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Rabbi Riskin Permits Women to Read Ruth for Men in Orthodox Shul

6 Sivan 5773 – May 14, 2013
It appears that Rabbi Riskin's congregation is not easily offended.

Jewish Groups Join Call for Ban on Religious Profiling

Two Jewish organizations have joined the Interfaith Alliance in calling on the U.S. Senate to include a ban on religious profiling in its immigration...

Plague of Locusts Returns to Israel for Shavuot

Fundamentalists were working overtime before Passover to describe how just as in Biblical times, the Jews were spared from the plague. Now the locusts are working overtime, just in time for Shavuot.

Vienna Hosts First European Jewish Choral Festival

5 Sivan 5773 – May 13, 2013
The Vienna Jewish Choir last weekend hosted the first European Jewish Choral Festival with a comprehensive repertoire of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino songs, the...
Nili Block wins gold medal in Thailand’s word championship kick-boxing competition.

Two Religious Girls Box-Kick Their Way to World Champions (video)

The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.

Hillary and Bill Clinton Give Weiner the Cold Shoulder

Anthony Weiner can forget about any support from Hillary and Bill Clinton if he decides to run for mayor of New York City, the...

Church of Scotland Thinks Twice, Grants Israel the Right to Exist

4 Sivan 5773 – May 12, 2013
The Church of Scotland has called last week’s publication of a Church and Society Council report that denies Israel’s right to exist a “misunderstanding”...

Disco Opening at Former Jewish Learning Center Stirs Controversy

The opening of a music club and disco in a 19th century Jewish learning center in Krakow is sparking controversy. The club, called Mezcal, which...

Highway Construction Uncovers Spectacular 1500-Year-old Mosaic

The most unexpected benefits from extending Israel’s north-south superhighway has been a wealth of archaeological discoveries, the latest being a spectacular mosaic from the 4th-6th centuries.
Reform Rabbi Fred Schwalb blessing dogs.

US Jewish Rage: Bark Mitzvahs (Video)

Inspired by the Christian ceremony of the Blessing of the Animals, Reform Rabbi Fred Schwalb says the event is a simple way to honor dogs, cats and other pets.
These seven men were executed in Saudi Arabia in March, 2013, for a robbery they committed before turning 18.

Report: Muslim Countries ‘Worst Violators of Religious Freedom’

1 Sivan 5773 – May 10, 2013
But not to worry – the State Department has issued indefinite waivers on taking any action against Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia.

Haredi Men Throw Garbage on WOW, Orthodox Women Keep the Peace

UTJ and WOW argue over the halacha of women's prayer on the radio -- can Mashiach be too far?

Livni Pushes for Law Banning Segregation of Women

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. "Discrimination against women...
Thousands of seminary students have been encourage to "join" the Women of the Wall in their Rosh Chodesh prayers.

Thousands of Orthodox Women to Mix with WOW at the Kotel

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 9, 2013
Yes, they've won a battle, a long one at that—but the war is far from over.
Robert Bernstein, Founding Chair Emeritus of Human Rights Watch, tells 2013 HUC graduates that human rights activists need to focus on the lack of speech freedom in the Arab World.

HRW Founder: Human Rights Must Focus on Arab Regimes’ Hate Speech

Human Rights Watch founder Robert Bernstein said that today's human rights advocates ignore the repression of basic freedoms across the Middle East and mistakenly call "free speech" and "advocacy' what is really state-sponsored hate speech.

Jordan Moves to Scrap Peace Treaty over Arrest of Jerusalem Mufti

World War III may have been close and may have been prevented on the Temple Mount, where the Jerusalem Mufti was arrested and then released for throwing chairs at Jews on Jerusalem Unification Day.

British Legal Aide Pays $3,900 for ‘I Can’t Stand Jews’ Remark

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 8, 2013
The Jewish prohibition of “loshon hara,” speaking negatively about people, was learned quickly by a non-Jewish British legal assistant, who paid $3,900 for saying, “I can’t stand Jews.”

Yogurtland Launches Kosher Store

Yogurtland, a leading frozen yogurt chain, is following the lead of Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins and The Coffee Bean and has launched its first...
Alex Linder, owner/operator of Vanguard News Network, one of many racist, anti-Semitic online sites.

Anti-Semitism on the Internet: Jewish State as Uber Nazi (VIDEO)

Internet freedom is a perfect petrie dish for growing new strains of anti-Semitism, including anti-Zionism. A new film, "The New Anti-Semitism," exposes this dark side of freedom.

Biden Wants Rabbis, Pastors and Nuns to Back ‘Moral’ Gun Control

27 Iyyar 5773 – May 7, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden met with Jewish, Muslim Christians, Sikh and other religious leaders Monday to encourage them to back gun control as matter...

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