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Anti-Semitic Vandalism Follows Soon After UPenn’s Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Conference

13 Adar 5772 – March 6, 2012
Two Philadelphia universities - the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University - have reported being victims of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the wake of the hate-fest known as Israel Apartheid Week that recently took place across North America

Egyptian Oil Pipeline in Sinai Blown Up… Again

Once again, the Egyptian oil pipeline to Israel in the Sinai was blown up.

Q & A: On Yotzrot (Part I)

7 Adar 5772 – February 29, 2012
The term yotzrot refers to a grouping of special prayers that all fall under the same heading, and are also referred to as piyutim. Rabbi Yosef Grossman discusses this topic at length in his masterful work “Otzar Erchei Ha’Yahadut” ot peh, 377). He writes: “Piyut – these are prayers, poetic refrains, or sanctified songs that entered the liturgy of our special machzorim for festivals and special occasions, for the Days of Awe, as well as those solemn fast days that mark our national tragedies.”

J.E. Dyer: Strategic Ambiguity Watch – The Maritime Version

5 Adar 5772 – February 28, 2012
Iran is making full use of strategic ambiguity on the high seas to advance its interests and dictate outcomes. Unless each new measure is directly challenged, strategic ambiguity would be a lot more fun for Iran than for the rest of us.

Mind, Body & Soul: February 2012

3 Adar 5772 – February 25, 2012

No Kosher Food at Malta Jewish Conference

1 Adar 5772 – February 23, 2012
At least it took a while, since somehow the organizers of this 4-day event for 120 European Jewish young professionals didn't realize they would all insist on eating kosher food. In Malta? It took a few heroic feats to straighten out that one…

Ambassador Rosenthal Speaks On Anti-Semitism

30 Shevat 5772 – February 22, 2012
Ambassador Hannah Rosenthal spoke on February 14 at the Aventura-Turnberrry Jewish Center. Rosenthal is employed by the State Department as the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism in 193 nations around the world.

Noted Nazi Prosecutor To Speak At St. Thomas University

18 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
Eli Rosenbaum, the longest-serving prosecutor and investigator of Nazi war criminals, will be speak on Thursday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas University, George & Evelyn Goldbloom Convocation Hall, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens.

Another Explosion Rocks Egypt-Israel Gas Pipeline

12 Shevat 5772 – February 5, 2012
Pipeline has been attacked at least a dozen times since Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was deposed in February 2011.

IAEA Schedule Return Trip To Iran

10 Shevat 5772 – February 2, 2012
A team of UN Nuclear experts will return to Iran for the talks on February 21.

New Police Station To Be Built On the Mount Of Olives

8 Shevat 5772 – January 31, 2012
The increased security presence comes in response to the stone throwing and grave desecration that has been occurring with regularity in the area.

Calendar Of Events

4 Shevat 5772 – January 27, 2012

OU To Host Leadership Weekend

The Orthodox Union will bring leadership to South Florida for Shabbat Shira Weekend, February 3-5.

Islamists Win Over 70% of Egyptian Parliament

27 Tevet 5772 – January 22, 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party wins 235 seats; the ultra-conservative Salafist Al-Nur party wins 121 seats.

PM Netanyahu to Visit Cyprus in February

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
Netanyahu will discuss natural gas, security cooperation.

Southern NCSY, AIPAC Host Shabbaton In Boca Raton

18 Tevet 5772 – January 12, 2012
NCSY and AIPAC will be hosting a Shabbaton at the Boca Raton Synagogue (BRS) on February 4.

OU Job Board Presents S. Florida’s First-Ever Job Fair

The OU Job Board will hold its first Job Fair in South Florida on Tuesday, February 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Young Israel of Hollywood, 3291 Stirling Road.

Protests Erupt in Egypt, 37 Dead

26 Heshvan 5772 – November 23, 2011
Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s de facto head of state since the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, has failed to quiet raging protests which have now claimed 37 lives across the country.

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