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Orthodox Rabbinical Group Urging German Jews to Defy Court Ruling on Circumcision

Europe's main Orthodox rabbinical body is urging Jews in Germany to uphold the commandment to circumcise newborn sons, despite a court ruling in Germany that said circumcising young boys could be considered a criminal act.

US Haredi Group Facing Uphill Battle Making Up for Poor Secular Education

“Fourteen hours a day in yeshiva but [a student] doesn’t learn a single word of English, math, history, science, geography, music art, nothing, nothing, nothing.”

Peres: Settlements a threat to Israel

At the annual ceremony in memory of Zionism founder Theodor Herzl, President Shimon Peres called Judea and Samaria settlements a threat to Israel.

New Bill Envisions Large Scale Settlement Uprooting, Attempts to Protect Victims

The new bill not only forces government to live up to 100 percent of its promises to future evacuees, but anticipates a reality in which evacuations are commonplace.

Photography Unit to be Established in the IDF

Photographers will join the combat fighters in the Golani Brigade for a full eight month course.  The purpose is to prepare them to document...

Ashlag Rebbe: Secular Youths Should Be Conscripted into Torah Study

During his weekly talk, the Ashlag Rebbe, Rabbi Simcha Avraham Halevy, challenged politicians who promote the notion of an equal burden, describing them as imbeciles. He proposed a solution to the inequality: "Let every secular boy be forced to bear the burden of defending the homeland of Israel and fulfill his national duty to study Torah and keep the mitzvot." He also said, "The nation of Israel did not survive our brutal history by the deterrence of the IDF, nor by the might of the State of Israel, but by the merit of the study of Torah."

Olmert Acquitted on Most Charges, Convicted on Breach of Trust

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was "only" convicted of breach of trust, making him the first Israeli PM ever to be convicted of a criminal offense.

State Dept. Objects to Levy Committee’s Legalizing Outposts

The State Dept. press director Patrick Ventrell said, "We’ve seen the reports ... but we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."

Study Shows Haredi and Secular Women Face Equal Risk of Eating Disorders

A high-number of Haredi women responded to the survey. Haredi women suffering from eating issues also face a particular set of challenges.

Seeking Anglos’ Vote, Likud Junket Heads to Hebron

The 140 participants on the “Remember Hebron!" tour were English speakers from places like Jerusalem, Ra’anana, Tel Aviv, and Modi’in. For 50 shekels (45 for Jerusalemites) they got to take a luxury bus for a tour of Hebron organized by Likud Anglos and Young Likud, and give "a show of support for the Jewish community of Hebron and Jewish settlement in all the Land of Israel!" There was no mention of the fact that Likud Prime Minister Netanyahu in 1997 delivered most of Hebron into the hands of the PLO.

UN Watch: Iran Elected to UN Arms Trade Treaty Post

Iran was elected to a top post on the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference, UN Watch revealed on Sunday. The Geneva-based human rights group is calling on UN chief Ban Ki-moon, who addressed the conference on the same day, to condemn the selection of the Tehran regime.

Jewish Magazine: Hitler Protected his Jewish WW1 Commander

Adolf Hitler ordered that the Jewish commander of his army unit during World War I not be persecuted or deported, a German-Jewish publication reported. Susanne...

Haredim Offer to Purchase Jerusalem Soccer Team, Impose Weekday Only Schedule

Chairman of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club Itzik Kornfein said in an interview to Israel TV's sports channel that a number of Haredi businessmen have expressed their desire to invest money in his team, on one condition: that Beitar would not play on Shabbat.

Israel to Support New Immigrant College Students

Israel's government has budgeted more than $10 million to provide college scholarships and Hebrew language schools to new immigrants. The Cabinet decision Sunday to continue...

Judge Lets 2nd Avenue Deli Keep Instant Heart Attack Sandwich

Warm up the defibrillator, the Instant Heart Attack Sandwich has life at New York's 2nd Avenue Deli. A U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan ruled...

Obama Invites Egypt’s President – Morsi Likely to Seek Freedom for ‘Blind Sheikh’

President Barack Obama has invited his newly elected Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US for an official visit in September. Deputy Secretary of State William Perez said he delivered this message during his meetings with Morsi on Sunday. One of the issues Morsi is certain to bring up as part of the preparation for his visit, would be his pledge to seek the release of Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman from U.S. custody.

$100,000 in Gold Found in Israel Crusader Fortress

One of the largest-ever gold caches located in Israel was discovered by Tel Aviv University and the Nature and Parks Authority in a dig in the Apollonia National Park near Herzliya.

IBM Haifa Developing Real-Time Shopping App

IBM in Haifa is developing a a new augmented-reality mobile shopping app to enable retailers to personalize customers’ shopping experiences from their smart phones and tablets.

Two Injured From Arab Rock Throwing

In an Arab rock throwing incident Sunday morning near Michmas in the Binyamin region, three cars were damaged and two Israelis were injured. One of...

‘Even Handed’ UN Mission to Probe How Jews Affect Palestinians

UNHRC on Friday named three women to the panel, one accused Israel of "total discrimination," another's sister served on the Goldstone commission.

Thousands of Reservists Rally for Equal Share of Military Burden

Keynote speaker former GSS chief Yuval Diskin said: "I served this country for thirty-seven years with love and with hope, and throughout these long years I did not even once, even for one moment, feel that I was a sucker. When I joined, almost everyone enlisted, but when I got out I discovered that we are close to the point where almost no one is enlisting. And that's the whole story."

Over 10,000 People Sign Petition Against German Ban of Bris Mila

On Saturday Night, July 8th, the 10,000 person signed the petition against the German court's ban on Brit Mila. The petition can be found here:...

Milan’s Jews Condemn Meeting of Right-Wing Movements

Milan’s Jewish community has condemned a meeting of European extreme right-wing movements held at a Milan hotel Friday and Saturday. In a statement, the Milan...

UN Sending Fact-Finding Mission to Jewish Settlements

The United Nations' top human rights body has appointed three independent experts to conduct a fact-finding mission on how Israel's Jewish settlements affect Palestinians. The...

Students Fined for Anti-Semitic Taunts and Egg-Throwing

Four students were fined for throwing raw eggs and shouting anti-Semitic taunts at groups of Jews in Northwest London. The students were each fined $642,...

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