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Watch Museum of Tolerance rabbis call on the President to federalize, and black leaders to condemn, anti-Jewish bias attacks

Mr. Josef Gluck, saved the license plate number of the attempted massacrist, Grafton Thomas, who was influenced by Black Liberation extremism, as were the attackers of yeshiva-adjacent grocery in Jersey City, according to a neighbor

Rabbi Marvin Hier calls on Pres Trump
to involve Feds in hate-crime policing

Los Angeles, December 30 -  Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be urging President Trump to instruct the FBI to create a special task force in wake of unending attacks against Jews and their religious institutions. The latest attack was a violent machete slashing attack against Jewish worshipers in Monsey, New York at a Hankuah party on Saturday night.

The New York Post Editorial Board's Op/Ed today names causes for NYC's 8, minority-inflicted assaults on Jewish people in NYC Metro area:"

"The mayor (DeBlasio) skirts over the true culprits, such as: The city’s (and state’s) failure to address serious mental illness. A lawyer for alleged Monsey stabber Grafton Thomas says he has “a long history” of hospitalizations.

New York’s growing softness on crime. As The Post reported Saturday, the state’s new no-bail law will mean a quick get-out-of-jail-free card for all but one of the accused attackers in the eight anti-Jewish crimes in the city last week. Tiffany Harris is the rule, not the exception.

“You have to beat the hell out of somebody — or murder them — for there to be any consequences,” laments Dov Hikind of Americans Against Anti-Semitism.

Jew-hatred among some blacks, which de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and other Democrats refuse to call out by name. Some black leaders even promote anti-Semitism...
The attacks on Jews in New York during Hanukah and the vandalism in Los Angeles of Nessah Synagogue and numerous spurred automobiles inspired Simon Wiesenthal Center dean Rabbi Marvin Hier to call for the FBI to confront anti-Semites in greater priority. 

Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center,  urges Pres. Trump assign federal intervention to avert violence against Jewish people, places, and possessions.


Rabbi Hier responded to reporters' questions, including JooTube's inquiring about the Black establishment legitimizing Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan's dogma, and the Democratic Party leadership embracing of Muslim anti-Zionists, Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.

L.A.'s Nessah synagogue accused-ransacker, Russian-Pennsylvanian Anton Redding, may have been among the tens of thousands who watched Furry Potato's revealing of synagogues' security vulnerabilities and taunting guards on YouTube

Wiesenthal Center's Executive Director, Rabbi Meyer May, calls on the Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass, who is the Museum of Tolerance district House Representative, as well as faith leaders and anti-racism activists among minority communities, to issue public denouncements of racist violence and crimes against Jewish people from all of their peoples-of-color.

In view of the spate of antisemitic attacks on orthodox Jews by people-of-color, Wiesenthal Center's Executive Director, Rabbi Meyer H. May calls upon Rep. Karen Bass and black faith-leaders to take a public stand denouncing hate towards Jewish people.

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Why British Jews are worried by Jeremy Corbyn - and what does election portend for Americans?

What will neo-Left antisemitism portend for Jewish-Americans (and Christian Zionists) in 2020?

Why British Jews Are Worried by Jeremy Corbyn

Has denying the reality of anti-Semitism become a left-wing loyalty test? By Helen Lewis in The Atlantic December 11, '19
Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson debate
It is an astonishing statistic: Some 87 percent of British Jews believe that Jeremy Corbyn—one of two men who could be prime minister in a few days’ time—is anti-Semitic. How did we get here? Corbyn’s party, Labour, has strong connections with the Jewish community, dating back to its earliest days. Yet a deep distrust has developed between the two since he became Labour leader in 2015, and the issue has dogged Corbyn throughout this election campaign. . . .
At the same time, the other plausible candidate to be the next prime minister—the Conservative leader, Boris Johnson—has faced his own questions over his use of racial epithets and his attitudes toward minorities. Racism directed at faith communities in Britain has therefore become a deeply partisan left/right issue: Any mention of “Labour anti-Semitism” is met with cries of “Tory Islamophobia.” ... 
Yet the question of anti-Semitism is also divisive within the left. Jewish voters I spoke with over the past several weeks told me of feeling as though the entire community had been “gaslit”—that the reality of anti-Semitism was being minimized by the party leadership—and that denying this reality had become a way to demonstrate loyalty to Corbyn and his radical anti-austerity agenda. This feeling is aggravated by persistent suggestions from the hard left that anti-Semitism is merely the pretext for a “smear campaign” against Corbyn and the left in general.
Britain’s Jewish community is small, about 284,000 people, or about 0.5 percent of the population, and heavily concentrated in a few areas of North London. That means many incidents that are widely noted by British Jews—such as Corbyn’s over-pronunciation of Jeffrey Epstein’s name as “Ep-schtein” in a televised debate—go unnoticed by the wider population.
A Survation poll found that 39 percent of Britons overall believe Corbyn is anti-Semitic. While that is still a remarkably high number, it is far short of the consensus that has formed among Jews.  The gulf has exacerbated the sense that their concerns are not being treated seriously by the rest of the population. As Britain’s chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, wrote in The Times: “Just a few weeks before we go to the polls, the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety. The question I am now most frequently asked is: What will become of Jews and Judaism in Britain if the Labour Party forms the next government?”

British orthodox Rabbi Lionel Rosenfeld of The Western/Marble Arch Synagogue, returned for the AIPAC Policy Conference in D.C. this spring with a dire warning to North Americans regarding the Socialist/Islamist influence in the Labour and Democratic Parties in the UK and the US.    

Question: We have had a year of the Labour Party getting closer to office and - what's the condition of Zionism and Zionists in the political zeitgeist in Britain today, in the UK today?  

Answer: Well I don't know if you heard the Labour MP Joan Ryan on Sunday evening Labour Friends of Israel. She's not even Jewish  - she was almost crying because what's happened to the Labour Party is really is what's happened to Zionism in the country. It's just tragic. We're on a downhill slope from last year when I spoke to you.  We have a Conservative government that is sleepwalking towards Brexit with no real discernible leadership. Everyone agrees on that and we, on the other hand, we have a Labour possible government who haven't really increased in the polls. 

Normally with them they would be miles ahead - but they're not because of this man, Corbyn. Because of his refusal to eject antisemites from his party, and because of the general fear of so many Jews in Britain that anti--semitism is taking a real hold on what was a great supporter of the State of Israel, the Labour Party.   

Question: Hasn't the Jewish community in the UK traditionally been a liberal-minded politically?  

Answer:  Very much so. Very much like the Jews of United States of America, great Democratic supporters - so have - I mean I happen to know that many of great rabbis have been quietly Labour supporters but not anymore. How can they be? Labour does not have any of the values that we espouse.  

Question: Particularly with regard to the Middle East and the growth of the spread of anti-semitism in Europe? Answer: Particularly with that. And also because they condemn the United States and Israel as two colonialist powers and that's how they see the world. It's becoming a left Marxist party that no one wants to touch with a bargepole, as you would say.

Question: And when you say Marxism, do you mean the beginnings of Socialism leading to Communism?

Answer: The people who are now running the Labour Party want to eject all previous Labour members of parliament
who had an idea that Tony Blair was the correct leader the new Labour are you as it used to be which was so successful and popular. They want them all out! They want to start again! 

Question: What was the psychological adjustment that it took for Liberal British Jews to say that this this party which I've voted reflexively for so long to be able to say "I'm going to vote against them now"

Answer: Because of the way they treated first of all the Jewish MPs who are in the Labour Party. And and of all the tweets and the terrible anti-semitic slurs against them. And they realized now that we are in a very toxic atmosphere politically and they don't know what to do!

No one really wants to leave and go on aliyah that's they have no intention of leaving Britain - this idea that Jews are going to be leaving Britain. I don't think it's going to happen. We just have to fight to make sure that the Conservative Party comes to its senses and can win this general election.

Question: Is the Jewish population of Britain - are they supporting the Conservatives now against Labour?

Answer: I would think there's very few Jews that I know that would vote Labour in the next general election. How can they when they are controlled by a small clique of left-wing, previous Marxists and Communists?

Mensch Foundation honors "Smokey Joe's Cafe" composer, Mike Stoller, and wife musician/ singer/ producer, Corky Hale

Mike Stoller and Jerry Lieber perform some of their hits on Late Night with David Letterman with Paul Schaffer's Band.
Mensch Foundation's Steven Geiger, songwriter Mike Stoller, pianist Corky
Hale, Richard Stellar, and Rabbi David Baron (Photo: Steve Moyer)

The Mensch Foundation's executive director, Steven Geiger, presented a ceremony at the Saban Theater / Temple of the Arts service (hosted by Rabbi David Baron) to honor the philanthropic efforts of musical couple, Mike Stoller and Corky Hale. Mike is the surviving member of rock/ rhythm 'n' blues songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller ("Kansas City," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Smokey Joe's Cafe" also the title of the long-running broadway musical revue which features their music). Corky Hale is an accomplished musician, singer, and entertainment producer. 

The creative couple have become benefactors of a number of Jewish causes and liberal causes.  A recipient of their largesse, Richard Stellar of the Man/Kind Project read at the ceremony this tribute he penned:

"I’m holding a copy of Corky Hale’s biography “Uncorked!” – and if you’re looking for some really hot sex, celebrity gossip and dirt – well, uh… you’ve got the wrong book.

Eden and Illysia sing Mike's "Stand by Me" to the Stollers 
(Photo: Steve Moyer)
As a matter of fact I really don’t need to read about Corky, and Mike, her husband of almost fifty years.  I mean, not only have I seen them in Temple since I first found Temple of the Arts, but I’ve been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of their charity and friendship.

It was only a few years ago when Sharon Farber and I approached Corky and Mike to support the performance of Sharon’s Bestemming Concerto.  This was a work that featured the voice of a holocaust survivor and hero, another congregant, Curt Lowens. Corky and Mike’s support enabled the voices of Holocaust survivors to ring out.  They also supported, and still support our efforts through Man/Kind to feed impoverished Holocaust survivors.  And if you think all they do is write checks, you’d be wrong.

Corky and Mike had me over to to their house for lunch to discuss the recent wave of anti-Semitism that is infecting high schools.  We brainstormed, and came up with a program called The Empathy Express, that brings high school students who appear in anti-Semitic YouTube videos to Holocaust museums, led by celebrities and survivors.  Some of you may remember  Scared Straight, the old television series that brought at-risk delinquent teenagers to prisons, where they learned first hand where hate for your fellow man can lead.

At the risk of sounding selfish, it’s not only me and Sharon and our efforts to fight anti-Semitism who they have helped.

Mike, who wrote the anthems of our youth – the songs we hummed in school, the songs we sang when our children were born, when we made out, when we broke up – Mike’s affinity for the human condition made it natural for him to reach out – and reach out he did.  Mike joined forces with HomeBoy Industries here in Los Angeles to provide rehabilitation through music.  HomeBoy’s “Music Heals” program has helped those who are looking for a break to ‘take a sad song and make it better’.  It is the inspiration of the arts that builds bridges. And building bridges is what Mike and Corky do best.

Together, Mike and Corky breathed life into the Southern Poverty Law Center where the Civil Rights Memorial Theater bares their name.  Having read about an unusual number of teenage pregnancies in Compton was the impetus for Mike and Corky to fund Planned Parenthoods Dorothy Hecht Clinic – named in honor of Corky’s mom.

As a student at the University of Wisconsin, Corky became the first white person to join the NAACP.  As a member of Temple of the Arts – well look around, Corky and Mike have been huge benefactors.

If a bay needed healing, Corky and Mike were there with Heal The Bay, if a fence needed mending, Corky and Mike were there with Habitat for Humanity, and if the elderly needed a commitment from the community, Corky and Mike supported The Jewish Homes for the Aging.

Healing the cleft palates of children through Smile Train, feeding those who are hungry through Jewish Family Services, and addressing the cancer of gun ownership that is killing our children, Corky and Mike work diligently to Stop Gun Violence.

If there is a cause that needs a champion, then two super heroes are better than one.  My non-profit would not exist if it weren’t for their help.  Our concerto would not have been played if it weren’t for their help.  Women’s reproduction rights would not be as tenuous and at risk if it weren’t for their help.

Thank you Mike. Thank you Corky.  I know that you’d probably want to be anywhere else than to have your resume of giving made public, but – you deserve this award, and I am honored to be here to tell everyone what I already know."

Transcript from video:

Steven Geiger: Both Corky and Mike have done a great deal for the Jewish community for Holocaust survivors, it's a whole list of things that certifies them as being Mensches and there's very few Mensches around. And I'm very happy that I had this opportunity to award them.

Hale: We don't only do it for Jews or the Holocaust.

Geiger: That's the most important one.

Hale: Well no I think everything we do is very important because, for example in Montgomery, Alabama they've named the civil rights memorial theater for us because we work for a lot of different groups. We work for the NAACP and we work for the Democrats and we were . . . 

He was raised in New York yes but I was raised in a town of 11,000 where there were five Jewish families and so my father wanted us to the only synagogue was 30 miles away so we were - my brother and I were driven there every Sunday so that my father said so we would know we were Jewish - and I was shocked tonight my brother was singing.

JewTube: Why would they drive you there on Sunday? 

Hale: Because that's when we had services - a Sunday school our Sunday school.  I'm a farm girl. I call myself a Jewish farm girl because it is in the sticks they're really they were I guess eleven twelve thousand people and there were five Jewish families. So the temple we we are a benefactor of this temple - yes I am - and we support the Jewish Homes for the Aged. And I still - the Dorot in New York which is in New York which is also a Jewish people from Holocaust but I mean we support a lot of everything! And that's why this wonderful man honored us tonight, which I'm very pleased by that! 

1996 First National Tour of "Smokey Joe's Cafe - the music of Lieber and Stoller"