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Jacob Ostreicher
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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News of Ostreicher’s escape from Bolivia broke Dec. 16, and little was known about the circumstances of his return to America until actor Sean Penn told the Associated Press on Dec. 18 that he was with Ostreicher following a “humanitarian operation” to free the Jewish businessman “from the corrupt prosecution and imprisonment he was suffering in Bolivia.”

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

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German-American non-Jewish attorney Peter Sonnenthal and his family, which has Jewish roots (his grandmother was Jewish and perished in Auschwitz) have been fighting for more than two decades to reclaim lucrative properties stolen from them under the Nazi regime, Spiegel reported, adding that Sonnenthal continues to face legal hurdles in trying to restore this legacy. […]

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On Tuesday, LDJ wrote on its Twitter account: “Two major punitive actions were carried out Saturday and Sunday in Lyon against people who performed the quenelle. The little Nazis are no longer at ease!”
 

Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

They beat a man suspected of performing the "quenelle" and locked him inside the trunk of a parked car.

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Posted on: December 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Two more American institutions of higher learning officially withdrew their memberships from the American Studies Association after its membership voted in favor of an academic boycott of Israel. Kenyon College and Indiana University on Monday joined Brandeis University and Penn State Harrisburg in canceling their memberships in the association. Dozens of other universities also have […]

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shocked cow
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

One judge wondered how meat could be considered kosher, if the employees of the kosher slaughtering firm "just passed on the cows."

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Posted on: December 24th, 2013

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Ephraim Mirvis became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in England. Mirvis, who received a standing ovation Monday upon entering the packed auditorium at the University of Warwick, did not directly address the controversy in his session on this week’s Torah […]

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Policeman injured at an anti-Israeli demonstration by Haifa University students. Out of 20 cases perused by Haifa University law clinics, 18 dealt with security prisoners and assaults on the Jewish identity of the State of Israel.
 

Posted on: December 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Something evil has taken over Haifa University.

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Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Rapper Kanye West told a Chicago radio station that he wants to take back the “ignorant compliment” he made about Jews  last month during an interview on the New York City radio station WWPR-FM. West said, “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.” In an interview last week with the […]

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Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

Jews make up three of the 10 biggest gainers in net worth in 2013, as listed by Forbes. Among the Jews are Google co-founder Larry Page, whose mother was  Jewish, who was raised without religion and who intermarried. The biggest jump in bank accounts was that of gambling casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, whose net worth jumped […]

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Harvey Pollack
 

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

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Pollack is basketball’s ultimate numbers and public relations man.

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Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The rabbinical leader of the Vishnitz Chas – the new Knesset law that Haredim must serve in the army just like every Jew in the country. The two rabbis spoke for approximately 15 minutes, a relatively long time, and spoke “words of Torah and subjects that are on the agenda,” the Haredi website Kikar HaShabbat […]

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Posted on: December 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The northern Greek city of Thessaloniki will build a Holocaust research center at the site where some 50,000 of the city’s Jews were deported to Nazi death camps. “This is the fulfilment of a historic responsibility for Thessaloniki,” city Mayor Yiannis Boutaris told reporters. The agreement to establish the Memorial Center on Holocaust Education Remembrance […]

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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.
 

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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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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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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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.
 

Posted on: December 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Thousands of students from Arab countries have signed up.

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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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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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