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

26 Shevat 5777 – February 22, 2017
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’

26 Shevat 5777 – February 21, 2017
“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

25 Shevat 5777 – February 20, 2017
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

23 Shevat 5777 – February 18, 2017
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]

21 Shevat 5777 – February 17, 2017
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.

Trump Attacks Jewish Reporter on Question About Anti-Semitism, Racism

"Let me just tell you something - that I hate the charge. I find it repulsive. I hate even the question..."

Meet Little Yoav Fanai from India who Became Israeli Citizen this Week

20 Shevat 5777 – February 16, 2017
The 102 new immigrants all hail from the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, which borders Burma and Bangladesh and is home to the second-largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India.

Pew: Americans Warm Toward Religious Groups, Especially Jews

The survey found that Americans express warm feelings toward Jews, with half of US adults rating Jews at 67 degrees or higher on the 0-to-100 scale.

Temple Mount Crowdsifting Project Discovers Shells of Snails Used for Making Blue Fringes (Tekhelet)...

19 Shevat 5777 – February 15, 2017
The Singer family from Jerusalem made the unexpected discovery.

Hebron Spokesman Teaches Alternative Peace Plans via NY Times

19 Shevat 5777 – February 14, 2017
The Messiah can't be too far away, if Yishai Fleisher was invited by the Gray Lady to explain how Israel can remain Jewish and democratic without the two-state solution.

Colette Avital to Marine Le Pen: a Yarmulke Is Nothing Like a Hijab

'France defines itself as secular,' Avital explained. 'It is agreed between all parties that they do not want any confusion between state and religion.'

Israel to Place Permanent ‘Arch of Titus’ Exhibit at UNESCO in Paris

18 Shevat 5777 – February 13, 2017
Israel's envoy to UNESCO says the exhibit is a reminder that Jews were expelled by force from the Temple Mount.

Christians, Rabbi, Druze, No Muslims at Interfaith Meeting in Restored Church with President Rivlin

'The last time I was here, we stood together and looked at the burnt walls and the terrible graffiti. Today, I visit here again, and see the renewal of this historic, special, and holy place.'

Sweden’s ‘First Feminist Government in the World’ Dons Hijab, Bows before Tehran Mullahs [video]

Iranian activist Alinejad has no illusions about the state of European feminism, writing that 'European female politicians are hypocrites.'

NFL Player Michael Bennett Leads Boycott Against Trip to Israel

16 Shevat 5777 – February 12, 2017
Three of the NFL players who were members of a sports delegation to Israel have backed out at the last minute, joining a boycott instead.

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