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–Temple Beth Sholom will make history in June when Gayle Pomerantz starts as the senior rabbi at the massive Miami Beach synagogue.
-Pomerantz has been a rabbi there for 23 years and is a familiar face to the South Florida community.
-But now, she will become a historical figure as the first woman to lead one of Miami’s largest synagogues.
-And from what we could tell, she plans on being an active leader.
–Pomerantz has helped the longtime senior rabbi Gary Glickstein double the size of the congregation over the past 20 years.
-Now, there are nearly 4,000 members of the synagogue.
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As Halloween fast approaches, people all across the US are gearing up to be their spookiest. But not all spooky places are created equal in America as a new study by WalletHub clearly indicates.
By using a detailed set of 16 metrics, WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated cities in the US to see which ones were the best and worst for Halloween 2015.
The consumer website, and their team of experts then focused on three main dimensions of comparison to come up with their list: 1) Safety & Surroundings, 2) Parties & Activities and 3) Halloween Weather.
NYC and Jersey City earn high marks on the list because of safety and the cheaper party scene, while St. Petersburg, FL gets very low marks in the same areas.
Best Places For Halloween 2015
10) Plano, TX
9) Chandler, AZ
8) Garland, TX
7) Santa Ana, CA
6) Irving, TX
5) Larredo, TX
4) Gilbert, AZ
3) Newark, NJ
2) Jersey City, NJ
1) New York, NY
Worst Places For Halloween 2015
10) Houston, TX
9) Nashville, TN
8) Indianapolis, IN
7) Charlotte, NC
6) Baton Rouge, LA
5) Oakland, CA
4) Winston-Salem, NC
3) Detroit, MI
2) Memphis, TN
1) St. Petersburg, FL
Do you agree with the list? Is your city the best place to celebrate Halloween in America? Let us know in the comments below.
Read more from the study.Source: WalletHub
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Joe Walsh, a former Republican Congressman from Illinois took to Twitter after the Dallas Shootings to threaten President Obama and vow to start a race war.
“This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you.”
Four police officers were killed when two snipers opened fire at the close of a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas. Another seven officers were injured in the attack.
Walsh deleted the Tweet but it was saved by many people.
Let’s just say that people were pretty mad:
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Boy bands have always been a staple of Pop music culture. They come in numerous, eclectic forms, ranging from The Jackson 5, The Beatles, and The Bee Gees, to New Kids on The Block, Backstreet Boys, and NSYNC, and most recently, One Direction.
Flashback to 2010. Five boys came together on popular British TV show “The X Factor.” Even though they collectively finished in third place, England nor the rest of the world were ready for the mass hysteria of One Direction.
Watch: One Direction final performance in 2010 X Factor
In a sense, Harry Styles, Niall Horran, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik have been compared to a modern day Beatles. Not only are both from England, but they also stole the hearts of millions of girls when they transitioned overseas to America.
But why did these kids transition into fame instantly?
“The Internet is what made One Direction what they are today,” Kelly Brickey, One Direction fan and journalism student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee said. “Online resources like Twitter and YouTube gave the boys a platform for fans to jump on the bandwagon. Even [the band] themselves have credited online fan presence for their success.”
The increase in popularity of social networking sites such as Twitter have skyrocketed conversations between fans from all over the world.
At any given moment, there is always at least something “One Direction” related trending. Some of the hashtags used range from, simply #OneDirection and #DirectionersRunTwitter, to more obscure fandom references like #BodyShotsWithHarry and #LiamWearsThongs.
“These days there’s more of an ability for fanship to manifest itself on social networks and other kinds of internet channels that point out just how intense fanship is,” Dr. Eric Weisbard, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Alabama said. “[Popularity] is something that we measured before through screams and people standing in Times Square, outside of MTV studios, and we can now measure it in more concrete ways.” Like social media.
Fast forwarding to 2015, One Direction fans, “Directioners” as they are called, had their worlds turned over: within a three month span, member Zayn Malik announced his departure from the band. Rumors then started forming about a potential hiatus.
In typical Boy Band fashion, sometimes the members “age out of the category” Weisbard said.
“They have been working nonstop for five years now,” Brickey said. “They may get a couple weeks here and there for themselves, but their dedication to their job is hardcore. They just need a break.”
So there you have it, girls love music more passionately than others. When they come together for a common purpose, fandoms form. A new language evolves between members which could be attributed to a cult. But something about these five boys from England has made a lasting impact on society and is not going anywhere for the foreseeable future.
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