Tag Archives: Jews

Jewish Groups Denounce Sarah Palin’s Usage Of The Term “Blood Libel”

Think Progress reports that Jewish groups are denouncing Sarah Palin’s usage of the term “blood libel.” As most of you doubtlessly know, “blood libel” refers to the anti-Semitic claim that Jews use the blood of Christian babies to make matzoh. Such claims have been used to murder hundreds of Jews. From the Jewish lobbying group, J Street: J Street is ...

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BROOKLYN: Hasidic Jews Get Vodka Ads Yanked From City Buses

The MTA has caved to pressure from Brooklyn’s Hasidic Jews and yanked the ad campaign from a vodka company that features a woman’s butt in a bikini. An MTA rep tells Gothamist: “At the request of community leaders, the Georgi vodka ads were removed from buses that are likely to serve Brooklyn’s Hasidic neighborhoods. It has been our longstanding practice, ...

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Jews For Jesus Founder Dies

Moishe Rosen, founder of the controversial group Jews For Jesus, died this week at the age of 78. Jews for Jesus was officially founded by Mr. Rosen in San Francisco in 1973. In the decades since, its missionaries have been a familiar presence on street corners in cities around the United States and elsewhere. Mr. Rosen was the group’s first ...

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Italian Bishop: It’s The Jews’ Fault

Italian Bishop Giacomo Babini continues the Catholic Church’s pedophilia blame game: The latest attempt to deflect culpability and accountability and protect Pope Benedict XVI is drenched in vile anti-semitism and represents a new low — even for the Roman Catholic hierarchy. Giacomo Babini, an emeritus bishop of Grosseto, Italy, believes recent criticism of Pope Benedict XVI’s failure to deal with ...

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Vatican Priest: Catholics Are Being Persecuted Like The Jews

A Vatican priest stepped in it yesterday when he compared the global rash of child molestation investigations to the systemic persecution of Jews. Speaking in St. Peter’s Basilica, the priest, the Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, took note that Easter and Passover fell during the same week this year, and said he was led to think of the Jews. “They know from ...

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Jewish Group Sets Up “Urgent Fund” To Support LGBT Ugandans

The American Jewish World Service has created a fund to help grassroots LGBT groups in Uganda. Fantastic. In response to the terrible human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda, AJWS has created the URGENT LGBT UGANDA FUND to support local, grassroots organizations working to protect and advance human rights for sexual minorities. Your donation ...

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Jews Outraged: Palpatine Wants Holocaust Pope Pius XII To Be Named A Saint

Jewish groups are furious over Pope Palpatine’s announcement that he is submitting Pope Pius XII, infamously known as “Hitler’s Pope,” for beatification. Jewish leaders from around the world expressed their outrage today after the Pope opened the way for his controversial wartime predecessor to be made a saint, with some calling the possible beatification of Pius XII as “inopportune and ...

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The Oldest Story In The World

By now you’ve likely heard that the world’s most famous anti-Semite, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had Jewish parents. A photograph of the Iranian president holding up his identity card during elections in March 2008 clearly shows his family has Jewish roots. A close-up of the document reveals he was previously known as Sabourjian – a Jewish name meaning cloth weaver. ...

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Day Of Atonement

Anybody working today? The subway was the ghost town it always is on Yom Kippur. Even as a non-believer, I like the concept of a special day for forgiving your enemies and apologizing to those you’ve wronged, although it does feel somewhat 12-steppy. I like it, but not as much as the Airing Of Grievances. That’s more me, really.

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Westboro Baptist Protest Raises $10K For Gay NYC Synagogue

And again, the Westboro nutters prove their value to the LGBT movement. A Manhattan synagogue turned a visit from hate-spewing demonstrators into a lucrative fund-raiser Sunday. Leaders of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, a West Village synagogue that caters to gays and lesbians, didn’t want to ignore a planned visit by members of the rabidly anti-gay and anti-Semitic Kansas-based Westboro Baptist ...

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Westboro To Picket Gay NYC Synagogue

Westboro Baptist Church claims that it will picket NYC gay synagogue Congregation Beth Simchat Torah this Sunday at its Bethune Street location. The synagogue responds: CBST will be holding a non-violent prayer vigil and service during the time of their protest. We cannot allow this group to go unchallenged as they engage in hateful speech at our synagogue. The most ...

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Hatred Makes Strange Bedfellows

I thought I heard a shofar being blown at yesterday’s anti-gay marriage rally. “Our accountants will have to do TAXES for married homosexual couples!!!” (Way to hit those stereotypes, Rabbi.) “Next year the perverts will come to you and demand that uncles can marry nephews!” I’d love to annotate this clip with a lie counter. Lie. DING. Lie. DING. Lie. ...

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Mormons Are Posthumously Baptizing Dead Jews, Living Jews Not Amused

From the You Can’t Make It Up file: Holocaust survivors said Monday they are through trying to negotiate with the Mormon church over posthumous baptisms of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps, saying the church has repeatedly violated a 13-year-old agreement barring the practice. Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say they are making changes to ...

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