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  • ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ

    06/12/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 21 replies
    via email | 2008 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez I walked down the street in Barcelona , and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned....
  • Aided by Ultra-Orthodox, City’s Jewish Population Is Growing Again

    06/11/2012 8:19:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 11, 2012 | Joseph Berger
    Members of these Orthodox groups also have been known to be far more likely to adopt more conservative positions on matters like abortion, same-sex marriage and the Israeli approach to the Palestinians. . . . 40 percent of Jews in the city identify themselves as Orthodox, an increase from 33 percent in 2002; 74 percent of all Jewish children in the city are Orthodox.
  • New Poll: Obama’s Jewish Support Stands at 64%

    06/08/2012 2:23:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 88 replies
    Algeneiner.com ^ | 6/8/12 | staff
    A Gallup poll released on Friday shows 64% of registered Jewish voters currently support President Obama’s re-election, while 29% support Mitt Romney. “Among Jews, Obama’s current 64% to 29% advantage compares with a 74% to 23% advantage before the election in 2008,” Gallup writes in its new poll, entitled ‘Mormons Widely Favor Romney, Jewish Voters Back Obama’. “Thus, he is running 10 points lower among Jewish registered voters than in 2008, which is five points worse than his decline among all registered voters compared with 2008.” The Republican Jewish Coalition notes the 29% of Jewish voters who support Romney, represents...
  • New Mosque in the Heart of Large US Jewish Neighborhood

    06/04/2012 9:24:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 6/14/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A Muslim movement has bought a posh house in the heart of a large upscale Jewish neighborhood in Baltimore, whose main artery is known as “Synagogue Row.” The Muslim sect is considered to be pacifist and at the opposite end of Islam extremism. Located on the edge of Pikesville – synonymous with “Jewish” – the Colonial-style house known as “Slade Mansion” was sold for $900,000 to the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, according to the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore’s Jewish population is unusual in that it is almost totally contiguous despite its size of an estimate 100,000 Jews. It stretches for miles...
  • New minority label at CUNY: ‘Jewish’

    06/03/2012 3:09:49 PM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 3, 2012 | Susan Edelman
    Something isn’t kosher about a CUNYscheme to single out Jews, angry professors charge. Touting a move to make its faculty more diverse, CUNYadministrators have broken out Jews into a separate minority group: “White/Jewish.” CUNYinsists “some faculty” want the label, instead of being lumped in as just white. But the theistic tag has outraged both Jewish and non-Jewish professors, and sparked a furor. “This is, as far as I know, the first time a religion has been introduced into any affirmative-action document,” said David Gordon, a history professor at Bronx Community College and the Graduate Center. “What would the response be...
  • New minority label at CUNY: 'Jewish'

    06/03/2012 6:39:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 3, 2012 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    Something isn’t kosher about a CUNY scheme to single out Jews, angry professors charge. Touting a move to make its faculty more diverse, CUNY administrators have broken out Jews into a separate minority group: “White/Jewish.” CUNY insists “some faculty” want the label, instead of being lumped in as just white. But the theistic tag has outraged both Jewish and non-Jewish professors, and sparked a furor.
  • Cardinal- progressive Catholics can be just as anti-semitic as traditionalists

    05/25/2012 11:22:59 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 2 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 25 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Cardinal Koch's speech in Jerusalem
  • Rabbi Yosef: Treating gentiles violates Sabbath

    05/17/2012 8:58:02 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 45 replies
    Ynetnews.com ^ | May 17, 2012 | Ynet
    What should religious doctors do if a gentile is injured in a car accident on Shabbat and is rushed to the hospital? According to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, this does not warrant violating the sanctity of the Sabbath. During a class on Sabbath halacha relating to religious physicians, the spiritual leader of Shas said that while doctors are expected to do everything in their power – even if it requires violating the Sabbath – in order to save Jews whose lives are in danger, the same does not apply for gentiles. "If a gentile were to get injured in a car...
  • The Ever-Dying Art Of Jewish Humor

    05/12/2012 7:48:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Jewish Week ^ | Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Gary Rosenblatt
    OK, so there are these three guys in the hospital, and they’re very bad off, and the doctor is making the rounds. He goes over to the first patient, a Catholic, and explains that there’s nothing more he can do medically for him and asks him his last wish. “I’d like to see a priest and make a confession,” the man says. The doctor says fine, and moves on to the next patient, a Protestant. And when the doctor asks him his last wish, the poor guy says, “I’d like to see my family and say good-bye.” So the doctor...
  • Connecticut Jewish Woman Suing over Burial of Gentile in her Congregation’s Cemetery

    05/10/2012 12:22:39 PM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 14 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 5, 2012 | Jewish Press News Briefs
    The AP reports that a trial is set to begin in the case of a Connecticut Jewish woman who sued her congregation because a black woman had been buried in the interfaith section of their cemetery. Maria Balaban’s lawsuit will go to trial Tuesday in New London Superior Court. She is demanding that the remains of Jamaica-born Juliet Steer be exhumed and removed from Congregation Ahavath Achim’s cemetery in Colchester. The 73-year-old Balaban argues that the congregation broke the rule against burying gentiles in a Jewish cemetery when it allowed Steer’s burial in an interfaith section of the cemetery in...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

    05/10/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT · by olcurmudgeon · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | Sharon Otterman and Ray Rivera
    The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested. Old friends started walking stonily past him and his family on the streets of Williamsburg. Their landlord kicked them out of their apartment. Anonymous messages filled their answering machine, cursing Mr. Jungreis for turning in a fellow Jew. And, he said, the mother of a child in a wheelchair confronted Mr. Jungreis’s mother-in-law, saying the same man had molested her...
  • Drake's Profanity-Laced 'Re-Bar Mitzvha' Video Stirs Controversy

    04/17/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    JTA ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Thanks to hip-hop superstar Drake’s latest music video, there are now far more eyes focusing on Temple Israel’s bimah than there are even during the High Holidays. And even though the song’s lyrics are decidedly more profane than sacred, the Reform synagogue's president said he hoped the video would help Jewish youth connect to Judaism. The video, parts of which were filmed in the Miami shul’s sanctuary, purports to depict Drake’s “re-bar mitzvah,” showing the Jewish rapper reading from what appears to be a Torah. But the accompanying song, "HYFR" (Hell Yeah F***ing Right), has nothing to do with a...
  • Palestinians Stalk Jewish Students at US University – Post “Eviction Notices” On Their Dorm Rooms

    04/11/2012 12:49:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Gatewary Pundit ^ | 4/11/12 | Jim Hoft
    Palestinian students are stalking Jewish students at Atlantic University. The Palestinians recently posted “eviction notices” on their dorm rooms. This is a harassment. The radical Palestinian students should be expelled. YNet reported: Some 200 Jewish students attending Atlantic University receive fake eviction notice sent by pro-Palestinian activists More than 200 Jewish students attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, were surprised to find “eviction notices” posted to their dorm room doors on Friday. The students later found out that the fake notices were placed by the Students for Justice in Palestine. According to the Sun Sentinel, the group’s stunt was...
  • From Israel, New York, LA to London, Paris, Rome Jews Celebrate Passover on Facebook

    04/06/2012 1:06:03 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | April 6, 2012 | Herb Brandon
    From Israel, New York, LA to London, Paris, Rome Jews Celebrate Passover on FacebookBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- April 6, 2012 .... One just might call it the largest Passover Seder table in the world. From Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to New York and London, thousands of Jewish Internet surfers are uploading Passover stories, photos, recipes and videos on Facebook. "Passover is all about family and Facebook is helping to bring families and friends together on this special Jewish holiday," says Internet and social media pioneer Joel Leyden. "What we are witnessing now is the upside of...
  • Oh those crazy Jewbagging kids!

    04/04/2012 8:00:24 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-04-12 | Michael Henkins
    I can say without a doubt that my past is loaded with youthful indiscretions followed by a condensation trail of beer cans and cigarette butts as I rocketed into my forties. To say I speak with sympathetic experience when it comes to matters of drunken idiocy would be an understatement. With that being said…. What the hell is this little Debbie Wasserman Schultz protégée thinking? Adam Kredo of The Washington Free Beacon has an article with screen captures depicting one Dani Gilbert, a staffer of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, referring to herself as a “Jewbag” and a proud member of “Jew...
  • Israel to Demand Justice for Jewish Refugees

    04/03/2012 1:06:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/12 | Gabe Kohn
    Israel announced Tuesday it will launch an international awareness campaign highlighting the historic injustice done to Jews from Arab countries. Following the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948 numerous Arab countries expelled their Jewish citizens and seized their assets - forcing them to become refugees in Israel. Foreign ministry officials note that 850,000 Jewish refugees lost billions of dollars in assets and were forced to begin anew in Israel with only what they could carry on their backs. The officials added that while Arabs nations have perpetuated the status of "Palestinian refugees" in their nations for generations in...
  • More Threats Against Toulouse Jewish Day School

    03/28/2012 8:35:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 3/28/12 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Toulouse Jewish day school terrorized by an Al-Qaeda jihadist has received anti-Semitic phone calls and emails following the attack. The Toulouse Jewish day school terrorized by a radical Islamic jihadist has received a wave of anti-Semitic phone calls and emails following the attack. Last week Mohammed Merah murdered Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, a teacher, his two young sons Aryeh and Gavriel, and the young daughter of the principal of the Otzar HaTorah day school. In the previous week, Merah had also shot to death three French paratroopers, all Muslims of North African descent. Merah told French media and police during...
  • Scientific, Scriptural evidence points to authenticity of image of Jesus on Shroud of Turin

    03/25/2012 5:04:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 44 replies · 4+ views
    theBeacon ^ | 03.22.12 | Michael Wojcik
    For nearly two decades, a stubborn Barrie Schwortz remained skeptical about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, even after having seen most of the overwhelming evidence in favor up close with his own eyes. Still this lifelong Jew and official photographer for the scientific study team that investigated the shroud in 1978 kept wondering — does this centuries-old burial cloth bear the actual image of the crucified Jesus, as millions believe, or does this widely venerated relic represent little more than a great medieval forgery, perpetuated by a clever artist? “I was skeptical [about the shroud’s authenticity] for 18...
  • Next Year in Tripoli (Will my people -- the Jews of Libya -- Ever Be Able to Go Home?)

    03/23/2012 2:47:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    I am a Jew from Libya. Although my family and I were forced to flee Libya for Rome after the 1967 war between Israel and its Arab neighbors, I still consider myself to be a proud Jew, a proud Libyan, and a proud Italian. I have been back four times since 1967, but have been forced to leave each time. Although much time has passed, I still feel the freshness of Tripoli's air and its special light: hot, but not blinding. I want to feel that light again -- but in a stable Libya, a country that affirms freedom, justice,...
  • Jewish institutions worldwide beef up security after shooting attack in France

    03/19/2012 9:42:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/19/12 | Anshel Pfeffer
    Toulouse, France - Jewish institutions around the world are stepping up security after a gunman killed four people - three of them children - at a Jewish school in the southwestern French city of Toulouse yesterday. (Snip) About 200 students study at the small, private, religious school, which has no exterior signage to indicate that it is a Jewish institution. Intelligence work was apparently undertaken prior to the attack. The gunman took advantage of the fact that, despite the tall gates surrounding the school and security cameras at the entrance, no security guard was standing at the site. In the