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Posted on: March 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
Before the law reaches final passage, however, it must still win the approval of Israel’s Interior Ministry.
Posted on: March 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Norway’s health minister said Wednesday the countryman no intention of banning religious circumcisions but should restrict the religious practice to be carried out only in hospitals. “If the children are circumcised in hospitals by competent personnel, we will prevent complications,” Health Minister Bent Høie told the Aftenposten newspaper. “This is the most realistic way to […]
Posted on: March 19th, 2014News & Views → Israel
“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.
Posted on: March 18th, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
“Allowing freedom of religion incites violence” is the essence of Jordan’s message.
Posted on: March 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel
There is nothing like a bunch of yeshiva high schoolers to get everyone in the mood for Purim.
Posted on: March 12th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
Digging for the past sometimes is possible by simple looking at what already has been found.
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Global
“More than the Jews have kept the Shabbos (Sabbath), the Shabbos has kept the Jews.”
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish men to give their wives religious divorces. David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. and could be sentenced to up […]
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Women of the Wall still have an uphill fight ahead of themselves.
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
The announcement by the 75-year old Crown Market in West Hartford, Connecticut, that it would be closing sent shock waves through the Jewish community. Mark Bakeoff, who bought the market five years ago, said tough economic conditions and increasing competition have made things difficult, but the biggest blow came with “one of the worst winters […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.
Posted on: February 22nd, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The statement from Ramaz said, “Our question was: ‘Is this the appropriate program?’”
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
One is remembered for his mitzvahs and good deeds, and Rabbi “Heritage House’ Schuster will be remembered forever.
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A senior Hungarian rabbi said Tuesday he has found 103 Torah scrolls that were stolen from Hungarian Jews in World War II and hidden in a Russian library in Novgorod, east of Moscow. Russia has not decided what to do with the holy scrolls, which Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation Chief Rabbi Shlomo Koves wants to […]
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