Three Yahrtzeit memorial events for Rabbi Meir Kahane this Sunday November 7, 2010

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Posted 04 Nov 2010 in News

“…Only a state with majority of Jews will ensure that, never again, will we enjoy such dubious benefits as Crusades and Inquisitions and pogroms and Holocausts – small and very large.”- Rabbi Meir Kahane

Click here for flyer for first and second daytime events
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1. Ocean Avenue Jewish Center
2600 Ocean Avenue (between Avenue U and V) Brooklyn, NY 11229
12:30 P.M. Sharp (doors open 12:00)

2.      Ground Zero (Park Place and W. Broadway subway: 2,3,A,C and other lines)Manhattan NY
(Transportation provided from the first event – suggested donation for bus $25)
3:30 P.M.

3.      West Side Institutional Synagogue
120 West 76th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.)  New York, NY
7:00 PM

Guest Speakers

a.       Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn, Rabbi West Side Synagogue;

b.      Helen Freedman, Executive Director, Americans For A Safe Israel

c.       Barry Farber Distinguished Talk Radio Host
Assemblyman Dov Hikind

d.      Barry Slotnick, Esq. Defense Counsel for Rabbi Kahane

Musical Interlude
Compsed by Cecelia Margules and Rami Yadid; Michael Elias—Vocalist; Michael Fitzpatrick — Cello; Chaim Cotton — Keyboard; Peter David—Backup Vocal
For information, please contact:
Cecelia Margules—(718) 339 8483
West Side Synagogue—(212) 877 7652

Chairmen: Shannon Taylor and Cecelia Margules

About Rabbi Meir Kahane

Rabbi Meir David Kahane was born on August 1, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York to a famous Orthodox Jewish family. His father, was a close friends of the famous Zionist Zeev Jabotinsky who was to later influencial Rabbi Meir Kahane. As a teenager Kahane joined Betar, a Zionist youth movement founded by Jabotinsky. As a member of Betar, Kahane personally led protests against Ernest Bevin, the British Foreign Secretary who opposed the creation is Israel.

Following the Holocaust, Kahane coined the phrase “Never Again”. This means, never again will Jews stand by watch their brothers be murdered.

In 1960, Kahane became an ordained Rabbi from the world famous Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY and then he earned a degree in international law at New York University. During the mid-60′s, Kahane worked as a teacher and was one of the editors of the Jewish Press, which was the biggest English speaking Jewish newspaper in the world.

In 1968, Kahane created the Jewish Defense League (JDL) in America and the Kach party in Israel. The JDL’s objectives were to protect Jews and their property from anti-Semitism. Much of the JDL’s history was during the early 70′s and it was famous for its activities on the behalf of freeing Soviet Jewry from Russia.

In 1973, 2 years after Kahane arrived in Israel he began campaigning for a seat in the Knesset. In 1984, Kahane finally won a seat in the Knesset. It was later estimated that by 1988, Rabbi Kahane would win another 12 seats. In 1985, the Basic Laws of Israel were amended so that the Kach party could be declared racist. Although Kach’s platform was religious in nature and not based on race the government used this as a means of silencing Kach.

In 1990, after concluding a speech in a Manhattan, New York hotel, Kahane was killed by El Sayyid Nosair. Nosair was acquitted of murder but he was convicted of gun possession charges. The US government ignored the terrorist background of the Nosair murderer and considered him to be alone gunman. Subsequently in 1993 members of the murderers Jersey City mosque placed a bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center and in 2001 followed up by attacking and destroying both towers of the WTC. Nosair later stood trial as a co-conspirator of Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman. Both men received life sentences for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, conspiracy to use explosives against New York landmarks, and plotting to assassinate US politicians. Nosair received life plus 15 years of imprisonment.

Rabbi Kahane authored numerous books including The Story of the Jewish Defense League, Never Again, They Must Go, Our Challenge, Uncomfortable Questions for Comfortable Jews and others.

Phone number: 718-569-0921

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