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Zika Prevention, Knife Attacks Thwarted - Jewish News Skim Aug 28, Av 24

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- A Guide to help Pregnant Women reduce their Zika riskZika is being actively transmitted in South Florida, and there are concentrations of people with it in Texas, New York, and California (with limited transmission by intimate contact).  What can you do?  “Try to stay inside during the day, the mosquitoes that can carry Zika are daytime hunters.  If you do go out in the daytime, cover up. Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, socks, maybe a scarf (in the heat!)  Embed your clothing with permethrin, which you can get at a sports store.  Apply bug repellent using the ones recommended by the CDC as safe for pregnancy, reapply ever 2 hours! 

- Argentinian teens from school for children of German decent dress up as Nazis and attack Jewish students from nearby Jewish school.  Pupils from the Lanús German School arrived at a party in a nightclub dressed as Nazis.  Some of them were in leathers with swastikas painted on their chests and backs. We wanted them to be thrown out of the club but they shouted 'f------ Jews’ at us and proudly showed off their symbols.  Management finally took action as the situation devolved into a fight.

- Eight young people, with a crowd looking on, attacked a Jewish cemetery in Belfast, Ireland.  Eight young people are said to have carried out the attack with hammers and blocks, with a larger crowd looking on.  Thirteen Jewish graves were damaged as headstones were smashed and knocked over.

- Multiple knife attacks thwarted in Israel on the same day.  A woman was arrested with a large knife attempting to cross into Jerusalem.   A young man arrested at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron with a knife, and stated he was looking to murder a Jew in response to his brother being killed…trying to murder a Jew.  And suicide by soldier, an Arab man suddenly starting running towards soldiers, who shot in the air, at his feet, and finally shot him when he did not stop. 

- Photo of the Day…this is a knife being carried to stab.  “Hi Mam, why do you have an 14 inch knife in your purse?  ‘Oh, I was just going to peel an orange.’”

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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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