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  • Jewish Community of Speyer to Rebuild Synagogues and Reclaim Past

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on November 09, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Jewish Community of Speyer to Rebuild Synagogues and Reclaim Past

    Jewish residents of Speyer, Germany – a city that has had a Jewish population since the 12th century - announced this week that it would be building a brand new synagogue that would be completed within the next few years.

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  • Greek Jewish Community Asks for Support From Abroad

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on October 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Greek Jewish Community Asks for Support From Abroad

    This week, the Greek Jewish community asked for aid from Jewish communities around the world so that synagogues and other services may continue to function.

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  • Uman Pilgrimage to Set Record Numbers

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Uman Pilgrimage to Set Record Numbers

    The annual Rosh HaShana pilgrimage that Breslov Hassidim take to Uman, the city in which their Rebbe - Rabbi Nachman - is buried, is expected to reach record number this year, thanks to an agreement with the Ukranian government.

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  • War over Girl’s School Erupts in Beit Shemesh

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 08, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    War over Girl’s School Erupts in Beit Shemesh

    A war has broken out between the National-Religious and Haredi populations of the Sheinfeld neighborhood in Beit Shemesh and came to blows yesterday.

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  • Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Renews Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 02, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Renews Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

    After a health scare in 1999, committing to reconcile with the American Jewish community and a rather quiet decade, Louis Farrakhan has taken aim at the Jewish community and hostilities have renewed.

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  • Shomrim Keep Order in Golders Green and Stamford Hill Amidst London Riots

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 01, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Shomrim Keep Order in Golders Green and Stamford Hill Amidst London Riots

    The Shomrim, a volunteer Jewish police force that cooperates with the police in communities around the world and recently came under fire following the horrific murder of Leiby Kletzky A”H, regained their prestige by helping prevent violence and looting in London during the past few days’ riots.

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  • Rabbi Metzger after trip to Spain: I will not seek a second term

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 01, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Rabbi Metzger after trip to Spain: I will not seek a second term

    On Saturday night, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger confirmed that he would not seek a second term as chief rabbi until told to by senior rabbis, following a trip to Spain with Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar.  Metzger’s statement confirmed a report in the the Charedi  BaKehila newpaper in which he was quoted as saying he would not seek re-election in 2013, even if a bill in the Knesset were passed to allow him to do so, unless told to by rabbis.

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  • Auschwitz Sign Finally Reassembled After 2009 Theft

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on September 01, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Auschwitz Sign Finally Reassembled After 2009 Theft

    On Wednesday, Polish officials reported that the notorious sign that spanned the main gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp until its 2009 theft has been reassembled and nearly restored to its previous condition.

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  • Chuetas from Spanish Island of Majorca Recognized as Jewish

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 31, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Chuetas from Spanish Island of Majorca Recognized as Jewish

    Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, the head of the Beit Din Tzedek Rabbinical Court in Bnei Brak has ruled that the Chueta community of the Spanish island of Palma de Majorca are Jewish.

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  • Woman Rabbi

    Posted By Mike Rosenthal on August 30, 2011 | Leave a Comment

    Woman Rabbi

    Could the dam against women Orthodox Rabbis finally be breaking? Rabbi Avi Weiss of Riverdale last month conferred the title of “Rabba,” or female Rabbi, on his student Sara Hurwitz. This has of course upset Aguda, the mouthpiece for the Ultra-Orthodox community in America. “Any congregation with a woman in a rabbinical position of any sort cannot be considered Orthodox,” said the Aguda, considered the authoritative body of Ultra-Orthodoxy.

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