United Hatzalah program honors our survivors, war veterans with specialized medical care
Posted on: March 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Passover interview: Rolin Abdallah grew up in an Arab country with no knowledge of her Jewish heritage. Today, she is IDF soldier Dina Ovadia. Here is a Cinderella and Haggadah story rolled into one.
Posted on: March 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
A major survey among Belgian teenagers indicated anti-Semitism was seven times more prevalent among Muslim youths than in non-Muslim teenagers. Conducted in recent months by three universities for the Flemish government, the survey was published last month based on questionnaires filled out by 3,867 high school students in Antwerp and Ghent, including 1,068 Muslims. Among […]
Posted on: March 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Obama’s aides have not explained to the president that Jews masquerade on Purim and not on Passover. Once again, Obama hosts a White House Seder. He plays Pharaoh, who never let the people go.
Posted on: March 21st, 2013News & Views → Global
Every year, a few thousand Israelis think there is nothing better to do on Passover but to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt by going back there, apparently thinking that terror is better then slavery.
Posted on: March 21st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Williamsburg, New York Haredim have finally convinced Columbia Pictures to halt filming of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ in order not to cause parking problems during the Passover holiday. “We expressed the importance for Spider-Man to pass-over filming during Passover and they have answered our call,” City Councilman Stephen Levin wrote on his blog. “Reducing the […]
Posted on: March 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel
A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippas bearing the images of Superman and Spider-Man. Avi Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, will pay Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers $17,000 each for the unauthorized use of their […]
Posted on: March 19th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
European MDs keep up their fight against circumcision. Despite universal acknowledgement it helps prevents disease, they charge that US pediatricians in favor of circumcision are “culturally biased.”
Posted on: March 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
"The AAP’s circumcision recommendations contradict its own bioethics policy statement, which requires pediatric care to be based only on the needs of the patient."
Posted on: March 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The U.S. Department of Education outlined new efforts to bring non-profit schools into federally funded programs, an initiative that had been sought by Orthodox Jewish groups, among others. State and local educational agencies “must ensure the equitable participation of eligible private school students and, as applicable, their teachers and parents” in such programs, the department’s […]
Posted on: March 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A federal appeals court told a kosher hot dog vendor in New York that its agreement with Citi Field precludes it from selling kosher products at the stadium on Shabbat. Kosher Sports Inc. had a 10-year contract with Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, to sell hot dogs, sausages and other kosher products […]
Posted on: March 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel on Thursday reacted to the election of Pope Francis I by highlighting his predecessors’ “rich and fruitful dialogue …with the Chief Rabbinate of Israel on primary issues such as banning terrorism in God’s Name, the sanctity of life and the sanctity of the family unit.” The office of the Chief […]
Posted on: March 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina attended Rosh HaShanah services five years ago and was outspoken in the attack against the Jewish Community Center by agents of Iran in 1994.
Posted on: March 13th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Vatican Cardinals have chosen a new pope. The winner is the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (76). Bergoglio has chosen the name Francis.
Posted on: March 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The Russian Jewish Congress has partnered with one of the country’s leading Internet companies to deliver free matzah to Muscovite Jews. The only cost to recipients will be the price of the delivery. The collaboration with the online marketing giant Vigoda.ru will allow the Jewish organization to send two million emails on Thursday in the […]
Posted on: March 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel
President Barack Obama may have to cut short his trip to Israel next week if it coincides with the installation of a new pope, especially if he will be an American. With 75 Catholic Americans and archbishops from Boston and New York who are nominees to replace Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinals failed for the second […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
At about the same time the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, a young donkey was sacrificed in what is now Israel and was placed under a house. In a rare discovery, Archaeologists found the skeleton.
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Star K says quinoa is kosher for Passover. The OU says it is not, and once again the principle of keeping a mitzvah is getting lost in the argument over who is in charge.
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.
Posted on: March 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Cohn's effort highlights an increasing tendency, in an effort to achieve "fairness" towards accused terrorists, of marching along a road littered with the civil rights of others.
Posted on: March 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
President Barack Obama will have to eat kosher for Passover meals, without bread, during his stay the King David Hotel next week, Haaretz reported. “We’re used to hosting heads of state and also American presidents, but this situation is very special for us because it’s so close to Pesach [Passover]. For us it will be […]
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