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Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

The text of the message, sent by cell phone notification, claimed that three pipe bombs were "scattered throughout the museum."

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

Education Secretary Praises Agudath Israel on Fight for Private Schools’ Public Funding

Agudath Israel of America endorsed President Trump's choice for Education Secretary, and urged its members to lobby the Senate in favor of her confirmation.

Arson Attack at Jerusalem’s Church of the Ascension

The flames caused heavy damage to the Church compound and a souvenir shop therein. Fire and police are conducting a joint arson investigation.

Christian Cleric Urges Americans to Stand With Israel Against BDS

"As one of the few surviving Christians in the Middle-East, I praise God daily for the blessing of being able to call myself an Israeli."

Leading Liberal Orthodox Rabbi: Women May Not Be Called Up to the Torah, Lead...

Rabbi Riskin was responding to a question, asking if his actions contradicted a recent decision from the OU.

Farewell to Chabad Lubavitch Chassidic Master of Melodies, Eli Lipsker, z’l

Eli’s recordings of Jewish music opened a path for other observant Jewish musicians and vocalists, and created an entirely new genre.

Court Orders Temple Mount Waqf to Pay Rightwing Attorney $15,000

The Waqf followed Itamar Ben Gvir around the Temple Mount compound, the Arabs cried Allahu Akbar, Ben Gvir then cried Am Israel Chai and was arrested.

ISIS Driving Christians Out of Northern Sinai

Since January 30 seven Christians have been murdered by ISIS in the region; five shot, one beheaded and one set on fire.

Anti-Semitic Vandals Target Hasidic Village of New Square With Swastikas, Hate Messages

This is not the first time New Square has been targeted by anti-Semitic vandals. There's been no arrest in the prior attack.

Pence Visits St. Louis Jewish Cemetery, Condemns Anti-Semitic Vandalism

'I must tell you, people of Missouri are inspiring the nation by your love and care for this place. You make us all proud.'

Pope Greets Jewish Friend, Waxes Philosophical on the ‘Precious’ Torah

'The fraternal and institutional dialogue between Jews and Christians is now well-established and effective, made so by encounters that are ongoing and collaborative.'

Israel’s Netanyahu: We Must Battle Those Seeking to Demonize Our People, Resurgent Anti-Semitism [video]

"See this miracle. See the Land of Israel. See the people of Israel. The State of Israel lives. The people of Israel thrive. Am Yisrael Chai.”

Genesis II? NASA Reveals Several Earth-Like Planets around a Sun

The new system is about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, in the constellation Aquarius. So, while they may have the technology to come visit us, we are not so ready.

Harry Potter’s Author Catapulting Muslim Campaign to Fix Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

The tweet received around 10,000 retweets and more than 30,000 likes, and the sudden increase in traffic crashed the campaign’s page.

Russia’s Chief Rabbi: No Such Thing as Religious Extremism

Rabbi Lazar noted that many faiths have in them followers who promote pseudo-religious extremism.

Anne Frank Center Charges Trump Statement on Anti-Semitism ‘Band-Aid on Cancer’

“It’s ironic that no matter how many times he talks about this, that it’s never good enough," Press Secretary Spicer said.

New Orleans Hebrews Swept in Ol’ Mardi Gras Shabbat Excitement

We have no idea how one can maintain the two warring notions of 'Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans' and 'avoiding immodesty' in the same sentence

PM Netanyahu Visits Singapore Jewish Community at Maghain Aboth Synagogue

PM Netanyahu: "I want a reciprocal visit this year. This is year in Jerusalem, I look forward to meeting you there."

Cornell Immunologist: Male Circumcision Raised through Educating Religious Leaders

The WHO team hypothesized that male circumcision could be increased if religious leaders were taught about its advantages, and become well versed enough to discuss it with their congregations.

David Friedman Beware: 200 Years Ago, US Envoy to Tunis Was Fired for Being...

US Consul Noah was operating in the midst of this volatile mix, negotiating with powers that were easily as hostile to Americans and Europeans then as they are today.

Wife Murderer Suing Prison over Substandard Kosher Food

Perry Avram March, the son of a Romanian Jewish immigrant who, back in 2006, was convicted of murdering his wife, Janet Levine March, has...

Saudi FM: ‘Progress Can Be Made in Arab-Israeli Conflict’

"We all know what a settlement can look like. We just need the political will to do so."

Financial Report: With Loss of Territory, ISIS Income Steadily Declining

Using the language and tone of a detached financial analysis, the report calmly details the decline of ISIS as if it were just another global conglomerate whose product happens to be murder, rape, torture and theft.

Beleaguered Trump Maligns Haredi Reporter over Anti-Semitism Question [video]

President Trump has been so overwhelmed by the relentless media attacks against him, he was unable to recognize a friendly question, even though the reporter looked Haredi and peppered his question with Yiddish.

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