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Stigma: A Barrier To Rewarding Relationships

26 Iyyar 5772 – May 17, 2012
Frailty and differences in other people often scare us. Why? They scare us because we see a reflection of what we fear in ourselves or because we just don’t know how to respond. Since we can’t live with this discomfort for too long, we make assumptions about and apply labels to those we fear.

Toronto Islamic School Apologizes for Calling Jews “Crafty”, Promoting Jihad-Readiness

17 Iyyar 5772 – May 9, 2012
A Toronto Islamic school has apologized to the Jewish community after an investigation confirmed that it encourages students to hate Jews and prepare to...

Bill Thompson Courting Orthodox Jews in Quest of Mayoral Post

16 Iyyar 5772 – May 8, 2012
The NY Post reported that Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson has been "surprisingly successful" in seeking the Orthodox Jewish vote in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind,...

Exit Poll: ‘Red’ Ken Livingstone Trailing in London Mayoral Election

12 Iyyar 5772 – May 4, 2012
Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, who stirred controversy with remarks called anti-Semitic by the city's Jewish leaders, was trailing in a bid to reclaim...

Report: ‘Sustained, Ongoing Undercurrent of Anti-Jewish Bias in Canada’

12 Iyyar 5772 – May 3, 2012
Despite a drop of 0.7% in antisemitic incidents in 2011 over the previous year, the gravity of the problem in Canada is better understood by observing long-term trends: antisemitic incidents have grown twenty-fold since B'nai Brith started monitoring antisemitism thirty years ago, while a five-year view shows a 24.6% rise.

Jewish Leader Chastises Swiss Policy on Iran

2 Iyyar 5772 – April 24, 2012
The general secretary of Switzerland’s Jewish community has reprimanded the Swiss government for failing to enact sanctions against Iran, despite full implementation by the EU and US.

Anti-Semitic Attack on Sheepshead Bay Jewish Center

26 Nisan 5772 – April 18, 2012
What appears to be the latest in a series of anti-Semitic defacements of the Avenue Z Jewish Center in southern Brooklyn has left the Jewish community wondering when the attacks will come to an end.

Toulouse Slayings Leave French Jews Shaken

28 Adar 5772 – March 21, 2012
PARIS – When Arie Bensemhoun, a Jewish community leader in Toulouse, woke up Tuesday morning, he thought for a moment the horrific shooting of three children and a rabbi at a local Jewish school might have been a bad dream.

MK Eichler Returning from France: Jews Feel Imprisoned

26 Adar 5772 – March 20, 2012
Shortly after returning from France, MK Rabbi Israel Eichler (United Torah Judaism) said anxiety surrounds the French Jewish community: "There is a constant tension, the Jewish community is living in a prison-like situation." Eichler said France poses "a great danger to Jews."

Councilman: Down with ‘Super Jewish’ Senate Seat

14 Adar 5772 – March 8, 2012
NY1 News reports that Councilman David G. Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) is about to denounce the creation of the so-called Super Jewish state Senate seat, merging...

Korean Jewish Community Gets First Torah Scroll

12 Adar 5772 – March 5, 2012
The dedication of a new Torah scroll is always a cause for celebration. But for the small yet proud Jewish community in South Korea,...

Looking Asperger’s Syndrome in the Eye

2 Adar 5772 – February 24, 2012
Asperger’s Syndrome was first described in the 1940s by Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger, who noticed that he had many patients who were deficient in social and communicative skills even though they had normal language development and cognitive abilities. Professionals still debate as to whether Asperger’s Syndrome is “high-functioning autism” or whether it is its own disorder completely. Regardless, in 1994, Asperger’s Syndrome was added to The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a separate disorder from autism.

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…

Jews Up in Arms over Revisionist Israeli Historian’s Visit to Fresno State

29 Shevat 5772 – February 22, 2012
Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

Kate Middleton’s Favorite Designer Built on Hasidic Kapote

20 Shevat 5772 – February 13, 2012
The favorite clothing designer of Duchess Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William of England, built her success on the purchase of a Hasidic boy’s...

Cooling The Flame Of Teenage Anger

14 Shevat 5772 – February 7, 2012
“Oh. I was just thinking about you. How was your day?” Ruti’s mother asked her the minute she walked through the door. “Fine, Mommy.”

Calendar Of Events

18 Tevet 5772 – January 12, 2012
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Time For The Dutch To Finally ‘Fess Up

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
A new poll finds that two-thirds of the Dutch people are opposed to their prime minister apologizing to the Jewish community for the misconduct of the wartime government in exile in London.

Literacy Illuminated (Part I)

7 Tevet 5772 – January 2, 2012
Peeking her head into her daughter’s preschool classroom, Shayna heard Morah Esther singing a melodic song while the children clapped their hands and stomped their feet.

Anguish That Does Not Go Away: The Singles Problem (Part Two)

26 Kislev 5772 – December 21, 2011
Last week I shared a letter from a 30-plus young woman who was very troubled over the challenges confronting singles. She felt the Jewish community was not sufficiently engaged in reaching out to and helping the many singles desperately looking for their soul mates.

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