Melvyn Kohn



Mitt Romney bombs in New York

By Melvyn Kohn, January 18, 2012

Last night Mitt Romney raised money in the Big Apple for his campaign. $1.4 million, he boasted, adding parenthetically and pathetically, I might note
parenthetically, that he was charging for the drinks so he could keep all the money. Long lines for a glass of wine were maybe a harbinger of what it
would like to be in the US with him as president.

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Mitt Romney bombs in New York

By Melvyn Kohn, January 18, 2012

Last night Mitt Romney raised money in the Big Apple for his campaign. $1.4 million, he boasted, adding parenthetically and pathetically, I might note
parenthetically, that he was charging for the drinks so he could keep all the money. Long lines for a glass of wine were maybe a harbinger of what it
would like to be in the US with him as president.

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40 years on: El Rabino Argentino de Queens

By Melvyn Kohn, August 22, 2011

In yesterday's El Diario/La Prensa, there is a story by Silvina Sterin Pensil about a rabbi in Queens. He has been in the US 40 years now, his name is David Algaze. He says people sometime stare when they see him in a kippa and then hear him speaking Spanish. His shul, located at 108-11 69th Street, is in the leafy neighbourhood of Forest Hills.

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News from New York

By Melvyn Kohn, July 13, 2011

There is an empty Congressional seat being contested on Long Island, after Anthony Weiner had to resign for sending photos of his weiner around...odd situation, his wife is a Saudi, and works for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...Weiner is pro-Israel. The Democrats seek to replace him with David Weprin, whilst the GOP wants to get Bob Turner in.

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Jewish woman president of the US

By Melvyn Kohn, July 9, 2011

The next president of the US will be Ron Paul; in 2020 it will be not only a Jew, but a woman. Here is a scene of that day:

It was inauguration day, and it was the first inauguration of a Jewish woman president. There was her mother
seated proudly front and centre, with the chief justice of the Supreme Court on one side, and a senior senator on the other.

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Ron Paul for President in 2012

By Melvyn Kohn, July 5, 2011

The candidates in the US are lining up to take a shot at Obama, whom most would say is the root of all the evils in the world. I would hesitate to blame him for what his GOP predecessors helped to make...but I would like to see him go all the same.

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Jewish Defense Organisation protests Michael Santomauro in NY

By Melvyn Kohn, May 16, 2011

The Epoch Times did a story on yesterday's protest by the JDO in front of Michael Santomauro's
apartment on the Upper East Side.
Here is a link:
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/protesters-claim-neo-nazi-...

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Manna from Bolivia for Passover

By Melvyn Kohn, April 19, 2011

Last week many went out and bought quinoa in preparation for Passover. Some, however, want to know if this grain chews its cud or has a cloven hoof and are looking to their kashrut experts for answers. Two experts, three opinions. So they are waiting for the kosher inspectors to travel to remote mountains of Bolivia to get an answer.

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Explosion at synagogue in the US and upcoming Nazi rally

By Melvyn Kohn, April 11, 2011

The Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue in Santa Monica, California suffered an explosion which, intially thought to be an accident, has been linked to Ron Hirsch, a 60-year-old who was known to frequent synagogues and seek charity from them and other Jewish organisations in the area. No motive has yet been established.

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Remember the Days: A bibliophile mystery from the collection of Ester Buchholz?

By Melvyn Kohn, April 4, 2011

Walking on West 16th Street yesterday, a number of Hebrew prayer books were out on the street, and with them a copy of Remember the Days: Essays on Honour of Cecil Roth, edited by John M.

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New York loses Shifra Lerer, Yiddish performer born in Argentina

By Melvyn Kohn, March 17, 2011

Argentine born Shifra Lerer passed away on Saturday here in NY. She was 95. She was a darling of the Yiddish theatre scene who performed in such well known mainstream pieces as "Those Were the Days" and Avalon( both from 1990) and Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" (1997); she portrayed a very Jewish persona in these films.

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The eye of the beholder

By Melvyn Kohn, March 16, 2011

There are some nasty comments running around the Lower East Side against our tribe this week, as an art gallery, or porn shop, depending on your point of view, mine is much the latter, got some complaints from Miriam Katz, a teacher at the nearby Mesivtha Tifereth Jerusalem. "My students are innocent children and they walk by and shouldn't be exposed to this disgrace. This is pornography."

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Deadly device found at Jewish Outreach Institute in Manhattan

By Melvyn Kohn, March 15, 2011

Paul Golin, an associate director of the Jewish Outreach Institute in Manhattan, has found the enemy and it is in his office: the chair. He suspected the device, and his fears have been found to be true.

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Israeli spoof is hit in the Arab world

By Melvyn Kohn, March 2, 2011

Noy Aloosha, a 31yo Israeli journalist and musician, made a mockery of Qaddafi by dubbing in a song over his speech; so now we see him but hear "Hey Baby" by Pitbull. It is titled Zenga-zenga, in echo of the word zanqa, which means alleyway in Arabic. Qaddafi threatened to hunt down his opponents in alleyways.

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Obituary for Arnost Lustig

By Melvyn Kohn, March 2, 2011

Camp survivor Arnost Lustig passed away on 26 February after a five year battle with cancer.
He was an internationally acclaimed author, whose works include "Darkness Casts No Shadow." It is about
two teens living in a forest after escaping German transport. He himself had been interred in Theresienstadt,

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More from Kaminski, and why does my previous post get taken down?

By Melvyn Kohn, February 18, 2011

Strange things going on here, as my previous post, complaining about the
closing of the comments when I posted about denier Michael Santomauro, was completely
taken down; the comments about MS were closed - afer he himself got on.
Jose and others tracked down the sad fact that Santomauro has been registered
here since 2008...so I wonder if I am embarassing the editors here - why can they
not let me have my say? I was not even rude or libelous. Just questioning what
kind of status quo exists whereby a denier gets his say and I get an entire
post wiped out and a comments closed...

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John Kaminski of Florida and his anti-Semitic rant

By Melvyn Kohn, February 15, 2011

Someone infriltrating racist movements in the US sent me this from John Kaminski...

Have a read...

By John Kaminskipseudoskylax@gmail.comhttp://johnkaminski.info/

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Book Sale at Yeshiva University

By Melvyn Kohn, February 14, 2011

Yeshiva University is holding its annual seforim sale - its book sale. 150,000 new/used, 13,000 title will be on the shelves: Gilded Torah, Talmud, novels, cookbooks, biographies, humour, self help, childrens, all Jewish themed. It runs February 9-27. 15,000 people are expected, with more than $1m to be spent.
The event is managed by students, and has been on for 25 of the 125 years of YU's history. The sale is run also by its affiliate, Stern College for women. 58,000 Yeshiva alumni as well as students, will attend, along with many others. Profits go to charity and student organisations.

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Shoah denier on the UWS sends spam emails to PTA of UES school

By Melvyn Kohn, February 11, 2011

Melinda Batelli-Scopaz, the parent of a kindergartener at PS 290 on the Upper East Side, decided that one of her fellow parents with a child in the school was not too bright. In fact, in a New York Times article of 26 January, by Fernanda Santos and Noah Rosenberg, she says she 'came to the conclusion that this guy is a moron.'
The 'moron' in question is Michael Santomauro, who is the editorial director of the American division of Theses & Dissertations Press, which publishes Shoah sceptics who live in countries where denial is a crime.

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Death of the nazi hunter Tuviah Friedman

By Melvyn Kohn, February 11, 2011

Tuviah Friedman passed away on 13 January in Haifa, at the age of 88. He was born in Rodam, Poland, where his entire immediate family, save his sister Bella, were killed in the Shoah. He swore revenge, much inspired by Asher Ben Natan (ne Arthur Pier), who exhorted: "Friedman, you must find Eichmann. I will say it to you again: You must find Eichmann."

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