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N.J. Shul Claims New Menorah-Lighting Guinness Record

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
A New Jersey synagogue said that it set a new Guinness World Record by lighting 834 menorahs on 90 tables in an airport hangar.

Germany Finally Approves Brit Mila Bill

AP reports that German lawmakers finally approved a bill that permits Brit Mila. 434 lawmakers voted in favor, 100 against and 46 abstained. The bill needed...

Chemicals Thrown in Face of Williamsburg Rabbi Who Supports Sex Abuse Victims

The vast majority of the rabbis of the Williamsburg community backed Weberman from the time of his arrest.

Enlightened Reform Movement Equally Disappointed in Israel and the Palestinians

22 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
Who are These People? Are they even Jewish? Honestly?

B’nai Jeshurun Synagogue Leaders Congratulate Palestine on UN Vote

21 Kislev 5773 – December 5, 2012
"The vote at the UN yesterday is a great moment for us as citizens of the world," said the email.

Menorah Lighting To Take Place Around the World

21 Kislev 5773 – December 4, 2012
Celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, commemorated through the lighting of the traditional Hanukkah menorah, will be taking place across the world, according to an article by the Washington Post.

Feiglin Davens with Minyan on Temple Mount, Arabs Silent (Video)

The world did not erupt in flames. Even the Muslims preferred to keep mum about it.

Vizhnitzers Shocked as Sudanese Workers ‘Violated’ Rebbes’ Chambers

19 Kislev 5773 – December 3, 2012
No one seemed to be in charge of the movements of the Sudanese workers.

Polish Court Rules Against Ritual Slaughter

14 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
The court killed a Polish government allowance for Jewish and Muslim slaghtering.

Observing Shabbat Worldwide to Protect Israel

6 Kislev 5773 – November 20, 2012
Shabbat has kept the Jews throughout the generations.

‘Because It’s Ours’ – Tent City Rises in Hebron on Shabbat Chaye Sarah (Video)

27 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
Toward early mid-afternoon the tents start popping up on the lawn in the park across from the Cave of Machpela.

20,000 Jews in Hebron for Chayei Sarah

At least 20,000 Jews from all across Israel, and some coming in from around the world, converged on the biblical city of Hebron this shabbat to honor the memory of the Matriarch Sarah, whose burial in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron - Maarat HaMachpela - was chronicled in this week's Torah portion.

French Imams in Jerusalem For Anti-Anti-Jewish Campaign

A campaign by a group of 12 French imams to portray themselves as friendly to Jews is set to take place on Sunday when they arrive in Israel for a five-day visit.

Chief Rabbi: Stop Ingesting Pesticides to Avoid Bugs

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Some of the supervised, ‘bug-free,’ leafy vegetable growers are using higher levels of pesticides than allowed by Health Ministry standards.

Library of Congress Celebrates 100 Years of Hebraica

16 Heshvan 5773 – November 1, 2012
A new exhibit at the Library of Congress is celebrating 100 years of Hebraica with its new exhibit, “Words Like Sapphires”.

Haredim Reject Government ‘Saturated’ Burials

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

Two Very Different Jews Memorialized on Saturday

12 Heshvan 5773 – October 28, 2012
Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

Israeli Flag Burned in Front of Budapest Synagogue

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
An Israeli flag was burned in front of a Budapest synagogue on Tuesday by members of an ultrarightist Hungarian party as part of their celebrations of an anti-communist revolution taking part in the country in 1956.

The Sheer, Small-L Liberalism of ‘Rabbis for Romney’

7 Heshvan 5773 – October 22, 2012
When you talk to the man behind that organization, you discover that not only is he not lonely, he is not a particularly partisan individual.

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