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Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

World Oldest Torah Identified in Italy from 11-12th Century

Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

Synagogue in Central Israel Defaced

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.
Finance minister and leader of the Yesh Atid party Yair Lapid (R) and Yesh Atid MK Yaakov Perry are insisting on criminal and economic sanctions against Haredim over the draft.

Jewish Home Attacking Lapid on Haredi Draft

The decision to play this kind of hardball came from Lapid.
Alice Walker, proud demonizer of Israel and leader in the BDSM, is scheduled to speak at the 92nd Street Y in NY on Thursday, May 30

92nd St. Y to Embrace Another Israel Hater: Alice Walker

In addition to lots of other anti-Israel activity, Alice Walker was front and center with Roger Waters as the two of them attempted to block Carnegie Hall from hosting the Israeli Philharmonic in October, 2012. Now Alice Walker is scheduled to appear at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 30.

Germany Pledges $800 Million for Holocaust Survivors Home Care

20 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
Germany officials recently met in Israel for the first time to negotiate aid for Holocaust survivors, whom they visited in their homes and at soup kitchens. Now it announces $800 million more aid.

Poll: Two-Thirds of Israelis Favor Jailing Haredi Draft Dodgers

A poll commissioned by the Knesset Channel 99 revealed that two-thirds of Israelis favor jailing Haredim who refuse to join the armed forces. Almost the...

Israel Honors Adelson with Tourism Award

Tourist Minister Uzi Landau and  Taglit-Birthright presented American Jewish billionaire Sheldon Adelson with an honorary award on innovation and excellence in global tourism at...
Joe ‘Yoely’ Lhota

Exclusive: Joe ‘Yoely’ Lhota on his Relationship With the Jews

Although born into a Catholic family, the candidate is halachically Jewish.

Jewish Home MK Orbach Supports Rabbi Stav for Chief Rabbinate

Jewish Home Minister Uri Orbach announced Monday night on his Facebook page that he supports Rabbi David Stav, who is part of the Tzohar...
Dennis Regan performing in Jerusalem

Top American Comedians Joke for Israel – in Israel

"They don’t just come to tour and see the sites, but they actually perform their material to audiences for an important cause.”
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Ganz attending a Knesset Committee session.

IDF Chief: No Intention to Change Rules of Engagement in Judea and Samaria

One soldier quoted his superior officer as saying: "I prefer to visit you in hospital than in court."

London Family Robbed of $30,000 in Judaica While Sleeping

Burglars stole Judaica artifacts worth approximately $30,000 from a Jewish family in northern London while they were sleeping, The Jewish Chronicle reported. The thieves took...

New York Synagogues Bury 12 Torah Scrolls, Victims of Sandy

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago....

Weiner Misses Queens Memorial Day Parade to Speak at Church

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner passed up the annual Memorial Day parade in his former Queens district on Sunday in order to...
Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.

Lapid Threat: On Haredi Draft It’s ‘Equal Burden’ or New Elections

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

Sane At Last: ZOA Urging an Enthusiastic Congress to Curb Arab Aid

Turns out Israel has plenty of friends on the Hill, and the ZOA helped bring them out in the open.
Three enemies of Jewish life in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria shook hands in Jordan on Sunday: From right to left: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israel's President Shimon Peres. May 26, 2013.

Peres Pushing Peace Talks, Ministers Argue He Shouldn’t Do Policy

"I am an Israeli, and it just so happens that I'm also president of the State of Israel."

Former Italian Legislator Makes Aliyah

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
The Rome Jewish community leadership gave a rousing send-off to journalist and former Italian parliament member Fiamma Nirenstein ahead of her departure for Israel...
Israel Beiteinu's Avigdor Liberman speaking with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

Ya’alon: Haredi Integration without Criminal Sanctions

There will be no trucks coming to transfer them to prison.

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