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The teenage boy who was struck by lightning at the Zikim beach near the southern city of Ashkelon yesterday passed away Wednesday afternoon at the Barzilai Medical Center.
A massive portrait of Adolf Hitler, along with writing that praised the Nazi leader, was found painted on a wall near the grave of famed Rabbi Nahman of Breslov in Ukraine on Saturday.
In honor of Sukkot, singer Simche Friedman presents: “A Sukkeleh” – the debut single from his upcoming family project “Our Shabbos Table”. The album will have 12 “amateur,” around the Shabbos table songs.
Dr. Mirah Wilks, a psychologist who moved to Australia from Israel as a young girl and who lived in South Africa in recent years, was stabbed to death in her home. According to reports, Wilks was ambushed and attacked by a gang of armed robbers who had waited until her husband Frank left to worship at the local synagogue, leaving her home alone.
A young child is in critical condition after being viciously attacked by a homeless man in Queens. The attack happened at around 5:00pm in the Kew Gardens section of Queens. Sources say that the suspect approuched the victim, picked him up and slammed his head into the concrete.
The Jewish boy who was forced to kneel and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate has been sent threatening text messages. The messages told the 12-year-old boy that he would be slaughtered and asked if he wanted to “talk about suicide,” according to the report.
At least two people were shot dead on a street in the German city of Halle on Wednesday, police said, with witnesses saying that a synagogue was among the gunmen’s targets as Jews marked the holy day of Yom Kippur.
US President Donald Trump published a special message ahead of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, which begins at sundown on Tuesday. “Melania and I wish all Jewish people a blessed Yom Kippur.”
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo tasked the State Police to increase their presence near synagogues and religious centers during Yom Kippur.
Another swastika was found in Brooklyn, this one on 14th Avenue and 39th Street, on a very busy Boro Park Street. The red Nazi symbol was found on a wooden board, and the NYPD and Boro Park Shomrim were called.
The number of hate crimes against Jews in New York City has risen significantly over the first nine months of this year, part of a citywide rise in such offenses. The New York Police Department has reported 311 total hate crimes through September, as opposed to 250 reported through the same period in 2018, according to Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari, who heads the department’s Hate Crimes Task Force.
A major police investigation is underway after there were three attempted luring incidents in Boro Park on Motzei Shabbos. NYPD sources confirm to YWN that a Toyota Rav 4 occupied by at least two suspects tried offering candy to children at three locations in around 25 minutes. Police are taking this matter seriously, and have launched an investigation.
In a letter to Chancellor Betty Rosa and Acting State Education Commissioner Beth Berlin, a majority of the New York City Council announced their opposition to the State Education Department’s proposed regulations of nonpublic schools and urged that they be withdrawn.
A 23-year-old Syrian armed with a knife on Friday ran into a Berlin synagogue, and was arrested at the entrance. According to eyewitnesses, the Syrian yelled “Allahu akhbar” and anti-Israel statements. The synagogue’s two guards immediately drew their weapons, and police pepper sprayed the man before arresting him.
As tens of thousands of Jews from around the world converged upon Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah, anti-corruption enforcement took place on the ground, a move that greatly pleased the US-based Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, which brought the issue to the forefront. Employees of the local utility authority attempted to extort bribes from local Jewish vendors, demanding hundreds of dollars from each so that they could continue operating. Only this time – for the first time ever – they got arrested while doing so.
A Swedish political party has voted to change its official stance in favor of banning circumcision. The Swedish Center Party voted 314-166 at its annual meeting to work to fight the nonmedical circumcision of boys. Party chief Annie Loof was among the party leaders who criticized the vote.
A 12-year-old Jewish student was forced to kneel down and kiss the shoes of a Muslim classmate, while a five-year-old boy was allegedly called a “Jewish cockroach” and repeatedly hounded in the school toilets by his young classmates.
The “Reverend” Al Sharpton, the vile anti-semite, who fueled the Crown Heights riots more than two decades ago, was honored with delivering a speech at a NYC “synagogue” on Rosh Hashanah.
The latest two hate crimes occurred on Monday, the first day of Rosh Hashanah in Williamsburg. In the first crime, as can be seen in the attached video footage, a group of thugs are seen smashing a window of the Rivnitz Shul on Throop Avenue and Barlett Street. In the second hate attack, a Hasidic woman had her Shaitel yanked off by a person.
Polish police are looking for vandals that painted a swastika and other graffiti on the wall of the former ghetto in Krakow. The graffiti, drawn with a tar-like substance, was painted over on Tuesday, the same day it was discovered.
Over 500 years after their descendants were expelled from Spain in 1492, more than 132,000 Jews have applied for Spanish nationality under a limited-term offer, officials said Tuesday after the deadline expired.