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Woman Charged in Noah Pozner Fraud Probe

18 Tevet 5773 – December 31, 2012
Federal prosecutors charged a New York woman with lying to federal agents during an investigation into an alleged scheme soliciting donations in the name of Newtown rampage victim Noah Pozner.

Matisyahu’s Interview with CNN

18 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
Formerly Hasidic reggae star Matisyahu participated in a candid interview with CNN, discussing his departure from observant Jewish life and his connection to his religion.

Brooklyn Hasid Indicted for Throwing Bleach in Rabbi’s Face

15 Tevet 5773 – December 27, 2012
A Brooklyn fishmonger was indicted for throwing a cup of bleach in the face of a Chasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the haredi Orthodox community.

Worcester, Mass. Yeshiva Seized by IRS Up for Auction as Illustrious Long-Time Leader Takes...

12 Tevet 5773 – December 25, 2012
Over the past ten years, the IRS has been unable to get the yeshiva to turn over payroll taxes for its 30 or so employees.

Tunisian Imam Filmed Calling for Jews’ Removal From the Earth

10 Tevet 5773 – December 23, 2012
A minority rights association in Tunisia filed an incitement complaint against an imam who prayed for the removal of Jews from the earth.

Hundreds of Jewish Tombstones Found in Greece

Greek police on Thursday said they had discovered hundreds of Jewish marble headstones destroyed during the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II.

Palestinians Reveal Calculated Plan Using UN Status to Devastate Israel in Int’l Community

In a series of interviews with the Associated Press, Palestinian officials have detailed a plan of incrimination and isolation it expects to employ in the event that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is re-elected in January.

South Africa’s African National Congress Endorses Israel Boycott, Handing BDS Movement a Victory

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, voted to make boycotts, divestment and sanctions of Israel part of its official policy.

Reminder: 10th of Tevet

10 Tevet 5773 – December 22, 2012
On Sunday, Jews will be fasting on the 10th of Tevet in memory and commemoration of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (588 BCE), which...

LA Police Arrest Suspect in Synagogue Attack

7 Tevet 5773 – December 20, 2012
Los Angeles police have arrested 46 year old Wan Ryung Song, aka Patrick Song, for scrawling a swastika and anti-Semitic epithets on the Wilshire Boulevard Temple on December 6.

San Francisco’s Only Kosher Market to Close

The owner of San Francisco's only kosher market says she is closing her doors.

French Police Summon Toulouse Killer’s Sister

Mohammed Merah's sister was summoned to a French police station for questioning regarding her praise for her late brother's murder of four Jews.

‘Judeophobia’ Asks: Why Do They Hate Jews?

6 Tevet 5773 – December 19, 2012
The film carefully and concisely packs into 81 minutes the birth, metamorphosis and metastasization of Jew-hatred.

Chabad of Southern Colorado’s Menorah Defaced With Swastika

Colorado Springs police are looking for vandals who spray-painted a swastika on the Hanukkah menorah of the Chabad of Southern Colorado.

LAPD Investigates Bomb Threat Outside 150 Year-Old Synagogue

The Los Angeles police department spent hours on Tuesday utilizing highly specialized equipment to investigate a bomb threat near the Wilshire Boulevard Jewish Temple in Koreatown which turned out to be a hoax.

Human Rights Watch Expels Antisemitic Official Richard Falk

After UN Watch protest, HRW removes Falk & deletes his name from website

National Religious Rabbis Support Outsider for Chief Rabbi

5 Tevet 5773 – December 17, 2012
The election of the next chief rabbis will take place after the 19th Knesset is convened.

Hungarian Lawmaker Burns Israeli Flag, Others Call for Jew Screening

Balazs, 37, left his extremist, right-wing party, disgusted with the decline of its radical standards.

Paralympic Gold Medalist Lights Candles With Israel’s Lone Soldiers

Israeli Paralympics gold medalist Noam Gershony lit Chanukah candles in Tel Aviv with lone soldier immigrants to Israel.

White House Menorah From Hurricane Sandy Shul

3 Tevet 5773 – December 16, 2012
For the second time in office, US President Barack Obama has used a Hanukkah menorah from a hurricane-ravaged area to conduct the official White House Hanukkah celebration.

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