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UPDATE: Court Releasing Duma Suspect Who Claimed Brutal Interrogation

In what appears like a page from a dirty trick play book, Police were asking to extend the young man's detention by a few more days to prepare the indictment for a brawl he had as a teen.

Duma Detainees’ Families Demand Torture Investigation

The families' names are concealed under a court gag order, and so they are not afforded the right to publicly protest their predicament.

Orthodox US Rabbis Condemn Wedding ‘Hate Dance’

The Rabbinical Council of America said "glorifying violence is against the Torah's ways of pleasantness,"

Special Needs Employee Outlet Boycotting Turkish Fruit in Tu B’Shvat Gift Packages

According to studio director Nadav Attia, Israeli institutions and workers' committees are angry at Turkey for its anti-Israel shenanigans over the past five years.

Deputy AG Meets Duma Arson Murder Detainees over Torture Charges

Two trial by media campaigns will be competing for our attention starting later this week, one, the government's, the other, run by the defense. Get out your handkerchiefs.

Research Links Being Religious with a Happy Life – but only for Jews

The Taub Center noted a link between being religious and being satisfied with aspects of living, but that it does not necessarily apply to non-Jews. Hareidim live longer

Washington State Synagogue Statue Defaced with Swastika

"A swastika is not mere vandalism — it is a symbol of hatred," said the synagogue rabbi. In Brooklyn, a man punched a college student in the face because he is white and Jewish.

Get Out your Knives: MK Smotrich Bill Lets Jews Pray on Temple Mount

Things will not continue to be as they are now, based on the whim of a police officer who decides that Jews shouldn't pray.

Exasperated Missionary Insulted by Ungrateful Jews

It was a rare opportunity to peek into the mind of this missionary who honestly looks at the Jews as raw potential for conversions, and nothing but.

Missionaries Donate Security Equipment Alongside Bibles with Messianic Citations

They were furious, left without taking any of the gifts, and reported the incident immediately to Yad L’Achim.

Bennett Worried about Jews – the Ones in the Diaspora

The Minister of Education told Jewish legislators from around the world and visiting in Jerusalem that assimilation "keeps me up at night."

16th-Century Talmud Sells for $9.3 Million at Sotheby’s

Daniel Bomberg is responsible for the first complete edition of the Babylonian Talmud (1519-1523).

Thousands Protest IDF Draft in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim Neighborhood

Thousands of hareidi-religious Jewish men protested against the IDF draft in the Mea Shearim section of Jerusalem.

UCLA Condemns Anti-Semitic Facebook Post in Environment Rife with More of the Same

A female Jewish student at UC San Diego was followed and harassed by a male Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) student who yelled 'racist Zionist cow' at her.

AJC Delegates Debate Risks of Political Islam with Persian Gulf Nations

Bahrain's 37 Jews constitute one of the world's smallest Jewish communities, with one synagogue and a small cemetery.

Ayelet Shaked: No Detainee Suicide Attempt

"It's important that the public be aware that the three detainees have seen a lawyer, and their medical state is fine. I was told that they are checked regularly by a doctor."

Attorney: My Client Broke Down and Confessed Under Shabak Torture

Ben-Gvir added: "I very much doubt whether you can use what [my client] said. They hit him and made him into a shadow of a person."

Dozens of Former Hareidim Sue Israel for not Teaching Basic Skills

Leader of a group behind the lawsuit says the political pressure forces the government to ignore basic subjects such as math, English and computers.

National Jewish Democratic Council Dries Up

The National Jewish Democratic Council dumped its staff and outsourced its activities to a p.r. firm.

Netanyahu to Albanian Prime Minister: We Will Never Forget Your Heroism During World War...

“We know that Albania is a good friend of Israel,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said to his Albanian counterpart. “We’re celebrating now 25 years of our relations.”

MK Zoabi Charged with Insulting Public Servant for Cursing Cop

Zoabi humiliated the cops and told the crowd that "We should spit in their faces."

Zomet Institute Chief: Time to Appoint Women Kashrut Supervisors

“I think women can raise the standards — in light of what we hear about the norms of the kashrut supervisors,” Rosen said.

Former Argentine FM Admitted Iran Blew Up Jewish Center: Recording

Argentina's new Justice Minister will not appeal a court decision to annul an agreement shielding Iran from responsibility for the AMIA atrocity.

Netanyahu to Limmud FSU: Bringing young Russian Jews to Judaism Is Holy Work

The Limmud FSU Israel festival kicks off Friday with a special musical performance devoted to singer and songwriter Naomi Shemer.

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