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Native Baltimore Rabbi Runs for Beit Shemesh City Council

Baltimore native Rabbi Avraham Leventhal, who moved to Beit Shemesh eight years ago after making aliyah, has tossed his hat in the political ring...

French Soldiers Face Disciplinary Action for Anti-Semitic Photo

Two French soldiers who posed in front of a Paris synagogue a few weeks ago while making an anti-Semitic gesture will be sanctioned by...

AJC: New IOC Chief Must Quit BDS Group

The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies to guarantee that their products do not contain...

Hebron Packed with Jews On Tuesday for Tours and Prayers

It's estimated that 13,000 Jews visited Ma'arat HaMachpelah (the Tomb of the Patriachs) today for tours and the evening Selichot prayers ahead of Yom...

Will Israeli Companies be Israeli in the Future?

Israel’s national snack food is Bamba, made by Osem, in which Nestle has a major stake. Strauss Foods is partly owned by Pepsi. Now China wants to buy Israel Tnuva. Will McDonald’s buy out falafel stands?

Agunot Activist Woman Appointed to Panel for Jewish Judges

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni has appointed the first woman as one of the members of the State Committee for the Appointment of Rabbinical Court...

Holocaust Video Game Designer Seeking Public Funding

But the game he appears to be pushing is not so much about the Holocaust as about a kind of post-Disney pastoral animation.

German Firm Apologizes for Contraceptive with Anti-Foreigner Message

This may have been the first time the birth process was termed "immigration."

Haredi MK to US Envoy: Rabbis Will Declare Religious War

It would probably be easier for the U.S. to make peace between the warring factions in Syria than between MK Porush and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid.

Why is AIPAC Suddenly Part of the Syria Strike Push?

Team Obama came down hard on AIPAC to use its political muscle to convince members of congress to vote in favor of the U.S. strike on Syria.

Violent Guards and Violent Haredi Extremists Duel in Beit Shemesh

Extremist Haredim were at again in Beit Shemesh, breaking into a construction site that they say contains old Jewish graves. The Haredim found the Arab guards even more violent.

Navalny Misses Runoff in Moscow Mayoral Race, Seeking Recount

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny called for a recount in Moscow’s mayoral election after missing the runoff vote cutoff by one percentage point. He...

Hikind, D’Amato Rally Jewish Voters for Bill Thompson

Thompson brushed off suggestions that having D’Amato stumping for him tarnished his liberal credentials.

Byzantine Era Golden Treasure Uncovered at Foot of Temple Mount

Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.

Hitler’s ‘I Knew Nothing’ Bodyguard Dies at 96

Adolf Hitler’s bodyguard, who claimed he knew nothing about the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews. Has died at the age of 96. SS Staff...

French City Closes Street to Traffic through Yom Kippur

‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.

War on Jerusalem Pits Secular Incumbent against Lieberman’s Candidate

Moshe Leon didn't really know he was going to run for mayor of Jerusalem until the last minute.

Plans for Munich Olympics Memorial Unveiled

Plans for a memorial in Munich to 11 Israelis and a German police officer murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics there were unveiled on...

American Left, Drudge, Say Jews Pushing War on Obama

The Nation says Obama is fighting opposition in Congress to his Syrian war by waving the Iran-nukes flag, using heavy support from AIPAC.

Proof of ‘Solomon’s Copper Mines’ Found in Israel

The Timna Valley copper mines in southern Israel are considered to date back to ancient Egypt, but Tel Aviv University archaeologists now reveal they actually are from the period of King Solomon.

Rav Ovadia’s Condition Improving

There has been another improvement in the medical condition of Rav Ovadia Yosef, who is still in the ICU at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical...

Tel Aviv to High Court: Business as Usual on Shabbat

Supreme Court: "The only thing being damaged is the rule of law."

Germany Wants to Indict 30 Auschwitz Nazi Guards

Judicial officials in Germany have investigated 49 former Nazi guards at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp and said 30 of them should be prosecuted, while...

Israelis to Munch 15,000 Tons of Apples this Rosh Hashanah Season

Apples area mainstay of Rosh HaShanah, when Jews dip them in honey and bless it as sign of a sweet year, which this year should be very sweet if 15,000 tons apples can do the trick.

Survey: Jewish Americans More Generous than Non-Jews

More Jews give to non-Jewish causes than Jewish causes, and Jews overall are more generous givers than non-Jews, according to a new survey called...

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