USPS stamp honoring baseball giant Hank Greenberg among those unveiled at Trustmark Park in Jackson, MS this Wednesday evening. The Mississippi Braves announced that the first 1000 fans will be given a "commemorative cachet with one of the four 'Baseball Sluggers'" which includes Mickey Mantle, Roy Campanella, Mel Ott, and Jewish great Hank Greenberg. The postal service will be onhand for a special cancellation of the stamps.

B'nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga welcomes its new rabbi, Meir Goldstein. A video clip can be found on this page. (WRCB)

About 35 percent of Israeli schoolchildren who stayed in the North during the war with Hezbollah are suffering from anxiety, nightmares and other problems, a survey found. (JTA) The 16,000 or so children also were found to have difficulty concentrating and are crying more often, the Tel Chai Academic College found in the survey. Problems are especially acute among preschoolers. The study found that 7 percent of the pupils who were present during the shelling have been suffering from severe anxiety. They are refusing to leave their homes, are afraid to return to school and are detached from their surroundings.

An explosion at a Jewish-owned market in Moscow killed at least 10 people and left 16 to 40 wounded. (JTA) According to preliminary reports, no Jews were hurt in the blast at the Cherkizovsky market. The market is believed to be owned and operated by members of the “Mountain Jewish” community, which has its roots in Azerbaijan. At least two children died in the Monday morning blast in Moscow. Investigators say the explosion, which caused a two-story building to collapse, could have been a settling of scores among gangs, but officials are not ruling out that the blast was a terrorist attack. The market in Moscow is used mostly by traders from China and former Soviet republics in Central Asia.

A $15 million tort claim has been filed in Washington by the families of children harmed during the 1999 shooting at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in California. (Seattle Times)

The publicist for Mel Gibson declines invitation for Gibson to appear at a California synagogue and apologize at Yom Kippur Services. (Daily Telegraph)

Thousands of Finns held a rally to support Israel. (JTA) Sunday’s rally in Helsinki of about 2,800 Finns, following weeks of rallies against Israel’s military action in Lebanon, is thought to have been the largest of its kind this summer in Scandinavia. The demonstrators expressed their friendship with Israel and were reacting to the hard line that Finland, which holds the rotating E.U. presidency, takes toward Israel.

A U.S. Jewish congressman married a woman he met through the online dating service JDate. (JTA) Rep. Steven Rothman (D-N.J.) and Jennifer Anne Beckstein were married Aug. 18 by a rabbi in New York. Each has been married previously, and their five teenage children were in attendance. Rothman made headlines two years ago when it was revealed that he was Steve3366, a government employee with a six-figure salary looking for Jewish love online. Rothman told JTA at the time that he chose to search online because of severe limitations on his time as a lawmaker.


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