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Rabbi Efrati: Dead Druze Soldier, Halachically, Not our ‘Brother’

29 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
In a Halachic Q&A, Rabbi Efrati of Efrat determined that the designation of "brother" to a goy is incorrect.

Shariah Card: Charge Your Way to Mecca

Users of a Shariah-compliant credit card from the United Arab Emirates can charge their purchases according to Islamic law, direct their prayers toward Mecca, and even put a little aside for the Hajj.

Religious Coalition to Metro: Donate “Support Israel” Proceeds to Human Rights Group

A coalition of religious groups is calling on the Washington DC Metro to donate proceeds from an ad campaign suggesting Muslims are savages to an organization supporting human rights.

Three Rabbis Sue City over Metzitzah B’peh

27 Tishri 5773 – October 12, 2012
A lawsuit filed Thursday by Jewish organizations and three rabbis argues that a new NY City rule requiring parental consent for metzitzah b'peh, a post-circumcision ritual that involves oral suction in order to stimulate blood flow in the traumatized organ, violates the First Amendment.

Israeli Rabbi Suspected of Stealing Torah Scrolls

25 Tishri 5773 – October 10, 2012
Police in Israel have reportedly arrested a rabbi suspected of stealing seven Torah scrolls from the synagogue of Moshav Brosh near Be’er Sheva.

Rabbi Smuggles Sukkot Supplies to Iran, Syria

21 Tishri 5773 – October 7, 2012
He smuggled goods to Syria in the midst of its civil war and to Iran in the face of international sanctions, but Rabbi A.H. is no arms dealer or James Bond. He’s just a guy selling lulavs.

Jewish Leader Assaulted on Street in Budapest

Police in Budapest have arrested two young men after they allegedly assaulted the leader of a Jewish congregation.

Dutch Government Planning Ban on Kosher Slaughtering

21 Tishri 5773 – October 6, 2012
The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give it veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or sh'chitah, in the Netherlands.

In Jerusalem, 6,000 Christians March in Support of Israel

19 Tishri 5773 – October 5, 2012
There was love in the air of Jerusalem on Thursday afternoon.

Rabbi Cherlow: Why Aren’t Human Rights Advocates Protesting Outlawing Jewish Prayers on Temple Mount?

Rabbi Cherlow said that it is possible that the great concession of Temple Mount began with the late IDF General Motta Gur and his paratroopers.

‘Feast of Tabernacles’ March Around Jerusalem Begins

18 Tishri 5773 – October 4, 2012
Tens of thousands of Christians from 60 countries around the world are participating in Thursday’s “Feast of the Tabernacles” march around Jerusalem.

Mordechai Ben David, Boogie Yaalon, Shlomo Katz, 60,000 More at Hebron on Sukkot

Mordechai Ben David, Chaim Yisrael, Udi Davidi and Shlomo Katz performed to a packed audience on Wednesday in the Jewish biblical city of Hebron, burial ground of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, matriarchs Sarah, Rebecca, and Leah, and Jewish ancestors and notables Jesse, Ruth, and Avner.

Lynch of Jews on Temple Mount Averted

A group of 30 Jews who regularly ascend to the Temple Mount after conducting ritual preparations in order to pray and assert a Jewish presence at Judaism’s holiest site were attacked in the morning on Thursday by a group of Arabs shouting out to “Kill the Jews!”

Combined Power of Torah and the Atom in New Dimona Nuclear Reactor Synagogue

17 Tishri 5773 – October 3, 2012
The nuclear reactor in Dimona, for the first time in its long and hush hush history, will feature a full fledged synagogue.

First-Ever Solar Sukkah in Kfar Saba

16 Tishri 5773 – October 2, 2012
This Sukkot, the residents of the city of Kfar Saba are not only communing with nature by sitting in the biblically-assigned booths present throughout the rest of Israel, but by doing so in a green-friendly way.

Russia Bans “Innocence of Muslims”

In a show of solidarity with movements seeking to preserve respect for Islam, a Moscow ruled on Monday that the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” may not be shown in all of Russia.

New Brit Mila Legislation May Be Weeks Away in Germany

Ritual circumcisions have resumed in the Cologne region of Germany, ending a controversy started in a Cologne court in June, when judges decided ritual circumcision constituted “bodily harm” to boys and religious coercion.

Toldot Aharon: No Imposed Gender Segregation in Mea Shearim This Year

14 Tishri 5773 – September 30, 2012
The Toldot Aharon hasidic group says it will not enforce gender segregation in the streets of the Jerusalem religious neighborhood of Mea Shearim over the Sukkot holiday.

Quaker Group Divests From Companies Working in Israel

A Quaker group has removed a French and an American company from its financial portfolio due to what it calls the companies’ involvement with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Arab Temple Mount Keepers Accuse Israel of Plot to Replace Mosques with… Ladies Synagogue

12 Tishri 5773 – September 27, 2012
The aim of the Israelis, according to this group, is to transform these areas into segregated prayer enclosures and synagogues for Jewish women.

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