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  • Holder calls hate crimes an 'affront to who we are'

    04/17/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT · by ncfool · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Attorney General Eric Holder said hate crimes are an affront to what the United States stands for in comments at a memorial service Thursday for three people killed in a shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas. “Every alleged hate crime, no matter the intended target, is an affront to who we are – and who we have always been – both as a country and as a people,”
  • 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross

    04/16/2014 2:17:52 PM PDT · by ncfool · 1 replies
    KMBC TV, Kansas City, Missouri (from 2006) ^ | April 14, 2014 | Dan Weinbaum
    Watch: 2006 interview with shooting suspect Frazier Glenn Cross. Kansas City Reporter Dan Weinbaum of KMBC TV.
  • Missouri Mayor Says He 'Kind Of Agreed' With Alleged Jewish Center Shooter

    04/16/2014 2:08:57 PM PDT · by ncfool · 30 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tom Kludt
    The mayor of a small Missouri town has mostly nice things to say about the white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish facilities last weekend. Marionville, Mo. Mayor Dan Clevenger spoke warmly this week of Frazier Glenn Miller, who allegedly went on a killing rampage on Sunday in Overland Park, Kan. "He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly. As long as they were the same color as him," Clevenger said while laughing, according to television station KSPR. "Very fair and honest and never had a bit of...
  • Kansas Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Identified as Former KKK Leader

    04/13/2014 8:55:20 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 92 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gillian Mohney
    The 73-year-old man charged with murder in the shooting at a Jewish community center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas, that left three people dead is reportedly the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr., of Aurora, Mo., was taken into custody in the parking lot of an elementary school near the scene of the shootings, and was booked on a charge of first degree murder, according to the Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office. Cross is an alias for Frasier Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader, according to the Southern...
  • 3 dead in shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas, authorities say

    04/13/2014 12:44:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 366 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 4-13-2014
    <p>Just breaking... FOX says Dispatchers have said at least ONE Dead. Shooting at a Jewish Community Center, where children were auditioning for a play, and at a Jewish Assisted Living Center several blocks away.</p>
  • HOLY

    04/08/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-8-14 | jedediah
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its "consistency" changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all" matter is then "transfigured" into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are God’s offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by...
  • Chris Christie calls Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria 'occupied territories'

    03/30/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/30/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Christie apologized for the gaffe. Not long after his speech, Christie met with Adelson privately in the casino mogul’s office in the Venetian hotel and casino, which hosted the RJC meeting. The source told POLITICO that Christie “clarified in the strongest terms possible that his remarks today were not meant to be a statement of policy.” Instead, the source said, Christie made clear “that he misspoke when he referred to the ‘occupied territories.’ And he conveyed that he is an unwavering friend and committed supporter of Israel, and was sorry for any confusion that came across as a result of...
  • Jewish Community Hit by Wave of Anti-Semitic Cyber Attacks

    02/27/2014 12:35:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/27/14 | Adam Kredo
    The Jewish community has been hit by a wave of anti-Semitic cyber attacks that have targeted Jewish organizations and endangered the personal and financial information of their donors and employees, according to a warning delivered this week. Websites operated by top Jewish community organizations across the country have been “hacked and defaced” in growing numbers by groups with both anti-Semitic and criminal agendas, according to the alert sent by the Secure Community Network (SCN), an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The uptick in cyber attacks is particularly challenging for the Jewish community, which is a ripe...
  • CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's Jewish

    02/08/2014 11:23:21 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 35 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 9, 2014 | Karen Levy
    CIA Director: Jonathan Pollard Is In Prison Because He's JewishBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyJerusalem — February 9, 2014 ... There have been many senior US officials who have called for Israeli Jonathan Pollard to be released, but none ever came from this highest of security institutions. Former CIA Director James Woolsey has reiterated his call for the immediate release of Jonathan Pollard, now in his 29th year behind American bars over charges of spying for Israel. Speaking to the Israel News Agency, Woolsey stated: "It's enough. After a quarter century the time has come to free Pollard. That doesn't...
  • Jewish Activists Chase Away Anti-Semites in Paris

    02/02/2014 5:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/14 | Eliran Aharon, Paris
    The Jewish National Fund held an event honoring Israel in the heart of Paris Sunday, but the real reason for the event was a desire by Israeli authorities to support French Jews in a time of trouble. Over 15,000 people, most of them Jews, are expected to attend the two-day event – an exhibit titled “Israel Today and Tomorrow.” The event received unprecedented security: central streets were cordoned off, and police snipers were placed on rooftops. Ultranationalists gathered with the intent of marching on the event, but were blocked by police – both uniformed and undercover – a long distance...
  • International Holocaust Memorial Day’s Fatal Flaw

    01/28/2014 8:49:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    On the surface, it is very moving to see half of the members of Knesset at Auschwitz marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But in a larger sense, it is not at all clear why this is necessary. The Jewish people have Yom HaShoah V’Hagevura, our own national day of mourning for the genocide of our people in Europe. More importantly, we carry the legacy of the Holocaust inside of us. Every day, at some level, we experience the ulcerative loss of a third of the Jewish people in the hell of Europe, because we feel the hollow absence of the...
  • Us and Them (Rabbinical commentary about Tu B'Shvat)

    01/16/2014 9:22:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 4 replies
    Email | 16JAN2014 | Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz
    Insights and Inspiration from the Holy Land from Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz "Your friend in Karmiel" January 16th 2014 -Volume 4, Issue 15 -15th of Shevat 5774 Beshalach/Tu Bishvat Us and Them 'The Arabs are bad, Daddy, right?" my six year old Elka turns to me at one dinner recently and asks. "Uhhhh...no...Elka'la there are some bad Arabs, but there are also some good ones." Continuing to take a bite of my supper and hope that this conversation is over. But this is Elka, the conversation is just beginning. "But they are Goyim (gentiles), Daddy. Aren't Goyim bad? Aren't the Goyim,...
  • Video – Obama on Iran: “Give Peace A Chance” … Seriously. He Said That Actual Thing.

    01/13/2014 6:47:59 PM PST · by absentee · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/13/2014 | Caleb Howe
    [VIDEO AT LINK] After his remark, the President suggested we imagine all the people living for today. It’s funny, people joke about hippie Democrats, and then they go and give you something like this on a silver platter. With a platitude like give peace a chance, one cannot help but think of the recent revelations from Robert Gates’ explosive new memoir. Now that we know how unseriously Obama dealt with Iraq and Afghanistan, hearing him state his philosophy on Iran’s nukes as something so trite and so contrary to everything we know about the Iranian regime takes on a meaning...
  • OBITUARY: Born into riches, Edgar Bronfman grew into philanthropy

    01/13/2014 1:23:58 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 15 replies
    The Globe And Mail ^ | December 27 2013 | Joanna Slater
    The tale of the Bronfman family is one of Canada’s most legendary: how a poor Jewish immigrant from what is now Moldova established a liquor empire based in Montreal that grew to become one of the world’s best-known brands. (snip) Mr. Bronfman, who died on Dec. 21 at the age of 84 in New York, turned that complicated patrimony into an unusual journey. At Seagram Co. Ltd., he led the company into new businesses and into its most profitable investment, only to later champion the decisions that led to the firm’s demise. (snip) He decided to retire at the age...
  • New York Village Would Rather Remove 9-Foot Menorah than Allow Nativity Scene

    12/20/2006 4:54:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 198 replies · 2,807+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 12.19.06 | JORGE FITZ-GIBBON
    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., December 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Village of Briarcliff Manor officials have decided to remove their entire holiday display, including a 9-foot-tall menorah, from a public park rather than allow a resident to add a crèche after Alliance Defense Fund attorneys and allied attorneys won a temporary restraining order Friday from a federal judge. The lawsuit and TRO motion were filed Dec. 11 after the Briarcliff Manor Village's Board of Trustees refused to permit the display. "The village's constitutional violations regarding religious expression in public make them look like the grinches who stole Christmas and Chanukah from the...
  • Jon Stewart Desecrates Nativity Scene (Obama's War on Women)

    04/18/2012 8:55:55 AM PDT · by Mamzelle · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 17 2012 | Josh St. Lewis
    NSFW--Jon Stewart has a nude picture, of his WIFE, maybe? legs spread with a nativity scene placed over the genital area...I guess she never worked a day in her life...Oy!
  • City censors nativity scene but not menorah

    12/16/2003 3:59:12 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 901+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2003
    HOLIDAY BLUESCity censors nativity scene but not menorahResidents sue officials who allow Jewish observance on public property Posted: December 16, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Two residents of Palm Beach, Fla., filed suit against the city yesterday because officials there allow the display of Jewish menorahs on public property but do not allow Christian nativity scenes. The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center, a public-interest law firm, brought the suit on behalf of Maureen Donnell and Fern deNarvaez. According to the law center, the suit demands the city immediately allow a nativity scene to be placed on city property, just as two...
  • Walled Nativity Scene Borders On Anti-Semitism, Jewish Leaders Say

    12/14/2007 7:25:59 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 100 replies · 2,226+ views
    Crosswalk ^ | Julie Stahl
    Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The sale of Nativity scenes with a wall running through the middle to symbolize Israel's security barrier borders on anti-Semitism, Jewish groups are saying. The Amos Trust, a British Christian charity that works with needy communities around the world, is selling the traditional Nativity sets with a political twist, noting that the wise men won't reach the stable because of the wall. The Amos Trust says its Nativity sets are made by Palestinian carpenters from olive wood from Bethlehem. Israel started building its security barrier -- a series of walls and fences -- in response to an...
  • Op-Ed: The Jewish List of the World's Shortest Books of 2013

    12/31/2013 2:52:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/12/13` | Steven Plaut
    A list of "quick-reads". I suppose everyone has seen lists of the "World's Shortest Books." Since I think we Jews could use our own special list, I have as a public service prepared the first annual Official Jewish List of the World's Shortest Books for 2013. 1. "The List of Palestinian Contributions to Mankind," by Shimon Peres. 2. "How Likud Differs from the Labor Party,” by Benjamin Netanyahu. 3. “Ideas for Conflict Resolution Through Meditation and Quilting,” by Sheikh Raed Salah. 4. “Arab Terrorists We Have Condemned,” by the B'Tselem Human Rights Group. 5. "Our record of Defending Freedom of...
  • Nazi-style quenelle salute performed at Toulouse Jewish school

    12/30/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 12/30/13 | staff
    Amid a public debate in France over the allegedly anti-Semitic “quenelle” gesture, French media have reproduced a photo of a man performing it outside the Toulouse school where four Jews were murdered last year. The photo, which was published Monday on the website of the France 3 broadcaster, shows a man wearing a shirt featuring a portrait of Yasser Arafat in front of the Ohr Torah school. The man is holding his left palm outstretched over his right shoulder – in the gesture, known as quenelle, which was invented by the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’balla M’balla. Jewish groups say that...
  • I Want to Make Heaven My Home: what an ancient Biblical event can teach us about life today

    09/25/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 24, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In daily Mass for the past number of days we’ve been reading from the books of Nehemiah and Ezra. These books deal with the return of the Jewish people from the Babylonian captivity.Most modern-day Christians have only a passing knowledge of these aspects of ancient Jewish history and these events may seem to have little to say to us. But in fact, they speak quite powerfully of very important human struggles today. Thus, a review of these historical events seems in order, as well as an application of them to our life and struggles today.To begin, the Jewish people, as...
  • US deal will trade off 'Jewish' Israel for 1967 lines -- report

    12/29/2013 5:12:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/29/13 | Elhanan Miller
    US Secretary of State John Kerry will offer Israeli and Palestinian negotiators a political trade-off: Israeli recognition of the 1967 lines as a basis for the future Palestinian state, in return for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people, Palestinian sources told the Saudi daily Al-Watan on Sunday. According to the sources, the mutual recognition will constitute the core of a framework agreement to be signed by the end of January, and negotiated in greater detail during the following months. "The coming weeks will be difficult for the Palestinian and Israeli sides, since they will need...
  • The Race Of Jesus: Unknown, Yet Powerful

    12/25/2013 7:48:44 AM PST · by madison10 · 168 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 12/25/2013 | AP
    For two thousand years, he has been worshiped and adored. Multitudes look to him each day. And yet nobody really knows the face of Jesus. That has not stopped humanity's imagination, or its yearning to draw Jesus as close as possible. So when this Christmas season brought a torrent of debate over whether Jesus was a white man, it struck a sacred nerve. "That statement carries a whole lot of baggage," said Rockwell Dillaman, pastor of the Allegheny Center Alliance Church in Pittsburgh. "Political baggage, spiritual baggage, emotional baggage. Especially in a culture like ours where the relations of white...
  • Let world judge Israel by single standard, judge those who condemn Israel by same standard

    12/19/2013 1:25:31 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Joel Leyden Blog ^ | December 19, 2013 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    A paradigmatic characteristic of all bigotry is to take a fault that is widespread among all cultures, races, religions and nationalities and to attribute it singularly to one group. For example: “Blacks are violent.” “Jews are cheap.” “Asians are sly.” “Gays are pedophiles.” “Women are irrational.” “Romanies (gypsies) cheat.” The truth, of course, is that all groups have some among them with these negative characteristics. The bigots who make these claims correctly point to the fact that some members of these groups display the negative characteristics attributed to the groups as a whole. But the bigotry consists of singling out...
  • Swedish [Jew]...Files for Asylum in Her Own Country Over Proposed Laws She Says Are Anti-Jewish

    11/20/2013 9:05:06 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 20, 2013 | Sharona Schwartz
    Annika Hernroth-Rothstein is a Jewish political activist in Sweden who is fed up with her country’s moves toward outlawing the core practices of her faith. Living in a country that prides itself on being a model of diversity and openness – which has even invited every Syrian seeking refuge — Hernroth-Rothstein decided to file for asylum in her own country. Swedish activist Annika Hernroth-Rothstein filed for asylum in her own country. (Image source: truthandfiction.wordpress.com) She has conceded that her application is a publicity stunt, but in an article in Mosaic Magazine announcing her decision, she wrote: Absurd?  No doubt. I...
  • Jews and Muslims to share al-Aqsa Mosque?

    11/13/2013 6:46:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    al Jazeera ^ | 11-13-13 | Khalid Amayreh
    Israel braces for reaction to proposed law that would allow Jews to pray in the grounds of Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque. Occupied East Jerusalem - Until a few weeks ago, most Israeli and Palestinian pundits dismissed the possibility of a Palestinian uprising in the near future. However, a draft Israeli law granting Jews the right to pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque esplanade - one of the three most holy sites in Islam - is forcing some observers to reconsider their previous assessments. The draft law, which is being discussed in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, would designate "time and space" for...
  • Teacher's Union Investigates Jewish Dad Who Complained about Liberal Bias

    11/08/2013 6:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., wants to know why the president of the local teacher’s union thinks he’s a neo-Nazi after he complained about a classroom assignment that he believed to be biased. “I’m Jewish and my wife is half-black, half-white,” Barry told me in a telephone interview. “I am the furthest thing from a neo-Nazi.” Last week, his daughter’s eighth grade American History class at East Pennsboro Middle School was asked to analyze a New York Times story about the recent government shutdown. Barry, who said he is a registered independent, read the story and then read a...
  • Jewish Dad Questions Homework Assignment: Investigated for being Neo Nazi

    11/07/2013 8:23:37 AM PST · by samsmom · 23 replies
    Todd's American Dispatch ^ | November 6, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    You will not indoctrinate my child,” he wrote. “If you are going to present articles with a slant to one side you are morally and ethically required to present the opposing views, to give an opportunity for the student, your captive audience, to come to their own conclusions.” Barry also reached out to the principal, who defended the teacher’s assignment and allegedly told him The New York Times story was not slanted. On Friday the story took a bizarre turn. A friend of Barry’s received a telephone call that he says came from Cydnee Cohen, the president of the East...
  • Police charge trio over alleged anti-Semitic attack in Bondi, Sydney

    10/26/2013 1:40:05 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 7 replies
    Police have charged three people over an alleged anti-Semitic attack in Sydney's eastern suburbs early this morning. Four men and a woman were walking home from the synagogue in Bondi shortly after midnight when a group of about eight young men began yelling anti-Semitic insults at them. Police say the confrontation soon turned into a physical fight. They arrested two 17-year-olds and a 23-year-old ...
  • Reporter has 'Jewish demeanor' on Fox News 'Most Jews less alarmist, most Christianists go overboard

    10/20/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/20/13 | staff
    WND senior reporter Aaron Klein displays a Jewish demeanor in his appearances on Fox News, according to Department of Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary. The unusual comment came in an email exchange in which Klein had asked Elibiary to comment on a recent tweet in which he warned the tea party against attempting to change the U.S. political landscape through “Christianist Xenophobia.” Elibiary further charged some “white identity/privilege types” have a problem with a “black president” and “brown Mexicans.” “If #TeaParty wants US revived then we must swing Blue seats Red & that is only achievable thru Libertarianism, not Christianist...
  • Meet the Pope's Jewish Bookbinder

    10/19/2013 9:10:32 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    The Forward ^ | October 25, 2013 | By Graham Lawson
    ... The advent of the Internet has not seen off the format of the book, nor is its demise coming anytime soon. Yehuda Miklaf, a Jerusalem-based bookbinder, has a backlog of orders, and his highly regarded editions are still in demand. Despite the specialized and somewhat exclusive nature of Miklaf’s work, his burgeoning trade testifies to the fact that books remain very much in the cultural domain and will for some time to come. Born Seamus McClafferty (he converted to Judaism in 1986 and moved to Jerusalem with his wife), Miklaf hails from Nova Scotia. In 1968 he moved to...
  • Jewish Hero of Sobibor Death Camp Revolt to be Honored

    10/14/2013 9:45:15 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 12 replies
    Israel National News (Arutz-7) ^ | 14OCT2013 | Author Unknown
    As Russia prepares to mark 70 years since the Sobibor revolt, one Jewish officer finally finds his rightful place as the hero of the story. ------ Russia was set to mark Monday the 70th anniversary of a revolt at the Sobibor death camp led by a Red Army officer, the biggest and most successful prisoner escape under the Nazi regime. Ahead of the anniversary, President Vladimir Putin ordered the defense ministry to come up with a plan to "immortalise the memory of heroes who raised a revolt" at the extermination camp in occupied Poland on October 14, 1943. The order...
  • Destruction of Israel guaranteed, ayatollah says: Iran's supreme leader promises Jewish land

    10/10/2013 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    wnd ^ | 10/10/13 | Reza Kahlili
    Iran’s supreme leader promises in a newly released audiotape the destruction of Israel and Palestinians’ return to that land. Fars News Agency, an outlet run by the Revolutionary Guards, last week posted an audiotape of excerpts of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s speeches to Palestinian officials and others with a title “Palestine will surely become free.” In the audiotape, which is partly in Arabic, Khamenei gives blessings to those who fight against Israel and says, “Peace be upon the children of our nation, peace be upon the brave jihadists in Palestinian and Lebanese resistance. Today the Islamic world and the whole world...
  • Orthodox rabbis 'plotted to kidnap and torture Jewish men with cattle prods and karate.....

    10/10/2013 4:50:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    FULL TITLE: Orthodox rabbis 'plotted to kidnap and torture Jewish men with cattle prods and karate so they would divorce their wives' Two Orthodox rabbis have been arrested for allegedly plotting to kidnap and beat Jewish men - using cattle prods and karate moves - so that they would divorce their wives. Mendel Epstein and Martin Wolmark were arrested following a sting operation with an undercover agent posing as unhappily married woman in New Jersey, the FBI announced on Thursday. Orthodox rules allow only a man to initiate a divorce, but the rabbis allegedly told the woman they would torture...
  • Shalom Yoran, Jewish Resistance Fighter, Dies at 88

    09/27/2013 1:33:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 16, 2013 | WILLIAM YARDLEY
    For three years, Shalom Yoran survived the German occupation of Poland even as he saw his fellow Jews slaughtered by the Nazis. When he and his family inevitably became targets themselves, his mother knew she would not escape. “Go, my beloved children,” she told Mr. Yoran and his brother, Musio, as they fled into a field to escape German gunfire. “Try to save yourselves and take vengeance for us.” That was in September 1942. The brothers disappeared into the woods and went on to spend the rest of World War II fighting the elements, injury, illness and the Nazis. After...
  • 60th Anniversary Premiere of “The Robe”

    09/12/2013 2:45:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 12 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | September 12, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    It has been written that Lloyd Douglas may have written the novel “The Robe” in answer to a fictional question: what happened to the Roman soldier who won Jesus' robe through a dice game?
  • Weiner gets into a shouting match with a Jewish voter in NYC

    09/04/2013 5:32:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/4/13 | Yahoo! News
    NEW YORK — Anthony Weiner got into a shouting match with a Jewish voter while campaigning for mayor on Wednesday after the man called him “disgusting” and said he should “stay out of the public eye” for the sexting scandal that has derailed his bid for City Hall. The confrontation happened as Weiner was campaigning in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn — a heavily Jewish neighborhood where he was also heckled in July after he admitted he had continued to engage in sexual chats with women he met online even after he was forced out of Congress for similar...
  • The Sanctity of Human Life [Rosh Hashanah greetings]

    09/04/2013 9:46:19 AM PDT · by hlmencken3 · 21 replies
    Lubavitch International ^ | Summer/Autumn 1991 | Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson
    The Sanctity of Human Life A Message from the Rebbe Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson The month of Tishrei, the first month of the year on the Jewish calendar, is generally a time for introspection when we pause to reflect on how well we have conducted ourselves in the past year, and resolve to improve further in the New Year. Thus, it is interesting to consider why it is that Rosh Hashana, which is the first day of the Jewish year, commemorates not the first day of creation, but rather the sixth--the day that man, Adam was created. The introduction of...
  • Jewish Symbols and Garments to be Banned in Quebec Province

    09/04/2013 6:07:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    TLV Faces ^ | 9/2/2013
    The Quebec province in Canada has adopted a new Charter of Quebec Values, prohibiting skullcaps and other religious garments to be worn during public service. According to the charter, employees in the public service system -including doctors, nurses, teachers, and government officials – will not be allowed to wear any religious symbols or garments while working, including a Star of David, cross, kippot, burqa or turban. According to Ynet, leaders in the Jewish community, including Lawyer and Political advisor Eric Maldoff who lead the delegation and Jewish Federation president David Cape, met with Bernard Dranville, the Canadian minister responsible for...
  • Jewish surgeon from N.Y hospital helps Palestinian girl breathe easier

    08/30/2013 4:03:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    cns ^ | August 27, 2013 | Christie L. Chicoine
    SUFFERN, N.Y. (CNS) -- Maria Amman is still smiling. Paralyzed for half her life, 13-year-old Maria, a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip, recently underwent a procedure to regain the ability to breathe on her own, thanks to the kindness and skill of a Jewish surgeon on the staff at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, N.Y. Dr. Mark Ginsburg, chief of thoracic surgery at Good Samaritan, was assisted by Israeli surgeons at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem in successfully implanting a phrenic nerve pacemaker in Maria. She has been paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe without...
  • Jewish prayer shawl finds new home at Baptist church

    08/26/2013 5:09:02 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 6 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | 8/23/2013 | John Quinlin
    The prayer shawl that Myron Slobin received when he was bar mitzvahed in 1955 will have a new home Sept. 8 when Slobin, spiritual leader of the Siouxland International Messianic Fellowship, presents it for dedication to the Rev. Jim Wilson, pastor of the Glendale Baptist Church. The shawl, or tzitzit will replace the runner on the church’s communion table which was accidentally damaged by the Messianic Fellowship which has been meeting on Fridays at the church for about 3 years. “It’s very significant to the Old Testament ties and to the Bible,” Wilson said of the tallit. “It’s something that’s...
  • Terrorists ‘aim to hit Israeli, Jewish targets worldwide’ in coming weeks

    08/19/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 19, 2013 | Gavriel Fiske
    Israeli and Jewish targets all over the world are likely to be sought out by terrorist organizations in the coming weeks, the Israeli government’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned in strikingly strident tones on Monday, listing dozens of countries where it said it had “concrete” indications of a terrorist threat. It cited concerns about terrorist acts timed to coincide with the forthcoming Rosh Hashana (New Year), Yom Kippur and Succot festivals, and also said that the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US was likely to be “a favored period” for al-Qaeda and other global jihadist groups to attempt to...
  • Jerusalem, shared ‘security blanket,’ key to Israeli-Palestinian peace

    08/14/2013 8:58:42 PM PDT · by haffast · 22 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | August 14, 2013 | Judith Sudilovsky
    JERUSALEM (CNS) — Coveted as a spiritual and political capital by both Israelis and Palestinians, the status of the city of Jerusalem has stood out as one of the pivotal topics in their ongoing peace negotiations. snip “Jerusalem is very critical to the negotiations,” said Bernard Sabella, associate professor of sociology at Bethlehem University and a member of the Palestinian parliament. “U.N. resolutions and even the United States recognize East Jerusalem as occupied territory. We are going to have to find a solution set-up which is acceptable to both parties. snip Rabbi Rosen said that although there are some fringe...
  • Bill would move U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

    08/05/2013 9:23:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/3/13
    A bill introduced in the U.S. House would move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Capital of the State of Israel Act is sponsored by a bipartisan group of five representatives, the Israeli news agency Ynetnews reported Saturday. They say the move would show U.S. support for Israel and would save money. The bill recommends the United States convert the Tel Aviv Embassy to a consulate or sell it. The sponsors are Trent Franks, R-Ariz., Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., Gene Green, D-Texas, and Juan Vargas, D-Calif. They cite both political and religious reasons...
  • Chief rabbi of Russia walks 19 miles after landing in airport minutes before Shabbat [Sabbath]

    07/23/2013 5:43:42 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 18 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | Debbie Gross
    The chief rabbi of Russia had no choice but to walk 19 miles from Moscow airport after his plane unexpectedly landed just minutes before the beginning of Shabbat. The rabbi, Berel Lazar, walked from the airport to his home, after landing about 10 minutes before Shabbat.
  • Palestinian Jets rookie fires back at web critics: ‘I’m no anti-Semite’

    07/13/2013 8:07:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 13, 2013 | BART HUBBUCH
    Embattled Jets rookie Oday Aboushi lashed back yesterday at accusations he is a fundamentalist Muslim who associates with radicals opposed to Israel, labeling the charges “lies and smears.” In an exclusive interview with The Post, the fifth-round pick — a Brooklyn native who is believed to be the first Palestinian-American ever drafted by an NFL team — adamantly denied charges leveled by a conservative website this week that Aboushi is anti-Semitic and uses social media to endorse what they consider Palestinian terrorist groups.
  • Obama Appoints Radical Gay Activist White House Jewish Outreach Director

    07/11/2013 11:04:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | 7/11/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    The obvious response to Matt Nosanchuk being appointed as the White House’s new Associate Director for Jewish Outreach is Huh. Matt Nosanchuk has a long history of gay advocacy. And that’s about it. Matt Nosanchuk’s entire career consists of shrilly pushing gay rights through every organ of government. If he was ever involved in Jewish causes or the Jewish community, it’s not obvious. He worked on gay rights at the Justice Department, under radical extremist Tom Perez and he was a leader of the LGBT Policy Committee for the Obama campaign.
  • A new type of Judaism: Postethnic

    07/07/2013 1:43:42 PM PDT · by sf4dubya · 39 replies
    Haaretz ^ | July 6, 2013 | Tomer Persico
    Magid identifies the creation of postethnic Judaism – a type of Judaism that does not take its identity from a tribal dynasty or a shared history, but from cultural values: things that are universal and suitable for everyone. Magid does not see this trend as the end of Judaism as a religion (in contrast to the Orthodox school of thought on the subject), or the end of Judaism as a culture. Not only is postethnic Judaism not rooted in tradition – it also removes itself from identifying with the historical Jewish nation. This is one step further than multiculturalism –...
  • Kansas Jewish Man Refused Entry into Britain Chip Cantor, 23, was detained for over 9 hours –

    07/01/2013 8:46:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    inn ^ | 7/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    A Jewish student from Kansas was denied entry into Britain for a summer job several weeks ago – apparently due to a customs agent's anti-Semitism. After being detained for more than nine hours, he was put back on a plane to the United States by customs officials. During that time he was never told why he was being denied entry. According to the the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, the British man who had offered Louis “Chip” Cantor summer work experience, Kevin Shilling, said the British border agent he spoke to in his attempt to get Cantor admitted into Britian made...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Israel the center of the world

    06/27/2013 6:32:03 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 27, 2013, 3:21 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Israel is the center of the world “in so many ways,” the archbishop of Canterbury said Thursday in Jerusalem. He stressed Israel’s legitimacy and right to security, and also spoke, in the context of persecution of Christians by Islamists in the Middle East, about the Christian imperative to “love our enemies.” It was his maiden visit to the region since being appointed to one of the highest positions in the Protestant Church. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, who has a Jewish father, is the leader of the Church of England and of 80 million Anglicans worldwide. He was enthroned in...