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Holocaust survivor Leo Bretholz of Baltimroe dies at 91.
 

Holocaust Survivor Dies before Able to Testify for Md. Rail Bill

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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Leo Bretholz, who had escaped from a train transporting him to a Nazi death camp, died the weekend before he was to testify on behalf of a Maryland bill making railroad firms accountable for their actions during the Holocaust. Bretholz, of Baltimore, died on Saturday, two days after his 93rd birthday. He was to testify […]

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Arab League Still Firmly Rejecting Israel as Jewish State

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s demand. On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers released a resolution at a meeting in Cairo that supported the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “The council of the Arab League […]

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Haredi women work at Concept Creative Technology, a subsidiary of Beit Shemesh-based NetSource.
 

Americans in Beit Shemesh Present the Better Side of Haredim

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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Sexist and often violent, corrupt and even anti-Zionist Haredim in Beit Shemesh create a false image of the city.

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NY Man Pleads Guilty to Violently Forcing Husbands to Free ’Agunot’

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish men to give their wives religious divorces. David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. and could be sentenced to up […]

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Tunisia Bars Jews on Cruise Ship

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Tunisia has barred Jews on a Norwegian cruise ship from leaving their cruise voyage and stepping foot in the country after theirboat docked in Tunis, according to B’nai Brith Canada. “The cruise line has a responsibility to its passengers to advise them of this discriminatory policy in advance. Better still the cruise line should avoid […]

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Mayoral candidate Eli Cohen has now become the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.
 

Beit Shemesh Journal: I’m Switching My Vote

Posted on: March 10th, 2014

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Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.

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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.
 

Alternative Right-Wing Conference w. Elder Statesmen, New Activists

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.
 

Senior Haredi Sefardi Rabbi Approves Going 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.
 

Jewish Voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

Posted on: March 9th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

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

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RCA: We Don’t Proactively Seek to Reevaluate Past Conversions

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 […]

 

Canadian Judge Orders Law Enforcement to Apprehend Lev Tahor Children

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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Jewish Groups Praise New EEOC Workplace Guidelines

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.
 

British Vets Want Ban on Ritual Slaughter

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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

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Canadian Court: Lev Tahor Sect Must Surrender Children

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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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.
 

Lev Tahor Sect Members Arrested in Trinidad

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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Jonathan Pollard Underwent Emergency Surgery

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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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.
 

Partnership Minyans Growing Despite Condemnations

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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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
 

Glick Wrote the Alternative: Jewish, Democratic, One-State Israel

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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

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Israel Confirms Sending Migrants to Third Country

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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Canadian Cabinet Resolution Recognizes Jewish Refugees

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

News & ViewsGlobal

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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