Category: Quality of Jewish Life

American Jewry, antisemitism, Holocaust, Quality of Jewish Life

Man Arrested for 2018 Antisemitic Crime

Caine Zander Brown

Caine Zander Brown, age 20, has been arrested for spraying antisemitic graffiti on a Louisiana synagogue, Northshore Jewish Congregation, in 2018. During the investigation, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed Brown regarding a separate matter. Brown admitted traveling to Mandeville, the location of the synagogue, at the time of the defacement of the house …

American Jewry, Quality of Jewish Life

How American Jews and Shuls are Dealing with Corona Virus

corona virus carrier and hand touching mezuza

Trading notes with friends across the U.S. the day after Shabbos Parshas Zachor, was interesting this year, in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. A friend in Elizabeth, NJ, told me that, “In shul, they had hand sanitizer on the tables in the back and returned the Sefer Torah directly to the Aron. People did …

Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

Southern Israelis Demand Solution

Children hunker down in Israeli kindergarten during Operation Protective Edge in Israel

When the Jews left Gaza during the 2005 Disengagement, terror moved further into Israel, putting one million Southern Israelis under constant rocket fire with balloon terror that targets Southern Israeli children. Often, while we are enjoying our Sabbath meals in peace, Jews in Southern Israel are running to their safe rooms and shelters with screaming …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Celebrity MOTs, Quality of Jewish Life

Champion Boxer Teaches Self-Defense to American Jews

Photo by Adam Ritter

Yuri Foreman, a boxing champ and rabbi, has begun teaching Jews how to defend themselves, in the wake of an uptick of antisemitic attacks. The classes are being held in Brooklyn, the site of many of the attacks, at the famous Gleason’s Gym, where Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson both trained. The Belarussian-born Foreman made …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

100 Additional Security Cameras for Beleaguered Brooklyn Jewish Community

antisemitism rally

As antisemitic attacks continue throughout Brooklyn, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the NYPD will be installing 100 new cameras in Williamsburg, Crown Heights, and Borough Park. The first 30 cameras will be operational by March. The question is whether the cameras really do anything to stop the attacks. We can still recall Tiffany …

Media Bias, Quality of Jewish Life

Media Demonizes Trump, Humanizes Soleimani

Soleimani receives order from Khameini

Readers are advised to put on their thinking caps before reading coverage of the Soleimani assassination. Otherwise, you may end up believing what the mainstream media wants you to believe, rather than the truth. The Washington Examiner offers some shocking examples. CNN, for instance, wants you to think President Trump at the very minute the …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Bail Reform and the Tiffany Harris Revolving Door Syndrome

Tiffany Harris

One of the 8 antisemitic attacks in New York City over Chanuka, involved 3 obviously Orthodox Jewish women being slapped by Tiffany Harris, who shouted antisemitic epithets at the women during the attack. That was quite bad enough, but soon got worse. Thanks to bail reform legislation, Harris was released without bail, on her own …

antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Father Talks About the Antisemitic Abuse His Family Suffered on the Tube

screenshot of Jewish family suffering antisemitic harangue on tube

A Jewish family was subjected to an antisemitic harangue as they traveled on the tube (subway). As he attempted to keep his children calm, a Muslim woman confronted the abuser. The whole thing was captured for posterity by a quick-thinking bystander with a phone, of course. Yahoo news – Muslim woman confronts man shouting anti-Semitic …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Education, Holocaust, Jewish pride, Quality of Jewish Life

Threats Against Jewish Students in Western Massachusetts

Monument Valley Regional Middle School in Massachusetts

Threats against Jewish students at Monument Valley Regional Middle School have been ruled “no threat to safety” by school officials, according to a report by the Berkshire Eagle. The report cited parents of students in the school, who detailed several threats and incidents. Parents said one student told Jewish students that he was going to …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Orthodox, Quality of Jewish Life

Scary Non-News Story if You’re Jewish

Toulouse Massacre Victims

So this got absolutely no play in the mainstream media, but blogger Elder of Ziyon had it. Two men “of foreign background” claiming to be repairmen, tried to enter a Jewish school called Yeshiva Darchei HaTorah in Toronto, Canada, and if the men hadn’t been spotted, checked out, and turned away, one shudders to think …