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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

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

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

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...

Sharansky to Congress: Keep Up Awareness of Political Prisoners

Natan Sharansky joined the parents and spouses of political prisoners in asking the U.S. Congress to speak of their loved ones during meetings with...

Report: San Diego JCC Drops Eyal Golan Show over Sex Allegations

A Jewish community center in San Diego cancelled a concert by Eyal Golan amid suspicions that the Israeli singer had sex with minors, an...

Belgian Jews Thank France for Banning Antisemitic Comedian

Leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community rallied outside the French embassy in Brussels to thank the French government for its efforts to keep an antisemitic...

US: ‘UNESCO’s Decision Is Wrong and Should Be Reversed’

Complaints by Arab states led UNESCO to cancel the exhibition.

UNESCO Cancels Israel Expo following Arab Pressure

The decision arose out of UNESCO’s support for peace talks.

Pro-Israel: ‘Intellectual Peaceniks’ v. ‘Rejectionist Idiots’?

J Street and Open Hillel claim they want openness and honesty in the discussion about Israel, but that's only for those who agree with them.

Law College Demanding Chief Rabbi Let Women Take Ordination Exams

Hacohen demanded a quick response from the Rabbinate, or he would appeal to the Supreme Court.

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