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French Jewish Comedian Has Baby with Monaco Royal

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Monaco Royal Charlotte Casiraghi and the French Jewish comedian Gad Elmaleh embraced their first son. The baby, Raphael, was born Tuesday at Princess Grace Hospital Center in Monaco, the AFP news agency reported. “Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Raphael, born in Monaco,” said a statement from the […]

 

Putin to Pardon Russian Tycoon from Jewish Family

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Russian president Vladimir Putin said Thursday he will sign pardon for jailed tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky “in the nearest future,” RIA Novosti reported. Khodorkovsky’s father was Jewish and his mother was Christian. He was Russia’s richest man before his arrested in 2003 and was slated to be freed next August. “He has spent over […]

A cake, celebrating 100 years since the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, whose heroic acts saved upwards of 100,000 lives.
 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wallenberg, and Thank You for All Those Lives

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.

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Prince Charles ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Mideast Christians’ Plight

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle East

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, said that he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East,” Prince Charles said at a London reception honoring […]

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Spain Draft Law Grants Sephardic Jews Citizenship

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has submitted a draft law that could grant citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. The possibility of the bill was first announced last year by Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon. If the law is ratified, eligible Jews won’t have to relinquish their current nationalities […]

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Native American Academics Join Boycott of Israeli Universities

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

A Native American studies association is the third U.S. academic body this year to recommend its members boycott Israeli universities. The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in a Dec. 15 announcement said it “encourages NAISA members to boycott Israeli academic institutions because they are imbricated with the Israeli state and we wish to place […]

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Israeli Mother Going to Supreme Court over Son’s Circumcision

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]

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the road prayer
 

El Al Rabbi Alienates Passengers with Loudspeaker Traveler’s Prayer

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?

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Eyad El-Sarraj, Gaza psychiatrist and major BDS advocate, died. But first he sought medical treatment in Israel.
 

Dead Gaza BDS Advocate Sought Israeli Medical Care

Posted on: December 19th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Yet another hypocrite who directed the world to sever ties with Israel until the moment he needed what Israel had to offer. And Israel provided even Sarraj with its best medical care. #BDSFail #ApartheidFail

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Hamas Test-Firing Rockets

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

Hamas ran multiple rockets tests today in Gaza, shooting their rockets southward towards the Sinai and westward into the ocean. Hamas has been testing numerous missiles as of late, and has been working to improve the capabilities of the rockets they have. The Israeli towns near Gaza heard the sounds from the tests.

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AG will Not Appeal FM Liberman’s Acquittal

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The Attorney General, Yehuda Weinstein, has decided not to appeal Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s acquittal. Liberman was unanimously acquitted on November 6, after being hounded for 17 years on various charges. Unexpectedly, Weinstein had decided to go after Liberman on a weaker charge of breach of public trust, rather than what seemed to be the […]

 

Adult and Child Injured in Arab Stone Throwing Attack

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The snowballs are gone and the rocks are back. An adult and child were lightly injured from shattered glass after their car was hit by a rock on the Cross-Benjamin highway. After getting hit, the driver continued to the next IDF checkpoint where they were treated by an IDF medic.

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Morsi to Stand Trial Again

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Overthrown Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi will be standing trial again. This time Morsi is being accused of “collaborating with foreign organisations to commit terrorist acts in Egypt, revealing defense secrets to a foreign country, funding terrorists and military training to achieve the purposes of the international organisation of the Brotherhood,” according to a report in […]

 

Israel to Renew Flight to Turkey

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

After a half decade hiatus due to security disagreements, Israel is set to resume Israeli flights to Turkey in Summer 2014. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz announced today that the disagreement resulting from security arrangements in Turkey have been resolved. The agreement to resume flights was signed today after Turkey acquiesced to Israel’s security requirements. Turkish […]

Darryl Mitchell, 20, of North Amityville, LI, has been charged with attacks on half a dozen random residents in Amityville, Babylon and North Babylon since April.
 

Long Island Man Arrested in ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.

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Rabbi Motti Elon
 

6 Months Community Service to Rabbi Motti Elon for Sex Abuse

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The judge said Elon's behavior was "illegitimate" – even according to his own stated standards.

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Associate Professor Curtis Marez of the University of California at San Diego, president of the organization that endorsed a boycott against Israel's academia, is a dolt, according to columnist Jeffrey Goldberg.
 

ASA Leader Justifies Israel Boycott Saying ‘One Has to Start Somewhere’

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Curtis Marez is a dolt because he couldn't help revealing his Jew hatred.

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John Podhoretz (seen here on The Daily Show) was booed by the 92nd Street Y audience and shushed by the moderator, Forward editor Jane Eisner, when he defended Israel from claims that Israel was responsible for a recent academic boycott
 

Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Maybe the moderator should have "reined in" the emotions when the audience was booing and "enraged" - her words - by Podhoretz's defense of Israel from J Street's blaming Israel for the academic boycott.

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Russian Jews Win Rostov Holocaust Commemoration Fight

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has agreed to acknowledge the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims killed there by the Nazis. The municipality’s Memorial Council last week announced its decision to revise a memorial plaque at the Zmievskaya Balka mass grave to mention the Jewish identity of the majority of the approximately 27,000 bodies buried there […]

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It's Shabbat morning in snowy Efrat and the electricity has just gone out. Do you suffer through the rest of the day, or do you search for a creative halachic solution? (illustration image)
 

2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

Posted on: December 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.

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