Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: February 19th, 2013News → Jewish
Maryland state legislators are pushing a bill that would allow online purchases of kosher wines for international retailers as “a reasonable religious accommodation that allows Marylanders of the Jewish faith to live out their faith more easily,” said Democrat Delegate Sam Arora. The state’s Daily Record, a publication focusing on law, reported that the state’s [...]
Posted on: February 18th, 2013News → Jewish
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice charged teens at BBYO’s International Convention to “get impatient with the way things are so you can dream of the ways things can be.” Rice addressed some 1,700 B’nai Brith teens, staff and community last week, and the youth dispersed to 34 service sites across Washington to perform a collective 6,000 [...]
Posted on: February 18th, 2013News → Israel
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Jewish Agency Board of Governors Monday that Agency head Natan Sharansky is “a giant of the Jewish people,” and he asked the Board to renew his position for another four years. Sharansky, whose low height makes him an unlikely basketball star, “is the tallest chairman of the Jewish Agency,” [...]
Posted on: February 18th, 2013News → Antisemitism
We are now in a situation where there seems to be no two ways about it - someone is lying, maybe several people. And school officials, both administration representatives as well as faculty members were on the scene - so if the students were unfairly ejected, an apology will hardly suffice.
Posted on: February 14th, 2013News → Archaeology
Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.
Posted on: February 14th, 2013News → Antisemitism
Dealing with Iran was not "pleasant," he said in his testimony, "but our goal is advancing the AMIA case."
Posted on: February 11th, 2013News → Jewish
WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.
Posted on: February 10th, 2013News → Israel
"Our joint goal is to have the Torah guide our agenda in all areas of life."
Posted on: February 5th, 2013News → Jewish
He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."
Posted on: February 4th, 2013News → Haredim
A British judge reportedly has accepted a U.S. rabbinical court’s ruling in a dispute between a haredi Orthodox man and his ex-wife.
Posted on: February 4th, 2013News → Europe
On the day of the ceremony, the entrance to the Jewish Agency building in the city was blocked by snow.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2013News → Jewish
Art Modell, who died in September, helped make pro football a multi-billion dollar empire, but the late Jewish owner of the Ravens won’t make it into the Hall of Fame, at least not this time.
Posted on: February 3rd, 2013News → Israel
John Kerry’s name today would have been John Kohn, or maybe Yonatan Kohn, if his great-grandfather had not converted to Catholicism, and assuming his parents would have survived the Holocaust.
Posted on: January 31st, 2013Sections → Books
In honor of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, gay news site Queerty is encouraging LGBT Jews to buy a new book featuring a Jewish boy with two fathers, the first of its kind to bring Judaism, children, and homosexuality together.
Posted on: January 30th, 2013News → Israel → Aliyah
Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.
Posted on: January 29th, 2013News → Israel → IDF
A new Israeli government survey sheds light on mainstream media slander of Haredim and points to a growing trend of Haredim studying law and business.
Posted on: January 24th, 2013News → Jewish
Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.
Posted on: January 24th, 2013News → Israel
More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.
Posted on: January 21st, 2013News → Europe
Leaders of Russia’s Jewish community have criticized a U.S. federal court ruling that fined Russia for refusing to hand over ancient Chasidic texts.
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