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Rav Ovadia: Women who Wear Talit Are Transgressors

23 Shevat 5773 – February 3, 2013
"Women are absolved of saying the Shma Israel – they needn't make the blessing, much more so to wear a talit and make a blessing over it."

Head of UN Rights Panel: Report Is ‘Weapon’ against Israel

The settlements are “a mesh of construction and infrastructure leading to a creeping annexation that prevents the establishment of a contiguous and viable Palestinian State."

Netanyahu Tasked with Forming Government

23 Shevat 5773 – February 2, 2013
Tasked with the job of forming the next coalition government, Netanyahu sets out his goals for this term.

Another Illegal Arab Outpost Erected amid Violence

This is the third illegal outpost erected by the Arabs, in what appears to be a new trend of Arab expansion in Area C territory, which is recognized as governed by Israel.

Lawsuit against Hebrew National Dismissed

A lawsuit alleging that Hebrew National foods are not strictly kosher has been dismissed. A U.S. District Court judge in Minnesota ruled Wednesday that because...

Obama Mourns Koch’s Passing

President Obama mourned the passing of New York Mayor Ed Koch, noting among Koch's passions his love for Israel. "In public office and beyond, his...

Reform Lead Gun Call-In

The Reform movement corralled a broad array of religious denominations to call into Congress on Monday and demand action on gun violence. Participant organizations in...

Hiz Onner Ed Koch Dies at 88

22 Shevat 5773 – February 1, 2013
Koch never met a solicitation for an opinion that he didn't like.

It’s Stalingrad Again!

Local MPs have decided to use the historic name in all city statements on February 2, the day of the Nazi defeat.

Clinton Favors Rebels, Tells Russia, Iran: Stay Out of Syria

The departing Secretary of State would not comment on reports that Israel had bombed targets in Syria on Wednesday.

Haredi Establishment: Channel 4 Exposé a Lie

London’s Haredi establishment's reaction to a Channel 4 exposé that aired on Wednesday night was that it's a slur on their community to suggest...

He Gave His Arm for Israel and Is Back in Action

Hamas terrorists blew off the left arm of Captain Ziv Shilon in an October roadside bomb attack at the Gaza border. Shilon now is back in action after “a very long journey.”

NYT: Fans Mirror Israel’s Racism—Ignores Europe’s Hate Stadiums

Like Europeans, Israelis are mad for their soccer.  For some, soccer is the true religion of the Middle East,  one shared by Muslims and...

Lauder and Zuckerman to Head Jewish Mission to Israel and France

Ronald Lauder and Morton Zuckerman, past chairmen of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will head the groups’ 39th Annual Leadership...

Liberman Meets with Bennett

21 Shevat 5773 – January 31, 2013
While Netanyahu reportedly has his hands full with Yair Lapid's coalition demands, Avigdor Liberman met with Naftali Bennett today to discuss Bennett's joining the...

UN ‘Fact-Finding’ Panel Demands Expulsion of 600,000 Jews

A United Nations “fact-finding” human rights commission has come up with a quick and simple answer to the Palestinian Authority’s designation of the “war...

A New Mikveh – in Tokyo!

Twelve years of planning and nudging have finally given Tokyo’s Jewish population its first mikveh. Chabad reported that Jewish women in Tokyo previously had to...

Update on Bombing of Missiles: US Warns Syria, Ban Warns Israel

The United States on Thursday warned Syria not to try to send missiles to Hizbullah in Lebanon, a day after Israel’s undeclared bombing of...

Bar Refaeli Snags Tel Aviv Apartment for Brother

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has purchased a swank Tel Aviv apartment for her 26 year-old brother, Dor, according to a report by Globes online business magazine.

Peres Writes ‘Dear Hillary, from the Bottom of My Heart’

President Shimon Peres wrote outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a “Dear Hillary” handwritten letter Thursday, expressing “bittersweet regret that I am writing...

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