE>

  POLISH MUSEUM CELEBRATES 1,000 YEARS OF JEWISH LIFE



A new museum in Warsaw tells the rich and complex story of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland. Jews first settled in Poland in the early Middle Ages. From about the 17th Century until the beginning of the 20th Century, the country was the global centre of Jewish life.
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    ADL ALERTS U.S. SYNAGOGUES TO
  PROTECT AGAINST ONLINE HACKERS


New York, NY -- 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. MORE>

  FREE SPEECH, 'PSYCHOLOGICAL RAPE'
    AND THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER




The Monday night New York opening of the Death of Klinghoffer by American composer John Adams has set off a fierce debate over art, religious intolerance and free speech. MORE>


  

       
                                       RABBI'S CORNER

EVILS & INCLINATIONS

By RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE

The first lessons that man learned were how far he could go, both physically and metaphorically.  Physically he felt safe as long as the Garden of Eden lasted – but then came the expulsion which propelled him into an often unfriendly world. Thereafter his physical adventures and experiences sometimes brought discovery and delight, sometimes doom and destruction
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                                           NEWSMAKERS

POPE FRANCIS MEETS BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT PROFESSOR  DANIEL HERSHKOWITZ AT THE VATICAN

ROME, Italy -- Pope Francis met at the Vatican with Bar-Ilan University President Rabbi Professor Daniel Hershkowitz and a delegation of businessmen and women from South America and Spain. The Pope called for the strengthening of relations between Jews and Christians around the world. MORE>

PRESIDENT RIVLIN ADDRESSES 2ND GLOBAL CONFERENCE OF HONORARY CONSULS TO ISRAEL



    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, photo by Haim Zach (GPO)

President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin on Monday hosted at the president’s residence participants in the 2nd Global Conference of Honorary Consuls to Israel, attended by Honorary Consuls from 44 countries from across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. The President thanked the Honorary Consuls for representing Israel around the globe. 
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US USED NAZIS AS COLD WAR SPIES



Former FBI Director J Edgar Hoover (left) is said to have approved of the Nazi recruitment practice

Declassified US records reveal the nation's intelligence chiefs used hundreds of Nazis as spies and informants after World War Two. Central Intelligence Agency officials are said to have turned to the country's former enemies to help beat the Soviet Union during the Cold War. MORE>

                                                  BUSINESS/LEGAL

BANK HAPOALIM OPENS NEW LOS ANGELES OFFICE

LOS ANGELES -- Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s leading bank, is expanding its activity in the United States, with the official opening of its Los Angeles office.  Bank Hapoalim is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive commercial banking services to middle market companies with business interests in Israel and to Israeli companies operating in the United States, including the many high-tech companies working in Silicon Valley
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 CENTRAL CIVIL WEST COURTHOUSE
IMPLEMENTS NEW PHONE NUMBERS

The Central Civil West (CCW) Courthouse, located at 600 S. Commonwealth, Los Angeles, 90005, will begin using new telephone numbers on Oct. 29, 2014. 
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 COMMUNITY NEWS

SCREENING THE BEST OF ISRAELI CINEMA

BEVERLY HILLS -- Mace Neufeld and Israeli Actress Dana Ivgy highlighted the Oct. 23rd Israeli Cinema at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.  About 28 films will premiere from Oct. 23-Nov. 6. Highlights included opening night gala honoring Producers Arnon Milchan and Mace Neufeld.
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“SHABBAT LIVE” SERVICE WELCOMES NEW RABBI GABRIEL BOTNICK

WOODLAND HILLS, California -- Temple Aliyah, located in Woodland Hills, California will be hosting a musically infused Friday Evening Shabbat Live service at the Sheraton Hotel in Agoura Hills on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
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TRADITION! DISCOVERING JEWISH WEDDING CUSTOMS

A special evening lecture by Rabbi Susan Goldberg of Los Angeles's Wilshire Blvd Temple that take us on a journey of exploring ancient Jewish nuptial traditions such as the Chuppah, the Ketubah and the breaking of the glass. 
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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

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER SHOWCASES LIGHT & NOIR THRU MARCH 2015
The Skirball Cultural Center is holding a press preview for our major fall exhibition, Light & Noir: Exiles and Emigres in Hollywood, 1933-1950”  through March, 2015.  This fascinating show relates the stories of the many German-speaking filmmakers who fled the Weimar film industry and went on to make scores of beloved Hollywood classics including Sunset Boulevard, Casablanca, Mildred Pierce and Ninotchka. MORE>
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