THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

JEWS WANT TO PUBLISH HITLERSeptember 2009

The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, the country’s leading Jewish group, is asking for the republication of Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and manifesto “Mein Kampf” with an academic commentary. Stephan Kramer explained the request by noting, “An academic and historically critical edition needs to be prepared today, to prevent neo-Nazis profiting from Read More »

By Dave Gordon

OXFORD SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR JEWISH HEALTH STUDYSeptember 2009

Researchers at the DIPEx Health Experiences Research Unit based at the University of Oxford in England are seeking Jewish subjects who have some experience, either themselves or through a family member, with health issues that are more prevalent within the Jewish population. Specific diseases being investigated include Tay Sachs, Gaucher and cystic fibrosis, as well Read More »

By Dave Gordon

UK CALLS YESHIVA POLICIES “RACIST”August 2009

The British Court of Appeals recently ruled that, under race relations law, Jewish schools make admission decisions on the basis of whether the child’s mother is Jewish. The ruling will force many Jewish schools to rewrite entry policies. The case was brought by the father of a boy who was rejected by the Orthodox-run JFS Read More »

By Dave Gordon

OBAMA REACHES OUT TO SYRIAAugust 2009

Signaling a willingness to wipe the slate clean, the US State Department announced plans to return its ambassador to Syria after a four-year absence. The move follows a recent visit by US Mideast envoy George Mitchell, the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Syria in more than four years, with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus. Read More »

By Dave Gordon

ARMY RESCINDS ORDER OF RESERVIST QUESTIONING OBAMA’S LEGITIMACYAugust 2009

When US Army Major Stefen Fredrick Cook, received his orders to deploy to Afghanistan, he reported to court. Seeking an injunction pending examination of Obama’s mysteriously elusive long-form birth certificate, Cook stated in the court filing that he “would be acting in violation of international law by engaging in military actions… under this President’s command… Read More »

By Cm Staff

M D A RECEIVES TOOTH – OPERATED CELL PHONESJuly 2009

Religiously observant staffers and volunteers at Magen David Adom in Israel have received new cell phones that can be activated by using their teeth when responding to emergency calls on Shabbat and festivals. The cell phones are kept in a special holder with a thin metallic arm that the staffers can pull with their teeth to communicate Read More »

By Dave Gordon

E U FUNDS REPAIRS TO AUSCHWITZJuly 2009

The European Union is giving nearly six million dollars to help fund structural repairs to the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The EU has agreed to help preserve the World War II site that draws nearly 1 million tourists annually. The site consists of brick administrative buildings now housing exhibits of hair, clothes and eyeglasses Read More »

By Dave Gordon

NEW RELIGIOUS HIRING LAWS IN THE U KJuly 2009

A new equality bill in England may restrict religious organizations from hiring coreligionists for key positions in their organizations. For example, under the new legislation, Jewish organizations would be allowed to restrict employment to Jews for positions involving rituals or promotion of Judaism, but they may not use religion as a factor in the hiring Read More »

By Dave Gordon

A SHABBAT – FRIENDLY MILITARYJuly 2009

The IDF Rabbinate is working to develop a touch screen computer that would facilitate the use of important systems on Shabbat. Certain systems that track the location of IDF units during operations and battles, and the IDF’s medical information system, must be used at any and all times. While leading halachic authorities generally agree that Read More »

By Dave Gordon

ONLINE KOSHER SHOPPING IN MOSCOWJuly 2009

The website Market.ru is purported to be the first online kosher food store in Russia, and offers home delivery for local Jews and visitors to Moscow. The store offers fresh vegetables and fruits, canned goods, meat and dairy products, beverages, juices and wines. Orders can be made on-line or by phone, which makes shopping easier Read More »

By Dave Gordon
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