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Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young […]
Posted on: November 27th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Nearly 70 years after the Holocaust, some European Jew still are afraid to be confident enough to be Jewish in public. Christina Zionists are trying to help them, buy aliyah to Israel would be a lot easier.
Posted on: November 26th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.
Posted on: November 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Hanukkah seems to be politically correct this year. So is the African American holiday Kwanzaa, both of which were honored with new US postage stamps. The Christians struck out this year – and are angry.
Posted on: November 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
There is nothing worse for Jews than a good looking and do-good non-Jewish woman doctor who sees the world through her stethoscope and thinks Jews are ignorant of health because they circumcise babies.
Posted on: November 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
She became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program, but didn't.
Posted on: November 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
There is no such thing as a homosexual person, man or woman, in halacha. There are only homosexual acts.
Posted on: November 21st, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A Canadian rabbi has created a new kind of Kosher certification named “Kosher Check” that not only makes sure foods are kosher under Jewish dietary laws but also monitors manufacturers to make sure they conform to food-safety controls. Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock, who sits on the Vancouver Rabbinical Court, said, “Approval will be predicated on food […]
Posted on: November 21st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A German pastor who defended Jews’ rights to ritual circumcision will receive the highest award of the Central Council of Jews in Germany in ceremonies in Berlin Thursday evening. The awarding of the Leo Baeck Prize will honor Nikolaus Schneider, 66, president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany – the country’s main […]
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
The Iranian Propaganda Ministry is getting hard up when it has to herd Jews, most of them elderly, holding Torah scrolls in Tehran to voice support for Iran’s nuclear development.
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Shiloh, in Samaria, was the site of the first Tabernacle in Israel. Archaeologists now have found evidence that after Shilo was destroyed and Jews returned, they sacrificed even during the First Temple period.
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The auction sale of an illustrated Haggadah manuscript dating back to 1726 is expected to bring in as much as $1.5 million, the London Independent reported Tuesday. An auctioneer discovered it in an Osem soup carton in the garage at a house in Manchester where he was carrying out a routine evaluation for the relatives […]
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.
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