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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A Ukrainian billionaire living in London is being sued by his rabbi over a joint property venture. Rabbi Yonah Pruss claims that he and Gennadiy Bogolyubov, a philanthropist who is involved in the Chabad movement, entered into a deal to find, purchase and manage investment properties in Britain along with a surveyor, Colin Gershinson, according […]

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A white supremacist was executed in Missouri for killing a man at a St. Louis-area synagogue 25 years ago. The execution had been stayed Tuesday evening by two district court judges due to concerns over the drug used for the execution. The U.S. Supreme Court early Wednesday morning upheld the death sentence and the use […]

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The stone altar above may have been used for sacrificial offerings in ancient Shiloh long after the time of the Tabernacle.
 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Shiloh, in Samaria, was the site of the first Tabernacle in Israel. Archaeologists now have found evidence that after Shilo was destroyed and Jews returned, they sacrificed even during the First Temple period.

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The auction sale of an illustrated Haggadah manuscript dating back to 1726 is expected to bring in as much as $1.5 million, the London Independent reported Tuesday. An auctioneer discovered it in an Osem soup carton in the garage at a house in Manchester where he was carrying out a routine evaluation for the relatives […]

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Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin murdered Gerald Gordon outside a synagogue in St. Louis.
 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The court's decision came after a number of a legal maneuvers over the last couple days, following the governor's rejection of a plea for clemency.

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which launched Monday, is being called a groundbreaking development in the German university system, which until now has only subsidized Catholic and Protestant theological training programs. Islamic programs also were introduced […]

 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), a co-chairman of the Congressional caucus on Turkey, pressed the Turkish foreign minister on reports of Antisemitism and human rights abuses in his country. Cohen said he asked Ahmet Davutoglu when the caucus met Monday with a Turkish delegation about reports of a surge of Antisemitism of the repression of dissent […]

 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Pope Francis, reacting to the disruption of a recent interfaith Kristallnacht memorial in Buenos Aires, Argentina, told Latin American religious leaders visiting the Vatican that “aggression cannot be an act of faith.” “Preaching intolerance is a form of militancy that must be overcome,” Francis told the delegation on Tuesday. The pope made his remarks a […]

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A memorial ceremony marking the murders of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg. A retired CIA terrorism expert points an accusing finger at Pakistan's secret service.
 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The targets were Indians, Americans and Jews – the targets of the global jihad.

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An appeal in Yiddish and a cash reward have been posted for help in solving the mystery of a baby dumped in the Maple Deli in the Monsey New York area.
 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Facts: a newborn baby was found dead, wrapped in a Haredi-style skirt. Theory: The mother worked for a Haredi family, hid her pregnancy and killed the baby. The speculation: Who is the father?

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Who is a Jew? Lauren Silverman's Catholic boyfriend Simon Cowell, whose father is Jewish, starts thinking about religion.
 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

The expected birth of a boy to Jewess Lauren Silverman and her Roman Catholic boyfriend and X-Factor Judge Simon Cowell has prompted him to plan a trip to Israel and think about becoming Jewish, the London Mirror reported. He told the newspaper he wants to make a “more informed decision” before he commits to the […]

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Deputy AG Shai Nitzan is the nominee to decide, as Israel's next AG, the life and death issues of Jews in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem. It is difficult to come up with a worse enemy of the settlement movement than this man. Will the Netanyahu Government stand up to the largely Ashkenazi Leftists who recommended him?
 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Jewish Home MK Orit struk says Nitzan is known for his hostility to Jewish life in Judea and Samaria.

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Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The Polish edition of Forbes magazine apologized for three articles about the restitution of prewar property of Jewish communities that targeted the leaders of Poland’s organized Jewish community and several Jewish organizations. The apology for the articles published in September was published Monday on the magazine’s website. The original articles were titled “Who are our […]

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Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.

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Would you buy a used idea from this man? He gave us the classic “One should never forget just how crazy some of Israel’s Jewish settlers are. They assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin when he tried to cede part of the West Bank for peace.” (Yigal Amir was a resident of Herzliya, occupied by Israel since 1948). Now he maligns new facts and figures about the homeland of his acestors. Buyer beware.
 

Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Originally published at Legal Insurrection. The featured image of Thomas Friedman above comes from a talk he gave about many of the marvels of modern technology. At the beginning he says that you have “every bit of knowledge available to you” from Google. It’s a bit of an overstatement, but his point is essentially correct. […]

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Police arrested former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger Monday on suspicion of money laundering, bribery and obstruction of justice.
 

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

“He is innocent until proven guilty” is one expression. “Where there is smoke, there is fire,” is another. Rabbi Metzger has been arrested for pocketing money for charities. That is not holy smoke.

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Sheldon Adelson (L), his wife and the mayor of Jerusalem in a completely unrelated picture with guys in 18th century costumes.
 

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

He says it's “a societal train wreck waiting to happen.” Unlike casino gambling, of course.

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Dr. Alain Petit, conducts research in orthopedics at the JGH’s Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. Now the government says that he must take off his yarmulke (if he was wearing one) before drawing up the red stuff from the tubie thingie.
 

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

You go, JGH!

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Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Fire damaged the first floor of the former site of the Agriprocessors kosher meat processing plant in Iowa. The late Friday night fire at Agri Star Meat & Poultry in Postville started in a dryer that was left on in the plant’s laundry room, according to reports, and has been classified as accidental. No one […]

 

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

Cornelius Gurlitt said he is the legal owner of the 1,400 works of Nazi-looted art found in his Munich apartment and he will fight for them. At issue are long-lost works by Chagall, Picasso, Matisse and others deemed “degenerate” by the Nazis. “I won’t give anything back voluntarily,” Gurlitt, 80, said in the German-language Spiegel […]

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