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  • Monsey Hanukkah stabbing victim Josef Neumann dies three months after attack

    03/30/2020 1:04:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 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.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Silent on Domestic Terror Attack Against Jews

    12/30/2019 3:46:19 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    summit.news ^ | 30 December, 2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Doesn’t fit the narrative. The Southern Poverty Law Center has remained completely silent about the domestic terror attack against Hasidic Jews, presumably because it was carried out by a non-white person. Grafton E. Thomas entered a a rabbi’s home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community in New York City on Saturday night. Gov. Andrew Cuomo quickly announced that the stabbings were an act of domestic terrorism “spurred by hate.” Another attack earlier this month on a kosher grocery store in New Jersey was carried out by assailants motivated by black supremacist ideology. Despite...
  • Did Jesus Christ Celebrate Hanukkah?

    12/30/2019 12:50:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    One Place ^ | Sharon and R.G. Hardy
    This Jewish festival takes place in winter, usually December, and lasts for eight days...It is not one of the major feasts of the Lord that was given to Moses for the Jewish people to keep as part of their covenant with God. The reason it is not in the Jewish Bible? It occurred during the intertestamental period—the 400 years between Malachi and Matthew, the old and new covenants, when the heavens were silent. God’s chosen people had become idolatrous and rebellious which led to both Israel and Judah going into captivity to the Assyrians and Babylonians. About halfway through this...
  • 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.
  • 5 people were stabbed at a Hanukkah celebration in a New York suburb

    12/29/2019 4:32:48 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | December 29, 2019 | Christina Maxouris and Sheena Jones
    (CNN)A man walked into a rabbi's home during a Hanukkah celebration in a New York suburb Saturday night and began stabbing people, witnesses say. Five victims were taken to nearby hospitals, according to police. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley Region said in a tweet that victims inside the Monsey residence were Hasidic Jews. Two people are in critical condition, co-founder of the council, Yossi Gestetner, told CNN. The attacker pulled out a knife that was "almost like a broomstick," said Aron Kohn, who attended the Hanukkah celebration. Kohn said there were at least 100 people...
  • Antiochus Epiphanes and the Temple of Doom

    12/25/2019 10:04:09 PM PST · by ancientart · 5 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | 12/26/2019 | Art Marmorstein
    We are in the midst of the Hanukkah season, the eight-day festival that commemorates the second century BC victory of Judah Maccabee and his family over the forces of the Seleucid king Antiochus Epiphanes. It was a remarkable, almost miraculous, victory. Antiochus was close to achieving the long-time Seleucid goal of recreating the empire of Alexander the Great. He and his predecessors had annexed Turkey, Mesopotamia, Persia and parts of India. They solidified their control of Judaea and came close to turning Egypt into a satellite kingdom as well. Like so many ancient rulers, Antiochus fixated on the idea he...
  • Hanukkah for the Rest of Us

    12/24/2019 5:07:04 AM PST · by mostly_lies · 32 replies
    Me ^ | 12/24/2019 | Tanstaafl72555
    You don't have to be ethnically Jewish, or religious, to appreciate what happened to spawn "Hanukkah" or the festival of lights. It is a story of heroism, bravery, rebellion and true virtuous nationalism that rivals the US war of independence. In short, in about 200 BC, or if you prefer the "BCE" ("before the Christian Era".... choke on it, ok? :) ) the Seleuccids were the recipients of a big part of the kingdom of Alexander the Great, they were a mix of Arab, Greek and (a few) Jews, and ruled over the Palestinian area, along with much of what...
  • Christmas Eve Is Upon Us

    12/24/2019 5:03:51 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-24-19 | MOTUS
    I see the country is as divided over Hallmark movies as it is over politics. It’s like asking people whether your  eggnog/Tom and Jerry should be dusted with nutmeg or cinnamon. There’s no right answer to this age old question of course, it’s a matter of choice and depends on what frame of mind you’re in. Didn’t everyone’s Mom have this Tom and Jerry set?So having settled that, Happy Christmas Eve to all the little elves out there! I’ll be one myself this year as I’ve been quite under the weather for the past 2 weeks with first bronchitis and...
  • Presidential Message on Hanukkah 2019

    12/22/2019 8:33:53 PM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 12/22/19 | President Donald Trump
    Melania and I send our warmest wishes to Jewish people in the United States, Israel, and across the world as you commence the 8-day celebration of Hanukkah. More than 2,000 years ago, the Maccabees boldly reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, securing a victory for the Jewish people and their faith. They proudly lit the menorah to rededicate the Second Temple. Even though there was only enough olive oil to burn for one day, through divine providence, the flames miraculously burned for eight nights. As the Jewish community gathers together to celebrate this special and sacred time of year, we...
  • A Christmas/Hanukkah message from Amir, following the latest from the Middle East

    12/22/2019 6:06:22 PM PST · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | 12/22/2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    Changes in the growing conflict around Syria, with Iran withdrawing troops; Israel and the ICC; more support for Israel among the Sunni nations. A very nice blending of Hanukkah and Christmas messages, too. Don't be dismayed by what some see as the pagan aspects of Christmas. The true message is definitely there among the symbols if you see it.
  • Amazon pulls Auschwitz-themed Christmas ornaments

    12/02/2019 6:18:30 AM PST · by Kriggerel · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | December 2 2019 | BBC
    Amazon has withdrawn a range of "Christmas ornaments" displaying images of a former concentration camp that sellers had posted on its website. The move followed a tweet from Poland's Auschwitz Memorial calling on the retailer to remove the "disturbing and disrespectful" merchandise. It included Christmas tree decorations, a bottle opener and a mouse-pad.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reveals Jewish ancestry at Hanukkah celebration

    12/10/2018 9:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 138 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/10/18 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Hanukkah celebrates the miracle that oil thought to be enough for only one day burned instead for eight. So the Jewish festival of lights is also, in a way, a celebration of surprise. A temple in Queens got a small dose of surprise on Sunday - the final night of Hanukkah - when Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Democrat with a knack for dramatic flourish, told those gathered to light the menorah that her ancestors were Jewish. ‘‘One of the things that we discovered about ourselves is that a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my...
  • Trump hosts Holocaust survivors at White House Hanukkah reception

    12/06/2018 4:58:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump marked Hanukkah Thursday evening at a White House reception that included eight survivors of the Holocaust. In an East Room event, Mr. Trump recalled the fatal mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October, calling it a “sinister anti-Semitic attack.” “In the aftermath of that wicked assault, we reaffirmed our solemn duty to confront anti-Semitism everywhere it occurs,” the president said. “We must stamp out this vile hatred from the world.” The president then introduced eight Holocaust survivors, calling the era “history’s darkest hour.” He told the survivors that they inspire the world with their courage,...
  • 80 years after Kristallnacht, German president lights massive Hanukkah menorah

    12/03/2018 11:57:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | Toby Axelrod
    Eighty years after Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” in which Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was lifted in a cherry picker crane alongside Berlin community Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal to kindle what is billed as the Europe’s largest Hanukkah menorah, located at the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Thanks to a misty rain, the first night of Hanukkah was especially sparkly in Berlin this year. Raindrops settled upon several hundred onlookers gathered for the 15th annual candle-lighting ceremony, refracting the lights of Berlin’s giant Christmas tree and the illuminated 18th-century monument, just east of where the...
  • From Puritan Zionism to a Christmassy Hanukkah for Jerusalem

    12/23/2017 11:57:37 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2017 | Mark Musser
    What is the relationship between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas? Much more than most might appreciate .....
  • Hanukkah 165 BC, Hanukkah 1917, Hanukkah 2017

    12/22/2017 2:52:40 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Freerepublic | Today | Yahweh
    In 165 BC, the City of Jerusalem was liberated by Judah Maccabee. In 1917 AD, the City of Jerusalem was liberated by General Edmund Allenby. In 2017 AD, the City of Jerusalem was finally recognized as the Eternal Capital of Israel by Donald Trump and The United States of America. Jerusalem will be liberated once more when the Jewish Messiah comes to finally delivery Israel from her enemies. Will it be 2018? Happy Hanukkah to my Jewish friends. Please consider this Hanukkah and Christmas how Jesus Christ fulfilled the many Jewish Prophesies concerning Israel's Messiah (Isiah 53, Daniel 9, Micah...
  • How Christians and Jews Connect in a Season of Holidays

    12/21/2017 9:24:20 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 22, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    'Tis the season to be merry, and we need a little merriment this season. This year, the passage of time between two holidays of the spirit, Hanukkah and Christmas, is short, focusing attention once more on the Judeo-Christian moorings of America. Every year we honor the ways Christians and Jews appeal to what they hold in common in exhortations. But like so much else in our high-tech, 24/7 media world, differences are magnified and politicized. Political overtones have always influenced how we celebrate our holidays, but not until now has so much attention been paid. President Donald Trump is...
  • How Christians and Jews Connect in a Season of Holidays

    12/21/2017 9:05:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    'Tis the season to be merry, and we need a little merriment this season. This year, the passage of time between two holidays of the spirit, Hanukkah and Christmas, is short, focusing attention once more on the Judeo-Christian moorings of America. Every year we honor the ways Christians and Jews appeal to what they hold in common in exhortations. But like so much else in our high-tech, 24/7 media world, differences are magnified and politicized. Political overtones have always influenced how we celebrate our holidays, but not until now has so much attention been paid. President Donald Trump is...
  • I Turned My Coworker Into HR When She Gave Me A Christmas Card, And She Changed My Heart

    12/19/2017 5:46:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2017 | Chad Felix Greene
    A person who gives a gift featuring his or her sacred religious iconography is reaching out, showing kindness and sharing his or her faith with others.For years I have been one of the only Jewish people at my places of employment. I am currently the only Jew who wears a kippah at my office every day. In my heavily Southern Baptist and rural town, one would think I would be quite familiar with the consequences of being such an outsider.But, as any honest minority will tell you, that singular idea of what America must be like simply is not accurate....
  • An Early Hanukkah Present

    12/15/2017 10:41:14 AM PST · by Kaslin
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Elise Cooper
    President Trump gave supporters of Israel an early Hanukkah present when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6th. This is very much overdue and recognizes the obvious reality. Moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem shows that at least America realizes that the nation of Israel should be allowed to determine its own capital. Presidents’ Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump all made the campaign promise to move the embassy and the current president was the only one of the four to make this significant move. Unlike the previous three presidents of both parties who only paid...