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Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
Pope Francis’ first Christmas message was full of hope for peace in war-torn Syria and South Sudan, the “often and overlooked” war-torn Central African Republic and – as if the chaos and mutual barbarity are comparable – for a “favorable” outcome” in talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He made no mention of what […]
Posted on: December 25th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
A special event next week at the National Library of Israel will debut a display of ancient Jewish texts found in a cave in Afghanistan. The library purchased 29 of the discovered texts. The texts are approximately 1,000 years old and were written in either ancient Persian or Arabic. They are predominantly legal or commercial documents, except […]
Posted on: December 24th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
One judge wondered how meat could be considered kosher, if the employees of the kosher slaughtering firm "just passed on the cows."
Posted on: December 23rd, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Muslim Brotherhood radio statio shut down in Egypt opens in Turkey, with terrorist-supporting Imam Al-Qaradawi as its first host.
Posted on: December 23rd, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The Palestinian Authority has used a video and the revision of history to turn Christmas into a tool to rewrite history, with Jesus having been born in a “Palestinian” city and modern-day Christians suddenly being an “integral part of the Palestinian people.” Christians, like Jews, were denied access to holy sites during the Jordan occupation […]
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
A request by MK Hana Sweid (Hadash), to put up an official Christmas tree in the entrance to the Knesset was turned down by Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud), according to a report in Arutz-7. Sweid is from an Christian-Arab family. Edelstein made it clear that the Knesset will not officially host a Christmas display […]
Posted on: December 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Encouraged by Israeli diplomats, parliamentarians from the Council of Europe have submitted a motion opposing an earlier resolution condemning ritual circumcision of boys. The motion was submitted last week by 101 members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the council, according to Micaela Catalano, a spokeswoman for the assembly, which has 318 parliamentarians and whose resolutions […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Pope Francis will make his first official visit to Israel for only 48 hours in late May, Israel media reported Thursday. The trip is scheduled for May 25-26 and the pope reportedly will conduct mass only in Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, and not in Jerusalem. He probably will probably visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) has submitted a draft law that could grant citizenship to descendants of Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition. The possibility of the bill was first announced last year by Spanish Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon. If the law is ratified, eligible Jews won’t have to relinquish their current nationalities […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A mother in Israel has appealed to the country’s Supreme Court a rabbinical court ruling requiring her to circumcise her son. In her appeal filed Wednesday, the mother said the rabbis cannot order her to circumcise her son, who is now a year old. The Jerusalem rabbinical court last month upheld the ruling of the […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
My first reaction to this story was: El Al has its own rabbi?
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The judge said Elon's behavior was "illegitimate" – even according to his own stated standards.
Posted on: December 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
A "Beit Hillel" rabbi reported his decision to turn on the electricity on a frozen Shabbat morning, only to be attacked by a "Tzohar" rabbi from his neck of the (snowy) woods.
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iraq
Damaged Torah scrolls found by U.S. troops in Iraq’s intelligence headquarters were buried in a cemetery in New York on Sunday, according to Jewish law for disposing of unusable religious objects and texts. More than 100 people, including Lukman Faily, the Iraqi ambassador to the U.S., attended the ceremony at the New Montefiore Cemetery in […]
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.
Posted on: December 17th, 2013News & Views → Global
The Canadian Lev Tahor cult of about 200 is headed by convicted felon Shlomo Helbrans, an Israeli returnee who left Israel with his followers in 1990.
Posted on: December 15th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
The head of the Greek Orthodox Levant Party Rodrigue Khoury announced on Sunday “the beginning of an organized campaign” against Turkey."
Posted on: December 15th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
"Failed" and "Survivors" have been vending shmootz to their readers, both Jewish and gentile.
Posted on: December 14th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.
Posted on: December 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Jerusalem
The Jerusalem Rabbinic Eiruv Committee has announced that this coming Shabbat, parshat Va’yechi, the Eiruv in the city is not reliable, due to the heavy snow fall. So far, Jerusalem has endured just under two feet of snow, but as of Friday morning it’s still coming down. Jerusalemites are advised not to carry any items […]
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