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British Jewish Crime Boss Sues Prison for Kosher Meals

5 Iyyar 5773 – April 15, 2013
An orthodox British Jew serving time in jail for trying to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine is suing prison officials for discrimination...

‘Plastic Bag’ Airplane Passenger a Kohen Staying Pure?

2 Iyyar 5773 – April 12, 2013
Look up in the sky? Is It a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Plastic Man – the Orthodox Jew who wrapped himself in plastic on an airplane, apparently because he is a very scrupulous Kohen.
Lesley Sachs, director of "Women of the Wall," being detained by police.

WOW Claiming Groundbreaking Court Ruling

2 Iyyar 5773 – April 11, 2013
Judge Sharon Larry Bavly stated that there was no cause for arresting the women.
Lesley Sachs, director of "Women of the Wall" being told by police to remove her talit.

Four Women of the Wall and Haredi Man and Woman Detained

Meretz MKs Tamar Zandberg and Michal Rozin attended the ceremony.

Gordon, Schulman Appointed to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

1 Iyyar 5773 – April 10, 2013
Illinois Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon and public relations executive Maureen Schulman are the newest members of the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Council, appointed on...
Archaeologist Benyamin Storchan standing at the bottom of the steps in the immersion chamber.

A Rare Second Temple Period Mikveh Discovered in Jerusalem

Israeli archaeologists love highway contractors. Excavation for new roads frequently digs up history, and this time they struck it rich, finding a rare mikveh from the late Second Temple Period.
Lesley Sachs, director of "Women of the Wall," being detained by police.

WOW to Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar as Usual

They will be joined by MKs Tamara Zandberg and Michal Rozin.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky

Sharansky to Suggest Women’s Kotel Prayers Away from Main Plaza

30 Nisan 5773 – April 9, 2013
Sharansky says the Western Wall is long enough for women to have their own minyan and Torah reading. The Women of the Wall leader accepts the compromise. Will the Rabbinate big enough to agree?
Senior research microscopist Joseph G. Barabe.

Archeological Chemists Authenticate Ancient Text with Egyptian Wedding Certificate

Barabe’s team was part of an effort organized by the National Geographic Society to authenticate the Gospel of Judas.

Airline Glatt Kosher Demand Doubles

29 Nisan 5773 – April 8, 2013
The number of travelers requesting kosher meals continues to rise, and requests for glatt kosher meals has more than doubled in the past five...

Rare 1,500-Year-Old Wine Press and Church Model found in Israel

The ancient port of Ashkelon was a key point for trading Israeli wine. Archaeologists have unearthed a huge wine press and rare ceramic church model near the city’s old highway.

US Jewish Women’s Council Wants Israel to Certify Civil Marriages

Do Israeli orthodox rabbis have a “monopoly?” Should Diaspora Jews try to pull Israel’s domestic strings? The National Council of Jewish Women seems to say “yes” to both questions.

NY Daily News ‘Kosher’ Headline is Treif

A New York Daily News headline writer needs a quick course in kosher dietary laws after an overly cute headline tried to get across...

Poland’s Kosher Meat Supply Disappearing after Ban on Slaughter

Poland's Jewish community has about a one month supply of kosher meat left, following a ban on ritual slaughter that went into effect at...

Archaeologists’ Discovery May Be in Abraham’s Home City of Ur

25 Nisan 5773 – April 5, 2013
“Terah took Abram his son, and Lot…and Sarai… from Ur…to go to the land of Canaan.” No one has ever found Ur – until now, with a “breathtaking find” of a 4,000-year-old public building near Ur.

Kotel Rabbi Promises Women Won’t Be Arrested for Saying ’Kaddish’

Israel’s Haredi rabbis continue to make a mockery of themselves and of Judaism by pressing to arrest women for saying the mourner’s prayer at the Kotel. Sharansky comes to the rescue.
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

Pastor Says Obama’s Mother ‘Hated Being White’

24 Nisan 5773 – April 4, 2013
He also called Obama evil, a Socialist and possibly a Muslim.

Muslim Brotherhood Tweet on Jews Aimed at Jon Stewart (Video)

The link was from Al Jazeera featuring former CNN host Rick Sanchez on Jews and Stewart.

Mother Blames Mohel for Baby’s Herpes after Circumcision

24 Nisan 5773 – April 3, 2013
The question of the safety of the controversial ritual of sucking the baby’s blood after the foreskin is cut in a circumcision has again been raised following another case of Herpes.

Princeton’s Rabbi James Diamond Killed in Traffic Accident

Rabbi James Diamond, the retired director of Princeton University's Center for Jewish Life, has died in a traffic accident after leaving a breakfast Talmud...

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