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: 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.
Posted on: April 29th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
"We fear that this step will give our enemies the tools to continue their incitement to violence."
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
The waqf has threatened "World war Three" should Feiglin go on the Mount on Monday.
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Can prayer in the name of Jesus be all inclusive just like a rabbi’s prayer? Jewish legislators in Florida say they don’t like being “JCd." Maybe they should get back at them with a few shofar blasts.
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The absence of Haredi parties in the government is already being, and women probably will be among those nominating Israel’s next rabbinic judges and chief rabbis.
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
An Moroccan immigrant to the United States who plotted to blow up synagogues in New York City was sentenced on Friday to five years in jail and faces deportation after his release. Mohammed Mamdouh pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to commit terrorism and criminal weapon possession. He was an accomplice to Algerian immigrant Ahmed […]
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A Dutch chief rabbi said his community was “vexed” because a farewell event for the Dutch queen was scheduled on Yom Kippur. “Jews are again faced with a reality in which they don’t belong and that is painful,” Holland’s chief interprovincial rabbi, Binyomin Jacobs, told NRC Handelsblad on April 26. On Yom Kippur, the Day […]
Posted on: April 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel
"They located the barbecue in a grassy area, ignoring safety guidelines."
Posted on: April 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Rabbi Avraham Sherman could be charged with fraud, breach of trust, obstruction of justice, and abuse of office.
Posted on: April 25th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The council set more than a dozen conditions to make the process religiously acceptable.
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