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The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, California.
 

Pakistani Owner of Swanky Santa Monica Hotel: “Get the [expletive] Jews out of my Pool”

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

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An upscale hotel on a Santa Monica, California, beach is an odd place to be singled out from a crowd and removed because you are Jewish.

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Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi
 

The Advent of Hitler in India

Posted on: July 30th, 2012

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Hitler’s Mein Kampf is available in almost all Indian languages, but the only book on the Holocaust in India’s national language, Hindi, is an FAQ about the Holocaust published by Yad Vashem. Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi has worked and continues to work in spreading accurate information about Judaism and the Holocaust in India.

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Arieh King Nati Shohat Flash90
 

Israel Land Fund Chief: The Battle for Jerusalem Is Fierce and Desperate

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

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As Jews around the world conduct the rituals of mourning in remembrance of the destruction of two Holy Temples in Jerusalem and the suffering of exile from the center of Jewish life, an ambitious plan and timeframe are afoot to rebuild Jerusalem and turn it once again into the pulsating heart of the Jewish world.

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Susan Stern, the 2011-2012 National Campaign Chair Designate of The Jewish Federations of North America, visited the Wailing Wall in 2005 with then U.S Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now Stern et al may be dropping the term "Zionism" from their organizational vocabulary.
 

US Jewish Federations to Drop ‘Zionism’ from their Global Plans

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

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The Jewish Federations of North America last week rejected the inclusion of the term "Zionism" in a major system-wide planning document.

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Model of the Temple on top of the Aish Yeshiva with Temple Mount in Background
 

“We’re Not in Lodz Ghetto Anymore” – Temple Mount Activists Fight for Jewish Rights in Knesset and Beyond

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

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A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.

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Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv, zt”l
 

‘And From Zion The Torah Will Go Forth’: Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv’s Impact On American Jewry

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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The New York Times once asked Rabbi Moshe Feinstein how he became a posek hador, one of the generation’s foremost authorities on Jewish law. Rabbi Feinstein answered that, “people came and asked me questions and they liked what I said and it was accepted, and then more people came and eventually I became widely accepted as a posek.”

Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, CA
 

Calif. Court Clears Path for Suit against Texas Corporation for Desecrating Jewish Cemetery

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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The California State Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court decision that gave class-action status to a lawsuit alleging mass desecration of grave sites at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA, a Jewish cemetery which is under the care of the Texas-based Service Corporation International, thus clearing the way for injured families to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

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Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.
 

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

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UCLA Associate Professor David Delgado Shorter
 

UCLA Officially Protects Promotion of Anti-Israel Boycott

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

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David Delgado Shorter, a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, has been given the official green light to continue using university resources to promote the boycott of Israel. Shorter prominently features links to the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel on his official class website. The founders of the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel have openly stated that their ultimate goal is the dismantling of the Jewish State.

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Munich11
 

“Baffled” Bob Costas To Call Own Minute of Silence During Olympic Broadcast

Posted on: July 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Bob Costas may soon make history by defying the International Olympic Committee and conducting an on-air memorial of his own.

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Miriam Alster/FLASH90
 

New Israeli Haredi Consumer Is Savvy, Wielding Purchasing Power of $2.6 Billion

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

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Haredi consumers are not, by and large, part of Israel's social protest movement, but their shopping savvy, it turns out, is evolving constantly.

Israel Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman during a press conference after his draft bill was voted down.
 

Evolution Vs. Revolution in Struggle over Haredi Draft

Posted on: July 19th, 2012

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A spokesperson for Yisrael Beytenu said, “We’ve had 64 years to evolve,” he said. “Demographically, it will be impossible to pass this bill 20 years from now.”

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
 

Rabbi Elyashiv, 102, Passed Away

Posted on: July 18th, 2012

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There is great concern in Haredi circles following a severe deterioration in the condittion of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, who has been hospitalized for the past six months in Shaarey Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

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It’s Official: No Circumcision in Germany – Jewish Hospital Bans the Brit

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012

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The Jewish Hospital in Berlin has suspended all religious circumcisions of children following a ruling delivered by a German court banning the practice.

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Andy Statman no longer needs Klezmer music the way he used to.
 

Andy Statman: Klezmer Is Finished

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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Andy Statman says the time of Klezmer has passed. Having just received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in June for his work in bluegrass and Klezmer music, Statman admits Klezmer used to be his substitute for Jewish observance. Now that he is an Orthodox Jew, he no longer feels the need to play the music.

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Terrorists in Mumbai, 2008.
 

Police Arrest Leader of Mumbai Terror Attack

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Following more than three years of investigation, Indian security forces have arrested Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Hamza, alleged member of Lashker-e-Taiba (Army of the Righteous) and the Hindi instructor of 10 terrorists who executed the murderous attack in Mumbai in 2008.

 

Census: Almost 100,000 Jews in Australia

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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Australia’s 2011 census shows that Australia’s official Jewish population has risen to almost 100,000, a rise of 10 percent in five years.

Former Justice Edmond Levy's committee report declares Israel's legal right to own Judea and Samaria.
 

Outposts Committee Report: Judea and Samaria Are Not Occupied Territories

Posted on: June 24th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Judea and Samaria are not under occupation rule. This is the central finding of the "Outposts Committee" which was appointed to examine the legal status of Israel in Judea and Samaria.

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Peter Beinart (L), author of The Crisis of Zionism, and Abe Foxman (R), Director of the ADL
 

Peter Beinart, ADL Chief, Spar over ‘Crisis’ in Zionism at President’s Conference

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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Abe Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League: "My love and support for Israel is unconditional, it does not depend on the Israeli acceptance of my ideas. My Zionism is not in crisis because my Zionism is not conditioned on an idealized view of what I'd like Israel to be."

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Female Rabbi
 

Female Rabbis Make Less than Male Counterparts, But Some Fare Better

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

Female Reform rabbis are paid less than their male counterparts, but it's a far cry from the normal disparities between U.S. male and female employees.

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