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‘Torah thief rabbi’ claim doesn’t have a prayer in court

| May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



Testimony was concluded last week in a bitter three-year court case in which a Brooklyn rabbi who was once convicted of stealing a Torah from an Upstate synagogue and trying to fence it, now claims to be a member and assistant rabbi of an East Village orthodox synagogue — which the synagogue’s rabbi and congregation […]




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Iranian student deported from India for spying on synagogue, Chabad

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments



(JTA) — Police in Pune, India, deported an Iranian doctoral candidate for "undesirable activities," which reportedly included spying on a local synagogue and the Chabad house. It was discovered through intercepted e-mails that Hamid Kashkouli, who was studying for his doctorate at the University of Pune, was an undercover agent for the Iranian government, the […]




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NYPD beefs up security ahead of Passover; already had extra patrols after France attack

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is beefing up security at the city's synagogues and other Jewish sites this week for the Passover holiday in the wake of a deadly attack on a religious school in France last month. Authorities stressed that there have been no specific threats reported in the city for […]




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Chicago-area synagogue and school vandalized

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



CHICAGO (MCT) — Anti-Semitic words spray-painted at a North Side synagogue and Jewish school early Wednesday were covered with tarps and later blasted from bricks and sidewalk in an effort to shield students from the hate-filled phrases, officials said. “The kids have had a normal day in school, and they have been protected from this,” […]




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Toulouse tragedy: questions over Jewish school security provision

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



There were surveillance cameras and a tall fence around the Otzar HaTorah school in Toulouse. But the cameras were not manned and there was no guard. The tragedy was "an accident waiting to happen" according to a British member of the city's Jewish community. Stephen Peters, a former board member of London's New West End […]




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Prosecutor: Synagogue Attacks Suspect Eyed Local School for ‘Project Anarchy’

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



The 19-year-old New Brunswick man charged in connection with a series of anti-Semitic attacks on North Jersey synagogues had a blueprint of a Camden County school marked for another attack and labeled “Project Anarchy,” according to a report on NorthJersey.com. The school, John F. Kennedy Memorial Elementary School, is in West Berlin, Bergen County Prosecutor […]




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Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



The upcoming spring holidays (Passover, Independence Day and Lag B’Omer; especially Passover) are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. Against the background of a series of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their […]




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Deadly attack on Jewish school prompts NYPD to beef up patrols at synagogues, other sites

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK — The NYPD has stepped up security at synagogues and other sites around the city in the wake of a deadly attack on a Jewish school in France in which three children and a rabbi were murdered by a gunman who opened fire on a motorbike. Paul Browne, a spokesman for the NYPD, […]




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‘Jews around world under growing terror threat’

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



Former Counterterrorism Bureau chief tells 'Post' that jihadist organizations seeking to attack Israeli, Jewish targets overseas. Israelis and Jews around the world are under a growing threat from Islamic terrorists and need to demand that local authorities provide better security, former Counterterrorism Bureau chief Brig.-Gen. (res) Nitzan Nuriel said Monday, hours after a gunman killed […]




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Four killed in shooting at Jewish school in France

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



Latest updates: France opens terrorism probe into shootings French police close off every street with Jewish institution in country Sarkozy and Hollande suspend campaigning efforts Four people were killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting at a Jewish high school in the southern French city of Toulouse, French media reported on Monday. The shooting […]




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Woman quizzed over ‘synagogue plot’

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



A woman arrested under terror laws is being questioned as part of a wider investigation into an alleged "super-secret" Facebook plot to blow up an Italian synagogue. The 40-year-old suspect was held in a pre-dawn swoop on her south London home in relation to extremist material posted online. Italian police said she may have been […]




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Second suspect in Hacknesack synagogue vandalism pleads not guilty

| March 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



The second suspect allegedly involved in spray-painting anti-Semitic and white supremacist graffiti at a Hackensack synagogue in December, as well as other local bias attacks, pleaded not guilty on March 5 to numerous charges filed against him. Aakash Dalal, 19, of New Brunswick and formerly of Lodi, pleaded not guilty to aggravated arson, bias intimidation, […]




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Italy arrests man over Milan synagogue ‘plot’

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man aged 20 has been arrested in northern Italy on suspicion of plotting an attack on a synagogue in Milan. The suspect, described as Moroccan-born, was said to have had details of the synagogue and plans for an attack on his computer. Police in London said a 40-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion […]




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Congress cuts security funds for synogogues

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) took Congress to task this week for cutting funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that goes toward beefing up security at Queens synagogues and other nonprofits at risk for terrorist attacks. Lancman spoke outside of the Israel Center for Conservative Judaism, on 73rd Avenue in Electchester. “I […]




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Vandalism won’t stop Folsom synagogue

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



A recent act of vandalism won’t stop a local synagogue from practicing their faith. According to Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum, executive director at the Chabad Jewish Community Center, someone threw a large rock through the side window so hard that it hit an arc and cracked one of its doors inside the center at 302 South […]




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