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  • Holocaust museum praised for corrections to Pius XII exhibit

    07/06/2012 1:07:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | July 5, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Pope Pius XII. Jerusalem, Israel, Jul 5, 2012 / 03:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has made changes to a controversial exhibit on Pope Pius XII, presenting a more balanced view of his actions toward the Nazis and their Jewish victims. Pave the Way Foundation President Gary Krupp, a prominent Jewish defender of Pope Pius XII, said his inter-religious group was “very pleased” with Yad Vashem's change of position, which “should show the world that it is truly an institution based on facts and truth.” “The black legend against Pope Pius XII is being bleached white...
  • American Jews take note: German court calls circumcision assault: Obamacare wont be any different

    07/06/2012 10:06:29 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Those who think socialized medicine is just an all good program that keeps you healthy while somebody else pays your medical bills ought to think again. Socialized medicine takes whatever you have; whatever it can get from you. If you have financial means it will take your money and your rights. If you have no money socialized medicine will take your rights even your religious rights. Recently a German court, no doubt encouraged by the European system of socialized medicine, ruled that circumcision even for (especially for?) religious reasons amounts to a bodily assault. In doing so the Cologne...
  • Dems mass concentration prison camp lesson: 'Don't send emails'

    07/06/2012 6:32:27 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    The fireworks lingered past the Fourth and exploded at a Palm Beach County Democratic Executive Committee meeting Thursday, when local party Chairman Mark Alan Siegel broached the inflammatory emails and consequential resignation of DEC member Evelyn Garcia. Siegel addressed the scandal with a warning on the dangers of sharing emails, prompting one member to become agitated enough to confront him.
  • James Q. Wilson (2008): Do Blacks Treat Jews in the Same Manner in Which Jews Treat Evangelicals?

    06/28/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT · by pinochet · 168 replies
    The late conservative sociologist and evangelical Christian, James Q. Wilson, made an interesting observation on the manner in which Blacks, Jews, and Evangelicals relate to one another. Here is his fascinating 2008 article: http://www.city-journal.org/2008/18_1_evangelicals.html Here is a summary of his article. White Evangelical Christians are the strongest supporters of Israel in America, and their support for Israel comes from their religious beliefs that Israel is a fulfillment of scripture. But most American Jews have never been great fans of evangelicals, despite great efforts on the part of evangelicals to reach out to Jews. Jews are the one white ethnic group,...
  • Author refuses to allow Hebrew translation of book [Alice Walker]

    06/19/2012 5:03:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Citing Israel's "apartheid state," Alice Walker, who wrote Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Color of Purple' reaffirms support of BDS movement. Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israels apartheid state. In a June 9 letter to Yediot Books, Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew because Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories. In her letter, posted Sunday by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of...
  • Jews support Romney

    06/15/2012 10:51:00 AM PDT · by jongaltsr · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post | 6/15/2012 | Herb Keinono
    Most Israelis think Romney would be 'friendlier' By HERB KEINON06/15/2012 01:14Survey finds majority of Israelis think Obama is "friendly" toward Israel but are warmer toward the Republican candidate.
  • Aided by Ultra-Orthodox, Citys 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.
  • Gallup: Obamas 10 points off his 2008 pace with Jewish voters

    06/09/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2012 | AllahPundit
    Since he knows more about Judaism than any other president, you would think he’d be uniquely equipped to craft a winning pitch.Big deal or no?Why it might be a big deal: 64 percent among Jewish voters is a very, very weak showing for a modern Democratic nominee. Compare and contrast. O took 78 percent of their vote four years ago; Kerry, Gore, and Clinton all cracked 75 percent, and Jimmy Carter raked in 71 percent when he was elected in 1976. The only nominees who failed to reach 70 percent in the past 35 years were, er, Dukakis, Mondale, and...
  • Dawud Walid, the Quran and Jews

    06/06/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    front page magazine ^ | Jun 5th, 2012 | Daniel E. Rogell
    The Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] may tout itself as an organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims, and as group that was formed to challenge anti-Muslim discrimination nationwide. But in fighting the good fight against hate, at least one of its regional leaders demonizes Jews as the source of Muslims problems. Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah? CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid asked in a May 25 sermon at the Islamic Organization of North America mosque in Warren, Mich. They are the Jews, they are the Jews, he answered himself in Arabic. Aside from...
  • 2 Jews injured in anti-Semitic attack in France

    06/03/2012 4:25:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    YNet ^ | 6/3/12 | ap
    The Interior Ministry says an attack by 10 assailants on 3 people in southeast France was anti-Semitic, and has called for the assailants to be brought to justice. Two of the victims were hospitalized. The office of Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday that police were mobilized to arrest those behind the attack a night earlier in Villeurbaine, near the city of Lyon. The ministry said the assailants wielded a hammer and an iron bar. One victim sustained an open wound to the head, and another suffered a neck injury. Both men wore Jewish skullcaps.
  • No Anti-Obama Jews Wanted in These Synagogues

    06/01/2012 9:41:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/1/12 | Abraham H. Miller
    Inside the synagogue, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who mindlessly called Israeli settlements obstacles to peace, was going to speak. Outside Bnai Torah, in Boca Raton, Florida, members were anxiously pointing out Alan Bergstein, writer and pro-Israel activist, to the reinforced law enforcement detail. Bergstein and other anti-Obama Jews were denied entrance and told by law enforcement to leave the property. How far and how shamelessly some in the Jewish community have sunk in their embrace of Obama is ineradicably seen in this action. A Jew being denied entrance to a synagogue brings to mind Germany in...
  • Barack Obama--Friend of Jews, Scholar of Judaism

    05/30/2012 9:20:05 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 30, 2012 | William Kristol
    "I'm not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it," Obama said,......" "....Obama also stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president,....
  • Barack ObamaFriend of Jews, Scholar of Judaism

    05/30/2012 2:57:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/30/12 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Obama and White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew met about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders. ... "I not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it," Obama said, reminding his guests that all his friends in Chicago were Jewish - and at the beginning of his political career he was accused of being a puppet of the Israel lobby. ... Obama also stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it - and wondered how come no one...
  • Orthodox Jews pack Citi Field for meeting on evils of the Internet

    05/21/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/21/12 | MATT ABRAHAMS
    <p>Even the hot-sauce ads were too hot for the Hasids.</p> <p>Orthodox rabbis yesterday declared such social-networking sites as Facebook off-limits, at a massive anti-Internet event that drew more than 60,000 to Citi Field and neighboring Arthur Ashe stadium.</p> <p>Those who spoke were shown on the scoreboard at Citi Field between two ads for Cholula hot sauce with the image of its matronly female trademark covered up.</p>
  • Pastrami & Politics: Jews & Obama

    05/20/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/17/12 | RabbiLIVE.com
    Rabbi David Nesenoff who made the famous Helen Thomas viral video at the White House...has made a video about Jews and Obama.
  • Jews, Jewish Leftists, and the Anti-Semitic Left

    05/20/2012 12:07:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/20/12 | Rick Richman
    Last week, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research held an extraordinary conference in New York, with 18 scholars presenting formal papers on "Jews and the Left," addressing such issues as "present-day understandings of Jewish attraction to the Left in the 19th and 20th centuries," whether today's left is "in whole or in part anti-Semitic," and the relationship between the left and Israel. The response to these issues -- coming from a group of scholars who were largely leftists or liberals themselves -- was quite remarkable. In his "Introductory Remarks," Prof. Jack Jacobs of CUNY asserted that "the one-time ties between...
  • For Jewish Voters, Congressman Photoshops In His Jewish Mother

    05/17/2012 10:18:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 17, 201 | Rebecca Elliot
    Rep. Brad Sherman, in a fierce fight for re-election in his Los Angeles district, got caught photoshopping his mother into some versions of a mailing. A source provided BuzzFeed the extended version of the mom-added mailing, which offers a likely explanation: It was part of a package aimed at Jewish voters
  • Orthodox Jews Angered by Obama Nominee

    05/14/2012 8:11:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    BBreitbart ^ | 5/14/12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    A former U.S. Attorney appointed by President Obama who previously came under scrutiny by the Jewish Orthodox community may soon be confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a federal judgeship, after she received a majority vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Stephanie Rose, 39, was recently nominated for a lifetime appointment by President Obama in the Southern District of Iowa. Roses appointment is controversial within the Orthodox Jewish community because of her previous involvement in the prosecution of Sholom Rubashkin, the former CEO of a now-bankrupt, Iowa-based Kosher meatpacking company that was accused of employing hundreds of illegal immigrants and...
  • When General Grant Expelled the Jews

    05/14/2012 3:32:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN DECEMBER 1862, from his military headquarters in Mississippi, Major General Ulysses S. Grant issued a directive expelling "Jews as a class" from the immense war zone known as the Department of the Tennessee. General Orders No. 11 was the most notorious anti-Jewish edict ever issued by an official of the US government, and it was overruled by the commander-in-chief -- President Abraham Lincoln -- as soon as he learned of it in Washington. Notwithstanding its sweeping terms, the order turned out to have little immediate impact on the thousands of Jews living in the area under Grant's command. Only...
  • Earliest Evidence of Biblical Cult Discovered (From time of King David)

    05/11/2012 8:30:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 10, 2012 | Wynne Parry
    For the first time, archaeologists have uncovered shrines from the time of the early Biblical kings in the Holy Land, providing the earliest evidence of a cult, they say. Excavation within the remains of the roughly 3,000-year-old fortified city of Khirbet Qeiyafa, located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Jerusalem, have revealed three large rooms used as shrines, along with artifacts, including tools, pottery and objects, such as alters associated with worship.
  • Why Jews Hate Guns

    05/09/2012 10:32:55 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 90 replies
    JPFO website ^ | May 9, 2012 | Alan Korwin and Rabbi Dovid Bendory
    Its no secret that one of the largest blocs of people pressing for so-called gun control is the culturally (aka not-so-religious) American Jewish community. This confounds many observers who would expect that Jews, with such a stunning history of oppression and murder by humanitys villains, would cling tenaciously to personal firearms and the ability to protect themselves as the Hebrew Scriptures instruct. In reaction to the Holocaust, American Jews adopted the phrase Never Again! If actions mean anything, they dont believe it. Thats for someone else to do. How do Jews expect to put teeth behind the words Never Again!...
  • Jews and Conservatism: An Interview with YJC President David Milstein

    04/29/2012 11:48:57 PM PDT · by gabriellah · 5 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 04/30/2012 | Gabriella Hoffman
    American Jews are re-evaluating their support for President Obama and the Democrat Party. Although Jewish voters historically gravitate to the American Left, there is a noticeable shift in their voting behavior of late. What best explains this? Many Jews are disgruntled with Obamas poor treatment of Israel. In 2011, President Obama called for Israel to return to pre-1967 borders a move criticized by many for suggesting Israel return to indefensible Auschwitz borders. This sentiment was affirmed in NY-09s special election to replace disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner a contest in a heavily Jewish, pro-Israel district. Bob Turner campaigned...
  • Yiddish for the Goyim

    04/19/2012 8:08:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New Voices ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rachel M. Cohen
    At Johns Hopkins, reviving a dying art In 1970, Cynthia Ozick published an essay suggesting that in light of the rapid decline of Yiddish among American Jewry, English could serve as the new language of the Jews: "a language for our need." Ozick has since retracted this opinion-and yet, the issues that drove to her raise the idea remain: What role, if any, does Yiddish still play for Jews in this country? If it can be maintained, in what form? Tamar Nachmany, a junior at Johns Hopkins University has a compelling new answer to these questions in the form of...
  • Mark Steyn: Exodus (The Second End of European Jewry)

    04/18/2012 12:48:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 4/17/2012 | Mark Steyn
    ...If the flow of information is really controlled by Jews, as the Reverend Jeremiah Wright assured his students at the Chicago Theological Seminary a year or two back, you'd think they'd be a little better at making their media minions aware of one of the bleakest stories of the early 21st century: the extinguishing of what's left of Jewish life in Europe. It would seem to me that the first reaction, upon hearing of a Jewish school shooting, would be to put it in the context of the other targeted schools, synagogues, community centers, and cemeteries. And yet liberal American...
  • 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 groups stunt was...
  • Itamar's Jewish Shepherds Attacked by Arabs on Givat Arnon

    04/12/2012 7:46:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/12 | Gabe Kahn & David Lev
    Two Jewish shepherds from Itamar were injured on the adjacent Arnon Hill (777) on Thursday by a gang of local Arabs wielding clubs and rocks. IDF forces were called to the scene and succeeded in dispersing the Arabs, who were still throwing stones at the shepherds. The scalp of one shepherd was torn open, while the other sustained injuries to his hands and lower body. Both received medical treatment at the scene. Samaria Council head Gershon Mesika said that the incident was a serious one. “It could have ended in a 'lynch' murder by Arabs of the two Jewish farmers....
  • Arab racism prevents peace

    04/10/2012 12:26:11 AM PDT · by PRePublic
    YNet ^ | April 4, 2012 | Giulio Meotti
    Arab racism prevents peace Op-ed: Hebron house dispute highlights Arab desire for Middle East free of any Jewish presence Giulio Meotti Published: 04.04.12, 11:32 / Israel Opinion The invisible headlines go beyond the settlers who bought a house near Hebron's Cave of the Patriarchs. The real story is not about home ownership; rather, it's at the very core of the Mideastern conflict. While Israel is not "Arabrein" (Jewish citizens live with their fellow Arab citizens and neither they nor anyone else suggests they are "an obstacle to peace"), a Nazi-like ideology sees the entire State of Israel as an alien...
  • THE EXULTET: Liturgical Treasure of the Easter Vigil

    04/07/2012 3:53:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Homiletic & Pastoral Review ^ | April 6, 2012 | DR WILLIAM LUCKEY
    The Exultet is a very lengthy, yet beautiful proclamation of the resurrection of Christ, resembling Haggadah, the great proclamation in the Jewish Pascal supper.The deacon singing the Exultet at Easter VigilThe Benedictine theologian of liturgy, Cyprian Vagaggini, points out that there are certain attitudes, surprisingly, within the church today, which have muddled the understanding of Easter. First, there is a positivist-historicist mentality which kind of tricked us into seeing the resurrection of Christ separately from his passion, and, then, his passion and death separately from his resurrection, and, both of these, separate from the sacraments. There is also a “juridic...
  • Poll: Majority of U.S. Jews Still Support Obama

    04/03/2012 9:15:43 PM PDT · by Rabin · 66 replies
    israel national news ^ | 4/4/2012, | Elad Benari
    The survey, conducted among 1,004 American Jews by the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute, found that Obama has the same level of support, 62 percent, among American Jewish voters as during a comparable point in the 2008 race. Obama administration is blaming Israel for the recent rise in global crude oil prices. The rise in fuel prices is deemed as harming the U.S. economy and has also hurt Obama in the polls Of Jews who supported Obama in 2008, an overwhelming majority, 86 percent, say they would like to see him re-elected
  • Jihad in France Just Beginning

    04/02/2012 5:00:55 PM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 2, 2012 | Guy Millire
    The Obin Report showed a deep infiltration by radical Islam into the vast majority of French schools and a vitriolic hatred for Jews. What the Report showed was so alarming that the text was not initially disclosed. Nobody dares to say that more than thirty mosques all over the country broadcast incendiary remarks that have nothing to do with the teachings of Islam, and that the same remarks are received daily on television by tens of thousands of Muslims in France through the Arabic version of Al Jazeera. The Congress of the French branch of the Muslim Brotherhood...
  • Arab church that backs Israel shuttered by Palestinian Authority

    03/31/2012 7:51:27 PM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    whyisrael ^ | 19 March 2012
    By Ryan Jones.. The First Baptist Church in Bethlehem was ordered closed by the Palestinian Authority on Saturday, according to Rabbi Russell Resnik of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Resnik reported the incident after meeting with Pastor Steven Khoury, the son of First Baptists head pastor, Naim Khoury.
  • When the ugly truth comes out 'Arab-Muslims target Jews, for being Jews'

    03/27/2012 1:29:06 AM PDT · by Milagros · 5 replies
    Specific obviousclear cases of targeting Jews for the sole reason of being Jewish[Where they have difficulties masking it under some "struggle" crap].* The June 1976 Entebbe operation, where Arab Palestinian terrorists [PFLP] with German extremists, [were selecting out Jewish names] separated Jews from non-Jews, and held the Jews cative for seven days, until Israeli commando freed them."Israeli Couple Hails Impact Of Entebbe."Miami News - Aug 25, 1976By William TuckerMiami News Reporterhttp://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DZUzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QuoFAAAAIBAJ&pg=899,1361933"Court Won't Revive Entebbe Damage Suit."The Hour - May 3, 1979http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1916&amp;dat=19790503&id=9cU0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=8m0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2612,340432---* 1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, Arab-Palestinian terrorists single out American tourist Leon Klinghoffer, beacuse he was Jewish."U.S. Refuses Palestinian Demand...
  • Egypt Declares Israel Number One Enemy

    03/26/2012 2:38:58 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies · 4+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2012 | John Semmens
    The success of Egypts Arab Spring rolled on to yet another triumph as that countrys parliament renounced the possibility that it could ever be an ally of Israel. Instead, Israel was declared Egypts number one enemy. Following this development, President Obama announced the restoration of US military aid to Egypt. Israel is a very powerful country in that region, Obama explained. If Egypt is to have any chance against them it is imperative that we extend as much military assistance as we can. The President acknowledged that his decision probably wont go over well with some of Israels more strident...
  • The Arab-Muslim, Mohammed Merah's racist 'school massacre' - news summary

    03/25/2012 10:35:48 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Compiled from various News Sources
    March 19, 2012 Mohammed Merah's "Jewish school massacre." An Arab-Muslim "gunman" murders a Rabbi and 3 children outside Jewish school in Toulouse, France. He took aim at victims and chased some into schoolyard.[*] He shot at such close range that the gunfire burned the skin.[*] The killer got off his motor bike to grab an eight-year-old girl and shoot her in the head. He picked her up -as she was bleeding- shot her in the head again, to make sure she died.[*]. He also filmed his crimes for sick-kicks.[*]Muslim fanatic... was so proud of his unspeakably evil work that...
  • Security raised at Jewish schools in Sweden

    03/22/2012 11:32:50 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/20/2012 | AFP/The Local
    <p>Security has been tightened at Jewish schools in Sweden after the murder of three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in France is suspected to be the work of a serial killer.</p> <p>"We have raised it (security) a little extra in places where we have children and young people," Lena Posner-Koeroesi, who heads the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, told the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.</p>
  • France clears three neo-Nazi suspects in Jewish school shooting

    03/20/2012 5:02:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3-20-12 | Michal Shmulovich
    "Police now looking into whether killer was Islamic extremist" P olice have cleared three neo-Nazi suspects in the killing of three schoolchildren and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France. The suspects were former soldiers who were discharged from duty for neo-Nazi activity in 2008. All three were interrogated by the police. French authorities now believe the killer was motivated by Islamic extremism or racism, Israel Radio reported.
  • No Kugel for you! (Big Brother Bloomberg bans food donations)

    03/19/2012 1:31:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 19, 2012 | JEFF STIER
    So much for serving the homeless. The Bloomberg administration is now taking the term “food police” to new depths, blocking food donations to all government-run facilities that serve the city’s homeless.In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans. For over a decade, Glenn Richter and his wife, Lenore, have led a team of food-delivery volunteers from Ohab Zedek, the Upper West Side Orthodox...
  • A Jewish Take on the New Testament

    03/12/2012 7:21:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 3/4/12 | Carl E. Olson
    Jewish scholars provide insights that could advance knowledge, dialogue between the Church and JudaismOver the years I have used many different commentaries, study Bibles and related reference works. The majority of these helpful texts have been written by Catholic scholars, with numerous others produced by Protestant publishers, along with a few from Eastern Orthodox writers. And in my studies of the Old Testament, I have used several works by Jewish scholars. But until now, there hasnt been a volume quite like The Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford University Press, $35), a work, as the co-editors note in their preface, that...
  • Jeremiah Wright on Derrick Bell, Jesus, and the Jews: A Sermon Obama Could Not Have Missed

    03/11/2012 8:37:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/11/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    In one sermon, which Wright published in 1995 in a collection entitled Africans Who Shaped Our Faith: A Study of 10 Biblical Personalities, Wright referred specifically to Bell's protest against Harvard--the same protest that Obama supported in a video released by Breitbart.com last week. The sermon repeats the main doctrine of Bell's Critical Race Theory--that the United States was founded on racism, and that America remains irredeemably racist. Wright also attacked "Jewish lawyers," comparing the Jews of Jesus's time to "Klansmen" and describing Jesus as a racial provocateur: Jesus is a perfect model for the best type of faith. Jesus...
  • Jews endured and survived all the genocidal 'Hamans' since slavery in Egypt...

    03/07/2012 8:23:35 AM PST · by PRePublic · 15 replies
    Jews [Hebrews/Israelites] endured and survived all the genocidal 'Hamans' since slavery in Egypt... * Pharaoh (his decree to throw all Hebrew children into the river, as written in Exodus). * Haman (wished to annihilate all Jews, men women and children, as elaborated in Esther). * Hitler (wishing to "erase" the Jewish ethnicity/origin). * [Arab-Islamic Mufti of "Palestine"] Haj Amin al-Husseini (from his "holy" nazi sermons in Berlin during WW2: "Kill all Jews, weherever you find them, this pleases Allah..") * Rafsanjani/Ahmadinejad/Khamenei (Rafsanjani: "One bomb is enough to destroy all Israel"; Ahmadinejad: "Wipe off map;" Khamenei: "cancerous... must be cut").
  • 'Iran ready to wipe Israel off the map'

    02/26/2012 3:31:57 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 35 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | Published: 02.24.12, 23:32 | Dudi Cohen
    Tehran's deputy defense minister warns Jerusalem against strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, says 'any action by Zionist regime will bring about its destruction' As speculations over a possible strike on Iran's nuclear facilities grow, the Islamic Republic is exacerbating its rhetoric. Deputy Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi on Friday warned Israel against mounting such an attack: "Any act by the Zionist regime against Iran will bring about its destruction." Hezbollah, he added, "Is at the forefront of the fight against Israel and it is growing stronger by the day."
  • The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World [Christian Winter update]

    02/26/2012 12:34:36 AM PST · by Milagros · 3 replies
    TheDailyBeast/NewsWeek ^ | Feb 6, 2012 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    From one end of the muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith. (Page 1 of 3) We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Springs fight against tyranny. But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is underwayan unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm. The portrayal of Muslims as victims or heroes is at best partially accurate. In recent years the...
  • Israel Seeks to End Ancient African Jewish Custom

    01/18/2012 9:35:37 AM PST · by marshmallow · 60 replies
    AP via Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald ^ | 1/18/12 | Daniel Estrin
    ASHKELON, Israel -- Israel is closing the books on a rare millennia-old Jewish tradition. Nearly three decades after Israel began airlifting Ethiopia's ancient Jewish community out of the Horn of Africa, Israel's rabbis are now working to phase out the community's white-turbaned clergy, the kessoch, whose unusual religious practices are at odds with the rabbinate's Orthodox Judaism. The effort has added to the sense of discrimination felt by Israel's 120,000 Ethiopian citizens. These sentiments boiled over this month after a group of landlords in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi refused to accept Ethiopians as tenants.The move has prompted large...
  • Egyptian Pres. Candidate..States If Not for Holocaust, Jews Would Have Annihilated the Germans

    02/20/2012 9:41:09 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 25 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2-9-12 | Al-Faraeen TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian presidential candidate Tawfiq Okasha, owner of Al-Faraeen TV, which aired on Al-Faraeen TV on February 9, 2012: Tawfiq Okasha: Hitler's principle was that the best race must become master of the world, and must spread worldwide. Hitler established German Nazism on this, in order to rule and own the world. On the other hand, we find that this is precisely the same philosophy as that of the Israelites and the Jews, who say: We are the Semitic people, we are the best people in the world, and we must rule and own...
  • Muslims stone Christians on Temple Mount

    02/19/2012 6:33:08 PM PST · by Milagros · 44 replies · 2+ views
    IsraelToday ^ | February 19, 2012
    A mob of some 50 Palestinian Muslims stoned a group of Christian tourists atop Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Sunday morning. Three of the Israeli police officers who acted to protect the Christian group were wounded by the stone-throwers. Police arrested 11 Palestinians, several of them minors, for their role in the attack. The attack is believed to have been instigated by the former Muslim mufti of Jerusalem, Ekrama Sabri, who told Palestinian media over the weekend that Jewish groups were planning to break into the mosques that occupy the holy compound and desecrate them. Sabri urged all local Muslims to...
  • Mormons apologize for posthumous baptism of parents of Jewish rights advocate Wiesenthal

    02/15/2012 6:03:57 AM PST · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    AP/Washington Post ^ | Feb. 14, 2012
    ...Mormon church leaders apologized to the family of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal after his parents were posthumously baptized, a controversial ritual that Mormons believe allows deceased people a way to the afterlife but offends members of many other religions. Wiesenthal died in 2005 after surviving the Nazi death camps and spending his life documenting Holocaust crimes and hunting down perpetrators who remained at large. Jews are particularly offended by an attempt to alter the religion of Holocaust victims, who were murdered because of their religion, and the baptism of Holocaust survivors was supposed to have been...
  • Obama Wrong on Birth Control Coverage ("Betrays 'Tikkun Olam'" says the JEWISH DAILY FORWARD!)

    02/14/2012 9:55:33 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | Feb 10, 2012 | Noam Neusner
    Say what you will about the principle of tikkun olam, but you cant confuse it for something else. This central tenet of liberal Judaism means only one thing: Fix the world as it is, and you will be serving God. Feed the hungry. Heal the sick. Mend a broken heart. End war. Stop injustice. These are acts that focus the Jew on problems of collective pain. Tikkun olam creates a mission for the Jew to go out into the world and solve problems. Whether the repair work is any good is debatable; that the mission is divinely inspired is...
  • How a life-risking act by a Christian family during the Holocaust saved a family

    02/13/2012 7:58:37 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/13/2012 | Binyamin Rose
    Crammed uncomfortably in the front seat of a van, forced to sit at a 45-degree angle to avoid a head-on collision between my knees and the gear box, I'm surprised and relieved when my seatmate notices my pained grimace and graciously offers to share his legroom. "Stretch your legs out, there's room here," says Rabbi Yitzchok Meyer Landau, the spiritual leader of the famed Khal Veretzky (fondly known as "Rav Landau's") at the corner of Avenue L and East 9th Street in Midwod, Brooklyn. Sharing tight quarters is part of the Landau heritage, as I would soon see for myself....
  • Obamas Israel Problem Cause of Democrat Losses Among Jews

    02/03/2012 7:43:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    As Florida voters went to the polls on Tuesday, those journalists trolling for evidence of a shift in the Jewish vote seized on a slight decline in Jewish turnout in the Republican primary as proof the GOP hadnt made much progress. Those who did so were mistaken, because the sample size was so small and the willingness of Jews to change registration to vote in a primary isnt indicative of how theyll actually vote in November. But a new Pew Research Poll released this afternoon about party affiliation provides clear proof that a long-awaited shift among Jews away from the...
  • In liberal New York City, fervently-Orthodox Jews may soon be getting a district to call their own

    01/29/2012 9:33:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/29/12 | Yochonon Donn
    BROOKLYN A revised New York State Senate map released yesterday would, if approved, put the Orthodox and Chassidic neighborhoods of Boro Park and Flatbush into a single exclusive district, guaranteeing to shake up the political landscape. (Snip) The proposed district is the second most conservative in the state. During the 2008 presidential campaign, for example, Republican John McCain won 60 percent of its vote.