Stymied in attempts to collect more than $1.2 billion in court judgments against Iran for its sponsorship of terror attacks in Israel, 60 Americans who were victims of those attacks or whose family members were victims have filed a federal suit seeking permission to sell all of Iran’s Internet domain names and licenses.
Facebook page sparks global outrage; provokes big questions.
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Two Israeli high school students draped in Israeli flags stood in the snow-topped forest of Treblinka, turned an iPhone around to face them, and snapped a smiling picture. The shot later appeared on Facebook with the caption “#Trablinka #poland#jewish.”
Researchers report that fully 22 percent of American Jews say they have no religion – a figure that jumps to 32 percent among those born after 1980. The National Council of Young Israel is hoping to do something about that by launching an outreach program, “One Community,” headed by a rabbi who honed his skills working for decades for Aish HaTorah, widely known for its skill at "kiruv."
Political leaders put aside politics and joined with clergy from several denominations in Mineola, L.I., today to raise their voice in a collective call for the release of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers.
“I’ve turned gray waiting for UJA to make this conference,” said Shelly Weiss, a longtime LGBTQ activist. She was referring to UJA-Federation of New York’s first-ever conference focused on the Jewish gay, lesbian, transgender and queer community, which took place last month at the charity’s headquarters on East 59th Street.
Fans of the British soccer team Tottenham Hotspurs who use the term “yid” will not be arrested, British police said.
Constable Steve Payne of London’s Metropolitan Police told a meeting of team fans last week that using the word is no longer an arrestable offense, but that fans could still be charged if accused of using the term in a pejorative way, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported.
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