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Damaged Torahs Found in Iraq Buried in New York

14 Tevet 5774 – December 17, 2013
Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish...

Court Approves Haredi-Led Consortium to Take Over IDB Conglomerate

A Tel Aviv court Tuesday has rejected arguments from embattled billionaire Nochi Dankner and has given its stamp of approval to allow a consortium,...

8-Year-Old ‘Superman Sam’ Sommer Died of Leukemia

"Over his entire brief but meaningful life, Sammy has taught all of us about courage, struggle, strength, and wisdom."

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.

Ostreicher Released from Bolivian Prison

Jacob Ostreicher, a New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011, is back in the United States. Two Jewish news websites, JP Updates and Algemeiner,...

Alan Dershowitz Retiring from Harvard Law School

14 Tevet 5774 – December 16, 2013
Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers and a passionate advocate for Israel, is retiring from Harvard Law School at the age...

More Kosher Snack Foods Coming Up for Passover

Snack food manufacturers are increasingly turning to the Orthodox Union for kosher certification to expand their markets during the Passover holiday. Classic Foods announced last...

‘Purity Patrol’ Helps Snowbound Women Reach the Mikveh

The Taharat HaBayit organization has been using a 4-wheel-drive jeep to take snowbound women in Jerusalem to the local mikveh, the ritual immersing pool. "The...

Farrakhan Says Kanye West Need not Apologize in Jewish Flap

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told rapper Kanye West not to apologize or bow to pressure over remarks that were called “classic anti-Semitism”...

Netanyahu Tells Reform Jews that ‘Peace Is not One-Way Street

13 Tevet 5774 – December 15, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Union for Reform Judaism Biennial 2013 conference in a video address Sunday, “Peace is not a one-way...

Iran Insists It Has ‘No Traces’ of Robert Levinson

Iran knows nothing about the whereabouts of Robert Levinson, the former Jewish FBI agent who was last seen on an Iranian island in 2007....

Italy Is ‘Slave to Jewish Bankers,’ Populist Leader Declares

A populist leader of a protest group told the La Repubblica newspaper Friday that Italy is “slave to the bankers, like the Rothschilds” and...

Kabbalah Rabbi: Storm Is God’s Reply to Arresting Yeshiva Students

The “snow siege" of Jerusalem is a God’s direct response to the recent jailing of yeshiva students who refused to accept draft orders to...

Livni to Appeal Government Approved Foreign NGO Bill

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has announced that she intends to appeal the committee decision in the high court.

Will Jewish Shmootz Peddlers Clear Aquitted Rabbi Krispin

"Failed" and "Survivors" have been vending shmootz to their readers, both Jewish and gentile.

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

12 Tevet 5774 – December 14, 2013
The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

French Town Honors Killer of US, Israeli Diplomats

A suburb of Paris honored a man imprisoned for helping to murder diplomats from Israel and the United States. A majority of aldermen in the...

Spanish Hotel Built on 15th Century Synagogue Opens New Shul

A Spanish hotel built on the remains of a 15th century synagogue opened a new synagogue on its seventh floor. The opening last week at...

PA Businessman Rejects Bloomberg’s Million Dollar Offer

10 Tevet 5774 – December 13, 2013
Palestinian Authority influential businessman Sam Bahour wrote New York City’s outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “Thank you, but no thank you” after Hizzoner said he...

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