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Posted on: September 15th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
“Auctioning” off the honor of being called to the Torah and for the privilege of reading the “Haftorah,” or “Maftir” section of the Prophets, is common in the Diaspora and also in many urban and more affluent communities in Israel, but it takes a lot to top an unidentified Moscow millionaire, or perhaps billionaire, who […]
Posted on: September 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
The IDF is nothing if not innovative. For soldiers who are on the front lines during the Yom Kippur Fast, the army suggests they suck on popsicles to keep their strength without violating to laws of the fast.
Posted on: September 13th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Israel has one life support. It starts with Yom Kippur.
Posted on: September 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Criminals who observe the Sabbath forgot that Torah also commands not to endanger others, but New York City narcotic agents have now made sure they can’t do so after arresting them on charges of multiple crimes, from illegal possession of narcotics to illegal possession of a weapon, according to CBS news. The drug ring was […]
Posted on: September 11th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
‘Peace talks’ are an excuse to avoid THE issue - the Temple Mount – but the PA pushes it in media, warns of religious war. Housing Minister blesses at the site. Fatah terrorists warn of ‘violent Friday.”
Posted on: September 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has appointed the first woman as one of the members of the State Committee for the Appointment of Rabbinical Court Judges. Dr. Rachel Levmore, director of the Project for the Prevention of Agunot and Get-Refusal of the International Young Israel Movement and the Jewish Agency, was named to the panel based […]
Posted on: September 9th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Apples area mainstay of Rosh HaShanah, when Jews dip them in honey and bless it as sign of a sweet year, which this year should be very sweet if 15,000 tons apples can do the trick.
Posted on: September 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.
Posted on: August 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
It's a fascinating—and rare—case in which the rights of an individual to a speedy trial clash with the identity of the Jewish state.
Posted on: August 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
It turns out that there exists a less invasive method of circumcision, which does not fully remove the foreskin.
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The recent placing of a crucifix near the Uman grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was an act of “clear provocation,” said Ukraine’s Rabbi Yaakov Bleich, who called for its immediate removal. “Ukraine is not a Jewish country, and Ukrainian Jews respect Christian symbols like crosses,” Bleich told the Jewish Ukrainian news site Еvreiskiy.kiev.ua. “However, […]
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Jews’ worst enemies are Jews. Tom Cantor says he was born into a Jewish family. He is trying to convince Maryland Jews they can be Jews and Christians. Even worse, he says “I love my people.”
Posted on: August 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Holocaust survivors have at least two ways to take revenge against the Nazis. One is to overcome the past and bring a new family into the world. The other is to donate a Torah. Marge Fettmen did both.
Posted on: August 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.
Posted on: August 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The last remaining Jewish school in central Brussels has instructed its students to remove their kippot in the school's neighborhood and wait until they are inside the building to put it back on.
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