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‘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.

Norwegian Daily Published Blood Libel Caricature of Circumcision

The Middle Ages have returned to Europe, or maybe they never left. Jews dipping matzos in blood is old hat. Now a Norwegian newspaper depicts circumcision as a violent and bloody religious custom.
Moses on Sinai [detail] (2010), oil on canvas, 30x30 by Brian Shapiro

Haredi MKs’ Holy Vision: Draft Law behind Israel’s Woes

Remember Hamas missiles on Israeli cities? Remember last year’s bloated deficit? Haredi MKs don’t. Everything was great, they say, until Lapid’s universal draft, which turned Syria against Israel.

World Oldest Torah Identified in Italy from 11-12th Century

Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

Synagogue in Central Israel Defaced

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

New York Synagogues Bury 12 Torah Scrolls, Victims of Sandy

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago....

Weiner Misses Queens Memorial Day Parade to Speak at Church

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner passed up the annual Memorial Day parade in his former Queens district on Sunday in order to...

Texas Official Cites Jewish Chaplain’s WW II Dedication

A Texas state official spoke at a Memorial Day service and quoted a Jewish chaplain’s dedication of a temporary cemetery on Iwo Jima in...
Haredi men cast their votes for the 19th Knesset in Bnei Brak, January 22 2013.

Lapid Threat: On Haredi Draft It’s ‘Equal Burden’ or New Elections

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

Senegalese Tribe Sounds Jewish, Acts Jewish but Says It’s Muslim

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
An African tribe, ‘Sons of Israel,” says it is descended from Jews and is "chosen.” Their language resembles Hebrew. They use the Star of David. But they are practicing Muslims.
David Arenberg lost many things during his nearly 12 years in prison, but he found a connection to Judaism.

A Jew Grows in Prison

16 Sivan 5773 – May 25, 2013
There is no doubt that the David Arenberg who will emerge from prison in approximately five months is a different, a better and a more spiritual human being than the one who went in more than 12 years ago. But the losses and the pain have been profound.

Rep. John Conyers Apologizes for Louis Farrakhan’s Antisemitic Remarks

15 Sivan 5773 – May 24, 2013
He actually uttered those words: "I sincerely offer my apologies."
Minister Yaakov Perry, (Yesh Atid, on the left), with Minister Limor Livnat, (Likud, second from left) visit Haredi soldiers serving in the Israeli Air Force, April 23, 2013.

Perry Committee Haredi Recruitment Plan: Sanctions on Draft Dodgers

15 Sivan 5773 – May 23, 2013
The recommendations determine new rules for sharing the security burden equally.
The Gospel according to the Palestinian Authority

PA Resurrects ‘Palestinian Authority Descending from Jesus’ Gospel

11 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
How far the PA will go to present the lie as the truth and the truth as a lie? Its claim that Jesus was a Palestinian is old hat. But now the “resurrection” also refers to “the Palestinian state.”

Vicious Graffiti Sprayed on Home of Women of the Wall Official

Vandals spray painted the Jerusalem home of a long-time board member of the Women of the Wall (WOW) with vicious graffiti, the first time...
Image taken from plaintiffs' website, which says the calf pictured sustained a broken leg but the Tnuva employee continued to shock it to get it to move.

Israeli Company Sued over Cruelty to Kosher Slaughtered Animals

A group of consumers headed by a Haredi woman is looking to sue Tnuva for consumer anguish.

‘Death to Jews’ Tattoo Bars Hungarian Martial Arts Fighter

A Hungarian martial arts fighter was disinvited from an event in Prague because of his Nazi tattoos, including one reading “death to the Jews.” Some...

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