Month: April 2020

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 …

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 …