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NJ Jewish paper unlikely to reverse decision in face of orthodox threats.

    People familiar with the situation in Teaneck, NJ, the home of the NJ Jewish Standard, caution that it is extremely unlikely that the publisher of the newspaper, James Janoff, will reverse his policy of refusing to publish same-sex … Continue reading

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Interview: We don’t hide who we are.

    This interview and picture ( from Avi) were taken from New Voices, a national Jewish student newspaper, which we suggest you check out for further information. Ben Sales is the author of the article as well as the … Continue reading

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NJ Jewish paper threatened by orthodox thugs.

Our previous story detailed the decision by the NJ Jewish Standard to change its policy of printing announcements of local Jewish couples by specifically excluding same-sex unions authorized by New Jersey law. After we published the story we were inundated … Continue reading

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Black Orthodox Jewish population growing.

(The following article is reprinted from the NY Times where it originally appeared on 28 August 2010.) Black and Jewish, and Seeing No Contradiction By TRYMAINE LEE In yeshivas, they are sometimes taunted as “monkeys” or with the Yiddish epithet … Continue reading

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Orthodox rabbis urge acceptance of gays.

(JTA) — Dozens of Orthodox rabbis have signed a statement of principles calling for the acceptance of homosexuals in the Orthodox community. The statement, signed by rabbis in the United States and Israel, was released on July 29, the same day … 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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Orthodox rabbi ordains woman; Major protests follow.

It definitely is a first in Jewish history. The first orthodox woman rabbi. And she earned it in a way that no man ever has done. She went through all the rabbinical training for three years at Manhattan’s Drisha Institute. … Continue reading

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NY Times questions Christian/Jewish donations to Israel.

The NY Times on Monday, 5 July, published a front page article (online) entitled, Tax-exempt funds aid settlements in West Bank. The article argues that US donations from established charities are going to help West Bank residents and that this … Continue reading

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Kick me, I’m Jewish. Jewish Decoys in the Netherlands.

Here in the States there are certain neighborhoods where anyone dressed with a yarmulka ( Jewish skull cap) or wearing orthodox garb, stands a good chance of inviting verbal attacks and possibly physical violence. The situation is even worse in … Continue reading

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Yiddish alive and doing quite well, thank you.

For years I have been hearing secular Jews tell me that Yiddish is dead. Meanwhile, people have continued to speak Yiddish but, if you listen to the rest of the world, they don’t exist or, maybe, don’t count. While languages … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Gay Pride parade route rejected.

The Jerusalem Open House organization is launching its annual Gay Pride parade on July 29, but the Jerusalem police have rejected the suggested route of the parade, which was to culminate at the Knesset building where a rally was to … Continue reading

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US Hasidic town wins first prize…for poverty.

Kiryas Yoel, a Hasidic town in upper New York state, has now earned the dubious distinction of being the fastest growing place in the region as well as the poorest city in America and the one with the greatest number … 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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Hawai’i to consider ban on shatnez

Following on her reluctance to sign a bill which the Hawai’i legislature passed to permit civil unions for same-sex couples, Gov. Linda Lingle (R), not to be confused with the  Lingle of the famous LINGLE V. CHEVRON U.S. A. INC. (04-163) … Continue reading

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Rabbi puts curse on Israeli developers. Riots follow.

An Israeli rabbi, Tuvia Weiss, put a curse on developers whom he said were desecrating graves. Riots followed and five policemen and ten demonstrators were injured. “The Rabbi put a curse on the health, body and the livelihood of anyone … Continue reading

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Jewish segregation in Israel outlawed, violators jailed.

Haredi ( ultra-orthodox) parents of children in a segregated school have gone into hiding to avoid arrest for breaking the law. The school in the village of  Immanuel has practiced segregation of Jewish children who are Sefardic ( of Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Poll: Jewish support for Obama falling.

“The American Jewish Committee poll of U.S. Jews found that Obama’s approval rating is at 57 percent, with 38 percent disapproving. That’s down from the stratospheric 79 percent approval rating among Jews that Obama enjoyed about a year ago, in … Continue reading

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Black Jews fight in Harlem.

Founded in 1919 by  Wentworth Arthur Matthew, the Commandment Keepers Synagogue, was a black congregation in Harlem which kept many of the Jewish laws and also was inspired by the teachings of Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader. “The Black … 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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Yeshiva rabbi shoots student.

Rabbi Menachem Edri does not turn the other cheek. A student in the Ben ish chai yeshiva where he is the director, has taken him to court for shooting him twice and then beating him up. Rabbi Edri learned that … Continue reading

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Yiddish-speaking Jewish homeland.

In the 1930′s, Stalin, no friend of the Jews, established a Jewish Autonomous Region on the border of Northern China. It is called Birobidzhan. Many Jews flocked there from around the world. Those who did, survived the Nazis. Yiddish was … 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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