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  • US-Israeli Citizen New Suspect Behind Jewish Community Center Threats

    03/23/2017 2:39:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/23/17 | Courtney O'Brien
    Authorities have arrested a 19-year-old dual U.S.-Israeli citizen whom they have reason to believe is behind the recent threats on Jewish community centers across the U.S., the Jerusalem Post has learned. As of Thursday, with a gag order on the probe lifted by the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court, which extended his detention, sources indicate that most of the cases of threats against Jewish communities and organizations, though not all, led investigators back to Israel. The male suspect reportedly used computer programs to hide his location and has made similar threats in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.In recent weeks, over 100 threats...
  • Halperin: People Have Told Me That Trump's Win Was The Worst Event In Their Lives.

    03/13/2017 11:49:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week and said that there have been people who are optimistic about Trump, but added that there’s the other half who think that this is the worst thing that’s ever happened in their lives. My God—will these people ever get over it? I mean I hope they don’t. The more they whine, the better the Republicans’ electoral chances look in 2018 and 2020. Still, have these folks forgotten about the 9/11 attacks? And Halperin also added that Trump’s victory was more cataclysmic than 9/11 (via Daily Caller): “Outside...
  • Anti-Trump Communist Arrested For Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats

    03/03/2017 9:02:54 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/3/2017 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    A disgraced former reporter was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Friday for several bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers, Jewish schools and Jewish museums around the country. Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. Louis by the FBI for making at least eight bomb threats and the cyberstalking of an ex-girlfriend. Thompson was a former reporter for The Intercept, and was fired after it was discovered that he made up sources and stories, including one about Charleston shooter Dylann Roof. The criminal complaint states that threats made to the Jewish establishments across the country by Thompson were under...
  • STOP THE HATE! Juan Thompson – Who Threatened US Jewish Centers – Is BIG BERNIE SANDERS Supporter!

    03/03/2017 8:11:22 AM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    STOP THE HATE! A St. Louis man was arrested for making several threats against Jewish Community Centers in the US. Juan Thompson is a Bernie Sanders supporter. Juan Thompson, from North St. Louis, made threats to at least 8 different Jewish Centers. Thompson was making bomb threats in his former girlfriend’s name to Jewish Centers. Wow!
  • Police Investigate Threat at Honolulu Jewish Preschool

    03/02/2017 11:52:56 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    US News ^ | Wednesday, March 01, 2017 | Associated Press
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Honolulu's mayor says police are investigating a phone threat that prompted an evacuation of a Jewish preschool. Mayork Kirk Caldwell says police have opened a terroristic threatening investigation into Monday's threat to Temple Emanu-El's preschool. Caldwell notes that Honolulu is one of the most diverse places in the world. He says it's cowardly to scare people and disrupt a preschool. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says officials are working with local law enforcement and the FBI to keep Temple Emanu-El safe. He says the community needs to come together to beat back hate and anti-Semitism.
  • Threats to Jewish community centers from overseas?

    03/01/2017 9:36:00 PM PST · by Steve_Seattle · 16 replies
    Self/Vanity | 3/1/2017 | Stephen Triesch
    Today on my local ABC news outlet, I heard a story that several of the threats against American Jewish centers were determined to have come from out of the United States, and are believed to be coordinated. I haven't heard anything about this anywhere else. Can anyone confirm it?
  • Trans rights are human rights (barf alert)

    02/28/2017 5:16:46 AM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    The Spectrum ^ | 2/27/2017 | Maddy Fowler
    On Sunday, I was one of roughly 100 people who gathered in Niagara Square to rally for transgender rights and protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s recent legislation on trans bathroom rights. It was amazing to see the outpouring support for the trans community from individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The protest was smaller than I had hoped it would be. After the Buffalo Women’s March, I was optimistic that the thousands of folks who showed up for that event would continue to advocate for the minority groups impacted by the Trump administration, like transgender people. Unfortunately, this was not...
  • Vandals target historic Saint Louis Jewish cemetery

    02/20/2017 7:43:03 PM PST · by ncfool · 13 replies
    Fox 2 news, St Louis ^ | February 20, 2017 | Self
    Very sad to see this news story about the desecration of a St. Louis Jewish cemetery. This cemetery dates back to 1893 in the St. Louis suburb of University City. Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery vandalized sometime Sunday evening with over 100 headstones being destroyed or damaged.
  • Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media

    02/20/2017 6:57:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 133 replies
    Washington Post / Boston Globe ^ | February 19, 2017 | Amy B. Wang
    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace cautioned his colleagues and the network's viewers Sunday that President Trump's latest attack on the media had gone too far. "Look, we're big boys. We criticize presidents. They want to criticize us back, that's fine," Wallace said Sunday morning on "Fox & Friends." "But when he said that the fake news media is not my enemy, it's the enemy of the American people, I believe that crosses an important line."
  • Bill Kristol Backs ‘Deep State’ Over President Trump, Republican Government

    02/16/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2017 | Neil Munro
    Foreign-policy hawk Bill Kristol Tweeted out his preference for a political victory by “the deep state” above the nation’s laws and over President Donald Trump’s voters and policies, amid an increasing furor over the forced resignation of Gen. Mike Flynn. The “deep state” is jargon for the semi-hidden army of bureaucrats, officials, retired officials, legislators, contractors and media people who support and defend established government policies. Those “deep state” officials include the intelligence, law-enforcement and national security officials who worked in President Barack Obama’s administration but who are still working in permanent or temporary positions in the White House...
  • $325K Wedding for N.J. Bride Reportedly Canceled After Rehearsal Brawl

    02/15/2017 10:01:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 2/12 | Myles Ma
    A couple canceled their $325,000 Manhattan wedding after fighting broke out at the rehearsal dinner, leading to lawsuits from each family, the New York Post reported. The brawl broke out Oct. 28 after the father of erstwhile groom Bradley Moss refused to let the brother of bride-to-be Amy Bzura make a toast, according to a lawsuit filed by Amy's father, Bruce.
  • Chuck Schumer’s Meatloaf Contains Pork. Is That News?

    02/12/2017 2:18:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Forward ^ | Liza Schoenfein | February 12, 2017
    On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a story in its food section about a new cookbook by New York Times writers Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer called “A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes — From Mom’s to Mario Batali’s” (Grand Central Life & Style). In it, the two discussed the book’s recipes and the people who contributed them — chefs, politicians, friends and family. On Sunday, the Algemeiner, a publication with a large Orthodox readership, published a piece criticizing the Times for its coverage of the book — in particular,...
  • Congressman Lee Zeldin Appointed to United States Holocaust Memorial Council

    02/10/2017 3:13:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | February 10, 2017 | Joel Leyden
    Congressman Lee Zeldin Appointed to United States Holocaust Memorial CouncilBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyWashington, DC — February 10, 2017 … US Congressman Lee Zeldin, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was established by Congress in 1980 to lead the nation in commemorating the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Council consists of 55 members appointed by the President, five members from the U.S. House of Representatives, five members...
  • Former Nazi and Democrat George Soros Connected to Every Major Protest Since November Election

    02/04/2017 9:57:06 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Feb. 4, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The University of California, Berkeley, the self-proclaimed “home of the free speech movement”, on Wednesday night gave conservatives a Nazi style beat-down on Wednesday night.
  • ‘It’s About More Than Hummus,’ Says UC Riverside Rabbi Leading Fight Against Sabra Boycott

    02/02/2017 6:44:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-2-17 | Rachel Frommer
    A proposed student resolution to ban Sabra company products from the dining hall of a California university “is about more than hummus,” the campus rabbi leading the opposition to the boycott told The Algemeiner. “People ask what the big deal is, because even if the motion does pass the University of California Riverside Student Senate, it’s up to administrators to decide what is served at the school,” said Chabad on Campus director Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin, ahead of Wednesday’s vote. “But Jewish students are afraid; they are disturbed. If the motion passes, the message is clear: We don’t want you here,...
  • GOP Congressman: Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Investigation 'Undermines the Constitution'

    01/27/2017 9:59:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Media-ite ^ | January 27, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger charged on CNN's New Day Friday that President Donald Trump was undermining America’s electoral system and Constitution by calling for a review of voter rolls in search of evidence for massive voter fraud. "This basically undermines the idea of an election, this undermines the Constitution," said Kinzinger, a frequent critic of Trump’s policy who refused to endorse him during the election.
  • "..Staunch liberal and anti-abortion" Nat Hentoff, in his own words)

    01/09/2017 5:21:06 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    BVT News ^ | January 9, 2017 | Nat Hentoff
    [Jazz critic and longtime Village Voice columnist Nat Hentoff died Saturday at age 91. Though a self-identified man of the left, he was hard to pigeonhole. This op-ed appeared in the Inquirer on Feb 28, 1988.] ***** As a former board member of the American Civil Liberties Union, I am nonetheless considered a bewildering heretic by many of the ACLU's officers and members. They can't understand how I became pro-life. The lawyer for the ACLU's Reproductive Rights Division refers to me rather contemptuously as having been "born again." Yet I remain an atheist. What changed me on the question of...
  • Conservative group ousts rabbi for performing intermarriages

    12/20/2016 12:33:28 AM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Sales
    EW YORK (JTA) – Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly, the movement’s rabbis’ association, for performing interfaith weddings. An ordained Conservative rabbi for 44 years, Rosenbloom was expelled by unanimous vote last month after a hearing of the R.A.’s Executive Council. Since 1972, the Conservative movement has prohibited its rabbis from officiating at or even attending intermarriages. Rosenbloom told JTA the council offered to retain his membership in exchange for a promise not to perform any more intermarriages. Rosenbloom declined the offer.
  • Jewish Groups Oppose Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins

    12/13/2016 4:38:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Life News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Erin Parfet
    The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is urging the local Jewish community to contact Ohio Gov. John Kasich and urge him to veto a bill that would ban almost all abortions after an unborn baby’s heart begins to beat, the Cleveland Jewish News reports. The Ohio state legislature recently gave final approve to legislation that would ban all abortions after an unborn baby’s heart begins to beat. The Ohio House and Senate also approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.B. 127), landmark legislation which poses a historic challenge to Roe v. Wade. The bills now head to the desk of...
  • Egyptian actor announces he is Jewish - on Egyptian TV

    11/29/2016 10:51:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/16 | Gabe Friedman
    JTA - If an actor talked about his Jewishness in an interview in the United States, he wouldn’t make headlines. But in Egypt — where levels of anti-Semitism are high and Jews are often ridiculed on TV shows and in other aspects of popular culture — that kind of revelation is a big deal. Karim Kassem, who has appeared in prominent roles in Egyptian movies and TV series, told an Egyptian talk show host last week that his mother was Jewish. Kassem, 30, revealed that he discovered his Jewish roots as a boy while complaining about Jews. After he said...
  • Senior Hamas official: Trump might be a Jew

    11/21/2016 11:46:28 AM PST · by zlando · 41 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 20, 2016 | Europe Israel News
    In an interview with Al-Jazeera earlier this month, Zahar said that “Trump loves the Jews, and not only because he likes the Jewish religion.” Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar has suggested that US President-elect Donald Trump is secretly a Jew. In an interview with Al-Jazeera earlier this month, translated by MEMRI, Zahar said that “Trump loves the Jews, and not only because he likes the Jewish religion. I do not rule out the possibility that he is a Jew. “He loves the Jewish religion,” Al-Zahhar continued, “and the most important thing in the Jewish religion is Jewish money.” Zahar...
  • Listen guys: There was an election, and you Jewish Democrats lost! (Jewish paper; pro-Bannon)

    11/15/2016 9:32:46 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | November 15, 2016 | Ronn Torossian
    ADL attacked Bannon and Breitbart media, but simply forgot about Soros all during the Obama administration.... Jonathan Greenblatt, President of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Domestic Policy Council for the Obama Administration, in one of the most anti-Israel administrations in history. So, it should not come as a surprise that the organization he leads today attacked President-elect Trump’s appointee Stephen Bannon and Mr. Bannon’s company, Breitbart media, “saying Bannon’s association with “unabashed anti-Semites and racists” is disqualifying.” (This, from the same...
  • The Challenging Life Of Oskar Schindler [No good deed goes unpunished]

    11/03/2016 7:16:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 2nd, 2016 | Saul Jay Singer
    The publication of Thomas Keneally’s book Schindler’s Ark (1982) and the release of the Steven Spielberg Oscar-winning film “Schindler’s List” (1993), made the basic story of Oskar Schindler widely known. German industrialist, Nazi Party member, war profiteer, alcoholic, and shameless womanizer, Schindler (1908-1974) was both a cynical, greedy exploiter of slave workers and an authentic Holocaust hero best known for risking his life and spending his entire fortune during World War II to save over 1,200 Jews by employing them at his Krakow enamelware factory and protecting them by bribing German officials. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, the...
  • Jewish Syrian child refugee arrives in UK

    11/02/2016 10:05:12 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 27 Oct 2016 | anon
    A Syrian child refugee with “Jewish heritage” has arrived at the UK Visas and Immigration office in Croydon, along with other unaccompanied children fleeing the war-torn region. The unidentified English-speaking boy reportedly told social workers that his Judaism was “important” to him – prompting community calls for a recognised Jewish foster- carer to assist with his temporary and long-term placement. ...
  • Ivanka: My father always supported my decision to convert [Shul video]

    10/28/2016 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 34 replies
    JTA via Israel National News ^ | 10/28/2016 | Staff
    JTA - Speaking at a synagogue in Florida, Ivanka Trump assured Jewish voters that her father would “100 percent” move the US embassy to Jerusalem if he is elected president. Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism in 2010 and is married to a Jewish man, called her father, the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, an “unbelievable champion” for the State of Israel and for the Jewish people during a talk on Thursday at The Shul of Bal Harbour in Surfside, Florida, the Jewish Insider reported. “You won’t be disappointed,” she told the audience during the talk, which was filmed in...
  • Some Jewish Voters Go Against Tide, Support Trump

    10/27/2016 6:45:31 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 39 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | October 26, 2016 | CBS
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – After attending a fundraiser for Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago this week, Robin Bernstein was more pumped up than ever about the Republican presidential nominee. Bernstein is among the minority of Jewish voters supporting Trump, the iconoclastic real-estate mogul and part-time Floridian who has deepened the partisan divide at the mahjong table at other clubs throughout South Florida. For Bernstein, the choice between Trump and his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton — whose experience includes stints as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state — is simple: which candidate will be the best at keeping the country safe....
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • The truth about the Yom Kippur war, Nixon and Kissinger

    10/14/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 43 replies
    This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Yom Kippur War. We have been fed some false information about this war. For starters, Israel did not strike first unlike in the 1967 Six day war when Israel was forced to launch a pre-emptive strike as her enemies amassed on her borders and as the UN stood aside and allowed them to do so. The Arabs shot first  On the night of September 25, King Hussein secretly flew to Tel Aviv to warn Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir of an impending Syrian attack. Throughout September, Israel received eleven more warnings...
  • Why is Kol Nidrei considered the holiest of Jewish prayers

    10/11/2016 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 10 replies
    Chabad ^ | Rabbi Naftali Silberberg
    While Kol Nidrei—a prayer wherein we release vows—is certainly traditionally seen as one of the most important prayers of the year, there is little in Jewish literature to support this idea. The question, however, remains: why does Jewish tradition lend so much weight and solemnity to this seemingly technical prayer? There are those who have claimed that the reason goes back to the days of the Spanish Inquisition, when the conversos (Jews who chose to convert to Christianity rather than face expulsion or death, but remained faithful to Judaism at heart, and to some degree in observance too) would gather...
  • Arizona man pleads guilty to planning terrorist attacks

    10/10/2016 6:23:52 PM PDT · by tekrat · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/10/2016 | Stephen Feller
    Mahin Atif Khan pleaded guilty on charges of inciting or inducing terrorism, financing or managing terrorism and manufacturng, possessing or selling a prohibited weapon, which may send him to jail for up to 14 years. Khan, 18, who the government said has pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, was accused of writing e-mails to an alleged member of the Pakistan Taliban, looking for help to build explosives and plan their use.
  • Huma Abedin in Hot Water for Dismissing AIPAC as ‘That Crowd’

    10/06/2016 12:05:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Hillary Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, is catching heat for dismissing the American Israel Public Affairs Council as “that crowd” in a newly revealed email exchange. In a 2009 email to Bill Clinton aide Doug Band, Abedin recommended that former President Clinton turn down an invitation to speak before the pro-Israel lobbying group. “U really want to consider sending him into that crowd?” Abedin asked.
  • Chinese Jews of Ancient Lineage Huddle Under Pressure

    09/24/2016 5:04:52 PM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 September 2016 | Chris Buckley
    The rooms where ruddy-faced Chinese men and women once assembled to pray in Hebrew and Mandarin are silent. Signs and exhibits that celebrated centuries of Jewish life have disappeared. An ancient well, believed to be the last visible remnant of a long-demolished synagogue, was recently buried under concrete and a pile of earth.. After locking down Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and tearing down church crosses in eastern China, President Xi Jinping’s campaign against unapproved religion and foreign influence has turned to an unlikely adversary: a small group of Jews whose ancestors settled in this now faded imperial city near the...
  • 'Threat of imminent attack on US Jews is real'

    09/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Lera · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/22/16 | Ron Kampeas
    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary paints grim picture of Jewish communities' vulnerability to terrorism, says leaders not doing enough. JTA - Painting a grim picture of Jewish vulnerability in the United States, a top U.S. security official said that the vast majority of funds earmarked to secure non-profits goes to Jewish institutions because their need is most acute. Alejandro Mayorkas, the Deputy Homeland Security Secretary, speaking Wednesday to the Orthodox Union's annual leadership mission to Washington, said rising extremism in the United States and its threat to the Jewish community keeps him awake at night. He said the threat had shifted...
  • Jewish Support for Clinton Drops in NY

    09/21/2016 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Jewish Political Updates ^ | September 20, 2016 | Joyce Chu
    A new poll shows Clinton’s favorability has recently dipped among Jewish voters in New York, although she still has an overall lead in the community and in the state. The study conducted last week by Siena College Research Institute showed Clinton’s lead sliding from 51 percent in August to 45 percent, while Trump’s support grew from 25 percent to 31 percent. Although Jews represent a small percentage of the U.S. population, according to JNS, over 90 percent of Jews will be voting—significantly higher than the 74 percent of Americans who are projected to vote. This makes the Jewish vote especially...
  • Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian and Presbyterian Clergy Participate in Rally for Abortion

    09/13/2016 6:56:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Many Judeo-Christian leaders speak out against abortion, but the few who advocate for abortion often are the ones who get the most media attention. On Monday in Kentucky, pro-abortion clergy held a rally at the State Capitol to advocate for abortion and other issues, the State-Journal reports. The event was called the Higher Ground Moral Day of Action, and it was held in conjunction with other rallies nation-wide. Led by clergy, the event highlighted the upcoming election and called on candidates and elected officials to uphold “the most sacred moral principles of our faith and constitutional values.” These included “the...
  • Yom Kippur Guide

    09/09/2016 12:21:36 PM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 25 replies
  • ADL, Israel: Social Media Companies Must Eliminate Growing Online Hate

    09/08/2016 8:56:46 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 6 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 8, 2016 | Joel Leyden
    ADL, Israel: Social Media Companies Must Eliminate Growing Online Hate, TerrorismBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — September 7, 2016 … Christopher Wolf, Chair of the Anti-Defamation League’s Task Force on Cyberhate, addressed the U.N. Forum on Global Anti-Semitism. Wolf joined Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon and several other human rights leaders at the UN demanding that the UN and social media companies take immediate action against online racism. “My name is Christopher Wolf and I thank you for the privilege of participating today in this very important Forum on Global Anti-Semitism. I am especially pleased to be able to...
  • Online threat to kill Jewish, Muslim students at SC school

    09/04/2016 6:20:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 4, 2016 3:53 PM EDT
    Authorities say they are investigating online threats to kill Jewish and Muslim students at a South Carolina high school. Spartanburg School District 5 said in a news release that a Byrnes High School student reported the threats Friday evening. The threats said Byrnes High would be attacked Tuesday and included pictures of a person in a gas mask and a knife with a swastika on the handle. …
  • Are Trump’s grass roots Jewish supporters the election’s dark horse?

    08/27/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    jns.org ^ | August 26, 2016 | by Sean Savage/JNS.org
    (snips) “Trump is someone who’s worked with the Jewish community his entire life and has family, including his daughter (Ivanka Trump) and son-in-law (Jared Kushner), who are both observant Jews,” Greenwald said. “The smearing of Trump as anti-Semitic is just outrageous.” JewsChooseTrump.org has steadily grown with Jewish supporters of Trump from across the country signing up to express their solidarity and looking for ways to get involved. The website has had over 78,000 visitors and over 1,000 people have signed up to publish their names, Greenwald said. Out of the over 1,000 names registered on JewsChooseTrump.org, a significant portion of...
  • No, God Isn’t Transgender

    08/19/2016 8:06:44 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 42 replies
    firstthings.com ^ | 8 . 15 . 16 | Robert A. J. Gagnon
    In what has to be a new low for the New York Times, the Gray Lady (or should we now say the Bearded Lady?) has published an op-ed piece titled “Is God Transgender?” by a New York rabbi named Mark Sameth. Cousin to a man who “transitioned to a woman” in the 1970s, Sameth contends that “the Hebrew Bible, when read in its original language, offers a highly elastic view of gender.” He marshals many purported examples of gender fluidity in the Hebrew scriptures, in order to argue that religion should not be put in service of “social prejudices” against...
  • Donald Trump says anti-Semitism will be among disqualifying criteria for immigrants

    08/16/2016 6:17:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | August 15, 2016 6:19pm
    Donald Trump said he would test would-be immigrants for anti-Semitic beliefs and that Israel would be a key ally in defeating radical Islam. Speaking Monday in Youngstown, Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee outlined national security policies that included “extreme vetting” for would-be immigrants, including for those who would reject what he described as American values of tolerance. “We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people,” Trump said. […] The Anti-Defamation League immediately took to Twitter to express concerns about Trump’s reiterated call to ban Muslim entry and entry from countries subject to...
  • Two Reasons Trump Deserves The Jewish Vote

    08/12/2016 1:18:15 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 16 replies
    The Daily Forward ^ | August 12, 2016 | jewschoosetrump.org
    We are convinced Donald Trump is the right candidate to choose in this presidential election for two reasons. Those reasons are Iran and Israel. Iran - the primary financial supporter of global terrorism - poses an existential danger to Western values, culture and life. Israel opposes that mortal threat to Jews and the West. And it is the sanctuary of the Jewish people.
  • Knesset passes law blocking mikvah access for non-Orthodox conversions (Jewish Caucus)

    07/28/2016 8:43:33 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 17 replies
    JTA ^ | July 26, 2016 | JTA
    The Knesset passed a controversial bill that allows local Orthodox rabbinates to bar non-Orthodox Jewish conversion ceremonies in publicly funded mikvahs. The bill, which was introduced by the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism party and opposed by many North American Jewish leaders, was passed Monday night in a 41-35 vote, The Jerusalem Post reported. The new law will be implemented in nine months. Under the law, the municipal rabbinates can determine who may use the mikvahs, or Jewish ritual baths, in their purview. Immersion in the mikvah is part of most conversion ceremonies. The measure aims to override an Israeli...
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • Jared Kushner: The Donald Trump I Know

    07/06/2016 1:06:08 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Observer ^ | July 6, 2016 | Jared Kushner
    My father-in-law is not an anti-Semite. It’s that simple, really. Donald Trump is not anti-Semitic and he’s not a racist. Despite the best efforts of his political opponents and a large swath of the media to hold Donald Trump accountable for the utterances of even the most fringe of his supporters—a standard to which no other candidate is ever held—the worst that his detractors can fairly say about him is that he has been careless in retweeting imagery that can be interpreted as offensive. I read the Dana Schwartz piece that appeared on Observer.com. As always, there are thoughtful points...
  • Fooling the Nazis: How a Roman hospital invented ‘K Disease’ to save dozens of Jewish lives

    06/28/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jesús Colina
    The name was terrible, but the “K Disease” was not a lethal virus. It was actually the clever invention of Professor Giovanni Borromeo and a religious of the Hospital of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, to save the lives of dozens of Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.When the SS entered the Fatebenefratelli hospital located on the Tiber Island in Rome, medical personnel and religious explained to the Germans that behind the doors of two special wards, there were patients suffering from this terrible K Disease, some of whom were terminally ill. The...
  • Elie Wiesel's Love of America

    07/05/2016 4:46:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Elie Wiesel was Jewish to his core, and in the Jewish state he was revered as a hero — so much so that two Israeli prime ministers offered to nominate him to be the country's president. Yet Wiesel didn't make Israel his home. Though he was a frequent visitor and a passionate advocate, though he felt "attached to the destiny of Israel with all the fiber of his being," as he once put it, he never became an Israeli citizen.Why not? He himself didn't know, or so he said. But perhaps the explanation was as simple as this: He was in love with...
  • Google bans plug-in that picks out Jews

    06/06/2016 11:11:40 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | June 6, 2016 | BBC
    Google has banned an extension of its Chrome browser which was being used to identify Jewish names on the internet by surrounding them with three sets of brackets, or parentheses. It was called the "coincidence detector" - a reference to a conspiracy theory about Jewish people and global control. It had around 2,500 users and a database of 8,800 common Jewish names which it could pick out on websites reported tech site Mic.
  • The precise number of Jews in the 'West Bank'

    06/04/2016 3:44:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/6/16 | Boruch Gordon
    The annual statistics on the precise number of Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank) have been released by former Knesset Member Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz. Based on the Population Registry of Israel's Interior Ministry, there are 406,302 Jews in Judea and Samaria as of December 31, 2015. As clearly stated in the report, the statistics do not include eastern neighborhoods of Jerusalem (e.g. Pisgat Zeev, Ramat Shlomo, Ramot, Gilo, Ramat Eshkol, etc.) which are technically part of the West Bank and are home to another approximately 360,000 Jews. In the special English report released today, the Jewish...
  • Jewish Actress Natasha Leggero: Great Thing About Judaism is “Abortions are Cool”

    06/02/2016 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 2, 2016 | Katie Yoder
    Even jokes have their limits. During his show May 26, Conan O’Brien invited actress and recent Judiaism convert Natasha Leggero onto his show. Leggero praised her new religion for treating abortion as “cool” enough to have on “every Jewish holiday.” After all, she reasoned, it’s good to have a back-up to fall on, just like AAA for cars. Besides performing as a stand-up comedian, the 42-year-old created and stars in Comedy Central’s Another Period and has acted in films including Let’s Be Cops, Neighbors and He’s Just Not That Into You. After discussing her recent marriage, Leggero informed Conan that...