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Russians steal Jewish library, Refuse to return.

The Chabad- Lubavitch Hasidic sect was started in Russia in the nineteenth-century. It has had a long line of famous leaders, all of whom were born in Russia. However, when the Nazis came they were either killed or escaped with … 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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Russian President visits Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland.

Dimitry Medvedev, the president of Russia, has come to Birobidzhan, the only Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland outside of Brooklyn. Asked at the local airport why he had come to the Jewish Autonomous Republic, he said, ” If you only knew how … Continue reading

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Why 27 years for Rubashkin?

Sholom Rubashkin, head of Agriprocessors, a kosher slaughterhouse in Iowa, was just convicted on 86 counts of fraud. His sentence was 27 years in federal prison. Parole is not allowed in the federal prison system. U.S. District Court Chief Judge … Continue reading

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Lubavitcher rebbe, warts and all.

A new biography of the Menachem Mendel Schneerson, z”tl, is getting lots of attention. Rabbi Schneerson who died in 1994, was the last rebbe of the Lubavitcher ( Habad) hasidic dynasty. He left no heir. “Mr. Heilman, a sociologist at Queens … Continue reading

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