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: April 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Rabbi James Diamond, the retired director of Princeton University’s Center for Jewish Life, has died in a traffic accident after leaving a breakfast Talmud study group. Rabbi Diamond, 73, who retired from the center 10 years ago, was killed when a speeding car crashed into a parked car which the rabbi was entering on the […]
Posted on: April 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Pakistani Election Commission lists approximately 800 voters as Jewish although there are virtually no Jews in the country, according to the country’s The News website contributor Dr. Abdul Majeed Abid. He facetiously asked, “We can only wait to see which way the ‘Jewish vote’ goes, if it goes anywhere.” He noted that no Jews […]
Posted on: March 31st, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The girl was accompanying her father, who was among the Jewish activists visiting the holy site.
Posted on: March 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel
"The movement calls on its members to not participate in reality shows that do not befit the movement's spirit."
Posted on: March 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç delivered a Passover message Thursday to Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, the head of the local Jewish community. “It is our basic stance and principle to enable Jewish citizens to perform their beliefs and traditions freely,” Arınç said. “I celebrate the Passover of Jewish citizens living in our country and all Jews.” […]
Posted on: March 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Pst! Heard the latest “humras” for Passover. A group of Haredi rabbis put their seal of approval for Kosher for Passover cigarettes. Israeli’s chief rabbis respond: Poison is not kosher at any time.
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 […]
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