Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Monetary judgment awarded to Jewish police officer

A Jewish Chicago police officer was awarded a $540,000 judgment against a former superior who allegedly taunted him for years with anti-Semitic and racist remarks.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/30/news-opinion/united-states/540k-judgment-for-chicago-cop-in-anti-semitic-harassment-case#ixzz38zI8LQvO

Calls for resignation

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has called for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist who reportedly linked gun control to the Holocaust.
At a news conference Tuesday at the federation’s Seattle headquarters, President Keith Dvorchik said longtime NRA spokesman Brian Judy should resign for reportedly connecting a ballot initiative designed to reduce gun violence to Nazi policies that led to the Holocaust.
Read more: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024193602_federationnraxml.html

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Monday, 28 July 2014

Ambassador for religious freedom

President Obama on Monday (July 28) said he plans to tap Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job, which was created in 1998.
Continue reading: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/rabbi-david-saperstein-will-be-first-non-christian-to-serve-as-us-ambassador-for-religious-freedom/2014/07/28/ee694ac2-1671-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_story.html

Man arrested for hurling firebombs

Police in Toulouse arrested a man who hurled three firebombs at a Jewish community center and the officers guarding it.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/28/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/firebombs-fail-to-ignite-at-toulouse-jewish-center#ixzz38lRQ5lf7

Taking legal action

The Jewish Community of Madrid said it would take legal steps against a celebrated writer who cited Israel’s Gaza operation in justifying past expulsions of Jews.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/27/news-opinion/world/madrid-jews-to-defend-against-author-who-justified-expulsions#ixzz38lK5IsqC

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Principal reassigned

The principal of an international school in Chicago was reassigned after an anti-Semitic bullying incident in which Jewish children were shown pictures of ovens and told to get in.
Continue reading: http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/principal-reassigned-after-jewish-students-shown-photos-ovens-and-told-get

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Monitoring a demonstration

BERLIN—Police here sent 1,000 officers to monitor a demonstration Friday against Israel's military actions in Gaza, after other protests against Israel in German cities in recent days featured anti-Semitic slogans.
Continue reading: http://online.wsj.com/articles/berlin-closely-monitors-protest-against-gaza-assault-anti-jewish-hostilities-in-other-cities-1406311117

Friday, 25 July 2014

Cracking down on incitement

Following repeated calls to kill Jews in protest rallies in The Hague, representatives of the Dutch Jewish community urged local authorities to crack down on anti-Semitic incitement.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/25/news-opinion/world/dutch-jews-seek-ban-on-rallies-featuring-hate-speech#ixzz38VE9Qy3o

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Duping the Nazis

How a Jewish Doctor Duped the Nazis

The astonishing, untold story of the Buchenwald vaccine scam.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/lice-doctor-lviv-nazi-germany-109255.html#ixzz38LV8c9b1

Dogs allowed

A Belgian watchdog on anti-Semitism complained to the mayor of a suburb of Liege against owners of a cafe whose window display featured a sign that said Jews were not allowed inside.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/23/news-opinion/world/belgian-watchdog-complains-over-no-jews-allowed-cafe-sign#ixzz38JSY20jx

Reunited

Two British boys who had been kidnapped by their father in Russia have been reunited with their Orthodox Jewish mother in London.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/23/news-opinion/united-states/london-jewish-mother-reunited-with-kidnapped-sons#ixzz38I1dAIbC

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Appointment of Jewish student representative

The regents voted Wednesday for a Jewish undergraduate from UCLA to join a Muslim from UC Berkeley as the student voices on the panel. The two, who both faced controversy over their selections, promised to cooperate on student-related causes, although they have taken opposing positions on whether UC should divest its holdings in companies that do business with the Israeli military.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-uc-regents-20140717-story.html

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Out of protest

A Belgian Jewish woman said an Antwerp shop owner refused to serve her “out of protest.”
The woman, identified by the initials B.H., told police and the Jewish monthly Joods Actueel that she was declined service on Monday when she entered his clothes store in the shopping district of central Antwerp.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/15/news-opinion/world/report-antwerp-shop-owner-wont-sell-to-jews-in-protest#ixzz37ZsRbBX9

The Ruderman Prize

Five organizations are recipients of the Ruderman Family Foundation’s Prize in Inclusion, honoring groups that provide services to foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community.
Read more: http://www.jta.org/2014/07/15/news-opinion/united-states/five-groups-around-world-win-ruderman-prize-in-inclusion#ixzz37XPih0zz

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Reprimanded

Premier Mike Baird has publicly reprimanded the chair of the NSW Community Relations Commission, Vic Alhadeff, over “inappropriate” remarks that accuse Palestine of war crimes and appear to gloss over Israeli violence.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/jewish-leader-vic-alhadeff-slammed-over-hamas-war-crimes-remark-20140711-zt4vv.html#ixzz37Igo2L8g

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Faster than a goose feather

The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster than a rabbi could because it doesn't need to take breaks.
Continue reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/10/torah-robot-berlin-jewish-museum_n_5574936.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=World

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

A terrifying ordeal

For the German photographer who chose a picture of a Jewish child as the ideal Aryan for Nazi propagandists, it was a sly joke. For the child's family, it became a terrifying ordeal.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/09/usa-jewisharyanbaby-idUSL2N0PK1RU20140709

Mincha-Maariv/Rest Area near JFK

Flying in and out of John F. Kennedy International Airport is about to become much easier for Jewish travelers with the opening of the Rabbi Morton Friedman Mincha-Maariv/Rest Area just minutes away from JFK.
http://baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=1&ARTICLE_ID=50339