KikarHashabat reports about HaRav Aharon Leib Shteinman's sadness regarding the disappearance of Aaron Sofer and that the Rav called for the public to pray that he should be found healthy. The Rav called upon those in the yeshivos to recite Tehillim perek 20, perek 130 and perek 142, while women should recite perek 142 and strengthen themselves in Shabbos observance.
Additionally, one can click here to particpate in reciting chapters of Tehillim for Aharon ben Chulda.
San Diego Chargers radio color commentator Hank Bauer was suspended from broadcasting the team's final preseason game on Thursday after telling an anti-Semitic joke at the end of Sunday's broadcast.
Continue reading: http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/chargers-announcer-hank-bauer-suspended-for-jewish-joke-082714
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis wrties that A new strain of anti-Semitism is on the rise.
One of the longest-running shows in television history suffered its worst tragedy this week when an audio technician for the reality program “Cops” was accidentally shot and killed by police while trying to film a robbery in Omaha.
Officers thought the suspect was shooting at them. They opened fire, killing the suspect as well as Bryce Dion, 38, a seven-year veteran of the show. When police examined the suspect's weapon, they discovered it was a pistol that fired only pellets.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-cops-tv-show-crew-member-dies-20140827-story.html
I'm sure that the incident will be treated as a tragic error, since it involved American police officers. Had it been the IDF, images of the slain journalist would have been published on front pages of most media sites, Ban Ki-moon would have called the deliberate killing of a journalist a violation of international humanitarian law, world leaders would have condemned the use of disproportionate force and would have called the act appalling and likened it to genocide, and a special commission would have been set up to investigate Israel for war crimes.