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Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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The Polish Academy of Sciences has dismissed historian Prof. Krzysztof Jasiewicz following an interview in which he partly blames Jews for the Holocaust. Jasiewicz, 61, will lose his position as head of the Department of Analysis of Eastern Issues on June 1 but announced that he will appeal the decision. In the interview, which was […]

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The Norwegian daily Dagenblat may face a hate crime suit over its caricature of a gory circimcison
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.

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Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

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An ancient Torah scroll (illustrative).
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

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bat yam synagogue defaced
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

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Finance minister and leader of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid (R) and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Perry are insisting on criminal and economic sanctions against Haredim over the draft.
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.

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Alice Walker, proud demonizer of Israel and leader in the BDSM, is scheduled to speak at the 92nd Street Y in NY on Thursday, May 30
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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In addition to lots of other anti-Israel activity, Alice Walker was front and center with Roger Waters as the two of them attempted to block Carnegie Hall from hosting the Israeli Philharmonic in October, 2012. Now Alice Walker is scheduled to appear at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 30.

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Holocaust survivors at Chabad soup kitchen in Israel
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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Germany officials recently met in Israel for the first time to negotiate aid for Holocaust survivors, whom they visited in their homes and at soup kitchens. Now it announces $800 million more aid.

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Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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A poll commissioned by the Knesset Channel 99 revealed that two-thirds of Israelis favor jailing Haredim who refuse to join the armed forces. Almost the same majority backed extending the length of service for Hesder yeshiva students, according to the poll, quoted by the Jerusalem Post. The Peri Committee recommended treating Haredi draft dodgers as […]

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Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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Tourist Minister Uzi Landau and  Taglit-Birthright presented American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson with an honorary award on innovation and excellence in global tourism at the Second Jerusalem International Tourism Summit. Adelson has “changed the face of tourism on three continents,” said the speakers who awarded the gambling casino tycoon. Last week, Birthright Israel said Adelson […]

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Joe ‘Yoely’ Lhota
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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Although born into a Catholic family, the candidate is halachically Jewish.

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Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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Jewish Home Minister Uri Orbach announced Monday night on his Facebook page that he supports Rabbi David Stav, who is part of the Tzohar organization, as Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel. Some other Jewish Home Knesset Members have backed Rabbi Yaakov Ariel for the position, but his candidacy is in doubt because of his age. […]

Dennis Regan performing in Jerusalem
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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"They don’t just come to tour and see the sites, but they actually perform their material to audiences for an important cause.”

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Ganz attending a Knesset Committee session.
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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One soldier quoted his superior officer as saying: "I prefer to visit you in hospital than in court."

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Posted on: May 28th, 2013

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Burglars stole Judaica artifacts worth approximately $30,000 from a Jewish family in northern London while they were sleeping, The Jewish Chronicle reported. The thieves took menorahs, a Seder plate and silver cups, among other items, from the Palmer family home in Edgeware. Howard Palmer said the items were “totally irreplaceable.” Two of his five children […]

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Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago. More than 40 synagogues were represented at the ceremony in Far Rockaway. The Torah scrolls were from synagogues in Far Rockaway, Belle Harbor, Bayswater, Oceanside and Seagate. The burials were not […]

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Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner passed up the annual Memorial Day parade in his former Queens district on Sunday in order to speak at a half-empty church. “I was, like, ‘Where’s Weiner?!’” Forest Hills resident Frankie Esposito told the New York Post.  “I figured he’d come out to see his constituents. I don’t […]

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Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

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ZOA
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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Turns out Israel has plenty of friends on the Hill, and the ZOA helped bring them out in the open.

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Three enemies of Jewish life in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria shook hands in Jordan on Sunday: From right to left: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israel's President Shimon Peres. May 26, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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"I am an Israeli, and it just so happens that I'm also president of the State of Israel."

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