Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Orange County

OC High School Students Sing Nazi Song and Issue Nazi Salute

A video obtained by The Daily Beast on Aug. 19 showed a group of Orange County students singing a Nazi marching song and giving...

Swastika Flyers Found at Newport High School

Several flyers displaying swastikas were found at Newport Harbor High School, the same school whose students posted a photo of a swastika shaped out...

Orange County Students Pose With Nazi Salutes

A group of students from a Newport Beach high school photographed themselves giving the Nazi salute alongside a swastika formed with cups. The March 2...

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found on CSU Fullerton’s Campus

The words “for the many not the Jew” was found written in black marker across an electric box on California State University Fullerton’s campus...

Irvine Synagogue Vandalized With ‘F*** Jews’ Graffiti

Irvine’s Beth Jacob Synagogue was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti that stated “F*** Jews.” Here’s a photo of the graffiti, which was discovered on the morning...

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Attempt to Shut Down Israeli Speakers and Fail

A group of pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted an event featuring Israeli speakers at UC Irvine (UCI) on May 3 and failed to shut it down. The...

Police Probe ‘Kill List’ of Local Jews

A 26-year old Orange County man has been arrested after allegedly drawing up  a "kill list" of prominent civic and Hollywood Jews. Nicholas Wesley Rose,...

Neo-Nazi Group Connected to Bernstein’s Alleged Killer Praised Bernstein’s Death

The neo-Nazi organization that is connected to the man who allegedly murdered 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein lavished praise for Bernstein’s death in a series of...

News Reports Link Suspected Bernstein Killer to Neo-Nazi Groups

The man suspected of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein in Orange County earlier this month is alleged to have had connections to a neo-Nazi organization...

Memorial Held for Slain College Student

The parents of slain Orange County Jewish teenager Blaze Bernstein, 19, mourned their son’s death during a Jan. 15 funeral service at University Synagogue...

Missing College Student’s Body Found in Orange County

UPDATE: The body of Blaze Bernstein was discovered Jan. 9 in Borrego Park in Lake Forest. His death is currently being investigated as a...

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Temple Beth Haverim bankrupt, ADL condemns rise in anti-Semitic incidents

Temple Beth Haverim, an Agoura Hills-based Conservative congregation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week in an effort to restructure its debts.\n\n

O.C. Incidents Raise Anti-Semitism Fears

\"There has been a significant rise in the past four years in anti-Semitism generally and on school campuses,\" said Dr. Kevin O\'Grady, associate director of the Anti-Defamation League\'s (ADL) Orange County/Long Beach Region. O\'Grady\'s office recorded 43 cases of harassment and vandalism last year, nearly 50 percent more than in 2003; one-third of these involved public schools.

Vandals Destroy Large Menorah

Vandals destroyed a large public menorah in Orange County last weekend, an act classified as a hate crime by authorities.\nThe steel menorah, weighing 150 pounds and standing 15 feet high and 10 feet wide, was located in Ladera Ranch, a planned community near Mission Viejo.

Jewish + Humor = ‘Jumor’

\"\'Jumor\' is a look into our own culture through our elderly community,\" Aaron Krinsky said. \"The more homes we visited, the more we realized we were interested in the stories itself, not the comics who told them.\"

Playwright’s Alter Ego Returns Home

\"Boy\" revolves around 40ish novelist Eric Weiss, who returns home -- actually to the hospital where he was born -- to visit his dying father, Manny, a shoe salesman. It\'s his first trip back in a while, and he\'s ambivalent: \"I saw what Brooklyn did to my parents, and I knew I had to get the hell out of here,\" he tells a friend. \"I saw ... the fear, the xenophobia, the suffocating double grip the Holocaust and the Depression had around their throats.\"

I Love a Parade

What do we have in Judaism that comes closest to a military parade? It occurred to me that every Sabbath morning, when we take out the Torah and walk around the sanctuary, we are actually simulating a military parade. No guns, not tanks, no jet planes to impress onlookers.

Irvine Orthodox Plan to Erect Eruv

Sean Samuels, a Beth Jacob board member, was instrumental in the quest to erect Irvine\'s eruv, which should be operational by Rosh Hashanah.

Task Force Reviews Access for Disabled

While federal laws require public buildings to provide access for the handicapped, Jay Kruger still encounters restaurants without ramps, public restrooms with hard-to-open doors that trap him inside and theater seating that is spitting distance from the screen.

Building Dignity

Overlooking bruised thumbs, sore muscles and sunburns, by week\'s end the construction crew will bubble excitedly over their measurable progress that began with a bare foundation, said Thayne Smith, construction director for Orange County\'s Habitat for Humanity.

Rediscover the Role of the Synagogue

In considering the impact of what is arguably the single most cataclysmic event to befall the United States in this generation, professor Lew Smith of Fordham University wrote in Education Week that social institutions such as schools must seize this moment in our history to define their purposes.

Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Meal

The apple, even more than the bibical pomegranate, has become the symbolic first fruit to be eaten during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which will be observed at sundown, Wednesday, Sept. 15. During Rosh Hashanah, tradition calls for a perfect apple to be pared and cut into as many pieces as there are people present. A piece of the apple is dipped in honey and passed to each person at the table before the meal begins to symbolize a sweet and joyous New Year.

Rosh Hashanah 5765

Rosh Hashanah celebrates the birthday of the world. The Jewish/Hebrew calendar follows the cycle of the moon. The English/Gregorian calendar follows the cycle of the sun. Both calendars are divided into 12 months.

Not Your Grandma’s Honey Cake

Conventional wisdom on the subject maintains that if honey cakes are removed from the oven at exactly the right time --whatever that is -- the dreaded dryness will be avoided.

The Circuit

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sent his greetings, as did Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.). So did more than 600 other well-wishers, eager for an eyeful of the county\'s spacious Jewish Community Center at an Aug. 15 opening.

Up Front

Laguna Hills resident and artist, Alina Eydel, is etching a name for herself within the international art community with her imagery of fairy tale princesses, imaginary cat worlds and detailed costume designs.

New Articles

AOC Withdraws From Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Event Following Pro-Palestinian Criticism

The event will be held in October by Americans for Peace Now.

Report Highlights Anti-Semitism in Qatari Textbooks

One textbook called Zionism "a radical racist political movement."

Friend of Anne Frank Lays First Stone of Amsterdam’s Newest Holocaust Monument

"I’m satisfied that it’s finally happening," she said.

Abbas Criticizes Peace Deals, Calls for U.N. to Resolve Israel-Palestinian Conflict

“The only way to a comprehensive and just peace is the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.”

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