United Hatzalah program honors our survivors, war veterans with specialized medical care
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which launched Monday, is being called a groundbreaking development in the German university system, which until now has only subsidized Catholic and Protestant theological training programs. Islamic programs also were introduced […]
Posted on: November 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.
Posted on: November 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
Fire damaged the first floor of the former site of the Agriprocessors kosher meat processing plant in Iowa. The late Friday night fire at Agri Star Meat & Poultry in Postville started in a dryer that was left on in the plant’s laundry room, according to reports, and has been classified as accidental. No one […]
Posted on: November 15th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Few chapters in the Jewish Bible have been used more vigorously and cleverly by Christian missionaries than this one, which happens to be a wonderful prophecy about the vindication of the Jewish nation.
Posted on: November 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A Brooklyn academy touted as the model for a national movement of Hebrew charter schools received an F on its New York City Department of Education Progress Report. The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, which opened in 2009 and has 450 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, is one of 23 New York City elementary […]
Posted on: November 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
We should set the record straight on this term, at least when it comes to describing the noble act of a Jewish person.
Posted on: November 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."
Posted on: November 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Council of Europe will not ban Jewish ritual circumcision of boys, its leader assured members of the Conference of European Rabbis. Thorbjorn Jagland, the council’s secretary general, said Monday in Berlin that he wanted to make it “absolutely clear … that in no way does the Council of Europe want to ban the circumcision […]
Posted on: November 12th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Norway appears to be on the way to protect circumcision for Jews and Muslims so long as they are performed in hospitals. The Conservative-Progress government is considering suggesting regulations to control circumcisions but with taking into account religious freedom, the Norwegian Foreigner newspaper reported Monday. A Conservative leader of the committee on health care said […]
Posted on: November 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Several hundred women dare to pray near the Western Wall where they usually are prohibited. Several hundred men also are there. Women of the Wall? No. Meet the Women of the Temple Mount.
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
It is absolutely critical that religious Jewish girls have a support network throughout their IDF service.
Posted on: November 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute mission is to train leaders for Jewish ministry around the world.
Posted on: November 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The woman argued that the rabbinical court does not have jurisdiction over her son.
Posted on: November 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Rav Ovadia's son, himself never qualified to be a rabbinical judge, has proposed to get rid of Rabbi David Stav, one of the few learned men in Israel who are qualified.
Posted on: November 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The upcoming international Bible museum in Washington, D.C., which has yet to be named and is slated for opening in 2017, will seek to partner with Israeli museums and others around the world to “share the history, story, and impact of Jewish and Christian texts.” The international Bible museum is an initiative of Steven Green, […]
Posted on: November 6th, 2013Sections → Features → Features On The Jewish World
It was the culmination of four days of learning, togetherness and inspiration that the Lubavitcher Rebbe first encouraged his shluchim to convene back in 1983.
Posted on: November 4th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Absent from Monday’s service, which the group said drew at least 800 worshipers, were large crowds of Orthodox girls who had […]
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