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  • New Jersey Yeshiva Student Goes Missing Near Jerusalem

    08/26/2014 9:09:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    New Jersey lawmakers are alarmed that a Yeshiva student from their state has gone missing near Jerusalem, and urged the State Department to do all it can to locate the young man. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., was hiking in the Jerusalem Forest on Friday when he disappeared. He was in Israel to attend an ultra-Orthodox school. Sofer is the constituent of Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who noted in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday that search teams including Shin Bet have been looking for him since 6 p.m. Friday, to no avail. Today searchers reportedly...
  • A Major Jewish University Is In Danger Of Going Broke Because Of How Much It Lost In Hedge Funds

    06/18/2014 9:35:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/18/2014 | Julia La Roche
    Credit-ratings agency Moody's thinks Yeshiva, a private Jewish university located in New York City, will be broke by next year. Yeshiva lost an estimated $105 million losses with convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, who was also a trustee, but that's not why the university is running out of money. According to an extensive two-year investigation by TakePart's Steven Weiss and The Jewish Channel, the administration blew the school's financial future on bad hedge fund investments over the last decade. At one point before the 2008 financial crisis, the university became allocated 65% in hedge funds, which was the third-highest of...
  • Yesh Atid MK to Piron: Stop support of yeshiva that rejoiced at Sharon's death

    01/12/2014 11:00:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Yesh Atid MK Yoel Razbozov urged Education Minister Shai Piron to stop funding for Torat Hachaim Yeshiva following a message published by the yeshiva rejoicing the passing of former prime minister Ariel Sharon. .....
  • 100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight for being too rowdy

    06/05/2013 4:04:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 122 replies ^ | 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...
  • Haredim advised to emigrate from Israel

    05/13/2013 4:49:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth News ^ | 05.13.13, 14:10 | Moshe Heller
    Dozens of copies of a booklet calling on ultra-Orthodox Jews to emigrate from Israel were handed out last week near the main synagogue in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood, on the backdrop of the battle between Israel’s haredi and secular publics over the attempt to draft yeshiva students to the Israel Defense Forces and introduce core subjects into haredi schools’ curriculum. Although the booklet was written about 15 years ago by Rabbi Moshe Dov Beck of the extreme Eda Haredit faction, it was handed out once again this week in light of the haredi draft issue, which has reached the High...
  • Arabs Brutally Attack US Yeshiva Student in Italy

    01/02/2013 8:40:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 1/2/13 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    A gang of Arabs brutally attacked an American yeshiva student visiting with his family in Venice, Italy, in what local community leaders said was a rare instance of anti-Semitism. The student was knocked unconscious on Tuesday when he strolled late at night in the center of the city. A band of 15 Arab youth pounced on him, dragged him into a dark corner and pummeled him, using sharp weapons. The student lost consciousness, and the attackers fled when a passerby spotted them and called police and medics. The police are investigating, but have but have not caught the attackers. The...
  • Rocket hits Ashdod yeshiva; 1 seriously wounded

    08/18/2011 11:46:49 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 19 Aug 2011 | Shmulik Hadad
    A rocket fired at Ashdod on Friday exploded in the courtyard of a haredi yeshiva and left six people injured. The Magen David Adom emergency services said that a 30-year-old man sustained serious wounds to his abdomen. Another person sustained moderate wounds and four were lightly injured. The victims were rushed to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot. Minor damage was caused to the building. The rocket was fired at around 8:10 am and a Color Red siren was sounded in Ashdod and Gedera. Meanwhile, another rocket landed in an open field in the Ashdod area. No injuries or damage...
  • 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...
  • 'Jews have $': Yeshiva thugs

    09/17/2010 1:00:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 17, 2010 | JAMIE SCHRAM and CHUCK BENNETT
    Armed bandits who invaded a yeshiva dormitory in Queens and forced eight students into a bedroom at gunpoint claimed to be Muslim and angrily barked to the victims, "Jews have money," sources said yesterday. The terrifying robbery occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the two men knocked on the dormitory door at Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh in Far Rockaway, saying their car broke down, sources said. Then they stuck the gun against the neck of a student, Yisrooel Sterns, 19, and forced their way into the house on Mott Avenue house in the Bayswater section.

    04/28/2009 10:40:31 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 926+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 28, 2009 | SELIM ALGAR
    A teacher who worked at two Queens yeshivas and a Long Island elementary school was arrested after cops found child pornography on his home computer, cops said yesterday. Two online tipsters told state police that Timothy Holt, 44, of Baldwin, sent child pornography over the Internet last month. Cops seized the divorced father's computer and allegedly found nine videos and pictures depicting sexually explicit images of children. Holt, who pleaded not guilty to felony child-pornography raps on Friday, worked as a third-grade teacher's assistant at the Birch Elementary School in Merrick and taught Earth science at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim and...
  • Home of Jerusalem yeshiva terrorist sealed

    01/19/2009 12:48:41 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 541+ views,7340,L-3658412,00.html ^ | Published: 01.19.09, 07:47 / Israel News | Efrat Weiss
    SNIPPET: "In March 2008, Alaa Abu Dheim infiltrated the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva (rabbinical seminary) in Jerusalem, spraying gunfire that murdered eight yeshiva students and wounded dozens of others. An Israel Defense Forces officer who arrived on the scene shot and killed the terrorist." SNIPPET: "Abu Dheim lived with his family at the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of east Jerusalem, together with his father, brothers, and sisters. Following the terror attack, a mourners' tent was set up at the terrorist's home, where Hamas and Hizbullah flags were raised, which helped the defense establishment identify the family with the terrorist." SNIPPET: "The court...
  • Hesder yeshiva in Akko torched

    10/26/2008 9:39:21 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 301+ views
    YNet ^ | 10.26.08 | Ahiya Raved
    Fire breaks out in office of one of northern city's mixed neighborhoods Saturday night; investigation points to arson by Arabs A fire broke out Saturday night in a hesder yeshiva (program which combines advanced Talmudic studies with military service) in the northern city of Akko. There were no injuries, but the building sustained damage. The city's firefighting services reported that an initial investigation into the incident pointed to arson. The fire broke out at around 3:30 am in a yeshiva located in one of the city's mixed neighborhoods. Local firefighters were dispatched to the area and managed to put out...
  • Ye-She-Va, University Is Rattled By Transgender Prof

    09/08/2008 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 596+ views
    ny post ^ | 09.08.08 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Yeshiva University professor left two years ago as a man - and returned last week as a woman. Literature Professor Joy Ladin, formerly known as Jay Ladin, 47, showed up for her first day of school sporting pink lipstick, a tight purple shirt and a flirty black skirt. She cheerfully strutted through the doors of the Midtown campus' main building, where she oversees the writing center. Many at the Jewish university are horrified by the presence of the transgender professor. Some fear the news could cut alumni donations. Ladin and the school won't comment on the situation, but some...
  • Court prevents demolition of Jerusalem terrorist's home

    09/02/2008 8:17:22 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 154+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 03/09/2008 | Tomer Zarchin
    The High Court of Justice on Tuesday issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the Israel Defense Forces from demolishing the home of the terrorist who gunned down eight students at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem in March. Attorney Andre Rosenthal petitioned the court on behalf of the terrorist's father, Hisham Hussein Abu Dhaim, arguing that the IDF Home Front Command was planning to demolish the second and third floors of a four-storey building owned by the terrorist's family in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and that the second floor was rented out to foreigners while the third floor...
  • 'Hang yeshiva killer's sons from a tree'

    03/26/2008 5:44:14 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 21 replies · 550+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar 26, 2008 | MATTHEW WAGNER
    Chief Rabbi of Safed Shmuel Eliyahu called on the state of Israel on Wednesday to hang the sons of the terrorist who killed eight yeshiva students at Mercaz Harav. "A state that really respects the lives of its citizens would have hung the ten sons of the terrorist on a tree 50 amot [25 meters] tall so that others would see it and be afraid," wrote Eliyahu, referring to the Book of Ester's depiction of the way the Jews of ancient Persia took revenge against Haman and his ten sons by hanging them. Eliyahu's comments will appear this weekend in...
  • Top rabbi: Employing Arabs forbidden

    03/16/2008 12:06:05 PM PDT · by Alouette · 30 replies · 784+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 16, 2008
    One of the world's top Torah authorities, Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky spurred controversy on Sunday when he declared that Jews are forbidden from employing Arabs according to halacha, the haredi newspaper, Yom Hadash reported. "According to halacha, it is forbidden to employ Arabs, especially in yeshivas," Kanievsky, a Lithuanian rabbi who lives Bnei Barak, told the paper. "It poses a mortal danger since we are at war with them." According to the publication, following the shooting attack at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, managers of a Bnei Brak Yeshiva paid a visit to Rav Kanievsky and told him that their institution has...
  • 'Mercaz Harav attack was justified'

    03/15/2008 10:39:35 PM PDT · by sofaman · 14 replies · 638+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar 15, 2008 23:31 | Updated Mar 16, 2008 1:46 | JONNY PAUL
    The editor of a pan-Arab daily published in London says the terrorist attack on Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav Yeshiva on March 6 attack was "justified" and that the religious seminary is responsible for "hatching Israeli extremists and fundamentalists." [The victims of the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva. Avraham David Moses (16), Ro'i Roth (18), Neria Cohen (15), Yonatan Yitzhak Eldar (16); Bottom row: Yochai Lifshitz (18), Segev Peniel Avihail (15), Yehonadav Haim Hirschfeld (19), Doron Meherete (26).] In his lead article last Sunday, Abd al-Bari Atwan, editor of Al-Quds Al-Arabi, chose not to condemn the shooting attack in which eight students were killed...
  • Rightist rabbis urge 'measure for measure' revenge on foes

    03/12/2008 4:38:03 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 19 replies · 413+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 12/03/2008 | Staff
    A group of rightist rabbis on Wednesday called on Jews to avenge their enemies 'measure for measure,' a day after news reports circulated of an allegedt yeshiva plot to strike a senior Arab official in retaliation for the terror attack at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva last week. In notices posted along Jerusalem's Kiryat Moshe neighborhood, near the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, the rabbis wrote: "Each and everyone is required to imagine what the enemy is plotting to do to us, and to match it measure for measure. The rabbis' announcement calls on Jews "to work to create a proper Jewish leadership,"...
  • Israel, Iran Practically At War

    03/12/2008 12:45:08 PM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 45 replies · 1,641+ views
    CBS News (New Republic) ^ | March 12, 2008 | Yossi Klein Halevi
    Immediately after the massacre of eight students in a yeshiva library in Jerusalem last week, speculation began within the Israeli security establishment and the media about who had dispatched the lone murderer. Was it Hamas? Hezbollah? Perhaps a new, unknown organization claiming to act on behalf of the "liberation" of the Galilee? In fact, the speculation was pointless. Regardless of the affiliation of the actual perpetrator, the ultimate responsibility for this attack, as for almost all the terror attacks on Israel in recent years, lies with Iran. The Palestinian struggle is no longer about creating an independent state. It is...
  • Slaughter, jubilation, and the "peace process"

    03/12/2008 1:49:54 AM PDT · by MartinaMisc · 12 replies · 485+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 3/12/08 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE SLAUGHTER of eight young yeshiva students and the wounding of nine others by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem last week was a cold-blooded act of evil. It is difficult to make sense of the depraved fanaticism of someone like Ala Abu Dhaim, who calmly entered the school's busy library, took three guns from a box, and sprayed the room with hundreds of bullets before finally being shot dead by an off-duty military officer and a student who heard the gunfire and came running. Even more perverse than Abu Dhaim's massacre, however, was the behavior that followed it. In Gaza,...