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Partnership Minyans Growing Despite Condemnations

4 Adar II 5774 – March 6, 2014
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.

United Hatzalah Treats Groom Injured Breaking the Glass

3 Adar II 5774 – March 5, 2014
Guests at a wedding in Petach Tikvah last night were shocked as the groom did the unthinkable. Towards the end of the wedding ceremony,...

US Jewish-Muslim Delegation Press Denmark on Slaughter Ban

30 Adar I 5774 – March 1, 2014
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...

And then the Christie Juvenile Conspiracy Went Slightly Antisemitic

28 Adar I 5774 – February 28, 2014
Those pranksters jokingly discussed engineering traffic problems at the home of a rabbi.

Yeshiva U Threatens to Deny Ordination Over ‘Partnership Minyan’

28 Adar I 5774 – February 27, 2014
Increased knowledge of women of Jewish laws and the Torah has created thorny issues for the Orthodox community.

At Last, State-of-the-Art Rabbis Made in Germany

I just don't like the idea of Jews flocking back to the death place. Call me a hopeless sentimental.

Newsweek/Daily Beast Ending ‘Top 50 Rabbis’ List

27 Adar I 5774 – February 26, 2014
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,...

Interfaith Group Sending $1 Million for Jews In Ukraine

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...

Ancient Mikveh Discovered In Spain

26 Adar I 5774 – February 25, 2014
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...

Court to Rule If Jerusalem’s ’Cinema City’ Can Violate the Sabbath

If there is such a thing as religious coercion, there also is secular coercion.

American Town Hall Meeting Comes to Israel.

25 Adar I 5774 – February 24, 2014
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...

With Olive Oil, Olim Spread the Light of Torah

Shemen LaMeor will create jobs and reinvigorate the region’s agriculture while preserving its unique character.

Amb. Power Puts Huge Foot in Mouth with ‘Cycle of Violence’ Comment

Chicollini here may look like an idiot and sound like an idiot, but don't let that fool you, he really is an idiot.

Bipartisan Letter to Obama Urging Action on Erdogan

21 Adar I 5774 – February 21, 2014
More than 80 dignitaries from across the political spectrum are concerned about the future U.S. relations with Turkey.

Haredi MK Porush: Netanyahu Is a Dishrag, We’ll Avenge the Draft Law

Porush insists Netanyahu had declared that while he's in charge there won't be criminal sanctions.

Presbyterians Do Repentance and Drink SodaStream

21 Adar I 5774 – February 20, 2014
It stands to reason that’s since BDS is based on the Big Lie, the impression that the “church” supports also is a lie.

Muslims Demand Equal Terms after Spanish Law for Jewish Return

Several Muslim families currently residing in North Africa are candidates for receiving Spanish citizenship.

Open Hillel at Vassar Because ‘Israel Haters Are People Too’

Vassar's Jewish Union couldn't bear to bar Israel-haters from its "open and welcoming space!"

Argentine Jewish Delegation to Follow Pope’s to Middle East

18 Adar I 5774 – February 18, 2014
Jewish religious leaders are part of an Argentine delegation following the path that Pope Francis will take on his scheduled May visit to the...

Conversion Reform Bill Advances in Knesset

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...

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