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Hachnasat Sefer Torah Chabad Champaign Sep 22 2013

20.01.2014

הכנסת ספר תורה – שאמפיין אלינוי, י”ח בתשרי ה’תשע”ד ,22 בספטמבר 2013.
ספר התורה נתרם ע”י קהילת יהודי דאנוויל אילינוי בעקבות סגירת בית הכנסת בעירם.

The Torah was donated by the Jewish community Dabville Illinois following the closure of the synagogue in their town.

Ukraine to cash in on Jewish pilgrims: Breslov Hassidic Jews may face Rabbi Nachman grave charge

 21.01.2014

Breslov Hassidic Jews have expressed outrage over a proposed new law in Ukraine that will tax visitors to the grave of the famous Rabbi Nachman of Uman. Visitors will be charged USD 100 for a day pass to the holy site. Architects of the bill say the fee will fund health, emergency services, and sanitation in the area.

 21.01.2014

Breslov Hassidic Jews have expressed outrage over a proposed new law in Ukraine that will tax visitors to the grave of the famous Rabbi Nachman of Uman. Visitors will be charged USD 100 for a day pass to the holy site. Architects of the bill say the fee will fund health, emergency services, and sanitation in the area.

UNESCO slammed for cancelling landmark Jewish Israel exhibit following Arab nation pressur

 20.01.2014

Jewish groups from around the world are outraged at UNESCO’s decision to cancel an exhibition on the Jewish people’s long relationship with the land of Israe.

Jewish groups from around the world are outraged at UNESCO due to the last-minute cancellation of an exhibition on the history of Jews in the Holy Land….

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Two violent anti-Semitic attacks alarm Ukraine’s Jewish community
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Two violent anti-Semitic attacks alarm Ukraine’s Jewish community. The recent anti-Semitic violent events in Kiev, Ukraine may be politically motivated and connected to the Euromaidan protests. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Two violent anti 
See all stories on this topic »Hungarian Jewish Leaders Accuse Government of Minimizing Holocaust
The Jewish Press
Hungarian Jewish leaders demanded the resignation of a key government appointee and threatened to boycott government-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. In an unusually strong statement posted Sunday on its 
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Your Houston News
Through examining various events in modern Jewish history, To Be a Jew in the Free World aims to initiate a discussion about Jewish identity, its relevance in modern times, and how to ensure Jewish continuity for generations to come. Advertisement.
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Screen International (blog)
The unique geographic location of the greater Miami area and the large Jewishpopulation in the community makes it a natural gateway for Jewish interest films. MJFF promotes itself as a destination event, encouraging visitors and residents to enjoy 
See all stories on this topic »Holocaust survivors commemorate King’s legacy
Chicago Tribune
The event aimed to highlight parallels between the civil rights movement and the Jewishcommunity’s struggles during the Holocaust to show that King’s message of nonviolence and equality extends beyond the civil rights struggle, organizers said.
See all stories on this topic »Jewish film festival hits Hampton Roads
Daily Press
Tuesday will feature “Kidon” at Beach Movie Bistro in Virginia Beach, a comedic take on real-life events. Wednesday will feature the documentary “Sturgeon Queens” about a lox and herring store on its 100th anniversary, and “Follow Me,” a film following 
See all stories on this topic »First LGBTI pride event to take place in Melbourne synagogue
Star Observer
The event is a collaboration between the synagogue and Keshet, a national organisation founded to educate the Jewish community about LGBTI Jewish people, and is set to honour key community members. Among those receiving awards are Transgender 
See all stories on this topic »January 21: ‘Forming My Life’ and other SF events
San Francisco Examiner
[7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]. Lectures. Corporate innovation: Speakers discuss how the trend of separate innovation “labs” has spread among big-name businesses and how corporate teams are thinking like startups. [6:30 p
See all stories on this topic »Hillel’s Role in Fighting BDS on Campus
FrontPage Magazine
Last year at Harvard, a group of students, the Harvard College Progressive JewishAlliance, requested to cosponsor an event at the Harvard Hillel entitled “Jewish Voices Against the Israeli Occupation” with the Harvard College Palestine Solidarity 
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Hungary Jews Threaten To Shun Holocaust Events
Jewish Daily Forward
Hungarian Jewish leaders demanded the resignation of a key government appointee and threatened to boycott government-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. In an unusually strong statement posted Sunday on its 
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Two violent anti-Semitic attacks alarm Ukraine’s Jewish community
JNS.org
Two violent anti-Semitic attacks alarm Ukraine’s Jewish community. The recent anti-Semitic violent events in Kiev, Ukraine may be politically motivated and connected to the Euromaidan protests. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Two violent anti 
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Hungarian Jewish Leaders Accuse Government of Minimizing Holocaust
The Jewish Press
Hungarian Jewish leaders demanded the resignation of a key government appointee and threatened to boycott government-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. In an unusually strong statement posted Sunday on its 
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Course to discuss tension between Judaism and modernity
Your Houston News
Through examining various events in modern Jewish history, To Be a Jew in the Free World aims to initiate a discussion about Jewish identity, its relevance in modern times, and how to ensure Jewish continuity for generations to come. Advertisement.
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Israeli Business Leaders in Davos Forum Press for ‘Peace’

Arutz Sheva – MK Shuli Moallem-Refaeli (Jewish Home) on Monday sharply criticized the pressure to make territorial concessions reportedly being exerted by top
Three Ugly Memes About Jews and Israel

Algemeiner – Three Ugly Memes About Jews and Israel  memes about Jews and Israel that I’ve noticed in three separate-but-related news stories recently.
Presidential Race Underway in Israel – Yeshiva World News

Y.W. Editor – Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel and former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky is among the contenders. He founded the Yisrael B’Aliyah 

 

UNESCO cancels event on Jewish ties to Land of Israel
Days before it was scheduled to open, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization cancelled an exhibit in Paris entitled, “The People, The Book, the Land: The 3,500-year relationship between the Jewish people and the land of Israel.” (full story)

Congressional members protest Israel boycott
A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli universities. (full story)

Peace possibilities unlikely
Chances are that the current round of talks between Israelis and Palestinians will end without a final agreement, said President Barack Obama. (full story)

Islamic group makes Olympic threats
An Islamic militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. (full story)


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MLK Day free admission at Maltz Museum
Honor the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Maltz Museum’s annual free admission day. The celebration begins at 11:30am in the Museum’s Chelm Family Theatre with The Honorable Louis Stokes, U.S. Congressman from Ohio (retired). He will be interviewed by The Plain Dealer‘s Brent Larkin with a Q&A session to follow.  216.593.0575. Sponsored by Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland (more info)

This Day in History
1952: Birthdate of Paul Stanley lead singer “Kiss.”