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UK Teacher Fired After Joking About Sending Jewish Kids To ‘The Gas Chambers’

UNITED KINGDOM (JNS) — A primary-school teacher in England was fired after allegedly “joking” to pupils about “sending them to the gas chamber” if they failed to finish their work....

14-Year-Old Israeli Boy Dies After Being Struck By Lightning

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ASHKELON (JTA) — A 14-year-old Israeli boy has died after he and his family were struck by lightning. Asher Hazut was injured on Tuesday at Zikim beach, near the coastal city of...

Plea Deal Rejected For Pittsburgh Synagogue Gunman

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PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Federal prosecutors rejected an offer by the accused Pittsburgh synagogue gunman to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence without the possibility of relea...

Anti-Semitic Posters Found On Door Of Michigan Synagogue

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI (JNS) — Black-and-white anti-Semitic posters were found this week on the door of a synagogue in Michigan. Rabbi Michael Schadick of Temple Emanuel in Grand Rapi...

2 Jewish Men Assaulted While Exiting Florida Synagogue

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SUNNY ISLES (VosIzNeias) — 2 Jewish men were assaulted on Monday while exiting a synagogue in Sunny Isles, Fl after a prayer service. According to police, the 2 men were leaving...

Reform Rabbi Arrested And Dragged Away While Holding Lulav & Esrog [VIDEO]

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LONDON (JTA) — A 77-year-old British rabbi was arrested and dragged away by police while wearing his tallit and carrying the four species of Sukkot during a climate change protest ...

Florida Jury Finds Hit-Man Guilty In Murder Of Jewish Law Professor

TALLAHASSEE (JTA) — A Tallahassee, Florida jury has found a man guilty in the murder of Dan Markel, a Jewish law professor shot outside his home in 2014. The jury on Friday foun...

German Synagogue Attacker Confesses To Having Anti-Semitic Motive

HALLE (JTA) — The German man suspected of killing two people near a synagogue on Yom Kippur has confessed to the attack and said that he had anti-Semitic and far-right motives, the...

Car Accident In Crown Heights, Injuries Reported [VIDEO]

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CROWN HEIGHTS (VosIzNeias) — A car accident has been reported in Crown Heights late Saturday night. The accident happened in the area of Troy Ave and Eastern Parkway. Accordi...

Jewish Couple Hit By Car In Brooklyn On Saturday, Wife Killed

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BROOKLYN (VosIzNeias) — An elderly Jewish couple was hit by a car in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. The accident occured on East 4 Street and Church Avenue in Brooklyn. According ...

German Synagogue Attacker Reportedly Admits To Receiving Anonymous Financial Support Online

HALLE (JTA) — The German man suspected of killing two people near a synagogue this week reportedly told German investigators that he received approximately $800 from an anonymous o...

Footage Released Of Knife-Wielding Man On Yom Kippur [VIDEO]

BROOKLYN (VosIzNeias) — Footage has been released of a man who was making his way around the Marine Park neighborhood early Yom Kippur morning holding a knife. The man was walki...

2 Unprovoked Anti-Semitic Attacks In New York On Saturday

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CROWN HEIGHTS (VosIzNeias) — As if New York hasn't seen enough Anti-Semitism in recent weeks, 2 unprovoked Anti-Semitic attacks occured on Saturday. In the first incident, a Jew...

Two Victims Of Synagogue Attack In Germany Identified

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HALLE (JNS) — The two victims of the Wednesday attack on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Yom Kippur, have been identified. German pop-music enthusiast Jana Lange, 40, and outd...

Israeli Woman Sentenced To 7.5 Years In Russian Prison On Drug Charges

MOSCOW (VosIzNeias) — As previously reported by VosIzNeias, an Israeli woman was arrested in Moscow on her way back to Israel from a post-service trip in India. Naama Issachar was ...

Chabad 770 Headquarters Evacuated Due To Small Fire

CROWN HEIGHTS (VosIzNeias) — The famed Chabad headquarters located at 770 Eastern Parkway was evacuated Friday morning due to a small fire. After people smelled fire and saw som...

Australian Jewish Boy Forced To Kiss Muslim Classmate’s Shoes Received Threatening Messages

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MELBOURNE (JTA) — The Jewish boy who was forced to kneel and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate has been sent threatening text messages. The messages were sent Friday after ph...

Leading South African Jewish Psychologist Brutally Murdered During Robbery

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JOHANNESBURG (VosIzNeias) —  Mirah Wilks,a brilliant Jewish psychologist (69) who specialized in hate crime and violence in South Africa, was brutally butchered and had her throat ...

Swastika Found At Yale Law School Ahead Of Yom Kippur

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NEW HAVEN, CT (JNS) — Yale Law School in New Haven, Conn., is investigating swastika graffiti discovered on steps of the school’s side entrance on Saturday night, days before Yom K...