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  • Rabbi injured in Poway (CA) synagogue shooting pleads guilty to tax fraud charge

    07/14/2020 2:38:56 PM PDT · by BAW · 18 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 7-14-2020 | Greg Moran, Kristina Davis
    Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who one year ago had part of his hand shot off in a lethal attack by a gunman at the Poway synagogue he founded and received an outpouring of support that included meeting President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to federal charges of tax fraud and wire fraud Tuesday. Goldstein, 58, pleaded guilty to his role in a multi-million dollar scheme where donors made large contributions to Chabad of Poway, but then secretly got most of the money back. Typically, Goldstein would keep a portion of the contribution — 10 percent — then funnel the remaining 90 percent...
  • Monsey Hanukkah stabbing victim Josef Neumann dies three months after attack

    03/30/2020 1:04:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2020 | Larry Celona and Kenneth Garger
    Josef Neumann, the most gravely wounded victim from a Hanukkah machete attack at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, died on Sunday, law-enforcement sources said. He was 72. Neumann was one of five men allegedly hacked by Grafton Thomas on Dec. 28 while celebrating the Jewish Festival of Lights in Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg’s home. The 18-inch machete allegedly used by 37-year-old Thomas “penetrated [Neumann’s] skull directly into the brain” his family said in a statement at the time.
  • Rabbis defy education authorities, won’t teach LGBT lifestyles in UK Jewish schools

    02/19/2020 2:14:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | February 17, 2020 | Paul Smeaton
    Jewish leaders in the U.K. have stated that they will oppose educational authorities and not allow their schools to teach about homosexual and other “lifestyles” that are “prohibited by the Torah.” Chinuch U.K., an organization that represents Britain’s main strictly Orthodox Jewish communities, has “issued a defiant challenge to the government by insisting their schools cannot discuss LGBT-related issues with pupils,” according to The Jewish Chronicle. The statement was reportedly prompted by recent visits to Jewish schools by government inspectors, who made it clear that primary schools have to teach children about LGBT “equality.” In 2018, Rabbi Mordechai Rose, who is...
  • Democrat: All the hate in New York is coming from the Left (52 secs)

    12/29/2019 5:49:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Whatfinger News Video ^ | 29 Dec 2019 | Fox News
  • Black man, 37, pleads not guilty to 'stabbing five people at a Hanukkah party with a machete while completely silent before dousing himself in bleach' in an 'act of domestic terrorism'

    12/29/2019 12:58:16 PM PST · by 867V309 · 65 replies
    dailymail ^ | 29 December 2019 | Megan Sheets
    A man accused of stabbing five people in a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration in a predominantly Jewish town in upstate New York on Saturday night has pleaded not guilty. Grafton E Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, was arraigned on five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary in Ramapo Town Court late Sunday morning. His bail was set at $5million.
  • Suspect in Hanukkah stabbing at NY rabbi's home pleads not guilty on attempted murder charges

    12/29/2019 11:14:46 AM PST · by yoe · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2019 | Dom Calicchio, Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    The man accused of entering the home of a New York rabbi and stabbing five people with a machete in a horrifying anti-Semitic attack on Saturday night pleaded not guilty to multiple murder charges hours after the attack. Wearing a white jumpsuit, Grafton E. Thomas, 37, of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., appeared at the Ramapo Town Hall in Ramapo, N.Y. last Sunday morning, faces five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. Bail was set at $5 million.
  • CHANUKAH ATTACK IN MONSEY: Black Man Arrested In Harlem After Stabbing 5 With Machete At Shul

    12/28/2019 10:44:41 PM PST · by Texan4Life · 18 replies
    The Yeshiva World ^ | 12/29/2019 | The Yeshiva World
    Five victims were stabbed by a black man armed with a machete who walked into Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in the Forshay neighborhood of Money and began stabbing people at random. Eyewitnesses tell YWN that the suspect fled in a vehicle and did not say anything before going on his rampage. Hatzolah transported the victims to the hospital – one of them is in critical condition with a stab wound to the chest. At around midnight, the vehicle was located in Harlem, NY, and a suspect was taken into custody.
  • (YouTube Video) Israel News Update: 22 February 2019

    02/22/2019 7:05:20 PM PST · by ActsChapter16 · 4 replies
    Rabbi Rothchild: ^ | Rabbi Rothchild YouTube VIDEO: Weekly Israel Update Published on Feb 22, 2019 Rabbi Moshe Rothchild of the Global Israel Alliance summarizes the news from Israel for the week ending February 22, 2019
  • Tree of Life Rabbi Says He Was ‘Surprised’ by President Trump’s Behavior During Pittsburgh Visit

    11/02/2018 8:43:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 11/1/2018 | Nick Givas
    Tree of Life Synagogue Rabbi Jeffrey Meyers said Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” that he was “pleasantly surprised” by President Donald Trump’s warmth and compassion during his visit to Pittsburgh. “I was privileged to have a private 15 or 20 minutes with the (Trump) family. The president was very warm, very consoling,” Meyers said. “He put his hand on my shoulder and the first question he asked me was, ‘Rabbi, tell me how are you doing?’ And I must say throughout the time we spent together I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the president that...
  • VP Pence Asking Messianic Rabbi to Pray at Rally Infuriates Jews, 'Offensive,' Some Say

    11/01/2018 10:19:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 210 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/01/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    Vice President Pence's asking a Messianic Jewish rabbi to pray at a political rally in Detroit ignited a controversy this week, given the Saturday massacre of 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue. At a Monday rally for Republican Congressional candidate and Reform Jew Lena Epstein, who invited Loren Jacobs — leader the Messianic Jewish Congregation Shema Yisrael in the Detroit area and is active in Jews for Jesus — to pray in an apparent attempt to be ecumenical, the Messianic Jewish rabbi prayed openly in "Yeshua's name," which is Jesus in Hebrew and referred to Jesus as the "Messiah" while...
  • Pittsburgh Rabbi Receives Hate Mail for Saying He’d Be Honored to Meet Trump

    10/30/2018 8:53:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    Sara A. Carter ^ | October 30, 2018 | 9:25 AM EDT | Staff Writer
    The rabbi who led prayer services at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh the day it was attacked by a deranged gunman has revealed he has received hate mail for saying he would be “honored” to meet with President Trump. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, who survived Saturday’s brutal attack by hiding in a bathroom until SWAT rescued him, said Monday that it would be his “honor” to “meet a president of the United States” when asked by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie if he would like to meet with President Trump when he arrives in Pittsburgh. “When I first said that...
  • Pittsburgh Rabbi Receives Hate Mail From Leftists For Welcoming President Trump to Synagogue

    10/30/2018 3:42:29 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 20, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Pittsburgh Rabbi Receives Hate Mail From Leftists For Welcoming President Trump to Synagogue After Massacre Pittsburgh Synagogue Rabbi Jeffrey Myers revealed on Tuesday on an appearance with CNN that he received tons of hate mail simply because he previously said he would welcome President Trump to Tree of Life Synagogue. On Saturday, police responded to a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
  • Rabbi says he won't meet with Trump as synagogue shooting victims' funerals begin

    10/30/2018 12:35:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 10/30/18 | Emily Shapiro
    A rabbi from Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue said he won't meet with President Donald Trump who is heading to the city Tuesday in the wake of the massacre at the house of worship this weekend. Rabbi Jeffrey Myers -- who escaped the gunfire that killed 11 on Saturday morning -- at first said the president was welcome, but since he made that statement, he "received a lot of email... [from people who] are not happy with those words," Myers told CNN Tuesday. "The thing that saddens me is those emails also contain hate, and it just continues in this...
  • Indonesian Christian Challenges Rabbi Tovia Singer: Who is the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53?

    05/06/2018 1:50:30 AM PDT · by Read Write Repeat · 80 replies
    Rabbi Tovia Singer ^ | Tovia Singer
    Rabbi Tovia Singer is challenged by a Christian regarding Isaiah 53.
  • Rabbis urge Kansas lawmaker not to compare abortion to Holocaust

    04/29/2018 2:04:30 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva 7 ^ | 29/04/18 15:10 | JTA
    Jewish group calls on Republican state lawmaker from Kansas to refrain from comparing abortions to Nazi genocide of Jews in World War II. JTA - A group of rabbis is urging a Republican politician from Kansas City to stop comparing abortion to the Holocaust. The Rabbinical Association of Kansas City wrote a letter to State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald saying his words “abuse the memory of the murdered victims of the Nazi regime,” the Kansas City Star reported Thursday. MainAll NewsUS & CanadaRabbis urge Kansas lawmaker not to compare abortion to Holocaust Rabbis urge Kansas lawmaker not to compare abortion to...
  • Jewish Rabbis Demand Candidate Stop Calling the Aborting of 60 Million Babies a “Holocaust”

    04/27/2018 9:32:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 27, 2018
    A Kansas state senator faced criticism from Jewish rabbis this week for describing the aborting of 60 million unborn babies a Holocaust. The Kansas City Star reports state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, a pro-life Republican from Leavenworth, often brings up the Nazi Holocaust when discussing the abortion issue. He currently is running for a U.S. Congressional district in Kansas. Recently, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City complained about Fitzgerald using the comparison, claiming he is using the massive slaughter of Jewish people by the Nazis “for political purposes,” according to the report. “Senator, your words abuse the memory of the...
  • Chief Rabbi: We must work to stop massacre in Syria

    04/08/2018 3:56:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/18
    Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef commented on reports of the chemical weapons attack in Syria. "I have said before and I repeat, in Syria there is a brutal genocide of both women and children with weapons of mass destruction.” Rabbi Yosef said that “There is a moral obligation not to remain silent and to try to stop the massacre.”
  • Rabbis differ on whether Congress should censure Trump

    08/26/2017 1:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Journal Times ^ | August 26, 2017 | Patrick Leary
    RACINE — Rabbi Dena Feingold believes President Donald Trump's rhetoric encourages hate speech and she believes House Speaker Paul Ryan has the power to do something about it. The spiritual leader of Beth Hillel Temple in Kenosha, Feingold said as much on Monday night on national television during Ryan's "town hall" meeting, when she asked the Republican congressman whether he would support a resolution to censure the president based on his "many sides" remarks regarding the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, two weeks ago. Ryan said he would not support censure of Trump, calling Feingold's idea "counterproductive." "If we descend this...
  • Chief rabbi in Barcelona advises Jews to flee

    08/21/2017 8:52:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Speaking to the JTA news agency, Rabbi Meir Bar-Hen, the chief rabbi of Barcelona, is giving up on Europe as a safe home for Jews. "Jews are not here permanently," he said of the city and region. "I tell my congregants: Don't think we're here for good. And I encourage them to buy property in Israel. This place is lost. Don't repeat the mistake of Algerian Jews, of Venezuelan Jews. Better [get out] early than late." With North Africans, mostly Muslims, flooding into Spain daily, bringing with them deep, theologically based hatred of Jews, the situation for Jews there can...
  • Sorry, Rabbi Riskin and Rabbi Greenberg – Homosexual relations are not permitted by the Torah

    08/11/2017 5:48:57 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 10, 2017 | Avrohom Gordimer
    In an interview (in Hebrew) that was sharply criticized even by some rabbis who generally identify with him, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin opined that the Biblical prohibition on homosexual relations only applies to one who voluntarily chooses homosexuality, but that one who considers himself wired as homosexual and feels that he can only experience intimacy with another man is exempt from the prohibition. Rabbi Riskin applied the Talmudic axiom of “ones Rachmana patreh” — that the Torah does not hold one accountable for an involuntary act — as his source for this whopper of a “heter” (halachic leniency). Rabbi Riskin’s position...