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At Least Six Killed in Bus Collision in Israel

February 16, 2016, by

From Ynet: Six people, including children, were killed and 10 were injured when bus 402 from Jerusalem to Bnei Brak collided with a truck on Highway 1 on Sunday evening. A spokesman for the Egged bus company said the bus, which left Jerusalem for Bnei Brak at 5:40pm, apparently hit a truck that was standing

How Malaysia Became One of the Most Anti-Semitic Countries in the World

February 16, 2016, by

From Tablet Magazine: Malaysia is in political and economic crisis as it has been, now, for many months, due to a huge and still unresolved corruption scandal featuring a mysterious $700 million that was transferred into a bank account belonging to the country’s Prime Minister Najib Razak. The money arrived just before a hotly contested

Lubavitch Man Stabbed in Brooklyn

February 10, 2016, by

From the JTA: An Orthodox man was stabbed on a sidewalk in the Brooklyn neighborhood that is home to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s world headquarters. Yehuda Lib Brikman, 25, who according to JPUpdates is newly married, was stabbed Wednesday morning in the upper back on a residential street in Crown Heights. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital

Anti-Semitism a ‘Recurrent Problem’ in Dutch Schools

February 9, 2016, by

From the JTA: Anti-Semitism is a persistent problem in some Dutch schools and especially among Muslim pupils, according to a new government-commissioned report on discrimination in education. The findings appeared in a 55-page report titled “Two Worlds, Two Realities – How Do You Deal with It as a Teacher,” which was published last week by

Israeli Boy, 11, Stabbed in the Back

February 9, 2016, by

From the JTA: An 11-year-old boy was stabbed several times in the back with scissors in the central Israeli city of Ramle. The boy told police the attacker in the Monday afternoon incident was an Arab man. He was taken to a nearby hospital in moderate condition, police said. The attacker fled the scene. A

Orthodox Man Killed in Crane Collapse

February 8, 2016, by

David Wichs z’l was killed on Feb. 5 when a crane collapsed in New York City. Wichs, a graduate of the Yeshiva of Flatbush and Harvard University, emigrated to the United States with his family from Czechoslovakia. He and his wife davened at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in the Upper East Side. “We honor a very unique man

The Pirate Rabbi

February 8, 2016, by

On February 6, Jewdayo, the daily history blog of Jewishcurrents.org, posted this entry about Samuel Pallache, known as the “Pirate Rabbi.” Reprinted with permission. Samuel Pallache, known as the “Pirate Rabbi,” died on this date in 1616 (some sources say February 4) in Amsterdam, the city where he had founded a community of Sephardicconversos in

In College ‘Safe Spaces’ No Jews Allowed

February 5, 2016, by

From The Tower: When Arielle Mokhtarzadeh and Ben Rosenberg arrived at University of California, Berkeley on November 6 to attend the annual Students of Color Conference, they had no way of knowing that they would be leaving as victims of anti-Semitism. The University of California Student Association’s “oldest and largest conference,” the Students of Color Conference (SOCC)

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Slain Border Patrol Officer

February 5, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday in Yehud ahead of the funeral procession for slain Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, who was killed in a terror attack the day before at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. The 19-year-old was buried in the central Israeli city’s military cemetery. Among those who paid t heir last

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