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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...

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...

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?

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?

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.

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.

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

Both of his parents were born to Jewish families that perished in Auschwitz.

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.

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.

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