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- Zika now in California, Texas, Florida and New York. Health data released Friday shows Zika cases are growing in California, where two babies have been born with virus-related defects. The number of people reported to have Zika infections in the U.S. more than doubled in the past six weeks – from 935 as of June 29 to 1,962. California ranks third in the number of infected people, behind New York at 530 and Florida with 322. So far all cases in California and New York are people catching the disease overseas and bringing it home. Only the Miami area has locally transmitted cases.
- Simulated Black Hole created in Technion University, Israel, creating quantum entangled particles – may allow development of new physics devices. Physicist at the Technion produces experiment showing Hawking radiation arising from quantum entangled particles at the event horizon of his sonic black hole. Besides possibly winning anti-Israeli physicist Stephen Hawking a Nobel Prize next year, this will allow the study and ‘easy’ creation of quantum entangled particles – which may be the basis for future technologies such as unblockable communications and faster than light communications.
- Egypt and Jordan condemn Israel for allowing Jews to walk on the Temple Mount. 400 Jews visited the site on Sunday, a fact which angered Egypt as well as Jordan's King. The condemnations are outrageous, discriminatory, and ignore the reality of thousands of non-Jewish tourists daily as well as various children and Arabs who treat the site as a soccer field and a picnic area. But why shouldn’t the Jews be discriminated against, no one will register a complaint against anti-Jewish discrimination by Arabs.
- Ultra-orthodox population growing quickly in Israel, and increasingly working and doing military service. The “2016 Statistical Report on Ultra-Orthodox Society in Israel" shows increasing numbers of haredim are serving in the military, obtaining higher education and joining the workforce. The haredi community comprises 11 percent of the nation’s population and is growing rapidly at an annual rate of 4% compared to just 1% among non-haredi Jews. In 2015, 50% of haredi men were employed, compared with 87% of men in the general population, while 73% of haredi women were employed, compared to 81% of non-haredi women, increasing each year.
- Ford Foundation to fund Black Lives Matter to $100 million. As BLM burns down Milwaukee, the Ford Foundation has decided to fund the organization to spread it’s goals across the U.S. Given the group has so far inspired the murder of police and the burning of several U.S. cities, one wonders if the Ford Foundation has become anti-civilization or just suicidal.
- U.S. ships in more ‘officially accepted’ Syrian refugees that all of the E.U. for 2016. The United States has embraced 8,000 of a planned 10,000 this year, and while to be actually praised for keeping their word and doing what they said, the refugees are being shipped around the U.S. and dropped into suburban and country communities nationwide, with no facilities for absorption. Good luck with that.
- After death experiences and one out-of-body experience proven in the lab. In a large scale study of more than 2,000 people, British researchers confirmed that thoughts DO carry on after the heart stops. “It had been believed the brain stopped all activity 30 seconds after the heart had stopped pumping blood around the body, and that with that, awareness ceases too. However, the study from the University of Southampton shows people still experience awareness for up to three minutes. The most significant finding of the study is that of a 57-year old man who is perhaps the first confirmed outer body experience in a patient.”
- (Repeat) Americans who wish to vote in the U.S. election from Israel, time to register is almost past. Here’s a link to make registration easy.
…and that’s the news of interest to Jews today. (our skim is ethnically focused, but we’re thrilled for every reader)