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Posted on: March 13th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The Vatican Cardinals have chosen a new pope. The winner is the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (76). Bergoglio has chosen the name Francis. Jewish Press News Briefs
Posted on: March 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The Russian Jewish Congress has partnered with one of the country’s leading Internet companies to deliver free matzah to Muscovite Jews. The only cost to recipients will be the price of the delivery. The collaboration with the online marketing giant Vigoda.ru will allow the Jewish organization to send two million emails on Thursday in the […]
Posted on: March 13th, 2013News & Views → Israel
President Barack Obama may have to cut short his trip to Israel next week if it coincides with the installation of a new pope, especially if he will be an American. With 75 Catholic Americans and archbishops from Boston and New York who are nominees to replace Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinals failed for the second […]
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Archaeology
At about the same time the Jewish people were slaves in Egypt, a young donkey was sacrificed in what is now Israel and was placed under a house. In a rare discovery, Archaeologists found the skeleton.
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Star K says quinoa is kosher for Passover. The OU says it is not, and once again the principle of keeping a mitzvah is getting lost in the argument over who is in charge.
Posted on: March 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.
Posted on: March 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Cohn's effort highlights an increasing tendency, in an effort to achieve "fairness" towards accused terrorists, of marching along a road littered with the civil rights of others.
Posted on: March 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
President Barack Obama will have to eat kosher for Passover meals, without bread, during his stay the King David Hotel next week, Haaretz reported. “We’re used to hosting heads of state and also American presidents, but this situation is very special for us because it’s so close to Pesach [Passover]. For us it will be […]
Posted on: March 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
Things have been rather quiet of late during the prayers.
Posted on: March 10th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
An elementary list of reminders regarding the Holiday of Freedom.
Posted on: March 6th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A French public school has stopped offering alternatives to pork in its cafeteria for its Jewish and Muslim pupils, and official said their solution is to be vegetarians. The alternative meats were removed last week to lower the overhead of running the cafeteria of the elementary school of Arveyres, a small town near Bordeaux in […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Hatched fears of a chicken shortage for Passover because of a one-day shutdown at Empire Kosher’s poultry plant are not even worth chickenfeed, according to an industry source. Empire shut down its large Mifflintown, Pa. plant on Monday a week ago, either because the chickens were underweight or had leg problems that made them non-kosher, […]
Posted on: March 4th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
A swarm of several thousands locusts that descended on Egypt began to cross into southern Israel Monday night, but agricultural officials said that pesticides will limit the damage. A small swarm of the destructive cousin to the grasshopper was discovered on the Israeli side of the border with Egypt for the first time in eight […]
Posted on: March 4th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The anti-circumcision crowd is about to suffer a setback with a “revolutionary” new policy by Canadian pediatricians, who will suggest, “Let the parents decide.”
Posted on: March 4th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Jerusalem police sources said that MK Feiglin asked to enter one of the mosques that are closed to Jewish visitors.
Posted on: March 1st, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim & Hassidim
The money was contingent on hanging a sign revealing who were the givers.
Posted on: February 27th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Manchester’s King David High School and Islamic High School for Girls entered into a twinning relationship and will hold exchange trips and lessons. The Islamic-Jewish schools twinning project, which took more than two years to launch, is the first program of its kind in Manchester, though there are similar initiatives in London, the BBC reported. […]
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Pennsylvania prisoners say they are Jewish simply because they want kosher food, which inflates the prison budget. Passover solve the problem when the inmates discover they can’t eat “kitniyot.”
Posted on: February 26th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian dignitaries joined Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar for a special tour of the Russian Jewish Museum of Tolerance, considered the largest Jewish museum in the world. Federation of Jewish Communities president Alexander Boroda also was present to escort Putin at the museum exhibits in the 90,000-square-foot former bus […]
Posted on: February 25th, 2013News & Views → Israel
A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests on Monday, the day after most of Israel and the rest of the Jewish world celebrated Purim. Approximately 80 women turned out, some donning prayer shawls, others dressed as police and Haredi Orthodox worshipers, on Monday morning in […]
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