Category: Quality of Jewish Life

American Jewry, antisemitism, Freedom of religion, Quality of Jewish Life

San Diego Rabbi and Williamsburg Man Attacked in the Same Week

Williamsburg antisemitic attack October 15 2020 screenshot

Tree of Life was a surprising attack, but now it seems Jews are attacked weekly, and sometimes daily. The latest antisemitic attacks are on a rabbi in San Diego, just outside his synagogue on October 10, and five days later, a man dressed in “Orthodox garb” in Williamsburg. It certainly isn’t helping the situation when …

Israel, Quality of Jewish Life

Jerusalem Great Synagogue Closed for Business Over Holidays

Jerusalem Great Synagogue

With Israel contemplating a new lockdown until after the High Holidays, it has been reported that Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue will be closed for the first time ever since opening its doors in 1958. The lockdown, it is hoped, will lower the number of coronavirus victims, as the numbers of those sick with the virus in …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Three Arrested in Cleveland for Antisemitic Vandalism

cleveland swastika graffiti

Three people, a 20-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 16-year-old, all from Beachwood, Ohio have been arrested for painting swastikas and other antisemitic imagery and graffiti back in July on several Jewishly-owned businesses in University Heights, a Cleveland suburb. Bo Briele Truitt, 23, arrested two weeks ago, has been charged with ethnic intimidation, inducing …

antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Elderly French Jewish Terror Victim Traumatized

broken window

The Algemeiner has an update on the elderly Jewish Frenchwoman who had a concrete block hurled through the ground floor window of her home, located in a Paris suburb, on June 22. The woman, who is 84, is described as having suffered “severe trauma.” She was thankfully, not physically injured, though the stress of such …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Brooklyn Man Threatens to Burn Down Diamond District on Fox News, Anchor Stays Mum

Ace Burns

Ace Burns threatened to burn down New York’s largely Jewish Diamond District, during a live interview on Fox News. As popular blogger Elder of Ziyon has noted, news anchor Jacqui Heinrich, didn’t blink an eye, apparently clueless at the threat to the Jewish community delivered on air: “Today, I’m giving a demonstration from Barclay’s Center …

American Jewry, Quality of Jewish Life

Jewish Summer Camp Important Part of Being an American Jew

Opening Day 2019 TheZone Boys Division

Jewish summer camps have long been an important part of building the Jewish identity of our youth. This year, many camps are planning to stay closed due to the coronavirus epidemic. A small number are still hoping to welcome campers, including our own summer camp, TheZone. The history of Jewish camps in the United States …

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 …

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 …