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All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

April 20, 2014 - 11:09 PM
 
Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

April 16, 2014 - 11:39 PM
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A new independent rabbinical court will operate in New York to help solve the problem of "agunot" women who cannot remarry because separated husbands refuse them a divorce.
 

New Hope for ‘Agunot’ Women Trapped by Separated Husbands

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A new initiative will use Jewish law to help “Agunot” women, separated from husbands who refuse to grant them a divorce that would let them re-marry.

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The Bialystoker Synagogue on the Lower East Side.
 

Lower East Side Synagogue Members Suing Leadership over Real Estate

Posted on: December 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

The proceeds from the property sale may not be used cover the synagogue's financial needs.

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Lauri Cumbo will represent Crown Heights, where many of the "Knockout" attacks have occurred
 

NYC Councilwoman-Elect: ‘Knockout’ Triggered by Jewish Success

Posted on: December 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

The future New York City Councilwoman blamed the violence of "young people of color" in her community on "governmental neglect, outside uncontrolled influences and failed leadership."

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Rep. Engel Named Chairman of International Jewish Lawmakers’ Group

Posted on: December 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

New York Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel has been appointed chairman of an umbrella body for Jewish lawmakers worldwide, succeeding Italy’s Fiamma Nirenstein, who recently made aliyah to Israel. The steering committee of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians named Engel, the senior Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, as its chairman […]

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Bloomberg To Use $1 Million Prize For Israeli-PA Economic Ties

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a Hanukkah party Monday night that he will use the $1 million Genesis Prize to  “promote commerce between the people in Palestine and the people in Israel,” the Daily Forward reported. It is not yet known which organizations will be assisted by the prize money. Bloomberg made […]

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Judges Hear Appeal of NY Rule on Circumcision with Oral Suction

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the rite of oral suction in circumcisions, The New York Daily News reported. The city restricted the practice following 11 cases of herpes of boys who were circumcised with what in Hebrew […]

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Goldman Sachs Chief: Rabbi, Jewish Groups Helped Me Succeed

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein recalled the role of his rabbi and Jewish organizations in helping him realize he could succeed despite growing up in a working-class neighborhood. “The only person I knew who put on a suit everyday was our rabbi,” Blankfein told a crowd of 1,700 fellow Wall Street insiders and guests Monday […]

The NY Post featured the image of a white fist as illustration for the latest "knockout" attack on a Jew. Talk about going PC…
 

With ‘Profiling’ Out, Williamsburg Chasid Latest ‘Knockout’ Victim

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Is there a correlation between the NYPD being ordered to stop "profiling" potential criminals and the proliferation of antisemitic violence?

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Photograph of the exterior of Streit’s Matzo’s Kosher bakery in New York City's Lower East Side, circa 1975.
 

Noah’s Ark Is Gone but Lower East Side Memories Are Kosher

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Some memories are so strong that they can smell the kosher food that used to be de facto Jewish law in New York City’s Lower East Side. Play it again, Shmuel.

 

4 Dead, 60 Injured in NY Train Derailment

Posted on: December 1st, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx, killing 4 people and injuring 60. The train operator of 15 years said that his brakes failed.

Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz (R.)
 

The Answer to ‘Knockout the Jew’: Karate Rabbi

Posted on: December 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

“I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target,” says ,” says Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, who is a Karate black belt.

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Leon Gersten (wearing a yarmulke) embracing Czeslaw Polziec and giving him a bouquet of flowers.
 

Jewish Survivor Meets his Polish Rescuer at JFK

Posted on: December 1st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The interpreter was crying while translating the Polish rescuer's response.

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Lauri Cumbo will represent Crown Heights, where many of the "Knockout" attacks have occurred
 

12 Yr Old Jew Not Knockout Victim, Attacker Bullied to Attack Him

Posted on: November 27th, 2013

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13 yr old assailant was told he'd "lose respect" if he didn't punch someone in the face, so the 12 yr old he punched was not deemed victim of "Knockout."

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knockout Game
 

Jewish Grandmother Attacked in ‘knockout Game’

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Her attacker is still at large.

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Amrit Marajh was arrested and charged with the "knockout" attack on an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013
 

Will ‘Knockout the Jew’ be Labeled Hate Crime in New York? (VIDEO)

Posted on: November 25th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Some law enforcement officials fear labeling "Knockout" a hate crime as it may inspire more copycat attacks, while several public officials have pushed for wider discussion of the trend and increased penalties.

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Shmuel Perl, 24, a victim of another knockout assault, speaking to a Shomrim interviewer early Friday morning.
 

Another Jewish Man Victim of ‘Knockout’ Attack in Borough Park

Posted on: November 23rd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

A man allegedly hit Perl square in the face, making him the latest victim of the vicious assault that's been terrifying New York City’s Jews.

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Catholic official greeting a fellow Roman Catholic. A NY based interfaith organization is trying to revise the controversial pontiff's record, so the pesky Jews stop objecting to the Church declaring him a saint.
 

Interfaith Group Founder Defending ‘Hitler’s Pope’

Posted on: November 21st, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Pius XII's boss, Pius XI, was very troubled by his underling's dealings with Hitler, but he died before he could mount a campaign against the Nazis.

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President Joel Bewailing YU ‘Substantial Deficits’

Posted on: November 21st, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Yeshiva University President Richard Joel acknowledged the school was facing “substantial deficits.” In an email to faculty and staff obtained by JTA, Joel disclosed that the measures taken to shore up finances at the New York City university following the financial crisis in 2008 have been insufficient. “We intended to achieve a balanced budget by […]

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Court: Firing Of Bearded Police Recruit Was Religious Discrimination

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsUSNY

A chassidic police recruit who said he was fired from the New York City Police Department because he would not trim his beard was the victim of religious discrimination, a federal court ruled last week.

 

Another Arrest in Rapfogel Case

Posted on: November 16th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Authorities charged the owner of a New York insurance company with helping William Rapfogel, the former chief of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, steal more than $7 million from the organization. The owner, Joseph Ross, was arrested Wednesday and charged with a litany of crimes, including first-degree grand larceny and money laundering, according to […]

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