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  • The Actions of Israel do not Give you the Excuse to Be Anti-Semetic

    07/21/2014 3:39:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The recent killings in Gaza have again helped to bring to the surface a level of prejudice towards Jews. What is quite apparent is that there is a section of Jewish people who are equally disgusted with the actions of Israel. Regardless, of this, sadly some Muslims do tend to become more anti-Jewish during these testing times. Some people may not like this to be stated so bluntly but let us face the facts. Ramadan or no Ramadan the evening discussions centre upon conspiracy theories about how Jewish people are controlling the British media and are intent on burying the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: INSIDE BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY'S FACULTY LISTSERV

    07/14/2014 4:12:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Daniel Mael
    According to its mission statement, Brandeis University was founded to “embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education.” The school pledges that its faculty will “bring newly minted knowledge straight from the field or lab to the graduate and undergraduate classrooms.”
  • Pastors’ Letter for Planned Parenthood: “God Bless You” as You Have an Abortion

    07/07/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/7/14 | Carole Novielli
    We broke the news that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s top abortion provider had published a Pastoral Letter to Patients. The outrage of the pro-life community to this heretical letter was so great that the abortion giant pulled it off the Internet.Now I have discovered a 2nd letter called “Pastoral Letter About Your Abortion Decision”. The letter features Planned Parenthood’s RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS COMMITTEEReverend Debbie Pitney, Reverend Steve Carlson, Reverend Ken Henry, Reverend Ben Dake, Reverend Melanie Oommen, Reverend Gregory Flint, Reverend Danna Drum Hastings, Reverend Dan Bryant, Reverend Zane Wilson, Reverend Jonathan Weldon, Reverend Jan Fairchild, Reverend Bruce Cameron, and Rabbi...
  • Renouncing Jewish Jihad

    07/07/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Michael Brown
    There have been and will continue to be Jewish terrorists who use their religion to justify murder, but the difference between Jewish jihad and Islamic jihad is that only in Islam is jihad a legitimate expression of the faith. It is true that there have been religious Jews like Baruch Goldstein, who gunned down 29 Muslim worshipers and wounded more than 125 others before being beaten to death in 1994. And it is true that his epitaph reads, “He gave his life for the people of Israel, its Torah and land.” And it is true that in 2009, an ultra-Orthodox...
  • SCHLICHTER: Detonate the Narrative: Fight Back Against the Lies About Israel

    07/02/2014 4:56:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | July 2, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    If you don’t fight back against the lies about Israel, no one will. Now, as three more youths lie dead because of the Islamic terrorism the left tolerates when it doesn’t outright support, Israel needs you to stand up for it in your world, on Facebook, around your neighborhood, among your friends. That means hitting back against a narrative built of lies.
  • Bookworm’s 5-Point Gun Manifesto; or why I believe in gun rights

    06/16/2014 7:45:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 6-15-2014 | Bookworm
    I. INTRODUCTIONGod forgive me, but I used to be so anti-gun that I donated to The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence. I know. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Since that time, IÂ’ve done a complete 180 and become a fervent gun supporter and a proud member of the NRA.This change did not come about because I suddenly became a psychopathic killer, with guns as my weapon of choice. I do kill (spiders, fleas, and ticks) and I do eat dead bodies (cows, pigs, chicken, and fish), but IÂ’m scarcely Hannibal Lecter.Instead, my reversal on guns came about...
  • For Jewish Republicans: Oy Veh

    06/11/2014 2:30:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/2014
    The dream of a Jewish Republican speaker of the House is no more. With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s startling ouster in a primary election this week, the man who was on a track to be the highest-ranking Jewish official in American history now appears consigned to the status of a “Jeopardy” answer. His defeat has left Jewish organizations in both parties reeling, especially the GOP’s long-suffering Jewish coalition groups. Cantor was – and for now, remains – the No. 2 Republican in a conference of 233 lawmakers. But for Jewish Republicans, Cantor is a singular figure, the only Jewish...
  • Lefties Drag Cantor's Jewish Faith Into Shocking Loss, When They May Have Contributed to His

    06/10/2014 9:23:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/10/14 | Tom Blumer
    Desperate to tie David Brat's shocking defeat tonight of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's Republican Congressional Primary to something other than voter resistance to illegal-immigrant amnesty, some on the left are already implying that Cantor's Jewish faith had something to do with the result. The fact that the seven-term Congressman has, as far as I can tell, never gotten grief of any kind from either party about his religious affiliation seems not to matter. After the jump, readers will find a couple of religion-tainted tweets from bona fide members of the liberal media elite, followed by interesting items...
  • Man With Ax Chases Jewish Teens in Paris

    06/09/2014 6:29:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    The Tablet ^ | June 9, 2014 | Stephanie Butnick
    No injuries to boys, grandfather on their way to synagogue on ShavuotTwo French teenagers walking to synagogue with their grandfather last week to take part in the Shavuot tradition of staying up all night studying Hebrew texts were chased by an axe-wielding man and three accomplices, JTA reports. No one was injured in the incident, which took place in the French suburb of Romainville. The three were wearing yarmulkes, making this the latest in a series of assaults on visibly identifiable Jews across Paris. The teens, aged 14 and 15, said they were walking to the Lilac Synagogue with their...
  • Ted Kennedy Was Right

    06/08/2014 2:47:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | Larry Provost
    In 1983 Ted Kennedy said “Today’s Moral Majority may become tomorrow’s persecuted minority.” His host, Jerry Falwell, often said U.S Christians would be persecuted. Their prophecy, now fulfilled, forces Christians and their Jewish allies to make great choices of faith. Things have come a long way since Kennedy’s 1983 speech at Liberty Baptist College (now Liberty University). The leftists claimed to merely want acceptance and a place at the table. Now, when they are at the table, they seek to exclude others such as the Masterpiece Cake Shop which is being forced to make wedding cakes for ceremonies they religiously...
  • Crimean Jewish group says Ukrainian bank account emptied

    05/30/2014 1:11:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    JTA.org ^ | 5/30/14 | JTA
    (JTA) — A Jewish organization from Crimea said its Ukrainian bank account had been emptied of funds following Russia’s annexation of the peninsula. The disappearance of $3,157 from the account of the Jewish Ner Tamid association with Privatbank was reported Thursday by the ITAR-TASS news agency. The money “had been withdrawn,” the news agency quoted Anatoli Guendine, head of the Reform Jewish group, as saying. Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine on March 18, in a move that Russia said was in accordance with the wishes of most residents and that was designed to protect them from persecution by...
  • VIDEO: Pope Francis Departure Ceremony From Israel

    05/26/2014 10:02:27 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 25, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    VIDEO: Pope Francis Departure Ceremony From Israel By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel President Shimon Peres escorted Pope Francis to Ben-Gurion airport after a very warm and cordial two day visit to Israel. After praying at the Western Wall, visiting Theodore Herzl's grave, speaking with Jewish Holocaust victims at Yad Veshem and giving blessings at the Memorial for Jewish Victims of Terrorism, Pope Francis bid farewell to the Holy Land. Click here to watch the departure ceremony for Pope Francis.Following are Prime Minister Netanyahu's remarks to Pope Francis at the Memorial...
  • Deadly shooting at Jewish Museum in Brussels

    05/24/2014 9:47:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/24/14 | Staff
    Brussels - Belgian officials say that at least three people have been killed in gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in a post on Twitter, said he was "shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish Museum" on Saturday afternoon. He said he had seen the bodies of the victims. Interior Minister Joelle Milquet said at least three were killed in the incident, and a Brussels fire department spokesman said one person was wounded. No details were immediately available, but according to RTBF, a Belgian broadcasting company, a person a backpack opened fire then...
  • VIDEO: Al Sharpton Defends Racist Rant: "It Was Only One Jew"

    05/23/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Dailysurge.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Jerome Hudson
    Al Sharpton’s history of hate is so voluminous and well documented, where does one even begin? The time he disparaged Jews as “diamond merchants” during the unrest of the infamous Crown Heights riots?
  • The Pope, Israel PR And Christ Killed By Jews

    05/21/2014 5:12:03 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 44 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | May 21, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    The Pope, Israel PR And Christ Killed By JewsBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyAfter living in Israel for over 25 years and consulting the government on both public relations and public affairs, I may have truly found the major source of conflict against the Jews and Israel. It took coming to the US for three years and seeing the United States as an Israeli and as an American. You see, we don't have anti-semitism in Israel. We only have war. Anti-semitism is much more covert. Much like an iceberg, only a very small part is visible to the eye. In...
  • ‘Jews vs. Nazis’ Beer Pong Attracts Social Media Buzz, Criticized by Jewish Groups

    05/20/2014 12:23:43 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | 05-19-2014 | Shiryn Ghermezian
    A Twitter photo showing beer cups laid out beer pong style in the shape of a nazi swastika and a Jewish Star of David has recently garnered traction online and caused Jewish leaders to express concern. One user captioned the photo with a quote from Cape Coral High School students saying, “This is what we play at parties. Jews vs. Nazis.”
  • Jewish Extremists Have Gone Too Far

    05/20/2014 12:20:52 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Shea ^ | 19/5/14 | Ari Soffer
    Jewish extremists have gone too far, and it's time to put a stop to them once and for all. Their attacks have become an epidemic, from the north to the south of Israel - and here are just four shocking illustrations from this month alone. Last week, a mob of Jewish youths attacked a group of 11- and 12-year-old schoolgirls, hurling firebombs at their bus near Hevron, in an attack which only failed to cause death or serious injury because attacks against Arabs in the area are so frequent they almost all reinforce their vehicles against rocks and firebombs as...
  • Orthodox Jewish Website Condemns Judge’s Forcing Circumcision on Gentile

    05/19/2014 4:02:19 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 55 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 19, 2014 | Yori Yanover
    Don’t get me wrong, as a Jewish person, I support with every fiber in my body the requirement, even the need for Jewish parents to circumcise their sons. But over the years, I’ve read tons of evidence proving both sides of the circumcision debate, and I have had no use for them. The only valid reason I see for the brutal attack with a sharp knife on a defenseless infant is if God said so.
  • 1939 letter found, plea to FDR to save Jewish kids

    05/18/2014 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/18/14 | Staff
    Last month, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon told the remarkable story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a stockbroker in London who saved 669 Czech children-- most of them Jewish--from the Nazis during WWII. England took in almost all of the 669 children. Winton, now 104 years old, told 60 Minutes he had made a desperate plea for help to the United States back in 1939. He said he had written a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, describing the plight of the Czech children and asking that America grant refuge to a number of them. "But the Americans wouldn´t take any,
  • Whiny Polish MP Wants to Keep my Murdered Grandfather's Property

    05/18/2014 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 27 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 18, 2014 | Yori Yanover
    Slawomir Kopycinski is not the exception in Poland, he’s the rule. And we should not tell any more lies about it.
  • We So Cool, We Burn Israeli Flag

    05/17/2014 10:57:58 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 8 replies
    Our brothers from the Neturei Karta sect celebrated the holiday marking our war of independence against the Romans by burning our national flag.
  • Pushing, Shoving and Blows Ahead of Mt. Meron Lag Ba’omer Festivities

    05/15/2014 10:59:17 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 2 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 16, 2014 | Yori Yanover
    Thousands who were planning to go up to Mt. Meron Thursday night, in preparation for the Saturday night Lag Ba’omer celebration, were stuck at the bus stop in Har Chotzvim, Jerusalem, where every empty bus that showed up to pick up passengers was pursued by a wild, desperate Haredi mob.
  • Feiglin Outlines Five-Step 'Jewish Sovereignty' Plan

    05/13/2014 1:07:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 5/13/14 | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    Deputy Knesset Chairman MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) outlined his national plan while in Toronto last Tuesday for Israeli Independence Day, speaking at an event sponsored by the Jewish Defense League and Toronto Zionist Council. Feiglin called for reconnecting the young generation with the knowledge that it is part of a long historical chain from the days of the Patriarch Abraham, and that it is a "light unto the nations" not just in the field of hi-tech, but rather in terms of the values and spiritual message it has for humanity, reports Shalom Toronto. Feiglin's address at the local Chabad synagogue...
  • Ukraine Jews From Israel Defense Forces Combat Units Defend Themselves From Anti-Semitism

    05/08/2014 12:41:19 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 13 replies
    Israel News Agency / JTA ^ | May 8, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Ukraine Jews From Israel Defense Forces Combat Units Defend Themselves From Anti-SemitismBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyUkrainian and Israeli Jews with extensive combat and intelligence skills have formed a rapid intervention force to stop anti-Semitic attacks in the Ukraine. The force, which was set up in recent weeks, currently is made up of eight men who served in the Ukrainian or Israeli armies or have martial arts skills, the team’s founder, Tzvi Arieli, told JTA Thursday. The Israel News Agency quoted security sources in Israel two weeks ago that Israel Defense Forces veterans were coordinating a potent effect to identify...
  • Cardinal O'Connor's mother was convert from Judaism, research shows

    05/02/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    cns ^ | May 2, 2014 | Claudia McDonnell
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Cardinal John J. O'Connor, who as archbishop of New York cultivated and cherished his strong ties with the Jewish community, was born of a mother who was born Jewish. It is not known whether he knew that his mother, Dorothy Gumple O'Connor, was born Jewish. She converted to Catholicism before she met and married Thomas O'Connor, the late cardinal's father. Mary O'Connor Ward, the cardinal's sister, told Catholic New York, newspaper of the New York Archdiocese, that her mother never spoke about having belonged to another faith. The fact that Dorothy O'Connor was Jewish by birth...
  • Egyptian Journalist: Al-Sisi Has Jewish Origins

    04/24/2014 10:24:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/25/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    Egypt’s former defense minister and presidential candidate, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, is Jewish, according to Egyptian journalist Saber Mashhour. Mashhour’s comments were posted to the internet on April 20 and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). He claimed that Al-Sisi grew up next to Israel’s former Chief of Staff and Defense Minister, Moshe Dayan. […] Al-Sisi and former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, he claimed, are “one and the same. Both were raised in Khoronfish, in the Jewish Quarter.” …
  • Dorm storming at NYU targets Jewish students

    04/24/2014 11:54:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 4/24/14 | William A. Jacobson
    Mock eviction notices slid under doors in dorm known to have high concentration of Jewish students, including only “Shabbat elevator” “Dorm Storming” is a tactic used by anti-Israel activists at many campuses to slide mock eviction notices under student bedroom doors in the middle of the night, allegedly to let students know how Palestinians feel when served with eviction notices prior to demolition of their homes. The content of the flyers, including the frequency, number, and practice of such pre-demolition eviction notices is disputed, but that’s somewhat besides the point.Students for Justice in Palestine frequently is the perpetrator of these...
  • 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...