Tens of thousands of people participated Friday afternoon in the funeral procession of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, the eldest son of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, former Chief Rabbi of Israel and of the most influential rabbis in Israel. Yaakov Yosef died Friday afternoon at the age of 66, succumbing to a long struggle with […]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit the Gaza Strip at the end of May, the Istanbul-based daily Hurriyet reported Sunday. Erdogan promised to visit Gaza after Turkey and Israel reconciled their three-year rift, as Israel apologized for killing nine Turkish citizens aboard a Gaza-bound activist ship in 2010. Yori Yanover
There was a clash on Saturday at the Guantanamo Bay maximum security prison for suspected terrorists, after the military closed a communal section of the facility and moved its inmates into single cells. The violence erupted during an early morning raid, which followed an uprising of the prisoners, who had covered up security cameras and […]
Rabbi Michael Broyde, a leading Modern Orthodox figure, confessed to using a fake persona to infiltrate a rival rabbinic organization and herald his own work in scholarly journals. A lengthy exposé on The Jewish Channel on Friday detailed how Broyde, a member of the Rabbinical Council of America who once was said to be on […]
A recent Jordanian-Arab Palestinian agreement to prevent the Judaization of Jerusalem, and an overwhelming majority of the Jordanian parliament urging prison release for the mass murderer of Israeli schoolgirls, reveal things are not all quiet on the Eastern front.
A New York immigration lawyer who fraudulently presented himself as a rabbi was sentenced to a four-year prison term. Earl Seth David, 49, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan for passing himself off as Rabbi Avraham David in order to swindle illegal immigrants in their bid for naturalization. He also was forced […]
Poland’s Jewish community does not want a planned monument to righteous gentiles to be erected near the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is due to open this month on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto. “The community of Polish Jews will never forget the heroism of people who, despite the threat of […]
Human Rights Watch, which usually has Israel in its crosshairs, has turned its fury on the Hamas terrorist organization for failing to investigate the gory public execution of seven Gaza Arabs accused and sentenced to death without a trial for helping Israel. Hamas rejected the criticism, saying it was biased and adding that it has […]