Across Israel, Meir Panim responds to the growing needs of the country’s 1.75 million impoverished residents through various food and social service programs.
Posted on: May 10th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?
Posted on: May 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. “Discrimination against women in public places, in public services, cannot be allowed,” she said in a radio interview. She wrote on her Facebook page, “Removal of women from the public sphere is damaging […]
Posted on: May 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
Yes, they've won a battle, a long one at that—but the war is far from over.
Posted on: May 9th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Human Rights Watch founder Robert Bernstein said that today's human rights advocates ignore the repression of basic freedoms across the Middle East and mistakenly call "free speech" and "advocacy' what is really state-sponsored hate speech.
Posted on: May 9th, 2013News & Views → Eye on Palestine
World War III may have been close and may have been prevented on the Temple Mount, where the Jerusalem Mufti was arrested and then released for throwing chairs at Jews on Jerusalem Unification Day.
Posted on: May 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Jewish prohibition of “loshon hara,” speaking negatively about people, was learned quickly by a non-Jewish British legal assistant, who paid $3,900 for saying, “I can’t stand Jews.”
Posted on: May 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Yogurtland, a leading frozen yogurt chain, is following the lead of Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins and The Coffee Bean and has launched its first kosher store, the Beverly Connection location in Los Angeles. The store is under the kosher supervision of the Rabbinical Council of California, according to the Kosher Today newsletter. Yogurtland’s self-serve frozen […]
Posted on: May 8th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Internet freedom is a perfect petrie dish for growing new strains of anti-Semitism, including anti-Zionism. A new film, "The New Anti-Semitism," exposes this dark side of freedom.
Posted on: May 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Vice President Joe Biden met with Jewish, Muslim Christians, Sikh and other religious leaders Monday to encourage them to back gun control as matter of morals. He met for two and a half hours with rabbis, pastors, nuns and other religious leaders before the gun control bill comes up for a Senate vote. “The conversation […]
Posted on: May 7th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israeli restaurants and hotels are more interested n seeking kosher certification from the American-based Orthodox Union (OU) in order to attract foreign tourists, according to the Kosher Today newsletter. It said that many American Jewish tourists generally are more familiar with the OU than Israeli rabbinic certifications. The OU operates in Israel in an office […]
Posted on: May 6th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Hitler wanted to exterminate Jews. Lapid only wants to exterminate the Haredi habit of not to work or serve in the IDF. That is enough for a Haredi columnist to compare Lapid’s and Hitler’s speeches.
Posted on: May 5th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Approximately Jerusalem residents, including Meretz party supporters, protested on front of City Hall Saturday night against a plan to close a new movie theater complex on Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The complex, which includes restaurants and a 15-screen movie theater, is set to open this summer. It will close on weekends in keeping with an […]
Posted on: May 5th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Democratic candidate Erick Salgado called MBP “a practice that was commanded by God,” and practiced “since God told Abraham to do so.”
Posted on: May 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Anti-Zionists have gone beyond the campaign to boycott Israel because of Jews in Judea and Samaria. Now, the Church of Scotland questions whether Jews even have a claim to Israel.
Posted on: May 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
An Orthodox Jewish woman from Monsey, N.Y. is suing the Lancome cosmetics firm, claiming that its 24-hour makeup does not last as long as advertised and thus prevents her from looking good all Shabbat. Rorie Weisberg of Monsey, N.Y. said in her lawsuit that Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation does not last 24 hours […]
Posted on: May 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Bomb threats on two Houston synagogues Wednesday closed classes, one day after a similar threat on a court forced a quick evacuation. The synagogue bomb threats were called in to called in to Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform temple, and the Conservative Congregation Or Ami on Wednesday afternoon. Both synagogues canceled Hebrew school classes for […]
Posted on: May 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.
Posted on: April 30th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
"Our struggle is only about the Kotel."
Posted on: April 29th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
For the first time in the history of the Masorti movement, its rabbis performed conversions to Judaism in Portugal. The two conversions were performed in the Portuguese capital at a Beit Din rabbinical court of three judges, who recognized Juliana Fernandes da Silva and her life partner Edgard Pimentel as Jews. Though the Masorti movement […]
Posted on: April 29th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
When is a dress code legal and when it is a violation of human rights? That seems to depend on whether you are a Chasidic Jewish shop owner in New York.
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