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Second Orthodox NY High School Allowing Girls to Don Tefillin

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
A second Modern Orthodox high school in New York has announced it will permit girls to wear tefillin during prayer. The Ramaz School in Manhattan...

French Jewish Leader Softens Stance on Quenelle Gesture

The president of France’s main Jewish group has toned down his blanket condemnation of the quenelle gesture and said it is not necessarily anti-Semitic. Roger...

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NYC Drops Suit against Hasidic Stores over Dress Code

New York City has dropped a lawsuit against Hasidic-owned stores that posted a dress code for shoppers. The New York City Human Rights Commission reached...

Harper, Netanyahu Meet Chabad Rabbis

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Swastika Adorns California Politician’s Head in Hate Fliers

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UNESCO: Postponing ‘Jewish Connection to Israel’ Exhibit to June

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Religious Zionists Target Yiddish Speaking Haredim for Aliyah (Video)

21 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
Yiddish messages rooted in Jewish liturgy and Biblical texts encouraging Jews to make Aliyah.

Jewish Councilwoman in Oakland Targeted with Swastikas

Fliers hung in the Oakland, Calif., Montclair  neighborhood of Jewish city councilwoman Libby Schaaf show a swastika drawn on her forehead. The fliers hung district...

Arabs Harass Two Members of Harper’s Staff on Temple Mount (Video)

Israelis forget that normal countries with normal police arrest abnormal hotheads.

South African U. Suspends Students Who Broke up Concert by Israeli

The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg has given a suspended sentence of a one-year ouster to 11 students charged with disrupting a concert last...

Germany to Pay Amsterdam Jews for ‘Voluntary’ Ghetto Labor

More than 1,000 people have applied for new compensation of a one-time payment of $2,700 from Germany for labor performed in Amsterdam’s Jewish ghetto...

Court Sentences Killer of Baba Sali’s Grandson to Life in Prison

A Be'er Sheva court sentenced Tuesday sentenced Asher Dahan to life in prison for stabbing to death Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, grandson of the revered...

344 Years after His Execution, French Jew Cleared of Blood Libel

Nearly 350 years after his wrongful execution, a French Jew who had been convicted of a blood libel was exonerated and declared a martyr. The...

British Lawmaker Rankles Jews with Tweet Attacking Ariel Sharon

20 Shevat 5774 – January 20, 2014
British lawmaker David Ward has raised Jewish ire again for tweeting two days after the death of Ariel Sharon. “Sharon’s death makes you think....

American Jewish Bride Imprisoned in Afghani Harem

Her husband took a big risk by marrying an American. Especially one who was Jewish. She was alone.

NYC Orthodox High School Lets Girls Put On Tefillin

SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, is now allowing girls to wrap tefillin during Shacharit-morning prayer, probably the first Modern Orthodox high school...

Romanian President: Palestinians Should Recognize Israel as Jewish

Romania supports in principle Israel’s demand for Palestinian recognition of Israel as the Jewish state but encourages compromises on this and other issues, Romanian...

Hungarian Jewish Leaders Accuse Government of Minimizing Holocaust

Hungarian Jewish leaders demanded the resignation of a key government appointee and threatened to boycott government-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust...

Torah Crown Stolen from Crown Heights Shul

A Crown Heights Shul was burglarized on Friday night and the thief made off with the silver crown of the Sefer Torah, tools, a...

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