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Your daily spiel for Tuesday, September 5

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The first freshman class at North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, in 1889. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Your Daily Spiel is The CJN’s daily roundup of trending stories in the Jewish world.


Can I fight the power but please my Jewish parents? In our latest instalment of Ask the Love Rabbi, a reader wants to know how to navigate cultivating a meaningful, long-term relationship (plus pleasing her parents) while at the same time subverting marriage – an institution that’s historically oppressed women.

Bad North Korea: Israel has condemned the nuclear test conducted by North Korea.

Money for Harvey victims: Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry is planning to send $1 million in aid to Houston’s flood-hit Jewish community.

Orthodox man indicted: A haredi man from the religious town of Bnei Brak in Israel was indicted for making death threats against leaders of the Reform movement, and for vandalizing a Reform synagogue. He also allegedly targeted the left-wing organization Breaking the Silence organization and threatened well-known atheists in the country.

Smoke weed, not cigarettes: Starting school this week? Know a kid who is? Send over this Tablet magazine writer’s “Commandments for Incoming Freshmen.” If nothing else, it’s a nostalgic read.

 

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