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Judges Hear Appeal of NY Rule on Circumcision with Oral Suction

1 Tevet 5774 – December 3, 2013
A federal court began hearing arguments on Tuesday by orthodox Jews appealing a  New York City rule that requires parents to agree to the...

Israeli Police Destroy E1 Menorah to Appease Palestinians

Despite repeated promises by virtually every Israeli government in the last decade or two, E1 remains largely vacant.

Pope Will Enjoy Netanyahu’s Gift If He Has Guilty Conscience

30 Kislev 5774 – December 2, 2013
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu presented  Pope Francis Monday with a copy of the book “The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain,” a...

British Rabbis Scold Orthodox Shul for Letting Women Hold Torah

The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.

Netanyahu Lights Hanukkah Candles in Rome’s Main Synagogue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Rome’s main synagogue Sunday night and lit Hanukkah candles with his Italian counterpart Enrico Letta before he arrived...

Jewish-Muslim Altercation Leads to Temple Mount Shutdown

29 Kislev 5774 – December 1, 2013
Israeli police prevent Jews from entering the site of the very Temple the Maccabees purified and re-opened more than 2,000 years ago.

Shiite Convert’s Attack on Nuclear Deal Spells Out America’s Future

To read Weiler, which I recommend, is to realize he actually believes it's Iran that's been duped here.

Geneva Lawmaker Wants to Ban Hanukkah

28 Kislev 5774 – November 30, 2013
He urged the mayor’s office to cancel a public candle-lighting event on Mollard Square scheduled for Dec. 3.

Book of Psalms Printed in US in 1640 Sold for $14.2 Million

25 Kislev 5774 – November 27, 2013
The Puritans in the American colonies were God-fearing settlers who published the Bay Book of Psalms, whose remaining copies are worth millions even though the Puritans were not so religious on typos.

Israeli Mom to Ask High Court to Block Rabbis’ Circumcision Order

24 Kislev 5774 – November 26, 2013
Israel’s Supreme Court soon may have to decide if it wants to set off fireworks and take on a case that involves the authority of a rabbinical court to order a circumcision.

US ‘Holiday Stamps’ Include Menorah Made by Vermont Blacksmith

23 Kislev 5774 – November 25, 2013
Hanukkah seems to be politically correct this year. So is the African American holiday Kwanzaa, both of which were honored with new US postage stamps. The Christians struck out this year – and are angry.

Norway Official Wants to ‘Educate’ Jews against Circumcision

There is nothing worse for Jews than a good looking and do-good non-Jewish woman doctor who sees the world through her stethoscope and thinks Jews are ignorant of health because they circumcise babies.

How Little Must One Know to Be Fired from a Reform Temple?

She became a rabbinic associate in 2008 at the temple, then agreed to enroll in a distance learning-program, but didn't.

Will ‘Knockout the Jew’ be Labeled Hate Crime in New York? (VIDEO)

Some law enforcement officials fear labeling "Knockout" a hate crime as it may inspire more copycat attacks, while several public officials have pushed for wider discussion of the trend and increased penalties.

Harvard Students Apologize for Blog on Jews and Jesus Killing

22 Kislev 5774 – November 24, 2013
The student-run Harvard Ichthus Christian blog website apologized for an anonymous post by a Jewish convert to Christianity who wrote that Jews deserve to...

Archaeologists Find Largest, Oldest Near East Wine Cellar in Israel

The Land of Milk and Honey also is the Land of Wine, not only today with wines that have won world prizes but also 3,700 years ago, according to a new discovery by a US-led archaeological team.

Montreal Jewish Hospital Won’t Comply with a Ban on Religious Symbols

Montreal's Jewish General Hospital is squarely opposed to a new "Secularism Charter" introduced into the Quebec legislature this month.

Air Force Academy Won’t Discipline Trainer who Pledged to Proselytize

19 Kislev 5774 – November 22, 2013
An email from an athletic trainer at the U.S. Air Force Academy pledging to “talk about Jesus Christ” at work does not reflect Air...

Steinberg’s Gay-Straight Agenda Taking JOFA to Unexpected Places

There is no such thing as a homosexual person, man or woman, in halacha. There are only homosexual acts.

New Kosher Certification to Focus on Food Safety

19 Kislev 5774 – November 21, 2013
A Canadian rabbi has created a new kind of Kosher certification named “Kosher Check” that not only makes sure foods are kosher under Jewish...

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