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6 Months Community Service to Rabbi Motti Elon for Sex Abuse

15 Tevet 5774 – December 18, 2013
The judge said Elon's behavior was "illegitimate" – even according to his own stated standards.

2 Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Warring over Flipping Fuse on Stormy Shabbat

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.

Damaged Torahs Found in Iraq Buried in New York

14 Tevet 5774 – December 17, 2013
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...

Should Israel Help Save America’s Jewish Community?

Israel has invested more than $125 million trying to bring young Jews to visit, with meager results.

Haredi Sect Blames Zionists, Persecution, for Seized Children

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.

Rally over Abducted Nuns Reveals Expectations of Turkish Intervention

13 Tevet 5774 – December 15, 2013
The head of the Greek Orthodox Levant Party Rodrigue Khoury announced on Sunday “the beginning of an organized campaign” against Turkey."

Will Jewish Shmootz Peddlers Clear Aquitted Rabbi Krispin

"Failed" and "Survivors" have been vending shmootz to their readers, both Jewish and gentile.

1500-Year-Old Syriac Bible Finds a Home in Turkey

12 Tevet 5774 – December 14, 2013
The manuscript, dated 463-4 by its scribe, a bishop named John, includes excerpts from the Bible and the New Testament.

No Eiruv in Jerusalem this Shabbat

10 Tevet 5774 – December 13, 2013
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...

Saying Mazal Tov in Sign Language

9 Tevet 5774 – December 11, 2013
All the boys were called up together, and recited – for the very first time – the blessing for being called to the Torah, with their interpreter.

Pope Francis Prays for Safety of Mideast Christians

During a Mass with Egypt’s Catholic leader, Pope Francis prayed for the safety and religious liberty of Middle East Christians. “Let real guarantees of religious...

Storm over ‘Haredim Are Cancer’ Comment

A news report on court proceedings in Beit Shemesh vote fraud, and a show on the Haredi housing crisis exposes deep resentments by seculars of Haredim.

AG: Police Found Well Organized, Criminal Vote Scam in Beit Shemesh

7 Tevet 5774 – December 10, 2013
Jerusalem District Court to discuss appeals of election results today.

WOW Blame Jewish Press, Bloggers, for Graffiti

5 Tevet 5774 – December 8, 2013
None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.

Orthodox & Reform Rabbis Condemn Arab Violence against Settlers

3 Tevet 5774 – December 6, 2013
Rabbi Lopatin said, “May Hashem give you all strength to continue this age old, noble struggle which God promises us will end in victory.”

Second Generation Israeli-Americans Twice as Likely to Intermarry

The intermarriage rate doubles for second generation Israeli-Americans, according to a recent survey.

Mohel Urges New Dads to Help Make the Cut at Circumcision

3 Tevet 5774 – December 5, 2013
The kindest cut of all might be the one that new father makes at his son’s circumcision.

Argentinian Rabbi Sworn into National Parliament on Tanach

Rabbi Sergio Bergman, wearing a colorful yarmulke, was sworn in to Argentina’s National Parliament Wednesday on a Tanach when he swore the oath of...

Former Followers of ‘Kabbalah Centre’ Sue for Fraud

Orthodox rabbis for years have denounced the “Kabbalah Centre” as being a fraud of mysticism, Madonna and Britney Spears notwithstanding. Now former followers have sued for financial fraud.

Live Right Now: Yishai & Malkah Chanukah Radio Special from Jerusalem

1 Tevet 5774 – December 3, 2013
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