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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

The announcement by the 75-year old Crown Market in West Hartford, Connecticut, that it would be closing sent shock waves through the Jewish community. Mark Bakeoff, who bought the market five years ago, said tough economic conditions and increasing competition have made things difficult, but the biggest blow came with “one of the worst winters […]

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsArchaeology

A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]

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Cinema City has opened its doors in Jerusalem, but the court will decide if Superman can violate the Sabbath.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.

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German newspaper cartoonist claims his hook-nosed caricature of Zuckerberg is not anti-Semitic.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Which is more disgusting – an anti-Semitic caricature of Zuckerberg or his throwing away Judaism for atheism?

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Camp HASC’s annual Fort Lauderdale marathon is a crucial fundraising event for the special needs children camp based in upstate New York. However this year’s event faced a unique challenge due to the massive blizzard that struck the area over the weekend. The entire team of 109 runners and staff members were on the verge […]

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Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The foreign minister of Iran was summoned to a closed session of the country’s parliament to clarify public comments he made condemning the Holocaust. Some 54 hard-line lawmakers signed the petition summoning Mohammad Javad Zarif to the session, Reuters reported, citing the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The Holocaust was “tragically cruel and should not […]

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New construction in the Samaria town of Ariel, January 17, 2014. The amazing growth rates in Judea and Samaria communities have been achieved despite delays and freezes in construction bids and land-use planning.
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The greatest growth was registered in the smaller communal settlements, some of which are in very remote locations.

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chabad building attacked
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Chabad Rabbi Michael Oishie had left the building just 20 minutes before the attack.

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BU sophomore Raphael Fils, who started 'Safe Hillel'
 

Posted on: February 25th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

Students have been asking, "why do people feel the need to ruin Hillel?"

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Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

A New Jersey rabbinical student on his way to morning prayers was struck by a garbage truck and killed in Brooklyn. Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, a student at Tiferes Bachurim, a Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva in Morristown, was visiting friends in Crown Heights on Sunday for a pre-wedding party. Gruntzweig, a Ukraine native, was pronounced dead at the […]

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Arsonists attacked a synagogue in war-torn Ukraine Saturday night.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A synagogue in eastern Ukraine sustained minor damage from firebombs hurled at it by unidentified individuals Saturday night. The firebombs hit the Giymat Rosa Synagogue in Zaporizhia, located 250 miles southeast of Kiev, according to a report on the news site timenews.in.ua. The website published photos that showed the traces of a fire on the […]

Bring your family, tour group, seminary or yeshiva. You'll have lots of fun picking the olives and turning them into oil - all within a few hours.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Shemen LaMeor will create jobs and reinvigorate the region’s agriculture while preserving its unique character.

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

Jonathan Halpert, whose contract as the men’s basketball coach at Yeshiva University was not renewed, closed out more than four decades on the Maccabees’ bench with a victory. Y.U. edged Maritime College, 60-57, before a nearly full house at the New York school’s Max Stern Athletic Center on Saturday night, according to the Yeshiva website, […]

 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Jewish community of Thessaloniki is suing Germany for the return of a ransom paid during the Nazi occupation of Greece. The papers were filed Friday in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, the community’s president, David Saltiel, told JTA. The move to the European court comes after a struggle of two […]

U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power and her boss in the State Dept. are just not very smart. Powerful and tenacious, yes. Intelligent – really not.
 

Posted on: February 24th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Chicollini here may look like an idiot and sound like an idiot, but don't let that fool you, he really is an idiot.

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Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsJewish

President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 American troops, most of whom had been overlooked because of anti-Jewish or anti-Hispanic prejudice. The White House said in a statement issued on Friday that the medals to be awarded March 18 are the result of a review mandated by a law passed in 2002 […]

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Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman.
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman said “The objective here is to ensure that Iran cannot obtain a nuclear weapon."

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Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

A convicted pedophile who sexually molested students at a Chabad-Lubavitch school for boys in Melbourne launched an appeal. David Cyprys, a karate teacher and security guard at the college, was sentenced to jail for eight years in December for sexually assaulting nine boys at Yeshivah College in the 1980s and 1990s. He must serve five-and-a-half […]

 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Jewish Agency said it would offer immediate emergency assistance to Ukraine’s Jewish community and will help secure the country’s Jewish institutions. Saturday evening’s announcement by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky came hours after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev and the Ukrainian parliament announced new presidential elections for late May. Violent protests led to […]

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto is being accused of bribing a high ranking policeman. Pinto, a powerful Israeli Rabbi, is at the center of a scandal that’s made headlines in Israel in recent weeks.
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto allegedly ordered a New York City police officer to arrest his top aide’s business rival.

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