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Turkish court orders arrest of 4 former Israeli commanders over 2010 flotilla raid deaths

ANKARA, Turkey Turkey’s state-run agency says a Turkish court has ordered the arrests of four former Israeli military commanders being tried in absentia over the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish aid ship that tried to break a Gaza blockade in 2010. The Anadolu Agency says the court in Istanbul on Monday ruled that authorities must seek an international warrant for Israel’s former military chief Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi and three other former commanders. The court’s decision comes despite signs that Turkey and Israel could be close to ending a four-year rift over the deaths. Turkish officials have said that the two countries are close to sealing a reconciliation pact. In March, Israel allowed building materials into the Gaza Strip for the construction of a Turkish hospital.

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Wolpe Vows he will no longer address issue of ethnic percentages

Rabbi David Wolpe pledged in a sermon during Shabbat services at Sinai Temple on May 17 that he would no longer address the question of how many members of the congregation are Ashkenazi or Iranian or any other ethnicity. We are 100 percent Jewish, the Sinai Temple leader said during a heartfelt 20-minute sermon intended to extinguish a firestorm that had erupted during the previous week. Wolpes remarks came in response to community reaction to an advertisement for Sinai Akiba Academy, the synagogues day school, that ran in the May 9 edition of the Jewish Journal. The ad included the headline: Too Persian. Looks awful in print? It sounds worse in a whisper. It also included a picture of five smiling children and went on to say, Were proud of our diversity. The wording of the headline set off a wave of angry conversations, phone calls and letters of protest to the temples staff, as well as some supportive responses. The result, Wolpe said, has probably exceeded any other controversy that Im aware of, that Ive been involved with at the synagogue, and Ive been involved in a few. The advertisement was targeting prospective school families, Sarah Shulkind, the head of school, said. Im not saying this as a hyperbole, Shulkind said in an interview. On every single tour Ive given at the end of the tour, someone will say, One more question, can I ask you privately I dont mean to sound [rude], but is the school too Persian? Whats the ratio? Some variety of that question. Sinai Akiba Academy has approximately 600 students, according to the Builders of Jewish Education website. Shulkind did not say how many are of Iranian heritage, but she said it is less than a majority. Rabbi Lawrence Scheindlin, who retired in spring 2012 as head of school at Sinai Akiba, estimated the number to be somewhere around 30 percent as of 2012 and growing. The ad was apart of an ongoing campaign in the Journal addressing perceptions about the school. Previous ads have focused on technology, green space and more. The whole idea was to debunk the myth or the rumors of the school and to put out a proactive narrative about these topics, Shulkind said. Our Persian families have lots of other choices for Jewish education in L.A., just like our Israeli, Russian, South American, South African and Ashkenazi-at-large families, the ad states.

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New Products: Asper Biotech's Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases Test

Foundation Medicine has appointed Urmi Prasad Richardson to vice president of its international business. Richardson will be based in Germany. Previously, she held leadership positions at Chiron, Novartis, and Immucor. Scott Mendel has been named CFO at GenMark Diagnostics. Mendel joins GenMark from Active Network, where he held the same position for four years. Prior to Active Network, he worked at GE for more than 20 years, most recently serving as CFO of the company’s Healthcare IT division. Sequenom Chief Medical Officer Allan Bombard plans to retire in June, the company said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week. Bombard has served as the firm’s CMO since early 2009, and as one of its CLIA/CAP lab directors since 2010. Keygene’s board of directors has appointed Fayaz Khazi as its new CEO, effective May 5. Khazi recently was VP of business analytics and strategy at Intrexon, where he worked since 2007 in various leadership positions focused on the food and agricultural sectors. He also was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute post-doctoral fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh photographer offers rare view of Eastern European synagogues

Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:36p.m. Updated 22 hours ago Each year, legions of tourists flock to the churches and synagogues of Prague to take in the beauty and history of each. But few get the chance to investigate them more closely than Pittsburgh photographer David Aschkenas, who first traveled to the Eastern European city in November 2011 to photograph synagogues, and later to Budapest, Hungary. Aschkenas comes from the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition, and he created these photographs in an effort to capture the rich complexity and power of our shared Ashkenazi heritage. But first, he had to solve a little problem. After I bought my tickets, I bought some travel books, and I noticed (in them) the symbol of the camera with a line through it and I thought, how am I going to make photographs there? he says. At his wife’s suggestion, he wrote to the Jewish Museum in Prague, and sent them some images he had created a few years earlier of Rodef Shalom, a synagogue in Oakland. I said this wasn’t for commercial purposes, that I just wanted to do it, he says. They granted me permission for two hours, and I thought how can I photograph six synagogues in two hours. After begging, they gave me a day. Now, 23 remarkably detailed images from that trip, as well as a trip to Budapest in May 2013, make up the exhibit Synagogues of Prague and Budapest: David Aschkenas, at the American Jewish Museum at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill. Large, lush images, they capture even the tiniest of details, from the well-used desks and threadbare chairs inside each to the curves and swirls of the Moorish architectural details that are pervasive inside and out. One of the simplest structures though is also the most grand. It is an image of the Old New Synagogue. It’s the oldest synagogue in the world, it dates to 1270, Aschkenas says. It was one of the first buildings built in Prague.

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For Passover, so many ways to kugel

What really makes the meals of Passover, which begins this year on Monday at sundown, different? It may not be what you think. The simple answer is found in Exodus 13:6-7: “For seven days you must eat matzos (unleavened bread)…. No chametz or leaven (starter dough) should be seen anywhere in your territory.” But it’s more complicated than that. Often chametz is translated as leavening, yeast or fermented food, but Rabbi Gil Marks, the author of “Encyclopedia of Jewish Food,” says that this is inaccurate. Yeast is used in making wine, and cheese is a fermented food, yet both are permitted on Passover. Pasta made from wheat is not a leavened food, but it is chametz. The correct definition of chametz, writes Marks, is degradation the result of “enzymes breaking down starch in the presence of water into complex sugars and simple sugars.” The Talmud specifies that five grains can become chametz when exposed to water. These grains are suitable for making matzo, but any other use of them on Passover is forbidden. In the past, the list was translated as wheat, barley, spelt, oats and rye. Modern scholars have revised the translation because oats and rye were not grown in the Middle East in biblical times. According to Marks, the grains on the list are einkorn, emmer, durum wheat and two kinds of barley. Besides replacing the customary challah by a plate of matzos, there’s another major difference in Passover meals. Many foods used to prepare satisfying side dishes are excluded. The reason? Over the centuries, Ashkenazi rabbis extended the list of foods prohibited on Passover to include all grains and legumes, because wheat grains might have been inadvertently mixed in during packing. (Some rabbis now allow quinoa.) Various restrictions regarding grains and legumes were adopted in some Sephardi communities too. Certain Sephardim abstain from eating rice and beans, especially garbanzo beans, because the word for them in Hebrew hummus sounds like chametz. On the other hand, North African Jews use fresh legumes, such as green fava beans, in traditional Passover dishes. The challenge for observant Jewish cooks is to prepare filling Passover meals without most of the usual carbs: bread, grains and legumes. This might seem almost like menu planning for the paleo diet, but there’s a perk: Matzo is allowed. On its own, matzo might seem uninspiring, but Jewish cooks use it to create a variety of tasty Passover side dishes and entrees. Most of them are combinations of matzo, eggs and vegetables baked as casseroles or sauted as cakes. Some are flavored with ground meat or, for meatless meals, enriched with cheese or yogurt. They’re at their best when they have generous amounts of flavorings, such as sauted onions, garlic, herbs and seasonings, and just enough matzo or matzo meal to give them structure. To American Jews, most of whom are Ashkenazim, matzo kugel is the most familiar example of such dishes. Growing up in an Ashkenazi home, I always looked forward to my mother’s matzo kugels. She made them like her noodle kugels, substituting moistened matzo or farfel (chopped matzo) for the noodles and mixing it with eggs. For savory kugels, she added sauted onions and mushrooms, and for sweet ones, apples and cinnamon. We often flavor savory kugels, such as our Passover cauliflower kugelettes, with Middle Eastern spices and serve them with green salads. A popular Sephardi Passover dish, mina, sometimes called matzo lasagna, is made of whole matzos layered with green vegetables, meat or cheese and enriched with olive oil. Sephardim also make fritada, a casserole of grated or mashed vegetables baked with eggs and matzo meal until it’s firm enough to be cut. Jews of Greek origin bake Passover spanakopita from sauted chopped spinach, dill and green onions mixed with matzo meal, eggs and lemon juice and layered with matzos sprinkled with olive oil. To make sfoungato, they add lamb to a similar saut of greens and bake the casserole with a matzo meal crust. In Israel, these kinds of sliceable casseroles are often called pashtidot.

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Ensuring your baby's health with genetic testing

MIAMI – An estimated 500,000 South Floridians run the risk of having a baby with severe genetic disorders. However, knowing their risk factors in advance can play a major role in family planning. “Looking back, it was one of the hardest things I had to do,” said Shari Debowsky, who underwent genetic testing. Debowsky is the proud mother of two healthy children, but there was a third. Several weeks into her first pregnancy, doctors discovered her baby had a fatal genetic defect. “Because I had to terminate that pregnancy, everything I do now is based on what happened there,” said Debowsky. Debowsky devotes much of her time to the Victor Center at Miami Children’s Hospital, which is dedicated to the prevention of Jewish diseases. One in four people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have a 25 percent chance of carrying one of 19 recognized gene mutations. “Which means one four people are walking around with one of these genes but they don’t know it because they’re asymptotic, and they would only know if they’re tested for it,” said Dr. Parul Jayakar, a Miami Children’s Hospital geneticist. According to Jayakar, the risk of having a child born with defects from the gene mutations is 25 percent with each pregnancy. “Generally these kids are born normally, then they have seizures, developmental delays, vision problems, can’t walk and then death,” said Jayakar.

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Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory Nearly Doubles Diseases Covered by Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screening Panel

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced the launch of its Expanded Carrier Screening Panel for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. This test increases the number of diseases covered from 20 to 38, giving Ashkenazi Jewish individuals a 1 in 2 chance of being a carrier for at least one of the diseases. The 18 new diseases were added based on population screening studies performed by scientists at the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory. There are several genetic diseases that occur at increased frequencies in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. Because disease inheritance can be autosomal recessive or X-linked, many people are carriers without knowing it. Mount Sinai has been setting the bar for Ashkenazi Jewish carrier screening since 1997, when the Genetic Testing Laboratory initiated the triple-screen for Tay-Sachs disease, cystic fibrosis, and Gaucher disease. Additional disorders have been added steadily over the years as new genes were discovered. Scientists at the Genetic Testing Laboratory recently conducted targeted mutation screening for disorders that were previously not included in standard Ashkenazi Jewish panels or were newly discovered in these patients. Based on screening of more than 2,000 Ashkenazi Jewish individuals, scientists identified 18 disorders as recurrent, with frequencies ranging from 1 in 36 to 1 in 373. For three of the disorders Alport syndrome, multiple sulphatase deficiency, and dyskeratosis congenita patients were seen by members of the Division of Medical Genetics at Mount Sinai, and the causative mutations were discovered through research studies and additional clinical testing. We have made consistent incremental progress with carrier screening for the Ashkenazi Jewish population since 1997, but this new screening panel represents the first major expansion of the test, said Lisa Edelmann, PhD, Director of the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory. This is a giant step forward in helping people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent to comprehensively determine their risk for passing on one of these diseases. In addition to conducting the carrier screening panel at Mount Sinai, the Genetic Testing Laboratory will partner with additional commercial entities to make the testing more widely available. Feedback from clients, advocacy groups, and commercial testing organizations about this expanded panel has been very encouraging, said Ruth Kornreich, PhD, Director of Molecular Genetics at the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory. The positive responses have been due in part to our reputation in delivering comprehensive carrier screening to the Ashkenazi Jewish community.

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Faces of Various Jewish Groups (Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Italkim, & Sephardi) – Video

Faces of Various Jewish Groups (Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Italkim, Sephardi) Ashkenazi Jewsh, Italkim Jews, Sephardic Jews, and Mizrahi Jews. By: Anthropology Zone

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100 Million Non Jews Murdered by USSR’s ashkenazi communist Regime YouTube1 – Video

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Parkinsons study seeks Ashkenazi Jews

In order to better study genetic mutations associated with Parkinsons disease, an arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research is studying a mutation among people of Ashkenazi descent and seeking participation of Jews in the Bay Area who may carry that mutation.

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Ashkenazi Jews – Video

Ashkenazi Jews This is a synthesized speech reading of the Wikipedia article “Ashkenazi Jews” and is intended primarily for blind and visually impaired individuals who can … By: Frank Eckstein

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Anglican Ashkenazi Jew Cameron supports Israel who teach same philosophy as "Satanic Bible" – Video

Anglican Ashkenazi Jew Cameron supports Israel who teach same philosophy as “Satanic Bible” Article 19 Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas… By: Gaia Militia

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Un-American Subversive Theatre: Parade the Leo Frank Broadway Musical Becomes International Cult Sensation

If you asked one of your friends, acquaintances, or family members, whether or notthey’ve heard of the musical called ‘Parade’, chances are most people would likelyshake their heads and say something along the lines of, “No, I’ve never heard of itbefore”. Yet amongst theatre fans around the world, ‘Parade’ is a cult classic. In fact,‘Parade’ […]

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Agenda 21/ Sustainable Development – UN Genocide Agenda & Elite Ashkenazi Fake Jew Origin Part 1 – Video

Agenda 21/ Sustainable Development – UN Genocide Agenda Elite Ashkenazi Fake Jew Origin Part 1 The Ashkenazi tribe from Khazaria are the Babylonian bloodline. Il explain more in part 2 or see David Vose youtube Channel. Backup channel… Barney winner … By: Barney Winner

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Jew Dr Henry Abramson – The Jews of Khazaria – Ashkenazi & Khazars – Video

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2 so called sephardim and ashkenazi jews – Video

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Louisa Shafia Explains the Jewish and Persian Influences in Her Gondi Recipe

Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine Louisa Shafia grew up eating her Ashkenazi Jewish mothers matzo-ball soup, and though her father was born near Tehran, she only came by the Iranian version recently, when researching that countrys cuisine for her cookbook The New Persian Kitchen. I wanted to include Jewish recipes, says Shafia, but I could only find three. One of them was for gondi, the matzo-less matzo-ball soup that Shafia will serve at City Grits Persian Passover seder. When testing the recipe, Shafia found the chicken-and-chickpea-flour dumplings fluffy and very lightthe exotically spiced antithesis of too many matzo balls gone wrong. 1. The dumplings can be made from veal, lamb, and turkey, but Shafia uses ground chicken, which she combines with chickpea flour and seasons with cardamom and turmeric. 2. Fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, and dill are essential to Iranian cuisine. 3. Shafia says the soup, which contains both carrots and chickpeas, brought together two disparate parts of my identity, being Jewish and being Persian. 4. Fresh lemon juice and intensely bittersweet dried limes lend the broth a distinctly Persian tart and sour flavor. On the prix fixe Persian Passover seder menu at City Grit, April 16; 38 Prince St., nr. Mott St.; reserve at *This article appeared in the April 7, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.

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Documentary: Hitlers wife, Eva Braun, may have had Jewish ancestry

Eva Braun and Adolf Hitler in 1942. Photo from German Federal Archive Eva Braun, the wife of Adolf Hitler, may have had Jewish ancestry, according to a new British documentary. Dead Famous DNA, which is scheduled to air Wednesday on Britains Channel 4, reported that hair samples from a brush believed to have been used by Braun were tested and show that a DNA sequence found in the sample is strongly associated with Ashkenazi Jews. The brush was found at Hitlers mountain retreat in Bavaria. She was raised a Catholic. In the 19th century, many Ashkenazi Jews in Germany converted to Catholicism, so Braun was unlikely to have known her ancestry. This is a thought-provoking outcome I never dreamt that I would find such a potentially extraordinary and profound result, said program host Mark Evans. Braun and Hitler were married in the hours before they committed suicide together in a bunker in Berlin at the end of World War II. Braun, who was 23 years younger than Hitler, had been his longtime lover. We welcome your feedback. Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details. has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details. reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

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Jew settler (A Russian Ashkenazi) saying it’s mine, it’s all mine, all of eretz israel (me – Video

Jew settler (A Russian Ashkenazi) saying it's mine, it's all mine, all of eretz israel (me By: Xdailynews

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Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been Jewish

World Thought-provoking outcome: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent according to DNA analysis carried out for a British television documentary. The anti-Semitic German leader responsible for the Holocaust married his long-term lover Braun shortly before they committed suicide in a Berlin bunker in 1945. But the program to be screened by Britain’s independent Channel 4 on Wednesday says hair samples show Braun may have had Jewish ancestry herself. Hair samples indicate possible Jewish ancestry: Eva Braun. Scientists commissioned by the Dead Famous DNA program tested hair said to have come from a brush used by Braun and found at Hitler’s mountain retreat. Advertisement In DNA from the hair, they found a sequence passed down through the maternal line – haplogroup N1b1 – which was “strongly associated” with Ashkenazi Jews. Ashkenazi Jews dispersed into central and eastern Europe in the early Middle Ages, and some converted to Catholicism in Germany in the 19th century.

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DNA suggests Hitler may have married a Jew

This undated file picture shows the Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun.AP Photo/US Army Signal Corps from Eva Braun’s album, File A British documentary airing next week makes an astonishing claim: Hitler inadvertently married a Jew in one of his last acts before suicide, reports the Telegraph. The Channel 4 show, Dead Famous DNA, maintains that hair from Eva Braun’s brush suggests she had Jewish ancestry on her mother’s side. One caveat is that producers were unable to get DNA swabs from Braun’s living relatives to confirm that the hair belongs to her, reports the Independent. But the circumstantial evidence is strong: It comes from a hairbrush taken from her apartment by a US Army officer, and it was inside a cosmetics case monogrammed with her initials. In analyzing the hair, researchers found a DNA sequence associated with Ashkenazi Jews that is passed from mother to daughter. The Times of Israel explains that many Ashkenazi Jews converted to Catholicism in Germany during the 19th century. Braun attended Catholic school, and Hitler had her background carefully vetted before pursuing a relationship with the woman 23 years his junior, notes the Independent. The show suggests that neither she nor Hitler would have known about her Jewish roots. They were married in Hitler’s bunker on April 29, 1945, and committed suicide ahead of advancing Soviet troops the next day. (Click to read about why some Jews fought on Hitler’s side during the war.)

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Who Are the Ashkenazi Khazar Jews The Thirteenth Tribe – Video

Who Are the Ashkenazi Khazar Jews The Thirteenth Tribe Anti-Zionist Rabbis burn Israeli flag IN THE BEGINNING The Worship of S… By: SaturnRising8675

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