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Beth El Man Saved By Defibulator During Shul

| September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment



It was a beautiful Monday morning. The sun was shining and Steve Silverman sat in his office, talking on the phone with the BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES. This year, he said, the essence and meaning of the High Holidays would resonate a little more with him than usual. “Life is fleeting,” said Mr. Silverman, a divorce […]




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Health Ministry: Resist the urge to kiss your rabbi

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



Observant Jews who kiss the hands of esteemed rabbis, their own hands after shaking somebody else’s or publicly owned Torah scrolls or holy books out of respect or devotion should tame their urge and avoid this practice for their own and others’ health. Saliva with the swine flu virus or ordinary seasonal flu strains could […]




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Synagogue Swine Flu Guidelines Issued

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) With an eye to increased attendance at services during the upcoming holiday season, Dr. Eitan Chai-Am, Director-General of the Health Ministry issued instructions on Thursday for ways to minimize the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus at synagogues. People who don’t feel well should not go to synagogue. Those who go should not […]




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Central Ukrainian synagogue vandalized

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Two unidentified vandals threw red paint on the walls and windows of a synagogue in a central Ukrainian city. In addition, anti-Semitic slogans were written on the walls of the synagogue in Kremenchug on Sunday night. The attackers also distributed anti-Semitic leaflets that read “Death to kikes!” throughout the building. No […]




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Montreal area synagogue has windows smashed

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



MONTREAL – Police still have no suspects in an incident which occurred the week before Rosh Hashanah in the Montreal borough of St. Laurent when vandals smashed open two stained glass windows of the Petah Tikvah Congregation. B’nai Brith Canada’s Quebec office was called immediately and continues to communicate with police in the hope that […]




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Chabad Of Cutler Bay Is Struck By Vandalism

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Rabbi Yossi Wolff and members of the Chabad of Cutler Bay and Homestead found themselves scrambling an hour before the start of sundown services to find a new place to worship Friday. "This was on the floor; it’s a cover to the ark," Rabbi Wolff tells CBS 4’s Gwen Belton. "That thrown on the floor […]




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Israelis in India warned of possible terror attacks

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



Counter Terrorism Bureau says Pakistan-based group that carried out Mumbai attacks looking to target Israelis, westerners The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued a stark travel advisory for Israelis in India Thursday, warning them to refrain from visiting crowded tourist hubs that are not secured by armed guards. Israelis were also advised not to travel to […]




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Police on high alert ahead of High Holidays

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



West Bank placed under general closure, police to boost activity in crowded areas, synagogues to be secured by volunteers, and traffic police to be deployed throughout country to ensure safe, peaceful holidays. The security establishment was on high alert Friday, the eve of Rosh Hashana. The West Bank was put under a general closure at […]




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NYPD’s Israeli Detective Warns Of Hamas Splinters

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



A former Israeli paratrooper now working for the NYPD in Tel Aviv told Jewish leaders here on Monday that Hamas splinter groups are a growing security threat, struggling to upset a delicate ceasefire with Israel. “In the Gaza Strip, we have seen the creation of ex-Hamas splinter groups who feel that Hamas has gotten soft […]




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Six arrested in Turkey for synagogue bombings

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON (JTA) — Six people were detained in Istanbul in connection with several suicide bombings, including of two synagogues. The six were charged Wednesday for their alleged roles in the 2003 al-Qaida attacks on synagogues and an HSBC bank branch that left dozens dead, Ynetnews.com reported. Trucks crashed into two synagogues in Istanbul carrying explosives, […]




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Russia: Skinheads firebomb synagogue

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



Four arrested in far-eastern city of Khabarovsk for throwing Molotov cocktails at temple’s window, police officer’s home. Suspects face arson charges that carry five-year sentence. Meanwhile, anonymous persons vandalize 58 gravestones in Jewish cemetery in Argentina AFP and Ynet Published: 09.14.09, 16:33 / Israel Jewish Scene A group of Russian skinheads have been detained for […]




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Extra security at synagogue after vandalism attack

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



SEATTLE — Seattle police say swastikas were painted over the weekend on two synagogues and on sidewalks in a south Seattle neighborhood, and that officers are treating it as malicious harassment. Eli Varon, vice president of the Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation, says eleven swastikas were painted Saturday or early Sunday on that synagogue and on […]




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NYPD Holds Security Briefing Ahead Of ‘High Holy Days’

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly on Monday presided over the annual “High Holy Days briefing” held by the New York City Police Department in advance of the upcoming Jewish religious observances beginning with Rosh Hashanah. He was joined by Chief Chaplain Rabbi Dr. Alvin Kass and detectives from the NYPD Intelligence Division who provided information […]




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Seward Park area synagogues defaced with swastikas

| September 13, 2009 | 0 Comments



Sometime Saturday night or early Sunday, someone painted red swastikas on two synagogues in the Seward Park neighborhood, according to Seattle Police and synagogue members. Sarah Rivkin, a member of the Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath synagogue on Morgan Street, saw the graffiti Sunday morning, and said the side entrance had a swastika and the words […]




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Anti-Semitic graffiti found at JCC

| September 11, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Police say someone has been spray painting anti-Semitic graffiti on the property of the United Jewish Community Center on Spring Road in Newport News. According to police, swastikas and other anit-Semitic graffiti was spray painted on a window, trailer and a port-a-potty. Surveillance video shows, what appears to be, four suspects […]




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