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ISIS Inspires Attacks on French Jews

January 25, 2016, by

From The New York Times: MARSEILLE, France — It was the heavy leather-bound volume of the Torah he was carrying that shielded Benjamin Amsellem from the machete blows. His attacker, a teenage fanatic who the police say was inspired by the Islamic State, was trying to decapitate Mr. Amsellem, a teacher at a local Jewish

German Jews No Longer Feel Safe

January 21, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: The spokesman for Hamburg’s Jewish community, Daniel Killy, said deteriorating security in Germany has led to a highly dangerous situation for Jews. “No, we are no longer safe here,” Killy told the news outlet tagesschau.de on Tuesday. He said the disintegration of state power, excesses of the extreme right-wing, the loss

Teen Palestinian Arrested for Murder of Dafna Meir

January 19, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A Palestinian minor suspected of stabbing and killing mother-of-six Dafna Meir at her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel on Sunday evening was caught overnight Monday, security forces said. The suspect was arrested following “extensive operational and intelligence efforts” on the part of the IDF and the Shin

Dafna Meir, Mother of Six, Murdered in Otniel

January 18, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed Dafna Meir, 38, to death in front of her teenage daughter inside their home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel Sunday evening. The attacker then fled the scene in the South Hebron Hills and remained at large. “An army force is pursuing the terrorist,” the IDF

Body of Devorah Stubin Found in Submerged Car

January 17, 2016, by

The Yeshiva World News reports: Police in Wallington, New Jersey have confirmed to YWN that a car submerged in the Passaic River is the vehicle that 22-year old Devorah Stubin, was driving when she went missing on Thursday. As YWN reported on Friday morning, Devorah she was pulled over in Maywood by police on Thursday night

Jewish Columbia Student Among 3 Killed in Honduras Bus Crash

January 14, 2016, by

Daniella Moffson, 21, was one of three Columbia students killed in a bus accident in Honduras. Moffson was a graduate of The Ramaz School in Manhattan. The other two victims were Columbia College sophomore Olivia Erhardt, 20, and Abigail Flanagan, 45, a General Studies student and nurse practitioner at the Columbia University Medical Center. They were

French Jewish Politician Found Dead

January 12, 2016, by

From The Times of Israel: Alain Ghozland, a French politician and city councilor in the heavily Jewish Parisian suburb of Créteil, was found dead in his home Tuesday morning. Ghozland, 73, originally from Algeria, was found by his brother, who came looking for him after he didn’t show up to synagogue a day earlier. The

American Historians Reject Anti-Israel Resolution

January 11, 2016, by

The largest society of historians and history professors in the United States rejected a resolution condemning what it calls Israel’s restriction of Palestinians right to education in the West Bank and Gaza. The American Historical Association resolution, submitted by the independent group Historians Against the War, was voted down 111-51 on Saturday during the association’s

Tel Aviv Gunman Killed in Northern Israel

January 8, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Nashat Milhem, the gunman who killed three Israelis last week in Tel Aviv, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in northern Israel on Friday afternoon. He was located in his hometown Arara area. Initial reports said he had been “neutralized.” It was later confirmed that he had been killed.

Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cooperman Passes Away

January 5, 2016, by

From Arutz Sheva: Professor Yaacov Katz, the president of Jerusalem College for religious women, known in Hebrew as Michlalah, eulogized Rabbi Dr. Yehuda Cooperman, the founder of the college who passed away at age 87. Rabbi Dr. Cooperman was laid to rest yesterday in the Sanhedria cemetery in Jerusalem. In an interview with Arutz Sheva Professor

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