Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Israeli company Waze, recently bought by Google for more than $1 billion, soon will be programmed to direct Israelis to the synagogue and mikveh [ritual bath] of their choice, according to the Ministry of Religious Services. The results of the mikveh search also will show uses what hours they are open and whom to […]
Posted on: October 30th, 2013News & Views → Global
Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production. “We want the slaughter to happen in the most complete conditions of hygiene and cleanliness,” Quebec Minister of Agriculture François Gendron said, in comments reported by Montreal radio station CJAD last week. The minister said he would announce a plan for […]
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages abroad and stop a wave of assimilation, according to the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization “Local rabbinates functioned as mini-monopolies, causing widespread resentment among both religious and secular couples,” the Tzohar group said. […]
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The departure of the head of the Kosher Law Enforcement Division of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has created a vacuum in which many consumers have charged that there are many incidents of misrepresentations of kosher foods. KosherToday has learned that the Department is looking for a replacement for Rabbi Luzer […]
Posted on: October 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
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 in Europe. Titled “No to a ban on circumcision,” the petition was published on Oct. 16 by CRIF, the umbrella organization representing France’s Jewish communities, following the Oct. 1 passage of […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel goes back to Standard time, known as “winter” time, at 2 a.m. Sunday morning, leaving only a six-hour and nine-hour difference from the East and West coasts of the United States respectively. The usual seven and 10-hour gap will return the following weekend, when the United States also turns back its clocks. This is […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Global
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 annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Among the manuscripts are the original fragments from the Septuagint, the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare texts from the Cairo Geniza […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The multimillionaire Zients, ranked 25 on Fortune magazine's list of the 40 richest Americans under age 40, is able to fix anything.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
It has taken close to 40 years to generate lab-grown human hair follicles.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global
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.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
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.
Posted on: October 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
You may not know it, but my name is mud in Turkey, and it's all because I insist on writing my opinion. It's a curse.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
America as a melting pot is the biggest threat to Jews, who want to be so politically correct that even the name “Redskins” draws the ADL to ruin the party just when Americans finally have a fun issue.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The Lithuanian parliament has taken the first steps to legal ritual slaughter in what could be move that turns the tide against the wave of initiatives in Europe to defend the “rights of animals” as a higher priority that freedom of religious practices. “The fact that Lithuania currently holds the Presidency of the European Union […]
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