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  • Summer “Hate” Wave: A Pattern of Anti-Jewish Violence

    08/02/2019 2:43:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    First Liberty Institute ^ | August 2, 2019 | Stephanie Taub
    Rabbi Netanel Louie leads the Hebrew Discovery Center, a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Los Angeles county that has endured multiple acts of violence in the past few years. Sadly, the hate against this Jewish community doesn’t seem to stop. Recently, in the middle of the night a vandal threw a can of white paint at the synagogue, defacing the front entrance to the building. This isn’t the first time the Hebrew Discovery Center has been the target of hateful acts because of who they are or what they believe. A couple of years earlier, a man walked in while...
  • When Orthodox Jews oppose followers of Jesus

    06/11/2019 8:45:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 219 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/11/2019 | Michael Brown
    For several decades, I have drawn attention to the Church’s historic persecution of the Jews in Jesus’ name. It is one of the ugliest and longest chapters in Church history, and it cannot be downplayed, forgotten, or ignored. With God’s help, I will continue to call out “Christian” antisemitism wherever I see it today. But I will not ignore Jewish persecution of Christians. It too must be called out. In the Gospels, Jesus and His followers, all of them Jews, were persecuted by hypocritical Jewish leaders, ultimately leading to the Lord’s death on the cross. And that pattern continued in...
  • Jewish Allegiance To God After the Holocaust Has No Precedent

    10/05/2017 5:15:42 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 59 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 5, 2017 | Shmuley Boteach
    Find me one nation that has been more devoted to God throughout history than the Jewish people? Find me one nation that has stuck with God despite pogroms, auto-de-fes, expulsions, inquisitions, ghettoization, non-stop persecution, and, ultimately, the Holocaust. Find me a people that continues to honor the Sabbath, put on tefillin, affix mezuzot, keep kosher, marry in the faith, build synagogues and go to mikveh, even after their parents and grandparents were turned into ash at Auschwitz. Find me one nation, like the State of Israel, that honors the complete rights of its 1.5 million Muslim citizens in the heart...
  • THE MOST PRO-TRUMP JEWS IN AMERICA ... and the secret to beating the Left.

    09/21/2017 7:17:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/21/2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Imagine if the majority of Jews had voted for President Trump while only 13% had voted for Hillary. You don’t have to imagine too hard. Those are the actual numbers among Orthodox Jews. And Orthodox Jews are on track to become the majority among Jews, first in New York, and then nationwide. Trump’s favorables among Orthodox Jews clock in at 71% positive to 27% negative. These numbers come from the 2017 American Jewish Committee’s Survey...
  • NJ millionaires-on-welfare bust: More arrests to come, prosecutor says

    06/29/2017 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    The seven wealthy New Jersey couples, including a rabbi and his wife, who allegedly gamed the system to collect about $2 million in unmerited welfare benefits may just be the tip of the iceberg. “There will be more individuals served charges. We will not be speaking to the timing of those arrests at this time,” a spokesperson for the Ocean County, New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office told FOX Business Thursday.
  • Poll: Most Florida Jews support Clinton (Orthodox support Trump)

    08/29/2016 8:27:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 08/29/16 05:42 | Ben Ariel
    The vast majority of Florida Jews will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the presidential election in November, a new poll has found, according to JTA. Orthodox Jews were the only Florida Jewish demographic to support Trump in the poll, according to the news agency. The poll, conducted by GBA Strategies, found Clinton was beating Trump among Florida Jews, 66 percent to 23 percent. …
  • Study: Ultra-Orthodox will make up half UK's Jews by 2031

    10/18/2015 5:47:32 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/16/2015 | JTA
    Haredi Orthodox Jews will soon account for half of the British Jewish population, according to a study of the kingdom’s Jewis
  • American Orthodox Jews fearful of 'gay marriage' decision

    06/28/2015 5:00:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/28/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Maybe this will be an impetus for American Orthodox Jews to make aliya. There's some real fear going around about the future implications of last week's US Supreme Court decision forcing the states to allow 'gay marriage' and how that might impact Orthodox Jewish institutions. [T]he Orthodox Jewish community has a different view. This was voiced by, among others, the Orthodox Union and the Agudath Israel of America. The latter, in a statement Friday, warned that its members faced “moral opprobrium” and were in danger of “tangible negative consequences” if “they refuse to transgress their beliefs.” To judge by...
  • The NYTimes is Worried About “Orthodox Jewish Beggars”

    10/21/2014 7:30:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:09 PM | Ronn Torossian
    Recently, The New York Times Magazine had an article entitled “The Beggars Of Lakewood”, which I found to be a distorted depiction of the Hareidi-religious Jewish community of Lakewood, New Jersey. The article describes how the people of Lakewood do not turn anyone vetted as needy away. It could—and should—have been called “The Generous Givers of Lakewood.” Because this is a community of Torah scholars who, barring a few, are far from wealthy. Instead, it focuses on those asking for funds. The piece uses the hackneyed stereotype of Jews as money-grubbing beggars—replete with a picture of a black hat surrounded...
  • Worker fired for her 'distracting' figure? (Liberals´war on modesty/religion/morals)

    05/22/2012 7:04:12 AM PDT · by Righting · 72 replies
    GMA/ Yahoo ^ | May 22, 2012 | ASHLEY JENNINGS
    New Jersey Woman Says She Was Fired For Being Too Busty (ABC News) A New Jersey woman says she was fired from her job after her manager told her to "tape her breasts" down, and now has filed suit against the company claiming religious and sexual discrimination. Former data entry worker Lauren Odes said that after two days with Native Intimates, a midtown Manhattan wholesale lingerie company, a supervisor told her the store owners were not happy with her outfit, suggesting it was too "distracting." "When I first started working there, I asked what the dress code was, and I...

    09/14/2011 10:09:27 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 57 replies · 1+ views
    NOM Blog ^ | September 14, 2011 | National Organization for Marriage
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2011 Mary Beth Hutchins or Elizabeth Ray at 703-683-5004 WEPRIN VOTE FOR GAY MARRIAGE COST HIM SEAT IN CONGRESS Washington –The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today released a “flash” survey conducted yesterday among voters of New York’s 9th Congressional District which demonstrates that David Weprin’s support of same-sex marriage was a major factor in his loss to Republican Bob Turner. “This survey demonstrates what many people have been saying for a long time – David Weprin’s vote in favor of same-sex marriage cost him election to the US House,” said Brian Brown, president of...
  • Israeli rabbi pairs gays to lesbians

    09/03/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2011 | TIA GOLDENBERG
    SHILO, West Bank (AP) — Rabbi Arele Harel offers an unconventional solution for Orthodox Jewish gay men who want to raise a conventional family: He fixes them up with Orthodox lesbians. His matchmaking service, which has just gone online, has met criticism on opposing fronts. Orthodox Jewish rabbis say Harel should be doing more to encourage gays and lesbians to try to change their sexual orientation. Liberal religious gay groups see Harel's approach as a ploy to suppress homosexuality.
  • Orthodox rules shield fiends from cops

    07/19/2011 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    ny post ^ | 07.17.11 | LINDA STASI and SUSAN EDELMAN
    The close-knit Orthodox Jewish community insists that rabbis, not the NYPD, get the first phone call about a suspected child abuser. "There are prohibitions and a psychological fear about saying bad things about people or talking about negative things that bring shame," said Long Island psychologist Michael Salamon, author of the upcoming book "Abuse in the Jewish Community. " The taboo had tragic consequences for Motty Borger, 24, who leapt to his death from a Williamsburg hotel the night after his wedding in November 2009. He had confided to relatives that he'd been molested while attending a yeshiva, but they...
  • Joint Orthodox And Ultra-Orthodox Statement Against Same Sex Marriage

    05/29/2011 5:01:20 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 15 replies
    Failed Messiah ^ | May 23, 2011 | Joint Statement
    JOINT STATEMENT May 23, 2011 On the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage, the Orthodox Jewish world speaks with one voice, loud and clear: We oppose the redefinition of the bedrock relationship of the human family. The Torah, which forbids homosexual activity, sanctions only the union of a man and a woman in matrimony. While we do not seek to impose our religious principles on others, we believe the institution of marriage is central to the formation of a healthy society and the raising of children. It is our sincere conviction that discarding the historical definition of marriage would be detrimental...
  • 1,000 Rabbis Joins Vatican Cardinal in Prohibiting Voting for Anti-Life Candidates

    11/01/2010 12:08:44 PM PDT · by topher · 24 replies · 1+ views ^ | November 1, 2010
    Monday November 1, 2010 1,000 Rabbis Joins Vatican Cardinal in Prohibiting Voting for Anti-Life Candidates NEW YORK, November 1, 2010 ( - Rabbi Yehuda Levin, spokesman for the Rabbinical Alliance of America, which represents more than 1000 Rabbis, has on behalf of his organization welcomed and endorsed the recent election-themed statements by American Cardinal-designate, Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Catholic Church's highest court.  In a 25-minute video interview with Catholic Action for Faith and Family, which was broadcast last week on EWTN and other networks, Archbishop Burke stated: “You can never vote for someone who favors absolutely the right to...
  • The Jewish Future, in Black and White (Orthodox Jewish Population Expanding)

    10/09/2009 3:49:50 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 7 replies · 1,319+ views
    The Forward ^ | October 07, 2009 | Uzi Silber
    I’ve seen the future, and it’s black and white. It was a sunny Sunday morning in our Lower East Side community playground, animated by a frenetic blur of whooping kids, my own included. Alone on a bench, I’d neglected to bring a book from home and wasn’t in the mood to socialize with the parents nearby. I opted instead to subject the ad-hoc collection of children to an informal Jewish identity census. Before disclosing the outcome of this thoroughly unscientific survey, it’s important to recall that this neighborhood was once the beating heart of Jewish life in America and the...
  • Navigating Our Ship On The Open Sea: Learning - and Teaching - the Lessons of History

    10/01/2009 7:09:44 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies · 892+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 9/30/'09 | Rabbi Yakov Horowitz
    There is more than a bit of gallows humor in the following Torah thought, which I've heard attributed to several gedolim over the years: Question: Why is it that our children do not ask "Four Questions" on Sukkos? After all, things are far from ordinary - arguably even more so than on Pesach - when we sit down to our first Yom Tov meal outdoors in the sukkah. Answer: Throughout our 2,000-year exile, it was not at all unusual for children to see their families leaving the comfort of their homes and sleeping outdoors. However, when they saw them sitting...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews Riot in Jerusalem

    07/05/2009 3:30:53 PM PDT · by BGHater · 87 replies · 2,067+ views
    VOA ^ | 04 July 2009 | Robert Berger
    Religious Jews have rioted in Jerusalem on the Jewish Sabbath for the second straight week. Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets of Jerusalem, throwing stones and scuffling with police. The demonstrators were protesting the opening of a parking lot on the Sabbath to accommodate an influx of Israeli visitors from around the country to Jerusalem's Old City. Jewish religious law forbids driving on the Sabbath and the Orthodox accuse the secular government and public at large of desecrating the biblical holy day of rest. Some demonstrators chanted that "Sabbath desecrators will die." Riots first erupted last month when...
  • Kosher Google Makes Debut as Koogle

    06/15/2009 3:38:50 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 7 replies · 614+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 15, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Koogle is the name of a new Hebrew-language Internet search engine that allows surfing without getting drowned in sexually explicit and other offensive material. The brainchild of Yossi Altman, Koogle is a pun on the Jewish noodle pudding known as “kugel.” The new search engine maybe a boon to the hareidi religious community, whose rabbis often ban the use of the Internet because of the accessibility to pornography.
  • Koogle search engine aims to make Internet kosher

    06/16/2009 11:45:44 AM PDT · by robert561 · 9 replies · 507+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 6-16-09 | Andrew Abramson
    It sounds like your bubbie's egg noodle casserole, but Koogle - a clever combination of Google and kugel - could play a large part in integrating Orthodox Jews into cyberspace. And it could provide a model of how religious groups from all backgrounds, and secular people looking for a cleaner version of the Internet, could one day view web sites without worrying about R-rated, or even PG-13 material. Koogle, ( the brainchild of Israeli Yossi Altman, aims to give religious Jews a chance to surf the Internet. Altman estimates that about 10-to-15 percent of Israelis are strictly observant Jews who,...