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In an alpine clinic for Jewish TB sufferers, a gauche young businessman thinks himself "outside the whole world and tarnishing it". Parasitic lung patients such as himself, so Ornik wails, "should be destroyed".

Rabbis accused of kidnapping and torturing reluctant Orthodox husbands who refuse divorce

Rabbi Mendel Esptein and Rabbi Martin Wolmark accused of charging between $70,000 and $100,000 in return for ‘persuading’ husbands to grant the divorces known as ‘gets’

Schools should be a place to educate, not indoctrinate

Should faith schools be allowed to ghettoise children in the first place?

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Tottenham fans should not face action for use of the word 'Yid', says former FA chairman David Bernstein

A supporter was arrested at the weekend for using the word

Yosef sits surrounded by Shas staff at a rally in 2002; he retained control over all party decisions

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Religious leader who became a kingmaker

To his supporters, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was a spiritual sage who empowered disenfranchised Sephardic Jews. To secular Israelis he was a medieval figure in flowing robes occasionally given to bizarre rants. But through his control of the Shas party Yosef wielded influence over all Israelis. His death leaves a vacuum that could see the party splinter, reshaping Israeli politics.

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Tottenham supporter arrested for using the word 'Yid' is released on bail

The fan was arrested at half-time in the match between Spurs and West Ham

Ultra-orthodox Jewish mourners carry the body of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during his funeral in Jerusalem`

Hundreds of thousands crowd Jerusalem for funeral of leading scholar Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Yosef had suffered from a variety of medical ailments for several years

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In the case of Dreyfus – you couldn’t make it up

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A refugee soldier captured the man who ran Auschwitz. This act of homage follows the chase

Hissing – to imitate the sound of gas – was heard from some Hammers supporters

Tottenham v West Ham: Hammers fans issued with warning over anti-Semitic chanting

Last season's fixture between the sides was marred by disgraceful behaviour

Supreme Court rejects citizens’ bid to have nationality declared as Israeli rather than Jewish

Veteran left-wing activist Uri Avnery, 89, labelled the judges ruling 'cowardly'

Tottenham will ask season ticket holders if they feel fans should stop the controversial chants

Tottenham fans threatened with arrest when they take on West Ham if they use the word 'Yid', confirms the Metropolitan Police

Statement issued earlier today claims that police officers will be in the stands tasked with monitoring fans and ensuring they do not use the word

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the UN in New York

'A wolf in sheep's clothing': Don’t be fooled - Iran still wants nuclear bomb, says Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister tells UN General Assembly not  to be deceived by President Rouhani’s moderate tone

The real culprits in the ‘Yid’ debate are opposition supporters singing anti-semitic chants at Spurs fans

They are the ones who should face bans or criminal charges. Plus the overwhelming majority of Spurs fans who chant it aren’t actually Jewish

Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves has defended fans use of the word 'Yid'

Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves defends the Spurs fans' by claiming 'I'm proud to be called a Yid"

The club's record goalscorer has said that if fans will be arrested for using the word, then he'll stand up and shout it as well

Don't listen to Cameron: Tottenham’s Jewish fans should not let their hearts rule their heads

When basic common sense should kick in, they condone a powerful and poisonous slur against them out of blind loyalty to a football team

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