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NY Times Op-Ed. Ground Zero Mosque leader distorts Hebrew word Shalom.

The NY Times today has given over part of its op-ed area to an essay by Imam Rauf, the man behind the Ground Zero mosque. He says one thing which, as a specialist in the Hebrew language, I feel competent … Continue reading

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Hasidic Sex Symbol: Punk Jews

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Hasidic sex symbols. Several year ago, still sporting payess and a more-or-less Chasidic appearance, I met a girl in Greenwich village who stopped me on McDougal Street to tell me, “I think Hasidic … Continue reading

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NY Public School: In Hebrew.

Welcome to the Hebrew Language Academy of Midwood, Brooklyn, New York City, the city’s first Hebrew language charter school. One third of the students are black and Hispanic. The city of NY pays for it. Currently the school has 150 … Continue reading

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Israel apologizes for one of most popular videos on youtube.

Shortly after the world attacked Israel for defending itself by resisting the knife-wielding peace flotilla, the government released a brilliant comedy video, We con the world. The you tube video has gotten over two and a half million hits  as … Continue reading

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Israeli Haredim find their clout.

There are approximately 700,000 Haredim or ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel, a land of seven million. Traditionally, the poorest sector of the society, they have now found a way to make their presence known in a way that benefits them. They … Continue reading

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Why The Jewish Daily Report?

Over the years it has become more and more obvious that much of the major media is very selective in its reporting of news of the Jewish community and Israel. Chances are that your local TV, radio, newspaper doesn’t report … Continue reading

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