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Beit Shemesh Journal: I’m Switching My Vote

8 Adar II 5774 – March 10, 2014
Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.

Alternative Right-Wing Conference w. Elder Statesmen, New Activists

Strong pro-Israel sentiment heard from current and former senior military and gov't officials

Senior Haredi Sefardi Rabbi Approves Going Up to Temple Mount

8 Adar II 5774 – March 9, 2014
Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

Jewish Voice from Crimea: ‘Living in Readiness’

When a region experiences strife and instability, the first to come under threat are the Jews.

RCA: We Don’t Proactively Seek to Reevaluate Past Conversions

7 Adar II 5774 – March 8, 2014
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...

Canadian Judge Orders Law Enforcement to Apprehend Lev Tahor Children

A Canadian judge has ordered child protection officials to use law enforcement agencies to apprehend 14 children in the haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor...

Jewish Groups Praise New EEOC Workplace Guidelines

Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for...

British Vets Want Ban on Ritual Slaughter

5 Adar II 5774 – March 7, 2014
Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.

Canadian Court: Lev Tahor Sect Must Surrender Children

A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after...

Lev Tahor Sect Members Arrested in Trinidad

5 Adar II 5774 – March 6, 2014
The families involved in the court appeal have been under strict restrictions not to leave Ontario.

Jonathan Pollard Underwent Emergency Surgery

Jonathan Pollard was rushed to a hospital from his North Carolina prison cell.

Partnership Minyans Growing Despite Condemnations

The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

Glick Wrote the Alternative: Jewish, Democratic, One-State Israel

4 Adar II 5774 – March 5, 2014
Glick strips the bark from the threat of a One State Solution and reveals a worthy option: the Israeli Solution

Israel Confirms Sending Migrants to Third Country

Following reports that Israel was sending African migrants to Uganda, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar confirmed that Israel is sending migrants to a third-party...

Canadian Cabinet Resolution Recognizes Jewish Refugees

Canada has formally recognized the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. On Monday, Ottawa accepted a report tabled last year that called on the...

Rome Jewish Community President also Sent Pig’s Head

The president of the Rome Jewish community revealed that he too had been sent the severed head of a pig about 10 days after...

Ukrainian Jewish Leaders Write Letter Criticizing Putin

The signatories challenge the assertion that antisemitism has risen in Ukraine.

Bipartisanship Stressed At Annual AIPAC Policy Confab

Expansive outreach, of course, is nothing new for AIPAC. But in the wake of battles over Iran sanctions legislation that pitted the pro-Israel lobbying powerhouse against the White House, many congressional Democrats and liberals more generally, AIPAC’s traditional emphasis on Israel as a bipartisan issue has taken on added urgency.

Germany Urged to Resolve Greek Holocaust Ransom Issue

The World Jewish Congress urged Germany to address a request by the Greek Jewish community of Thessaloniki to be paid back for a ransom...

No Trial for Austrian Ex-Mayor who Said Jews Deserve Hanging

An Austrian ex-mayor who said journalists and Jews should be hanged will not stand trial for hate speech, prosecutors said. A spokesperson for the public...

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