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  • NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams @ Menorah: 'We NY'ers know What the Rebbe Did for Us'

    11/30/2021 7:34:36 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 9 replies ^ | 2021/11/30 | Dovid Margolin
    NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams @ Menorah: ‘We NY’ers Know What the Rebbe Did for Us’ Shares Chanukah message of hope By Dovid MargolinNovember 30, 2021 11:15 AM On the first night of Hanukkah, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams helped light the world’s largest menorah at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, sharing the message of Chanukah as taught by the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. On the first night of Hanukkah, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams helped light the world’s largest menorah at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, sharing the message...
  • The Middle East Analysis Video Show - What Happens When a Muslim Women Enters a Jewish "Settlement"

    11/29/2021 7:22:35 AM PST · by JerusalemOne · 22 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | NOv 29, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    Israeli Jews are forbidden by Israeli law from entering into Palestinian Authority towns. Those Jews who, by accident entered these areas have many times been physically attacked and put in danger. But - what about Arabs who enters a Jewish "settlement"? Sounds dangerous! The brave Sara Zoabi, and Arab-Israeli, in her niqab, goes to the Jewish settlement "Ariel" to find out. Don't miss this video!
  • Cookbook Author Jake Cohen: It’s ‘Terrifying’ Being Jewish in America

    11/22/2021 5:38:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 22, 2021 | Nicki Gostin
    Cookbook author Jake Cohen says it’s terrifying to be an “outward-facing, proud Jew in America” right now. The up-and-coming foodie, who boasts over 600,000 Instagram followers, revealed that he’s been on the receiving end of some unpleasant glares as he travelled around the country promoting his cookbook, “Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch.” “You go to places and people’s eyes go straight to my Star of David,” the 27-year-old told Page Six recently. “It’s uncomfortable. I’ve been very lucky to not have a real instance of true harm. I think part of that is due to the...
  • Texas lawmaker uncovers secret operation to move migrants across the US, house them in abandoned hotels

    11/15/2021 11:42:23 AM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2021 | Nikolas Lanum |
    The migrants were reportedly given packets on how to get past TSA and enroll kids in schools.. Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, said Monday that he has uncovered a secret operation by nonprofits to house and move migrants within the United States, providing them with a packet on how to navigate and assimilate into the country. During an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Monday, Gooden said that he was contacted by a whistleblower from San Diego who provided him with details on the kind of information the nonprofit groups were providing to the migrants. The Texas representative subsequently hopped on a...
  • A Mezuzah on Every Door

    10/25/2021 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 25, 2021 | Jonathan Feldstein
    My friend got married this year, a year of many challenges. It’s been a special journey for her, so I got her a special gift: a mezuzah. In the Jewish world, that’s not an uncommon gift as the couple is establishing a new home together, and on every doorpost of every traditional Jewish home one places a mezuzah. It’s also appropriate, as it is customary to wish a newly married couple to build a bayit ne’eman b’yisrael, a faithful/enduring home in Israel. The home is the physical foundation of a family’s faith, reverence for God, and the Torah. Normally, this...
  • Farrakhan-Loving politician Who Said Jews Control Weather Running for DC Mayor

    10/15/2021 1:36:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 14, 2021 | Steven Nelson
    City Councilman Trayon White is running for mayor of the nation’s capital despite facing accusations of anti-Semitism for praising Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan — and for saying that the Jewish Rothschild family controls the weather. White represents DC’s Ward 8, the former home of Marion Barry, who won a third term as mayor in 1994 despite spending six months in prison after a crack-cocaine sting in which he exclaimed, “Bitch set me up.” “I’m running,” he wrote on Instagram. “Join me.” He confirmed his plans to local journalists.
  • Judeo-Greek to Karaim: Oxford offers courses on rare Jewish languages

    10/14/2021 3:32:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/10/21 | Michelle Krasovitski
    In April, the language-learning app Duolingo added its 40th language to its program arsenal: Yiddish. A couple of decades ago, it would have been unthinkable for a mainstream non-Jewish language program to offer an expansive, comprehensive course in Yiddish. But Duolingo’s Yiddish addition only serves to reflect the increased global interest in learning a language that once had as many as 12 million speakers. Ladino, a Romance language of Sephardic Jews still spoken by hundreds of thousands worldwide, has also garnered much interest in recent years. Ladino classes, both online and in-person, are widely available to prospective learners. But while...
  • Eddie Jaku, Holocaust Survivor Who Called Himself 'the Happiest Man on Earth' Dies Aged 101

    10/12/2021 1:50:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    ABC News (Australia) ^ | 10/11 | Tony Ibrahim
    Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku, who described himself as "the happiest man on Earth", has died, aged 101. The Sydney Jewish Museum, where Mr Jaku still worked as a volunteer, said his passing "left a huge void in the hearts" of everyone there. "Eddie's impact will be felt for generations to come," said a message posted on social media. He was born in Germany and under the Nazis was sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp and later to Auschwitz, where his parents were murdered in the gas chambers. Having narrowly survived, he moved to Australia during the 1950s, where he dedicated...
  • Sarah Silverman says Hollywood has a ‘Jewface’ problem

    10/04/2021 1:26:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2021 | October 4, 2021
    Sarah Silverman called out Hollywood’s tendency to cast non-Jewish actors to play Jewish characters, referring to the practice as “Jewface.” The comedian, 50, pointed to Kathryn Hahn as the most recent example after the Catholic-raised actress, 48, was tapped to portray the late Joan Rivers, who was Jewish, in an upcoming limited series. “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish but people whose Jewishness is their whole being,” Silverman said in Thursday’s episode of her eponymous podcast, adding, “One could argue, for instance, that a Gentile [a non-Jew] playing...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL (September 18, 2021) *PRAYER*

    09/17/2021 8:10:02 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 32 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9/17/2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join together with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Barnard College Bureaucrat Apologizes After Using COVID-19 Protocols To Target Jewish Students

    09/13/2021 9:13:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 13, 2021 | Daniella Greenbaum Davis
    A COVID bureaucrat implied the religious practices of Jews on campus are all 'in the past,' and that despite their beliefs, their convictions, their faith, they need to abide by a system that negates all of it.“More than the Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews.” These poignant words were penned by Asher Ginsberg, a 19th-century Zionist thinker, more commonly known by his nom de plume, Ahad Ha’am (one of the people).For 25 hours each week, observant Jews withdraw from the chaos of the wider world. We do not use our phones, our computers, our iPads, our televisions....
  • Churches Required to Use Vaccination Certificate Systems for Vaccinated-ONLY Worship [Australia]

    09/07/2021 6:10:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Calderon Pool ^ | 9/6/21 | Staff
    Churches in New South Wales will be required to use a vaccination certificate system once 70 percent of the population have received at least two injections of the COVID vaccine. From mid-October, churches will be permitted to return to in-person worship on the provision that they only host vaccinated-only services. Once the target is reached, places of worship must deny entry to any member of the congregation who is not fully vaccinated. Chris O’Keefe of 9News said the state government has not yet signed off on the roadmap, however, “this is the plan that is being worked on, and it’s...
  • Last Jew in Afghanistan Will Stay Put in Kabul — Despite Efforts to Rescue Him

    08/21/2021 4:50:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 21, 2021 | Jon Levine
    The last Jewish resident of Afghanistan will be staying put, according to multiple people involved in an international effort to rescue him. Zebulon Simantov, 62, has lived in the country all his life and currently resides in the capital of Kabul where he lives in what remains of the country’s last synagogue. He originally hails from the western city of Herat and previously worked as a restaurant owner and carpet dealer, according to past media reports. SNIP Simantov became the country’s last Jew after the death of Yitzhak Levy in 2005. Though they both lived in the same run-down synagogue,...
  • How Fleischmann’s Yeast Built the Jewish Catskills

    07/12/2021 1:13:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 7/10/21 | Joel Haber
    The Borscht Belt is an indelible part of American Jewry’s legacy, but it may never have come about without these industrious immigrants – and the antisemitism that motivated themThe Nosher via JTA — Many home cooks this past year, in an Instagram-inspired spirit, upped their challah-baking game with new braiding patterns, interesting flavors and vibrant colors. Yet it was a more standard ingredient that unwittingly connected many to their roots. If you used Fleischmann’s yeast for your challah, you leavened your dough with the essence of American Jewry. The Fleischmann family’s story echoes the experience of many other immigrant...
  • The story of X Troop, a unit of WWII German-speaking refugee volunteer commandos

    06/16/2021 10:02:30 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 9 replies
    THE TIMES OF ISRAEL ^ | 6-17-2021 | Renee Ghert-Zand
    87 members were mainly Jewish refugees from Germany, Austria. Secret WWII Jewish British military commandos finally come out of the shadows Declassifying records, author Leah Garrett uncovers amazing story of X Troop, a unit of German-speaking refugee volunteers determined to outwit and outfight the Nazis at all costs.
  • Coming soon: An Orthodox Jewish survivalist camp – for the unvaccinated only

    05/25/2021 12:38:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 8 replies
    Jewish Ledger ^ | May 25, 2021 | Shira Hanau
    With summer coming and COVID-19 vaccines being deemed safe for children as young as 12, some camps are talking about the possibility of a mask-free summer for vaccinated campers. But one Jewish camp being planned for the summer is taking a different approach: barring any vaccinated camper or staff from attending at all. Advertisements for Camp Hikon, planned for upstate New York, have recently appeared on email listservs popular in the Orthodox Jewish community. The camp’s announcement also comes as posters encouraging people not to get the COVID-19 vaccines appeared in Midwood, Brooklyn. “We regret that we will be unable...
  • BLM’s aggressive tactics and rhetoric have led to attacks on Jews

    05/21/2021 2:16:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 21, 2021 | Liel Leibovitz
    New York is burning: On the Upper East Side this week, a gang waving Palestinian flags attacked Jewish bystanders, while protestors on 13th Street marched by cheerfully shouting “we are terrorists.” Not to be outdone, yet more hoodlums stormed Manhattan’s Diamond District, known for its large concentration of Jews, flinging a firework at a woman, and hitting others. If you’re wondering why so much anti-Semitic violence could explode so suddenly and so forcefully, you’ve only to look back to the events of last summer, when the Black Lives Matter movement set fire to one American city after another.
  • Biden Lauds Israel Critic Rep. Tlaib as ‘Fighter’ After Tense Tarmac Chat

    05/18/2021 4:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 18, 2021 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden on Tuesday praised as a “fighter” Israel critic Rep. Rashida Tlaib — a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement who once tweeted, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — following his call for a ceasefire in Gaza. Biden and the Palestinian-American congresswoman engaged in what appeared at times to be a tense eight-minute chat on the tarmac of Detroit’s airport before he praised her at a nearby Ford facility, which he toured wearing an anti-COVID-19 mask pursuant to company policy, a White House official said. Biden three times referred to “Rashid” Tlaib...
  • Why Netanyahu, or someone like him, can't lose in Israel

    05/03/2021 12:26:05 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, May 3, 2021 | Gwynne Dyer
    It is a hard fact that the centre of gravity of Israeli politics is now far to the Right, and still moving rightwards. This will remain so, with or without ‘Bibi’ There was a tempest in a small teapot recently, as Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Israel of apartheid. That echoed the views of the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, which said in January that the current Israeli Government is an “apartheid regime.” But the official response was different. The Israeli Government ignored B’Tselem, but its Washington Embassy gave HRW the standard response to foreign criticism: “We strongly reject the...
  • Bronx Judge Orders Accused Jewish Center Vandal to be Cut Loose

    05/02/2021 11:32:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 3, 2021 | Reuven Fenton and Elizabeth Rosner
    A Bronx judge on Sunday night ordered the alleged Riverdale synagogue vandal be cut loose on supervised release — reversing an earlier decision by a separate jurist to hold the suspect on $20,000 bail. The suspect, 29-year-old Jordan Burnette, was granted supervised release by Judge Tara Collins in Bronx Criminal Court — hours after he was ordered held on bail on 42 charges stemming from his alleged 11-day crime spree, Patrice O’Shaughnessy, a spokeswoman for the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, said. Under New York State law, a suspect hit with Burnette’s charges cannot be held on bail.