Click here for PDF Edition

2013-12-01 digital edition

ABOUT US   |   ADVERTISE   |   DEADLINES   |   PR INFO   |   SUBMIT   |   DELIVERY   |   CONTACT US  |  FEEDBACK
TODAY in the Jewish World:

Click on logo for link:



Click on logo for link:

The Jewish Press of Tampa and the Jewish Press of Pinellas County are Independently- owned biweekly Jewish community newspapers published in cooperation with and supported by the Tampa JCC & Federation and the Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, respectively. Copyright © 2009-2018 The Jewish Press Group of Tampa Bay, Inc., All Rights Reserved.


 

December 1, 2013  RSS feed
Just a Nosh

Text: T T T

Just a nosh...

Complied from JTA news service

Sucker punch: Brooklyn Jews targeted in ‘knockout’ attacks

NEW YORK – Chava, a student at a Chabad seminary, has lived in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn for six years, but it’s only in the past few days that she started carrying pepper spray in her handbag.

Her younger brother gave her the deterrent after news hit of a string of recent attacks against Orthodox Jews, seven of them in Crown Heights.

The assaults, believed to be part of a national wave of so-called “knockout game” attacks in which black teens punch random white strangers for sport, are unnerving Jews in the racially mixed neighborhood still haunted by the days of rioting there in 1991. The latest attack came Monday, Nov. 25, when a 72-year-old Russian-speaking Jewish woman was punched in the East New York neighborhood, according to the Daily News.

In other American cities, knockout victims have been non-Jewish whites. In New York, the victims of all nine punching attacks reported so far appear to be Jewish, and the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Unit is investigating.

Centuries-old Haggadah found in garage goes for $340,000

A hand-illuminated Passover Haggadah from the 18th century that was discovered in a garage in England sold at auction for $340,000.

The rare Viennese Haggadah sold Nov. 22 for much more than its original estimate, the Times of Israel reported. The anonymous buyer reportedly is from Vienna. The Haggadah, which has been dated to 1725, was found among other Hebrew books stored in an Osem Israeli soup mix carton in a garage near Manchester.

It reportedly was written and illuminated by Aaron Wolf ben Benjamin Zeev Schreiber Herlingen of Gewitsch, who held an official position at the Imperial Library in Vienna. Herlingen also was a scribe and illustrator for Jewish works, according to the Times of Israel.

UN declares 2014 year of ‘solidarity’ with Palestinians

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2014 the “International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” The draft resolution was adopted Nov. 26 by a vote of 110-7, with 56 member states abstaining. The resolution also welcomed the resumption of U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and called on the Palestinians and Israel to take all necessary steps to ensure the success of the current round of peace talks. It also called for an end to Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank, including eastern Jerusalem.


Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Click ads below for larger version