To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
Posted on: October 25th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue on Tuesday by members of an ultrarightist Hungarian party as part of their celebrations of an anti-communist revolution taking part in the country in 1956.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2012News & Views → Politics
When you talk to the man behind that organization, you discover that not only is he not lonely, he is not a particularly partisan individual.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
Malmo Mayor Ilmar Reepalu was among some 300 marchers who demonstrated in the Swedish city in support of the Jewish community.
Posted on: October 21st, 2012News & Views → Archaeology
Tests conducted on olive trees on Jerusalem's historic Mount of Olives are the oldest known trees in the world, according to a study released on Friday conducted by the National Research Council of Italy Trees and Timber Institute.
Posted on: October 19th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
In cities and towns across Israel, the missing, pivotal character who could serve as a locus for spiritual needs, informal education and charitable programs is the communal rabbi, argue the founders of the Barkai Center for Practical Rabbinics.
Posted on: October 19th, 2012News & Views → Media
Sometimes, only a period of separation will save a troubled marriage. That is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other Jewish groups are pulling out of the Christian-Jewish Roundtable. Fifteen liberal Protestant leaders, including those of the Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist denominations, chose the Jewish High Holiday season to urge Congress to curtail U.S. aid to Israel.
Posted on: October 18th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.
Posted on: October 18th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
The old adage about going to bed with dogs and waking up with fleas appears to have been proven true yet again, as Jewish groups have pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.
Posted on: October 17th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
She caught him "red-handed," and immediately filed a divorce case with the chief rabbinate, except he is refusing to divorce her.
Posted on: October 15th, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
While senior Haredi rabbis are intensifying their battle against smartphones, and have begun as of late to levy personal sanctions against people using these devices, ostensibly to isolate them so they cannot inflict their cultural/spiritual damage on society – one notable and extremely influential Haredi star, Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak, continues to use this dangerous device unheeded.
Posted on: October 14th, 2012News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Deborah Pinto, wife of Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, who is suspected, along with her husband, of trying to bribe a senior police officer, attempted suicide on Sunday by taking pills. Mrs. Pinto, who was picked up for questioning last Thursday, together with her husband, and was released with him under restrictive conditions, is in satisfactory condition at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.
Posted on: October 14th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
In a Halachic Q&A, Rabbi Efrati of Efrat determined that the designation of "brother" to a goy is incorrect.
Posted on: October 14th, 2012News & Views → Islamists
Users of a Shariah-compliant credit card from the United Arab Emirates can charge their purchases according to Islamic law, direct their prayers toward Mecca, and even put a little aside for the Hajj.
Posted on: October 14th, 2012News & Views → Islamists
A coalition of religious groups is calling on the Washington DC Metro to donate proceeds from an ad campaign suggesting Muslims are savages to an organization supporting human rights.
Posted on: October 12th, 2012News & Views → Media
A lawsuit filed Thursday by Jewish organizations and three rabbis argues that a new NY City rule requiring parental consent for metzitzah b'peh, a post-circumcision ritual that involves oral suction in order to stimulate blood flow in the traumatized organ, violates the First Amendment.
Posted on: October 10th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Police in Israel have reportedly arrested a rabbi suspected of stealing seven Torah scrolls from the synagogue of Moshav Brosh near Be’er Sheva.
Posted on: October 7th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
He smuggled goods to Syria in the midst of its civil war and to Iran in the face of international sanctions, but Rabbi A.H. is no arms dealer or James Bond. He’s just a guy selling lulavs.
Posted on: October 7th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
Police in Budapest have arrested two young men after they allegedly assaulted the leader of a Jewish congregation.
Posted on: October 6th, 2012News & Views → Global → Europe
The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give it veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or sh'chitah, in the Netherlands.
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