Didn’t gather the news this week? Don’t worry, we did!
- Democratic Party attacked for removing a reference to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital from its official party platform.
- The Western Wall’s stability ensured as engineers checked it two weeks prior to the High Holidays.
- Aly Reisman, Olympic gold medalist, and David Berger, Olympic weightlifter among the eleven Israelis killed at the ’72 games in Munich, to be inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
- Jewish basketball legend, Art Heyman, passed away earlier this week.
- One thousand Berliners donned kippot as an act of solidarity in the wake of last week’s anti-Semitic attack on a rabbi.
- The mass grave holding Witold Pilecki is believed to have been found. Despite not being Jewish, Pilecki allowed himself to be brought to Auschwitz as a prisoner in order to prove the rumors of atrocities.
- Tel Aviv’s bike share program makes plans for Yom Kippur, allowing bikers to rent early without an additional fee.
- This one’s for Stephen: Senator Hatch, known for the Hanukkah song he co-wrote, and the Utah delegation tried out “Call Me Maybe” at the RNC…Maybe they should stick to the “Eight Days of Hanukkah“.