Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Graffiti claiming that Jews were responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks was painted on a building in Toronto and a highway overpass in Canada over the weekend.
Among the writing was "Jews did 911" and "Jews ran the slave trade." Also painted on the wall of the building was the website for a group known as the Goyim Defense League. Similar graffiti also appeared on a highway overpass outside of Toronto.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the group is "a loose network of individuals connected by their virulent anti-Semitism. It includes six primary organizers/public figures and thousands of online followers."
"This disgraceful graffiti promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jews was spotted earlier today in Toronto's east end," posted the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center on Twitter. "Such attempts at spreading hatred will never be tolerated in this city."
B'nai Brith Canada also expressed its outrage at the vandalism, calling the graffiti on the overpass "disturbing" and saying it was "timed to coincide with the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks."
Both Canadian Jewish groups said the incidents were reported to local police and that an investigation is underway.
The vandalism comes amid a spate of anti-Semitic graffiti. Late last month, swastikas were found painted in various locales in Toronto, including on a synagogue, in a public park and on campaign signs for Jewish candidates running for parliamentary election in Canada.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Police Department announced that it is partnering with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and will have an outdoor "incident reporting center" on Yom Kippur "that will allow members of the Jewish community to report to our community safety partners any suspicious or criminal events which may have been observed or experienced in the neighborhood or when walking to and from prayer services," according to the press release from the Toronto Police.
Officials from UJA will be staffing the center on Wednesday evening and again on Thursday throughout the day and will share information with the police as needed. They also held a pop-up security reporting booth during Rosh Hashanah.
Monday, September 13, 2021
The Georgia man who was shot and killed in Queens by a suspect dressed in Hasidic-style clothes had recently been incarcerated on drug charges and had $10,000 in cash in his pocket at the time of his murder, law enforcement sources told The Post Friday.
Jermaine Dixon, 46, was entering his car on South Conduit Avenue near 132nd Street in South Ozone Park at about 8 a.m. Monday when the suspect, dressed in the apparent religious garb, ran up to him and fatally shot him at point-blank range, according to video, police and sources.
Dixon had the wad of cash in his pocket and the suspect tried to take it but ran off before he could, law enforcement sources said Friday. A second person had also been keeping watch and the pair waited several hours for Dixon to walk up to his car, the sources added.
It was not immediately clear what was behind the shooting and police said no arrests had been made. Cops were investigating whether the suspect was impersonating an Hasidic man.
When reached by phone, Dixon's sister Nadia Powell said the family didn't want to comment. "I'm not going to lie to you, this is a rough time for us. Give us some time," Powell said.
Thursday, September 09, 2021
This surprising surveillance footage exhibits the second a New York City man was shot lifeless stepping into his automobile by a man disguised as a Hasidic Jew in Queens.
The gunman seemed to be disguised as a Hasidic Jew – and hiding behind the raised hood of his vehicle – when ambushed Jermaine Dixon, 46, with a point-blank bullet to the head as the victim was stepping into his automobile in Queens, police stated.
The shooter seemed to be carrying a conventional rekel – a lengthy, black coat – and a vast brim black hat usually worn by Hasidic Jews and drove a white Nissan sedan.
Dixon was discovered lifeless round 8am on South Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park, police stated.
In video footage, obtained by Daily Mail, exhibits the second a Dixon was shot lifeless in his personal automobile by a man
Jermaine Dixon, 46, may be seen strolling to his automobile (high center in gentle coloured clothes) as the shooter appears to be like under his hood (dressed in black) earlier than he ambushed and shot Dixon as he was stepping into his automobile in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York.
Dixon may be seen by means of the tree limbs unresponsively slumped in the entrance seat of his automobile as the shooter runs again to his vehicle
The shooter had his trunk, hood and automobile door open earlier than hunching under the hood as Dixon approached his personal automobile, in accordance the video.
Once Dixon turned his again on the man to open the door of his automobile, the unidentified killer ran throughout the road and shot Dixon in the again of the head, the video confirmed.
Dixon's physique was slumped in the entrance seat as the man ran again to his automobile, slammed the hood down and drove away from the scene.
Police collect close to the crime scene after discovering the victim lifeless in his automobile
Cops discovered Dixon inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound to his head, they stated.
EMS pronounced the victim lifeless at the scene.
Cops stated they don't have any motive or why Dixon was focused.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police stated.
The NYPD is searching for a dark-skinned man final seen carrying all black and a masks, who drove off in white Nissan sedan.
Monday, September 06, 2021
May we all be zoiche to a wonderful and sweet year. A year of happiness, contentment, ashires in ruchniyes and gashmiyes.
Friday, September 03, 2021
Rabbi Raziel Cohen doesn't want you to have to draw a gun in synagogue. But if you must, he doesn't want you to waste precious time unbuttoning your kapota, a type of jacket worn by men in the Chabad Hasidic community on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
So Cohen, a firearms instructor who goes by the moniker "The Tactical Rabbi," worked with Shaul Snovsky, who sells kapotas in South Florida, to create the Tactical Kapota. The jacket, which looks like any other kapota, closes with snaps instead of buttons for easy opening. Its cost: $550.
"The issue came up with when you wear a kapota … the 'gartel' gets in the way and the kapota gets in the way and it can make it dangerous to draw your weapon," Cohen said, using the Yiddish word for the belt worn over the kapota.
Wednesday, September 01, 2021
More than 120 police officers of Kyiv region provide protection of public safety and order at the Boryspil airport during the arrival of Hasidic pilgrims, the Interior Ministry's Telegram channel reported on Wednesday.
"The police are carrying out a set of security measures so that Israelis and citizens of other foreign countries can celebrate the Jewish New Year in safety. A number of services are involved in ensuring public safety and order: Boryspil district police, patrol police, special police, explosives, dialogue police and more than 50 servicemen of the National Guard," the report said.
There is also a Situation Center at the airport, which is also responsible for coordinating the activities of the law enforcement units involved.
As reported, this year the mass celebration of the Jewish New Year falls on September 6-8. Several thousand Hasidic pilgrims have already arrived in Uman, Cherkasy region, to celebrate the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah in advance, as not everyone was able to attend the celebration last year due to intensified anti-epidemic measures. In total, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine expects the arrival of more than 20,000 believers this year.
It is known that every autumn pilgrims go to Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah on the grave of their spiritual leader Nachman. He was born in the town of Medzhybizh (Khmelnytsky region now) in 1772 (5532 from the creation of the world according to the Jewish calendar). Then he led a nomadic lifestyle, visited different towns of Ukraine, mainly Medvedivka and Zlatopil, and spent the last eight years of his life in Braslav (now – Belarus). In 1808, Rabbi Nachman contracted tuberculosis and settled in Uman, where he was buried in 1810. Since then, the city has become a center of Hasidic worship, where they gather from all over the world every Jewish New Year.