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Two Boys Molested Within An Hour At Borough Park Synagogue

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



A man reportedly molested two young boys in a Borough Park synagogue within minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon. The incidents happened at Simcha Hall, which serves the Belz sect of the Hasids in the neighborhood, around 4 p.m. A "young man" dressed as a Hasid asked a 12-year-old boy to help him move […]




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Mason City man charged in synagogue break-in

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



MASON CITY – A 39-year-old Mason City man is in custody and another suspect is being sought by police in connection with a June 5 break-in at the Adas Israel Synagogue, 620 N. Adams Ave. William A. Odell, 39, Mason City, is charged with second-degree theft, a Class D felony. According to Mason City Police, […]




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Temple Offers $1,000 for Stolen Dollar Bill

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



A picture might be worth a thousand words, but when did a dollar bill become the equivalent of $1,000? That's the reward being offered by a South Florida synagogue who had their collection box stolen this week, according to WPTV.com. The Chabad House in North Palm Beach is offering the very generous reward because inside […]




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Homeland Security partners with Jewish groups on security campaign

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON (JTA) — In its first partnership with a faith-based community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working with Jewish organizations to expand awareness of suspicious behavior. The "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign will distribute posters and customized announcements in synagogues, Jewish community centers and related agencies across the country. Its thrust […]




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Police Investigate Hate Crime Outside Boise Synagogue

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A hate crime disrupted the serenity of Sabbath prayers at the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Boise, but members of the local Jewish community said the Saturday discovery of anti-Semitic graffiti would not hamper efforts at strengthening Jewish life in the Idaho capital. Investigators believe the hateful screed – spray-painted in red across the center’s façade […]




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Crimes against Jews up ‘substantially’ in 2009

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments



TORONTO — Seven in 10 religiously motivated hate crimes in Canada in 2009 were committed against Jews, Statistics Canada reported last week. A total of 1,473 such incidents were reported in 2009, representing an increase of 437 incidents, or 42 per cent, over 2008, according to a report released June 7 on police-reported hate crimes. […]




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Temples seek extra security

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Forest Hills synagogues and schools want federal grant money to make their facilities more secure, but a Kew Gardens rabbi thinks none of them should get a dime. Representatives from various 501(c)(3) nonprofits gathered Friday to seek guidance on how to apply for funds from the federal government in an information session hosted by U.S. […]




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Burglars Stealing Silver Sefer Torah Crowns Busted After Investigation By Metropolitan Police & Shomrim London NW

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



During the last 4 months, at least 10 shuls in North West London have been targeted by burglars, who are specifically targeting the silver on Sifrei Torah. The burglars seem to be well informed as to where the shuls are located in the area. During three of these burglaries, Sifrei Torah have been broken apart […]




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Hate attacks on home of rabbi

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Leicester Hebrew Congregation rabbi's house and car have been targeted by antisemitic vandals in three nocturnal attacks over the past three weeks. Bricks twice shattered windows of Rabbi Shmuli Pink's shul-owned property, half-a-mile from the city centre synagogue. On another occasion, a brick was thrown through his car window. Rabbi Pink said that although […]




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Synagogue Bombing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Ron Hirsch, who has been linked to the explosion that occurred last month at the Chabad House Lubavitch, pleaded not guilty to four federal felony counts in a U.S. District Court on Monday morning. Hirsch reportedly appeared uncertain of the arraignment proceedings when he was in court. "You can sit on your hands during the […]




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Terror plot against synagogues underscores threat

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A foiled plot to attack New York synagogues offered a distressing reminder to the Jewish community that Osama bin Laden’s death does not mean an end to the threat of terrorism — especially from so-called “lone wolves.” New York police arrested Algerian-born Ahmed Ferhani, 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20, a naturalized American citizen from Morocco, […]




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Area Jewish Community Reacts To Alleged Terror Plot

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



For Rabbi Eli Shifrin, the details of the Manhattan District Attorney's case against two Queens men accused of planning to blow up city synagogues unearthed old fears lying just beneath the surface. "It takes only 1 percent of the people we don't catch for tragedy to strike our community," said Shifrin, who leads the Chabad […]




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Are Guns The Answer?

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



It's been a long time since the phrase "every Jew a .22" resonated at JDL protests. But as it becomes apparent that people around the world, and in New York in particular, seem to be increasingly targeting Jews with a frightening fervor, as evidenced by the arrests this week of two alleged homegrown "lone wolf" […]




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DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



DISTRICT ATTORNEY – NEW YORK COUNTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2011 CONTACT: Erin Duggan 212-335-9400 DISTRICT ATTORNEY VANCE, MAYOR BLOOMBERG, POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY ANNOUNCE ARRESTS IN TERROR CASES Defendants Planned to Bomb Synagogue, Support Violent Jihad Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, joined by […]




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Two Arrested in New York City Synagogue Attack Plot Sting

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two men allegedly trying to buy weapons including three pistols and hand grenades as part of a plot to attack Manhattan synagogues were arrested in New York City, averting a terror threat, law enforcement sources said. This is the 13th plot thwarted against the city since the Sept. 11, law enforcement officials said. The men […]




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