Tag: Jewish

Chabad Of Cutler Bay Is Struck By Vandalism

| September 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



Rabbi Yossi Wolff and members of the Chabad of Cutler Bay and Homestead found themselves scrambling an hour before the start of sundown services to find a new place to worship Friday. "This was on the floor; it’s a cover to the ark," Rabbi Wolff tells CBS 4’s Gwen Belton. "That thrown on the floor […]




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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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Russia: Skinheads firebomb synagogue

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



Four arrested in far-eastern city of Khabarovsk for throwing Molotov cocktails at temple’s window, police officer’s home. Suspects face arson charges that carry five-year sentence. Meanwhile, anonymous persons vandalize 58 gravestones in Jewish cemetery in Argentina AFP and Ynet Published: 09.14.09, 16:33 / Israel Jewish Scene A group of Russian skinheads have been detained for […]




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Extra security at synagogue after vandalism attack

| September 15, 2009 | 0 Comments



SEATTLE — Seattle police say swastikas were painted over the weekend on two synagogues and on sidewalks in a south Seattle neighborhood, and that officers are treating it as malicious harassment. Eli Varon, vice president of the Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation, says eleven swastikas were painted Saturday or early Sunday on that synagogue and on […]




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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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Seward Park area synagogues defaced with swastikas

| September 13, 2009 | 0 Comments



Sometime Saturday night or early Sunday, someone painted red swastikas on two synagogues in the Seward Park neighborhood, according to Seattle Police and synagogue members. Sarah Rivkin, a member of the Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath synagogue on Morgan Street, saw the graffiti Sunday morning, and said the side entrance had a swastika and the words […]




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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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Synagogue Fire Prompts Crime Stoppers Reward

| September 8, 2009 | 0 Comments



OMAHA, Neb. — Authorities have sought the public’s help in finding arsonists who set a playground ablaze at a Jewish synagogue. The fire broke out on July 30 at Beth Israel Synagogue near 126th and Pacific streets. The fire destroyed the playground. Nothing at the crime scene indicated the arsonists targeted the playground because it […]




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Anti-Semitic Graffiti Mars JLA Building

| September 3, 2009 | 0 Comments



Rabbi Eyal Rav-Noy arrived at the Jewish Learning Academy on Pico Boulevard on Sunday morning, Aug. 23, to discover swastikas, along with a profanity written in mirror image, painted onto a door of the building. Rav-Noy reported the graffiti to the West Los Angeles division of the LAPD, which is investigating the incident. The graffiti […]




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Anti-Semitic slur defaces synagogue

| September 2, 2009 | 0 Comments



Someone wrote an anti-Semitic slur on the side of an Annapolis synagogue over the weekend, city police said. Police were called to Congregation Kneseth Israel on Spa Road at about 8 p.m. Sunday after a representative of the synagogue reported graffiti written in pencil on a wall nearest the entrance to the facility. Police found […]




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Ukrainian Jewish charity’s building vandalized

| August 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Vandals painted swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on the main entrance of a Jewish charity's building in southern Ukraine. The Chesed Velvele Jewish charity was vandalized last Friday in the town of Melitopol, in the Zaporozhsky region. Similar graffiti appeared in other town districts that night. According to Svetlana Marshak, a leader […]




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Jewish leaders concerned about targeting by G-20 protesters

| August 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



Some local Jewish leaders fear protesters might target synagogues and other locales connected to their faith during the G-20 summit. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, high holy days in the Jewish faith, bookend the G-20, scheduled Sept. 24-25 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. "It is not good timing," said Lynette Letterman, City Council […]




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