Close your eyes, breathe in deeply, now exhale slowly… That was easy, wasn’t it? Not for everyone…
Posted on: April 10th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
It might be best to say the Traveler’s Prayer on the airplane before putting on tefillin.
Posted on: April 9th, 2014News & Views → Global
The familiar symbol of the Israeli flag that adorns El Al airplanes will be accompanied the logo of the Vatican when the airline brings Pope Francis back from Israel to the Vatican after his visit in May. A specially selected crew will man the plane, which will carry the pope, 30 church officials and dozens […]
Posted on: April 8th, 2014News & Views → Global → China
Jews of Kaifeng, China will have their first traditional seder this year!
Posted on: April 7th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
It’s taken 14 years and an ocean of sorrow but a “chained woman” is free in time for the seder.
Posted on: April 3rd, 2014News & Views → Israel
Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of the Wall founder was buried this week after she succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 71. At the Women of the Wall prayer service on Tuesday, the worshipers recited […]
Posted on: April 2nd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
What do expect from a man who also wants a law that prohibits “promoting” homosexuality and grants citizenship embryos?
Posted on: April 2nd, 2014News & Views → Islamists
The Saudi Arabian government a new law aimed at outlawing any activity loosely connected to terrorism -- or criticism of the government.
Posted on: April 1st, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Televangelist Pat Robertson said Jews are too busy “polishing diamonds” to do weekend chores. Conservative activist Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on the “700 Club” Monday with Robertson to discuss what makes Jews successful. “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper financially? You almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars on the […]
Posted on: March 30th, 2014News & Views → Global
The collaboration's conferences will ignite Jewish learning and Israeli study for Russian Jews.
Posted on: March 27th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
NYC council members proposed legislation requiring NYC public schools offer Islamic-compliant food.
Posted on: March 21st, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Swastikas, graffiti stating "kill all the Jews," and little kids playing "jail the Jew" in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Posted on: March 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Norway’s health minister said Wednesday the countryman no intention of banning religious circumcisions but should restrict the religious practice to be carried out only in hospitals. “If the children are circumcised in hospitals by competent personnel, we will prevent complications,” Health Minister Bent Høie told the Aftenposten newspaper. “This is the most realistic way to […]
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 […]
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