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Holland Hebrew Bookstore Ex-Owners Move to Israel, Close Up Shop

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to move to Israel. The Samech bookstore has...

Brooklyn Jews Fed Up with Overflowing Garbage Bins

Brooklyn residents, many of them Jews, are fed up with overflowing garbage bins, a situation that some people said is the worst in 50...

Government to Pay Students for Pro-Israel Social Media Messages

The Israeli government has come up with a scheme to increase pro-Israel messages on social media by offering students scholarships for taking on the...

Milan’s Jews Cut Ties with Muslim Group over Israel Slurs

The Milan Jewish community has broken off relations with the Milan Islamic Associations Coordination (CAIM) following verbal attacks on Israel made by the group’s...

Mother and Fighter for Religious Tolerance Quits Beit Shemesh

The Los Angeles-born woman, whose daughter was spat on by extreme Haredim in Beit Shemesh, has given up her fight for religious tolerance and leaves the city , but she blames modern orthodox Jews.

Sharansky to Reveal Full Western Wall Plan in Two Weeks

8 Elul 5773 – August 13, 2013
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky will release his full plan for a compromise among religious groups at the Western Wall in two weeks, Haaretz...

Police Launch Hate Crimes Probe of Toronto Arab Leader

Toronto police launched a hate crimes investigation into comments made by an Arab community leader who called for the murder of Israelis. “We have received...

Head of Met Council Steps Down, Apologizes for Mistakes

7 Elul 5773 – August 12, 2013
“I pray that my family and friends and all who care about Met Council can find it in their heart to forgive me for my actions."

Argentinian Rabbi Wins Big in Midterm Congressional Primary Vote

Argentina’s Rabbi Sergio Bergman won the midterm congressional primary elections, his first national test for a seat in the country’s Parliament. Bergman, who currently serves...

Israeli Team Fined for not Playing Davis Cup Match on Yom Kippur

The Israel Tennis Association has been fined more than $13,000 for refusing to play a Davis Cup match against Belgium on Yom Kippur this...

Radical Haredim Riot against Construction over Alleged Tombs

Radical Haredim rioted in Jerusalem and in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, on Monday because of construction at sites that they said contain Jewish...
Police raid begins outside Mohammed Merah's apartment building in Toulouse.

Israeli Engineer Shoots 9-Year-Old Son, Self, in NH (Video)

The father sent an email to a friend saying he was suicidal before the shootings.

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

Beitar Jerusalem Announces Shabbat Ban on Soccer Games

6 Elul 5773 – August 11, 2013
The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team announced that it will stop playing on Shabbat in order to allow its religious and traditional fans to attend...

British Resort Lost $150,000 in Tourism by Ban on Shabbat Candles

The British coastal resort’s University of Aberystwyth lost $150,000 in tourism income by banning orthodox Jews from lighting candles on Shabbat, a decision that...

Grand Rebbe Attacks Settlers, Compares Israeli Media to Nazis

The Sanz-Klausenberger Rebbe sees no difference between Nazi depictions of Jews as contaminators of German blood and the Israeli Media view of Haredim as freeloaders.

Kerry Briefs Jewish ‘Leaders’ (Cheerleaders?) on MidEast Talks

3 Elul 5773 – August 9, 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry met with what the Jewish Telegraph Agency described as "Jewish leaders" to "brief" them on the resumption of Israeli-Arab...

Three Charged in Paintball Guns Attack on Hassidic Jew in New York

Racial tensions in the New York town of Ramapo, near Monsey, flared Wednesday when two men and a women were arrested for firing a...

Want a Tzohar Rabbi for the Wedding? Avoid Petach Tikvah

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
The Religious Council of Petach Tikvah, located next to Tel Aviv, is generally known to give problems for couple wanting to get married by...

Israel Gives up ‘HaTikvah’ Anthem for the Sake of Peres’ Peace

Israel has made another concession, without even being asked. The PA anthem was sung in Bethlehem for the Barcelona soccer team during its Peres-sponsored visit, but HaTikvah was ditched in Tel Aviv.

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