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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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Beth El Man Saved By Defibulator During Shul

| September 25, 2009 | 1 Comment



It was a beautiful Monday morning. The sun was shining and Steve Silverman sat in his office, talking on the phone with the BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES. This year, he said, the essence and meaning of the High Holidays would resonate a little more with him than usual. “Life is fleeting,” said Mr. Silverman, a divorce […]




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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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Israelis in India warned of possible terror attacks

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



Counter Terrorism Bureau says Pakistan-based group that carried out Mumbai attacks looking to target Israelis, westerners The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued a stark travel advisory for Israelis in India Thursday, warning them to refrain from visiting crowded tourist hubs that are not secured by armed guards. Israelis were also advised not to travel to […]




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Police on high alert ahead of High Holidays

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



West Bank placed under general closure, police to boost activity in crowded areas, synagogues to be secured by volunteers, and traffic police to be deployed throughout country to ensure safe, peaceful holidays. The security establishment was on high alert Friday, the eve of Rosh Hashana. The West Bank was put under a general closure at […]




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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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