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.
Posted on: August 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
How the reform movement has reached the ultimate diversity.
Posted on: August 14th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to move to Israel. The Samech bookstore has been supplying Hebrew-language books to members of Holland’s Jewish community for nearly 40 years and possessed a stock of 100,000 books, according to the website of the Dutch Israelite Religious […]
Posted on: August 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.
Posted on: August 12th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match against Belgium on Yom Kippur this year in the world group playoffs, the highest level of Davis Cup play. The Belgian Tennis Association turned down Israel’s request to postpone the game on Sept. 14. The International Tennis […]
Posted on: August 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.
Posted on: August 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel
This is just what Israel does not need – another non-Jew claiming he is a Jew. NY Knicks star Stoudemire wants to be an Israeli but as for Torah, he likes to pick and choose his commandments,
Posted on: July 31st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Chabad rabbis who had boarded a flight from the Ukraine to Israel via Moscow convinced six boys going on a Birthright Israel program to wear tefillin for the first time in their lives. “How would you like to put on tefillin now? We can’t think of a better preparation for going to the Holy Land,” […]
Posted on: July 30th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Unknown assailants robbed $50,000 from Haredi Jews last week at the Uman headquarters of a nonprofit group that works to accommodate the tens of thousands of followers of the Breslover rebbe who will pour into the city for the High Holidays in September, Ukrainian authorities said. The Ukrainian newspaper Segodnia reported that the money was […]
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