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  • NYC Synagogue Fined For Massive Maskless Wedding

    11/24/2020 9:50:08 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    HuffPost ^ | November 24, 2020 | RON DICKER
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that an Orthodox Brooklyn synagogue would be fined $15,000 for hosting a secret wedding packed with thousands of maskless guests, CBS New York reported. “That was amazingly irresponsible, just unacceptable,” the mayor told NY1, threatening “additional consequences.” Footage of the Nov. 8 nuptials at Yetev Lev temple in Brooklyn, obtained by the New York Post, showed celebrants singing and dancing shoulder to shoulder in a synagogue that reportedly seats 7,000. Most appear to be without masks and ignore social distance guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19. The Post reported the lengths...
  • Vienna shooting: Terror attack fears after multiple shots fired by city's main synagogue

    11/02/2020 12:40:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: 19:46, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 20:37, Mon, Nov 2, 2020 | By Laura O'Callaghan
    POLICE in Austria have rushed to a synagogue in the capital Vienna after reports of a shooting. Footage posted on social media showed people scrambling for cover as shots can be heard in the background. A man can be heard shouting while sirens go off while a pedestrian can be seen cowering behind a bike rack. Flashing lights from what appear to be police vehicles can also be seen in the video. Austria's interior ministry said one person has died and several others, including a police officer, are injured. The ministry said the police officer had been shot. Reports suggest...
  • Hasidic synagogue rips ‘unwarranted attacks’ that forced it to scrap wedding [ New York ]

    10/18/2020 12:44:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 18, 2020 | Susan Edelman and Lee Brown
    The Hasidic synagogue barred from holding a public wedding in Brooklyn over fears it would attract 10,000 people says the “unwarranted attacks” forced it to scrap the planned celebration to avoid a “paparazzi” event. The Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar was served an order Friday night from New York state barring Monday’s planned public wedding in Williamsburg of a grandson of its grand rabbi, Zalman Leib Teitelbaum. But the synagogue hit out at the order, saying it had taken special steps to ensure the wedding complied with coronavirus guidelines but “nobody verified our plans before attacking us.” “The unwarranted attacks on...
  • Man fined 5,000 NIS for 'taking part in synagogue activities'

    10/10/2020 10:28:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/20 | Mordechai Sones
    In ongoing police activity over the weekend in the area of Tel Aviv to prevent coronavirus spread, police stopped a vehicle at a roadblock. The passengers were checked and one of the passengers was confirmed to have tested COVID-19 positive. When asked what they were doing in the area, the riders replied they had come to walk around and visit the city of Tel Aviv. They were sent back to their houses to isolation and fined by police. The police said: "In ongoing police activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the country, in the north in the synagogue...

    05/27/2019 8:11:12 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27-05-19 | Molly Prince
    BuzzFeed News drew criticism Sunday for publishing an article claiming conservative political pundit Ben Shapiro radicalized a white nationalist who pleaded guilty to defacing a synagogue with Nazi symbolism. “Yes, if there’s one thing I’m known for — as one of the most prominent Orthodox Jews, targets of the alt-right, and critics of the alt-right in America — it’s directing Nazis to attack synagogues,” Shapiro responded to BuzzFeed News. “What garbage.” Nolan Brewer, 21, was sentenced to three years in prison on May 22 for conspiring to violate the civil rights of a synagogue in Indiana, according to the U.S....
  • Synagogues In Los Angeles And Richmond Vandalized During Protests

    06/01/2020 8:19:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | May 31, 2020 3:46 pm | Marcy Oster
    A synagogue in Los Angeles was vandalized with graffiti reading “F— Israel” and “Free Palestine” as protests against the police killing of George Floyd swept the city. Also Saturday, the window of a synagogue in Richmond, Virginia, was smashed during protests in the city. Protests have continued for several days in dozens of cities across the United States. In Los Angeles, the graffiti was spray-painted on the walls of Congregation Beth Israel in the Fairfax district, the Jewish Journal reported. Amid particularly intense protests in the district, several Jewish businesses and restaurants were damaged and looted, Haaretz reported. …
  • Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Attack the White House with Explosives

    04/01/2020 5:51:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 26 replies ^ | 04/01/20 | DOJ
    Today Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, Georgia, has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to destroy, by fire or an explosive, a building owned by or leased to the United States. Taleb had planned an attack on the White House using weapons and explosives.  As part of the plea agreement, the defendant and the government agreed that the defendant should receive a 15-year sentence of imprisonment.“Taheb planned to conduct a terrorist attack on the White House as part of what he claimed was his obligation to engage in jihad,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John...
  • Arrest made after historic DC synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti

    12/04/2019 7:12:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 04 2019 | Rebecca Klar
    A man was arrested Monday and charged after allegedly vandalizing the historic Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C., with anti-Semitic graffiti, according to a police report. MB, is facing charges of defacing and destroying property, according to the police report. Police said Monstinos allegedly carved and drew anti-Semitic “gestures and symbols” at the synagogue, named for its cross-street address, damaging a wood door with a glass window and the concrete steps before fleeing the scene. Officers found and arrested him Monday afternoon, police said. The man is also facing charges for an outstanding bench warrant from November, according to...
  • FBI arrests alleged white supremacist accused of planning to bomb a Pueblo synagogue

    11/04/2019 1:02:01 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | November 4, 2019 | David Shortell
    Federal authorities arrested a 27-year-old accused white supremacist who allegedly planned to bomb a synagogue in Colorado over the weekend. Richard Holzer had brought a knife and a mask to a motel room and was examining inert pipe bombs prepared by undercover agents moments before he was arrested late Friday night, according to a criminal complaint. He also said he paid a "witch doctor" $70 to put arsenic in the water pipes of the synagogue and "hex" the place last year, according to the complaint.
  • 2 shot dead outside German synagogue on Yom Kippur

    10/09/2019 11:12:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/10/19
    BBC Video At least two people were shot dead on a street in the German city of Halle on Wednesday, police said, with witnesses saying that a synagogue was among the gunmen's targets as Jews marked the holy day of Yom Kippur. One suspect was captured but with a manhunt ongoing for other perpetrators, security has been tightened in synagogues in other eastern German cities while Halle itself was in lockdown. "Early indications show that two people were killed in Halle. Several shots were fired," police said on Twitter, urging residents in the area to stay indoors. Police said the...
  • Germany: Deadly shooting near synagogue in Halle

    10/09/2019 5:58:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | October 08 2019
    A shooting outside a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle has left at least two people dead. Police detained one person after multiple suspects fled the scene. A deadly shooting broke out in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday afternoon, German police said, killing at least two people. The shooting took place in the city's Paulusviertel district near where a synagogue is located, police said. It remains unclear, however, whether the synagogue is related to the shooting, although it took place the same day as Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Halle...
  • Suspect in Deadly SoCal Synagogue Shooting Told 911 Operator Jewish People...

    09/19/2019 4:13:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    KTLA ^ | 09/19/2019
    A man suspected of opening fire at a Southern California synagogue last spring told a 911 operator in the moments after the shooting that he did it to save white people from Jews, according to a recording played Thursday at a preliminary hearing to determine if the case should proceed to trial. One woman was killed and three wounded in the shooting, which happened at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on the last day of Passover. “I’m defending our nation against the Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people,” John T. Earnest is heard saying on the...
  • Dayton Shooter’s Girlfriend Says He Showed Her Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Video On First Date

    08/06/2019 4:24:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    CBS News Pittsburgh ^ | August 6, 2019
    <p>DAYTON, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – An ex-girlfriend of the Ohio gunman who killed nine people says he showed her a video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on their first date.</p> <p>Adelia Johnson says in an emailed statement to The Associated Press that Connor Betts often joked about having dark thoughts. She says he told her that he had bipolar disorder and that his talk didn’t scare her because she thought it was a symptom of his mental illness.</p>
  • Behar Blames Trump for Synagogue Shooting: ‘Mr. President, You Are the Culprit’

    04/29/2019 1:08:55 PM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2019 | PAM KEY
    Monday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Joy Behar called President Donald Trump the “culprit” in the rise of incidents like last weekend in California when a gunman opened fire in a synagogue, killing one and injuring three others. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “So yet again it’s happened in this country, something horrible. Saturday a white nationalist allegedly opened fire in a San Diego synagogue killing one woman and injuring three others. The 19-year-old suspected shooter also being investigated for a recent mosque fire. He wrote an online manifesto saying he was inspired by recent acts of terrorism from other white...
  • FLASHBACK: Media Accused Jewish Group in California Shooting of Russiagate Plot

    04/29/2019 11:59:51 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | April 28, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The media has a memory for its own malfeasance measured in minutes. Even as the media suggests that conspiracy theories about Jews are the province of fringe alt-right crazies, here's a flashback conspiracy theory from Politico about Chabad, the Orthodox Chassidic Jewish group whose synagogue came under fire in the Passover attack. Politico, the same site behind DeSantis’ fifth “race-related” controversy, ran a smear piece targeting Chabad Chassidim, an Orthodox Jewish denomination, as “Trump’s kind of Jews”. Collateral damage for that one included a Rabbi in Long Island who had previously been in the news for the way that his...
  • Combat Vet Who Stopped The Synagogue Shooter: ‘I Scared The Hell Out Of Him’

    04/29/2019 10:13:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 4/29/2019 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The man who fired a semi-automatic weapon inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego on Saturday froze, dropped his gun and sprinted to his car when he saw Oscar Stewart come barreling toward him, yelling so loud the priest at a neighboring church could hear. Stewart, 51, told The Daily Caller on Sunday he doesn’t remember any conscious thought from the moment he heard the gun shots until it was all over — he just acted on instinct to stop the shooter and prevent him from leaving so he couldn’t hurt more people somewhere else. The Iraq combat...
  • Someone Found The Poway Synagogue Shooter's Manifesto And Called The FBI ...

    04/29/2019 9:39:19 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 29 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Julia Reinstein
    It was just minutes before the shooting when he saw the post. At 11:05 a.m. on Saturday, Colin, a 25-year-old in Yucaipa, California, logged into 8chan. It was only his second time ever on the site, he told BuzzFeed News. Someone close to him is a QAnon believer, and after hearing them spout "some really crazy shit," Colin went on the site out of curiosity. 8chan — an online message board full of white supremacists, conspiracy theorists, Trump fanatics, and violent trolls — was where the Christchurch mosque shooter first announced his plans for the attack. So, when Colin saw...
  • Israeli Politicians Tie NY Times Anti-Semitic Cartoon to San Diego Shooting

    04/28/2019 12:50:04 PM PDT · by Stepan12 · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | april 28, 2019 | Aryeh Savir
    Israeli politicians responding to the shooting at the Chabad Synagogue in Poway, San Diego, during Shabbat services tied it to a cartoon published by the New York Times which was accused of anti-Semitic themes. In the cartoon published on Thursday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is portrayed as a dog wearing a collar featuring a blue Star of David, guiding a “blind” President Donald Trump who is shown wearing a kippah (skullcap). Member of Knesset-elect Michal Shir stated on Sunday that “where hatred is being printed, hate crimes will be committed.” “Lori Gilbert Kay’s horrific anti-Semitic murder, while she was praying...
  • Off-duty Border Patrol agent engaged the shooter at Poway synagogue

    04/27/2019 7:41:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies ^ | Apr 27, 2019 | Fox News
  • Anti-Gunners Call For Gun Control Laws Following Poway Synagogue Shooting But (T)

    04/28/2019 8:14:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 4/27/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full Headline: Anti-Gunners Call For Gun Control Laws Following Poway Synagogue Shooting But This Is What They're Getting Wrong Every time some sort of mass shooting occurs, anti-gunners rush to call for stricter gun control laws. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the FBI are still investigating the shooting that took place earlier today at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue, just outside of San Diego. We don't even know all of the facts yet, but from what we do know, gun control laws anti-gunners want to push are either already on the books or would have made no difference.