Sunday, August 14, 2022

Jewish

Governor Orders Flags To Fly Half-Staff To Mark Year Since Pittsburgh Shooting

PITTSBURGH (JNS) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 27 as an official day of remembrance, ordering state flags to half-staff one year after the attac...

Wall Of Former Historic Lower East Side Synagogue Collapses, Killing 1

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NEW YORK (JTA) — A wall of a former historic synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan collapsed, killing a construction worker and injuring another. The 167-year-old Beth H...

Neo-Nazis Attempt To Torch Jewish Center In Budapest

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AURORA (JTA) — A Jewish community and activism center in Budapest sustained minor damage in what its operators said was arson by neo-Nazis. The Aurora community center in the ca...

Rav Nissim Karelitz Passes Away, Tens Of Thousands Attend Bnei Brak Funeral

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BNEI BRAK (VosIzNeias) — Rabbi Nissim Karelitz, the nephew of the Chazon Ish who founded an internationally renowned Beis Din and was known as one of the leading Poskim of our gene...

Rallies In Tel Aviv And New York Call For Release Of Naama Issachar Jailed In Russia

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Simultaneous rallies calling for the release of an Israeli-American woman in prison in Russia on drug charges were held in Tel Aviv an New York. The rally in N...

Israeli-Swedish NASA Astronaut Participates In First All-Female Space Walk

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (JTA) — Two NASA astronauts, including an Israeli national, embarked Friday on the first all-female space walk. Jessica Meir, a Jewish woman who is a citizen ...

8-Year-Old Boy Passes Away After Boat Overturns

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NEW SQUARE (VosIzNeias) — A tragedy befell the New Square community Friday when a 8-year-old boy passed away in a boating accident. 8-year-old Yosef Goldman was out boating with...

After Deadly Shooting, Pittsburgh Synagogue Plans Reopening

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will b...

Jewish Man Harassed, Threatened On The Street In London Suburb

LONDON (JTA) — A Jewish man was harassed, threatened and mocked on the street in a suburb of London until another local who is not Jewish chased off the offenders. The incident ...

My Grandpa Can No Longer Remember His Son’s Name, But Can Remember Avinu Malkeinu [VIDEO]

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A moving video published on Reddit displayed online depicts an old man suffering from dementia who despite not even managing to remember his son's name is still capable of singing ...

New Settlement Grants Kosher Meals To Detroit Prisoners

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LANSING, MI (VosIzNeias) — A new settlement reached October 12th grants Jewish prisoners in Detroit, Michigan the right to receive certified kosher meals, after a class-action suit...

Jewish Lawmaker Quits British Labour Party After 55 Years Over Anti-Semitism

LONDON (JTA) — A Jewish lawmaker in Britain who has been a member of the Labour Party for 55 years resigned from the party on Thursday over its anti-Semitism problem. Louise Ell...

Ukrainian-Jewish Billionaire’s Effigy Doused With Red Paint Outside Synagogue

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KIEV (JTA) — An effigy of a Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire covered in red paint was placed at the entrance to a synagogue in Kiev. The life-size puppet of Igor Kolomoisky was foun...

Father Of Jewish Sandy Hook Victim Awarded $450,000 In Defamation Suit

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NEWTOWN, CT (JTA) — The father of a Jewish boy killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School won a $450,000 judgment against the editor of a book that claimed the 2012 massacre at the...
FILE - A student from Britain takes pictures of the sentence 'Work sets you free' (Arbeit macht frei) at the main entrance door at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp site in Oranienburg, Germany, 27 January 2019. EPA

Former Nazi SS Guard, 93, Going On Trial In Hamburg

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HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — From his post as a young SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany's Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas...

Knife-Wielding Muslim Man In Brussels Asks Passersby If They Are Jewish

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BRUSSELS (JTA) — Belgian police arrested a Muslim man who asked passersby on a Brussels street if they were Jewish while holding a knife and shouting about Allah. No one was hur...

Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Survivor Discusses Losing Her Mother In The Attack [VIDEO]

PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Andrea Wedner remembers Oct. 27, 2018 in detail. She picked up her mother, Rose Mallinger, to go to Shabbat services at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hi...

Bible Quiz Winner And Runner Up Decide To Get Engaged

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JERUSALEM (VosIzNeias) — A year and a half after the winner and runner-up in the International Bible Quiz competed against each other, they announced Wednesday that they are engage...

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...