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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.

French School to Muslims and Jews: Let Them Eat Pork!

A French public school has stopped offering alternatives to pork in its cafeteria for its Jewish and Muslim pupils, and official said their solution...

Chicken Shortage Rumor a Bad Egg

Hatched fears of a chicken shortage for Passover because of a one-day shutdown at Empire Kosher’s poultry plant are not even worth chickenfeed, according...

Eighth Plague – Locusts – Invade Israel

A swarm of several thousands locusts that descended on Egypt began to cross into southern Israel Monday night, but agricultural officials said that pesticides...

Canadian Doctors to Drop Anti-Circumcision Stance

The anti-circumcision crowd is about to suffer a setback with a “revolutionary” new policy by Canadian pediatricians, who will suggest, “Let the parents decide.”

The Temple Mount Closed Down following Feiglin’s Visit

Jerusalem police sources said that MK Feiglin asked to enter one of the mosques that are closed to Jewish visitors.

IFCJ Denying Report on Netanya Charity Rejecting Donation

The money was contingent on hanging a sign revealing who were the givers.

Jewish and Islamic High Schools in England ‘Twin’ with Each Other

Manchester’s King David High School and Islamic High School for Girls entered into a twinning relationship and will hold exchange trips and lessons. The Islamic-Jewish...

Gentile Prisoners Suddenly Become Jewish for Kosher Food

Pennsylvania prisoners say they are Jewish simply because they want kosher food, which inflates the prison budget. Passover solve the problem when the inmates discover they can’t eat “kitniyot.”

Putin Visits Russian Jewish Museum

Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian dignitaries joined Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar for a special tour of the Russian Jewish Museum of...

Police Let Women Read Megillah at Kotel on Shushan Purim

A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests on Monday, the day after most of...

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