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Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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Semen Domnitser, the former Claims Conference employee who was found guilty of leading a $57 million fraud scheme at the Holocaust restitution organization, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Domnitser, 55, was sentenced Monday in Manhattan federal court. He also was ordered to pay restitution of $57.3 million. Since 2010, a total of 31 […]

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Posted on: November 6th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

It cost just over $30,000 to make and is currently being manufactured in Friesland in the northern Netherlands.

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In New York City, public advocate Bill de Blasio has won by a large margin over Republican Joe Lhota, to become the city's first Democratic mayor in more than 20 years.
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

In a sense, it's not so much that the country is moving to the left, it's that the Republicans have moved away from the country.

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Photo of Philadelphia on the Israeli Mid-Atlantic Region Consulate website
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce is asking whether it makes sense to shutter a consulate located in the heart of a financial market that sees 25% of Israel's exports to the US pass through its doors?

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Likud Yisrael Beitenu MK Dr. Shimon Ohayon attending a special Knesset meeting against Antisemitism.
 

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Many antisemites have been fighting against the ‘Working Definition of Antisemitism,’ so they can continue their attacks on Jews and the Jewish State.

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Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEuropeGermany

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) has accused Germany of being morally complicit in the theft of 1,500 works of art discovered in a Munich apartment owned by the son of a war-time art dealer.

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Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Mindy Pollak, a 24-year-old aesthetician, became the first Chassidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates to win her race for the municipal council on Sunday in the Outremont borough. She garnered about 35 percent of the vote in a district that is home to an […]

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Saphira Tessler-Greenberg and Aviad Greenberg, owners of Saphira Hair Products from Israel
 

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

It isn't enough that Saphira Greenberg-Tessler wanted to make the very best hair care products in the world. She and her husband, Aviad, both committed to having everything from Saphira Hair - the ingredients, the bottles, even the boxes - be from Israel.

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

See also: Brave New Nation: 30 New Rabbinical Courts to Process Conversions. A bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions will be introduced to the parliament after passing a Knesset committee. Under the measure advanced Sunday by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, a city rabbi could convene a beit din, or rabbinical court, […]

 

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Absent from Monday’s service, which the group said drew at least 800 worshipers, were large crowds of Orthodox girls who had […]

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsMediaArts and Entertainment

Authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in the German city. The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover everyday expenses. Included among the 1,500 works, which reportedly are worth billions, […]

 

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

In a sensation for the art world, authorities in Munich revealed that a cache of works, many by artists the Nazis considered “degenerate,” was found in a moldy storeroom in Munich. The hundreds of works were hoarded by an elderly man who sold some of them to cover every day expenses. Included in the cache […]

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Who the heck cares if some gentile denies that our millions of brothers and sisters were murdered in the Holocaust? Why should their opinion matter?
 

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

I'm sure many of them are not even remotely related to any Nazi group, but when there's a wave happening, it tends to obscure the subtle.

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The online auction website eBay apologized for allowing Nazi memorabilia to be sold under its auspices. The site removed about 30 items for sale within hours of an investigative report published in the Sunday edition of the Daily Mail. The report went up on the newspaper’s website late Saturday night. “We are very sorry these […]

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Tunisia was suspended from next year’s Davis Cup after ordering one of its national team members to withdraw from a tournament rather than play an Israeli. The International Tennis Federation in a statement on Saturday said the Tunisian national team would be banned from the 2014 world competition for ordering Malek Jaziri not to compete […]

LivingSocial, an online daily deals site, posted an obscure and lame apology after using dreidels to symbolize greed for their Halloween 7 Deadly Sins party
 

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

An impossible-to-find apology announcing a refund "for all who attended" doesn't quite cut it as a "heartfelt apology" for the "bigoted and hurtful behavior" of equating Jews with greed.

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Mk Elazar Stern, who is an observant Jew, may have succeeded in doing something to loosen the stranglehold that Israel's Chief Rabbinate has had on conversions, not only in Israel, but in America as well.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

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South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says Israeli policies are just like the old Apartheid. It's a good time for Jews to fly out of there.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Lieberman accused the government of South Africa of "fomenting an anti-Israel and antisemitic atmosphere."

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Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Sunday, November 3, 2013  10:45 AM to 4:00 PM LESJC KLING & NIMAN FAMILY VISITOR CENTER 400 GRAND STREET (between Clinton & Suffolk Sts) Insider’s Walking Tours Vintage Goods Benefit Sale New Gallery Opening with a talk from the artist This activity-packed day of exploring and learning about the Jewish history of Manhattan’s Lower East […]

It's Rosh Chodesh Kislev – and there are only these ladies from all walks of life and all varieties of observance, no fuss, no rallies, at the Kotel.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

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