Sundown: Tel Aviv Protesters Observe Tisha B’Av
Plus, a Tisha B’Av app, Kanye says he’s like Hitler, Romanian slang defined, and more
• The tent city on Rothschild Boulevard, while hosting a largely secular group, quieted down for the arrival of Tisha B’Av, substituting loud parties with lectures and readings. [JPost]
• IDF soldiers experiencing combat trauma from the 2006 Lebanon War with Hezbollah arrived in New York last month for an innovative treatment program funded by international Jewish communities. Dan Klein reports. [JTA]
• The dictionary definition for a Romanian slang word is being challenged by the Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, which argues that the definition fails to mention the pejorative, offensive nature of the word. [NYT]
• A family court in Israel ruled that the family of a 17-year old young woman who died in an accident can extract her eggs, freeze them, and donate them to an infertile aunt. [JTA]
• An application available on the Android phone offers the full book of Lamentations (with English translation) for use during the 25-hour fast, which has no electricity restriction. [Jewish Week]
Five (non-Orthodox) friends visit the town of Kiryas Joel, get arrested, film it:
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