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  • Orthodox Rabbis Issue Groundbreaking Declaration Affirming ‘Partnership’ With Christianity

    12/20/2015 11:45:00 AM PST · by amorphous · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A group of prominent Orthodox rabbis in Israel, the United States and Europe have issued a historic public statement affirming that Christianity is "the willed divine outcome and gift to the nations" and urging Jews and Christians to "work together as partners to address the moral challenges of our era." "Jesus brought a double goodness to the world," the statement reads. "On the one hand he strengthened the Torah of Moses majestically" and on the other hand "he removed idols from the nations," instilling them "firmly with moral traits."
  • 7News obtains photo believed to be teen accused of murdering rabbi

    12/14/2015 7:24:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WSVN (Miami, FL) ^ | December 14, 2015
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- A disturbing photo that may be of a teen accused of killing a rabbi from New York in 2014 was uncovered Monday, by 7News. Law enforcement sources believe it shows Deandre Charles holding a semi-automatic weapon. The photo was obtained from a Facebook page under the name of Papito L. Franklins, which law enforcement sources believe, is a social media nickname used by Charles. The photo and page were both deleted hours after his arrest last week.
  • Far-right settler rabbi: Paris attacks are payback for the Holocaust

    11/16/2015 8:57:17 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | JPost.com Staff
    A religious Zionist from a Jewish settlement on the West Bank told mourners on Saturday during the funeral of an Israeli father and son gunned down by Palestinian terrorists that the attacks in Paris were deserved due to what Europeans "did to our people 70 years ago." The quote from Dov Lior, the chief rabbi of the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba, was first reported by the Walla! news agency. "The wicked ones in blood-soaked Europe deserve it for what they did to our people 70 years ago," Lior said.
  • Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea

    08/23/2015 6:08:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Jewish Press ^ | August 22nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    Rabbi Shimon Elharar, director of Chabad of Dead Sea, was stopped in traffic by a force greater than his car.Traffic horror stories in Israel are famous, and driving on highways in the Holy Land is reserved only for the brave at heart. It is well known that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries are among the bravest rabbis in the world, of course. Last week even Chabad of Dead Sea director Rabbi Shimon Elharar met his match, running into a massive traffic jam on the highway alongside the Dead Sea. Its not only in Tel Aviv that one has to worry about getting stuck,...
  • PRO-KORAN REFORM RABBI YOFFIE SAYS TORAH CAUSES TERRORISM

    08/04/2015 8:01:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/04/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    A few years ago "Rabbi" Eric Yoffie, a Reform clergyman spoke at an Islamic Society of North America convention, an anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood organization that supported Hamas, and denounced Dennis Prager for criticizing the Koran. At ISNA, Eric Yoffie sanctimoniously warned that... There exists in this country among all Americans whether Jews, Christians, or non-believers a huge and profound ignorance about Islam. It is not that stories about Islam are missing from our media; there is no shortage of voices prepared to tell us that fanaticism and intolerance are fundamental to Islamic religion, and that violence and...
  • Rabbis car set on fire outside Chabad synagogue (Los Angeles)

    06/25/2015 11:17:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Jewish Journal, Los Angeles ^ | 6/25/15 | Ryan Torok
    Security cameras at Chabad of Mt. Olympus show two individuals vandalizing a Hyundai Sonata belonging to Rabbi Sholom Rodal, the Chabads rabbi, at 2 a.m. on the morning of June 24, according to Rodal as well as a police official. The two were caught on camera setting the car on fire. It was parked outside of the Rodal home on a residential street in Laurel Canyon where the home, which also serves as a synagogue, is located. Rodal said prayer books and tefillin that were in the car were destroyed, but he said nothing was stolen from the vehicle. At...
  • Rabbi accused of molestation caught on video in questionable act

    06/23/2015 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | Jun 22, 2015 6: | wsvn
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Surveillance video has surfaced that may show a South Florida rabbi accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl, giving a parent an envelope believed to contain money to stay quiet over the entire ordeal. The video, taken from a Miami Beach restaurant, appears to show a man who witnesses identified as Rabbi Steve Karro, sitting next to a woman and handing her an envelope. The woman's child, according to Miami Beach Police, was molested by Karro. They said he kissed the girl on the neck and touched her backside. A closer look at the video...
  • Can Christians Believe in Science and the Resurrection?

    04/03/2015 8:05:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/03/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    WASHINGTON — Was the resurrection of Jesus Christ an anti-scientific event? This question was discussed at a March 13 conference on science and religion hosted by The American Association for the Advancement of Science's Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.At the end of a panel on "Science Engagement in Congregations," an audience member who identified himself as a rabbi said "the elephant in the room has not been discussed," which he identified as, "that the fundamental basis of Christianity is a violation of nature."He began his remarks by recalling another event he attended at a Presbyterian church. An audience member...
  • D.C. Rabbi Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison On Voyeurism Charges [During Purification Ritual]

    05/16/2015 5:48:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | May 16, 2015 | Keith L. Alexander and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    D.C. Rabbi Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison On Voyeurism Charges By Keith L. Alexander and Sarah Pulliam Bailey May 15 Barry Freundel, the once-influential Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping dozens of women as they prepared for a ritual bath, was sentenced Friday to 6 1 /2 years in prison. His punishment came at the conclusion of an hours-long hearing in D.C. Superior Court, where some of the victims described for Senior Judge Geoffrey Alprin the impact Freundels crimes have had on their lives. You repeatedly and secretly violated the trust your victims had in you, and...
  • French rabbi told to remove kippa at polling station

    03/31/2015 9:53:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    ynet ^ | 3/30/15 | Tali Farkash
    The chief rabbi of the French city of Toulouse, Harold Avraham Weill, was ordered Sunday to remove his kippa inside a polling station before voting in the city's local elections. The demand was made by a polling clerk from the Left Front coalition, according to a report by Russian news site Russia Today. France prohibits wearing religious symbols, such as crucifixes, Jewish skullcaps and Muslim headscarves, in state schools. However, the law does not apply in cases in which schools are used as polling stations during the Election Day. The incident on Sunday marked the first time the law was...
  • Miami Man Arrested for Threatening to BEHEAD RABBI Outside Synagogue

    03/10/2015 6:20:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/15 | Jim Hoft
    Charr threatened to behead the rabbi outside his synagogue. Local 10 reported: A man is facing charges after harassing a rabbi outside the Ohev Shalom Congregation in Miami Beach, police said. According to the arrest report, Diego Chaar, 24, first yelled out Allahu akbar, which is translated from Arabic as God is great or God is greater. Police said the Rabbi David Weberman and a witness ignored Chaar, at which point he yelled, Heads will be cut off and I will cut your head off. The victim feared for his life at that point and called 911. The witness followed...
  • Barry Freundel, Rabbi Charged With Voyeurism, Appears in Court

    01/16/2015 9:55:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 16, 2015 | James Doubek and Chris Gordon
    Barry Freundel, Rabbi Charged With Voyeurism, Appears in Court By James Doubek and Chris Gordon View Comments (0) | Email | Print At a status hearing prosecutors requested more time to review evidence in the case against former Kesher Israel Rabbi Barry Freundel, who's accused of secretly recording women in a sacred bath. (Published Friday, Jan 16, 2015) Jan 16, 2015 Jewish women demonstrated Friday outside the D.C. courthouse where an Orthodox rabbi accused of secretly videotaping women taking a ritual bath was appearing, as prosecutors sought to scour his computers for more possible victims. Barry Freundel, 63, is...
  • Egypts ban on Jewish festival is a reflection of nations attitudes

    01/20/2015 12:24:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 18, 2015, 7:00 AM | Laura King
    Not so long ago, this time of year would have brought the echo of songs and chants to the winding streets of this somnolent village in Egypts Nile Deltajoyous celebrations honoring a 19th-century Jewish sage. In its heyday, the festival drew thousands of Jewish pilgrims paying tribute at the tomb of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira, a revered Moroccan holy man who died in Egypt while on a pilgrimage to what is now Israel. Although the celebrations had been all but extinct for a few years, an Egyptian court in December formally outlawed the festival marking the rabbis birth date, which this...
  • Nat'l Orthodox Jewish group rejects wholesale demonization of Muslims after Teaneck rabbis blog..

    12/04/2014 6:33:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 11.27.14 | JIM NORMAN
    The Orthodox Union, the umbrella organization for Orthodox Jewish congregations throughout the United States, has responded to an Internet blog post by a Teaneck rabbi and criticized it for what it called wholesale demonization of Muslims. The rabbi, Steven Pruzansky of the Bnai Yeshurun congregation, the largest orthodox synagogue in Teaneck, had posted a blog calling for a harsh response by Israel to Palestinian terrorists, including the destruction of entire villages found to be the homes of two or more attackers. We cannot countenance a response to terror that resorts to wholesale demonization, advocates for the collective punishment of Israeli...
  • Rabbis keeping distance from Teaneck rabbi's online post

    12/04/2014 6:36:46 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.24.14 | JIM NORMAN
    Orthodox rabbis have distanced themselves from a Teaneck rabbi who wrote in an online blog post that Israel should permanently prohibit the creation of a Palestinian state, destroy the headquarters of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and jail Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas as a war criminal. Writing in his blog last Friday, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky also called for Israel to deport relatives of terrorists, up to and including first cousins, and destroy their homes, and if a second terrorist is found in a village to destroy that village and deport all its residents. Pruzansky, who leads the Bnai Yeshurun congregation,...
  • Riots in Ferguson USA-A Quiet Murder in Miami

    08/22/2014 4:48:10 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jack Englehard
    A week before Ferguson, Missouri, something else happened From Miami, there is still no word on who shot and killed Rabbi Joseph Raksin. The Brooklyn rabbi, 60, father of six children, a leader at New Yorks Crown Heights Orthodox Community, was murdered in broad daylight as he was walking to Sabbath services in the neighborhood of Miami-Dades Congregation Torah VEmunah. Two suspects remain at large. The rabbis kin insist that the killing was a hate crime. Police refuse to name it as such. They say it was a robbery gone bad unlikely on the Sabbath when pious Jews carry...
  • Miami Rabbi Shot and KIlled on His Way to Synagogue this Morning

    08/09/2014 3:41:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 87 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 9, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    The Rabbi of a Miami Beach synagogue was murdered earlier today on his way to synagogue. The Rabbid was shot dead oin cold block only two blocks away from the synagogue that was defaced with Hamas, swastikas and Jew hatred last week after a Hamas-CAIR hate demo.
  • After fifth attack at home, a Dutch chief rabbi says hed leave if not for job

    08/06/2014 7:30:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    JTA ^ | 8/5/14 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands (JTA) After the latest attack on his home, Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs sat down on his couch, picked up the phone and made three calls. A chief rabbi of the Netherlands, Jacobs first phoned police and a Jewish community leader to tell them that late on the night of July 17, just over a week after the onset of the latest round of hostilities between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, four bricks were hurled through a window of his home. It was the fifth time in recent years that Jacobs residence had been attacked. Then Jacobs called...
  • Going Home

    07/24/2014 4:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- "Goin' Home." It keeps going around and around in my head as we drive around my old home town -- the slow, sweet musical theme Dvorak used for the largo in his New World symphony. By writing lyrics for it, a gifted pupil of his turned it into a kind of modern Negro spiritual, putting into words the plaintive, elegiac spirit of the music -- and the longing felt by anyone homesick for an irretrievable past: Goin' home, goin' home, I'm a-goin' home; Quiet-like, some still day, I'm jes' goin' home. It's not far, jes' close...
  • Pope phones rabbi, offers condolences over murder Israeli teens murder

    07/02/2014 1:11:43 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 14 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/2/14 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope Francis telephoned Romes chief rabbi to personally express his sadness over the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found June 30 in Hebron, West Bank. Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni said the pope phoned him at home late in the afternoon July 1 and said: Good evening. This is Pope Francis. I wanted to personally express my sadness for the death of the three youths. The rabbi told Romes Il Messaggero newspaper he was surprised since the Vatican press office had already published a strong statement condemning the murders of the boys who were kidnapped in mid-June...
  • Neo-Nazis may turn Ukraine into new Lebanon, Israeli rabbi says

    05/08/2014 2:46:20 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 62 replies
    Vestnik Kavkaza ^ | 5/8/2014 | Staff
    Israeli rabbi Michael Finkel says the Jewish community is on high alert because of the influence of the neo-Nazi's within Kiev's temporary government. "This is Right Sector. This is the peole who are marching in Nazi uniforms with SF on their arms and on their military uniforms," Finkel says. According to the rabbi, it is possible that Ukraine could turn into a country similar to Lebanon. "In Lebanon, there's an official government and there is Hezbollah, which is a terrrorist organization linked to the government. They're members of the parliament, and there's a Hezbollah militia over thre, a separate army,...
  • Did A Lone Rabbi Mean to Ban Christmas Trees?

    12/11/2006 8:14:08 AM PST · by beaversmom · 492 replies · 7,506+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2006 | Michael Medved
    Theres an outrageous story out of Seattle (my home base) that shows the way that good intentions can occasionally produce disgusting results. Because of the prevailing climate of political correctness, a decent guy and honorable clergyman looks like a horses rear end and has provoked appropriate indignation from millions of people. According to misleading news stories featured prominently in newspapers and on TV (including KING 5 TV News): All 15 Christmas trees inside the main terminal at Sea Tac Airport (Seattle-Tacoma International) have been removed in response to a complaint by a rabbi. A rabbi wanted to install an eight-foot...
  • Tongues of Fire ~ Pillars of Light

    12/08/2013 4:43:22 PM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jedediah
    My gifts are "ALIVE" in you though some have forgotten, They have not died with the Apostles For My Fruit can not rotten, "My Spirit is Eternal " and Desires to renew ( ( ) ) ~ ( ( ) ), The Day of Pentecost to "ARISE IN YOU" \!/ So raise up your hands \o/ and begin to receive ! You Shall do greater things if you just believe , I AM "HAS" sent you so will you stand up and go ?! For I AM your Talent so let my freedom within you Flow ~ ~ ~ I...
  • The Answer to Knockout the Jew: Karate Rabbi

    12/02/2013 1:13:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 12/02/2013 | Tibbi Singer -
    I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target, says , says Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, who is a Karate black belt. Rabbi Sensei Gary Moskowitz, 56, grew up in Soundview section of the Bronx and took up Karate to protect himself. As one of the few Jewish kids in the neighborhood, Gary was beaten up a lot. Now hes reaching out to city Jews who are being targeted by the Knockout the Jew criminals. I wore a yarmulke, and I was a target, he told the NY Post. I was once dragged up six stories to a rooftop by...
  • Rabbi finds $98,000 in desk bought off Craigslist

    11/12/2013 7:00:03 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 11, 2013
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., A Connecticut rabbi who purchased a desk for less than $200 on Craigslist said he found $98,000 in cash hidden inside. Rabbi Noah Muroff of New Haven said he and his wife brought the desk home and discovered it would not fit through the door of their office without being disassembled, WTNH-TV, New Haven, reported Monday. "Behind the drawers there is this plastic bag, like a shopping," Muroff said. "In the bag, I could already see through the bag, it looks like a one hundred dollar bill. "We open it up and it's full of cash. And...
  • The (Catholic) Extremists, the Pope, and the Rabbi

    10/10/2013 2:45:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Gerard Nadal ^ | October 10, 2013 | Gerard M. Nadal
    It is axiomatic in physics that opposite charges attract one another and like charges repel. If a human analog were in operation, then one would expect the extreme left wing and the extreme right wing in the Church to be hopelessly in love. Nothing could be further from the truth, as the disdain approaches rabid levels between the two. As is so often the case, the laws of nature are very much in force, though the appearance may suggest otherwise.It isn’t that the extreme left and extreme right of the Catholic Church are different. It is the case that they...
  • UKs new Chief Rabbi: Bible clearly teaches marriage is between one man and one woman

    09/05/2013 6:19:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4Sept13 | Thaddeus Baklinksi
    Orthodox Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, who replaced Lord Jonathan Sacks as Chief Rabbi of Britain and the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth on Sunday, said he would maintain traditional Jewish values, including support for natural marriage, while stressing that he wants all Jews to find a home and feel comfortable in orthodox synagogues. We have a clear Biblical definition of marriage which is the union of one man and one woman and through that we value traditional family life," Rabbi Mirvis told the BBC in an interview before Sundays installation ceremony.
  • Rabbi Gives First Account of Shooting in Dagestan

    08/01/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Chabad.org ^ | 7/28/13 | staff
    Rabbi Ovadia Isakov, Chabad-Lubavitch emissary and chief rabbi of Derbent in the Republic of Dagestan, gave his first account of a shooting that he said was motivated by anti-Semitism as his condition continued to improve following emergency surgery in Israel. Although Isakov had trouble speaking, he briefly confirmed that he was returning from performing a ritual slaughter for kosher meat when he was attacked late Thursday evening. "There was one man waiting for me, Isakov said, and as I was entering my house he shot me. He did not say anything and did not ask for anything. I do not...
  • Borderline views: The shame of the elections for chief rabbi

    07/08/2013 11:52:31 PM PDT · by sf4dubya · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 8, 2013 | David Newman
    It has always been questionable whether Israel required a chief rabbinate. It has never represented more than a small section of the population the majority of secular Israel have no desire for such an institution, while the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) population the most rapidly growing sector of the countrys Jewish population do not recognize its authority. ... To put it in its simplest religious terms, the fight to determine who will be Israels next set of chief rabbis has been nothing short of a chilul Hashem a desecration of Gods name. ... What has been going on...
  • Israels Chief Rabbi Metzger Arrested

    06/22/2013 1:43:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    MWC News ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | Gilad Atzmon
    Rabbi Metzger is probed for bribery andmoney laundering. Israeli National Fraud Squad raided the home and offices of Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yonah Metzger yesterdayand questioned him under caution for ten hours, as part of a bribery, fraud, money-laundering and breach-of-trust case. Metzger was later released. The chief Rabbiis now under house arrest. Chief Rabbi Metzger is forbidden to enter his offices, leave the country or make contact with any of the other suspects in the case.
  • 100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight for being too rowdy

    06/05/2013 4:04:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 122 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-4-2013 | Associated Press
    A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off a flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones. The teenagers, all seniors at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, in Brooklyn, were ordered off the AirTran flight around 6 a.m. Monday as it sat at a gate at LaGuardia Airport. AirTran's parent company, Southwest Airlines, said in a statement that flight attendants asked passengers several times to take their seats and put their mobile devices away. The airline...
  • Escapee from psychiatric hospital slashes rabbi, son with box-cutter outside Paris synagogue

    04/25/2013 10:17:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    AP Via Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2013
    PARIS An escapee from a psychiatric institution slashed a rabbi and his son with a box-cutter on Tuesday, prompting witnesses to tackle and subdue the attacker after a chase through a Paris synagogue, officials said. --snip-- The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which monitors anti-Semitic incidents worldwide, said in a statement that the assailant screamed Allah-u-Akbar or God is great during the attack.
  • Some residents call for Ga. senators to support gun bill (usual suspects)

    04/12/2013 5:46:05 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 9 replies
    foxatlanta ^ | 4/12/13 | Trey Thomas
    ATLANTA - From Washington to metro Atlanta, gun control supporters have put pressure on Georgia's senators to support the compromise bill. At the same time, gun owners are making their voices heard right here at home. Rabbi Elana Perry of Temple Sinai led a roundtable discussion to pressure Georgia's senators into supporting the new background check bill on Thursday. "Many of their constituents support university background checks. So, I really think that lots of pressure should be put on them at this time. And I just hope that they'll be listening," said Perry. She's not alone. Tamara Stevens is a...
  • "The Harbinger' appears just as Obama's party begins!

    01/10/2013 1:41:01 PM PST · by wesagain · 45 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 10, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    "Inauguration Day or Judgment Day?"In the early morning hours of Jan. 21, the day President Obama is scheduled to be inaugurated, the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast will be sounding a powerful warning to Washington, D.C., to in the words of its keynote speaker turn from its prideful ways or face the judgment of God. Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, the controversial author of The Harbinger the startling New York Times bestseller that claims the U.S. is receiving the same divine warnings ancient Israel once did and following the same path to destruction has been chosen to deliver...
  • School principal angry after rabbi give students free lunch and speech

    02/16/2013 6:17:44 AM PST · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | David Ross
    Many high school students enjoyed free lunch given to them by a local rabbi and while they were eating they listened to a lecture from the rabbi. Students at Great Neck North High School can hang out at fast food restaurants, go to the houses without supervision or do almost anything they want for lunch. But listening to a Torah lecture in an Orthodox Jewish synagogue should require parental consent, according to the school.
  • Dems get slapped again: Dem Rabbi benediction mentions 'golden capital of Jerusalem'

    09/06/2012 4:09:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/6/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    How's this for a slap in the face? At the Democratic National Convention, Rabbi David Wolpe slips the 'golden capital of Jerusalem' into the benediction. Let's go to the videotape. Listen closely around the 2:25 mark (Hat Tip: Gary P).
  • Rabbi Attacked by Soccer Fans in Vienna

    09/01/2012 11:56:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 9/1/12 | staff
    A rabbi was attacked over the weekend in Vienna, Austria, by local soccer fans. According to local media reports, the fans, who were on their way to a game, met Rabbi Schlomo Hoffmeister and screamed at him, Move, Jew - Jews out, Heil Hitler. According to the rabbi, they also saluted with the Nazi salute. Rabbi Hoffmeister claimed that police officers standing nearby refused to intervene. When he asked for their help, they reportedly replied, Its just soccer. Local police later said they will investigate the claims and will work to catch both the police officers and the fans who...
  • Savage: Muslims attack Rabbi and his six-year-old daughter in Berlin

    08/29/2012 9:51:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/29/12 | Pamela Geller
    Islamic Jew hatred. it's holy, it's in the quran. The leader of the Muslim world aligned with Hitler and lived in the lap of luxury (on Hitler's dime) in Berlin from the ages of 1941 to 1945. There he, among other evil actions, made bloodthirsty weekly radio addresses to the Muslim world and axis powers inciting genocide against the Jewish people citing quran chapter and verse. The Mufti al-Husseini was responsible for the death of 400,000 Jewish women and Jewish children at Auschwitz. Alas, some things never change. "Rabbi and six-year-old daughter attacked in Berlin" World Jewish Congress, August 29,...
  • German rabbi circumcision case sparks outrage (criminally charged for performing circumcision)

    08/22/2012 1:19:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/22/2012 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Jewish groups and Israeli politicians on Wednesday lashed out at German authorities after Bavarian prosecutors filed criminal charges against Rabbi David Goldberg for performing a circumcision. The rabbi has been slapped with charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling in May. "The charges laid against a Jewish religious leader for performing a fully legal action is outrageous and a very troubling escalation sending a deeply problematic message to the Jewish community, European Jewish Congress (EJC) President Dr. Moshe Kantor said. It has been many decades since a Jew was charged for...
  • Rabbi Wolfson: Disaster, Redemption May be Near Esteemed U.S.-based rabbi calls on Jews to wake

    08/06/2012 9:49:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/6/12 | Gil Ronen
    Rav Moshe Wolfson of Brooklyn has held an emergency gathering in his community and called upon the members to be strong in Torah and prayer so that the Jewish people will survive the time of tension with Iran. The rabbi noted that the Torah sages predicted that Persia, now called Iran, would one day destroy the world, in the times immediately preceding the Redemption. Rav Wolfson is known as a hassidic "mashpi'a" literally, an influencer a title that refers to rabbis who do not head a hassidic dynasty (chatzer) but have influence outside their own communities. "Our Sages...
  • FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist

    07/23/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 17 replies
    CBN News ^ | Saturday, July 21, 2012
    FBI Knew Fort Hood Shooter Was Islamist CBNNews.com Saturday, July 21, 2012 Texas Rep. Michael McCaul claimed political correctness stopped the FBI from launching what may've been a lifesaving investigation into Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, almost a year before his deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood. After reviewing an independent report by former FBI Director William Webster, McCaul revealed the department knew about disturbing emails between Hasan and a known terrorist, but was reluctant to act. Hasan's 2009 shooting spree left 13 people dead. McCaul, a Texas Republican, said Hasan e-mailed al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki 18 times and expressed...
  • Leading Orthodox rabbi slams Jewish Conservatives gay marriage vote

    06/05/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2012 | ANGELA OBRIEN
    Rabbi Yehuda Levin WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) — After leaders in the Conservative Jewish community voted to officially endorse gay marriage rituals, one leading Orthodox rabbi has said the move is “depraved” and “turning everything holy on its head.” Last week, guidelines for performing same-sex “marriages” were voted on by the Jewish Conservatives’ highest legal body, the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards. The guidelines passed in a 13-0 vote, with one rabbi abstaining. “We acknowledge that these partnerships are distinct from those discussed in the Talmud as ’according to the law of Moses and Israel,’ but...
  • Rabbis speech called hateful (because he expressed Conservative views).

    05/16/2012 1:16:19 PM PDT · by Zetman · 10 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 16, 2012, 05:00 AM | Bill Silverfarb Daily Journal staff
    A rabbis declaration that he is an Islamaphobe and an accompanying speech at a Tea Party forum in San Mateo earlier this month has been called racist and hateful by the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Rabbi Nachum Shifren and all the other candidates for U.S. Senate were invited to a candidates forum May 3 at the American Legion Hall in San Mateo, co-sponsored by the San Mateo County Republican Party and My Liberty, a local Tea Party group. Shifren told a cheering audience, I am an Islamaphobe and everything we need to know about Islam, we...
  • Ted Nugent vs. a deluded Jewish congresswoman

    04/20/2012 3:55:56 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 17 replies
    JEWS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP ^ | April 20th 2012 | Rabbi Dovid Bendory
    Ted Nugent vs. a deluded Jewish congresswoman by Rabbi Dovid Bendory, Rabbinic Director, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. Copyright 2012 JPFO Ted Nugent and Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership go way back. We may not agree with Ted on all of his high-volume pronouncements, but on the Second Amendment, Ted Nugent and JPFO see eye to eye. Chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is presently alleging that Nugent threatened the life of President Barack Hussein Obama. Judge for yourself go here. Wasserman Schultz is one of the leading gun prohibitionists in Congress....
  • Rare Video of Israeli Rabbi in Iran, A rare video shows last years visit to the tomb of Queen

    03/07/2012 9:43:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 3/7/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Rabbi Yisroel Gabbais self-appointed mission is saving Jewish graves all over the world. A rare video shows his visit last year to Iran and the tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai, the central Jewish figures iin the story of Purim, which Jews celebrate this week. A member of the Breslov stream of Chassidism and now living in Israel, Rabbi Gabbai travels with a passport from France, where he was born and married. He has visited Gaza and Lebanon during wars and also has been to Damascus. Rabbi Gabbai wears traditional hareidi religious black clothes and a black hat, with his...
  • Newborn dies after reportedly contracting herpes from controversial circumcision ritual

    03/06/2012 2:57:58 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2012 | Fox News
    A two-week-old infant died at a Brooklyn hospital in September after contracting herpes through a controversial religious circumcision ritual, the New York Daily News reported. As part of the ultra-orthodox Jewish circumcision ritualknown as metzitzah bpehthe rabbi or mohel removes blood from the wound with his mouth. The brit milah (pronounced bris), otherwise known as circumcision, is a rite of passage in the Jewish faith, though different groups follow different sets of procedures. The Rabbinical Council of America endorses the practice of using a sterile glass tube between the mohels mouth and the babys wound for the more orthodox metzitzah...
  • Jewish Week and Rabbi Hammerman Issue Apology (On opinion column about Tim Tebow)

    12/15/2011 2:54:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Lid ^ | 12/15/2011 | Jeff Dunetz
    UPDATE-- I just received this from the Jewish Week: We apologize for posting an Opinion column on Dec. 14 by Rabbi Joshua Hammerman entitled My Problem With Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos quarterback who is an Evangelical Christian. The column, in fact, violated our own standards calling for civility in posting comments on our website. The policy statement notes that name calling in any form will not be tolerated, and comments that denigrate any religion or Jewish religious stream will always be rejected. The column was removed from our website later that day. Rabbi Hammerman is a respected spiritual leader...
  • Rabbi: Next Time, Just Shoot to Kill

    10/18/2011 12:17:25 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/17/2011, 4:57 PM | By Maayana Miskin
    Terrorists should be given the death penalty, whether formally or quietly, says former chief IDF rabbi. Terrorists who spill blood should get the death penalty, former chief IDF rabbi Avichai Ronsky said Monday. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Rabbi Ronsky suggested that if necessary, terrorist murderers could be killed in the field. In many cases, it doesnt need to reach a court, he said. Soldiers could simply shoot to kill instead of doing their utmost to bring terrorists in alive, without giving the matter too much publicity, he explained. It happened in the past, he added.
  • Another "Rabbi" Does the Bidding of Islamic Supremacist Sharia

    09/25/2011 10:13:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/25/11 | Pamela Geller
    We [the Jews], as a people, are cursed, with enemies born of our womb. The cries of tens of millions of Jews who have suffered under the sharia curse "Rabbi" Yanklowitz. This despicable apologist sells out his own people in order to get in good with this century's annihilationist movement, "the in crowd."You will answer to a higher authority, Rabbi. Rabbi Yanklowitz evokes the memory of the Rambam, Maimonides. Maimonides made it clear not only that Islam is not an idolatrous faith, but rather that the Jewish people can learn a lot from Muslim thought (Maachalot 11:7). In addition to...
  • In Israel, rich and famous flock to wonder rabbi

    07/26/2011 3:06:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2011 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    ASHDOD, Israel (AP) A few evenings every month, some of Israel's wealthiest and most powerful people can be found in a living room in this seaside city, waiting to have a few minutes with a rabbi they see as an advisor, guru or miracle worker.Yoshiyahu Pinto is slightly stooped, his long beard and hair unkempt. He looks older than his 38 years, and speaks so softly you have to lean in to hear him. His remarkable rise in recent years has turned this living room of floral-patterned chairs and gilt sofas into an intersection of influence extending to Israel's...