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  • ADL audit: Anti-Semitic incidents down in U.S., assaults up

    3 weeks ago

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States decreased by 19 percent in 2013, but physical assaults against Jews increased, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states...

  • Chicago rabbi arrested on sex abuse charges

    May 28, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    Chicago Rabbi Larry Dudovitz was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2006.

    Dudovitz, 45, was arrested Saturday, the Chicago Tribune reported, and is being held on $100,000 bail.

    Dudovitz, who is also known by his Hebrew name Aryeh, reportedly leads a Chabad synagogue in Chicago. He was formerly a rabbi at the Chabad House of Northwest Indiana.

    According to authorities, the alleged assault occurred at the victim’s home on Oct. 26, 2002 in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.

  • Report: Justin Bieber sued for ‘assaulting’ Israeli bodyguard

    January 11, 2013 | 10:00 am

    The Israeli former bodyguard of teen idol Justin Bieber reportedly sued the pop star for assault.

    Moshe Benabou, who lives in the United States, is seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery and more than $420,000 in unpaid overtime, the news site TMZ reported on...

  • Two Australian BDS protesters found guilty of assault

    July 30, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Two anti-Israel activists arrested in Melbourne last year were found guilty of assaulting police.

    The Melbourne Magistrates’ Court last week fined Sergio Tobon and Stephen Evans $500 each for the convictions stemming from an anti-Israel demonstration in July 2011 at a Melbourne...

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  • Orthodox gay activist sues cousin for assault

    July 3, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    An Orthodox blogger sued his cousin, whose family owns a large New York Judaica store, for assaulting him.

    Chaim Levin, now a gay activist, has sued cousin Sholom Eichler in a Brooklyn court, according to the New York Post. Eichler’s family owns Eichler’s Judaica Store in Brooklyn.

    Levin claims that Eichler assaulted him weekly beginning when he was 6, from 1996 to 1999, at the Eichler family home and at a synagogue.

  • Teacher arrested after Holocaust lesson goes awry

    May 1, 2012 | 11:02 am

    A South Carolina teacher was arrested on charges of assault and battery after trying to make a point during a lesson on the Holocaust.

    Patricia Mulholland, a veteran seventh-grade social studies teacher at Bluffton Middle School, is accused of dragging a student from his seat by his...

  • French Interior Ministry says assault has not started

    March 21, 2012 | 5:19 pm

    UPDATE (4:40 p.m.): French Interior Ministry says blasts were to intimidate suspect in Toulouse, assault has not started


    French police launched an assault late on Wednesday on an apartment where a gunman suspected of killing seven people in the name of al Qaeda was holed up,...

  • Police question Strauss-Kahn in French assault case

    September 26, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    UPDATE: [1:10 p.m.] Strauss-Kahn was immune from civil suit under international law when suit was filed, his lawyers say.

    Monday, Sept. 12
    Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was questioned by French police on Monday over a complaint of attempted rape, filed after his May...

  • Israeli court sentences Birthright assailant

    January 25, 2011 | 10:48 am

    A New Jersey man who assaulted a fellow Birthright Israel participant was sentenced to time served and community service.

    Jonathan Haft, 25, was convicted Monday in Israel of aggravated assault for attacking Sherry Kestenbaum, 23, also of New Jersey, last May. He was sentenced to...

  • Analysis: Israel seeks to change rules of the game with Gaza assault

    By Leslie Susser

    December 29, 2008 | 7:17 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's retaliation against persistent Hamas mortar and rocket attacks on civilians in southern Israel was far more ferocious than anyone, including Hamas, expected.

    The first three days of intensive Israel Air Force bombing in Gaza reduced hundreds of Hamas...

  • Let bygones (not) be bygones

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 5, 2008 | 2:02 pm

    That's it?

    Twelve-hundred-and-eight words, and we're supposed to forget the months of ugly that came before?

    Not so fast.

    "I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort to find...
  • Record anti-Semitism weighs heavily on British Jews

    By Vanessa Bulkacz

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With anti-Semitism in Britain at record levels, life is changing in subtle and not-so-subtle ways for the country's Jews.

    Armed guards escort Orthodox Jews in Manchester walking to synagogue. Vendors sell Arabic-language editions of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" outside...

  • Community Divided Over Hillel Rabbi

    By Marc Ballon

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The UCLA Hillel rabbi who allegedly lost his temper and kicked a freelance journalist who called him a derogatory name could be required to undergo anger management training, counseling or worse for his reported actions.

    On Dec. 1, Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller and Rachel Neuwirth will...

  • Briefs

    By Community Briefs

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ADL Assists in OC White Supremacists Arrest

    Orange County authorities arrested two white supremacist leaders this week, and charged them with having bomb-making materials in 1999, including enough gasoline – 50 gallons worth – to blow up the Anaheim apartment building in...

  • The Self-Denying Prophecy

    By Lawrence H. Summers

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This address was given Sept. 17, 2002, at morning prayers at Harvard University's Memorial Church in Cambridge, Mass.

    I speak with you today, not as president of [Harvard] University, but as a concerned member of our community, about something that I never thought I would become...

  • Battle of the Iranians

    By Tom Tugend

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    After an evening of social drinking and dancing at a well-publicized Persian Night at the Goodbar nightclub in West Hollywood, some 20 young Iranian Muslims followed two young Iranian Jews into the street and, amidst shouts of "F--k the Jews, Kill the Jews," attacked the two.

    The...

  • Self-Defense Vitalfor Women

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    July 25, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Each year in January, female friends, co-workers and family members of Nicola Shocket can count on receiving a phone call or e-mail. The message isn't a New Year's greeting or birthday invitation. The 39-year-old executive-search consultant wants them to join her at a four-hour...

  • The Divorce Force

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    By J.J. Goldberg

    Gangs of masked, Yiddish-speaking thugs inBrooklyn have been abducting Orthodox Jewish men and beating themsavagely to force them into granting their wives a religious divorce,or get, according to several men who say they were victims of such assaults.The beatings...

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