Bigotry, General

Muslims in UK More Likely Than Other Groups to Believe Jews Control Media, Banks, New Poll Shows

Posted on 11 April 2016

Muslims in Britain are more likely than non-Muslims to believe antisemitic conspiracy theories, according to a new poll, The Jewish Chronicle reported. The survey — part of a Channel 4 documentary called “What British Muslims Really Think” and scheduled to air on Wednesday– was conducted by ICM Research. It revealed that the Muslim community in Britain overall holds negative attitudes towards Jews when compared to the rest of the public. British Muslims are more likely to believe, for ex . >>> READ MORE ...

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Boro Park, Corruption, Faithphobia, General, Uncategorized

Crime is Less Prevalent in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Posted on 11 April 2016

While one can’t argue with Rabbi Marc Angel’s underlying premise in his blog, “Dishonest Orthodox Jews? Is that Possible? There is much to comment on his view of the subject matter. The good Rabbi bases the entire piece on a April 8, 2016 New York Times article reporting that four NYPD veterans were being reassigned in a disciplinary action stemming from a wide-ranging federal corruption investigation.  The article went on to report that two businessmen at the center of the investigation . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bigotry, Communities, Faithphobia, General, Kiryas Joel

Kiryas Joel to lead annexation review

Posted on 30 January 2015

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record New York’s top environmental official ended a year-long impasse in a controversial bid to expand the Village of Kiryas Joel by announcing Wednesday that he had chosen Kiryas Joel over the Town of Monroe to oversee a study of the potential environmental impact of the proposal. In an eight-page decision [Read the decision here], state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens concluded that Kiryas Joel had greater “authority as the pr . >>> READ MORE ...

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Education, Employment, General

Haredim and Bedouin: A Tale of Two Communities Transformed by Vocational Education

Posted on 23 December 2014 – Low enlistment rates in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). High rates of poverty. Communal resistance to traditional schooling. Difficulty finding employment or a lack of motivation to be employed. These conditions are shared by two sectors of the Israeli population that the casual observer likely wouldn’t group together: haredi Jews and Bedouin. Through its operation of schools for each population, however, the Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network seeks to give haredim and Bedouin a bri . >>> READ MORE ...

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Chestnut Ridge, General, Kaser, Kiryas Joel, Monsey

No casino for Orange

Posted on 19 December 2014

The Chronicle Hudson Valley winner: Kiamesha Lake casino at former Concord site Published Dec 17, 2014 By Nathan Mayberg ALBANY — The casino wheel landed on the town of Thompson Wednesday, shutting out Orange County and ending months of speculation about which Hudson Valley town would be allowed a casino. Thompson, in Sullivan County, was the region’s lone winner for a casino. The New York State Gaming Commission’s Facility Location Board chose the site of the former Concord Ho . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bigotry, General, Politics

Swedish MP Says Jews Aren’t True Swedes, Causes Outrage

Posted on 19 December 2014

Bjorn Soder, deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament, says Jews should ditch their identity if they wish to be considered Swedes By Elad Benari The deputy speaker of the Swedish parliament caused an outrage by suggesting that Jews living in Sweden should ditch their identity if they wish to be considered Swedes. The claim by Bjorn Soder, of the Sweden Democrats party, was made in an interview with a Swedish newspaper, according to the International Business Times. In the interview, Soder said t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bigotry, General, Monsey, Terrorism

Rockland Legislator Aron Wieder gets ISIS-style threat

Posted on 19 December 2014

James O’Rourke, Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder said he’s been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded. A Rockland County legislator said Thursday he’s been looking over his shoulder since receiving a threatening picture in which his face is superimposed on the body of an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded. Legislator Aron Wieder, D-Spring Valley, said th . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bnai Brak, Employment, General, Jerusalem

Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech

Posted on 17 December 2014

The hi-tech and start-up sector is in a constant frenzy – Haredim are taking advantage The hi-tech and start-up sector is in a constant frenzy. Haredi men and women are taking advantage of this – especially among young people who are just starting out in their careers and see the key to the future lies in the hi-tech industry. For years now, ultra-Orthodox have been trickling into the hi-tech field, but this phenomenon is picking up steam and there are thousands of haredim who are joini . >>> READ MORE ...

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Employment, General

Construction training program draws haredi men

Posted on 15 December 2014

New Economy Ministry-led program draws men from haredi sector into construction work An Economy Ministry-led program to train Israelis for construction work has drawn 150 ultra-Orthodox men, and more are clamoring to sign up, according to Construction and Wood Workers Union chairman Itzhak Moyal. The NIS 90 million government program is intended to train Israelis in construction work over the course of several months, with the promise of a good salary at the end. “This branch today isn’t th . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bigotry, Communities, Crown Heights, General

Man Fatally Shot by Police After Stabbing Rabbinical Student in Synagogue

Posted on 09 December 2014

By Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner  on December 9, 2014   CROWN HEIGHTS — Police shot and killed a knife-wielding man after he stabbed a 22-year-old rabbinical student in the head at the Eastern Parkway headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish community, the NYPD said. Calvin Peters, 49, had a history of “emotionally disturbed” behavior and had visited 770 Eastern Parkway earlier Monday afternoon, police said. He then returned to the house of worship near Kingston Avenu . >>> READ MORE ...

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