American Jewry, antisemitism

Ted Cruz Calls on DOJ to Probe Closing of Yeshiva by de Blasio

Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after the New York Police Department shut down a yeshiva that opened in spite of the coronavirus lockdown. “The next time NYC’s mayor sends out a gleeful tweet about sending cops after Jews, the DOJ …

antisemitism

Israeli Flag-Burning in Germany: New Law Obscures the Reason for the Act

Burning Israeli flag

In order to get people to stop burning Israeli flags at protests in Germany, the government had to pass a law banning the burning of all foreign flags. Which is a very sad commentary on the difficulty of teaching German society not to hate the Jewish people. It seems that at a 2017 protest, an …

Israel, Media Bias, Orthodox

Arabs Once Again Falsely Claim Settlers Chop Down Trees on Shabbos

Screenshot of archived photo of chopped down trees in Mugheer

Popular blogger Elder of Ziyon notes that the Arab media has “dozens of stories” regarding Jewish settlers allegedly chopping down 40 olive trees in Al Mughayir, not far from Ramallah. The problem is that the story cannot possibly be true, since the settlers in question are Orthodox Jews, who are forbidden to chop trees (their …

American Jewry, antisemitism, BDS, Education, Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

Top Ten Jew-Hating, Terror-Promoting Academics

Terrorist Supporters UC Berkeley

The David Horowitz Freedom Center has created a list of the top ten Jew-hating and terror-promoting professors on American university campuses today. These academics poison young minds with hate against the Jewish people and Israel, egging students on to join the BDS movement which aims for the destruction of the Jewish State. If you are …

Israel, Orthodox

Israeli Man Traveled, Knowing He Had Corona

Beitar Illit (photo credit: Yoninah)

In the pantheon of stories that make frum yidden look bad, a man who works as a mashgiach (kashrut supervisor), flew from Newark, New Jersey to Israel, knowing he was infected with COVID-19. He did it because he doesn’t have health insurance in the States. As a result of his actions, the man lost his …

Orthodox celebrities

Coronavirus Glam?

woman dressed as Princess Leia, takes out trash during COVID-19

Coronavirus makes it hard to keep a sense of humor, but some people manage to make the most of isolation. A Facebook group started by a kindergarten teacher in Australia, “Bin Isolation Outing” invites people to post photos of themselves taking out the trash in exotic outfits and costumes, from Superman, to Star Wars characters, …

antisemitism, Israel

Salafi Preacher Says Nothing Wrong with Wishing Death on Israeli PM (God Forbid)

Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi Joseabdul1995 Wikipedia (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Al_Maqdisi.jpg#filelinks)

According to Memri, a Salafi preacher from Jordan, referenced a prayer for the death of non-Muslims, and seemed to direct the idea toward one specific Jew, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: On March 31, 2020, Salafi-jihadi ideologue Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi shared a post on his Al-Tawhid Awalan channel on Telegram stating: “There is nothing wrong with …

American Jewry, Holocaust

Restitution Paid to Heirs of Nazi Era Jewish Art Collector

Basel Art Museum

Back in 1933, Jewish art collector Curt Glaser auctioned off precious pieces of art at rock-bottom prices out of desperation. Glaser was ousted from his position as director of the Berlin Art Library. He sold the art to get the funds to get out of Nazi Germany. He managed to get to the U.S., where …

Israel, Orthodox

COVID-19: Notable Jewish Deaths

Rabbi Masud Tubul and Aryeh Even, early Jewish victims of the novel coronavirus

The first (may it be the last) death in Israel due to the novel corona virus, is 88-year-old Aryeh Even, of Jerusalem. Even was a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who died in Jerusalem’s Shaarei Zedek Hospital. The family released a statement: “We are sad we weren’t allowed to be at his side in his last moments.” …

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 …