Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.
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.
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including the kippa, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province. The bill would seek to ban public employees from wearing large Christian crosses or religious headwear such as that worn by Sikhs, Muslims and Jews while at work. Richard […]
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Netanyahu demands that that Mahmoud Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but if it wants foreign journalists to do so, perhaps it should not call Rosh HaShanah-Yom Kippur-Sukkot “autumn holidays.”
Posted on: August 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.
Posted on: August 24th, 2013News & Views → Islamists
"We were just bowing down to pray for the second time and the bomb went off. The air cleared, and I looked around me and saw bodies," an eyewitness told Reuters.
Posted on: August 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The Jews’ worst enemies are Jews. Tom Cantor says he was born into a Jewish family. He is trying to convince Maryland Jews they can be Jews and Christians. Even worse, he says “I love my people.”
Posted on: August 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.
Posted on: August 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Holocaust
Holocaust survivors have at least two ways to take revenge against the Nazis. One is to overcome the past and bring a new family into the world. The other is to donate a Torah. Marge Fettmen did both.
Posted on: August 19th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The name would impose an "undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill," the judge wrote.
Posted on: August 19th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Muslim Brothers are out for good, but Sharia law stays.
Posted on: August 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, newly elected Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, said in a recent Torah lesson that he often threatened students in his yeshiva that they must enlist in the IDF if they did not learn Torah. Delivering a “shiur” (Torah lesson} in Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yosef said that youth who are not able to […]
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