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Pope Pledges to Further Jewish-Catholic Dialogue

23 Heshvan 5774 – October 27, 2013
Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue. During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the...

Paul Reichmann, Torah World’s Greatest Philanthropist, Dies

23 Heshvan 5774 – October 26, 2013
Philanthropist Paul (Moshe) Reichmann, considered the greatest financial supporter of the Torah world, passed away last Friday. He was 83.

Israel and Nigeria Ink New Aviation Deal

21 Heshvan 5774 – October 25, 2013
Israel and Nigeria inked a new bilateral aviation deal that will provide for direct flights between the two countries. The Bilateral Air Service Agreement enables...

New Crusader Kings II ‘Sons of Abraham’ Lets Jews Rebuild Temple

Convert others to Judaism, bring back the Priesthood, build the Holy Temple, re-create the Kingdom of Israel and hit up the pope for money at the same time. Yep, Crusader Kings II has gone Jewish.

French Politicians, Clergymen Back Petition Defending Circumcision

21 Heshvan 5774 – October 24, 2013
More than 5,500 people, including prominent French politicians, scholars and clergymen, have signed a petition against attempts to ban the ritual circumcision of boys...

Wild Bushfires Drive Some Australian Jews from Their Homes

Yom Kippur prayers may be on the minds of Jews in Australia, ravaged by roaring fires. “Who will perish by water and who by fire,” says the prayer. One Jew lost his home – but saved a mezuzah.

Jews in Shanghai Exhibition in Chicago

An exhibition on the life of European Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II opened in Chicago on Monday, Xinhua reported. The exhibition, running from...

5,200 to Attend Annual Chabad Gathering in New York

Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the...

Globe-Trotting Abbas Strengthens His ‘Anti-Settlement’ Agenda

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 23, 2013
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas was in Lithuania this week to solidify backing for his agenda that would prevent Jews from living in Judea...

EU Boosts Trade Ties with Israel despite Judea and Samaria Boycott

19 Heshvan 5774 – October 22, 2013
The European Union has brought 65 companies to Israel Monday and Tuesday to strengthen relations despite the controversy over its policy to bar grants...

Bills in the Works for Homosexual Marriages and Buses on Shabbat

The warped “Jewish and democratic” equation is about to be bent out of shape again with Yesh Atid bills to allow homosexual “unions” and public bus transportation on the Sabbath.

Netanyahu Will Not Meet Pope during Rome Visit

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome, as the Israeli leader’s office had announced. The Vatican reportedly...

Yishai Visits Beilis and the Baal Shem Tov in the Ukraine

The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.

Toronto Transit Rejects Anti-Israel Ads

With transportation systems serving as a new front in the anti-Israel propaganda wars, Toronto Transit rejected an ad because it is "inaccurate and misleading."

Can NATO Member Turkey Ever Be Trusted Again?

18 Heshvan 5774 – October 21, 2013
In April, 2012, the Tehran Times announced: "Iran has foiled Israeli terrorist plots." That one had Turkish fingerprints all over it.

Report: PA misspent $3 Billion in EU Aid

The Palestinian Authority misspent more than $3 billion in European Union financial aid between 2008 and 2012, the British newspaper The Sunday Times reported,...

Dutch Jewish Hospital is Holland’s First Green Health Facility

16 Heshvan 5774 – October 19, 2013
A Jewish hospital near Amsterdam became the first healthcare facility in the Netherlands to receive official recognition for its environmentally friendly practices. Jacques Moors, the...

French Lawyer Disbarred for Motion to Replace Jewish Judge

A lawyer from Lyon in eastern France has been disbarred for filing a motion to disqualify a Jewish judge because of his origins. The French...

Polish Jews Say Mosque Torching Reminiscent of Kristallnacht

Representatives of the Jewish community of Gdansk, Poland, said the torching of a mosque had “frightening connotations” of the Nazi-inspired Kristallnacht pogroms against Jews. The...

Saudi Arabia Says No to UN Security Council Seat

Saudi Arabia rejected assuming the seat it just won on the UN Security Council.

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