Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors

Holocaust survivors Ruth Brandspiegel and Israel “Sasha” Eisenberg parted ways in 1949 after befriending one another in a post-World War II displaced persons camp in Austria. They were reunited 71 years later on the Jewish fall holiday, Sukkot. (Oct. 20)

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NY rabbi makes house calls to celebrate Sukkot

In an effort to bring the traditions of Sukkot, a weeklong fall harvest festival, to the Jewish community in New York, Rabbi Eli Blokh constructed a mobile sukkah in the back of a truck and made house calls to people isolated due to the coronavirus. (Oct. 8)

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 14, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Israeli police clash with Palestinians at Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, Thai police find more than 100 people they suspect were trafficked from Bangladesh, Italy’s military gears up to grow medical marijuana, and a new off-road wheelchair promises to give disabled users more independence.

ISRAEL
Tensions Flare Again at Al-Aqsa Mosque​ in Jerusalem
Police prevented Palestinians from leaving after morning prayers as Jewish worshippers entered the site to celebrate the Sukkot holiday.

THAILAND
Authorities Discover Suspected Human Trafficking Victims
More than 130 people, most believed to be from Bangladesh, were found sick and exhausted in an area north of the resort island of Phuket.

ITALY
Military to Grow Medical Marijuana From 2015
The government hopes to cut costs in half by growing the plant locally.

UNITED KINGDOM
Off-Road Wheelchair Offers Greater Independence
The HexHog allows users to drive on or through terrain that the traditional electric wheelchair could never reach.

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