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Vandals Desecrate Russian Synagogue with Pig’s Head

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Unidentified Russian vandals  used a pig’s head to desecrate a synagogue in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, according to representatives of the Jewish community of the city, located 600 miles west of Baku, Azerbaijan. They found the pig’s head at the entrance to their synagogue  and  believe the perpetrators are also responsible for English-language […]

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Bernie Farber (L) and Avrum Rosensweig (R) with film star Mia Farrow who has no connection to this diatribe. Their article "A Jewish take on the meaning of Christmas" both took my breath away and made my skin crawl.
 

The Perversion of Jews for Christmas

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

This no longer looks like a slippery slope, folks, it's more like a greased pole.

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Council of Europe to Support of Ritual Circumcision

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Encouraged by Israeli diplomats, parliamentarians from the Council of Europe have submitted a motion opposing an earlier resolution condemning ritual circumcision of boys. The motion was submitted last week by 101 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the council, according to Micaela Catalano, a spokeswoman for the assembly, which has 318 parliamentarians and whose resolutions […]

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Canada Wants Richard Falk Ousted for ‘Palestinian Holocaust’ Comment

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Canada has called for the removal of a top U.N. official who accused Israel of having “genocidal intentions” against Palestinians. Ottawa “completely rejects and condemns” the “appalling” remarks made by Richard Falk, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement. Canada has previously called for Falk to […]

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Report of Tamar Epstein Get Denied

Posted on: December 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A source close to Aharon Friedman, the estranged husband of Tamar Epstein, is denying a report that he has granted his wife a religious writ of divorce, or get. This week, the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot, or ORA, issued a flyer and fundraising call announcing that “Tamar is Free,” leading to an erroneous […]

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Mais Ali-Saleh graduated first in her class from the Technion.
 

Israeli Online Course Attracts Egyptian, Syrian and Saudi Students

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Thousands of students from Arab countries have signed up.

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Swedish County Eyeing Ban on Circumcision

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A county in Sweden is moving ahead with plans to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, its leading elected official said. Per-Ola Mattsson, the commissioner of Blekinge County, said he will up bring up a ban on the practice with the county’s health board in February, according to a Swedish publication. Mattsson, who is also […]

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Britain’s Chief Rabbi Calls for Ban on Women Reading from Torah

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on Orthodox synagogues to ban “partnership” minyan services, where women can lead prayers and read from the Torah. “I know that you are working with our communities to find ways, within the boundaries of halacha, to make prayer, learning, leadership and involvement more meaningful for men and women […]

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German Town Revokes Hitler’s Honorary Citizenship

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The testimony of a woman whose family was exterminated by the Nazi helped convinced a Bavarian town council to vote unanimously to revoke the honorary citizen that the municipality had granted Hitler in 1933. The town council of Dietramszell was deadlocked over whether to adopt the resolution revoking the honorary citizenship after the discovery of […]

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Court Suspends Rabbis’ Order to Require Woman to Allow Son’s Brit

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Israel’s Supreme Court has suspended a Rabbinical Court (Beit Din) order that a woman in divorce proceedings allow her baby son, now one year old, to be circumcised. The woman also was ordered to pay a fine of $150 for each day the brit mila is not performed. She originally objected to circumcision because she […]

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French Jewish Comedian Has Baby with Monaco Royal

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Monaco Royal Charlotte Casiraghi and the French Jewish comedian Gad Elmaleh embraced their first son. The baby, Raphael, was born Tuesday at Princess Grace Hospital Center in Monaco, the AFP news agency reported. “Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Raphael, born in Monaco,” said a statement from the […]

 

Putin to Pardon Russian Tycoon from Jewish Family

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest future,” RIA Novosti reported. Khodorkovsky’s father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. He was Russia’s richest man before his arrested in 2003 and was slated to be freed next August. “He has spent over […]

A cake, celebrating 100 years since the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, whose heroic acts saved upwards of 100,000 lives.
 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wallenberg, and Thank You for All Those Lives

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.

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Spain Draft Law Grants Sephardic Jews Citizenship

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has submitted a draft law that could grant citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. The possibility of the bill was first announced last year by Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon. If the law is ratified, eligible Jews won’t have to relinquish their current nationalities […]

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Native American Academics Join Boycott of Israeli Universities

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A Native American studies association is the third U.S. academic body this year to recommend its members boycott Israeli universities. The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in a Dec. 15 announcement said it “encourages NAISA members to boycott Israeli academic institutions because they are imbricated with the Israeli state and we wish to place […]

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Israeli Mother Going to Supreme Court over Son’s Circumcision

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]

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the road prayer
 

El Al Rabbi Alienates Passengers with Loudspeaker Traveler’s Prayer

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

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Darryl Mitchell, 20, of North Amityville, LI, has been charged with attacks on half a dozen random residents in Amityville, Babylon and North Babylon since April.
 

Long Island Man Arrested in ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.

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Associate Professor Curtis Marez of the University of California at San Diego, president of the organization that endorsed a boycott against Israel's academia, is a dolt, according to columnist Jeffrey Goldberg.
 

ASA Leader Justifies Israel Boycott Saying ‘One Has to Start Somewhere’

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Curtis Marez is a dolt because he couldn't help revealing his Jew hatred.

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John Podhoretz (seen here on The Daily Show) was booed by the 92nd Street Y audience and shushed by the moderator, Forward editor Jane Eisner, when he defended Israel from claims that Israel was responsible for a recent academic boycott
 

Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Maybe the moderator should have "reined in" the emotions when the audience was booing and "enraged" - her words - by Podhoretz's defense of Israel from J Street's blaming Israel for the academic boycott.

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