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December 14, 2018  RSS feed
Just a Nosh

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Ohio man arrested for planning deadly attack on synagogue

A 21-year-old Ohio man was arrested for planning an attack on a Toledo-area synagogue.

Damon Joseph of Holland was charged Dec. 10 in U.S. District Court in Toledo with attempting to provide material support to ISIS. He told an undercover FBI agent that he was inspired by the gunman who shot up a synagogue building in Pittsburgh, killing 11.

“I admire what the guy did with the shooting actually,” Joseph told the agent, according to the Department of Justice. “I can see myself carrying out this type of operation.”

Joseph told the agent that he wanted to kill a rabbi, the Toledo Blade reported, citing an FBI affidavit. He also said, according to the FBI, that “Jewish people were evil and deserved what was coming to them.”

He sent a plan for his attack on one of two Toledoarea synagogues to the agent earlier this month with a request for weapons and ammunition. He took possession of the weapons, two AR-15 rifles, from the agent and was then arrested, according to the newspaper.

The FBI said that law enforcement became aware of Joseph earlier this year through his activities on social media. He pledged his allegiance to ISIS and made videos to encourage others to join the jihadist group. He expressed hatred for Americans – singling out gays, Christians, Catholics and Jews, according to the FBI.

If convicted, Joseph faces up to 20 years in prison.

Kirk Douglas honored on his 102nd

The latest honor for Jewish actor Kirk Douglas came in the upstate New York town where he was raised – on his 102nd birthday.

Friend and relatives gathered in Amsterdam on Sunday to unveil a historic marker for a sign that will say that Douglas, 102, “Rose From Poverty To Appear In Over 90 Films In Hollywood,” the Associated Press reported. The sign will be erected near his home in the town, which is about 30 miles from Albany, the state’s capital.

Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch to Yiddishspeaking immigrant parents. He has starred in such films as Spartacus and Lust for Life. He earned three Oscar nominations for best actor, as well as an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

His son Michael Douglas also is an accomplished actor and director who won the Genesis Prize, or “Jewish Nobel,” in 2015.


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