Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Chinese Embassy Blows Up, Poles Torch Jews in Effigy - Jewish News Skim Aug 30, Av 26

Avoid the SHTUSS yet be an informed smart Jew while standing on one leg!  Here’s the news being talked about by Jews today…

Today’s Skim of the News for Jews – Be a Smart Aleck!

image- Car Bombing against Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan (north of China), 3 murdered.  The vehicle reportedly smashed through the gates and exploded in the center of the compound, close to the ambassador's residence.  While there are no claims of who attacked, some 500 Kyrgyz nationals are believed to have joined ISIS.

- Polish soccer fans torch 'Jewish' effigies, fly banner calling for burning of JewsA group of soccer hooligans in Poland torched effigies representing Jews and displayed banners calling for Jews to be burned.  The incident occurred when dozens of fans supporting the Widzew Łódź side rallied against the town rival ŁKS Łódź, which is often derided as "Jewish" by opposing teams' fans (though neither team has any Jewish players nor either town any Jewish population – though the towns were heavily Jewish before the Holocaust).  Images taken at the event showed the ruffians igniting strung-up effigies donned in attire apparently representative of Orthodox Jews.  In 2014, a Polish municipal prosecutor in Poznań ruled that chants by soccer fans are not deemed criminal offenses.  Ah, so burning Jews in effigy is ok then…because soccer.

- 84 people murdered in Chicago this month, 27 people murdered in Baltimore this month.  U.S. cities at some of their highest crime statistics in the last 20 years, with Chicago and Baltimore notable cases.  Chicago had over 400 shootings with 84 murders just in August.  Baltimore’s doing it’s best to keep up as well. 

- Artifacts go on display from Biblical city of Sha'arayim, meaning 'Two Gates', that is mentioned in the story of the battle of David and the Philistine giant, Goliath.   Excavations in 2008 that archaeologists to realize they had stumbled upon what was possibly the earliest physical evidence of a Davidic city dating back to the 11th Century BCE.  It includes two inscriptions written in the Canaanite script that were found on a jar and a pottery fragment which are believed to be the earliest known example of Hebrew writing.  The 3000 year old artifacts are on display in the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, Israel starting this week.

- Photo of the Day…top Yiddish curses in a Yiddish dictionary:

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…and that’s the news of interest to Jews today.     (our skim is ethnically focused, but we’re thrilled for every reader)

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