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Minister accused of ‘deceiving public’ over haredi enlistment figures

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

    Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri (Yesh Atid) said that haredi enlistment has risen over the past year. [caption id="attachment_1176" align="alignleft" width="300"] Anti Giyus Demostration[/caption] Despite claims by Science Minister Yaakov Peri on Sunday that haredi conscription has risen over the past year, statistics reported by IDF officials to the Knesset oversight committee for the recently approved law for haredi conscription showed an opposite trend in the sec . >>> READ MORE ...

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Lev Tahor community: From Canada to Guatemala to… the ultra-orthodox Jews without a home

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Josh Fallik

Simeon Tegel Wednesday 03 September 2014 Living in the shadows of the volcanos surrounding Lake Atitlán, the picturesque heart of Guatemala’s tourist trail, the Tz’utujil Maya of the village of San Juan La Laguna long ago became accustomed to mixing with foreigners from across the globe. But one group stood out from the backpackers passing through the area, and even the communities of Western dropouts who have made their homes around the stunning lake. These are the Lev Tahor, an ultra . >>> READ MORE ...

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Councilwoman Blames ‘Knockout’ Attacks on Tension Between Blacks and Jews

Posted on 05 December 2013 by Community Voice NY

CROWN HEIGHTS — The alleged “knockout” attacks on Jewish residents of Crown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood’s black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish communit . >>> READ MORE ...

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Jews in Europe Report a Surge in Anti-Semitism

Posted on 09 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

BRUSSELS — Fear of rising anti-Semitism in Europe has prompted nearly a third of European Jews to consider emigration because they do not feel safe in their home country, according to a detailed survey of Jewish perceptions released Friday by a European Union agency that monitors discrimination and other violations of basic rights. The survey, by the bloc’s Fundamental Rights Agency, focused on eight countries that account for more than 90 percent of Europe’s Jewish population and found th . >>> READ MORE ...

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Voting disruptions in Kiryas Joel; DOJ on the scene

Posted on 06 November 2013 by Community Voice NY

  KIRYAS JOEL – Officials in the Village of Kiryas Joel have filed a number of complaints over what they say are violations of election law. A representative of the US Justice Department is on-site observing the elections. Village officials said poll watchers from a group called United Monroe, which is opposed to the candidates supported by the village, have been harassing and intimidating voters causing some to just walk away before casting their ballots. Police were called to the villa . >>> READ MORE ...

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Incumbents take heat at Monroe debate

Posted on 30 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 10/30/13 MONROE — One week before a much-anticipated election, three candidates for Monroe supervisor met in a closed venue Tuesday afternoon to debate the Town Board’s $880,000 purchase of an abandoned multiplex and other decisions that have heated anti-incumbency sentiment to a boil. A small group of spectators watched inside a room at the YMCA as United Monroe candidate Emily Convers castigated her opponents — Supervis . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYT Likens Orthodox Jews to the Devil

Posted on 28 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

October 28, 2013 Leo Rennert In its Sunday, Oct. 27, edition, the Times runs an opinion piece by Shmuel Rosner about political battles in Israel over daylight saving time. Secular Israelis favor a lengthier DST period. Ultra-religious Jews favor a shorter DST period that ends before Yom Kippur. Otherwise, it means an extra hour of fasting (“Israel Salutes the Sun” page 11, Sunday Review) So far, so good, although Rosner makes clear which side he favors — the secular one obvi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Discrimination lawsuit against Hasidic stores silly

Posted on 08 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

New York Post By Post Editorial Board   Exhibiting a complete lack of common sense, the city’s Human Rights Commission is determined to take seven Hasidic-owned stores in Brooklyn to trial for the high crime of requiring modest dress of their customers. It was a bad idea when the city’s case was first filed. And it’s a bad idea now. Even so, an administrative law judge has ruled that the case should proceed and has ordered a two-day hearing in administrative court come ­January. At i . >>> READ MORE ...

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Fees rising in annexation spat

Posted on 13 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Times Herald-Record By Chris McKenna Published: 2:00 AM – 09/13/13 Early in the fall, Woodbury and Monroe leaders gave conflicting responses to a developer’s request to shift 13 acres of woods that he owned from Woodbury into Monroe, where more lenient zoning would enable him to develop his property at greater density Woodbury’s Town and Village boards rejected the petition, which also sought to stretch the Monroe border around two water storage tanks serving the Village of Ki . >>> READ MORE ...

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Ignorance and Obliviousness

Posted on 01 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

The Political Pull of New York’s Ultra-Orthodox New York City’s mayoral election is approaching, and as the race heats up, more attention is being paid to the increasing political influence of the ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish sects of Brooklyn. Like their counterparts in Israel, New York’s Hasidim have rebounded from the decimation of World War II. They were nearly wiped out by the Nazi genocide, but their numbers have swelled in the generations since, due to religious and cultural teach . >>> READ MORE ...

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Donnery and Neuhaus spar over KJ support

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Donnery’s supporters create new Had Enough Party Published Aug 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm (Updated Aug 22, 2013) GOSHEN — The two candidates for county executive emphatically renounced the Village of Kiryas Joel and its famous block vote. Legislator and County Executive Candidate Roxanne Donnery, a Democrat, held a press conference this week in front of the Orange County Board of Elections in Goshen to announce the creation of the new Had Enough Party. She and her supporters collected more . >>> READ MORE ...

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Fear of taxes, or of Hasidim?

Posted on 27 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Proposed school for girls raises tax worry for Pine Bush district By Steve Israel Times Herald-Record Published: 2:00 AM – 08/27/13 BLOOMINGBURG — The school district says a proposed private school for girls would mean higher taxes for thousands. The school’s developer, Shalom Lamm, says the school — to serve his proposed 396-townhouse development in Bloomingburg — would actually be a boon to the taxpayers of the Pine Bush School District. And some fear that the school is more . >>> READ MORE ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Juror’s bombshell claim: Hasidic suspects can’t get a fair trial in Brooklyn

Posted on 22 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Daily News Brooklyn Trial of suspected molester Alexander Rogasky ends in mistrial due to lone holdout. Juror claims her fellow panelists were anti-Semitic By Oren Yaniv / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, July 22, 2013, 3:21 PM   Jurors were biased against Alexander Rogalsky, 29, who was accused of sexually abusing a boy, because he was Hasidic, one member of the jury said. Jurors in a sodomy case against a Hasidic Brooklyn man expressed anti-Semitic bias even before the trial went u . >>> READ MORE ...

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First Amendment Group Joins Bris Fight

Posted on 08 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on The Jewish Week (http://www.thejewishweek.com)   Becket Fund sees pattern of anti-Orthodox hostility in city’s actions. Is it right? Wed, 05/08/2013 Jonathan Mark Associate Editor There’s something “sinister” about City Hall’s “regulatory excess” and “bureaucratic targeting” of Orthodox Jews, says a prominent lawyer at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Writing on Becket’s website, Eric Rassbach, Becket’s deputy general counsel, see . >>> READ MORE ...

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What FDR said about Jews in private

Posted on 22 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

Op-Ed His personal sentiments about Jews may help explain America’s tepid response to the Holocaust. By Rafael Medoff April 7, 2013 In May 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at the White House. It was 17 months after Pearl Harbor and a little more than a year before D-Day. The two Allied leaders reviewed the war effort to date and exchanged thoughts on their plans for the postwar era. At one point in the discussion, FDR offered what he ca . >>> READ MORE ...

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