The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: June 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Shas officials are concerned now that the good rabbi would outmaneuver their good rabbi in picking the next chief rabbi.
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
On Tuesday, Jews commemorate the 17th of Tammuz. The day is a fast day in which we recall the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem before the Second Temple’s destruction. In addition, in Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) 39:2 and 52:6-7 it says that the walls of the First Temple were breached, though the Talmud Yerushalmi 23A says […]
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Pope Francis condemned anti-Semitism during a meeting on Monday with representatives of the international Jewish community at the Vatican. “Because of our commons roots, a true Christian cannot be anti-Semitic,” Francis told a delegation of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations. He added that the Catholic Church “firmly condemns hatred, persecution and all manifestations […]
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Attorney: "Police are breaking the law by preventing Jews from praying."
Posted on: June 24th, 2013News & Views → Global
The survey set out to discover why would a bunch of religious folks get themselves killed over a chance for their pastor's blessings.
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Women in Iran are pinning their hopes on Hassan Rohani to pass what would be a sweeping reform in the Islamic Republic – allowing them to enter a soccer stadium. The issue is not minor in a country where an Iranian sports journalist told Turkey’s Hurriyet News, “In terms of freedom of expression, football stadiums […]
Posted on: June 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Ephraim HaLevy, former chief of the Mossad, has committed himself to a program which will help certify the Jewish identities of thousands of immigrants, primarily from the former Soviet Union, who need certifications that they are Jewish in order to marry under official Israeli law. The announcement came at the annual meeting of the Shorashim […]
Posted on: June 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
How could a Italian Nazi collaborator be termed a “Righteous Gentile?” Perhaps it was Italian guilt, Catholic guilt, and family guilt. The tale of Giovanni Palatucci saving Jews may be a gross fraud.
Posted on: June 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A former black hip-hop rapper has completed, along with his wife, the conversion as Orthodox Jews and married – along with another black couple who converted- under the chupah in Seattle. The ceremony took place in March but has not been widely reported until now. “D-Black” used to rap about the violence, gang activity and […]
Posted on: June 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Four Israeli Jewish teenagers were detained by police Wednesday for bowing down at the Temple Mount, an act that seen as a prayer and which is prohibited by the Muslim Waqf, the Muslim religious administration that is authorized by Israel to manage the holy site. A rabbi also visiting the site told Israel National News […]
Posted on: June 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
According to the WSJ’s Michael Howard Saul, Ms. Quinn sat in the women’s section.
Posted on: June 19th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
There are Muslims who don’t see Jews as pigs and Israel as a cancer. In this case, they are non-Arabs living in Canada. One speaker at an event honoring Jews said the PA issue was instigated by communists.
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
It's Revolutionary techniques 101: every time you reach a goal – start looking for the next one.
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Upon completion of Yeshivat Maharat’s four-year program, each graduate is qualified and equipped as a new kind of leader in the Orthodox community and beyond.
Posted on: June 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The Rabbinical Council of America on Monday sent Rabbi David Stav, a Religious Zionist candidate for the post of Israel’s Chief Rabbi, a letter of encouragement, stating the organization’s full support: To the Honorable Rabbi David Stav Shlit’a, Rabbi of the town of Shoham, Chairman of the Rabbinical Organization Tzohar, the Rabbi of the Ezra […]
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 […]
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