Tag Archives: Judaism

Trump Fails To Invite Jewish Democrats To White House’s “Especially Special” Hanukkah Party [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump failed to invite Jewish Congressional Democrats to the White House’s annual Hanukkah party on Thursday night, demonstrating that Washington partisanship can poison even the most benign religious holidays. The decision shocked some Jewish Democrats, who observed that previous presidents had invited members of the opposing party to religious holiday parties. “Why would you make partisan …

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SURVEY: White Christians Now A Minority In USA

Just in from the Public Religion Research Institute: The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. White Christians, once the dominant religious group in the U.S., now account for fewer than half of all adults living in the country. Today, fewer than half of all states are majority white Christian. As recently as 2007, 39 states had majority white …

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Rabbis Ditch Traditional High Holy Days Call With Trump Over His Support For “Advocates Of Anti-Semitism”

Politico reports: A prominent coalition of American rabbis has decided not to hold its annual conference call with the president to mark Jewish holidays, citing Donald Trump’s remarks on the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as supporting “those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia.” “We have concluded that President Trump’s statements during and after the tragic events in Charlottesville are …

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Politico Ponders: Do Trump’s Craziest Tweets Always Come On Saturdays Because It’s The Jewish Sabbath?

Politico reports: The prevailing narrative about when President Donald Trump launches his most reckless tirades involves the absence of the two people viewed as the great moderating influences in his life: his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. The couple are Orthodox Jews who observe the Sabbath, which runs from sundown Friday until sundown on Saturday—the time when Trump …

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JERUSALEM: Chief Rabbi Declares Gays To Be “Cult Of Abomination” Who Should Be Executed [VIDEO]

The Jerusalem Post reports: Two complaints of incitement have been filed to the police against Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar for comments he has made calling men and women from the LGBT community “a cult of abomination,” and stating that they are liable to the death penalty according to Jewish law. Amar’s comments created a fierce political backlash from …

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BROOKLYN: Ultra-Orthodox Sect’s Ear-Splitting Shabbat Alarm Brings Hearing Damage Complaints [VIDEO]

The alarm sounds much like a high-pitched air raid siren. Gothamist reports: Long-time Brooklynites may be familiar with the siren noises that resound on Friday evenings in neighborhoods across the borough. This noise, which signals the beginning of Shabbat, gives observant Jews a heads up that it’s time to head home before sundown. The sirens are especially common in neighborhoods …

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Orthodox Jew Posts Facebook Rant Celebrating Orlando Massacre: If An Arab Did This, Good For Him [VIDEO]

JMG reader Chaim Levin sends us the below clip in which Yosef Edery, a Brooklyn member of the Chabad Orthodox Jewish sect, celebrates the Orlando massacre. “People were killed in an act of terror. Fine. If an Arab did it, good for him! God hates sin. They deserved to die. I have no mercy for people that God has no …

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ISRAEL: Marijuana Ruled Kosher For Passover [VIDEO]

From the Times Of Israel: Getting baked on Passover is no longer just for matzah, a leading Orthodox rabbi ruled, after sniffing (but not smoking) some cannabis leaves. Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, widely considered the leading living ultra-Orthodox halachic authority, ruled that marijuana is kosher for Passover and can be either eaten or smoked over the eight-day Jewish festival, during which …

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NEW YORK CITY: Board Of Health Repeals Consent Forms For “Snip-N-Suck” Circumcisions

Even though baby boys continue to contract herpes from their rabbis, yesterday the New York City Board Of Health repealed its requirement that Ultra Orthodox parents sign a Bloomberg-era consent form which warns them about a controversial circumcision ritual. Gothamist rants: After a few years of toothless bureaucracy and a minimal amount of government involvement, New York City is a …

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DC Rabbi Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Videotaping Nude Synagogue Members

The “Peeping Rabbi” has been sentenced. Rabbi Barry Freundel was sentenced to 6-1/2 years for secretly videotaping dozens of women naked in the mikveh of his high-profile Washington D.C. synagogue. The disgraced cleric was sentenced to 45 days for each of 52 counts of voyeurism. The courtroom cheered the decision and Freundel was taken into custody immediately D.C. Judge Geoffrey …

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NEW YORK: Flight Delayed Because Hasidim Wouldn’t Sit Next To Women

A flight from New York City to Tel Aviv was delayed on Wednesday because ultra-Orthodox passengers refused to sit next to women. According to the passengers who were on the plane, their fellow ultra-Orthodox travelers refused to sit next to women prior to the takeoff, which not only delayed the flight, but caused actual chaos to ensue on the plane. …

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Second-Largest Religions By State

Via the Washington Post: In the Western U.S., Buddhists represent the largest non-Christian religious bloc in most states. In 20 states, mostly in the Midwest and South, Islam is the largest non-Christian faith tradition. And in 15 states, mostly in the Northeast, Judaism has the most followers after Christianity. Hindus come in second place in Arizona and Delaware, and there …

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Jews Ordered To “Register” In Ukraine

Via USA Today: Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to “register” with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media. Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city’s Jews to provide …

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Robertson: Jews Are Too Busy Polishing Diamonds To Work On Their Cars

And Pat Robertson knows a LOT about polishing diamonds.

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NEW YORK CITY: 50,000 Ultra-Orthodox Jews March In Protest Of Israeli Draft

The Times Of Israel reports: The widespread opposition to the draft poses a challenge to the country, which is grappling with a cultural war over the place of the ultra-Orthodox in Israeli society. The issue of army service is at the core of that struggle. Since Israel’s founding in 1948, the ultra-Orthodox, who make up about 8 percent of Israel’s …

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FRC Vice President Jerry Boykin: Jews Are The Cause Of All The World’s Problems

Three months ago Family Research Council president Tony Perkins joined seven evangelical members of Congress, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, in a tour of Israel during which they met privately with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Perkins followed up that visit with more of his regular missives about how Americans need to support Israel above all other allies. Take it away, Southern …

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Rabbis Stand With LGBT Ugandans

From a petition launched by the American Jewish World Service: Dear President Museveni, I am writing to implore you, respectfully, to veto Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill that was recently passed by the Ugandan Parliament. As a rabbi, I honor the inherent dignity of each and every person. Jewish theology, tradition and history compel me to uphold the values of kavod habriyot, …

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Rabbi Josef Mizrachi: Romans Invented The False Religion Of Christianity

Because circumcision. Or something. This is the guy who two weeks ago declared that the Torah commands that all homosexuals be stoned to death.

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The Torah Makes No Distinction: Even Butch Homos Must Be Stoned To Death

From the about page for Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi: Kiruv Organization is a Non Profit Organization founded 16 years ago in 1995 by Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi in New York for the purpose of connecting Jews to Judaism and Torah. As of today there are more than 56,000 followers on Rabbi Mizrachi’s FaceBook page whom listen to lectures and read articles on …

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