To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: May 21st, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Ashkelon launched a new separate gender beach this week, but only on land.
Posted on: May 21st, 2014News & Views → Israel → Israeli Arabs
The Palestinian Authority is hoping to use the upcoming visit by Pope Francis as a political pipebomb.
Posted on: May 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Jewish community in Lebanon has officially denounced the State of Israel as the country's sole synagogue prepares to reopen in Beirut.
Posted on: May 8th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel today (Wednesday) administered the first official certification exam for women who wish to become kashrut supervisors.
Posted on: May 2nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
J Street claims that its rejection from the Conference of Presidents is proof its voice is needed.
Posted on: May 1st, 2014News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Islamic law is not based on the Quran so much as it based on the Arab world’s struggle to destroy Israel as a Jewish country.
Posted on: May 1st, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A 15th century printed book of the Torah fetched a record $3.87 million at an auction in Paris. Three buyers attempted to outbid each other over the telephone during the sale which the Christie’s auction house organized on April 30, the news website actualitte.com reported Thursday. Christie’s listed the buyer as “anonymous” but said the […]
Posted on: April 29th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The IDF retains the right to limit the number of Torah students and to tell them when they can pray and learn.
Posted on: April 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The U.S. concept of separation of church and state means separating Jews from Judaism in Israel.
Posted on: April 24th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Jews for Jesus missionary group is using Holocaust imagery in a new video to lure Jews away from their faith.
Posted on: April 16th, 2014News & Views → Global
More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.
Posted on: April 13th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
American Jews are increasingly buying more hand-made matzah as well as American-made manufactured matzah. All at the expense of Israeli exports, according to Kosher Today. Israeli exports used to hold approximately 40 percent of the American market but has declined by 11 percent. Sales of hand-made “shmurah matzah” have soared by nearly 15 percent. One […]
Posted on: April 10th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The Council of Europe has climbed down from along and weak limb by issuing a letter that in effect neutralizes a resolution by its parliament that equated mutilation of female genitals and non-medical circumcision of boys for religious purposes. The Council called them “by no means comparable.” The Council of Europe’s leadership sent a letter […]
Posted on: April 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
It might be best to say the Traveler’s Prayer on the airplane before putting on tefillin.
Posted on: April 9th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
Oh, man, it’s the end of an era.
Posted on: April 7th, 2014News & Views → Israel
‘Yesterday I was a Muslim. Today I am a Jewish man.”
Posted on: April 7th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
It’s taken 14 years and an ocean of sorrow but a “chained woman” is free in time for the seder.
Posted on: April 1st, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Holidays
No one really believes it will happen this year, and it may not even be “kosher,” but there’s nothing like faith.
Posted on: April 1st, 2014News & Views → Israel
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the matza bakery in Kfar Chabad on Tuesday, two weeks before the beginning of Passover. “At home, I have eaten this matza for years.” he said. “Today, for the first time, I am also preparing it myself. I am very excited. I wish the entire Jewish People a Happy Passover.” […]
Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A prayer book developed for use by Jews in the U.S. military will be released this week, the first of its type published since World War II. Reform, Orthodox and Conservative rabbis cooperated in creating the prayer book, which was commissioned by the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. The chaplains’ council, a program of the Jewish […]
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