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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

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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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Russian Jews Win Rostov Holocaust Commemoration Fight

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has agreed to acknowledge the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims killed there by the Nazis. The municipality’s Memorial Council last week announced its decision to revise a memorial plaque at the Zmievskaya Balka mass grave to mention the Jewish identity of the majority of the approximately 27,000 bodies buried there […]

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It's Shabbat morning in snowy Efrat and the electricity has just gone out. Do you suffer through the rest of the day, or do you search for a creative halachic solution? (illustration image)
 

2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

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Haredi Torah Says Battle against Draft ‘A War of Life and Death’

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The Lithuanian Council of Torah Sages and the Hasidic Council of Torah Sages organized two protests in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem Monday against a Knesset committee in the process of adding details to the new draft law requiring almost all Israeli Jewish youth to report for military duty. “They are trying to bring us closer […]

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Singing Haredi Brothers’ Star Keeps Rising (Video)

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The Haredi Gat Brothers, Aryeh and Gil, have become the first act named to the semi-finals of the popular new Israeli talent show “Rising Star.” The show, which allows Israeli viewers to vote in real time for their favorite performers using an app on their mobile phones, is designed to uncover the next hot Israeli […]

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Polish EU Legislator Calls Anti-Semitism a “Cancer’

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

“Anti-Semitism is like cancer. There are two things that are certain about this cancer of hate. We know that it is deadly and we know that if we don’t fight it,  it will spread,’’ Polish Member of the European Parliament Michal Kaminski said in an address to the General Assembly of the European Jewish Parliament […]

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Car Bomb Explodes at Hezbollah Post in Lebanon

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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A vehicle rigged with 100 pound of explosives exploded at a Hezbollah post in eastern Lebanon Tuesday and apparently killed one or more Hezbollah fighters, according to the Beirut Daily Star. Sources said that Hezbollah members removed bodies before Lebanese soldiers arrived. The Hezbollah-controlled Al Manar channel reported that Hezbollah fighters were trying to intercept […]

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Witness Says He Saw Iran Arrest Robert Levinson

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

An American fugitive living in Iran told the Christian Science Monitor that  he saw six Iranian policemen “detain” Robert Levinson  in 2007.  The account by African-American Dawud Salahuddin contradicts years of denials by Iran that it was not involved with is disappearance. The U.S. government also has consistently claimed that Levinson traveled to an Iranian […]

 

Ruling Returns Kosher Meals to Florida Inmates

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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A federal judge has ordered the Florida prisons service to provide kosher meals to all prisoners with a “sincere religious basis” by July 1. The Florida Department of Corrections canceled its kosher meal service six years ago, citing the expense and has since promised to reinstitute its kosher meal service in all its facilities. It […]

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Podhoretz Storms Off 92nd Street Y Stage in Spat with J Street

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

See Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel for a better informed version of this story. Commentary editor John Podhoretz stormed off the New York’s 92nd Street Y Stage Monday night in the middle of spat with J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami but denied reports that he said “students at Swarthmore College […]

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Damaged Torahs Found in Iraq Buried in New York

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIraq

Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]

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Court Approves Haredi-Led Consortium to Take Over IDB Conglomerate

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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A Tel Aviv court Tuesday has rejected arguments from embattled billionaire Nochi Dankner and has given its stamp of approval to allow a consortium, led by a South American Haredi businessman, to take control of the mammoth IDF holding company. Dankner’s lawyers said they are considering whether to appeal the decision that accepted a creditors’ […]

Superman Sam and his mother
 

8-Year-Old ‘Superman Sam’ Sommer Died of Leukemia

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."

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Israeli olah proudly showing their new ID cards. Instead of investing in strengthening Jewish centers in diaspora, Israel must focus on one narrow mission: bring everyone home.
 

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

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"Jewish Taliban" women dressed in head to toe robes walking through Meah Shearim, in Jerusalem. Members of the same cult in Ontario, Canada, are in a legal fight with authorities to retain their 130 children.
 

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

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Ostreicher Released from Bolivian Prison

Posted on: December 17th, 2013

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Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011, is back in the United States. Two Jewish news websites, JP Updates and Algemeiner, reported Monday that Ostreicher returned Sunday to New York, although the circumstances of his departure from Bolivia are not clear. Ostreicher, who had a flooring business in New York, invested […]

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Alan Dershowitz Retiring from Harvard Law School

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers and a passionate advocate for Israel, is retiring from Harvard Law School at the age of 75. Known for taking on high-profile and often unpopular causes and clients, Dershowitz taught at Harvard Law for half a century. His retirement becomes official at the end of the […]

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More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last week that the company and its branded snack products will be kosher for Passover, under the certification of the OU, which will put Kettle Classics, California Classics, and Baked Classics […]

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‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

Posted on: December 16th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. “The organization’s top priority is raising awareness to the importance of the family purity mitzvah,” the organization’s chairman, Rabbi Yechezkel Mutzafi, explained to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot’s website. “We see it […]

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