Jewish date: 12 ’Av 5770 (Parashath Wa’ethḥannan).
Today’s quasi-holidays: Hot Enough For Ya Day, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “Help Save Africa's Lions from Extinction - Take Action Today @ The Animal Rescue Site”, “Stand Up for the 4.9 Million Displaced Sudanese - Take Action Today @ The Hunger Site”, “Urge Congress to Help End Violence Against Women - Take Action Today @ The Hunger Site”, “ONE | Ask the Senate to deliver their promise to Haiti”, and “Why is the Obama administration listening to right-wing smear merchants?”.
Today’s news and commentary:
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