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Rep. Jim Moran, Notorious for Repeated Clashes with Jews, Retires

15 Shevat 5774 – January 16, 2014
Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran, a longtime congressman from northern Virginia who repeatedly clashed with pro-Israel and Jewish groups, is retiring. Moran, 68, told media...

Tzohar Rabbis Help Lead Knesset’s First Ever Tu B’Shvat Seder

The Tu B’Shvat holiday Thursday literally has roots in the Land of Israel
A volley of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

Iron Dome Intercepts 5 Rockets, 1 Hits Israel

Israel's Iron Dome defense system saved more lives early Thursday morning.

Knesset Bill Proposed to Outlaw Nazi Slogans

15 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
The Knesset easily passed on preliminary reading on Wednesday a bill that would make it illegal to use the word Nazi and Nazi symbols,...

Chief Rabbinate Backs Down, Accepts Rabbi Avi Weiss

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.

Polish Prosecutors Clear Auschwitz Soccer Chanters

Several Jewish organizations have criticized a Polish prosecutor’s decision not to try soccer fans who chanted about Jews and Auschwitz. A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s...

Terror Victim’s Family Attacked by Terrorists on the Way to his Grave

The expression “only in Israel” usually relates to the country's positive uniqueness. Not this time.
My Tu B'Shvat Resolution

My Tu B’Shvat Resolution

In the Mahane Yehuda market in Jersalem, everything is ready for Tu B'shvat, the new year for trees. The Torah permits and prohibits different...

Report: Dozens of Haredi Seminary Girls Dating Arab Men

An estimated 50,000 Jewish women are living in Arab villages and towns in Israel.

New Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Sworn In

In 1998, Katz lost a close race to Anthony Weiner for Chuck Schumer's congressional seat.

Mini-Forest to be Planted in Tel Aviv on Tu B’Shvat

Traditionalists can still plant trees in events throughout the country sponsored by the Jewish National Fund (JNF).

Kerry Asks Vatican to Help Free Alan Gross

14 Shevat 5774 – January 14, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Vatican on Tuesday to intercede in helping free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail. Kerry...

Amsterdam Falafel Joint Takes Israelis for a Non-Kosher Ride

By the time they end up at Baba’s Grillroom in central Amsterdam, Israeli tourists tend to be somewhat distracted. Situated near the famous Rembrandt Square,...

Painting of Jews Murdering Christian Children to Go on Display

A controversial 18-century painting depicting the ritual murder of Christian children by Jews, will be available to viewers in the cathedral of Sandomierz, Poland....

Hitchcock Holocaust Documentary to be Screened

A documentary about the Holocaust by Alfred Hitchcock will be screened for the first time as the renowned late director intended, a British newspaper...

King of Morocco Asking Local Jews to Pray for Rain

When a Muslim king asks the Jews to pray for rain you know that the world is not so out of kilter.

Rabbi Aaron Metzger to Head NY Kosher Law Enforcement

13 Shevat 5774 – January 13, 2014
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has named Rabbi Aaron Metzger of Monsey, New York, as the new head of the...

Engel Goes to Bat for Rabbi Avi Weiss in Letter to Netanyahu

The New York congressman who represents Rabbi Avi Weiss expressed his concerns to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Chief Rabbinate’s decision to...

Jewish Groups Remember Sharon as a Warrior and Peacemaker

Jewish organizations in the United States and around the world remembered the late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a military leader and a...

Yesh Atid Education Minister’s Ruling Challenging Lapid on Draft

Israeli politicians make total fools of themselves occasionally.

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