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Israeli Rebbes Against the Draft to Pitch their Tent in America

26 Tevet 5774 – December 29, 2013
The holy conference is not yet a done deal.

Lithuanian Lawmaker: Jews Only Want to Take Money

26 Tevet 5774 – December 28, 2013
Lithuania’s prime minister condemned a lawmaker for suggesting Jews are cheap and “are just looking to take from Lithuania.” “I judge this statement to be...

Portuguese Plumbers Discover Ancient Mikvahs

Plumbers fixing a water leak in central Portugal discovered what appears to be a cluster of 600-year-old Jewish ritual baths. The discovery was made earlier...

NY Times Launching Survey of Hungarian Antisemitism

The New York Times is conducting a survey of Hungarian Jews to help deepen its coverage of anti-Semitism in that country. The survey, published online...

Alternative Group Replaces Orthodox Society at Boston Funeral Home

24 Tevet 5774 – December 26, 2013
A new non-denominational Jewish burial society has replaced an Orthodox one at a Boston-area Jewish funeral home. Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston, which launched...

Haredi Leaders Call Ruling for New Beit Shemesh Vote ‘Corrupt’

Haredi political leaders across the board called a court ruling for new elections in Beit Shemesh” corrupt,” “racist” and a sign of “dictatorship,” among...

American Worker Kidnapped by Al Qaeda Appeals to Obama

An American Jewish government contractor kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Pakistan again has asked the Obama administration to negotiate with his captors. Al Qaeda released...

Beit Shemesh Victorious!

Court says the democratic process had been undermined.

Nephew Of Conn. Governor Arrested at Yeshiva High School

23 Tevet 5774 – December 25, 2013
The nephew of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy was arrested for trespassing in a yeshiva high school in Stamford in an apparently drunken condition. Kerry Mallory,...

Man Threatened to Tattoo Swastika on Women’s Forehead

Police have charged a man with assault and threatening to tattoo a swastika on the forehead of a woman, the Doylestown, Pennsylvania Intelligencer reported. The...

Does Ostreicher’s Freedom Shed Light On Cases Of Other Jewish Prisoners?

News of Ostreicher’s escape from Bolivia broke Dec. 16, and little was known about the circumstances of his return to America until actor Sean Penn told the Associated Press on Dec. 18 that he was with Ostreicher following a “humanitarian operation” to free the Jewish businessman “from the corrupt prosecution and imprisonment he was suffering in Bolivia.”

German Jewish Family Fighting 22 Years to Reclaim Its Land

German-American non-Jewish attorney Peter Sonnenthal and his family, which has Jewish roots (his grandmother was Jewish and perished in Auschwitz) have been fighting for...

Report: French JDL Attacked Antisemites Erev Xmas

They beat a man suspected of performing the "quenelle" and locked him inside the trunk of a parked car.

More US Universities Withdraw from ASA over Boycott

Two more American institutions of higher learning officially withdrew their memberships from the American Studies Association after its membership voted in favor of an...

Authority, Shmothority, Is Hebrew National Meat Kosher?

21 Tevet 5774 – December 24, 2013
One judge wondered how meat could be considered kosher, if the employees of the kosher slaughtering firm "just passed on the cows."

Chief Rabbi Makes Landmark Address to Limmud UK

Ephraim Mirvis became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in...

Kanye West Wants to Take Back ‘Ignorant Compliment’ about Jews

21 Tevet 5774 – December 23, 2013
Rapper Kanye West told a Chicago radio station that he wants to take back the “ignorant compliment” he made about Jews  last month during...

Three of Top Ten Net Worth Gainers Are Jewish

Jews make up three of the 10 biggest gainers in net worth in 2013, as listed by Forbes. Among the Jews are Google co-founder Larry...

At 91 Harvey Pollack Is Still NBA’s Leading Scorer

Pollack is basketball’s ultimate numbers and public relations man.

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