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Israel Wants Christians to Fund Non-Jewish ‘Birthright’ Program

4 Tishri 5774 – September 8, 2013
Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau says that he hopes to create a program modeled after Taglit-Birthright Israel trips for young Evangelical Christians, as part...

Rav Ovadia’s Condition Improving

4 Tishri 5774 – September 7, 2013
There has been another improvement in the medical condition of Rav Ovadia Yosef, who is still in the ICU at Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical...

Jordan Calls ‘Women of the Wall’ Prayer Site an ‘Attack on Islam’

29 Elul 5773 – September 3, 2013
The Women of the Wall was so focused on Haredim that the girls forgot to ask Jordan for permission to pray in their own minyan. Now maybe the WoW will wake up to reality and pray on the Temple Mount.

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Appointed as UK’s New Chief Rabbi

27 Elul 5773 – September 1, 2013
On Sunday, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was appointed as the United Kingdom's new chief rabbi. Rabbi Mirvis is the Britain's 11th chief rabbi. Besides being a congregational...

Facebook Neglects ‘Community Standards’ for Anti-Semitic Page

Facebook “does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech.” If so, Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler apparently can now be called harmless humor.

Family Sues after Haredim Call them ‘Shiksas’

Can it be a four-star hotel if you can smell the sewer system from your room?

Concern: Some Iranian Jews Improperly Circumcised (Video)

23 Elul 5773 – August 29, 2013
It turns out that there exists a less invasive method of circumcision, which does not fully remove the foreskin.

Canaanite Ritual Stone Discovered in Northern Israel

22 Elul 5773 – August 28, 2013
Researchers were able to establish that this was later a place of Jewish dwellers.

Tibetan Monks Chant Prayers for Peace in Jerusalem

21 Elul 5773 – August 26, 2013
Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival attracts array of international musicians.

Women of the Wall Protesting Bennett’s High Holidays Plan

20 Elul 5773 – August 25, 2013
"Today this affects Women of the Wall but tomorrow it will affect every Israeli and Jew around the world…."

Leaked Quebec Plan would Ban Kippot on Public Workers

A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including the kippa, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the...

Does Israel Recognize Itself as a Jewish State?

Netanyahu demands that that Mahmoud Abbas recognize Israel as a Jewish state, but if it wants foreign journalists to do so, perhaps it should not call Rosh HaShanah-Yom Kippur-Sukkot “autumn holidays.”

Rav Ovadia Yosef in Too Much Pain to Give Sat. Night Talk

His son, the recently elected Chief Rabbi Yizhak Yosef, took his place teaching the class last night.

Al Qaeda Blames Hezbollah for Tripoli Blasts

19 Elul 5773 – August 24, 2013
"We were just bowing down to pray for the second time and the bomb went off. The air cleared, and I looked around me and saw bodies," an eyewitness told Reuters.

Haredi Leader: Wearing a Shtreimel Is Chilul Hashem

16 Elul 5773 – August 22, 2013
Because of the wide public discussion of the need to stop needless pain to animals, wearing a shtreimel today is a desecration of God's name.

Maryland Jews Battle $1 Million ‘Jewish Christian’ Crusade

15 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
The Jews’ worst enemies are Jews. Tom Cantor says he was born into a Jewish family. He is trying to convince Maryland Jews they can be Jews and Christians. Even worse, he says “I love my people.”

Lapid Tells Haredim ‘Go Work’ as Child Subsidy Cuts Go into Effect

Israel's social security administration objected to these cuts, arguing that they expect them to send some 35 thousand new children below the poverty line.

The Ultimate Revenge for Holocaust Survivor: New Torah Scroll

14 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
Holocaust survivors have at least two ways to take revenge against the Nazis. One is to overcome the past and bring a new family into the world. The other is to donate a Torah. Marge Fettmen did both.

Religious Right and ACLU Protest Judge’s No Messiah Ruling

The name would impose an "undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill," the judge wrote.

Radical, Democratic Changes to Egypt’s Constitution, MBs Out

Muslim Brothers are out for good, but Sharia law stays.

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