Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
Posted on: August 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
A kind of Mutually Assured Disturbance was observed by both sides.
Posted on: August 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.
Posted on: August 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The Western Wall rabbi Wednesday may have taken the first step towards surrendering the Kotel to Muslims. He asked women and Temple Mount activists to respect Muslim sensitivities and to stay away.
Posted on: August 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A French senator said she will complain to police over death threats she received after proposing special labels for halal and kosher meat. Sylvie Goy-Chavent of the centrist UDI party will lodge a complaint with police over the threats and online “calls for civil war and a call for the Israeli government to attack France,” […]
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
On those few days when Jews were allowed to go up to the Mount, they suffered constant abuse by the Muslims and by the police.
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
In Old Jerusalem, you need an archaeologist before you can build a restaurant. That is how the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 19-foot high Crusade-era hospital building.
Posted on: August 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.
Posted on: July 31st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Black hat extremists in Beit Shemesh are giving Israel a black eye again. A Haredi couple tells a woman to go back to the bus. Police arrest them, and rioters smash bus windows.
Posted on: July 31st, 2013News & Views → Israel
Shmueley and Oz met on the Opra show.
Posted on: July 31st, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Rebels linked to Al-Qaeda have abducted Italian Jesuit Priest Paolo Dall’Oglio, a well-known advocate of Christian-Muslim dialogue and a vocal critic of the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The Vatican’s envoy to Syria, Archbishop Mario Zenari, told Vatican Radio that he has no official confirmation of Dall’Oglio’s abduction, who reportedly was kidnapped in the rebel-held […]
Posted on: July 31st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Chabad rabbis who had boarded a flight from the Ukraine to Israel via Moscow convinced six boys going on a Birthright Israel program to wear tefillin for the first time in their lives. “How would you like to put on tefillin now? We can’t think of a better preparation for going to the Holy Land,” […]
Posted on: July 30th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Unknown assailants robbed $50,000 from Haredi Jews last week at the Uman headquarters of a nonprofit group that works to accommodate the tens of thousands of followers of the Breslover rebbe who will pour into the city for the High Holidays in September, Ukrainian authorities said. The Ukrainian newspaper Segodnia reported that the money was […]
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Cory Booker is not your average Torah student. First of all, he is Black. And Christian, And he on his way to replace the late Frank Lautenberg as NJ Senator.
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Pope Francis said at an on-board airplane news conference Monday that he may visit Israel as early as next year. On his return flight from Brazil to the Vatican, the pope said he was considering a visit to the Holy Land next year, according to The Associated Press. Pope Francis accepted an invitation to visit […]
Posted on: July 29th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The new device was designed by "Al Qaeda's most diabolical bomb maker," Saudi-born Ibrahim Hassan Asiri.
Posted on: July 28th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
Kerry finally has tripped over himself, bared his not-so-hidden agenda and stated that the Palestinian Authority is a country. Asked later about the slip of the tongue, he asked, “Did I say that?”
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Rabbi Ratzon Arusi withdrew his candidacy for Chief Sephardi Rabbi, one hour before balloting began Wednesday afternoon. His withdrawal leaves three candidates in the race. On Tuesday, Be’er Sheva Chief Rabbi Yehuda Deri and Jerusalem Rabbinical Court head Rabbi Eliyahu Abergel quit the race. The remaining candidates are Hazon Ovadia yeshiva Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, son […]
Posted on: July 24th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A European rabbinical group has created a union to include every mohel – ritual circumciser – in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it. Based on the model of Britain’s Initiation Society, the Union of Mohalim in Europe seeks to “unite approved mohalim across Europe under a single banner, ensuring […]
Posted on: July 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A Cleveland area synagogue is raising funds to help Ursuline College repaid serious damage caused by a tornado that ripped through its athletic center on Saturday. No one was injured because the twister tore through the area in the pre-dawn hours, tearing the off the roof and blowing away one wall. The conservative B’nai Jeshurun, […]
Posted on: July 23rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The number of anti-Semitic incidents dropped 14 percent nationwide last year, but vandalism rose, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents that was released Monday. New York and New Jersey saw increases in anti-Semitic incidents. Nationwide, the audit counted 927 anti-Semitic incidents reported during the 2012 calendar year, a 14 percent decline from […]
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