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Arson Attack Reported on Hassidic Hostel in Central Ukraine

| August 7, 2009 | 0 Comments



Text of report by commercial, news-based 5 Kanal TV on 7 August A fire broke out in Uman [Cherkasy Region]. A hostel for pilgrim Hassids located close to Jewish leader [Rabbi] Nachman’s grave and a synagogue went on fire. Witnesses said three unidentified individuals pelted the building with Molotov cocktails. The synagogue’s security guards started […]




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Bomb threat clears South Jersey synagogue

| August 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



LONG BRANCH — Hundreds of people Tuesday night had to clear out of a city synagogue, one of three temples threatened with bombs. Deal police received a call shortly after 8 p.m. from an unidentified caller, who said there were bombs at one Deal temple and two on Park Avenue in the Elberon section of […]




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Roanoke police investigate racial slurs on Shul

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



Roanoke City Police are investigating four cases of property damage that involve three businesses and a synagogue. All of them do appear related. On the front doors of Beth Israel Synagogue on Franklin Road, dark green paint stood out on the snow white doors. Words targeted the Jewish religion that had congregation members scrubbing them […]




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Anti-Semitic crimes double in UK

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes against the Jewish community in Britain reached an unprecedented high in the first half of 2009, according to figures released on Thursday by a Jewish community organization. The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity which monitors anti-Semitism and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, recorded 609 anti-Semitic […]




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County Police Team Up With Synagogues

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



A program to build a database of information for critical facilities is under way in Maryland and Baltimore County is the first county to implement the program — the Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System (C/ACAMS). As part of the effort, the county’s police department has initiated an outreach to synagogues. So far, Beth El Congregation […]




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Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain at record high

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



LONDON (JTA) — The number of anti-Semitic crimes in Britain recorded during the first half of this year was higher than the entire previous year. The Community Security Trust, which records anti-Semitic incidents and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, recorded 609 anti-Semitic incidents during the first half of this year compared with […]




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Syngagogue arson ignites religious tensions in Modi’in

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



The fire that gripped Modi'in's Conservative community last week has in turn ignited a fierce dispute between the city and non-Orthodox residents about who started it. Worshipers accuse ultra-Orthodox "fanatics" and complain of municipal indifference, while the city speaks of petty vandalism, adding that claiming otherwise is "reckless and disingenuous." The fire, which was set […]




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Long Island Community Confronts Symbols of Hate

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



When attorney Michael Soshnick saw the two four-foot-tall swastikas emblazoned in bright orange on the front doors of Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad in Mineola, N.Y., the day before Independence Day, he was both hurt and outraged. The dignified façade of the shul that he had attended for the past 30 years had been desecrated, and […]




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Vandalism against religious sites growing in Europe – Russian Church

| July 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



Vienna, July 10, Interfax – The Moscow Patriarchate has pointed out that the number of acts of vandalism against religious sites in Europe has been growing and called for measures against this. "The instances of vandalism against churches, mosques, synagogues, and cemeteries in many European countries have grown manifold in the past years. It is […]




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Reward offered in case of vandalized Mineola synagogue

| July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



Jul. 9–Authorities are offering a $6,000 reward to catch whoever spray-painted swastikas on a Jewish house of worship in Mineola. The reward comes as police detectives are reviewing video surveillance of the area for evidence. The graffiti, which police are investigating as a bias crime carrying tougher punishment, was scrawled sometime between 5 p.m. on […]




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Vandals set fire to Masorti synagogue

| July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment



JERUSALEM (JTA) — Arson is suspected in a fire at a Conservative synagogue in Israel. Bored teens set fire to the entrance of Yedid Nefesh in Modi’in late Saturday night, police told the Jerusalem Post. The fire, which caused minor damage, came 10 days after a sign identifying the synagogue as part of the Masorti […]




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Arson scorches Modi’in synagogue entrance

| July 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



Arsonists scorched the entrance to the Masorti (Conservative) Yedid Nefesh synagogue in Modi’in late Saturday night, causing minor damage. The fire blackened the entrance mat and melted two plastic plants. Members of the community, which numbers about 40 families, said that the incident comes just two weeks after a sign was placed on the façade […]




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Rabbi attacked, robbed in Moldova

| July 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



Rabbi Israel Livshits, leader of the Jewish community at the cultural and religious centre in Chisinau, has been attacked and robbed. "I have no doubts that the attack had anti-Semitic character," the rabbi told local television. The incident took place in the village of Panasesti, where Livshits was fishing with his students. "A group of […]




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Mineola synagogue vandalized with swastikas

| July 3, 2009 | 1 Comment



Rabbi Anchelle Perl wasn’t at Congregation Beth Shalom Chabad in Mineola on Friday morning as he usually is, as the temple was closed for the Fourth of July weekend. Instead, he got a call unlike any he’s ever received: Someone had sprayed two large, bright orange swastikas on the synagogue’s front doors. "As soon as […]




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Hearing postponed for man who stole from synagogue

| July 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



SUNBURY — A sentence modification hearing for the Freeburg man serving a state prison term for stealing more than $100,000 from Congregation Beth El was postponed Thursday because he hadn’t been brought to the local jail. Shelley R. Kolbert, 60, was sentenced in May to serve a 15-month to 36-month sentence in prison, return a […]




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