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Comforting The Afflicted: The Life Of Rebbetzin Chana Weinberg

Thanks to her efforts, domestic violence is now on the national Jewish agenda. But the Rebbetzin didn’t simply raise awareness; she opened safe houses across the country, trained volunteers to provide emotional, physical and financial support and always made herself available for comfort, advice, and direction.

Chief Military Rabbi: Religious Soldiers Do Not Have to Hear Female Singers at IDF...

On the heels of the Supreme Court's annulment of the Tal Law, and following weeks of harsh debates over the coerced participation of religious soldiers in IDF sponsored concerts with women singers, the IDF Chief Rabbi admitted Thursday that despite his liberal ruling on the matter, soldiers should be allowed to avoid entertainment they find religiously problematic.

No Kosher Food at Malta Jewish Conference

At least it took a while, since somehow the organizers of this 4-day event for 120 European Jewish young professionals didn't realize they would all insist on eating kosher food. In Malta? It took a few heroic feats to straighten out that one…

Oscars to Sacha Baron Cohen: Stay Home

If they ban him, does he not bleed, at least a little, on the inside? The Oscar folks appear to have had it up to here with the loveable, although as lowbrow as they come, British-Jewish star. Or maybe it was all his own idea. You figure it out.

Jews, Mormons, Happiest, Atheists Grumpiest: Gallup

Assuming 676,000 Gallup survey participants can't be wrong, it's now official: don your best yarmulke, tighten that lovely tichel, pour on those blintzes, kreplach and ponchikes, and trek out to hear the Torah reading every Shabbes – cuz that'll make you the happiest man or woman in America. Unless you belong to LDS, that works, too, apparently…

Israel Approves 695 New Housing Units in Sister Settlements Shilo and Shvut Rachel

Two settlements in Samaria will be celebrating a modest expansion with Wednesday's decision to add nearly 700 housing units to an area where so much Jewish blood has been spilled. Now wait for it… wait for it… international condemnations!

Journalist: Secular Fear of Haredim Drove Court’s Rule on Service Deferments

Journalist and radio host Israel Gelis offers the Haredi point of view on the Supreme Court's decision to kill the Tal Law, which served as a moderate avenue for Haredim to join modern Israeli society, while holding on to their unique values.

Jews Up in Arms over Revisionist Israeli Historian’s Visit to Fresno State

Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's "New Historians" who blame the state's founders of committing a well planned ethnic cleansing to drive the Arabs out of the promised land. Now three California state schools are featuring his lectures and the local Jewish community is not amused.

Mets First Win of 2012 Is Over Kosher Dogs

Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein ruled that the NY Mets have the right to restrict Kosher Sports Inc. from selling their products on the Jewish Sabbath, citing a contract between the two entities that does not explicitly guarantee weekend sales

Kosher Food Vendor Suing the Mets

one might ask why, if you go out to the ballgame on a Friday night instead of hitting the nearest shul for Kabbalat Shabbat, you would need your hot dogs to be kosher? But that's not what this high-powered law suit is about...

Yakima Congregation Reveres Ancient Torah Saved from the Holocaust

Jewish scribe Rabbi Moshe Druin discovers a Torah that was rescued from Prague, after being stashed "for safety" by the Nazis.

English National Opera in Hot Water over “Death of Klinghoffer”

The work that's been accused of romanticizing terrorism and touting the ideology of murderers is being launched again, by England's esteemed National Opera, with predictable reactions from offended Jews.

NH Town to Vote on Changing Name of Jew Pond

The Watertown Daily Times of New Hampshire reported Saturday that voters in the small town of Mont Vernon, NH, will have the final say...

JAFI Bosses Making Record Salaries While Employee Pay Is Cut

Should a JAFI fund raiser make close to a quarter million dollars? Well, whether he should or shouldn't, Sharansky's money man takes home the second-largest paycheck in the world of Jewish not-for-profits, at a time when JAFI is facing a financial crisis.

Tzohar Rabbis Recall the Breaking of a Heifer’s Neck, Atoning for a Disturbing Death

Tzohar Chairman Rabbi David Stav arrived Thursday morning with a minyan of Rabbis near the entrance to Kibbutz HaZore'a, where they conducted a prayer, calling on everyone to take greater care when driving, and protesting the deep moral offense of a hit-and-run driver who left a young female soldier for dead.

Govt. Minister Pledges No More Settlement Evacuations

The law commemorating the destruction of Jewish life in Gaza by Israel's government yields heartfelt responses from Israeli official and schools on Gush Katif day.

Supreme Court Decision Causes Collapse of High Rabbinic Court

The law of unintended consequences hits Jews waiting for the Rabbinate's decisions, following what was considered an egalitarian ruling of the Supreme Court.

Obsession With Tuition Hurts Jewish Education

There is constant talk of a tuition crisis, of the growing number of yeshiva and day school parents – and potential parents – who say that full tuition or anything close to it is beyond their financial reach.

Secret Posthumous Mormon Baptism of Holocaust Victims, Jewish Leaders

The secret posthumous baptism of key Jewish figures by the Mormon church has caused outrage in the Jewish community and led to an apology by Mormon leaders.

Tel Aviv Mayor May Downgrade Definition of Jewish State While Simpler Solutions Exist

Citing the hardships of poor residents who can't afford cars for their Shabbat outings, Mayor Huldai ignores a wonderful new service he himself created recently for his city.

Leading American Zionist Organization Denounces Israeli Policy on Temple Mount

ZOA Director Jeff Daube: "Our co-religionists want to practice a simple act of faith at the ultimate Jewish holy site, they just want to pray quietly and respectfully, and we must advocate for them. For if not here, then where?”

Tombs of Patriarchs, Rachel, Rejected for Heritage Funding

The absence of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and the Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem from a list of sites to receive funding as part of Israel’s National Heritage program has raised the ire of MKs in support of Jewish rights in Judea and Samaria.

Give ‘Em Heck, Prof. Dershowitz!

It's been a while since we've read this kind of foaming-at-the-mouth attack on Prof. Alan Dershowitz. He must be doing something right.

“Milkman” Rabbi Predicts US Attack on Iran

The Givataim-based mystic, known for his accurate political and economic predictions, says Israel will not participate in the attack.

Clashes Expected between Marching Neo-Nazis and Protesters in Dresden Tomorrow

German police last year forcibly removed protesters who tried to block a neo-Nazi march on February 13.

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