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Hint of Antisemitism, Hyper PC, in NJ School Board Vote

26 Sivan 5773 – June 4, 2013
When did the word "Jews" become verboten?

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.

Synagogue in Central Israel Defaced

Similar attacks have occurred at other synagogues in the vicinity.

New York Synagogues Bury 12 Torah Scrolls, Victims of Sandy

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
Approximately 1000 people participated on Sunday in the burial of approximately 12 Torahs scrolls that sustained irreparable damage in Hurricane Sandy seven months ago....

Weiner Misses Queens Memorial Day Parade to Speak at Church

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner passed up the annual Memorial Day parade in his former Queens district on Sunday in order to...

Texas Official Cites Jewish Chaplain’s WW II Dedication

A Texas state official spoke at a Memorial Day service and quoted a Jewish chaplain’s dedication of a temporary cemetery on Iwo Jima in...

Lapid Threat: On Haredi Draft It’s ‘Equal Burden’ or New Elections

Lapid’s sounds like Bibi on the “peace process.” He has no trouble raising a regressive tax that hurts the middle class. But give the Haredim a break from the draft? Not in this government. We’ll see.

Senegalese Tribe Sounds Jewish, Acts Jewish but Says It’s Muslim

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
An African tribe, ‘Sons of Israel,” says it is descended from Jews and is "chosen.” Their language resembles Hebrew. They use the Star of David. But they are practicing Muslims.

A Jew Grows in Prison

16 Sivan 5773 – May 25, 2013
There is no doubt that the David Arenberg who will emerge from prison in approximately five months is a different, a better and a more spiritual human being than the one who went in more than 12 years ago. But the losses and the pain have been profound.

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