Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Streisand loves Israel – she even visits the country once in a while. She gives lots of money. And she can’t resist a chance to preach about women’s rights in Israel but admits it is a "foreign land.”
Posted on: June 17th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Israel may ban the “foie gras” delicacy because it is made from force-fed geese. If Israel is so concerned about animal rights, European Jews may face another aim to ban kosher slaughter.
Posted on: June 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Observant Jews in Los Angeles are bracing for the possibility that they will not be allowed to carry anything or even push a baby stroller on Shabbat due to a freeway project that will knock down the ‘Eruv.” which transforms a public area in to a private space in terms of Jewish law. The eruv […]
Posted on: June 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Pope Francis sent President Shimon Peres a letter with blessings for his 90th birthday, which is to be marked on August 2. Celebrations towards the day began more than a month ago. The pope quoted a verse in Psalms and paraphrased the Priestly Blessing as a personal note for President Peres. Pope Francis wrote, “On […]
Posted on: June 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A few boys began to push him, trying to make him trip and fall while he was dancing.
Posted on: June 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"I was thinking of the path of the Torah and the mission of returning to the Chief Rabbinate the path of Rav Abraham Isaac Kook zt'l."
Posted on: June 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
The campaign for Chief Rabbi has sunk to the depths even politicians have not reached. Rav Ovadia calls Rav Stav of Tzohar “evil” and Tzohar calls on the Torah sage to “repent.” Next up: Tisha B’Av.
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. […]
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