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How to Help Elderly Widows or Widowers

After the loss of a spouse, your senior parent, friend, or relative will likely oscillate between feelings of denial, anger, and depression — but also other stages like bargaining and acceptance. While it won’t be easy, your senior loved one will need to tackle various financial decisions while oscillating between these stages of grief — and your support and guidance will be imperative during this time. How can you help your senior loved one to make important financial decisions while coping with his or her loss? [MentalHealthforSeniors.com]

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Antisemitic Vandals Deface 2 Denver Schools

Police units in Denver are searching for the person or person who defaced a public school with swastikas and anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic messages over the weekend, as well as those responsible for the vandalism of a local Jewish day school. [JNS.org]

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Anti-Israel Columnists Need to Stick to the Facts

Mary Christine-Bader, a defender of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, has a penchant for confusion. Try to make sense of the passage below. I sure can’t. “(Rep. Betty McCollum) pointed out that ‘innocent Palestinians who live under military occupation are regularly killed by Israeli security forces’ and have no Iron Dome to protect them,” Bader writes in a commentary for her hometown paper in Minneapolis, The Star Tribune; McCollum represents St. Paul, Minn. [Bruce S. Ticker]

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Intimidation of Jewish College Students on the Increase

As yet more evidence that Jewish students have continued to be targets of bias on university campuses, a Spring 2021 poll by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, together with the Cohen Research Group, revealed that 65% of students in the leading Jewish fraternity and sorority have “felt unsafe” on campus, while 50% of students surveyed have felt “the need to hide their identity.” [Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D]

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Friendship Circle Cofounder Resigns, Citing Control by Family of Disgraced Rabbi

A cofounder and former executive director of the Friendship Circle of San Diego, Elisheva Green, has resigned “with a broken heart” from the organization founded to help children and adults with disabilities, citing irregularities in the organization’s governance by members of the family of disgraced former rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway. [Donald H. Harrison]

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Gantz, Netanyahu Express Sorrow Over Colin Powell’s Death

(JNS) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz expressed sorrow over the death of Colin Powell on Monday, stating, “The world has lost a great American statesman and military leader, Colin Powell. Not only was he a patriot and a professional, but also a pioneer—the first African-American to serve as U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of

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Good News From Israel (October 17, 2021)

In the Oct. 17, 2021 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include: 
–An Israeli startup can test whether a recovering cancer patient needs chemotherapy.
–Israelis are aiding and rescuing trapped Afghans.
–An Israeli has been elected President of Europe’s top nuclear research organization.
–The brother of Israel’s PM has launched an electro-hydrogen truck in the UK.
–BMW, LG, and other multinationals are using Israeli smart glass in their products.
–An Israeli hosted chess tournament attracted participants from Iran and Saudi Arabia.
–Over a million people visited Jerusalem’s Western Wall during the recent festivals. {Michael Ordman]

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