Long-lost Nazi Diary Recovered In Upstate N.Y. Home

A lost journal of Nazi official Alfred Rosenberg was recovered in a home in upstate New York. The journal, with more than 400 pages of details on the Third Reich’s policy from 1936 to 1944, includes accounts of meetings with Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and Herman Goering, Reuters reported. Lost after the Nuremberg war crime… Read More

Cigarette Smuggling Funding Terrorism

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Just weeks after New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced that the city took down a massive Eastern Seaboard unstamped cigarette trafficking enterprise, there are still murmurs — and strong suspicions — that the suspects were funneling a portion of the more than $55 million… Read More

Maryland man convicted of conspiring to illegally provide satellite services to Iran

A federal jury has convicted a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Iran, of charges arising from a conspiracy to illegally provide satellite related services to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, money laundering and obstruction of bankruptcy proceedings, according to a release by the Department of Homeland Security. As a result… Read More

Jewish War Veterans Are Calling For Greater Action From Department Of Defense

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The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is calling for greater action from the Department of Defense to combat what it calls an “extremely alarming” number of sexual-assault incidents involving military personnel — both as suspects and victims. The Senate Arms Services Committee held a hearing on the issue last Tuesday in which top military… Read More

N.Y. yeshiva students, called ‘non-compliant,’ ejected from flight

The senior class of a New York yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant.” The 101 students and eight chaperones from the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn were asked to leave the early-morning Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday, CNN reported. Flight attendants said the students did… Read More

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

JTA Wire Service New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, whose signature law facilitated a flood of Soviet Jewish emigration just prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union, has died. Lautenberg, 89, died Monday morning of viral pneumonia, his office said. Two far-reaching laws bear the name of the Democrat, who served a combined 30 years… Read More

A New Beginning

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Jennifer Tyrrell (left) hugs Pascal Tessier at a news conference in Grapevine, Texas, following the BSA's decision to end its policy of prohibiting openly gay youths from participating in Scout activities.

The Jewish community played a significant role in working to lift the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.At their annual meeting in Grape-vine, Texas, 61 percent of 1,400 members voted May 23 in favor of lifting the ban, which had been in place since 1991. The new policy will go into effect… Read More

Adelsons donate another $40 million to Birthright

JTA Wire Service Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated another $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation. Their latest gift brings the couple’s overall donations to the program to $180 million. “Sheldon and I are committed to improving the world through cultural exchange and educational opportunity,” said Miriam Adelson in a statement… Read More

Documentary Under Way To Tell The Story Of Streit’s Matzo

JT intern From the moment Michael Levine poked his head into a first-floor window of the tenement buildings that house Streit’s Matzo factory, he knew there was an incredible story just waiting to be told. Streit’s Matzo is not your average large-scale food manufacturer. The last family-owned matzo factory in America, it remains in the… Read More

Internet Terror On The Rise

At conference, thought leaders call for change The Internet is teeming with recruitment sites for potential jihadists; how to sites for building bombs, and numerous forums in which terrorists can share and build upon their hate. “It’s very troubling. Unless we change what is happening in the Internet, we can expect many more Boston-style attacks,… Read More