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Trees to Be Planted in Memory of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

13 Shevat 5773 – January 24, 2013
More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.

Sec. Camera Shows Man Throwing Brick at LA Temple (Video)

Temple Israel was vandalized back in November, when someone wrote anti-Semitic graffiti on the building.

EU Parliament Pres: ‘Jews live in fear in Europe’

12 Shevat 5773 – January 23, 2013
Jewish people are living in fear in Europe but the European Union will make sure they are not harmed, the president of the European Parliament said.

Russian Jews Back Moscow in US Feud Over Chabad Text

10 Shevat 5773 – January 21, 2013
Leaders of Russia’s Jewish community have criticized a U.S. federal court ruling that fined Russia for refusing to hand over ancient Chasidic texts.

Hungarian Lawmaker to Speak on ‘Zionist Threat’

A lawmaker from Hungary’s Jobbik Party who recently called for listing Jews as a “security risk” reportedly is planning a lecture tour about the “Zionist threat.”

NY Book Takes Top 2012 National Jewish Book Award

A history of New York Jewry took Jewish book of the year honors in the 2012 National Jewish Book Awards.

Finland Has New Israeli-Born Chief Rabbi

9 Shevat 5773 – January 20, 2013
Livson, 30, the Israeli-born son of Finnish immigrants, was officially installed as chief rabbi on Jan. 13, taking over from Rabbi Moshe Edelman.

Arab Snow Attackers Apprehended

Police arrest everyone involved in the anti-Semitic attack in Jerusalem.

NY Times’ Kristof: AIPAC and NRA Are Like Pigs

6 Shevat 5773 – January 17, 2013
"The settlements erode hope ... of a peace agreement in the future."

Italian Soccer Players Honor Jewish Coach Killed in Holocaust

Italian soccer players expressed their opposition to racism by honoring a Jewish coach who was killed in the Holocaust.

EU Places Holocaust Memorial on Official Calendar

The European Union has incorporated International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, into its official calendar.

Bears Bring in Jewish Head Coach, Marc Trestman

The Chicago Bears hired a Jewish head coach, Marc Trestman, to improve their pigskin prowess.

‘Google Play’ Apps: ‘Inspiring’ Hitler Quotes

6 Shevat 5773 – January 16, 2013
In the user review section, the free English-language app is described as a “great moral booster,” by one of the 1,060 reviewers who downloaded the app.

Baltimore Jewish Day School Teacher Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

A physical education teacher at a Baltimore Jewish high school was arrested and charged with child abuse.

Hitler Honored in Upscale Instanbul Mall

4 Shevat 5773 – January 15, 2013
Turkey is now not only openly hostile to the Jewish State, but also to the Jewish people.

Anti-Semitic Messages Target Israeli Soccer Player in U.K.

3 Shevat 5773 – January 14, 2013
British soccer fans reportedly wrote anti-Semitic messages on the Facebook page of a local British club shortly after it hired an Israeli player.

Death Row Inmate Denied Request to Pray With Jews in Jail

William Harry Meece, a 40 year old death row inmate from Kentucky who is awaiting execution for murdering three people in 1993, has been denied a request by the Kentucky Court of Appeals to make use of the Institutional Religious Center at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville for Jewish prayers.

Chabad-Lubavitch Urging Court to Fine Russia for Failure to Relinquish Artifacts

2 Shevat 5773 – January 13, 2013
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement is urging the US court to impose civil fines on Russia for failing to heed a court order mandating that it return to the organization books, manuscripts, and other documents belonging to the founders of the movement and other Russian Jews.

Rav Ovadiah Yosef Hospitalized After Stroke.

2 Shevat 5773 – January 12, 2013
On Saturday morning, Rav Ovadiah Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas party, was taken to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital in Jerusalem after not...

Dutch City Begins Restoring Ancient Mikvah

29 Tevet 5773 – January 10, 2013
The Dutch city of Venlo began restoring a recently discovered mikvah -- the oldest proof of Jewish life in the country.

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