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Borough Park Shomrim Nab Bank Robber

8 Heshvan 5773 – October 24, 2012
A bank-robbing bandit was no match for a group of boychiks from Brooklyn, being arrest after an armed spree thanks to the assistance of the famous Hasidic Shomrim.

Jane Fonda to Host Holocaust Event on Sexual Violence

Jane Fonda will host an event in Los Angeles focusing on sexual violence during the Holocaust.

‘Caught’ Using an iPhone, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak Scorns his Detractors, While Urging Visitors to...

29 Tishri 5773 – October 15, 2012
While senior Haredi rabbis are intensifying their battle against smartphones, and have begun as of late to levy personal sanctions against people using these devices, ostensibly to isolate them so they cannot inflict their cultural/spiritual damage on society – one notable and extremely influential Haredi star, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, continues to use this dangerous device unheeded.

Wife of ‘Businessmen’s Rabbi’ Attempted Suicide following Bribery Charges

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
Deborah Pinto, wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is suspected, along with her husband, of trying to bribe a senior police officer, attempted suicide on Sunday by taking pills. Mrs. Pinto, who was picked up for questioning last Thursday, together with her husband, and was released with him under restrictive conditions, is in satisfactory condition at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Google Cultural Institute Presents Jewish Content in 1st Exhibits

25 Tishri 5773 – October 11, 2012
Google introduced a new online historical collection of digitized material, highlighting several Jewish themes, events and institutional partners in its first wave of exhibits.

Rabbi Smuggles Sukkot Supplies to Iran, Syria

21 Tishri 5773 – October 7, 2012
He smuggled goods to Syria in the midst of its civil war and to Iran in the face of international sanctions, but Rabbi A.H. is no arms dealer or James Bond. He’s just a guy selling lulavs.

Jewish Cemetery South of Prague Vandalized

11 Tishri 5773 – September 27, 2012
The Jewish cemetery south of Prague has been vandalized, with over 26 tombstones being knocked over, according to Czech police.

Rapist of Holocaust Survivor to Stand Trial

8 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
An Australian man who allegedly raped a Holocaust survivor two decades ago will face trial.

Rabbi Kanievsky: Burn Your iPhones

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, who of Israel’s pre-eminent haredi rabbis, issued a public notice on Sunday urging owners of iPhones to burn their devices, comparing the popular cell phones to weapons of war.

Jews Less than 0.2% of World Population

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
According to a study by Hebrew University’s Professor Sergio DellaPergola, the global Jewish population reached 13.75 million in the past year, with an increase of 88,000 people. Israel’s Maariv newspaper published excerpts of the study last week, reporting that one out of every 514 people in the world is Jewish, less than 0.2 percent of mankind.

Family of the Little Girl Spat on in Beit Shemesh Planning to Leave

27 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
Hadassa Margolis is considering moving out of Beit Shemesh.

Edon, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinalist, Getting Free Kipahs

23 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
A New Jersey store reportedly is sending free yarmulkes to Edon Pinchot, the kipah-wearing former contestant on "America’s Got Talent."

Study: Jewish Population Shrinking Outside Israel

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
The global Jewish population grew by more than 88,000 people over the past year, and now stands at 13.75 million, according to a new study published y Professor Sergio DellaPergola of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Arson Attack Against Jewish Restaurant in Hollywood, Florida

An arson attack at the Achla Pita Grill in Hollywood, Florida may be linked to an arson committed at the same strip mall a year ago against another Jewish business.

“Israel’s Capital” Lingo Re-Added to Democratic Party Platform

19 Elul 5772 – September 6, 2012
At President Obama's behest, and to boos from some delegates, Democrats on Wednesday night inserted a few lines into their party platform affirming Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Homeland Security Runs Threat Response Exercise with Jewish Leaders

About 50 high-ranking federal and state law enforcement officials met with an equal number of leading American Jewish officials for their first “table top” threat exercise.

Study: Highest Suicide Rates Among Religious Homosexuals

19 Elul 5772 – September 5, 2012
3.5% of the young people interviewed attempted suicide.

Today in 1934 – Brooklyn Jewish Women Help Refugees from Nazi Germany

SEPTEMBER 5, 1934 - Mrs. Stephen S. Wise, president of the Women's Association of the American Jewish Congress, who has just returned from a visit to the German refugee centers in Europe, will be hostess this afternoon to 500 Brooklyn women who have pledged to support the establishment of a center in New York City for refugees from Nazi Germany.

Anti-Semitic Attack in Monticello, NY, Bakery

Customers at a Hasidic bakery were accosted by two men who yelled ethnic slurs at the them and attempted to run them over with their car.

Plans Underway, Experts Convened, to Revolutionize Jerusalem by the Year 5800 (2039)

16 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
The sale of a 185-room hotel at the entrance of Jerusalem on August 16 was not just a 17.5 million dollar real estate acquisition by Australian multi-millionaire Kevin Bermeister, but one investment in a broader and more calculated strategy to make Jerusalem a global tourism capital. Up next: a subway system servicing the Old City and a Jerusalem International Airport in the nearby desert.

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