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Vatican Misspells ‘Jesus’ on Papal Medals

6,000 commemorative medallions are being recalled.

FBI Arrests NY Rabbis for Beating Husbands Who Refuse Divorce

Many Jewish women suffer as “agunahs,” unable to re-marry because their husbands refuse them divorces. Four Jews, two of them rabbis, allegedly took the law into their hands and beat husbands until they agreed.

Council of Europe Says Ritual Circumcision Won’t Be Banned

Sometimes anti-Semitism is its own best antidote because it makes its sewage makers look as ignorant as they are. After a Council of Europe body said circumcision violates human rights, its leader rejected the idea.

Yishai’s Men Accuse Deri of Overtaking Shas ‘with Force and Cynicism’

Ever the crafty politician, Yishai's people said, Deri had no trouble utilizing his great mentor's passing to promote his own standing.

Rav Ovadia’s Son to Netanyahu: You Hurt Dad’s Feelings

The prime minister was embarrassed during a shiva visit to the mourning children of the great man.

Turkey Lifts 90-Year-Old Ban on Muslim Veil at University and Work

A new law Turkish law breaks a 90-year-old ban on Muslims wearing the veil at university or at government work offices and reflects the...

18th Century Jewish Manuscript Found in Garage

The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

Peres Asking Europeans to Reconsider Anti-Circumcision Resolution

Israeli President Shimon Peres called on the Council of Europe to reconsider a resolution condemning male ritual circumcision. In a letter issued Sunday to Thorbjorn...

Jewish Home Leaders Attacked at R. Ovadia’s Funeral

Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett wrote in his Facebook page that Rav Ovadia was one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our nation.

Peres’ Eulogy: Rav Ovadia Was ‘My Teacher, My Rabbi, My Friend’

No matter how secular Israeli Jews may appear, the glow of Torah burns somewhere inside almost everyone. Peres was not pretending when he called Rav Ovadia his “teacher.” His tears were real.

51 Dead in as Egyptians Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Yom Kippur War

The sound of heavy gunfire was reported, as well as army jets and F-16 fighters hovering in formations over several cities.

Egypt Turns Back Palestinian Pilgrims, Mulls Gaza Military Action

Egyptian authorities turned back more than 100 Palestinians on their way to Mecca as part of their Hajj pilgrimage, citing security reasons. Reports say that...

Messianic ‘Blood Moon’ Rising on Passover Seder Night

The prophecy in Joel, like most prophecies, is surreal, beautiful, and open to many interpretations.

200 WOW Drowned Out by 10,000 Seminary Girls

No one was really hurt, and that's what really counts. Eat your heart out, Pew Institute, down here we're all Orthodox Jews…

Who Stays on the Bus? The ‘Good Bye, Jon Stewart’ Debate

Do you know how many thumbs down Ezra the Scribe received when he announced, back in the 500s BCE?

Sefer Torah Represents a First for Canadian City

The Torah they got “is a piece of art. It is one of the most beautiful Torahs anyone's ever seen…”

An IMAX Film of the Jerusalem You Never Have Seen Before (Video)

Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah Scroll

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from the Torah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the government for lack of proper storage.

European Council Passes Anti-Ritual Circumcision Resolution

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the...

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII Praised for Denouncing Antisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican’s announcement of the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, citing their groundbreaking work in...

Tens of Thousands Pray for Rav Ovadia at the Kotel

If you wish to mention him in your prayers, his name is Harav Chaim Ovadia Yosef ben Gorgia.

NCSY Student Leader and Her Mother Struck by Car Erev Yom Kippur, Mother Killed

16 year-old NCSY board member, Orly Ohayon, is in critical condition and her mother was killed when a car struck them on their way to shul erev Yom Kippur.

Gambling Chicago Reform Rabbi Loses Pulpit

His explanation came in the form of a good bye letter saying it was "time to retire."

Yom Kippur Inspires Determination in Wake of Colorado Floods

Some 300 people came specifically because of the floods.

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