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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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Police officers in Poland arrested a man whom they said they had caught desecrating Jewish tombstones. The suspect, who was not named, was arrested last week at the Jewish cemetery of Andrychow, 30 miles southwest of Krakow, the news site Wadowice24.pl reported Tuesday. At the 18th-century burial site, he had knocked down 13 tombstones before […]

Scarlet Johansson and fiancé Romain Dauriac
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2014

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But she's in no hurry to get married, despite the fact that she's expecting.

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Posted on: March 4th, 2014

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A Los Angeles Jewish cemetery accused of dumping remains to make room for new interments has settled a 25,000-person class action lawsuit. Eden Memorial Park in Missions Hills, Calif., agreed to a settlement worth about $80.5 million, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal reported, citing documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Feb. 27. The […]

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Chabad Synagogue in Kharkov, Ukraine
 

Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Will the Haredim escape to Israel before or after the gates are closed.

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Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, one of the two chief rabbis of the Ukraine (the other one is Rabbi Azriel Chaikin), accused Russia of staging antisemitic “provocations” in Crimea in order to justify its invasion of the former Soviet republic. At a press conference in the Manhattan office of the United Jewish Communities of Eastern Europe, […]

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Posted on: March 4th, 2014

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Oracle’s Larry Ellison remains the world’s wealthiest Jew, placing fifth on Forbes magazine’s annual world billionaires list for 2014. Meanwhile, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (ranked at No. 21) was the “biggest dollar gainer” on the list, with his fortune jumping $15.2 billion, to $28.5 billion. Ellison (with a net worth of $48 billion) and casino mogul […]

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Posted on: March 4th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Four unidentified Arab men savagely beat a French Jew in a Paris Metro train, a watchdog organization reported. The attack happened Sunday as the train was traveling from Nogent Sur Marne to Gare de Lyon, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA. Two of the attackers held down the 28-year-old victim, […]

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Posted on: March 3rd, 2014

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A senior Chabad rabbi in Australia who was accused of raping a student inside a synagogue in the 1970s will not be charged. Detectives in Melbourne confirmed Friday that they have closed an investigation into Rabbi Avrohom Glick, who was then deputy principal of Yeshivah College in Melbourne. Rabbi Glick, 67, vehemently denied allegations that […]

Alice_Herz-Sommer
 

Posted on: March 3rd, 2014

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“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” won the Academy Award for documentary short Sunday night.

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AIPAC campus activist Lila Greenberg was one of the speakers at the 2014 conference's opening day, Sunday.
 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

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The conference opening Sunday follows a period of tension between the lobby and the Obama administration over Iran.

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A Greek doctor who posted a “Jews Not Welcome” sign outside his office was arrested for inciting racial hatred. The doctor, a 57-year-old neurologist from Thessaloniki, also was charged with weapons possession and pro-Nazi beliefs, according to the Greek Reporter. The sign was written in German. The doctor, who has not been named, is a […]

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Haredi Protest
 

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

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The protest was a peaceful one.

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

A school bus killed a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor as he was crossing a street in a Maryland suburb of Washington. Elia Miranski was using a walker when the bus hit him in Silver Spring near Washington D.C., on Wednesday, the Silver Spring Patch news site reported. He died later that day in a hospital. The […]

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Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center accused the Lithuanian government of facilitating the glorification of Holocaust-era war criminals. The accusation followed a march earlier this month by nationalists in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second-largest city, also known as Kovno. The marchers carried portraits of the pro-Nazi former ruler Juozas Ambrazevicius-Brazaitis. His government helped German troops send 30,000 Jews to […]

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Posted on: March 1st, 2014

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Unknown individuals painted swastikas and the phrase “Death to the Jews” on a synagogue in the Crimea region of southern Ukraine. The graffiti was found Friday on the door and facade of the Reform Ner Tamid synagogue in Simferopol in the Crimean peninsula, the Russian-Israeli news site izrus.co.il reported. Anatoly Gendin, head of the Association […]

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Posted on: March 1st, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A joint delegation of observant Muslims and Jews made the case to the Danish ambassador to the United States that his country’s ban on ritual slaughter was harmful to its reputation. Leading the 10-person delegation to meet Peter Taksøe-Jensen on Feb. 27 were Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president for the Fonmdation for Ethnic Understanding, and […]

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Posted on: February 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Despite the attempts to delegitimize Israel on American campuses during the so-called “Israel Apartheid Week,” the Sochnut — the Jewish Agency for Israel, under the direction of Natan Sharansky, has helped change the tone on North American campuses. Sharansky told Makor Rishon that he made sure the Sochnut sent five representatives (“Shlichim”) to every campus […]

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Gov. Chris Christie, with, from left, Rabbi Mendy Carlebach and Port Authority commissioner Jeffrey Moerdler.
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Those pranksters jokingly discussed engineering traffic problems at the home of a rabbi.

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Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Nicolas Anelka, a French soccer player for a British club, was fined $130,000 and suspended five games for performing the quenelle gesture in a game. The British Football Association handed down its penalties on Thursday following an investigation by an independent regulatory commission, which ruled that Anelka was guilty of performing an act that was […]

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A woman wears tefillin, traditionally donned only by men although the Talmud recites one instance of a rabbi's wife using them.
 

Posted on: February 27th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.

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