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Deputy Minister Calls Haredim ‘Parasites’ on Radio

If Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid has any hopes of gaining one or even two Haredim as his fans, his deputy Finance Minister blew it “on air” when he called Haredim “parasites” on a Haredi radio program.

Israeli Rabbinate Backs Berlin Rabbi for Oral Suction at Brit

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has sent a letter of support to Berlin Chabad Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, who was charged by an anti-circumcision activist...

Can Kosher Sausages Be Kosher If They Are ‘Pork-Flavored?

It looks like it’s kosher, and the certification says it’s kosher, but it smells and tastes “treif.” Kosher foods that taste like non-kosher food are widely accepted in the US, but not in Manchester, England.

Police Appeal WOW Decision, Calling Women’s Prayer a Disturbance

Judge Larry-Bavly's decision was in open defiance of the high court's ruling.

Shas Balking on Support for Bennett’s Candidate for Chief Rabbi

"Rav Ovadia is willing to lose both chief rabbis" and not collaborate with those who "stuck a knife in our back."

Netanyahu Approves Egalitarian Section at Western Wall

The women win a battle, but the question is, “Do they want a war they might lose?” Netanyahu approves Sharansky’s plan for women to pray like men in an “egalitarian” section at the Western Wall.

With Haredim Out of Govt. Summer Clock Will Be Stretched

Traditionally, a religious Interior minister decided in favor of the religious, but now things have changed.

Samsung Korea VP Visits Yeshiva to Help Koreans Learn Talmud

South Koreans love the Talmud, a mandatory school course. A Korean language version is popular, and a Samsung official visited an Israeli yeshiva to grasp “the growing grounds” of the Jewish genius.

New Chief Rabbi Appointment Pitting Bennett Against Lapid

Yesh Atid opposes both the Jewish Home candidate and the tricky legislation his appointment would require.

‘Righteous Muslim’ Exhibition Planned for those Who Saved Jews

The London Board of Deputies of British Jews is launching a new Righteous Muslim Exhibition with 70 photographs and stories of Muslims who sheltered...

Winnipeg Rabbis Split on Bill Favoring Gay-Straight Clubs

Two leading Orthodox rabbis in Winnipeg are split over part of a bill, proposed last December, which would require any school that receives provincial...

MK to Visit Temple Mount to Find Out Why Jews Barred from Praying

Likud Knesset Member Miri Regev announced Wednesday she will visit the Temple Mount to try to understand the problem with Jews praying at the...

Peres: Torah Does Not Ban Women Wearing Tallis at Western Wall

President Peres showed off his lack of knowledge of Jewish law and told the NY UJA, “The Torah does not ban women from wearing a tallis.”

New Head of Egypt’s Jews Rejects Israel’s Synagogue Renovation Help

"A mother of two university graduate daughters, Magda Haroun is fluent in Arabic, French, English and moderate Italian."

Museum Seeks Jews’ Memories of Baseball

Do you remember where you were when Sandy Koufax said he would not play on Yom Kippur. The National Museum of American Jewish History is looking for you.

On the Scene, Boston Rabbi Offering ‘Some Sense of Serenity’

“You can imagine the pandemonium. Everyone was running, and glass was flying around."

Satmar Sets up ‘Draft Refugee’ Panel to Send Yeshiva Youth to US

This really is Independence Day! Satmar sets up an emergency panel to hustle IDF Draft Refugees’ out of Israel lest they be contaminated by serving the country. Let them be America’s problem.

British Jewish Crime Boss Sues Prison for Kosher Meals

An orthodox British Jew serving time in jail for trying to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine is suing prison officials for discrimination...

‘Plastic Bag’ Airplane Passenger a Kohen Staying Pure?

Look up in the sky? Is It a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Plastic Man – the Orthodox Jew who wrapped himself in plastic on an airplane, apparently because he is a very scrupulous Kohen.

WOW Claiming Groundbreaking Court Ruling

Judge Sharon Larry Bavly stated that there was no cause for arresting the women.

Four Women of the Wall and Haredi Man and Woman Detained

Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin attended the ceremony.

Gordon, Schulman Appointed to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

Illinois Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon and public relations executive Maureen Schulman are the newest members of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Council, appointed on...

A Rare Second Temple Period Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists love highway contractors. Excavation for new roads frequently digs up history, and this time they struck it rich, finding a rare mikveh from the late Second Temple Period.

WOW to Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar as Usual

They will be joined by MKs Tamara Zandberg and Michal Rozin.

Sharansky to Suggest Women’s Kotel Prayers Away from Main Plaza

Sharansky says the Western Wall is long enough for women to have their own minyan and Torah reading. The Women of the Wall leader accepts the compromise. Will the Rabbinate big enough to agree?

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