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Canadian Jewish institutions ramp up security

Canadian Jewish institutions ramp up security

MONTREAL — Canadian Jewish institutions are stepping up security after the murder of two Canadian soldiers by homegrown pro-jihadist terrorists.

While it is not clear whether the two attacks, which included a shooting on Oct. 22 at the Parliament in the nation’s capital, were related, they have shaken a country that has experienced few acts of terrorism and has often felt immune from attack.

While no direct threats were reported against Jewish institutions, they reportedly are heightening security measures in response.

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RCA to review conversion system

RCA to review conversion systemNEW YORK — Tzipporah Laura LaFianza and her family have been living as Orthodox Jews for four years now. They reside in a heavily Jewish suburb of Washington, go to shul every Shabbat and keep a kosher kitchen. But they’re not Jewish — yet. A prospective Orthodox convert, LaFianza, 34, is still waiting for the all-clear from the local rabbinical court affiliated with the Rabbinical Council of America so she and her family can immerse in the mikveh, or Jewish ritual bath, and formally bec...
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International

‘Ordinary’ man saved 669 Jews

‘Ordinary’ man saved 669 JewsPRAGUE — A 105-year-old man known as the “British Oskar Schindler” — having saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis — received the Czech Republic’s highest honor Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sir Nicholas Winton was flown on a Czech military plane to Prague, where Czech President Milo Zeman awarded him the Order of the White Lion. Seven of the 669 children he rescued were present at Tuesday’s ceremony, which coincided with the Czechoslovak Independence Day. “I want to thank you a...
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Shana R Goldberg assistant publisher of the IJN

Shana R Goldberg assistant publisher of the IJNThe Intermountain Jewish News announces that Shana R. Goldberg has assumed the position of assistant publisher. Goldberg has been the IJN’s website editor since 2007, based in Zurich, Switzerland. She relocated to Denver in mid-October with her husband, Andreas Schmid. She will retain her position as online editor and assume new roles in taking the 101-year-old- weekly into the future. “I look forward to being able to participate in the rich Jewish life Denver has to offer, which up to no...
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National

Guiliani protests 'Death of Klinghoffer'

Guiliani protests 'Death of Klinghoffer'NEW YORK — Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be among several New York politicians who are expected to protest at the premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Among the politicians expected to join the rally are Reps. Eliot Engel and Peter King along with former Govs. George Pataki and David Paterson, the New York Observer reported. There will be a “heavy police presence” at the opening, according to the New York Post, which cited police sources....
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Gross’ release, and changes in diplomatic ties, signals new day for Cuban Jews

Ron Kampeas The island nation’s Jewish organizations can be much more in the open with the historic deal that freed Alan Gross and reopened U.S. ties to Cuba. ... [Link]

Alan Gross credits Jewish efforts for his release from Cuba

Uriel Heilman The Jewish-American contractor offered special thanks to the Washington Jewish community. ... [Link]

Despite passionate reactions, EU ruling on Hamas is a small legal glitch

Cnaan Liphshiz Hamas is no longer on the EU terror list, but that’s more for procedural than ideological reasons. And it will likely be reinstated soon. ... [Link]

Dieudonne seeks accord with France’s Jewish community

Cnaan Liphshiz The French comedian, following years of punitive measures for inciting racial hatred against Jews, says he wants to meet with French Jewish leaders and “move forward.” ... [Link]

European Parliament passes resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood

Cnaan Liphshiz The nonbinding measure says recognition should go hand in hand with the development of peace talks with Israel. ... [Link]

Alan Gross released amid U.S.-Cuba rapprochement

Ron Kampeas The Obama administration insisted the agreement to release the Jewish-American contractor was technically separate from sweeping changes in policy toward the island nation, including a return to full ... [Link]

Australian commission to probe how Chabad handled abuse claims

Ron Kampeas Some of Australia’s most senior Orthodox rabbis have already been subpoenaed to supply documents ahead of the hearing starting Feb. 2 in Melbourne. ... [Link]

Kerry: Talk of U.N. statehood recognition for Palestinians ‘premature’

Ron Kampeas Palestinian officials said they hoped to advance a statehood recognition resolution this week through the Security Council. ... [Link]

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