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American Apparel goes for the Chasidic look

By Nathalie Rothschild, September 12, 2013

American Apparel, the fashion brand known for producing racy posters featuring waif-like models in provocative poses, has come out with a new, head-turning ad. But instead of the usual scantily clad girl, it shows a fully-clothed Satmar Jew.

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Aipac and Adelson back strike on Assad

By Nathalie Rothschild, September 12, 2013

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac), the main pro-Israel lobbying group in Washington, has launched a major campaign to convince members of Congress to vote in favour of US military intervention in Syria.

Aipac’s drive has included dispatching more than 250 leaders and activists to lobby Congress, starting from this week, Politico reported.

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Shut your cake hole: Weiner flips in bakery

By Nathalie Rothschild, September 12, 2013

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who exited the Democratic primaries this week with just five per cent of the vote, gave his car-crash campaign one final twist last week.

Mr Weiner lost his cool during a campaign trail stop at a kosher bakery in Brooklyn’s Borough Park when a customer heckled him for being “married to an Arab” and accused him of being “deviant”.

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Shabbat still holy for alleged drug dealers

By Josh Jackman, September 11, 2013

A group of alleged drug dealers, charged this week by New York police, would stop selling their wares on Shabbat.

The men, who were arrested in April for selling heroin and prescription painkillers from their Brooklyn base, reportedly alerted customers to their observance via text.

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Israel ‘ready for every scenario’

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 3, 2013

As the US plans to attack Syria have been put on hold for at least a week, the IDF has completed its preparations for possible retaliation against Israel and allowed some of the reservists who had been called up to go home.

Israeli intelligence analysts do not expect the Assad regime to risk trying to strike Israel following the US attack.

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They call him the dreidel (and that's not just spin)

By Lawrie Hacker, August 30, 2013

There is a good reason why Jewish American snowboarder Seth Hill is known as “the dreidel”.

When he goes for a big jump, Mr Hill can manage what is known as a “1080” — three full revolutions in the air.

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Sex-charge Filner quits as mayor

By Tom Tugend, August 29, 2013

Robert Earl (“Bob”) Filner resigned as mayor of San Diego last Friday, becoming the latest in a string of Jewish politicians laid low by their sexual improprieties.

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The Dakota town facing a Nazi buyout

By Nathalie Rothschild, August 29, 2013

A neo-Nazi man has been buying abandoned property in Leith, a town of 19 in North Dakota, in order to turn it into an all-white enclave where residents would be required to fly “racialist banners”.

Craig Cobb, 61, plans to rename the tiny town “Cobbsville”, according to the Southern Poverty Law Centre, a civil rights law firm.

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Orthodox outrage over New Jersey law banning gay conversion

By Josh Jackman, August 21, 2013

A Charedi organisation has condemned a new state law in America banning gay conversion therapy for children.

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Anthony Weiner in hot water again over sex messages

By Marcus Dysch, July 24, 2013

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has admitted sending lewd messages to a woman, two years after he quit Congress following a similar scandal.

He said he would not drop out of the race after an unnamed woman told a gossip website that she had had an online relationship with Mr Weiner last year.

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