As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Sexist and often violent, corrupt and even anti-Zionist Haredim in Beit Shemesh create a false image of the city.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A New York personal trainer has pleaded guilty in federal court to being part of a group of men who used violent means in exchange for pay to force Jewish men to give their wives religious divorces. David Hellman, 31, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. and could be sentenced to up […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Tunisia has barred Jews on a Norwegian cruise ship from leaving their cruise voyage and stepping foot in the country after theirboat docked in Tunis, according to B’nai Brith Canada. “The cruise line has a responsibility to its passengers to advise them of this discriminatory policy in advance. Better still the cruise line should avoid […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Strong pro-Israel sentiment heard from current and former senior military and gov't officials
Posted on: March 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.
Posted on: March 9th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
When a region experiences strife and instability, the first to come under threat are the Jews.
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Global
A Canadian judge has ordered child protection officials to use law enforcement agencies to apprehend 14 children in the haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor after most of them fled the country. On Wednesday, the judge was supposed to hear an appeal of an earlier ruling to seize the children and return them to Quebec to […]
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for “employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions, and federal government agencies.” These employers “must make exceptions to […]
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Blackwell, who has been accused of "inflaming prejudice," says animals must be stunned before the cut.
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after some of its members appeared to have fled the country. Police officers and children’s aid workers visited Lev Tahor homes Wednesday night in Chatham-Kent, in southwest Ontario, with the landlord helping […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Global
The families involved in the court appeal have been under strict restrictions not to leave Ontario.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Jonathan Pollard was rushed to a hospital from his North Carolina prison cell.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014Sections → Features
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Glick strips the bark from the threat of a One State Solution and reveals a worthy option: the Israeli Solution
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global
Following reports that Israel was sending African migrants to Uganda, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar confirmed that Israel is sending migrants to a third-party country. “The departure for third countries, on the basis of agreements we have reached, is of limited scope, in the order of dozens,” Saar said Tuesday at a press conference, according […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global
Canada has formally recognized the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. On Monday, Ottawa accepted a report tabled last year that called on the federal government to “officially recognize the experience of Jewish refugees who were displaced from states in the Middle East and North Africa after 1948.” The federal cabinet approved the report […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The president of the Rome Jewish community revealed that he too had been sent the severed head of a pig about 10 days after pig heads were sent to Rome’s main synagogue, the Israeli embassy and a museum with an exhibit on Jewish culture in January. Riccardo Pacifici made the revelation during testimony Wednesday at […]
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