Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: August 29th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
A Jewish student at Michigan State University said he was attacked at an off-campus party in what he is calling a hate crime.
Posted on: August 29th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
Edon Pinchot, a kipah-wearing Jewish day school student, will be performing in the semifinals of "America’s Got Talent."
Posted on: August 27th, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
He was told that since he was wearing the uniform of the “Army of the Zionist State,” he was not permitted to enter the shul.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Here’s the new method for combating modesty problems: on posters that were displayed publicly on Wednesday in Beitar Illit, Israel, signed by the Committee for the Purity of our Camp, a woman’s picture appeared including her full name and the ‘fact’ that she had gotten married not in accordance with halacha (Jewish law).
Posted on: August 23rd, 2012News & Views → Jewish
Round two in a no-holds barred debate on whether Jews should vote for Obama or Romney for US president took place Wednesday night at the Palm Beach South Jewish Community Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. The joint was jumping: hundreds of people were turned away for lack of space, audience members were shouting, speakers were heckled and interrupted and ugliness prevailed. But unless you were able to squeeze into the room, you'll have to take the word of those who were there. Why and when were cameras barred from the room? According to the panelists, the JCC management knew there were going to be cameras.
Posted on: August 20th, 2012News & Views → Global
German marcher Bäerbel Pfeiffer asked for forgiveness for her grandfather, an electrician who installed the electrified barbed wire fence at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Posted on: August 20th, 2012News & Views → Israel
The camp, part of an ongoing effort called Project Rimon, is focused on a commitment to instill Jewish identity within the campers and use Israel as the common denominator that unites Jews of Russian origin from diverse locales around the globe.
Posted on: August 9th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
Imagine this: two Jews, one opinion! Who accomplished this miracle? None other than former US president Jimmy Carter.
Posted on: August 6th, 2012News & Views → Global
The Decision comes after the girl's mother applied for a court order in November 2011 to prevent her ex-husband from having the girl baptized.
Posted on: August 5th, 2012News & Views → Israel
On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.
Posted on: August 2nd, 2012News & Views → Jewish
Joining Romney in the announcement of this new coalition were House Majority leader Eric Cantor and former US Senator Norm Coleman from Minnesota, two out of a short list of Honorary Chairmen. In the announcement itself there was one concrete pledge made. Coleman said that, if elected, Mitt Romney pledged he would make his first foreign trip as president to Jerusalem.
Posted on: August 2nd, 2012Sections → Aliyah
With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.
Posted on: August 1st, 2012News & Views → Jewish
The Online Hate Prevention Institute on Wednesday released a report documenting extensive anti-Semitism and racial hatred on YouTube, prompting the popular video-sharing website to close the account of the most egregious culprit.
Posted on: August 1st, 2012News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
More Jewish parents no longer ask their children only to which Ivy League schools will they apply, but in which elite IDF units they want to serve.
Posted on: July 30th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
An upscale hotel on a Santa Monica, California, beach is an odd place to be singled out from a crowd and removed because you are Jewish.
Posted on: July 30th, 2012News & Views → Global
Hitler’s Mein Kampf is available in almost all Indian languages, but the only book on the Holocaust in India’s national language, Hindi, is an FAQ about the Holocaust published by Yad Vashem. Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi has worked and continues to work in spreading accurate information about Judaism and the Holocaust in India.
Posted on: July 29th, 2012News & Views → Israel
As Jews around the world conduct the rituals of mourning in remembrance of the destruction of two Holy Temples in Jerusalem and the suffering of exile from the center of Jewish life, an ambitious plan and timeframe are afoot to rebuild Jerusalem and turn it once again into the pulsating heart of the Jewish world.
Posted on: July 27th, 2012News & Views → Global
The Jewish Federations of North America last week rejected the inclusion of the term "Zionism" in a major system-wide planning document.
Posted on: July 26th, 2012News & Views → Archaeology
A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.
Posted on: July 25th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
The New York Times once asked Rabbi Moshe Feinstein how he became a posek hador, one of the generation’s foremost authorities on Jewish law. Rabbi Feinstein answered that, “people came and asked me questions and they liked what I said and it was accepted, and then more people came and eventually I became widely accepted as a posek.”
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