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Religious groups get security boost

| March 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



EDMONTON — Eight of Edmonton's most frequently vandalized religious and ethnic centres will soon boast enhanced security, federal minister of public safety Vic Toews said on Friday. His head covered with a yellow bandana in accordance with Sikh tradition, Toews made the announcement to a small crowd of Sikhs and other religious minorities gathered at […]




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Orlando Colon Jr. pleads not guilty to molesting child in synagogue

| March 3, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Rochester man pleaded not guilty today to charges alleging that he sexually assaulted a girl in an Irondequoit synagogue and exposed himself to four other children. Orlando Colon Jr., 25, is charged in an indictment with a felony of first-degree sexual abuse and four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child on […]




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Swastika, other vandalism at temple not yet a ‘hate crime’

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments



Vandals scratched a swastika, "KKK," "Hail Hitler" and the N-word on doors inside Temple Beth El in Boca Raton on Feb. 15. Was this a hate crime? The synagogue's leader is unsure, police are still trying to make that determination and the Anti-Defamation League believes there are grounds for pursuing it as a hate crime. […]




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MPD officers arrest alleged theft at synagogue

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments



MADISON (WKOW) — Madison Police arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly trying to burglarize a downtown synagogue. An employee at Beth Israel Center on Mound St. was working early into Sunday morning when she heard someone in the basement. She called police, who arrived to find a burglary in progress. They caught the alleged thief […]




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Suspect says shul attack act of revenge against Israel

| February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Egyptian police on Monday night arrested a suspect in Sunday's attack on the Shaare Shamayim Synagogue in central Cairo. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said the man had confessed and tried to link his act to Israel's "actions against the Palestinians." Gamal Hussein Ahmed, a 49-year-old tailor, was arrested in the Egyptian capital. He told […]




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Temple works on being secure, but welcoming

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



IRONDEQUOIT — The community at Temple Beth David is trying to use a bad experience to bring about positive change, the temple's president said Friday. Since a man entered the temple Feb. 6 and allegedly exposed himself to several children and sexually abused a 9-year-old girl, the community has increased its security measures and is […]




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Rabbi David Yosef Attacked in Mexico

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) Israeli rabbi, Rabbi David Yosef, son of former Chief Sephardic Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, was attacked in Mexico City on Saturday night. The anti-Semitic attack occurred as the rabbi walked near the Shaarei Shalom synagogue in the city. The attackers approached the rabbi in a vehicle and began shouting anti-Semitic slurs. They also threw eggs […]




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Man hurls bomb at Egyptian synagogue

| February 21, 2010 | 0 Comments



A man hurled a makeshift bomb at Egypt's main synagogue Sunday morning, but no injuries or damage were reported. The man checked into the Panorama Hotel in downtown Cairo and then threw a bag — with gasoline canisters inside — from the fourth floor at the historic synagogue, the country's Interior Ministry said. "The initial […]




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Police: Three teens admit to anti-Semitic graffiti at Boca Raton synagogue, charged with vandalism

| February 20, 2010 | 0 Comments



BOCA RATON — Boca Raton police on Friday announced the arrest of three juveniles who authorities said admitted vandalizing the Temple Beth El synagogue, where property was damaged and anti-Semitic and racist messages were carved into doors. The three suspects were juveniles — all about 15 to 16-years-old, according to police — who were stopped […]




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Boca Raton police: Synagogue vandalism a hate crime

| February 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



BOCA RATON – Boca Raton police on Tuesday were investigating the vandalism of a Boca Raton synagogue as a hate crime after burglars broke in, damaged property and left behind anti-Semitic and racist messages. Firefighters responding to a fire alarm around 10 p.m. Monday at Temple Beth El in the 300 block of Southwest Fourth […]




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Israel official: India bomb attack not intended for Chabad house

| February 15, 2010 | 0 Comments



The bomb attack on a restrurant in Pune, India, not far from a Chabad Jewish center, was not directed at the Chabad house, an Israeli security official said on Monday. Nitzan Nuriel, head of counterterrorism at Israel's National Security Agency, said that the "attack in India was not directed at Chabad house, even though Chabad […]




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Pre-Passover Travel Warnings: Israel Is Much Safer

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) The United States has posted security warnings in South and Central Asia because of terrorist threats, and Israeli officials issued similar warnings for Muslim countries, while the Jewish State remains a much safer place to be during the upcoming Passover holiday. The Israeli Tourist Ministry is expecting an increase in visitors for Passover, buoyed […]




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Indian minister: Chabad House was target of attack

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



A bomb detonated in a crowded bakery popular with foreigners in western India killing nine people and wounding 57, officials said Sunday, the first terrorist attack in the country since the 2008 Mumbai massacre. The blast Saturday in the city of Pune, 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Mumbai, threatened to damage new efforts to […]




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India police: Pune bomb likely meant for Chabad House

| February 13, 2010 | 0 Comments



A bomb tore through a crowded cafe popular with foreigners on Saturday in the city of Pune in western India, killing eight people and wounding 42 near a famed meditation center. The blast threatened to damage new efforts to reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, with Hindu nationalist leaders already placing the blame for the […]




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Man Burglarizes Synagogue, Tries On Rabbi’s Clothes

| February 13, 2010 | 0 Comments



DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Authorities are trying to identify a man who broke into a Deerfield Beach synagogue, wandered around inside for two hours, ransacked offices, stacked computers and silverware to steal and even tried on the rabbi's clothes. Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said the man didn't take much more than liquor and other drinks […]




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