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French Jewish Lawmaker Found Murdered Near Paris

3 Shevat 5776 – January 13, 2016
The body of a French Jewish lawmaker was found with stab wounds at his home in a Paris suburb.

They’re Australian, They’re Orthodox, They’re a Fashion Hit

Influenced by their experience as mothers, entrepreneurs, and fashion lovers, Chaya and Simi combine a relaxed, easy-to wear vibe with a high-end aesthetic.

French Jewish Leaders Debate: Should Marseille Jews Wear A Kippah?

French Jewish leaders are debating whether Marseille Jews should wear - or not wear - their yarmulkes.

Benny Gantz, Natan Sharansky Named to Jerusalem Unity Prize Committee

Benny Gantz and Natan Sharansky join this year's Jerusalem Unity Award nominations committee.

Better Late? Palermo Commemorates Expulsion of Sicily’s Jews in 1493

Moving testimonies were read aloud, telling the stories of Sicilian Bnei Anousim who were imprisoned for continuing to practice Judaism in secret.

Skverer Rebbe and Thousands of Hasidim Pray in Hebron

3 Shevat 5776 – January 12, 2016
According to sources in the Hebron community, the Skverer visit is part of a general increase in visits and tourism in the city and the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Teen Stabbed Jewish Teacher in France ‘For ISIS’

The teen terrorist who stabbed a Jewish teacher in Marseille told police he did it for Da'esh (ISIS).

Update: Terror Attack in France Next to Marseille Synagogue

1 Shevat 5776 – January 11, 2016
A 16-year-old terrorist in France wields a machete outside a synagogue in Marseille. One Jew is injured.

The Late David Bowie’s 1977 Kabalistic Line [video]

Pop kabbalist Madonna said she was "devastated" by the news of Bowie's passing.

Agudah Rabbi Gets TSA Award for Sparing Jews X-Ray Imaging, Broken Matzohs

"Some travelers will be carrying boxes of matzoh, which are consumed as part of the Passover ritual. Matzoh can be machine or handmade and are typically very thin and fragile, and break easily."

Firefighters: B’Tselem Office Fire Caused by Short

Israeli social media can now delete their messages connecting the fire to the campaign being launched against the left-wing NGOs.

‘Son of Saul’ – Hungarian Film about the Holocaust Wins Golden Globe [video]

"The Holocaust has become, over the years, an abstraction. For me, it's more of a face, a human face. Let us not forget this face."

Update: B’Tselem’s Jerusalem Offices Burn Down [video]

Michael Ben Ari and Baruch Marzel, called on police to examine the possibility that B'Tselem itself set the fire as a way to divert public attention from its newly exposed record.

Columbia Law School’s Former Dean to Head America’s Voices in Israel

1 Shevat 5776 – January 10, 2016
Professor Schizer is already involved in bringing academics and legal experts to Israel several times a year for conferences organized by Columbia Law School’s Center for Israeli Legal Studies.

Rome’s Chief Rabbi: Pope’s Synagogue Visit ‘Demonstration of Coexistence’

Pope Francis “will greet directly the greatest number of people possible,” the rabbi said.

Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump Declare Truce

Donald Trump has been nothing short of nasty about Hillary.

New York Hasidic Hipster Band Brings Message Of Unity and Peace to Jerusalem

A popular Hasidic hipster musical band based out of New York, known as “Zusha,” performed in Jerusalem’s Yellow Submarine music center this weekend.

Report: Left Turns in Palestinian Land Brokers to Be Tortured and Executed [video]

27 Tevet 5776 – January 8, 2016
One of the activists taped Nawi's bragging about how he turns in to the Palestinian Authority security forces Arabs who plan to sell land to Jews, with full awareness of their fate after they are caught.

Limmud vs. Tuvia Tenenbom: Which One is the Liberal?

"We were in a Jewish setting and you can only criticize Israel," Tenenbom said, "for me, that was the worst."

Conference of Presidents, B’nai B’rith, American Hellenic Leaders to Visit Israel, Greece, Cyprus

27 Tevet 5776 – January 7, 2016
The 12-member delegation will convene in Jerusalem from Jan. 10 to 13, then continue to Nicosia, Cyprus, Jan. 13 to 14, and wrap up in Athens, Greece, Jan. 14 to 18.

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