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As a preventative measure, the police closed part of the upper plaza – above the prayer plazas, to keep the protesters away from the women's section, and all the Women of the Wall were channeled into the plaza through a passageway running below the Mugrhabi bridge.

Women of the Wall Searching for Next ‘Struggle’

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Police prepared for the monthly event, and from a law-and-order perspective it made perfect sense.
Ant-Israel Activist Blaine Coleman with the ad the bus company won't accept.

Ann Arbor TA Bars ‘Boycott Israel’ bus Ads

29 Sivan 5773 – June 7, 2013
In 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the AATA over the bus ad.
Wolfson Medical Center

Baby Dies in Israeli Hospital following Circumcision

The circumcision had actually been performed flawlessly, and apparently baby choked during feeding.

Women of the Wall Go for Broke, Plan to Read from Torah at Kotel

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
Women of the Wall plan their monthly Rosh Chodesh prayers at the Kotel the second day of the month, with a Torah scroll. It’s okay to make up rules as they go along, so long as the Orthodox don’t make the rules.

Daily Compares Jewish Ire on Circumcision Cartoon to Muslim Riots

The Oslo daily that published a blood libel caricature of circumcision now pours salt on Jewish wounds, stating that the angry reaction of Jews is just like the Muslim riots to cartoons mocking Mohammed.

Greek Church’s ‘Eye or an Eye’ Blocks Jerusalem Festival

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem said Tuesday that it will not allow Jerusalem to use church property in the Old City for a...
A suspect was picked up in B'nei B'rak on Wednesday.

Homosexuals Arrested for Murder Originally Pinned on Orthodox

In 1995, “everyone” knew settlers murdered Rabin. The “settler” Yigal Amir was from the Haifa area. Four years ago, gays accused Haredi gay-haters for killing three homosexuals. Now police say, “Not so.”

Fundamentalist Exhibit of Noah’s Ark Awash in Red Ink

What more fitting place for a replica of Noah’s Ark than the Kentucky city of Hebron? But it might take a modern miracle for the Bible thumping project to be completed. God has not granted the money.

Shabbos Holds 100 Proof for Whiskey Lovers

28 Sivan 5773 – June 5, 2013
L’Chaim. Observing the Jewish Sabbath is secondary when it comes to saving a person’s life or performing a circumcision. But what happens a whiskey festival occurs on Shabbat? Hold a Whiskey Jewbilee.

‘Non-Compliant’ NY Yeshiva Students Ejected from Flight

27 Sivan 5773 – June 4, 2013
The senior class of Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn was kicked off a flight Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday...
Women of the Wall at the Kotel on May 10, 2013, the first day of the Hebrew month of Sivan.

Is Someone Framing Women of Wall with Death Threat to Rabbis?

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?
Spiritual leader of the Shas party, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef during evening prayer in his synagogue in Yefe Noff, Jerusalem.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Hospitalized after Collapsing at Home

25 Sivan 5773 – June 2, 2013
Rav Ovadia Yosef has been hospitalized again. He was preparing for evening prayers when he collapsed at his home, possibly having broken a leg. Aryeh Deri is at his side.

Can Google Glasses Help Your Rabbi Decide if the Etrog is Kosher?

Let’s say you are a Chabadnik and want someone to try putting on tefillin. He puts on his Google Glass and the blessing flashes before his eyes. But is it kosher?
All the Democratic candidates oppose school vouchers.

JPress Forum: Metzitzah B’peh, Vouchers, Weiner Charms the Crowd

22 Sivan 5773 – May 31, 2013
There are not many issues the Democratic mayoral hopefuls agree on, especially when they are seated at one table.
A Muslim policeman and Jordanian Waqf official followed the Jewish group closely, urging them to move quickly.

Canadian B’nai Brith Delegation Humiliated on Temple Mount

“You don’t have to send delegations to Hungary to witness raw antisemitism.”

‘Danger of Fire’ from Shabbat Candles Shuts Out Jewish Tourists

22 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
The Welsh U. of Aberystwyth declares that lighting Shabbat candles is a fire hazard, nearly 20 years after Jewish tourists have done so every summer.
Moshe Aoflko at the Kotel

64-Year-Old Polish Jew Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.
Rev. Majed El Shafie

Muslims Who Combat Antisemitism Gather in Jerusalem

"If you are Jewish, they will hate you no matter what."

Staunch Israel Supporter Rep. Bachmann Calls It Quits

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
Michele Bachmann has a lot in common with Sarah Palin – attractive, pro-Israel, a Tea Party darling, candidate for president and a target of media mockery. Soon, like Palin, she will be out of office.

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