Austria’s Jewish community recommended on Tuesday that voters back an independent candidate at an election that could produce the first right-wing president in the European Union - the first time it has ever declared an endorsement.
In addition to the swastikas, the scrawlings on the No. 1 train featured the “white power” slogan and hateful words directed at President Barack Obama and his family, with statements like “finally we have a white man in the White House,” and “pray that Obama’s daughter gets raped.”16
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Sephardi Orthodox Shas Party has proposed a bill that would prevent any kind of non-Orthodox public prayer at the Western Wall. Under the draft bill, announced by Shas late on Monday, a fine of some $2,500 or a six-month prison sentence would be levied on those taking part in egalitarian prayer…
ZOA President Morton Klein said James Mattis doesn’t understand Israel’s value to the United States.8
(JTA) — Fans of a British soccer team were filmed singing an anti-Semitic chant on a London subway. The chant by backers of the Chelsea club followed the team’s victory on Saturday night against the rival Tottenham Hotspur, which has many Jewish and pro-Jewish fans. “I’ve got foreskin, how about you? F***|\*| Jew,” they reportedly chanted. One Spurs fan…28
“As soon as the injunction is lifted, we are going to move on things right away,” Irit told The Times of Israel in November at her home in the Tel Aviv suburb of Kfar Saba. “I am willing to sacrifice so that Omri will have a continuation here in Israel.”3
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late Friday, had a complicated history with Jews. Under Castro, who seized power in 1959, and his brother Raul Castro, who took over as president in 2008, Jews in Cuba were extended religious freedoms and received special rations from the government for kosher meat. But the…3
(JTA) — France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as they fled the Nazis. The portrait, attributed by the French Culture Ministry either to the Dutch artist Joos van Cleve or his son, was returned Monday to Christopher Bromberg and Henrietta Schubert in Paris.
Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is known for his pro-Israel activism, his support of president-elect Donald Trump, and his books about sex in the orthodox world. But recently he found himself making a small scene about a completely different issue - the burial of Fidel Castro.
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