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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 → 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 → Israel → IDF
The House of Representatives almost unanimously approved a bill that would enhance U.S. security cooperation with Israel. The U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, introduced last year by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), enhances cooperation in the energy and cybersecurity areas, among others; transfers excess U.S. armaments to Israel for stockpiling and possible use; […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014Sections → Features
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Glick strips the bark from the threat of a One State Solution and reveals a worthy option: the Israeli Solution
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global
Canada has formally recognized the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands. On Monday, Ottawa accepted a report tabled last year that called on the federal government to “officially recognize the experience of Jewish refugees who were displaced from states in the Middle East and North Africa after 1948.” The federal cabinet approved the report […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The signatories challenge the assertion that antisemitism has risen in Ukraine.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
An Austrian ex-mayor who said journalists and Jews should be hanged will not stand trial for hate speech, prosecutors said. A spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office of Krems an der Donau, a municipality located 35 miles east of Vienna, said that Karl Simlinger, a former mayor of the village of Gfohl, will not be […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Shula Zaken's statements depict a systematic corruption, with Olmert as the core spirit of a bubbling pit of greed.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views
Free speech rights of UC Irvine Muslim students did not trump Amb. Michael Oren's right to speak.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
Without mentioning Secretary of State John Kerry by name, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) apparently took a shot at comments on boycotts of Israel that Kerry made last month in Germany. Those with “even with the best of intentions” who warn Israel that it will face increased boycotts if it does not reach a peace […]
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Did Congress intentionally remove from the table the military option against Iran?
Posted on: March 3rd, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
The same data shows a 19 percent drop in housing starts in the Tel Aviv area.
Posted on: March 3rd, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
Obama has nothing real to sell, and what he actually wants is for Israel to be taken down a few pegs.
Posted on: March 3rd, 2014News & Views → Global
Russia threatened an imminent military invasion on Ukraine
Posted on: March 2nd, 2014News & Views → Israel
The conference opening Sunday follows a period of tension between the lobby and the Obama administration over Iran.
Posted on: March 2nd, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, the head of a pro-democracy group in his native Russia, was granted Croatian citizenship. Kasparov reportedly became a Croatian citizen last week after applying for citizenship in early February. He owns a home in Croatia and speaks the language, according to reports. The founder and […]
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