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    2 Jewish Men Viciously Assaulted

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    unreal
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    unreal

    Someone needs to break one of these hooligans skulls.

    Animals on the loose
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    Animals on the loose

    We need to say Tfilas Haderech in Crown Heights daily w/o Sheim Umalchus

    Sickening
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    Sickening

    Hard to watch this. What kind of animals are we living amongst

    Is there even any leadership in crown heights?
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    Is there even any leadership in crown heights?

    I remember in the 90’s we had leadership. We took to the streets and demonstrated at city hall and Gracie mansion. Call out the mayor and the politicians.

    Animals
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    Animals

    Yes they celebrate black history month,
    And O tomorrow the self appointed “ heads” of the community will use it for a nice photo Op with some black politicians,
    Wake up people let’s take the law in our hands.

    NYPD
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    NYPD

    Kudos to the NYPD on their quick response, they responded within seconds, and were able to catch the perpetrators minutes later. They had a massive presence at the scene, and took it with utmost seriousness. The Captain of NYPD Brooklyn South was at the 71st Precinct not too long after the attack, and personally spoke with the victims.

    Not Animals
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    Not Animals

    Animals only attack and kill for food! These hooligans are just plain evil!! They should be educated on how the Jews helped them end segregation….and how some Jews died in the process. Start a school visitation program of speakers to tell them the truth!!!

    To #6
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    To #6

    Yes and No
    This is not enough!!!!
    ENOUGH!!!!!

    I'm sorry but the black community is at fault
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    I'm sorry but the black community is at fault

    If this was the other way around many of their leaders would be inciting violence and many of them would be perpetuating it.

    Until they see it for how it is, their community will continue seeing themselves as victims instead of taking responsibility and living responsibly.

    Usual
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    Usual

    If here we had a guy like sharpton, but Jewish, this wouldn’t be happening, but here we have a vaad and activists that they don’t do anything for our Jewish community and they suck up to the politicians for favors just for themselves

    Frightening
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    Frightening

    This is gang related. NYPD Gang liaison needs to determine which gang is encouraging this.

    Mchga
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    Mchga

    We need guns!

    Tonight
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    Tonight

    Come voice your opinion at jcm tonight AG Tish James will be present and all political base speak out now

    Jews will always be targets
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    Jews will always be targets

    Someone just has to put the fear of g-d in these people. If it would be taught to these blacks that in order to keep all their limbs they simply need to not attack family members of the craziest gang in crown heights (The Tzvatim) maybe hate crimes against Jews would come to an end.
    Now if someone can please let the tzvatim know their role in the new crown heights safety movement it would be much appreciated .

    BITACHON FRUM DEFENSE
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    BITACHON FRUM DEFENSE

    chjcc SELF DEFENSE classes for MEN,BOYS,TEENGIRLS. 718 288 2947 Alex.

    Just an idea
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    Just an idea

    We need to urge the politicians to bring some very influential African American sports or music stars stars to talk with the teenagers here.

    The Uncomfortable Truth
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    The Uncomfortable Truth

    Here is the truth, as uncomfortable as it is. We are individually responsible for our own safety. We can not rely on the politicians, Jewish or Not, Pirkei Avos says it. We can not rely on Shomrim, as good a job as they do, they can on REACT. We can not rely on the police. The only solution for this is to be PROACTIVE with your safety and security.You need to take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for what happens to you. Criminals are criminals, they think in a very specific way. They look for victims, people who are unaware of their surroundings.… Read more »

    Progressives are dangerous
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    Progressives are dangerous

    This is what happens when black progressive leaders embrace virulent anti-semites like Farrakhan. The young ones learn that anti-Semitism is the cool thing to do. These attacks on Jews will continue and become more common as progressivism gets stronger.

    Gangs
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    Gangs

    Stiff prison sentence. 27 years at least

    Leah
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    Leah

    If this happened last night then it was Tuesday night!!
    And how do we put a stop to it? We should be able to live and walk safely in our community

    To #11
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    To #11

    The gang encouraging this are called ‘progressives’. They are the ones who support and praise antisemitic black leaders like Sharpton and Farrakhan.

    To 17
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    To 17

    Your points are correct and it all starts with awareness! However this has nothing to do with Shomrim which is highly reliable and doeos their best. Shomrim cannot be expected to be everwhere, almost all of the calls come in via hotline. Also if ppeople were more aware they would be able to alert Shomrim earlier and many crimes would be negated outright.

    A resident
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    A resident

    When Ms James comes to crown heights to be wined and dined by chanina and his crew, someone should mention these attacks to her

    to #17
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    to #17

    We stop it by being aware of our surroundings

    To 22
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    To 22

    Let me clarify. I was not at all suggesting that Shomrim or Shmira or the police don’t do their job. and I apologize if it came off that way. Shomrim do an excellent job at what they do. But they are a reactive solution. Once it has happened they can take action. There is very little that Shomrim can do to prevent these attacks. As you mentioned, they cannot be everywhere all the time. That is why I am saying that WE as individuals need to take responsibility and be more aware so that we won’t have to call shomrim,… Read more »

    Where are the protectors?
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    Where are the protectors?

    2 things ch must do asap1.set up ‘gardian angels’ to patrol and protect properly in a way the locals will fear attacking.2.start taking self defense or carry mace.be proactive don’t be sitting ducks

    These scum
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    These scum

    Need the guilliani leadership in Ch. Looks really weak the police protection and the thugs know it.awful but there needs to be protests by Ch people with banners…’stop the violence against Jews’

    Its been to long since Rb Shemtov ran the streets
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    Its been to long since Rb Shemtov ran the streets

    Wake up yiden we are their targets

    to #21
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    to #21

    There are “gangs” in NY with initiation rites such as beating a Jew. These young men want to belong and are willing to do evil to join the “club”. Ask the NYPD to have a community lecture on gangs. An eye opener. Start looking at the sneakers hanging on wires or graffitit-all gang related. Staking out territory.

    to 13
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    to 13

    i wonder why Tisch james is coming here,
    but i am sure there will be pictures tomorrow of all the “important ” leaders of this community,
    that besides enriching themselves are doing NOTHING for the people of crown heights.

    # 13 - so important but no one knows !!
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    # 13 - so important but no one knows !!

    I haven’t read or heard any publicity about Ms James coming to the JCM Museum tonight & I’m afraid that your well-meaning comment isn’t going to attract enough attention to get a real crowd there tonite. COL should feature this meeting as a full article NOW & there should be a huge publicity push – let all the schools & Shuls know & have a car with a speaker go around before tonight ! Something must be done before we have a real tragedy Gd forbid

     Ex-CIA anti-Semite inciting (& possibly perpetrating) violence against Chabad
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    Ex-CIA anti-Semite inciting (& possibly perpetrating) violence against Chabad

    These are not random attacks against Yidden in Crown Heights by Blacks. A high-level ex-CIA guy, who’s white, and is one of the major forces behind anti-Semitic rhetoric on YouTube with millions of views has been spewing lies and hatred against Chabad for close to a year now. His name is Robert David Steele and the details about this are below. So while unfortunately Jews have been violently attacked by African Americans in Crown Heights for decades (the worst pogrom in American history was the Crown Heights riots, which Dinkins let rage on and the race baiter Al Sharpton added… Read more »

    Exact Dialog of threatening Quotes against Chabad by Ex CIA anti-Semite
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    Exact Dialog of threatening Quotes against Chabad by Ex CIA anti-Semite

    I’m extremely alarmed at all these violent attacks by African Americans against Jews in CH, and it’s obvious someone higher up is paying/organizing them to terrorize the Chabad community and other Jews, so I have marked the exact time stamps in a 1 hour YouTube interview this guy Robert David Steele did on an alternative media news program last year where he threatens and lies about Chabad. That’s only 1 of his interviews where he does this. Almost each week he appears on programs doing it, amounting to millions of views inciting violence Chabad, G-d forbid. Anyone who wants to… Read more »

    Aaron
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    Aaron

    BS”D I see the wisdom in the awareness advise, I question the proactive advise bc these people start with a fist and can easily escalate to a knife or gun Chas v Sholem. It seems to me that the real answer is more police presence and stiffer jail sentences (unless your a black belt in karate and can instantly knock them out cold)

    CH Politics
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    CH Politics

    Where’s Chanina and all his cronies!?! What is the JCC doing about this and all the other attacks!

    1 am
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    1 am

    Does anyone notice the time???? What is wrong with Crown Heights residents? People in SAFE cities don’t stroll around at 1am. In CH people hang out like it’s mid day. Not blaming the victims, but there is a level of stupidity involved that cannot be ignored.

    The corner of president and Albany
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    The corner of president and Albany

    Is a dark corner putting a portable light there during conventions won’t help etc…

    Not a Jewish neighborhood
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    Not a Jewish neighborhood

    I always say it and i’ll keep sayin’ it:

    CH is not a Jewish neighborhood.

    It’s a Caribbean neighborhood where Jews are allowed to live.

    As much as I respect the Rebbe zt”zl and his advice… we won’t be allowed to live here much longer.

    Less Talk More Action
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    Less Talk More Action

    I welcome anybody who wants to work towards making a difference in our community and the frum community at large to reach out to me so we can start working on realistic solutions.

    [email protected]

    we have to protest and go out to demonstrate against violence
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    we have to protest and go out to demonstrate against violence
    Election for Leader
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    Election for Leader

    Community needs a new leadership!

    No More Photo Ops
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    No More Photo Ops

    Instead of constantly using the community as props for photo ops and lip service the politicians should address the sources in their community. We’re not stupid.

    What is wrong with you all?
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    What is wrong with you all?

    You just keep letting all these attacks happen, day after day after day. You let your ineffective “community leaders” spend their time making nice with James, Cumbo etc – how many albums of photos do these people have already? They do NOTHING for you and you whine about the situation, but none of you are willing to do anything. I was one of the people #4 refers to. I know REAL pressure works. But as long as you don’t get up and actually force the hands of these fat cats who are legends in their own minds, it won’t be… Read more »

    I don’t understand
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    I don’t understand

    You can see in the picture, it’s a Zeidy . Is there no respect for elders, nothing a bunch of wild animals !!
    This is what you get . We teach our kids to stand up for our elders. They don’t have elders besides for their government employed grandma who raised them

    to #7 from wesley hills
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    to #7 from wesley hills

    should absolutely be done. 100%

    ITS GONNA GET WORSE
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    ITS GONNA GET WORSE

    AVUL ASHEYMIM ANACHNU UNTIL WE DONT LEARN FROM SHARPTON-BUT LEGALLY AND RESPECTFULLY-TO GATHER 10000-25000 PEOPLE INFRONT OF CITY HALL AND 1 POLICE PLAZA ITS GONNA GET WORSE WE JEWS CARE ONLY EACH ABOUT HIMSELF EVERYBODY ELSE KEN GAYN IN DRERD-ALL BROOKLYN JEWS SHUG CLOSE THEIR FAKAKTE BIZNESS AND COME OUT AND PROTEST FROM BORO PARK WILLIE FLATBUSH ETC WE R ALL ONE FAMILY UL C WHAT THATS GONNA DO TRY IT ONCE

    Shimshon hagibor
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    Shimshon hagibor

    Tell these low life petty thugs to come to carroll and troy ill give each one of them a beating and knock them out one by one

    Dont attack a defenseless 70 year old man come fight some one ur own age and get that tuchis popped

    Self defense
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    Self defense

    I think that all men and women need to learn some self defense Krav Maga or something. This is ridiculous! Ad Mossi?? Where is Moshiach?!!

    press conference
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    press conference

    so whens the press conference with all the “activists” staring at the cameras making sure theirs a good shot of themselves.
    #selfie everyone needs to feel relevant.

    Hope the victim is all right, he took an awful beating for an older
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    Hope the victim is all right, he took an awful beating for an older

    man. Looks like they wanted to beat him to death, attempted murder! Something stirring the fuel of hatred here in CH for real, horrific!

    Stop being intimidated by police bias
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    Stop being intimidated by police bias

    Give back to the criminals X10, hunt them down like the animals they are, make an example of them AS A COMMUNITY. As much as the police might want to react against us for defending ourselves they cannot arrest an entire community.

    All need to help shomrim
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    All need to help shomrim

    One way to protect the community is that every body get a involved to watch at night we can do 50 yungerlait each night and take turns every night a different group

    #7 well meant but naive comment
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    #7 well meant but naive comment

    WE do not need to prove to them how good we are. It is because we are good that they find us to be easy pickings. I assure you they’d be scared silly if we showed them a bad side. They enjoy what they do, they learn it’s ok to indulge in it- in school and from their parents, and even the police tend to favor them. That’s the kind of life they aspire to in Crown Heights.

    Get Surveillance cameras.
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    Get Surveillance cameras.

    Shomrim and police acted swiftly and did a great job of finding the perpetrators. They are on top of the situation as are Chanina Sperlin and Eli Cohen. As everyone now sees, the surveillance camera helped find the perpetrators and document the crime. To secure the neighborhood It is imperative that everyone install video cameras in the front of their homes. And yes, COL should write up about the safety event tonight at the JCM.

    #17
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    #17

    You need to start a vlog or something. We need more thinkers like you

    Omg ...
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    Omg ...

    So scary … where is the news TV ? need to show on mass media the Trial for crime – hate crime and how these 3 were given lots of years under the bars … blacks must know that for punching a Jew – it’s a lot of years in jail and not a joke

    To #38
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    To #38

    Think before you speak I don’t even know what the say to such a comment

    What the H is going on in CH?
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    What the H is going on in CH?

    Smells like the bad old Eighties again. Time to take action. Serious action. This is completely unacceptable and reprehensible. No Justice, No Peace. De Blasio and his policies are an EPIC fail for this city. Stop and Frisk reduced crime. This wishy-washy new approach is making every single Jew in Crown Heights a target. If this would have happened ANYWHERE else it would be international news. But in Brooklyn, and in De Blasio’s New York, it ho-hum, oh so terrible, lets take some more pictures, move along folks nothing to see here day. For shame, for shame, for shame!! The… Read more »

    to 36
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    to 36

    why is there always someone who decides when and where it is appropriate to walk in public space? what kind of bubble do you live in, in which you think you know enough about everybody else atht you can say they should or should not be walking at x hour? do you want to live in a place where it is only safe to walk at certain hours? do you not understand that by accepting it as a truth that there are places and times one cannot not be unless certified by x (you?) you are effectively permitting violence by… Read more »

    Are the original Guardian Angels still functioning?
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    Are the original Guardian Angels still functioning?

    Curtis Sliwa is a character but he definitely walks the walk – why not contact them and see if they will come patrol our sreets for a while ? I’m sure they would appreciate anyone who can contribute to their organization as a “thank you.”
    He has a radio show & I’ll bet he would be happy to do an interview about our situation here…

    To #36
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    To #36

    He was coming home from work. He works as a mashgiach in restaurant where Americans claim they MUST eat!

    Would this be intimidating to a perp?
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    Would this be intimidating to a perp?

    In Israel, when knifings and other such atrocities get out of hand,Israelis used something cheap, readily available, and more potent then mace or pepper spray – it was Sano oven cleaner (like Easy-Off).
    Now, yes, the perps can do it to. But still, would they rather avoid the risk of permanent blindness, burns, and other injury, or hurt a Yid or innocent victim?

    STaM issue is the problem
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    STaM issue is the problem

    With most stores selling bad Tiffilin and Mezzuza we lose the shmirah and fear the goy is supposed to have for us. Check your STaM at someone you can trust. Mezzuzoa protects the home and body and homes in CH buring down left and right and Tiffilin the guf as well. The number of muggings is not al pi tevah. Wake up and check your STaM by someone trustworthy.

    Self defense
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    Self defense

    Self defense classes need to be offered to people of all ages, men and women. I only see classes available to young boys and girls and these nazis look for more vulnerable victims. It’s always the elders of the community that get beaten within an inch of their lives, because they make easy targets. We need basic survival skills in order to feel empowered.

    @#2
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    @#2

    You mention about us saying the Tefilas HaDerech prior to us going from point A to pint B in CH, I wonder if when we reach our destination we would be obligated to say the Blessing of HaGomel, I DO remember going to the BESHT center a short while ago, there was a lecture given on the topic of when to say, and when not to say the HaGomel.

    Pepper spray, hello, wake up.
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    Pepper spray, hello, wake up.

    Sabre Red Pepper spray is the only an old man could have defended himself with no training. If he would have sprayed three or four shots they would have run away crying with pain. That was real assault and they could have broken his neck. His head snapped back very hard from that first massive shove.

    Al Sharpton
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    Al Sharpton

    There is one man that deserves most of the blame, and that’s Al Sharpton. He started all of this.
    And until people like him, and Maxine Waters (yemech shmo) stop spewing hate, this will continue.

    There are solutions
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    There are solutions

    First of all if there are attacks on Jews in crown heights there are certainly attacks on white yuppies. They walk around as if they are spaced out and I dont believe they are not being attacked. Why don’t some of you ask them and find out. There has to be more cameras. There has to be a campaign to register every 18 year old crown heights chabadnik to register to vote. There has to be a concerted effort to turn all of the black areas from the park through williamsburg into an Asian invation as was done around Boro… Read more »

    We always need to blame SOMEONE, right ?
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    We always need to blame SOMEONE, right ?

    Every time a tragedy happens, everyone looks to blame someone. Someone has to take the blame, right.

    Why hasn’t anyone blamed the Rabbomim yet?

    Isn’t everything always supposed to be the Rabbonim’s fault?

    Why not?

    to number 38
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    to number 38

    crown heights was a completely white and jewish neighborhood until the 60’s int the 60’s the blacks moved in and the whites and most jews left out of fear. the rebbe begged chassidim to stay. which is why therearre mainly chabad jews still in crown heights. get your facts straight

    B
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    B

    Every Jew a 22 . Fight back the savages and the animals . Every Jew a 22 . The Rebbi NOW

    Siren
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    Siren

    Carry a hand held siren at night-pull the pin drop it and let the noise scare the attackers.

    אינתיפאדה
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    אינתיפאדה

    נוסח קראון הייטס.
    גאז מדמיע לרסס על הפנים של התוקף.
    להשאיר אותו קופץ לשמים.
    הנה לא ינון ולא ישן שומר ישראל.

    Is the guy ok?
    Guest
    Is the guy ok?

    There should be a lot more police around!

    הגיע זמן לעלות לארץ הקודש
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    הגיע זמן לעלות לארץ הקודש

    ההולך ד אמות בארץ ישראל קונה עולם הבא
    כל הדר בחוץ לארץ כמי שאין לו אלוק׳

    To #32/33 Thank you!!!
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    To #32/33 Thank you!!!

    Finally someone (you) is pointing out the truth behind modern antisemitism. Thank you very much and please keep it up. I have never heard of Robert David Steele, but he is not the only one spreading vicious antisemitism. There are others like one low life that calls himself “Brother Nethenial” that does the exact same thing, as Steele. There are also millions of individuals who spend their entire lives doing nothing but posting anti-Semitic lies. They often take a tiny bit of truth (such as pointing out an individual Jew who was convicted of some crime and then saying that… Read more »

    to number 74;
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    to number 74;

    i agree. alot more police are needed!!

    Read this Rebbe Letter, it's the ONLY real solution!! All the other talk will get you nowhere
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    Read this Rebbe Letter, it's the ONLY real solution!! All the other talk will get you nowhere

    .A human being has the power to influence all the people around him, even the entire country where he lives, and even the whole world. He can have an influence on everything that maintains the world as a livable place (the opposite of “chaos and emptiness”), and the way to accomplish this is by teaching people to act with justice and fairness. In a general sense this means that people should fulfill the 7 commandments of the sons of Noah (with all their details and ramifications), and first and foremost to believe in G-d, Who is the Creator and ruler… Read more »

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