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Posted on: March 1st, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A joint delegation of observant Muslims and Jews made the case to the Danish ambassador to the United States that his country’s ban on ritual slaughter was harmful to its reputation. Leading the 10-person delegation to meet Peter Taksøe-Jensen on Feb. 27 were Rabbi Marc Schneier, the president for the Fonmdation for Ethnic Understanding, and […]
Posted on: February 28th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Those pranksters jokingly discussed engineering traffic problems at the home of a rabbi.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Newsweek/The Daily Beast said it will stop publishing its Top 50 Rabbis list, an annual feature since 2007. The decision, first reported in the Forward, was explained by Gary Ginsberg, Michael Lynton and Abigail Pogrebin, the list’s authors, who wrote that the list “started to carry too much weight for too many people.” “Some rabbis […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews said it will send $1 million to assist the Jewish community in Ukraine amid the country’s political upheaval. The help, which will go toward security for Jewish institutions and for the elderly and impoverished, was announced Wednesday by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder and president of the fellowship. […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Archaeology
A 15th century mikveh was discovered at the location of the last synagogue in the old Jewish quarter of Girona in Catalonia, Spain. The discovery of the Jewish ritual bath is significant since there are very few preserved mikvehs left in Europe, and it further highlights the importance of Girona’s rich Jewish heritage. Girona is […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.
Posted on: February 24th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The town hall meeting, unique to New England’s traditional style of local citizen governance, made its way to Jerusalem when two U.S. Congressmen visited Israel’s capital to discuss “local” issues with U.S. citizens. Republican Congressmen Bill Johnson of Ohio and David McKinley of West Virginia took part in a historic town hall meeting with American […]
Posted on: February 24th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Shemen LaMeor will create jobs and reinvigorate the region’s agriculture while preserving its unique character.
Posted on: February 24th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Chicollini here may look like an idiot and sound like an idiot, but don't let that fool you, he really is an idiot.
Posted on: February 21st, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
More than 80 dignitaries from across the political spectrum are concerned about the future U.S. relations with Turkey.
Posted on: February 21st, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Porush insists Netanyahu had declared that while he's in charge there won't be criminal sanctions.
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
It stands to reason that’s since BDS is based on the Big Lie, the impression that the “church” supports also is a lie.
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Several Muslim families currently residing in North Africa are candidates for receiving Spanish citizenship.
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Vassar's Jewish Union couldn't bear to bar Israel-haters from its "open and welcoming space!"
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Global
Jewish religious leaders are part of an Argentine delegation following the path that Pope Francis will take on his scheduled May visit to the Middle East. The 45-member delegation of businesspeople, politicians and interfaith leaders is leaving Argentina on Tuesday for its trip to Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. The group is scheduled to […]
Posted on: February 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
A bill that would allow more rabbis to conduct conversions in Israel advanced in the Knesset. The coalition government-backed bill passed its first reading by a vote of 28 to 16 in the Knesset plenum on Monday night. Under the measure, as many as 30 courts made up of municipal rabbis would be allowed for […]
Posted on: February 17th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
The name of the Mossad rabbi is being kept secret. He has come up in Military Intelligence as well as the IDF Rabbinate.
Posted on: February 14th, 2014News & Views → Global
Pope Francis called on Jews and Christians to work together to construct a “more just and fraternal world,” and said he looked forward to his upcoming visit to Israel. Francis made his remarks during an audience at the Vatican on Thursday with a 50-member delegation of American Jewish Committee leaders. He called his visit to […]
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