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Posted on: June 14th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
"The Fast Diet" closely resembles a spiritual tradition of serial fasting.
Posted on: June 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yeshivat Maharat, the first institution to train Orthodox women as spiritual leaders and halakhic authorities will host their first graduation ceremony on Sunday. The women have each studied the same course of training as men and have studied the Jewish Torah at advanced levels for years. Orthodox rabbis will be present at the graduation, at […]
Posted on: June 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Ten rabbis have signed a petition to boycott a mall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot because of “issues of modesty” while secular residents are organizing a demonstration in support of the shopping mall. The petition alleges that Haredi rabbis in the Ramot area struck an agreement with the mall developers on rules concerning modesty, […]
Posted on: June 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Scenes of Jews davening on the side of the highway just as common in the Jersey Turnpike as they are in Israel, but the country’s north-south superhighway “6” toll road now has mobile synagogues.
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Israeli Arabs
“Any plan to resettle members of the Bedouin community must be developed with leaders of that community rather than be forced upon them.”
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Tens of thousands of Jews are expected to visit the gravesite of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Tuesday, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson (z”l), who passed away 19 years ago. Thousands stood in the rain Monday night at the Queens gravesite at the beginning of the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. The Rebbe was arguably […]
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Knesset passed into law on Tuesday a requirement that at least four women be included on the committee that elects rabbinical court rabbis. Haredi Knesset Members voted against the bill. The committee automatically includes the Justice Minister, who currently is Tzipi Livni and who will sit on the committee in addition to the four […]
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Turkish riot police stormed Taksim Square early Tuesday morning and clashed with protesters, one day before protests leaders were to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Authorities said the police only entered the area ‘”to clear the banners and flags on [a] statue and the AKM cultural center.” However, they also told the […]
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
“I didn’t leave my beard — my beard left me,” de Blasio told The Post.
Posted on: June 11th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
Good American Muslim citizens in Boston have been shocked to find material in local mosques backed by the Muslim Brotherhood movement and calling for jihad against the United States. Boston has been eyeballed by anti-jihad monitors since the Boston Massacre in April, carried out by Islamic terrorists Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. They were not known […]
Posted on: June 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
To passersby on Sunday, the crowd had a simple message, one that rings sympathetically to American ears.
Posted on: June 9th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Organizers of a Jewish festival in Budapest said they will try to set a world record for the tallest kosher sandwich. Dozens of bread slices will be used to construct the tower on Sunday on Kazinczy Street in the Hungarian capital’s so-called Jewish Quarter during the sixth Judafest cultural street party, organizers said on Facebook. […]
Posted on: June 9th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.
Posted on: June 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
In 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the AATA over the bus ad.
Posted on: June 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The circumcision had actually been performed flawlessly, and apparently baby choked during feeding.
Posted on: June 6th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.
Posted on: June 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Oslo daily that published a blood libel caricature of circumcision now pours salt on Jewish wounds, stating that the angry reaction of Jews is just like the Muslim riots to cartoons mocking Mohammed.
Posted on: June 6th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem said Tuesday that it will not allow Jerusalem to use church property in the Old City for a festival because of alleged police action against Christians, according to WAFA, the official website of the Palestinian Authority. Patriarch Theophilos III add that the festival “does not reflect in any way […]
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