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Northern Most Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Celebrated in Murmansk

24 Shevat 5773 – February 4, 2013
On the day of the ceremony, the entrance to the Jewish Agency building in the city was blocked by snow.

Rabbi Cooper Gives ‘Em Hell in Berlin

23 Shevat 5773 – February 3, 2013
Augstein has written about Haredi Jews: "They are cut from the same cloth as their Islamic fundamentalist opponents. They follow the law of revenge.”

‘Quick Peace’ Losing Ground as US Gas and Oil Surpass Arab Production

"Low-cost natural gas is the elixir, the sweetness, the juice, the Viagra."

Head of UN Rights Panel: Report Is ‘Weapon’ against Israel

The settlements are “a mesh of construction and infrastructure leading to a creeping annexation that prevents the establishment of a contiguous and viable Palestinian State."

It’s Stalingrad Again!

21 Shevat 5773 – February 1, 2013
Local MPs have decided to use the historic name in all city statements on February 2, the day of the Nazi defeat.

Israel Tells UN What It Can Do with its Human Rights Review

19 Shevat 5773 – January 29, 2013
Egypt's representative declared that the council faced "a moment of truth."

MP May Face Disciplinary Action over Israel Remarks

17 Shevat 5773 – January 28, 2013
Ward appeared on television to defend his comments and reinforce his point, but on Sunday he changed his tune.

Israeli UN Envoy Admonishes UN Security Council

16 Shevat 5773 – January 27, 2013
Selective perception is the hallmark of Security Council debates, says Ron Prosor.

Indonesian Muslims Rejects Ban on Female Circumcision

13 Shevat 5773 – January 24, 2013
The government is unable to make good on a ban that's been on the books since 2006.

EU Parliament Pres: ‘Jews live in fear in Europe’

12 Shevat 5773 – January 23, 2013
Jewish people are living in fear in Europe but the European Union will make sure they are not harmed, the president of the European Parliament said.

Russian Jews Back Moscow in US Feud Over Chabad Text

10 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
Leaders of Russia’s Jewish community have criticized a U.S. federal court ruling that fined Russia for refusing to hand over ancient Chasidic texts.

Hungarian Lawmaker to Speak on ‘Zionist Threat’

A lawmaker from Hungary’s Jobbik Party who recently called for listing Jews as a “security risk” reportedly is planning a lecture tour about the “Zionist threat.”

UN Handing Assad $519M in ‘Humanitarian Aid’

The more than 60,000 deaths during the Syrian Civil War, are referred to in UN-speak as "the events in Syria since March, 2011," or, sometimes, as "the current events."

Finland Has New Israeli-Born Chief Rabbi

9 Shevat 5773 – January 20, 2013
Livson, 30, the Israeli-born son of Finnish immigrants, was officially installed as chief rabbi on Jan. 13, taking over from Rabbi Moshe Edelman.

Italian Soccer Players Honor Jewish Coach Killed in Holocaust

6 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
Italian soccer players expressed their opposition to racism by honoring a Jewish coach who was killed in the Holocaust.

EU Places Holocaust Memorial on Official Calendar

The European Union has incorporated International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, into its official calendar.

Emergency Landing Grounds 787s in Japan

5 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
Two major Japanese airlines grounded their Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes after one was forced to make an emergency landing due to battery problems and a burning smell in the cockpit.

‘Jew’ Is the New Cool in the Netherlands

4 Shevat 5773 – January 15, 2013
“One is at first unsettled by it."

Anti-Semitic Messages Target Israeli Soccer Player in U.K.

3 Shevat 5773 – January 14, 2013
British soccer fans reportedly wrote anti-Semitic messages on the Facebook page of a local British club shortly after it hired an Israeli player.

Dutch City Begins Restoring Ancient Mikvah

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
The Dutch city of Venlo began restoring a recently discovered mikvah -- the oldest proof of Jewish life in the country.

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