Category Archives: Chabad

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

From Politico: Chabad of Port Washington, a Jewish community center on Long Island’s Manhasset Bay, sits in a squat brick edifice across from a Shell gas station and a strip mall. The center is an unexceptional building on an unexceptional … Continue reading

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Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz Z’tl

The rabbi I most looked forward to meeting when I moved to Los Angeles in March of 1994 was Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz of the Chai Center, formerly of the Westwood Chabad synagogue that served UCLA. In his lectures, on his … Continue reading

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Oxford Professor ‘Joshua Silver reports Home Secretary speech as ‘hate incident’ to police because she favors British workers’

This is insane. What kind of white guy wants to restrict speech? REPORT: Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative Party conference on foreign workers was treated as a “hate incident” by police. In her speech in October 2016 … Continue reading

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Is Israel Trying To Turn American Jews Into Orthodox Right-Wingers?

J.J. Goldberg writes: As part of its promotion of Orthodox observance, Chabad Hasidism touts a traditional version of Jewish family values, including rules on modest dress for women, “impurity” during menstruation and opposition to homosexuality. Less well known is Chabad’s … Continue reading

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After a career of ups and downs, Joe Gutnick is once again a diamond in the rough

Sydney Morning Herald: Back in 2003, mining magnate Joseph Gutnick stared down a threat by his sister to refer their bitter legal dispute to a rabbinical court in Israel by invoking the famous Jewish teaching “dina demalchuta dina”, which means … Continue reading

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