Gather the News – Jewish News of the Week – 9/10

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  • Canada includes Iran’s hostility towards Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric as

    Drake’s Bar Mitzvah

    reasons for severing diplomatic relations.

  •  Jews and Muslims demonstrated in Berlin over a new law that restricts male circumcision. The new law requires the procedure be carried out by a doctor. Traditionally it is performed by a Jewish mohel, most of whom lack the medical training required under the new law. Politicians in Denmark, Norway, and Finland have also called for a ban on circumcision, though so far there has been no legislation.
  • Here’s an interview with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum who supported gay rights at the recent Democratic National Convention.
  • A new facebook app, called “Jewish Geography,” gives you a Jewish connection score based on your Facebook profile and friends. We’ll let you decide on this one…
  • And in sports news, the Israeli lacrosse team has earned eligibility for the 2014 Lacrosse World Championship. Israel competes in lacrosse? Who knew?
  • Whether or not you’re voting for Romney, this pin is pretty cool.
  • Seinfeld is something every Jew can take pride it. Paste Magazine released a list of the 25 best episodes, do you agree with their rankings? Let us know in the comments!