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

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Josh Green

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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Crime is Less Prevalent in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Josh Fallik

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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Kiryas Joel to lead annexation review

Posted on 30 January 2015 by moshe emes

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

Posted on 23 December 2014 by admin

JNS.org – 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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No casino for Orange

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

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

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

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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Rockland Legislator Aron Wieder gets ISIS-style threat

Posted on 19 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

James O’Rourke, jorourke@lohud.com 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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Tech Talk: Haredim in hi-tech

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Josh Green

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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Construction training program draws haredi men

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Josh Green

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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Man Fatally Shot by Police After Stabbing Rabbinical Student in Synagogue

Posted on 09 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

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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French Jews Flee Muslim Anti-Semitism to Quebec

Posted on 03 December 2014 by Josh Fallik

December 3, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield Considering Canada’s immigration policies, I’m not sure how long Montreal will remain any kind of refuge, but it’s in the Francosphere and they’re trying to stay ahead of the storm.   Charbit and Hazan are part of a new wave of French Jews who have resettled in French-speaking Quebec, fleeing France’s dismal unemployment rate, which hit 10.5 percent in September, as well as the shock of anti-Semitism that has reverberated throughout the country i . >>> READ MORE ...

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The Fig Leaf

Posted on 28 November 2014 by admin

Editorial: The New York Daily News published an article on November 26, 2014, authored by Reuven Blau, under the headline “Borough Park Clogged with Yeshiva Buses Due to the Increasing Number of Vehicles and Schools”. The report is replete with deceptions and half-truths. The headline suggests that this is a newly created situation caused by an abrupt increase of schools, school buses and vehicles. It cites “community insiders” that there was a 20% increase in the number of school buses . >>> READ MORE ...

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Opinion: Outremont sukkah battle is the latest case of harassment of Hasidim

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Josh Fallik

Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette More from Leila Marshy, Special to Montreal Gazette Published on: November 19, 2014Last Updated: November 19, 2014 In 2011, Outremont councillor Céline Forget lobbied to block the renovation of a Mile End synagogue. She and blogger Pierre Lacerte went door to door in both neighbourhoods for months and rallied enough signatures to call for a referendum. Their organizing paid off and in June, when the votes were counted, declared victory. But as a Ha . >>> READ MORE ...

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Dozens of Complaints Logged Against Yeshiva for Illegal Construction

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Josh Green

By Janet Upadhye on November 18, 2014 CLINTON HILL — A yeshiva is illegally using a factory building as a school and has racked up a litany of complaints about illegal construction, according to Department of Buildings records. Neighbors have a laundry list of grievances about United Talmudical Academy, located at 25 Waverly Ave., which include the use of the street as a parking lot for school buses and students who harass women in nearby buildings and throw garbage out the window. Now neighb . >>> READ MORE ...

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Employment rate among ultra-Orthodox women hits new high

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

Rise in haredi women in the workforce — now higher than overall female average — attributed to Sharon-era social security cuts By Times of Israel staff November 13, 2014 For the first time since the founding of the state, the rates of employment among ultra-Orthodox women are higher than those of all Israeli women, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced on Wednesday.Since 2000, employment of ultra-Orthodox women has shot up by nearly 30 percent, Ynet reported. Almost 80% of haredi wom . >>> READ MORE ...

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Why Do “Air Raid” Sirens Blare In Williamsburg Every Friday?

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

If you’re ever in Williamsburg ten minutes before the sun sets on a Friday night, you’ll have heard the eerie sirens that wail far and wide throughout the neighborhood. It isn’t a test or drill, it’s the warning that Shabbat will be starting soon, and it’s time to go home (if you’re Orthodox Jewish). It’s not just one siren, but several, installed on different Yeshivas in South Williamsburg, a neighborhood that’s predominantly ultra-Orthodox Jewi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Kiryas Joel proposes creating new village

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Josh Green

November 17, 2014 KIRYAS JOEL – Lawmakers in the Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel are now proposing to create a new village, tripling its current size. Kiryas Joel Village Trustee Jacob Freund says the new plan would create the new village of Glilos Kiryas Joel and develop 1,140 acres surrounding Kiryas Joel. Freund says they will not need local or state approval to start their own village. “We don’t want to take over,” says Freund. “We are here to be in peace with . >>> READ MORE ...

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30,000 Americans in Israel Voted in 2014 US Elections

Posted on 07 November 2014 by Josh Fallik

War of Words Between Bibi and Obama Drives Out Turnout of US Citizens in Israel By: Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency (Jerusalem, Israel) Over 30,000 U.S. citizens living in Israel cast their vote in this week’s U.S. elections. iVoteIsrael, the leading organization facilitating the ability of Americans in Israel to vote in US elections, has successfully completed its 2014 campaign making voting from Israel more accessible to as many Americans in Israel as possible. “iVoteIsrael is pleas . >>> READ MORE ...

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Kiryas Joel Split, Diluting Voting Impact

Posted on 06 November 2014 by Josh Green

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record [caption id="attachment_1442" align="alignleft" width="198"] Men stand outside Keren Plaza Banquet Hall, Kiryas Joel’s polling station, on election day. The village’s opposition party took stances different than that of the village’s main faction in close elections for Congress and Assembly and the Monroe Town Board race.[/caption] Kiryas Joel’s voting blocs played a significant role Tuesday in close elections for Congress and Ass . >>> READ MORE ...

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Winners and Losers 2014 – 48th NYS Assembly District

Posted on 05 November 2014 by moshe emes

Editorial:   Winners Dov Hikind Hikind won this race fairly and squarely, and with a landslide. This race gave him a perfect opportunity to review with the voting public his long list of accomplishments and endeavors over his thirty two year carrier in public service, and he did so in a very gracious and magnificent manner. Hikind is indubitably a winner The Hikind Team Yony Hikind who worked assiduously for the campaign – Klein and Steinmetz who gave the campaign face and character . >>> READ MORE ...

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