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  • UK preservation group aims to restore, revive Europe’s abandoned synagogues

    04/11/2018 5:45:21 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9 Feb 2018 | Stuart Winer
    A British organization has launched an ambitious project aimed at restoring old, abandoned synagogues across Europe and bringing them back to community life, and commemorating communities that were wiped out in the Holocaust. The Foundation of Jewish Heritage has identified 3,300 pre-Second World War buildings used for Jewish prayer, of which at least 19 could be brought back into use - out of an estimated total of 17,000 that were in use before the Second World War. The remaining buildings, of which just 718 are still being used as synagogues, have been carefully catalogued based on their artistic, urban, and...
  • The Jewish Elbow; The Italian Grandfather; The Irish Blonde

    04/07/2018 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/7/18 | Unknown
    Hat Tip: Howard Fishman 1. The Jewish ELBOW A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife. "You come to the front door of the apartment. I am in apartment 301. There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button 301. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with your elbow, push 3. When you get out, I'm on the left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell." "Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all...
  • Pride Goeth Before the Fall: Politics, Hubris & Eric Greitens

    02/26/2018 10:38:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2018 | Brian Birdnow
    Eric Greitens, a Democrat turned Republican, who also happens to be the Governor of the Show-Me State was indicted and booked last week on a felony invasion of privacy charge. The grand jury indictment stems from a photo that Greitens, a married man, allegedly snapped of a partially clad lover during a sexual tryst in the basement of his home in the spring of 2015, one year before his winning gubernatorial campaign. This is a big story, one that has great ramifications for state and national politics. It is a commentary on the crashing of a promising career. It includes...
  • When Israel Ignorantly Blames the Holocaust on the Poles, It Boosts Their Illiberal Nationalists

    02/08/2018 11:39:22 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Oded Even Or
    Contrary to other European countries, such as France or Norway, Poland was directly controlled by Nazi Germany. There was no puppet regime in Poland to assist the Germans, like the Vichy or Quisling governments, and the Nazis annexed parts of the country, while putting the rest under the control of a German governor, Hans Frank. Frank subjected Poland to a terror "much fiercer and more protracted [...] than anywhere in Europe," scholar Norman Davies says, as cited by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This terror included capital punishment for offering any help to Jews. While it’s true that Poles aided,...
  • Is The Tide Pod Challenge Kosher?

    01/23/2018 4:48:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Forward ^ | January 23, 2018 | Laura E. Adkins
    Q: Is the Tide Pod Challenge kosher? A: ... NO! There is an explicit biblical commandment against doing stupid s--t that endangers your health. Genesis 9:5 states, "But for your own life-blood I will require a reckoning: I will require it of every beast; of man, too, will I require a reckoning for human life, of every man for that of his fellow man," and the revered biblical commentator Rashi understood this verse to be a prohibition against suicide. According to the American Association of Poison Control, “The ‘laundry packet challenge’ is neither funny nor without serious health implications,” said...
  • Long-lost tapes reveal details of plan hatched by the 'Jewish Avengers' to kill...[tr]

    01/20/2018 12:43:37 AM PST · by beaversmom · 16 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | January 20, 2018 | Claudia Joseph
    Long-lost tapes reveal details of a foiled plan by the Jewish Avengers to kill six million Germans by poisoning the country's water supply in revenge for the Holocaust. Filmmaker Avi Merkado found ten tapes, buried in a museum in Israel, which detailed how a band of Jewish partisans formed after the Second World War. The recordings - which have never been heard in public - form the heart of a new documentary entitled Holocaust: The Revenge Plot, due to air on January 28. Recorded in 1985, when their leader, Vilnius Ghetto survivor and Israeli poet Abba Kovner, was dying of...
  • Blackmail alleged as Governor Greitens admits to extramarital affair

    01/10/2018 9:19:18 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    KMOV ^ | January 10, 2018 | Lauren Trager and John O'Sullivan
    ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Governor Eric Greitens on Wednesday night confirmed to News 4 he had an extramarital affair, an admission a months-long News 4 investigation prompted. In a recording obtained by News 4, a woman says she had a sexual encounter with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and that he tried to blackmail her to keep the encounter quiet. The details were provided to News 4 by the woman’s ex-husband, claiming the sexual relationship happened between his now ex-wife and Greitens in March 2015. News 4 is not naming the woman and she has not made an on-the-record comment about...
  • France sets up tax dept to investigate Jews

    12/30/2017 4:29:59 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 46 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 30, 2017 | Ela Levi-Weinrib
    In Paris's 12th arrondissement, on Bercy Street by the banks of the River Seine, on the 13th floor of the Ministry of Finance is France's tax authority headquarters. Something has been afoot there recently that is liable to upset French Jews and spook their relations with the country in which they live. Under the radar, a secret department has been created with the sole purpose of handling tax evasion by French Jews. "Globes" can reveal for the first time the details of the secret department that is targeting Jews in France and new immigrants from France in Israel.
  • The Jewish Joy of Living in America During Christmastime

    12/23/2017 9:12:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 24, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Once we are through Thanksgiving -- one of the two truly unique American holidays –  I take out my considerable collection of Christmas music and devote my listening almost exclusively to this genre.  While recently listening, I spent some time thinking about what a great country I am blessed to live in -- particularly as a Jew.Many long-time readers know I wrote (during three Christmas seasons) The Jewish Joy of Christmas Music, The Jewish Joy of Christmas Lights and the Jewish Joy of Christmas Services.  I highly suggest you reflect back on these columns because they will give you a...
  • I’m An Observant Jew — And I Love Christmas.

    12/23/2017 2:10:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Forward ^ | December 21, 2017 Read More: Https://Forward.Com/Scribe/390549/Im-An-Observant-Jew-And-I-Love-Christ | Cindy Grosz
    Every year, from Thanksgiving Eve until New Years Day, there is a feeling in the air of Christmas…and Hanukkah, multiple Shabbatot, many simchas and professional parties. Christmas is basically a traditional Jewish way of life. We know Jesus was Jewish, and that for centuries our people have been the targets of anti-Semitism because of it. However, this practicing Jew looks at Christmas and all the joy it brings as a sign of Jewish values and many, many successes. Look at the time spent on family gatherings. Waiting on crowded highways, sitting in airport lounges and spending hundreds of dollars to...
  • Is It Time for a New Jesus Movement Among Jewish Millennials?

    11/05/2017 7:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2017 | Michael Brown
    When I came to faith in Jesus in 1971 as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, 16-year-old, Jewish, hippie rock drummer, I had no idea I was part of a worldwide spiritual happening known as the Jesus People Movement or Jesus Revolution. It even merited a cover story on Time Magazine, June 21, 1971. Interestingly, Jewish young people made up a conspicuously high number of these newly born-again hippies and rebels and radicals in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Today, a new poll commissioned by Jews for Jesus makes me wonder if we could be on the verge of a similar spiritual movement today,...
  • Jane Fonda Says People Only Care About Weinstein Story Because The Victims Are “Famous And White”

    10/27/2017 12:22:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 68 replies
    decider ^ | October 27, 2017
    Jane Fonda has weighed in again about the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The iconic actress, who currently stars on Netflix‘s Grace & Frankie, attended MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes where she acted as a spokesperson the Women’s Media Center. Gloria Steinem was also in attendance. Once there, according to Vulture, the actress spoke of the scandal that continues to rock Hollywood. “It feels like something has shifted,” the actress said. “It’s too bad that it’s probably because so many of the women that were assaulted by Harvey Weinstein are famous and white and everybody knows them. This has been going on a long...
  • Former ABC Newser: Halperin’s Harassment ‘Open Secret’ at Network ‘For Years’

    10/26/2017 9:16:38 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/26/17 | Aidan McLaughlin
    CNN senior correspondent Clarissa Ward said on Thursday that Mark Halperin’s alleged sexual harassment was an “open secret” at ABC News “for years.” Ward — who was an international correspondent for ABC News from 2007 to 2010 — took to Twitter to respond to the CNN report that spoke with five women who accused the now NBC News analyst of sexual harassment while he was at the news network: This was an open secret when I was at @ABC for years- brave of these women to speak up. https://t.co/xQgu2xZMUk — Clarissa Ward (@clarissaward) October 26, 2017
  • Yale allegedly suffering epidemic of ‘mediocre man-sex’

    10/16/2017 8:10:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 93 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 16, 2017 | Daniek Payne
    A student columnist at an Ivy League university claims that the school is suffering an epidemic of “lukewarm” sex from men who are “bad at listening to women.”
  • Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP quits amid gay wedding criticism

    09/13/2017 2:26:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th September 2017 | BBC News
    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish member of Israel's parliament has resigned after prominent rabbis criticised him for attending his gay nephew's wedding. Yigal Guetta revealed in a radio interview on Sunday that he had gone to the ceremony two years ago. He said that although same-sex marriage was against his religious beliefs he had wanted to make his nephew happy. But five rabbis accused Mr Guetta of desecrating God's name and demanded that the religious Shas party fire him. Same-sex weddings held in Israel are not sanctioned by the state. However, couples who wed abroad can register officially as married couples. In...
  • Chicago Dyke March evicts Jews, Kent State U. applauds

    07/02/2017 6:53:44 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 12 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/2/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    In nothing short of a travesty and insult to the pro-Palestinian mindset of a new generation, three gay Jews marched in last weekend’s Dyke March carrying a pride flag emblazoned with the Star of David. A glaring mistake as Israel is frowned upon in modern-day American culture. As is in today’s new “anything goes but being a pro-Israel Jew” atmosphere, the miscreants were kicked to the curb by the event organizers because the Star of David “made people feel unsafe.” Surely one would think this gay pride group thought in advance to stock and supply the necessary items to alleviate...
  • I’m Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars

    06/29/2017 5:05:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    NY TImes ^ | JUNE 27, 2017 | BARI WEISS
    This weekend, at a lesbian march in Chicago, three women carrying Jewish pride flags — rainbow flags embossed with a Star of David — were kicked out of the celebration on the grounds that their flags were a “trigger.” An organizer of the Dyke March told the Windy City Times that the fabric “made people feel unsafe” and that she and the other members of the Dyke March collective didn’t want anything “that can inadvertently or advertently express Zionism” at the event. Laurel Grauer, one of the women who was ejected, said she’d been carrying that Jewish pride flag...
  • NJ millionaires-on-welfare bust: More arrests to come, prosecutor says

    06/29/2017 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    The seven wealthy New Jersey couples, including a rabbi and his wife, who allegedly gamed the system to collect about $2 million in unmerited welfare benefits may just be the tip of the iceberg. “There will be more individuals served charges. We will not be speaking to the timing of those arrests at this time,” a spokesperson for the Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office told FOX Business Thursday.
  • PM Netanyahu just ROCKED the world in 2-minute speech!

    06/17/2017 9:32:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Are Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria an obstacle to peace? Are the millions of Arabs living inside Israel obstacles to peace? Prime Minister Netanyahu makes it clear that ethnic cleansing and judenrein are terms that will no longer be a part of the future of the Land of Israel. Ethnic cleansing for peace – what the Arab side proposes – is nothing more than blatant hatred of Jews and Israel.
  • Which Ice Cream Brand Is Big, Gay — And Defiantly Kosher?

    06/07/2017 3:51:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The Forward ^ | June 7, 2017 | Michelle Honig
    Kosher ice cream lovers have a lot to celebrate this Pride month, specifically in the form of a pint of Big Gay Ice Cream. That’s because when the ice cream truck-turned-brick-and-mortar shop decided to package its popular soft serve to be sold nationally, it sought and received kosher certification. The pints of soft-serve deliciousness, which debuted in March and are sold in grocery stores and online, are officially under the auspices of the kashrut division of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Or, as it is colloquially known, the OU. While it’s understandable that an up-and-coming brand would...