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Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Police also arrested 10 men who danced and waved Israeli flags.
Posted on: October 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
At their biennial convention, Conservative Jewish leaders called for renewing the “vital religious center” of American Judaism in the wake of numerous studies showing their movement is shrinking. Arnold Eisen, chancellor of the movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, called for a return to the principles articulated a century ago by Solomon Schechter, founder of the United […]
Posted on: October 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Temple Mount Institute official and professional tour guide Yehuda Glick, an American, sent us his version of events as of last Thursday.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.
Posted on: October 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.
Posted on: October 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Sigd means “prostration” or “bowing down” in Ge’ez, the ancient Ethiopian liturgical language.
Posted on: October 7th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” seems to be oil. Not olive oil, but black gold.
Posted on: October 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Wonder Bread, fresh off its post-bankruptcy revival, will get kosher certification in the New York area from the Orthodox Union (OU), according to an OU bulletin. The kosher Wonder Bread won’t be sold everywhere, but approved products will bear the OU’s symbol on their packaging. Previously, Wonder Bread was certified by the Triangle-K, which is […]
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The proposal will allow European Jews to use the extraterritorial status of the Israeli embassy to legally perform Brit Mila.
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Global
Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Global
The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”
Posted on: October 4th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Praying in a minyan on an airplane is forbidden if it robs others passengers of their sleep or interferes with the duties of stewards and stewardesses, ruled newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, son of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. Replying to a congratulatory letter from El Al CEO Eliezer Shkedy on the election of the […]
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
The Western Wall Rabbi told Haredi girls to – in effect – let the Women of the Wall pray as they wish. An analogy to “let sleeping dogs lie” would be taken the wrong way.
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Practices covered by the resolution include female genital mutilation and the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons.
Posted on: October 3rd, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization that strongly influence European Union decisions, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday, as reported here. The resolution was based on a […]
Posted on: October 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Banning Jewish circumcisions used to be anti-Semitic. Today it is called a “violation of human rights.” Why aren’t there protests for children’s rights to watch porno and get sick on junk food?
Posted on: September 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Three sukkahs, two in the United States and one in Israel, will share the title of “Number One Sukkah” as the winners of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s first Sukkathon competition. The three winners are the sukkah at Terrace at the Glen, an assisted living facility in Queensbury, New York; the Schachter family sukkah in […]
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