Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

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We're used to the quirks of the Hebrew calendar, which is based on lunar cycles. But this year features the earliest Rosh Hashanah since 1899.
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JTA
A monument to gays persecuted by the Nazis, the first of its kind in Israel, will be built in Tel Aviv.
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JTA
A strain of the polio virus was found in wastewater near Hadera, meaning the virus has spread to the north of Israel.
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Uriel Heilman, JTA
It didn’t take long after Rabbi Uri Topolosky moved to New Orleans in 2007 for the modern Orthodox rabbi to win plaudits for helping the city’s Jewish community heal following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But this year’s Katrina anniversary finds Topolosky in a different place: his new home in suburban Washington, D.C.
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Human rights activist Hawa Salih of Darfur has found a new home in Philadelphia with Rabbi Mordechai Liebling and his wife.
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