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Rabbi Metzger Arrested, Gives Israel Black Eye under Black Hat

“He is innocent until proven guilty” is one expression. “Where there is smoke, there is fire,” is another. Rabbi Metzger has been arrested for pocketing money for charities. That is not holy smoke.

Sheldon Adelson Fighting Scourge of Online Gambling

He says it's “a societal train wreck waiting to happen.” Unlike casino gambling, of course.

Fire Damages Kosher Meat Plant at Ex-Site of Agriprocessors

Fire damaged the first floor of the former site of the Agriprocessors kosher meat processing plant in Iowa. The late Friday night fire at Agri...

Hoarder of Nazi-looted Art Vows to Fight for Munich Stash

Cornelius Gurlitt said he is the legal owner of the 1,400 works of Nazi-looted art found in his Munich apartment and he will fight...

Another Arrest In Rapfogel Case; Alleged Theft Now $7 Million

Authorities charged the owner of a New York insurance company with helping William Rapfogel, the former chief of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty,...

Peres and Netanyahu ‘Parlent Francois’ to Hollande

France and Israel were at each other’s throats nine years ago because of Israel’s warning to French Jews of rampant anti-Semitism, but common enemies have brought the two countries together, for now.

Pollard’s Wife: Peres’ Comments ‘a Knife in my Heart’

President Peres, speaking at the Ben Gurion Award ceremony in Tel Aviv, was trying to add a calming voice to the growing strife between Israel and the Obama Administration.

Italian Police Launch Crackdown on Neo-Nazi Internet Group Stormfront

Italian police launched a widespread operation against the neo-Nazi Internet hate organization Stormfront. On Thursday, police searched the homes of 35 people aged 17-51 in...

Hungary: Survey on Antisemitism in Europe Flawed

Hungarian officials questioned the methodology of a survey that showed greater fear of anti-Semitism among Jews in Hungary than in other European countries. The head...

Friday the Rabbi Read Isaiah 53

Few chapters in the Jewish Bible have been used more vigorously and cleverly by Christian missionaries than this one, which happens to be a wonderful prophecy about the vindication of the Jewish nation.

D.C. Street Renamed For Bulgarian Official Who Saved Jews

The street in front of the Bulgarian Embassy  in Washington has been renamed Dimitar Peshev Plaza, in honor of the man credited with halting...

Brooklyn Hebrew charter school gets F in N.Y. evaluation

A Brooklyn academy touted as the model for a national movement of Hebrew charter schools received an F on its New York City Department...

Rabbi Who Returned $98,000 Found in a Desk Not ‘Good Samaritan’

We should set the record straight on this term, at least when it comes to describing the noble act of a Jewish person.

Fundamentalists Disrupt Jewish-Catholic Kristallnacht Remembrance

Fundamentalist Christians disrupted a joint Jewish-Christian ceremony commemorating Kristallnacht held at the Buenos Aires City´s Metropolitan Cathedral Tuesday night. The event was organized by the...

Rabbi’s Chelsea Clinton Jewish Status Quip Stressing Tear with Reform

"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."

Relatives of Man In Divorce Dispute Resign from Artscroll (See Letter)

Two relatives of the man who has refused to give his wife a religious divorce temporarily resigned their positions with the religious publisher Artscroll. Yosaif...

Pew Survey Indicates Orthodox Growth, Non-Orthodox Decline

The rate at which America’s Orthodox Jewish population is growing — and the non-Orthodox population is shrinking — is more dramatic than previously thought,...

Council of Europe Chief Reassuring Rabbis on Circumcision

The Council of Europe will not ban Jewish ritual circumcision of boys, its leader assured members of the Conference of European Rabbis. Thorbjorn Jagland, the...

Legal Fight against Public Prayer Dates Back to Childhood Carols

A lifelong exposure to public Christian prayer drove a Jewish woman to sue a small New York town for violating freedom of religion. She won the case, but the Supreme Court might overrule the decision.

Nazi-Looted Art Discovered In Munich to Go Online

German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find...

Norway to ‘Control’ Circumcision with Respect for Jews and Muslims

Norway appears to be on the way to protect circumcision for Jews and Muslims so long as they are performed in hospitals. The Conservative-Progress government...

Pope Francis Calls Jews ‘Big Brothers,’ But It Ain’t a Compliment

We're nobody's brothers. We're God's favorite children without any extra-familial affiliations.

Iraqi Jewish Archive Goes on Display in Washington

The U.S. National Archives is now displaying 24 out of 2,700 Jewish books and ancient documents that were recovered in the basement of the Iraqi...

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