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Alice Walker, Disinvited by U. of Michigan, to Get New Invite

13 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
You just can’t put down a good, meaning bad, Boycott Israel champ, so the U. of Michigan is making sure that Alice Walker won’t be denied a forum after the Education Dept. said she was not enough of a “celebratory.”

Hillel Argentina, Tel Aviv U. Launch Jewish Entrepreneurship Plan

Hillel Argentina and Tel Aviv University are launching an entrepreneurship center and incubator of companies for Jewish entrepreneurs. The companies participating in the program, which...

New Sephardi Chief Rabbi Says ‘Learn Torah or Enlist in IDF’

Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva...

Starbucks May Soon Add More Kosher Drinks

A dream come true for would-be Kosher Starbucks lovers may become reality if Starbucks goes through with plans to replace a non-kosher extra for...

Hebrew Union Pres. Pulls Fast One in Non-Jewish Rabbi Debate

10 Elul 5773 – August 16, 2013
The President of HUC-JIR, sent The Jewish Press an angry letter suggesting there are Orthodox sources supporting patrilineal descent.

Add Brussels to the List of Where Jews Need to Hide. ...

The last remaining Jewish school in central Brussels has instructed its students to remove their kippot in the school's neighborhood and wait until they are inside the building to put it back on.

Two Chassidic Yeshivas Capitulate, Will Teach Core Curriculum

9 Elul 5773 – August 15, 2013
Cuts in funding, together with severe cuts in child support, will likely force the majority of Haredi yeshivas to buckle under.

New Super-Size Kitchen for Jews in Uman for Rosh HaShanah

Jewish volunteers have finished building a kitchen the size of a basketball court in Uman, Ukraine, where they plan to prepare 105,000 meals to...

17 Yemeni Jews Secretly Airlifted to Israel

Radical Islamists have endangered the lives of almost 90 Jews still in Yemen. On Wednesday, 17 of them were secretly airlifted to Israel, 63 years after the ‘Magic Carpet’ brought over 49,000 Yemini Jews.

Russia Giving Up to $1 Million to Auschwitz Conservation Fund

Russia will contribute up to $1 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation for the conservation and maintenance of the site of the former Nazi concentration...
The Borscht Belt turns into the Bagel Belt on August, 17, 2013

Forget the Borscht Belt – Go to Monticello, THE Bagel Capital!

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
Monticello, NY is staging a comeback as The Bagel Capital with a Bagel Festival Aug. 16 - 17 - this effort is the model for how to revive a comatose resort town

Report: CIA Kept File on Noam Chomsky

The Central Intelligence Agency has acknowledged after years of denial that it kept a file on Noam Chomsky, though the file appears to have...

It’s Official: You Can Be a Non-Jewish Rabbi

How the reform movement has reached the ultimate diversity.

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

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...

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