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Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Global
Ruderman Foundation announces $250K prize for programs to ensure inclusion into the Jewish community to those with disabilities.
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
One of the passengers aboard the Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished is a Jewish Russian national, Nikolai Brodskii, 43, of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, whose name appears on the missing plane’s passenger manifest. He is a husband and father of sons aged 17 and 11. The flight, with 239 passengers on board, disappeared Saturday […]
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Anti-Semitism is not the best reason to make aliyah, but it is better than being dead.
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
Brooklyn College has finally apologized to the four Jewish Pro-Israel students it ejected from a BDS forum last year.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Leo Bretholz, who had escaped from a train transporting him to a Nazi death camp, died the weekend before he was to testify on behalf of a Maryland bill making railroad firms accountable for their actions during the Holocaust. Bretholz, of Baltimore, died on Saturday, two days after his 93rd birthday. He was to testify […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s demand. On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers released a resolution at a meeting in Cairo that supported the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “The council of the Arab League […]
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 […]
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