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Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The council, a pan-European intergovernmental organization that strongly influence European Union decisions, debated and passed the resolution on Tuesday, as reported here. The resolution was based on a […]
Posted on: October 2nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican’s announcement of the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, citing their groundbreaking work in denouncing antisemitism and building positive Jewish-Catholic relations. “For us in the Jewish community, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII have already been saints for a long time. They are towering men […]
Posted on: September 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
If you wish to mention him in your prayers, his name is Harav Chaim Ovadia Yosef ben Gorgia.
Posted on: September 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
16 year-old NCSY board member, Orly Ohayon, is in critical condition and her mother was killed when a car struck them on their way to shul erev Yom Kippur.
Posted on: September 16th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
His explanation came in the form of a good bye letter saying it was "time to retire."
Posted on: September 16th, 2013News & Views → Local
Some 300 people came specifically because of the floods.
Posted on: September 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Book burning by Christians is an old tradition.
Posted on: September 9th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Dr. Mazar estimates the treasure was abandoned during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem, in 614 CE.
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
‘What’s good for the Jews is good for the Muslims,” says a French Islamic website citing the closure of a city street for Jews through the High Holidays. It demands the same for Muslim street prayers.
Posted on: September 8th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau says that he hopes to create a program modeled after Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for young Evangelical Christians, as part of an effort to increase Christian tourism in the Jewish state. “The Christians have a problem with their next generation too,” Landau said, Ynet reported. “We are looking to get closer […]
Posted on: September 7th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
There has been another improvement in the medical condition of Rav Ovadia Yosef, who is still in the ICU at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center. Rav Yosef spent Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat in prayers, accompanied by family members. Doctors will conduct a complete evaluation of his condition on Sunday, to weigh his discharge. He has […]
Posted on: September 3rd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.
Posted on: September 1st, 2013News & Views → Global
On Sunday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was appointed as the United Kingdom’s new chief rabbi. Rabbi Mirvis is the Britain’s 11th chief rabbi. Besides being a congregational rabbi, Rabbi Mirvis previously served as the chief rabbi of Ireland from 1985 to 1992. Rabbi Mirvis was born in South Africa in 1956. He moved to Israel in […]
Posted on: September 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Facebook “does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech.” If so, Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler apparently can now be called harmless humor.
Posted on: September 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?
Posted on: August 29th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
It turns out that there exists a less invasive method of circumcision, which does not fully remove the foreskin.
Posted on: August 28th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.
Posted on: August 26th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival attracts array of international musicians.
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