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Conservative Movement Reverses Ezra the Scribe, Admits Gentiles

'Now honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.'

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Religious Sanctions on Recalcitrant Husbands in Prison

'The bill is intended to authorize the rabbinical courts to levy these limits on get refusers sitting in prison, in order to persuade them to release their wives from the chains of their Aguna status.'

Court Hearings Rescheduled for Man Accused of Threatening JCCs

Thompson will be in court in St. Louis on Wednesday, as scheduled, for a hearing on his remand until his trial.

Israel Bars Entry of Pro-BDS Visitors

MK Smotrich said in a statement that the new law means Israel 'stops turning the other cheek.'

Christian Cleric Urges Americans to Stand With Israel Against BDS

"As one of the few surviving Christians in the Middle-East, I praise God daily for the blessing of being able to call myself an Israeli."

Husan Arab Villagers Apologize to Beitar Illit for Stoning Attacks

"If you know of a specific person injured by stones thrown by our young people, contact us and we will try to compensate for this."

White Supremacists Target American Campuses with Flyer Campaigns

Campuses in 25 states have reported seeing flyer and poster activity at their schools.

Israel Beats S. Korea in First Game of 2017 World Baseball Classic

Israel won the first game of the World Baseball Classic in Seoul in the tenth inning.

5th on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index Mark Zuckerberg Richest Living Jew

Philanthropist kingmaker casino magnate Sheldon Adelson ranks 24th on Bloomberg's list, with $28.4 billion.

Merkel Protests Erdogan’s Comparing Germany to Nazi Germany

'There is absolutely no reason to allow ourselves to be reproached over this,' a German government spokesman said.

Hikind Doubts Jewish Stones Felled by Time, Weather

Local Jewish leaders, such as State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, are not convinced, and demand further investigation.

NYC Festival Mulls Russian Jewish Culture in America

"The uniqueness of this cohort’s multi-cultural identity makes their art special and relevant to their peers," said Ilia Salita of Genesis Group.

Dutch Watchdog Organization on Anti-Semitism Urges Rotterdam to Cancel Hamas Conference

The Dutch national security agency said the Rotterdam mayor had not, as he claimed, been in touch about the Hamas conference.

Gov. Cuomo to Rivlin: New Police Unit to Combat Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitic attacks are "disgusting, reprehensible, it violates every tenet of the New York State tradition," said Cuomo.

Brooklyn Jewish Cemetery Vandalized Saturday

So far, hundreds of tombstones have been desecrated in Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Rochester, and now Brooklyn.

Lost 400-Year-Old Autobiography of Jewish Governor Returned to Mexico

In addition to his political career, Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva was probably a slave trader, and the first Spanish person to cross the lower Rio Grande into Texas from Mexico.

Suspect Arrested for ADL, JCC Bomb Threats

The suspect faces a judge in St. Louis, then goes to NYC where he could face five years in prison if found guilty.

Leading Liberal Orthodox Rabbi: Women May Not Be Called Up to the Torah, Lead...

Rabbi Riskin was responding to a question, asking if his actions contradicted a recent decision from the OU.

Gustav Metzger, Father of Auto-Destructive Art, Dead at 90

The Who's Pete Townshend who studied under Metzger claimed the latter's teachings had inspired him to destroy guitars onstage at the conclusion of his band's concerts.

Muslim Teen Gets 7 Years for Attacking Jewish Teacher in France

After the attack, the head of the Jewish community in Marseille was widely criticized for telling Jews in his city not to display their yarmulkes in public.

Concern for anti-Semitism as a Political Weapon

Jews have been the target of 500 - 1000 hate crimes every year. No other religion has experienced half as many.

Gunshot Fired at Evansville, Indiana Synagogue

"The goal of attacks and acts like this is to instill fear and I will not give in to that fear," the rabbi emphasized in his Facebook post.

US Dept. of Homeland Security Taking Action on Anti-Semitic Attacks

DHS is offering its expertise to Jewish communities on protective measures, threat reporting and security awareness.

Israel to Host Groundbreaking Conference on Relations Between Homelands and their Diasporas

Senior officials from 30 countries to gather in Jerusalem to learn from Israel’s experience in maintaining ties with Diaspora Jews.

Croatian Government to Investigate Country’s Pro-Nazi History

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said he would like the commission to recommend how to educate children about human rights violations under totalitarian regimes.

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