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Iran excepted from Obama’s new nuclear policy

04/05/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- President Obama's new strategy to limit U.S. use of nuclear weapons would not apply to "outliers like Iran and North Korea," he said.

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Survivors’ group seeks probe of Torah-rescuing rabbi

04/01/2010 - 20:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- A Holocaust survivors group has asked Maryland to launch a fraud investigation into the sale of reclaimed Holocaust-era Torah scrolls.

The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants requested a probe into the work of Rabbi Menachem Youlus and Save A Torah Inc., a non-profit foundation that supports the rabbi's finding, purchasing and restoring of European Torahs, in a letter to state Attorney General Douglas Gansler.

In Germany, Confronting the Nazi Perpetrators

03/31/2010 - 20:00
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BERLIN (JTA) -- It isn't easy facing the cold stare of a Nazi perpetrator, even in a photo. Increasingly, however, memorial sites in Germany are making the confrontation possible, opening a door that long has been sealed.

A new exhibit at the former Ravensbrueck women's concentration camp in the ex-East German state of Brandenburg is the latest example.

Tim Boxer: IDF Chief Introduces His Dream Team

03/31/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

The Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, brought 30 of his troops with him when he came to New York in March. He introduced his Dream Team at a Friends of the IDF fundraising dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, which was emceed by syndicated radio host Monica Crowley.

“Shalom, y’all,” said Daniel, one of the Dream Team members.

Elie Tahari makes a fashion statement with a contribution to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces; photo - Photo: FIDF

A Week of Activism

With their own counter events, rallies and even popcorn, pro-Israel students made sure Israeli Apartheid Week didn’t dominate campus discourse.
03/12/2009 - 20:00
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Last Wednesday, approximately 70 New York University students viewed “The Impact of Occupation: This Body is a Prison,” as part of Israeli Apartheid Week.
While they watched the film, which is highly critical of Israeli policies in the occupied West Bank, many in the audience noshed on popcorn from cups plastered with pro-Israel messages.

NYU students braved the cold last week to show their support for Israel during a week of Palestinian protests.

Gaza on Washington Square

Demonstrating NYU students graft Gaza demands onto their protest; campus bracing for upcoming Israel Apartheid Week.
02/26/2009 - 19:00
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The students’ demands, at first glance, seemed like standard-issue ones: a tuition freeze, requests for budget transparency, student representation on the board of trustees, and fair labor contracts for all employees.
But the 64 New York University students who barricaded themselves inside a cafeteria for two days last week had two other demands, that seemed out of left field: Provide 13 Palestinian students from Gaza with scholarships to the university, and donate all excess supplies to rebuild the University of Gaza, damaged in Israel’s recent war against Hamas.

Protestor Farah Khimji addressed the crowd of students with her in the Kimmel Center cafeteria last week. At one point more than

'Main Street USA,' Just Across the River

The Jews of Roosevelt Island like the small-town feel of their outpost.
03/31/2010 - 20:00
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Talk about a Jewish diaspora.
Cut off from the Manhattan mainland and its very Jewish heartbeat, the Jews of Roosevelt Island may be the least-known Jewish community in the area.
Which is OK by them.

Rabbi Zalman and Nechama Duchman and their children. The Chabad emissaries settled in Roosevelt Island four years ago.

Power to the Pita

02/04/2010 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

The prospect of Greenwich Village’s best falafel enticed more than 120 hungry New Yorkers onto the cold streets late last month.

A “falafel crawl,” — which hit five kosher and non-kosher establishments in close proximity — was the latest adventure of NYC Food crawls, a group that began last October, with a dumpling crawl around Chinatown.

Mamoun’s Falafel on MacDougal Street received the most votes for taste and value on the Greenwich Village falafel crawl.

Attack on Building is Hate Crime, N.Y. Court Rules

State Appeals Court rules in case involving 2000 Bronx synagogue firebombing
03/31/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- A person can be guilty of a hate crime even if his victim is a building and not a person, a New York court found.

The state's Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday that Mazin Assi's conviction under New York's hate crimes statute for throwing firebombs at a Bronx synagogue in 2000 was valid.

Assi was convicted in 2003 of attempted arson and criminal mischief as hate crimes and sentenced to five to 15 years in prison. In an appeal, Assi claimed that his conviction under the hate crimes law should be reversed since he attacked property and not a person.

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