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Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

23 Av 5776 – August 26, 2016
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.

UN Demanding Diplomatic Immunity for Hamas Agent

Israel’s UN envoy Danny Danon was contacted by the UN legal office which claimed that UN employees are entitled to diplomatic immunity from prosecution by local authorities and that Borsch should receive UNDP visitors.

DNC Staff Make Fun of Jewish Congressman’s Weight Problems

21 Av 5776 – August 25, 2016
Jerry Nadler stuck his neck out as the only Jewish Congressman to support Obama's nuclear deal with Iran — which did not earn him the DNC staff's respect.

Conspiracy Theory and Aliens Expert Barry Chamish, 64

20 Av 5776 – August 23, 2016
He is best known for his conspiracy theory regarding the Yitzhak Rabin assassination, which received a great deal of support at the time, especially on the right.

IDF Rescues Dozens of Breslov Hassidim from Arab Mob at Joseph’s Tomb

Israel Police said in a statement: "Uncoordinated visits without security are dangerous to the visitors as well as to the security forces who are sent to rescue them."

Report: So Far, Trump Got Zilch from Adelson

19 Av 5776 – August 22, 2016
Adelson is not the exception this election year but the rule.

Australian Jewish College Director Suing over Claims She Pressured Abuse Victims Not to Complain

Back on February 11, 2015, the Australian ABC network reported on Nechama Bendet's testimony to the Royal Commission that day, admitting it was a mistake that Yeshivah College had never apologized directly to Manny Waks, a student who had been sexually abused by a guard.

Coming Home: Jewish Secondary Schools Opening in Düsseldorf, Munich

On May 19, 1943, Germany was declared Judenrein (clean of Jews), with no Jewish high schools. Now we're back to three, and counting.

Dershowitz to Play Trump in Hillary’s Debate Prep

Mark Green told WNYC the Democratic candidate should have a team of one overall manager, one surrogate, and a team of ten advisers who remind her to smile a lot.

Analysis: Leftwing Orthodox Rabbis Attack Trump, Cite the Yerushalmi

17 Av 5776 – August 20, 2016
Frankly, even if one does not support Trump's xenophobic attacks on "Rapist Mexicans" and "the Muslims," a group of 45 learned rabbis could have come up with a more convincing, perhaps intellectually challenging argument.

Jewish Man Stabbed in France; Attacker Yells “Allahu Achbar”

16 Av 5776 – August 19, 2016
The attacker was arrested.

Russia Successfully Tests Ballistic Missile in Jewish Autonomous Area

The Soviets established the Jewish autonomous administration in 1934, as part of Stalin's Soviet nationality policy.

Trump Key Advisor Accused of Anti-Semitism, Ridiculing Holocaust

Trump's new campaign chief executive officer comes from Breitbart, which called Bill Kristol "Renegade Jew."

Swastikas, Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Ukraine Synagogue

Before the war there were some 50 synagogues in Kolomia, among them the magnificent Hoiche Shul, a Yerushalmi synagogue, several Hassidic kloizes and even a Zionist synagogue.

Rightwing Academics Petition Supreme Court over Waqf Harassment on Temple Mount

Their presence there is not passive, they're there to look for frictions.

More Than 100,000 Students in NY Jewish Day Schools, Yeshivot

The 2015-2016 school year saw a breakthrough of more than 100,000 students in Jewish schools in New York City.

Crown Heights Jews Remember: Prayers for Yankel Rosenbaum, z’l, Hope for Peace

Australian Professor Norman Rosenbaum visits the scene of his brother's murder in Brooklyn 25 years later, denouncing violence with bereaved father Carmel Cato.

Sanz Hasidism’s Secret Revealed: How Couples Buy a Home for $660 a Month

15 Av 5776 – August 18, 2016
About 9,000 Haredi couples get married each year in Israel, and their inability to come up with the down payment for their own home forces them to waste years worth of income on rent.

What Bracha to Make on the Olympic Games? There’s an Answer!

Seeing a beautiful or exceptionally gifted person arouses awe and admiration, explains Rabbi Melamed, but they also might arouse envy.

New Data Shows Israelis Tie the Knot Much Later Than in Past

By Michael Bachner/TPS Jerusalem (TPS) – Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has published data on marriage in Israel ahead of Tu B’av, the Jewish...

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