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Women of the Wall at the Kotel on May 10, 2013, the first day of the Hebrew month of Sivan.

Is Someone Framing Women of Wall with Death Threat to Rabbis?

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

Rav Ovadia Released from Hospital to Recover at Home

Shas spiritual rabbi and former Chief Sephardi Rabbi Ovadia Yosef was released from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem Monday after having been rushed...

Brain-Dead Israeli Boy’s Kidney Donated to PA Child

The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian Authority boy. The parents of Noam Naor decided to donate his...

Frank Lautenberg, Senate’s Oldest Member, Dies at Age 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died Monday at the age 89. His life was a classic Jewish rag-to-riches story of a young man who worked his way to business and political success.
Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D, with flag) with potential mayoral candidate, Commissioner Ray Kelly (R).

Mayoral Candidates Salute Israel and NY Jews

Mr. Weiner, who is the only Jewish candidate running in the Democratic primary, was cheered by many marchers and onlookers, but many also booed.

Germany in Lockstep with EU on Labeling ‘Settlement’ Imports

Goods produced in Judea and Samaria are not eligible for the same preferential tariffs enjoyed by Israeli exports to the EU.
Spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during evening prayer in his synagogue in Yefe Noff, Jerusalem.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Hospitalized after Collapsing at Home

25 Sivan 5773 – June 2, 2013
Rav Ovadia Yosef has been hospitalized again. He was preparing for evening prayers when he collapsed at his home, possibly having broken a leg. Aryeh Deri is at his side.

Can Google Glasses Help Your Rabbi Decide if the Etrog is Kosher?

Let’s say you are a Chabadnik and want someone to try putting on tefillin. He puts on his Google Glass and the blessing flashes before his eyes. But is it kosher?

New Torah Scroll for Sochi Synagogue ahead of Winter Olympics

The synagogue in Sochi in Russia has been renovated and a new Torah scroll acquired ahead of the city’s hosting of the Winter Olympics...

Anti-Semites Scrawl Crosses on Tel Aviv Synagogue

When Jews vandalize mosques and monasteries, they are called ”price tag” attacks for government malign neglect of Jewish rights. When anti-Semites attack synagogues, it is not even reported.
Nefesh B’Nefesh founders, Tony Gelbart & Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, received honorary doctorates from Yeshiva University.

Nefesh B’Nefesh Founders Get YU Honorary Doctorates

“We have been taught to open our eyes and see the myriad number of concerns that need to be addressed and repaired in our community."
All the Democratic candidates oppose school vouchers.

JPress Forum: Metzitzah B’peh, Vouchers, Weiner Charms the Crowd

22 Sivan 5773 – May 31, 2013
There are not many issues the Democratic mayoral hopefuls agree on, especially when they are seated at one table.
A Muslim policeman and Jordanian Waqf official followed the Jewish group closely, urging them to move quickly.

Canadian B’nai Brith Delegation Humiliated on Temple Mount

“You don’t have to send delegations to Hungary to witness raw antisemitism.”
The film uses footage from the actual Eichmann trial.

Hannah Arendt Opens in LA June 7 (Video)

A brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist.

Dreyfus Letter Fetches nearly $500,000 at Paris Auction

22 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
A letter handwritten by Alfred Dreyfus, a French Jewish soldier who was wrongly convicted of treason in 1894, was sold at auction for nearly...

BDS Movement Suffers Defeat in SEC Divestment Battle

Shurat HaDin sent a warning letter to TIAA-CREF last month informing its leadership that the boycott resolution was a violation of both federal and New York State law.

‘Danger of Fire’ from Shabbat Candles Shuts Out Jewish Tourists

The Welsh U. of Aberystwyth declares that lighting Shabbat candles is a fire hazard, nearly 20 years after Jewish tourists have done so every summer.

Peres’ Two-Month 90th Birthday Fete Starts in Native Belarus

Celebrations for President Shimon Peres’s 90th birthday August 2 started two months early on Wednesday in his hometown of Vishneyeva, Belarus, where a plaque...

French-Speaking Belgian Students Join the Boycott Israel Fad

The Federation of French-speaking Students in Belgium (FEF), a body boasting some 120,000 students in the country, has almost unanimously called for “a freezing...
Moshe Aoflko at the Kotel

64-Year-Old Polish Jew Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.

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