Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Bias attack

Immediately following a wedding in Borough Park at 2:30am Tuesday morning, a 65 year-old Orthodox Jewish visitor from Great Britain was attacked and injured in what some are calling a twisted version of the “knockout game.”
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Friday, 21 March 2014

Painting to be returned

A museum in Norway co-founded by the Olympic skating champion Sonja Henie has agreed to return one of its signature works, a portrait by Matisse, to the New York family of a prewar Paris art dealer after determining the painting was stolen by the Nazis.
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Jewish victims of Ukraine uprising

Of the approximately 100 people killed during the protests in Kiev that swept Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich from power in February, three were Jews, according to Vyacheslav Likhachev, a Ukrainian anti-Semitism expert.
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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Anti-semitic statements

A Parti Qubecois candidate for election to the National Assembly of Quebec reaffirmed earlier controversial statements considered by many to be anti-Semitic. In an interview Thursday in Montreal’s “La Presse” newspaper, Louise Mailloux, a candidate from Montreal’s Gouin district, confirmed that she “absolutely” stands by critical remarks about kosher certification and other Jewish rituals made in a news article in 2012.
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Friday, 14 March 2014

Losing patience

The Waters family, of the Boston suburb of Framingham, are losing their patience with Indian bureaucracy as they try to repatriate the body of their daughter, Paula, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Indian island of Goa, on Saturday, for a Jewish burial.
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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Jewish volunteer paramedics must be prosecuted for using sirens and lights

High Court upholds 'blues-and-twos' charge for volunteer paramedics from Jewish emergency medical service
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Chained women

In Jewish society, there are estimated to be thousands of women in broken marriages where their husband refuses to give them the necessary religious document enabling a divorce. In some cases, the wife can remain trapped in the situation for years, unable to remarry or move on.
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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Film about interfaith friendship to premiere in April

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that a documentary short produced by Chelsea Clinton will hold its world premiere during the festival at the end of April.
Directed by Linda G. Mills, with Clinton as its Executive Producer, the film "Of Many" documents the extraordinary friendship between two religious leaders -- one Muslim, one Jewish -- and the rewards and costs of their uncommon alliance.
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Sunday, 9 March 2014

SNCF negotiations

A coalition of Holocaust survivors and families headquartered in New York has battled to block lucrative contracts to an affiliate of Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, leading the rail system to start formal negotiations with State Department representatives. The foreign company transported some 76,000 Jews to concentration camps. Only about 3,000 survived.

...“The SNCF wants desperately to do business here,” said Harriet Tamen, the Manhattan attorney representing some 600 U.S., Israeli and French Jews. “It wasn’t an attack of morals that caused them to reach out now.”

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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

On evolution

A Jewish girls school in Hackney has been redacting questions on evolution on science exam papers because they do not fit in with their beliefs.