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Religious institutions to get more security funding

| October 13, 2009 | 1 Comment



WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. community and religious institutions will receive an additional $4 million in federal funding for security. In light of recent thwarted bomb plots involving two New York synagogues, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) last week urged the Homeland Security Subcommittee to increase federal anti-terror funding to help protect civil, religious and community […]




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Teen must pay £1000 after shul vandalism

| October 9, 2009 | 0 Comments



A Muslim teenager has been ordered to pay a Jewish community compensation after he smashed its synagogue windows with a baseball bat. Junaid Javed must pay £1,000 to Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation after admitting the attack had been motivated by antisemitism. But the congregation’s Rabbi David Rose expressed surprise that Javed had instructed his lawyer to […]




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Three more synagogues in Montreal vandalized

| October 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



MONTREAL – In the wake of a pre-Rosh Hashanah act of vandalism at Congregation Petah Tikvah in the Montreal suburb of St. Laurent, in which stained glass windows valued at $30,000 were destroyed, three more synagogues in the community of Côte Saint-Luc had rocks thrown through their windows. B’nai Brith Canada – Quebec Region has […]




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Police probing N.Y. signs with ‘Kill Jews’

| October 2, 2009 | 1 Comment



NEW YORK (JTA) — Police are investigating a series of incidents involving the spread of anti-Semitic material in Brooklyn. On Wednesday morning, residents of the Bay Ridge neighborhood found hundreds of 2-inch signs with the words “Kill Jews” across part of a street, the New York Daily News reported. Authorities said identical signs had been […]




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Yom Kippur crime on the increase

| October 1, 2009 | 1 Comment



A man was arrested for shouting antisemitic abuse and police are investigating a number of other incidents which took place around synagogues over Shabbat and Yom Kippur. After a peaceful Rosh Hashanah, the Community Security Trust reported a busier Yom Kippur period with reports of verbal abuse and egg-throwing in north-west London, Hertfordshire and Manchester. […]




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Swastikas Spray Painted On Synagogue On Yom Kippur

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Someone spray-painted swastikas on the windows of Congregation Beth El, a synagogue in Edison, right after members celebrated Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. "It makes my skin crawl to come driving up here and see this kind of thing," said Lee Livingston of the Middlesex County Jewish Federation. When asked what […]




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Teen charged with harassing Jewish residents in Highland Park

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Middlesex County law officials announced the investigation into separate bias incidents and the arrest of a teenager who was charged with harassing Jewish residents. A 17-year-old male, whose name is being withheld because of his age, was arrested Tuesday and charged with juvenile delinquency in the harassment of three Highland Park residents on Sunday night. […]




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NYPD Steps Up Security For Yom Kippur

| September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Yom Kippur is being celebrated Monday across the world and as Jews mark the holiest day on the calendar authorities are stepping up security. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the department is taking several precautions. "We have what we call house of worship radio motor patrol cars. They are put […]




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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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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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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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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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French minister discusses arson attack against Jewish school with community leader

| September 10, 2009 | 0 Comments



PARIS (EJP)—French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux discussed with a Jewish community leader the security issue for Jewish sites in France ahead of upcoming Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.  During the meeting, the minister also raised the arson attack against a Jewish school which happened on the same day in the southern France’s […]




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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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