Tag: Israel

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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Mid-Hudson synagogues always alert

| June 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



MONROE — Rabbi Adam Kligfeld ponders the arrests of four Newburgh men on charges of plotting to blow up two synagogues and shoot down aircraft at Stewart Airport and wishes he could call it an aberration. But he cannot, and so he is deliberately vague about the security improvements that have been made at Congregation […]




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Anti-Semitic Incidents Decline For Third Straight Year In U.S., According To Annual ADL Audit

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



New York, NY, June 1, 2009 � The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined for the fourth consecutive year, according to newly issued statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The League's annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued today, counted a total of 1,352 incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish […]




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Plots against Jewish targets in U.S.

| May 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (JTA) — Lone attackers or small, independent groups with no formal ties to wider terrorist networks have planned several plots against Jewish targets. March 1, 1994 — Lebanese-born Rashid Baz opens fire on a van carrying 15 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical seminary students on the Brooklyn Bridge, killing Ari Halberstam, 16, and injuring three others. […]




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