July 20, 2017 - 26 Tammuz 5777

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Meatballs actor Harvey Atkin Dead at 74

Harvey Atkin, who lent his recognizable face and voice to a slew of television, film and commercial work, died of cancer in Toronto on July 18. He was 74.

Fighting within the family – of world Jewry: Rabbi to Rabbi

Rabbi Splansky: Netanyahu talks about klal Yisrael, yet he’s sold his brothers and sisters for a bag of silver-coin votes. Rabbi Fishman: Those who live in Israel have a primary voice, yet we who love Israel from a distance also have a role to play.

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Canadian man awarded damages for being forbidden to work on the Sabbath; the Temple Mount closed to Jewish visitors after an incident and Netanyahu caught in an embarrassing hot-mic snafu during meeting with European leaders.

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Next up, the moon for Israeli company

An Israeli team hopes to land a small, relatively cheap spacecraft on the moon in 2018, a first for a country already acclaimed for its space and satellite programs.

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In ‘final quarter’ of life, Pachter wants to inspire young artists

Leonard Wise's biography of Charles Pachter captures the Canadian Jewish artist's humour, vocal expressiveness and irreverence, not to mention his shtick.

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