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The Talmud’s Hot Tub Time Machine – Tablet Magazine

| May 24, 2017

Literary criticAdam Kirschis readinga page of Talmuda day, along with Jews around the world. A strange, time-bending moment came in this weeks Daf Yomi reading, in the course of the rabbis extensive discussion of the laws of inheritance. As we saw last week, the order in which a deceased Jews relatives inherit his property was established in the Torah in Numbers Chapter 27, in the episode of Zelophehads daughters



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Florida man negotiating plea deal in plot to bomb Miami-area synagogue – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| May 24, 2017

(JTA) A South Florida man charged with plotting to bomb a Miami-area synagogue and Jewish school is negotiating a plea agreement, his defense attorney said. James Medina, 41, has been negotiating with prosecutors on a proposed guilty plea, The Associated Press reported, citing court papers filed last week.



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In Fight Against Opioids in Hasidic Crown Heights, ‘Nobody’s Immune’ – DNAinfo

| May 24, 2017

Yaacov Behrman, director of the drug prevention group Operation Survival, demonstrates how to use naloxone nasal spray, a drug used to prevent fatal opioid overdoses. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith CROWN HEIGHTS The firstopioid overdoses in Yaacov Behrmans neighborhood happened more than a decade ago, around 2005,he remembers. At the time a period when accidental overdose deaths were rising in New York, according to data from the citys Department of Health he said many in his community of Lubavitch Crown Heights thought the first kids we lost were exceptions



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Ashkenazi Hebrew – Wikipedia

| May 22, 2017

Ashkenazi Hebrew (Hebrew: Hagiyya Ashkenazit, Yiddish: ), is the pronunciation system for Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew favored for liturgical use and study by Ashkenazi Jewish practice.



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Right-Wing and ‘Radical Islamic’ Terror in the US Are Equally Serious Threats: ADL Report (Exclusive) – Newsweek

| May 22, 2017

They wanted to wake people up. Three men from a small militia group called The Crusaders gathered a stockpile of firearms, ammunition and explosives last year and plotted to load up four vehicles with bombs. Their target was a sprawling apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, where many Somali immigrants live and pray



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A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the 3-alarm fire that destroyed the historic Beth Hamedrash … – Tablet Magazine

| May 20, 2017

It is not being investigated as a bias crime, according to a report May 17, 2017 11:59 AM A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the 3-alarm fire that destroyed the historic Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Synagogueon Manhattans Lower East Side on Sunday night. Heres what we know: The New York Post isreporting that the suspectwho has been charged with arson and whose identity has not been released because he is a minorwas arrested Tuesday night at his home, which is located near the synagogue



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The case for Jewish Heritage Month – Canadian Jewish News (blog)

| May 19, 2017

The following is an edited excerpt of a speech given by Senator Linda Frum to the Senate Committee on Human Rights on May 10, to present her legislation to enact Canadian Jewish Heritage Month. As a member of Canadas proud Jewish community, I am delighted to have had the privilege to have sponsored Senate Public Bill S-232, An Act Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month, the result of a bipartisan, bicameral effort to formalize, in law, a time each year to celebrate the contributions of the Jewish community to Canada.



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People on the move: Anti-Defamation League names director of development for Florida region – Sun Sentinel

| May 19, 2017

People on the Move highlights promotions, appointments and career moves in public relations, finance and buisness development. Alex Reyes was named account representative for J. Wakefield Brewing, based in Miamis Wynwood district, and Sabine Robertson joined Silver International Realty in Delray Beach as a real estate agent.



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Teen arrested and charged with torching synagogue – New York Post

| May 17, 2017

A 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged with torching a historic Lower East Side synagogue, police sources told The Post. The teen was busted Tuesday night at his home, which is not far from the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue at the corner of Broome and Suffolk streets. The boy, whose identity has not been released because he is a minor, has been charged with felony arson, police sources said



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Former chief rabbi convicted of fraud, breach of trust | The Times of … – The Times of Israel

| May 17, 2017

A former chief rabbi of Israel was convicted of fraud on Monday for his part in a bonus-scam that allegedly swindled hundreds of millions of shekels from the government in civil servants wages. The Jerusalem District Court found Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron guilty of fraud offenses including fraud in aggravated circumstances, falsifying documents, and breach of trust.



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