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Just a Nosh

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Youkilis to play for Israel in World Classic

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis says he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic. Youkilis, formerly a Boston Red Sox All-Star, told Israel Sports Radio Aug. 22 that he would play for Team Israel if he is healthy. This season Youkilis is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 47 runs batted in. He has been hampered by injuries for much of the past three seasons.

Israel is one of 16 countries invited to play in next month’s qualifying round, and the top four teams advance to the 2013 classic.

Youkilis also said there are other Jewish Major League Baseball players who want to play, the station said. Diaspora Jews are eligible to play on behalf of Israel. Former MLB player Brad Ausmus has signed on as coach and retired players Shawn Green and former Tampa Bay Rays player Gabe Kapler have agreed to assist as coaches and players for the Israeli team.

German rabbi sued for circumcisions

BERLIN – A court in Bavaria is considering criminal charges of committing bodily harm against a local rabbi, in the first known case to arise from an anticircumcision ruling in May.

The investigation against Rabbi David Goldberg, who is a mohel, undertaken after a complaint was filed against him with police by anti-circumcision activists. Goldberg, 64, a Jerusalem native living in Hof Saale in Bavaria, told JTA he did not know what act the charges could refer to, since he has not performed any circumcisions recently in Germany. “Only abroad: in Budapest, in the Czech Republic, in Italy,” he said. But he said the suit would not dissuade him from performing circumcisions..

The original ruling in May related to a Muslim family in Cologne whose son suffered complications after his circumcision. The court found that non-medical circumcision of a minor is a criminal act.

HSN CEO on most powerful women list

Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times and first woman to lead the paper, was named the fifth most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. Several other Jewish businesswomen also joined the 2012 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list including the CEO of the Home Shopping Network Mindy Grossman at number 96. HSN is headquartered in St. Petersburg.

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg came in at 10; CEO and chairman of Kraft Foods Inc. Irene Rosenfeld at 13, down from number 2 last year; senior vice president of Google Susan Wojcicki at 25; Fashion designer Diana Von Furstenburg made the list at 33 along with Anna Wintour, the editor in chief of Vogue, who came in at 51.

Other Jewish women on the list include: Chairman of Sony Pictures Amy Pascal at 36; Oracle CFO Safra Katz at 48; heiress, businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison at 65; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Schapiro at 65, down from 17 last year; Cable TV executive Bonnie Hammer at 73; and Rockefeller Foundation head Judith Rudin at 98.


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