Confronting a Hanukkah Candle Conundrum

December 7, 2007

Author: Susan Kinzie

Source: The Washington Post


Around Thanksgiving, it hit Tamar Strauss-Benjamin: She would not be home for Hanukkah. And at American University, as at most colleges, candles aren't allowed in the dorm rooms. So the sophomore wouldn't be able to light her menorah.

It's a common puzzle for rabbis on campus...

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Jewish Women's Magazine Launches

November 23, 2007


Source: Houston Chronicle


Pass a magazine stand these days and you're likely to see Martha Stewart Living, Oprah at Home, Southern Accents, Country Living, Cottage Living.

Make room for Jewish Living, a lifestyle magazine aimed at well-educated Jewish women, ages 25 to 54, with children at home and a household income conservatively pegged at $125,...

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Clashes at Far-Right Prague Rally

November 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


There have been clashes in Prague between neo-Nazis and protesters trying to block their right-wing march.

More than 1,000 people rallied in the Czech capital's old Jewish quarter to try to stop the march by members of the Young Nationalist Democrats (MND).

The march was planned for the anniversary of the 1938 anti-Jewish purge known as...

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Swastika Painted on Jewish Professor's Door in N.Y.

October 31, 2007

Source: Reuters


Police are investigating a third suspected hate crime at New York's Columbia University after a swastika was spray-painted on the office door of a Jewish faculty member on Wednesday.

The university confirmed the Teachers College incident in a statement. Police said they were investigating, but declined further comment.

"We feel we've been targeted precisely because Teachers College is, and...

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US Delays Armenia 'Genocide' Vote

October 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


Supporters of a resolution in the US Congress to label as genocide the mass killing of Armenians in Turkey after 1915 have called for it to be delayed.

The four main sponsors of the vote said they still believed a majority of their colleagues would support it, but only if the "timing is more favourable".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she respected...

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"Not in Our Voice," a Commentary by the Progressive Jewish Alliance of Columbia University

October 24, 2007

Author: Shira Gordon, Alana Krivo-Kaufman, Josh Schwartz a

Source: Columbia Spectator


We, the Progressive Jewish Alliance, repudiate the mission of David Horowitz’s “Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.” We reject the manner in which he manipulates Jewish grief over the Holocaust and the situation in Israel. As Jews and members of a larger campus coalition community, we speak out as allies of our fellow...

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Christians Bring Iranian Jews to Israel

October 22, 2007


Source: The Associated Press


Evangelical Christians in the U.S. have helped convince dozens of Iranian Jews to move to Israel in recent months, offering cash incentives and claiming that Iran's tiny Jewish community is in grave danger.

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, a charity that funnels millions of dollars in...

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Belarus President 'Anti-Semitic'

October 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


The president of Belarus has been called "anti-Semitic" after he reportedly blamed Jews for turning a town into a "pigsty".

President Alexander Lukashenko allegedly made the remarks last week after hearing complaints from residents of the eastern town of Bobruisk.

He added that he had been to Israel and seen that "Jewish people do not take...

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France Hunts 'Synagogue Bomber'

October 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


French investigators are trying to trace a man of Palestinian origin living in Canada in connection with the bombing of a Paris synagogue in 1980.

Four people died and nine were hurt when a motorcycle bomb exploded outside the synagogue in central Paris.

The attack sparked outrage and French police never closed their inquiry.


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Armenia Welcomes 'Genocide' Vote

October 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


Armenia's president has welcomed a vote by US lawmakers backing the description of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks after 1915 as genocide.

Robert Kocharyan told reporters he hoped the vote would lead to "full [US] recognition... of the genocide".

Earlier Turkish President Abdullah Gul denounced the vote. Turkey has always...

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Israel's Nightmare: Homegrown Neo-Nazis in the Holy Land

October 9, 2007

Author: Eric Silver

Source: The Independent


Rivka Zagaron, a 75-year-old Holocaust survivor, left her home in the Israeli port city of Haifa one September morning for her daily stroll along the beach. As she walked, two young men accosted her and shouted: "Heil Hitler!" One of them kicked her, the other cursed her. When she managed to get away, she saw them beating a...

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