As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: March 19th, 2014News & Views → Israel
“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose” – Janis Joplin.
Posted on: March 19th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The scene of Russian troops sealing the region of Crimea conjures up scary reminders of the Nazi invasions of Europe.
Posted on: March 11th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A Jewish scribe has restored an 18th century copy of the Book of Esther that was donated to Catholic Nuns.
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Arab League refused to recognize Israel as a Jewish state in the framework of current peace talks with the Palestinians, as per Israel’s demand. On Sunday, Arab League foreign ministers released a resolution at a meeting in Cairo that supported the decision by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “The council of the Arab League […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Eli Cohen is now the nationally-known face of electoral integrity and honesty in Israel.
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 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 → Global → Europe
Pope Francis has been forced to cancel his planned trip to Israel in May due to a labor dispute within the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Pope, who has garnered considerable acclaim from Jewish leaders for his push for stronger Jewish-Christian relations, announced the trip to Israel and Jordan in January. The visit was scheduled to […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Global
The families involved in the court appeal have been under strict restrictions not to leave Ontario.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
The school removed evolution related questions from 52 standardized tests.
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 → Israel
Guests at a wedding in Petach Tikvah last night were shocked as the groom did the unthinkable. Towards the end of the wedding ceremony, he stamped on a glass in the traditional manner, but before his friends and family could shout Mazal Tov, it became apparent that a shard of glass had gone through his […]
Posted on: March 1st, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A joint delegation of observant Muslims and Jews made the case to the Danish ambassador to the United States that his country’s ban on ritual slaughter was harmful to its reputation. Leading the 10-person delegation to meet Peter Taksøe-Jensen on Feb. 27 were Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president for the Fonmdation for Ethnic Understanding, and […]
Posted on: February 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Those pranksters jokingly discussed engineering traffic problems at the home of a rabbi.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Newsweek/The Daily Beast said it will stop publishing its Top 50 Rabbis list, an annual feature since 2007. The decision, first reported in the Forward, was explained by Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton and Abigail Pogrebin, the list’s authors, who wrote that the list “started to carry too much weight for too many people.” “Some rabbis […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval. The help, which will go toward security for Jewish institutions and for the elderly and impoverished, was announced Wednesday by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the fellowship. […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]
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