Man arrested in Brooklyn for harassing Jewish car owner with ‘Heil Hitler’ salute

(JTA) – A man was arrested in Brooklyn for shouting “Heil Hitler” at a Jewish man as he sat in his car.

The man who was identifiably Jewish was sitting in his parked car and preparing to go to a meeting in a nearby building on Thursday morning when the young African American man shouted at him through the window that he should leave the neighbourhood. “This is a black neighbourhood and you don’t belong here,” the man said, according to Yeshiva World News. [Read more…]

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Controversy erupts over El Al flight diverted to Athens to accommodate Sabbath-observant passengers

An El Al airline plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, Aug. 17, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
An El Al airline plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, Aug. 17, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

An El Al airline plane at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport, Aug. 17, 2016. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

(JTA) – An El Al plane travelling on Friday from New York to Israel diverted to Athens to allow Sabbath-observant passengers who feared they would not make it to their final destination on time to disembark.

El Al Flight 002, which had been scheduled to leave John F. Kennedy Airport at 6:30 pm on Thursday, took off more than five hours late. [Read more…]

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NY Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ show is extended and moving to a new theatre

Steven Skybell (Tevye), center, and ensemble in National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” (Victor Nechay/ProperPix)
Steven Skybell (Tevye), center, and ensemble in National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” (Victor Nechay/ProperPix)

Steven Skybell (Tevye), center, and ensemble in National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” (Victor Nechay/ProperPix)

NEW YORK (JTA) – A production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish has been extended and will move to a new theatre.

The producers announced Wednesday that the show will be moving to the off-Broadway venue Stage 42. The all-Yiddish production has been playing off-Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage since opening in July. [Read more…]

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Orthodox Jewish man beaten at Brooklyn traffic intersection

(JTA) – An identifiably Orthodox Jewish man was beaten at a traffic intersection in Brooklyn in an assault that is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

The attack took place at about 7:30 am on Sunday in the Borough Park neighbourhood. The man, 62, was carrying a special bag containing his prayer shawl and phylacteries and appeared to be walking to morning services. [Read more…]

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