LOCAL NEWS

POPE FRANCIS INVITED TO OPEN MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE'S NEW SOCIAL LAB​









LOS ANGELES -- Nelson and Claudia Peltz meeting with Pope Francis following Wednesday’s Vatican Mass. Nelson Peltz, Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner, Trian Fund Management, L.P., Chairman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Board of Governors and longtime SWC benefactor has extended a personal invitation to Pope Francis, on behalf of the Center, to visit the new Claudia and Nelson Peltz Social Laboratory at the SWC’s Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

​​RABBI'S CORNER


BEFORE CREATION -- B'RESHIT


By RABBI DR. RAYMOND APPLE


The first three words of the Torah are "B’reshit bara E-lokim", "In the beginning G[-]d created the heavens and the earth".

(Bet Shammai says He created the heavens first, Bet Hillel says the earth came first, and the sages say – Chagigah 12a – that both were created at the same time.)

The word "B’reshit" is difficult. Does it mean "firstly", "in the beginning"? If so, it should be "Barishonah".


WORLD NEWS

ISRAEL FOREIGN MINISTER MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO BAHRAIN









BAHRAIN, Saudi Arabia – Israel's foreign minister has made the first official visit to Bahrain by an Israeli cabinet member since the states established diplomatic ties last year.  Yair Lapid had a "historic, warm and hopeful meeting" with King Hamad Al Khalifa and opened Israel's embassy.  The first commercial flight from Manama to Tel Aviv took off after his arrival.


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EITAN BIRAN: ITALY CABLE CAR SURVIVOR TO STAY IN ISRAEL AMID CUSTODY FIGHT










​​A six-year-old Israeli boy who was the sole survivor of an Italian cable car crash will stay in Israel until a court has ruled on a bitter custody dispute. Eitan Biran's parents, brother and two great-grandparents were among 14 people killed in the accident in May.  His paternal aunt, who lives in Italy, was given guardianship by an Italian judge afterwards.  But earlier this month he was flown to Israel on a private jet by his maternal grandfather without her permission..

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ISRAEL ACCUSES IRAN OVER CYPRUS ALLEGED HITMAN PLOT 




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CYPRUS -- Israel has accused Iran of plotting to kill Israelis in Cyprus after police there arrested a man suspected of being hired to carry out the attacks.  The Israeli prime minister's office said "an act of terror... was orchestrated by Iran against Israeli businesspeople" living on the island. His office denied media reports that the target was Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi.  Iran - Israel's arch-foe - has denied Israel's claims.