Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iraq
Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]
Posted on: December 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. “The organization’s top priority is raising awareness to the importance of the family purity mitzvah,” the organization’s chairman, Rabbi Yechezkel Mutzafi, explained to the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot’s website. “We see it […]
Posted on: December 14th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.
Posted on: December 14th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A Spanish hotel built on the remains of a 15th century synagogue opened a new synagogue on its seventh floor. The opening last week at the four-star Parador de Lorca hotel in Lorca, a city in the southeastern region of Murcia, was the result of negotiations between management and the Sefarad Beitenu Jewish association, which […]
Posted on: December 12th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
The snowstorm’s delay of Kerry’s meeting with Netanyahu finally gives Abbas a chance to explain why Israel must not exist as a Jewish state.
Posted on: December 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
Mike Huckabee doesn’t understand why Jews support Obama as “pro-Israel” because he doesn’t understand the psyche of a liberal American Jewish Democrat.
Posted on: December 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
The question is, how will Hillel International prevent more of its healthy cells going cancer.
Posted on: December 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The proceeds from the property sale may not be used cover the synagogue's financial needs.
Posted on: December 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”
Posted on: December 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.
Posted on: December 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Orthodox rabbis for years have denounced the “Kabbalah Centre” as being a fraud of mysticism, Madonna and Britney Spears notwithstanding. Now former followers have sued for financial fraud.
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the rite of oral suction in circumcisions, The New York Daily News reported. The city restricted the practice following 11 cases of herpes of boys who were circumcised with what in Hebrew […]
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.
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