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B’nei Akiva Conference Shuns Members Participation in Reality TV

"The movement calls on its members to not participate in reality shows that do not befit the movement's spirit."

Turkish Deputy PM Delivers Passover Message to ‘All Jews’

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç delivered a Passover message Thursday to Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, the head of the local Jewish community. “It is our basic...

Kosher for Passover Cigarettes for the Jew Who Has ‘Everything’

Pst! Heard the latest “humras” for Passover. A group of Haredi rabbis put their seal of approval for Kosher for Passover cigarettes. Israeli’s chief rabbis respond: Poison is not kosher at any time.

A 21st Century Exodus: Dina’s Journey from Egypt to Jerusalem

Passover interview: Rolin Abdallah grew up in an Arab country with no knowledge of her Jewish heritage. Today, she is IDF soldier Dina Ovadia. Here is a Cinderella and Haggadah story rolled into one.

Half Belgian Muslim Teens Have Anti-Semitic Views, Says Study

A major survey among Belgian teenagers indicated anti-Semitism was seven times more prevalent among Muslim youths than in non-Muslim teenagers. Conducted in recent months by...

Obama to Impersonate Pharaoh at White House Seder

Obama’s aides have not explained to the president that Jews masquerade on Purim and not on Passover. Once again, Obama hosts a White House Seder. He plays Pharaoh, who never let the people go.

Israelis Warned ‘Don’t Go Back to Egypt for Passover’

Every year, a few thousand Israelis think there is nothing better to do on Passover but to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt by going back there, apparently thinking that terror is better then slavery.

Spider-Man Makes Exodus from Williamsburg for Passover

Williamsburg, New York Haredim have finally convinced Columbia Pictures to halt filming of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in order not to cause parking problems...

Kippa Man Settles Lawsuits over Spider-Man and Batman

A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippas bearing the images of Superman and...

European MDs Accuse US Pro-Circumcision Doctors of Bias

European MDs keep up their fight against circumcision. Despite universal acknowledgement it helps prevents disease, they charge that US pediatricians in favor of circumcision are “culturally biased.”

Human Rights Lawyer Challenging AAP Pro-Circumcision Stance

"The AAP’s circumcision recommendations contradict its own bioethics policy statement, which requires pediatric care to be based only on the needs of the patient."

Dept. of Education Outreach Plan May Include Orthodox Groups

The U.S. Department of Education outlined new efforts to bring non-profit schools into federally funded programs, an initiative that had been sought by Orthodox...

Court Upholds Citi Field’s Ban on Sale of Kosher Food on Shabbat

A federal appeals court told a kosher hot dog vendor in New York that its agreement with Citi Field precludes it from selling kosher...

Chief Rabbis Praise Vatican for ‘Banning Terror in God’s Name’

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel on Thursday reacted to the election of Pope Francis I by highlighting his predecessors' “rich and fruitful dialogue …with...

Jewish Leaders Praise New Pope

The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina attended Rosh HaShanah services five years ago and was outspoken in the attack against the Jewish Community Center by agents of Iran in 1994.

White Smoke, New Pope

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...

Russian Jewish Group Offers Free Matzah

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...

Installation of New Pope May Cut Short Obama’s Visit to 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,...

Rare Discovery of 3,500-Year-Old Donkey in Israel

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.

Quinoa for Passover: Kashrut Debate or Power Struggle?

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.

Female MKs Prayed with Women of the Wall, No Arrests this Time

Some 30 percent of the women were Israeli Modern Orthodox.

Muslim Terrorist Wannabe’s Jewish Lawyer Seeks to Bar Jews from Jury UPDATE

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.

Obama Must Keep Kosher for Passover at King David Hotel

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...

Women of the Wall Warn of Clashes with Haredim on Tuesday

Things have been rather quiet of late during the prayers.

Passover 5773-2013 Is Around the Corner

An elementary list of reminders regarding the Holiday of Freedom.

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