Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Support for Israel

Students and faculty members from Northwestern’s Jewish organizations spoke publicly in support of Israel on Monday afternoon at a social event hosted by Fiedler Hillel and the Israel on Campus Coalition.
Read more: http://dailynorthwestern.com/2014/09/29/campus/members-of-northwesterns-jewish-community-gather-in-support-of-israel/

Monday, 29 September 2014

Police to deploy for Saturday holidays

Israeli police are to deploy in extra strength in mixed Jewish-Muslim areas on Saturday, fearful of trouble as the two faiths mark major holy days, police said. In a rare concurrence of the calendars of the two religions, this year the main Islamic feast of Eid el-Adha falls on the same day as the solemn Jewish fast of Yom Kippur.
- See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/middle-east/story/israel-fears-unrest-jewish-muslim-holy-days-coincide-20140929#sthash.q7LMsdSX.dpuf

Visiting the sick

Program helps Jews find sacred moments in visiting sick

Monday, 22 September 2014

Labour party suspends candidate

Community leaders and Israel activists have applauded the Labour Party for suspending a parliamentary candidate who described Israel as “evil” and questioning why Islamic State had not attacked the Jewish state. 
Read more: http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/labour-candidate-israel-rant/

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Comic strip sparks outrage

Hipster Hitler comic strip sparks outrage from Jewish activists who vow to shred copies

Play ball on Jewish Sabbath

The US Tennis Association says a team of Orthodox Jewish old-timers must play on the Jewish Sabbath or forfeit a shot at title.
Members of the team from Long Beach, L.I., a 55-and-up squad, say they’re being discriminated against because the USTA knows they can’t play on a Saturday, according to papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court. Nine of the 12 team members are Orthodox.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/tennis-association-orthodox-jews-play-sabbath-forfeit-article-1.1946415

Friday, 19 September 2014

13-year-olds penalized for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Two Manchester boys who cannot be named because they are only 13, were given penalties for vandalizing a Jewish cemetery in Greater Manchester on Rochdale Old Road, Higher Blackley in June.
http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2014/09/17/two-manchester-boys-punished-for-vandalizing-jewish-cemetery/

Thursday, 18 September 2014

High Holidays and security

With the approach of celebrations for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, acting Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan is urging the Jewish community to also think about security.
Read more: http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/09/union_county_acting_sheriff_urges_caution_during_jewish_holy_day_celebration.html

Sunday, 14 September 2014

European Day of Jewish Culture

Twenty-seven European countries are marking the European Day of Jewish Culture on Sunday — an initiative aimed at opening the doors of Jewish communities, heritage sites and culture to the non-Jewish world, as well as deepening Jews' own knowledge of their history in Europe.
Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/09/14/348002796/italys-little-jerusalem-opens-the-doors-to-jewish-history

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Wife threatened

Charges have been filed against a Muslim man (21), originally from the neighborhood of Issawia in Jerusalem, for threatening to blow up his pregnant wife with a bomb. The woman is Jewish and converted to Islam, according to a report on Erev Eilat News.
Continue reading: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/muslim-man-threatens-to-blow-up-his-jewish-wife-in-eilat/2014/09/13/

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Germany to pay reparations

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany announced this week that they had secured approximately 250 million dollars, from the German government to be paid to Holocaust survivors who were children at the time of the war.
Read more: http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Germany-to-pay-250-Million-to-child-Holocaust-survivors-374596?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Kolkata's dwindling Jewish community

Documenting the contribution of the fast dwindling Jewish community of Kolkata, a digital archive has brought together a collection of their fading memories.
Read more: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/kolkata-s-jewish-connect-archived-digitally-114090400187_1.html

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Kerry roundtable discussion

US Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a roundtable discussion on the increase in anti-Semitism with American and European Jewish community leaders.
Read more:  http://www.timesofisrael.com/kerry-meets-jewish-leaders-on-rising-anti-semitism/#ixzz3CHBF0BBJ

Monday, 1 September 2014