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Police Launch Hate Crimes Probe of Toronto Arab Leader

7 Elul 5773 – August 13, 2013
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...

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.

Would You Eat a Kosher, Lab-Grown Cheeseburger?

It’s not enough that kosher ersatz bacon is on the market. Now it’s kosher cheeseburgers, from “meat” grown in a lab, waiting for the cheese. The lab-grown burger cost only $325,000 to make. Two to go?

‘What’s Bad for Haredim is Bad for Universities’ says Haredi MK

Haredi Knesset Member Moshe Gafni said he doesn’t mind if yeshivas are monitored to make sure those enrolled are learning so long as universities...

Haredi Man asks Woman to Move to Back of Bus, Gets Punched in Face...

On a Jerusalem bus driving in Givat Shaul on Kanfei Nesharim street, a Haredi man asked a secular woman to move to the back...

Jewish ‘Leading Mayoral Candidate’ Needs your Help to Get on Ballot

I have had reoccurring severely sprained ankles from a previous injury at work in late 2010, so I cannot get all the required signatures on foot myself.

White Rose Holocaust Resisters Remembered 70 Years Later

2 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
Among the various Holocaust-related events marking their 70th anniversary this year – including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, the Nazis’ failed assault on Stalingrad, and a Washington march by 400 rabbis who urged President Roosevelt to rescue Europe’s Jews – what stands out for author Jud Newborn is the White Rose episode.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Painted on Ohio Mausoleum

Mazibrada was booked into the Summit County Jail, where as of the afternoon of Aug. 2 he awaited trial.

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