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Man in New York synagogue bomb plot gets 25 years

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



(Reuters) – A man who stood watch while two of his co-conspirators planted what they thought were bombs outside New York City synagogues in 2009 was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday. Laguerre Payen, 29, a Haitian citizen, was convicted in October along with three others following a trial in Manhattan federal court. […]




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Looters target Tunisian synagogue

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



A synagogue in the Tunisian city of Sfax has been vandalised. According to CRIF, the representative body of French Jewry, Synagogue Beth-El was ransacked towards the end of last month while Tunisian Muslims were marking the month of Ramadan. It is believed the synagogue has not been guarded since the Arab Spring revolutionaries overthrew the […]




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Austria Remembers Attack on Main Vienna Synagogue

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments



Top members of the Austrian government were in attendance Monday at Vienna's Great Synagogue, the Stadttempel, on the 30th anniversary of a terrorist attack by Arabs against Jews who were celebrating a Bar Mitzvah. Speaking at the ceremony were members of the Austrian parliament, government officials, and the Chief Rabbi of Austria, Paul Haim Eisenberg, […]




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Man in court over Jewish school sex assaults

| September 6, 2011 | 0 Comments



A Balaclava man has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting children at a Melbourne Jewish school. Locksmith and security guard David Cyprys, 43, was arrested this morning. The alleged offences involved students of Yeshivah College, an orthodox Jewish boys' school in East St Kilda, during the 1980s and early 1990s. The court heard there […]




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Sweden Takes Steps to Protect Local Jews from Hate

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Swedish government has earmarked more than $600,000 in its next year's budget to increase security around its Jewish community. According to a report published in The Local, 4 million kroner ($622,000) has been allocated as a one-time expenditure in the 2012 fiscal year budget to be released on September 20. The funds are designated […]




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Man arrested for sexually assaulting kids in synagogue

| September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 65-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of committing indecent acts on children whom he taught Torah to. The investigation was launched last week, after a father of three filed a complaint with the Rehovot police. The inquiry found that the suspect promised to give the three children, aged 8-10, money if they answered […]




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B’nai Brith Canada working with Police to solve swastika defacement spree across Toronto

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada has urged greater vigilance during the period surrounding the Jewish Fast Day of Tisha B’Av (Tuesday), a day set aside to mourn the destruction of the Jewish Temples in Jerusalem. This comes following reports of three incidents of vandalism in the Toronto area last week. In these incidents vandals used […]




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Vandalizing of synagogue brings back painful memories for Holocaust survivor

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Seeing a swastika painted on his synagogue wall brought back painful memories for Holocaust survivor Edward Fisch. "Every time I see a swastika, I think of the Nazis marching up and down the street and grabbing people and shooting people and killing people," Fisch said outside North York's Beth Tikvah synagogue the morning of Friday, […]




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Swastika scrawled onto North York synagogue

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Robbins Hebrew Academy, in the Bayview and Finch avenues area, was defaced with a swastika symbol Thursday night. Underneath the bright-red symbol, somebody had scrawled the racial epithet "Islam will rule" in big, black letters. A small security camera was perched on top of the pillar on the side of the school where the […]




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Security Upgrades Planned at Temples

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, local synagogues are seeking to upgrade security on their property by installing surveillance cameras. The BACH Jewish Center, at 210 Edwards Blvd. in Long Beach, is finalizing a plan to install the cameras on its grounds. The center recently received funding from the Homeland […]




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Six firebombs thrown at Moscow synagogue in suspected anti-Semitic act

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



Six firebombs were thrown at a Habad synagogue in Moscow on Tuesday in what is suspected to be an anti-Semitic act, according to an Israel Radio report. No one was hurt in the attack, but the walls of the building were lightly damaged. Moscow police believe the arson may have been in response to a […]




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Mount Dora Synagogue Targeted By Vandals

| July 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



MOUNT DORA, Fla. — The community converged, 100 strong, on the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora after word spread quickly about the vandalism done to its new synagogue. "The Mount Dora congregation were all excited about their shiny new building and on the eve of them moving in, this kind of thing happens. It's quite […]




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Potsdam synagogue vandalized 2nd time

| July 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



POTSDAM — A religious sign in front of Congregation Beth El Synagogue in Potsdam is under siege. It has been vandalized twice in the past nine months, and temple elders say it is a hate crime. "The temple has enemies," said Adam D. Jaffee, a temple trustee and member of the congregation for nearly 25 […]




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US Court Jails 3 Over Plot To Blow Up New York Synagogue

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



(RTTNews) – A U.S. federal court on Wednesday sentenced three men to 25 years each in jail over a botched attempt to bomb a New York synagogue in 2009 and for possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD), reports said. Sentencing the trio — James Cromitie, David Williams and Onta Williams — Judge Colleen McMahon said […]




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Woodmere Shul’s Treasurer Charged With $600G Theft

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



When officers of Congregation Aish Kodesh, a popular Modern Orthodox shul in Woodmere, noticed that the the shul’s checks were bouncing, an investigation led to startling news. After a brief meeting, the board members discovered that more than $500,00 had been wired from the shul’s bank account to the account belonging to the law firm […]




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