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Putin Visits Russian Jewish Museum

Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian dignitaries joined Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar for a special tour of the Russian Jewish Museum of...

Police Let Women Read Megillah at Kotel on Shushan Purim

A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests on Monday, the day after most of...

Detroit Jewish Leader on Pro-Nazi and Convicted Killer’s Hit List

The FBI warned the head of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit that his name was on the hit list of a convicted killer...

Chagall Lithograph Sells for $314,000 in Unique Hi-Tech Auction

A Marc Chagall work from 1981, "Bouquet in a Green Vase", was sold at the Tel Aviv Hilton for $314,000 in an auction that...

US Orthodox Jews Find Bugs in Nutrition Agenda

The federal government says spinach is so healthy that schools will lose their eligibility for funding if the Popeye favorite is not served, but...

Greek Entertainer under Fire for Swastika-Star of David Logo

Greece’s Jewish community has complained to authorities in Athens after a controversial entertainer used a symbol of an intertwined swastika and a Star of...

51% Want Lapid, Bennett, Livni, Mofaz in Government, No Haredim

44% said they prefer their party to compromise on principles to join Netanyahu's coalition.

Women of Wall Rabbi Calls Knesset ‘Achasverosh’

Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

Rabbi Lau to Obama: God Sent You to White House; Send Pollard Home

Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau wrote President Barack Obama  that God, via the American people, “appointed you…President of the United States,”  and...

House Subcommittee to Meet on ‘Worsening Anti-Semitism’

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on human rights will convene a hearing on anti-Semitism Wednesday, saying it is worsening, especially...

Paris Jewish School Rabbi Indicted for not Reporting Sex Abuse

The principal of a Jewish school in Paris was indicted for failing to report the sexual abuse of minors. The television network RILL reported that...

Smartphone app Has Text of Megillah and Drowns Out Haman’s Name

What would Purim be without the following apps? One Smartphone app provides a noisemaker, and another lets you choose which noise to make – such as a machine gun or air horn.

Germany Drops Charges against Mohel

A German prosecutor has dropped all charges against Rabbi David Goldberg , who faced a criminal trial last year after a Cologne court ruled...

Samsung Israel Treats Facebook Friends with Purim

Samsung, which operates R & D operations in Israel, is sending 10,000 baskets of Purim Mishloach Manot goodies to anyone whose relative or friends...

Modern Orthodox Students Meet to ‘Slam’ in Poetry Combat

The students could have come from anywhere, but the content of many of the poems dealt with various aspects of their relationship to God and to Judaism.

British MP Storming Out: ‘I Don’t Debate with Israelis’ (Video)

The Israeli-British student said Galloway should be barred from the House of Commons. "He clearly had a problem not because I am Israeli - I'm sure he would have talked to an Israeli Arab, he didn't want to talk to me because I am an Israeli Jew," Aslan-Levy said.

Vienna Jewish Museum Contains Looted Objects, Officials Say

Officials from the Jewish Museum of Vienna said that hundreds of objects in the museum’s possession were looted from Jewish families during the Holocaust. A...

Attack on British Soccer Fans in France Appears to be Anti-Semitic

Fans of the British soccer team the Tottenham Spurs were targeted by an apparent anti-Semitic attack at a pub in Lyon, France. The Spurs...

Jews in Washington Launch Fund to Help Gross and other Jailed Jews

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington established a legal defense fund for Jews being held wrongfully because of their Jewishness and will...

The Mysteriously Missing Religious Alliance

Who's to blame for there being no religious bloc in the negotiations with the Likud?

Schumer Cites Hagel’s Tears, but Smears Jewish Conservatives

Schumer provided inaccurate information about other matters Wednesday morning. He said that "there is not a major Jewish organization against Hagel." That's not true.

Police Let Sarah Silverman’s Niece Visit Western Wall on Purim

Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women's Megillah reading at the Western...

Maryland May Allow Online Purchase of Israeli Wines

Maryland state legislators are pushing a bill that would allow online purchases of kosher wines for international retailers as “a reasonable religious accommodation that...

Rice Implores BBYO Teens to Work for Change

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice charged teens at BBYO’s International Convention to “get impatient with the way things are so you can dream of the...

Netanyahu Wants Sharansky for Second Term as Jewish Agency Head

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Jewish Agency Board of Governors Monday that Agency head Natan Sharansky is “a giant of the Jewish people,”...

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