Looks like we’re still in the midst of the summer slowdown, but these nuggets from the Jewish media are still worth checking out:
- Israel’s 41-year-old economic war against the Palestinians has failed, says the Forward.
- Brandeis University is embarking on a $1.2 billion fund-raising campaign, making it the youngest university ever to seek more than a $1 billion in one campaign, reports the Boston Jewish Advocate.
- The Jewish community in Milwaukee works with Common Ground to fight for social change in Wisconsin.
- The L.A. Jewish Journal reports on how the Jewish community felt the 5.4 magnitude earthquakee that hit Los Angeles this week.
- More than 100 kids from rocket-addled Sderot are getting a break from the quasi war zone this summer at American summer camps, reports Carolyn Slutsky of The New York Jewish Week.
- The Jewish federation in San Francisco gives its support to Tel Hai Academic College, a growing university on Israel’s northern border, reports J., the Jewish weekly of northern California.
- Michigan suffers from a lack of leadership, says the Detroit Jewish News.
- Geneologists are set to meet in Chicago, says the Chicago Jewish News.
- The Baltimore Jewish Times offers tips on how to beat the sagging real estate market.
- The Fundermentalist did not steal the idea for this column from the Forward’s Bintel Brief, reports the Fundermentalist; he stole the idea from Ami Eden, a.k.a. Editor Man, who came to JTA from the Forward.