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Germany to Pay Amsterdam Jews for ‘Voluntary’ Ghetto Labor

21 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
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...

Almost Half the Knesset Going to Auschwitz

The event is organized by 27-year-old maverick PR man Jonathan (Jonny) Daniels.

Israeli Press Protesting VIP Treatment of Major Rabbis

The website concludes that this must be part of a quid pro quo between the airport and the Haredi parties.

Hadassah New Zealand Fund-Raising to Help Palestinian Children

Hadassah New Zealand is planning to raise funds for the Rozana Project by participating in the March 2014 Jerusalem marathon and generating donations from...

Knesset Bill to Cut Number of Chief Rabbis by 50%

It's a step in the right direction. Now let's take the next, obvious step and eliminate it altogether.

New Jerusalem Kashrut Certification Gaining Popularity and Saving Money

A new "Mehadrin" level Kashrut certification introduced by the Jerusalem Rabbinate is beginning to gain traction and save restaurants money.

Congress Members Blast ASA for Boycott Decision

19 Shevat 5774 – January 19, 2014
A bipartisan slate of 134 U.S. Congress members wrote a letter to the American Studies Association protesting its decision last month to boycott Israeli...

Ukraine: Yeshiva Student Stabbed

On Friday night, 3 youths jumped and stabbed a yeshiva student on his way home.

Senate Considers Plight of Impoverished Holocaust Survivors

18 Shevat 5774 – January 18, 2014
The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on the plight of Holocaust survivors in the United States. Both Republicans and Democrats on...

Moroccan Police Investigate Death of Jewish Sisters

Moroccan police are investigating the death of two Jewish sisters in their home in the central city of Beni Mellal. The sisters, whose names were...

Berlin Chabad to Display Newly Discovered Nuremberg Trials Evidence

Juliana Rangel, icj, Nuremberg trials, isaac stone, kedem, Chabad Berlin

Congress Budgets $13 Million for Nonprofits Security

Congress budgeted $13 million for a nonprofit security assistance program that mostly aids Jewish institutions. The money was allocated in the $1.1 trillion budget passed...

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