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Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel
The new law that the Knesset passed Monday night to allow couples to register for marriages wherever they want will help prevent civil marriages abroad and stop a wave of assimilation, according to the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization “Local rabbinates functioned as mini-monopolies, causing widespread resentment among both religious and secular couples,” the Tzohar group said. […]
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Haredi MK Gafni has long embraced the tactic of resisting unfavorable registration by throwing a tantrum.
Posted on: October 29th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
A seemingly minor law on where couples can register for marriage permits passed the Knesset and opens a new era in which Israelis will not be at the mercy of Haredi rabbis’ demands.
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
"She could not recall her children's names. We called the police and they took her for questioning. It turned out this was her second vote."
Posted on: October 27th, 2013News & Views → Global
Pope Francis reaffirmed his commitment to fighting discrimination and furthering Jewish-Catholic dialogue. During an audience at the Vatican Thursday with a 60-member delegation from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Francis said that he has “repeated many times, in recent weeks, the church’s condemnation of any form of anti-Semitism.” Such condemnations were just part of the solution, […]
Posted on: October 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks told an audience at Eastern College on Thursday, Oct. 24, that he intends to dedicate the rest of his life working with students. He said he wants to support and encourage students to do great things for others.
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in the Torah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased the Caves of Machpela for us, his children.
Posted on: October 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Following accusations of election fraud in the city just outside Jerusalem, both sides agree they'd be much better off without one another.
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Vatican suspended indefinitely Germany’s “bling bishop” on Wednesday, for his luxury lifestyle, following calls in Germany for his dismissal. “The Holy See deems it appropriate to authorize a period of leave from the diocese for Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst,” the Vatican said in a statement. “The Holy Father has been continuously and objectively informed of the […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Global
Originally published at Chabad.org. Chabad Lubavitch emissaries will begin arriving in New York next week from all parts of the world for the Kinus Hashluchim—the annual get-together of emissaries, their parents, friends and supporters, and a record number are expected to attend this year. Organizers have spent more than six months planning for the Chabad […]
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Failure is an orphan in the Shas-Lieberman campaign aftermath – and winners in Israel don't get the "gracious" thing.
Posted on: October 24th, 2013News & Views → Media
As an individual, I would never dream of expressing this kind of judgment about the religious choices of a fellow human being, much less a Jewish person.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Israel
More than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts were on display Wednesday night in an historical “Book of Books” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. Among the manuscripts are the original fragments from the Septuagint, the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare texts from the Cairo Geniza […]
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
In an election that failed to alter the top of the municipal map, all the important changes took place in small places.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Islamists
American Shia Muslims were attacked in Saudi Arabia during the hajj. Their crime? They are Shia instead of Sunni Muslims. Plus, they are Americans.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global
The warped “Jewish and democratic” equation is about to be bent out of shape again with Yesh Atid bills to allow homosexual “unions” and public bus transportation on the Sabbath.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not meet with Pope Francis during a visit to Rome, as the Israeli leader’s office had announced. The Vatican reportedly never was asked to schedule a meeting for this week, and due to complex and conservative Vatican protocol cannot schedule a visit with one week’s notice, which would be insulting. […]
Posted on: October 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
The hook that finally got me to Ukraine was a conference about antisemitism. Yes, it is ironic, and maybe bold: a conference about antisemitism in Ukraine.
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Long-running hostility and violence towards Egyptian Copts by Muslims continued when gun-wielding motorcyclists attacked a church wedding party on Sunday in northern Cairo
Posted on: October 20th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
Nearly one-third of Syria’s native Christians have fled their homes during the Syrian civil war, according to Syrian Christian leader Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III Laham. He said that more than 450,000 Christians out of an estimated 1.75 million have been displaced or have left the country since the Syrian civil war began in […]
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