As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
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 […]
Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Another New York City man has pleaded guilty to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish husbands to give their wives religious divorces. Simcha Bulmash, 30, of Brooklyn pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., to participating in the extortion ring, […]
Posted on: March 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Either Obama or Kerry must tell the Saudis, bluntly, that they cannot have it both ways, Hier said.
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 […]
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