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From left: Rabbi Berel Mockin, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Rabbi Zalman A. Grossbaum and Rabbi Rabbi Yitzchok Wineberg, as Rabbi Wineberg presents Harper with a Chumash that includes commentaries of the Rebbe.
 

Harper, Netanyahu Meet Chabad Rabbis

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

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Canadian Chabad rabbis accompanied Harper on his trip.

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Fliers depicting Oakland Councilwoman Libby Schaaf with a swastika were posted throughout Oakland, California
 

Swastika Adorns California Politician’s Head in Hate Fliers

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

"That symbol on anyone's head is anti-Semitic," said Libby Schaaf. Her father was born Jewish and she is proud of her Jewish heritage.

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UNESCO poster announcing its jointly sponsored exhibition with the Simon Wiesenthal Center
 

UNESCO: Postponing ‘Jewish Connection to Israel’ Exhibit to June

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

You'd never know from UNESCO's "postponement" announcement that the exhibition was called off because of Arab pressure, rather than because the exhibition wasn't ready.

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Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel and friends have initiated an internet campaign directed at one of the most insular and impenetrable demographics in the Jewish world: Haredi Yiddish speakers in America.
 

Religious Zionists Target Yiddish Speaking Haredim for Aliyah (Video)

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

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Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.

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Jewish Councilwoman in Oakland Targeted with Swastikas

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Fliers hung in the Oakland, Calif., Montclair  neighborhood of Jewish city councilwoman Libby Schaaf show a swastika drawn on her forehead. The fliers hung district represented by Schaaf read, “Stop Schaaf. Stop the DAC” (domain awareness center) — a reference to a city plan to build a combined surveillance center for police and firefighters. Schaaf, […]

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Stockwell Day: “If anyone in my country yelled at police like that, he would be arrested immediately,"
 

Arabs Harass Two Members of Harper’s Staff on Temple Mount (Video)

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

Israelis forget that normal countries with normal police arrest abnormal hotheads.

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South African U. Suspends Students Who Broke up Concert by Israeli

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg has given a suspended sentence of a one-year ouster to 11 students charged with disrupting a concert last march by Israeli-born pianist Yosef Reshef on the university campus. The students and other Muslims and BDS extremists broke into the auditorium and forced the cancellation of a performance the world-renowned […]

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Germany to Pay Amsterdam Jews for ‘Voluntary’ Ghetto Labor

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

More than 1,000 people have applied for new compensation of a one-time payment of $2,700 from Germany for labor performed in Amsterdam’s Jewish ghetto during the Holocaust. The compensation is offered to people who lived in three districts of the Dutch capital that served as ghettos for the city’s Jewish community during the German occupation […]

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Court Sentences Killer of Baba Sali’s Grandson to Life in Prison

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

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A Be’er Sheva court sentenced Tuesday sentenced Asher Dahan to life in prison for stabbing to death Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, grandson of the revered Baba Sali, in July 2011. In a clear-cut version of “the Devil made me do it” defense, the 45-year-old murdered said he was angry at the rabbi for not advising him […]

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Plaque in France finally  recognizes the blood libel against French Jew Raphael Levy in the year 1650.
 

344 Years after His Execution, French Jew Cleared of Blood Libel

Posted on: January 21st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Nearly 350 years after his wrongful execution, a French Jew who had been convicted of a blood libel was exonerated and declared a martyr. The village of Glatigny in the eastern district of Moselle set the record straight Sunday on the wrongful conviction of Raphael Levy in 1670 for murder. Levy, a simple merchant, was […]

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British Lawmaker Rankles Jews with Tweet Attacking Ariel Sharon

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

British lawmaker David Ward has raised Jewish ire again for tweeting two days after the death of Ariel Sharon. “Sharon’s death makes you think. The brutal, genocidal treatment of Jews must never be forgotten but … the Palestinians were not responsible.” One tweet in response to Ward, by British Jewish gay rights activist Benjamin Cohen, […]

"An American Bride in Kabul," by Phyllis Chesler, won the National Jewish Book Award for best memoir of 2013 by the Jewish Book Council
 

American Jewish Bride Imprisoned in Afghani Harem

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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Her husband took a big risk by marrying an American. Especially one who was Jewish. She was alone.

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NYC Orthodox High School Lets Girls Put On Tefillin

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school in the U.S. to do so, reports The Boiling Point, the online student newspaper of Shalhevet High School in LA. Two girls were granted permission to wrap tefillin and wear a […]

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Romanian President: Palestinians Should Recognize Israel as Jewish

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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Romania supports in principle Israel’s demand for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish state but encourages compromises on this and other issues, Romanian President Traian Basescu said. Speaking to JTA at his presidential palace two days before an Israel visit that  began Sunday, Basescu said that “if they [the Palestinians] want peace, they must […]

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Hungarian Jewish Leaders Accuse Government of Minimizing Holocaust

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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Hungarian Jewish leaders demanded the resignation of a key government appointee and threatened to boycott government-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. In an unusually strong statement posted Sunday on its website, the leadership of Mazsihisz, the official Hungarian Jewish umbrella organization, said they were “aghast and find incomprehensible” the “relativization […]

 

Torah Crown Stolen from Crown Heights Shul

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a guitar and other items of value, crownheights.info reported. The theft occurred in Chevra Ahavas Yisroel on Albany Avenue and Lincoln Place, and was discovered Shabbat Morning when the Shuls Rabbi, Rabbi Chezzi […]

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Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels
 

Almost Half the Knesset Going to Auschwitz

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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The event is organized by 27-year-old maverick PR man Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels.

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It isn't clear why TheMarker, owned by Haaretz, is so upset with the special treatment awarded these rabbis, other than the fact that, in Israel's secular media market, mentioning a special treatment to religious leaders is like throwing a slab of red meat to a pack of dogs.
 

Israeli Press Protesting VIP Treatment of Major Rabbis

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

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Hadassah New Zealand Fund-Raising to Help Palestinian Children

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Hadassah New Zealand is planning to raise funds for the Rozana Project by participating in the March 2014 Jerusalem marathon and generating donations from sponsors in New Zealand and Israel, J-wire reported. Tali Dowek, the Director of Hadassah’s Department of Development, Donors & Events, said that since the launch of the Rozana Project, about 2 […]

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Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef (L) with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Baruch Lau during the Swearing-in ceremony of the Rabbinate Council at the president's residence in Jerusalem, in 2013. Does anyone in America feel the need for a chief rabbi? Then why should Israelis have to endure two, or even just one of them?
 

Knesset Bill to Cut Number of Chief Rabbis by 50%

Posted on: January 20th, 2014

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It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

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