Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Young Israel celebrates the life of the diplomat turned wartime hero.
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has submitted a draft law that could grant citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. The possibility of the bill was first announced last year by Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon. If the law is ratified, eligible Jews won’t have to relinquish their current nationalities […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
A Native American studies association is the third U.S. academic body this year to recommend its members boycott Israeli universities. The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in a Dec. 15 announcement said it “encourages NAISA members to boycott Israeli academic institutions because they are imbricated with the Israeli state and we wish to place […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism → Anti-Israel NGOs
Curtis Marez is a dolt because he couldn't help revealing his Jew hatred.
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Maybe the moderator should have "reined in" the emotions when the audience was booing and "enraged" - her words - by Podhoretz's defense of Israel from J Street's blaming Israel for the academic boycott.
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
The Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has agreed to acknowledge the Jewish identity of Holocaust victims killed there by the Nazis. The municipality’s Memorial Council last week announced its decision to revise a memorial plaque at the Zmievskaya Balka mass grave to mention the Jewish identity of the majority of the approximately 27,000 bodies buried there […]
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The Lithuanian Council of Torah Sages and the Hasidic Council of Torah Sages organized two protests in Bnei Brak and Jerusalem Monday against a Knesset committee in the process of adding details to the new draft law requiring almost all Israeli Jewish youth to report for military duty. “They are trying to bring us closer […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
The Haredi Gat Brothers, Aryeh and Gil, have become the first act named to the semi-finals of the popular new Israeli talent show “Rising Star.” The show, which allows Israeli viewers to vote in real time for their favorite performers using an app on their mobile phones, is designed to uncover the next hot Israeli […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
“Anti-Semitism is like cancer. There are two things that are certain about this cancer of hate. We know that it is deadly and we know that if we don’t fight it, it will spread,’’ Polish Member of the European Parliament Michal Kaminski said in an address to the General Assembly of the European Jewish Parliament […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A vehicle rigged with 100 pound of explosives exploded at a Hezbollah post in eastern Lebanon Tuesday and apparently killed one or more Hezbollah fighters, according to the Beirut Daily Star. Sources said that Hezbollah members removed bodies before Lebanese soldiers arrived. The Hezbollah-controlled Al Manar channel reported that Hezbollah fighters were trying to intercept […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
An American fugitive living in Iran told the Christian Science Monitor that he saw six Iranian policemen “detain” Robert Levinson in 2007. The account by African-American Dawud Salahuddin contradicts years of denials by Iran that it was not involved with is disappearance. The U.S. government also has consistently claimed that Levinson traveled to an Iranian […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → US → Florida
A federal judge has ordered the Florida prisons service to provide kosher meals to all prisoners with a “sincere religious basis” by July 1. The Florida Department of Corrections canceled its kosher meal service six years ago, citing the expense and has since promised to reinstitute its kosher meal service in all its facilities. It […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
See Shushed and Booed, Podhoretz Walks Out on 92 St. Y Panel for a better informed version of this story. Commentary editor John Podhoretz stormed off the New York’s 92nd Street Y Stage Monday night in the middle of spat with J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami but denied reports that he said “students at Swarthmore College […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iraq
Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
A Tel Aviv court Tuesday has rejected arguments from embattled billionaire Nochi Dankner and has given its stamp of approval to allow a consortium, led by a South American Haredi businessman, to take control of the mammoth IDF holding company. Dankner’s lawyers said they are considering whether to appeal the decision that accepted a creditors’ […]
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