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The Hasidic Victims of the Jersey City Massacre & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

The Hasidic Victims of the Jersey City Massacre & Other Orthodox Jews in the News


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Deutsch’s Olympic Dreams in Limbo With Shabbat Marathon
Israeli Olympic marathon hopeful Bracha “Beatie” Deutsch won’t be able to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Games after the women’s marathon in Japan was moved from Sunday to Saturday. Deutsch, the Shabbat-observant mother of five, had checked the Olympic calendar in January to ensure that there would be no conflict with Shabbat on Sunday August 2, 2022. However, a late switch in the Olympic schedule will now prevent the “Marathon Mom” from competing.

Inconvenient Murders
The global surge in Jew hatred barely registers. Here’s why.

Jersey City Shooting: Leah Mindel Ferencz and Moshe Deutsch Identified as Victims
Three of the civilian victims in the wild Jersey City shootout were identified Wednesday as an owner of the targeted Jewish grocery store and a customer – both Brooklyn natives – as well as a shop employee, officials said. Leah Mindel Ferencz, 33, who co-owned the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket with her husband; Moshe Deutsch, 24, a customer at the deli; and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, 49, a store delivery worker and father.

Orthodox Jews Raise Nearly 50K For Family of NJ Detective Killed
Orthodox Jews opened their hearts and assisted the grieving family of Detective Joseph Seals at this terrible time. No community more than the Orthodox Jewish community appreciates the incredible sacrifices our law enforcement heroes make on behalf of all citizens every day.

Oh, the Shooters Weren’t White Supremacists? Let’s Focus on Anti-Semitism No Matter Which End of the Spectrum it Comes From
Jews have been sounding the alarm about rising anti-Semitism with increasing urgency in recent years. But somehow, we only find a captive audience when the hatred is motivated by white, right-wing bigotry. Do you remember the incident, just three months after the latest white supremacist assault on praying Jews, when a man pulled up in front of a Miami synagogue and shot yet another Jewish man, six times in the leg? Probably not.

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Sara Levine

A former Hollywood script editor, Jerusalem event planner, non-profit fundraiser and professional blogger, Sara Levine is an accomplished writer and editor. After graduating from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, her first screenplay was well-received by story executives at major studios. As a journalist, her articles have been published internationally in popular magazines and websites. With over 18 years experience as a story consultant, her notes and critiques on novels and scripts have been used to select and improve material by top studios, networks, agencies and writers in Hollywood and beyond. She is currently at work on her first novel.

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