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Jewish Toy Store Owner Donates $10,000 Worth of Toys to Sandy Victims

Toys to Discover, a Jewish-owned toy store on 18th Avenue in Borough Park gave away over $10,000 worth of toys to children affected by hurricane Sandy.

Photos of Syrian Massacres Recycled as Gaza Atrocities

Uploaded to Facebook on Sunday evening by Alarab Net, the newly captioned Syrian photo quickly attracted over 1,200 likes.

Israel Haters Around the World, Unite!

Many Jewish day school students in the U.S. and around the world today wore either red, or blue and white to show support for Israel. Still, there are those who are determined to cast Israel as the aggressor.

IDF to Recruit 8,000 Haredim Each Summer

The plan is to stagger their recruitment, to allow IDF manpower officials to study the process.

Gangster to Be Charged in Haredi Abduction, Rabbi under House Arrest

Israel's police will charge renowned gangster Charlie Abutbul with kidnapping a Jerusalem Haredi yeshiva student. Rabbi Meir Fadida, who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of the yeshiva student, has been released from police custody and is under house

Neturei Karta Observe Arafat’s Yahrtzeit in Ramallah

Last Sunday, representatives of Neturei Karta participated in the annual memorial service in Ramallah marking the day of the passing of PLO Chairman Yassir Arafat.

Islamist Held for Offering to ‘Guard’ Norwegian Jews With AK-47

Norwegian police have increased security around Oslo’s main synagogue after an Islamist extremist threatened to “protect” the Jewish community with an “AK-47 assault rifle and a hunting permit.”

Kidnapping Plot Against Tunisian Jewish Community Reportedly Foiled

A network plotting to kidnap and ransom members of a southern Tunisia town's Jewish community was broken up by the country's national guard, a Tunisian newspaper reported.

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Flood of Chabad Outreach After Sandy

Despite damage and loss of power, Chabad rabbis in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy are redoubling their efforts to reach out in their communities and provide a helping hand to Jews in need.

Rabbi Arrested on Suspicion of Hiring Gangster to Kidnap, Blackmail, Yeshiva Student

Police suspect a Jerusalem rabbi of hiring Abutbul’s services to blackmail a Haredi man from Jerusalem whom the rabbi accused of stealing money from his home.

At Least 2 Jews Killed by Hurricane Sandy

The New York Observer reported Tuesday that two Brooklyn Jews are among the at least 40 victims of megastorm Hurricane Sandy.

Chabad Women Rocking in ‘Bulletproof Stockings’ (Video)

Rocking custom sheitels and opaque tights, and walking the sidewalks of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe have the Hasidic world talking – and singing along to the tunes of their Hasidic alternative rock girl band, Bulletproof Stockings.

Two Very Different Jews Memorialized on Saturday

Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Borough Park Shomrim Nab Bank Robber

A bank-robbing bandit was no match for a group of boychiks from Brooklyn, being arrest after an armed spree thanks to the assistance of the famous Hasidic Shomrim.

Jane Fonda to Host Holocaust Event on Sexual Violence

Jane Fonda will host an event in Los Angeles focusing on sexual violence during the Holocaust.

‘Caught’ Using an iPhone, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Scorns his Detractors, While Urging Visitors to...

While senior Haredi rabbis are intensifying their battle against smartphones, and have begun as of late to levy personal sanctions against people using these devices, ostensibly to isolate them so they cannot inflict their cultural/spiritual damage on society – one notable and extremely influential Haredi star, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, continues to use this dangerous device unheeded.

Wife of ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’ Attempted Suicide following Bribery Charges

Deborah Pinto, wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is suspected, along with her husband, of trying to bribe a senior police officer, attempted suicide on Sunday by taking pills. Mrs. Pinto, who was picked up for questioning last Thursday, together with her husband, and was released with him under restrictive conditions, is in satisfactory condition at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Google Cultural Institute Presents Jewish Content in 1st Exhibits

Google introduced a new online historical collection of digitized material, highlighting several Jewish themes, events and institutional partners in its first wave of exhibits.

Rabbi Smuggles Sukkot Supplies to Iran, Syria

He smuggled goods to Syria in the midst of its civil war and to Iran in the face of international sanctions, but Rabbi A.H. is no arms dealer or James Bond. He’s just a guy selling lulavs.

Jewish Cemetery South of Prague Vandalized

The Jewish cemetery south of Prague has been vandalized, with over 26 tombstones being knocked over, according to Czech police.

Rapist of Holocaust Survivor to Stand Trial

An Australian man who allegedly raped a Holocaust survivor two decades ago will face trial.

Rabbi Kanievsky: Burn Your iPhones

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, who of Israel’s pre-eminent haredi rabbis, issued a public notice on Sunday urging owners of iPhones to burn their devices, comparing the popular cell phones to weapons of war.

Jews Less than 0.2% of World Population

According to a study by Hebrew University’s Professor Sergio DellaPergola, the global Jewish population reached 13.75 million in the past year, with an increase of 88,000 people. Israel’s Maariv newspaper published excerpts of the study last week, reporting that one out of every 514 people in the world is Jewish, less than 0.2 percent of mankind.

Family of the Little Girl Spat on in Beit Shemesh Planning to Leave

Hadassa Margolis is considering moving out of Beit Shemesh.

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