Tag: Jewish

Lakewood man gets eight-year jail term for attacking rabbi with bat

| January 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

TOMS RIVER — A judge on Friday sentenced a 39-year-old Lakewood man to eight years in prison for a senseless, unprovoked baseball-bat attack on a rabbi, despite pleas from the defendant's attorney that his client needs psychiatric help instead of prison. "This was an unprovoked, senseless attack resulting in serious permanent injury to the victim," […]

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Jewish Agency: Anti-Semitism highest since World War II

| January 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anti-Semitism has reached a global peak since the end of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last winter, and levels of Jew-hatred have not been so high since the Second World War, according to the Jewish Agency's annual report on anti-Semitism issued on Sunday. The report was presented by Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli […]

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Protecting Diaspora synagogues with Jewish technology

| January 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was never easy being a Jew. But with security concerns on the rise in many Jewish communities across the globe, local rabbis are struggling to protect themselves and their congregations from potential attacks while at the same time adhering to Jewish law. Electronic monitors, security cameras, intercoms and automatic door locks become major obstacles […]

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Neo-Nazis protest at Riverside synagogue

| December 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Congregants at Temple Beth El who had gathered to celebrate the last night of Hanukkah were met by a group of neo-Nazi demonstrators who waved red-and-black swastika flags outside the Reform synagogue in Riverside on Friday evening. Rabbi Suzanne Singer said the demonstration was the third such protest at the temple in recent months. She […]

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Police security withdrawn from Jewish centres in city

| December 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: The police have tightened security in the city following recent intelligence inputs that Taliban-trained terrorists have sneaked into Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi to target vital installations. However, the security at the Ohel David synagogue (Lal Deval) in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park have been withdrawn. A tight security was being maintained […]

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Lakewood man, 39, pleads guilty to assaulting rabbi with baseball bat

| December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

TOMS RIVER — A 39-year-old Lakewood man on Monday pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in a random baseball-bat attack on a rabbi that sparked widespread attention in Lakewood's Orthodox Jewish community. Lee Tucker Jr. of Ventura Drive admitted to Superior Court Judge Francis R. Hodgson that he attacked Rabbi Mordechai Moskowitz with an aluminum baseball […]

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Canadian PM’s Hometown Confronts Anti-Semitism

| December 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

As the city of Calgary, Alberta, confronts a plethora of anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish institutions in the mountainous metropolis, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a stinging rebuke of a phenomenon plaguing his hometown. “Anti-Semitism is a disease of the soul,” said Harper, who represents the area as a Member of Parliament for Calgary Southwest. […]

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Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

JEWISH groups have reported an ''unprecedented'' rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year. The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months. ''That is […]

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26/11: The Nariman House tapes

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is the story of what happened in Nariman House, a Jewish study centre run by the orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch organisation in New York. What you will now hear are telephone intercepts of conversations between the terrorists and their Pakistani handlers.  

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Security at Chabad House, synagogue to be reviewed: Police

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

PUNE: Security at Chabad House in Koregaon Park and Ohel David Synagogue, popularly known as Lal Deval, on Ambedkar road in Pune Camp will be reviewed soon, joint commissioner of police (law and order) Rajendra Sonawane said on Thursday. Deputy commissioner of police Ravindra Sengaonkar, in charge of the special branch, will submit a report, […]

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No Bomb At The Temple; Suspicious Package Is Newspapers

| November 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Police bomb squad gave the all clear Friday morning at The Temple, the landmark Jewish synagogue on Peachtree Street, after determining a suspicious package turned out to be a stack of newspapers. Peachtree Street in front of The Temple reopened about 9 a.m. after being closed for about an hour. Fire […]

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Anti-Semitic messages probed

| November 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

CALGARY — A full investigation is underway in Calgary after anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on mailboxes, signs at Jewish synagogues and even a war memorial in honour of survivors of the Holocaust. The racist graffiti included swastikas and several hateful messages, such as “Kill Jews” and “6 million more” and was done sometime over the […]

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Sherman Temple Set To Resume Worship Services After Vandalism

| November 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

SHERMAN, TX – A Sherman temple is set to resume worship services after their synagogue was vandalized last month. Services came to a halt last month when members of the Temple Beth Emeth discovered their place of worship had been broken-into, ransacked and the Torah stolen. Two men were charged with the crime a few […]

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Broken bottles found in front of synagogue

| November 12, 2009 | 0 Comments

A pair of broken bottles designed to look like Molotov cocktails were discovered Wednesday on the street in front of the Congregation Kol Ami synagogue in Salt Lake City. Despite the broken glass from the bottles, there was no evidence of a fire, and officials do not believe the devices could have burned at all. […]

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JCC Cleans Up Hate-Filled Graffiti

| November 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

CORAL SPRINGS (CBS4) ―  With paint brushes, rollers and tarps in hand workers at a Jewish community center in Coral Springs spent Tuesday morning painting over messages of hate that were spray painted on the walls of the center's playground. The anti-Semitic messages were discovered Monday at the Soref Jewish Community Center, located at 5601 […]

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