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Machete, Grenade, Beheading Attacks - Jewish News Skim Aug 23, Av 19

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- Machete attack on the streets of Brussels, Belgium, woman attacker, 3 people stabbed.  As is usual in these cases, the identity of the attacker has not been released and the police have immediately responded with “the incident was not terrorism or politically motivated and the assailant is said to have had mental health problems.”

- Grenade attack on a Muslim family in Sweden kills children.  “Someone was standing outside the apartment and threw a hand grenade through the window, into the living room.  At least five children and several adults were inside at the time”

- Attempted beheading in Virginia by an ISIS lone wolf.  The attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, traveled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria and join ISIS.  He attacked a man and a women at an apartment complex in Roanoke, yelling "Allah Akbar" as he attacked them with a knife. Authorities believe he may have been trying to behead the male victim, who was likely picked at random.

- Unemployment in Israel falls to new low.  Israel's unemployment rate fell to a new low of 4.7% in July. The figures indicate further improvement in the rate of participation in the workforce among those aged 15 and above, to 64.4%.

…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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