Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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After serving in Congress for nearly 20 years, Philadelphian Chaka Fattah traveled to Israel this week and spoke at a brain research conference.
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Two Palestinian brothers were arrested in an attack on a 9-year-old girl in the West Bank settlement of Psagot.
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Francois Englert, a Belgian Jewish professor at Tel Aviv University and a Holocaust survivor, shared the Nobel Prize in physics.
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Some 800,000 people flocked to the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the Israeli sage who founded the Sephardi Orthodox Shas political party and exercised a major influence on Jewish law.
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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the renowned Israeli sage who founded the influential Sephardi Orthodox Shas political party and exercised major influence on Jewish law, has died.
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