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Perhaps most informative of all was the presentation by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
 

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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Strong pro-Israel sentiment heard from current and former senior military and gov't officials

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Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.
 

Posted on: March 9th, 2014

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Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

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Defaced synagogue in Simferopol.
 

Posted on: March 9th, 2014

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When a region experiences strife and instability, the first to come under threat are the Jews.

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Posted on: March 8th, 2014

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The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]

 

Posted on: March 8th, 2014

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A Canadian judge has ordered child protection officials to use law enforcement agencies to apprehend 14 children in the haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor after most of them fled the country. On Wednesday, the judge was supposed to hear an appeal of an earlier ruling to seize the children and return them to Quebec to […]

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Posted on: March 8th, 2014

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Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for “employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions, and federal government agencies.” These employers “must make exceptions to […]

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John Blackwell, president-elect of the British Veterinary Association, has argued the ritual killing of animals causes unnecessary suffering to animals.
 

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.

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Posted on: March 7th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after some of its members appeared to have fled the country. Police officers and children’s aid workers visited Lev Tahor homes Wednesday night in Chatham-Kent, in southwest Ontario, with the landlord helping […]

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Nachman Helbrans, oldest son of Lev Tahor's leader.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

The families involved in the court appeal have been under strict restrictions not to leave Ontario.

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Posted on: March 6th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Jonathan Pollard was rushed to a hospital from his North Carolina prison cell.

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Ruth Lockshin of Toronto leads a partnership minyan at a conference in New York of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, December 2013.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

SectionsFeatures

The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

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Caroline Glick wrote the book that challenges the Two State Solution Stranglehold
 

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Glick strips the bark from the threat of a One State Solution and reveals a worthy option: the Israeli Solution

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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Following reports that Israel was sending African migrants to Uganda, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar confirmed that Israel is sending migrants to a third-party country. “The departure for third countries, on the basis of agreements we have reached, is of limited scope, in the order of dozens,” Saar said Tuesday at a press conference, according […]

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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Canada has formally recognized the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. On Monday, Ottawa accepted a report tabled last year that called on the federal government to “officially recognize the experience of Jewish refugees who were displaced from states in the Middle East and North Africa after 1948.” The federal cabinet approved the report […]

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The president of the Rome Jewish community revealed that he too had been sent the severed head of a pig about 10 days after pig heads were sent to Rome’s main synagogue, the Israeli embassy and a museum with an exhibit on Jewish culture in January. Riccardo Pacifici made the revelation during testimony Wednesday at […]

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A large group of Jewish dignitaries as well as rank and file Ukrainian Jews attended the opening of the Jewish cultural center and Holocaust in Dnipropetrovsk.
 

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The signatories challenge the assertion that antisemitism has risen in Ukraine.

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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Expansive outreach, of course, is nothing new for AIPAC. But in the wake of battles over Iran sanctions legislation that pitted the pro-Israel lobbying powerhouse against the White House, many congressional Democrats and liberals more generally, AIPAC’s traditional emphasis on Israel as a bipartisan issue has taken on added urgency.

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The World Jewish Congress urged Germany to address a request by the Greek Jewish community of Thessaloniki to be paid back for a ransom it had surrendered to the Nazis when they occupied Greece during the Second World War. In 1942, the Greek Jewish community paid 1.9 billion drachmas (about $61 million in today’s money) […]

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

An Austrian ex-mayor who said journalists and Jews should be hanged will not stand trial for hate speech, prosecutors said. A spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office of Krems an der Donau, a municipality located 35 miles east of Vienna, said that Karl Simlinger, a former mayor of the village of Gfohl, will not be […]

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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The European governing body of soccer, UEFA, announced the punishment on Tuesday against Omar Rahou, who made the gesture several times at a European Championship match of futsal, a variant of soccer, in January while celebrating scoring a goal for his team, Chatelineau, against Romania in Antwerp, the website of the Dutch Algemeen Dagblad daily […]

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