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Amira Hass Defends Rights of Palestinians To Expel Her For Being Jewish

September 29, 2014
Amira Hass Defends Rights of Palestinians To Expel Her For Being Jewish

Amira Hass is a journalist for the Israeli left-wing newspaper Haaretz. Recently, Hass was expelled from the conference of  Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives that was held at Bir Zeit University for the sole reason that she is Jewish by birth. Unlike Israel and Israeli universities, support of […]

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PR Giant Rejects Israel As Client, Takes On Muslim Brotherhood

September 27, 2014
PR Giant Rejects Israel As Client, Takes On Muslim Brotherhood

Burson Marsteller is a top rate PR firm that has rejected the State of Israel and taken on the Muslim Brotherhood as a client, thereby triggering a PR disaster for themselves. Now just how competent are they?

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Illinois Governor Quinn Under Attack For Indifference to Anti-semitism

September 24, 2014
Illinois Governor Quinn Under Attack For Indifference to Anti-semitism

Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn sits on the University of Illinois governing board, refuses to support the decision not to hire terror supporter Steven Salaita. Despite his role in deciding how state pension funds can be invested, Quinn refuses to condemn anti-Israel boycotts. This is not going over well in an election year. In all […]

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Is Jewish English a Language Like Yiddish or Ladino? [Video]

September 24, 2014
Is Jewish English a Language Like Yiddish or Ladino? [Video]

Yiddish and Ladino regularly come to mind when one thinks of Jewish languages. Less widely known is the existence of Judaeo Arabic and Judaeo Piedmontese, which developed in Northern Italy. Anyone who has listened to English speaking orthodox Jews converse is likely to notice distinctive grammatical features, as well as a large vocabulary of Hebrew, […]

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A Sweet Year Dear Readers Rosh HaShanah 5775

September 24, 2014
A Sweet Year Dear Readers Rosh HaShanah 5775

The following is an adaptation of Rosh HaShanah messages from previous years.   In observance of Rosh HaShanah, 5775, there will be no articles published from this evening, Wednesday, September 24 until Saturday night, September 27. The candles lit in honour of Rosh HaShanah, 5775 will be lit in Jewish homes 18 minutes before sunset. […]

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Israel Shunned by Allies Against ISIS

September 22, 2014
Israel Shunned by Allies Against ISIS

  Israel has a great deal at stake in the war against ISIS, which is really one of many heads to the same monster. But Israel, the Jew among nations, is the one country that will never be acknowledged, courted or thanked, at least publicly by the many nations facing the same threat.

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Nitzavim Vayeilech 5774

September 19, 2014
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Nitzavim Vayeilech 5774

  This article is based upon an article that appeared last year on Globe Tribune.Info. This week, Parshat Nitzavim Vayeilech, candle lighting in Brooklyn, NY will be at 6:41 PM. Chabad.org has a convenient section of their site for looking up candle lighting time in your locality, as well as other sections with articles that can […]

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The Death of Klinghoffer Slammed By Critics [Videos]

September 18, 2014
The Death of Klinghoffer Slammed By Critics [Videos]

The very title of “The Death of Klinghoffer” sanitises a murder that would be, by any standard cowardly and disgusting. Leon Klinghoffer was a wheelchair bound American who happened to be Jewish, and who happened to be sailing with an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro. Fueled by grievances against Jews and Israel, one of […]

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Anectdote: The Gift

September 18, 2014
Anectdote: The Gift

The following anecdote showed up on my Facebook page, compliments of Ilana Eberson. A few years ago, the terrorist organization Hamas, sent a gift to the President of Israel in an elaborate box with a note. After having the box checked for safety reasons, the President of Israel, Mr. Shimon Peres, opened the box and […]

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UN Soldiers Flee To Israel for Safety

September 15, 2014
UN Soldiers Flee To Israel for Safety

  How strange it is when troops from the United Nations, an oganisation that passes up no chance to villify Israel, runs to Israel for safety.

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Ivanov, Goldberg and a Boycott of the New York Post

September 15, 2014
Ivanov, Goldberg and a Boycott of  the New York Post

Back in the days of Nikita Khrushchev in the former Soviet Union, there was a long list of “economic crimes” that could result in long prison sentences or even execution by firing squad. Selling black market flour, vegetables or gasoline, as well as illegal trading in western currency was strictly illegal yet widely engaged in. […]

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Ki Tavo 5774

September 12, 2014
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Ki Tavo 5774

  This article is a revised edition of an article that appeared last year on GlobeTribune.Info. This week, parshat Ki Tavo, candle lighting will be at 6:52 PM in Brooklyn,NY.  Chabad.org has a section of their web site where you can look up candle lighting in your locality. One article in this week’s Chabad.org deals […]

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The Biblical Curses and a Song By Dino Merlin [Videos]

September 11, 2014
The Biblical Curses and a Song By Dino Merlin [Videos]

Today, I read the biblical curses in this week’s Torah portion of Ki Tavo. It is a section that reminds me of all the famines and wars I have ever read about, from Rwanda to Bosnia to Biafra to the Congo. It reminds me of the wars, genocide and sociial ills that have touched my […]

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Ties and Similarities Between Kurds and Israel

September 8, 2014
Ties and Similarities Between Kurds and Israel

The Kurdish people historically live in Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. They have lived as outsiders in countries where their roots go back many centuries. The similarity to Jewish yearnings for return is not lost on either Jews or Kurds.

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Ki Teitzei 5774

September 5, 2014
Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Ki Teitzei 5774

  This week, Parshat Ki Seitze will be read in synagogue from the Sefer Devarim. (Book of Deuteronomy) In Brooklyn, NY, candle lighting will be at 7:04 PM. Candle lighting is 18 minutes before sunset. Shabbat ends in New York City at 8:36PM. The times of candle lighting differ from city to City. Chabad.org has a section […]

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