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The Norwegian daily Dagenblat may face a hate crime suit over its caricature of a gory circimcison
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.

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Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

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An ancient Torah scroll (illustrative).
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

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Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

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bat yam synagogue defaced
 

Posted on: May 29th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

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Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago. More than 40 synagogues were represented at the ceremony in Far Rockaway. The Torah scrolls were from synagogues in Far Rockaway, Belle Harbor, Bayswater, Oceanside and Seagate. The burials were not […]

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Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner passed up the annual Memorial Day parade in his former Queens district on Sunday in order to speak at a half-empty church. “I was, like, ‘Where’s Weiner?!’” Forest Hills resident Frankie Esposito told the New York Post.  “I figured he’d come out to see his constituents. I don’t […]

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Posted on: May 27th, 2013

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A Texas state official spoke at a Memorial Day service and quoted a Jewish chaplain’s dedication of a temporary cemetery on Iwo Jima in World War II. Jerry Patterson, the state’s Land Commissioner and candidate for Lieutenant Governor, said that whenever he speaks at a Memorial Day service, he quotes Lt. Roland B Gittlesohn, a […]

Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.
 

Posted on: May 27th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

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Dougoutigo Fadiga outside the Bani Israel clinic near the Senegalese village’s sacred tree
 

Posted on: May 26th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

An African tribe, ‘Sons of Israel,” says it is descended from Jews and is "chosen.” Their language resembles Hebrew. They use the Star of David. But they are practicing Muslims.

David Arenberg lost many things during his nearly 12 years in prison, but he found a connection to Judaism.
 

Posted on: May 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

There is no doubt that the David Arenberg who will emerge from prison in approximately five months is a different, a better and a more spiritual human being than the one who went in more than 12 years ago. But the losses and the pain have been profound.

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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich
 

Posted on: May 24th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

He actually uttered those words: "I sincerely offer my apologies."

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Minister Yaakov Perry, (Yesh Atid, on the left), with Minister Limor Livnat, (Likud, second from left) visit Haredi soldiers serving in the Israeli Air Force, April 23, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim & Hassidim

The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.

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The Gospel according to the Palestinian Authority
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

How far the PA will go to present the lie as the truth and the truth as a lie? Its claim that Jesus was a Palestinian is old hat. But now the “resurrection” also refers to “the Palestinian state.”

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Posted on: May 20th, 2013

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Vandals spray painted the Jerusalem home of a long-time board member of the Women of the Wall (WOW) with vicious graffiti, the first time opponents to WOW have resorted to vengeance. Some of the graffiti sprayed on the door and stairwell of Peggy Cidor’s apartment read in Hebrew: “Women of the Wall are wicked,” “Peggy, […]

Image taken from plaintiffs' website, which says the calf pictured sustained a broken leg but the Tnuva employee continued to shock it to get it to move.
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2013

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A group of consumers headed by a Haredi woman is looking to sue Tnuva for consumer anguish.

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Posted on: May 20th, 2013

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A Hungarian martial arts fighter was disinvited from an event in Prague because of his Nazi tattoos, including one reading “death to the Jews.” Some of the sponsors of the Heroes Gate martial arts tournament told organizers that Attila Petrovszki from Hungary could not attend the May 17 event because he had a tattoo of […]

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Haredim protest the draft, May 16, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 19th, 2013

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The media accentuate the negative and violent acts of a very small minority, over the mature and calm behavior of the vast majority of Haredim.

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AG Yehuda Weinstein's committee did not invite even one, single Haredi woman to testify.
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2013

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The committee did not invite even one, single Haredi woman to testify.

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Police clashed with Haredi demonstrated in Jerusalem, May 16, 2013.
 

Posted on: May 17th, 2013

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The demonstrators rallied "against the evil decree of conscription."

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Posted on: May 16th, 2013

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Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Religious Affairs Minister Yair Lapid, who doubles as Finance Minister, are arguing via Facebook over the issue of a women’s minyan at the Western Wall. Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky has proposed that a Women of the Wall demand for the minyan be allowed at the southern part of the […]

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