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Gentile Prisoners Suddenly Become Jewish for Kosher Food

16 Adar 5773 – February 26, 2013
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

16 Adar 5773 – February 25, 2013
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...

US Orthodox Jews Find Bugs in Nutrition Agenda

The federal government says spinach is so healthy that schools will lose their eligibility for funding if the Popeye favorite is not served, but...

Arab PR Stunt Tells Obama How to Enter Temple Mount Mosque

The chances of Obama visiting the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount are the same as his praying at the Kotel – zero - but Arabs pulled a PR stunt Sunday warning him how to enter when he visits.

Women of Wall Rabbi Calls Knesset ‘Achasverosh’

Purim is an upside-down holiday, but Women of the Wall Rabbi Silverman takes the cake. She calls the Knesset Achasverous, a wicked goy, and suffers “tragedy” for her regarding them as enemies.

Huckabee Compares Abortion with Holocaust

15 Adar 5773 – February 24, 2013
Evangelist and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speaking at a “Celebrate Life” forum at a Iowa church Saturday, described abortion in the United States...

Smartphone app Has Text of Megillah and Drowns Out Haman’s Name

What would Purim be without the following apps? One Smartphone app provides a noisemaker, and another lets you choose which noise to make – such as a machine gun or air horn.

Germany Drops Charges against Mohel

A German prosecutor has dropped all charges against Rabbi David Goldberg , who faced a criminal trial last year after a Cologne court ruled...

Samsung Israel Treats Facebook Friends with Purim

Samsung, which operates R & D operations in Israel, is sending 10,000 baskets of Purim Mishloach Manot goodies to anyone whose relative or friends...

Police Let Sarah Silverman’s Niece Visit Western Wall on Purim

11 Adar 5773 – February 20, 2013
Police have agreed to allow the niece of American comedian Sarah Silverman will be allowed to attend a women's Megillah reading at the Western...

King Herod Exhibition Tracing the Life of a Builder and a Murderer

5 Adar 5773 – February 14, 2013
Lionized as “the greatest builder in human history,” King Herod was also demonized for his cruelty and his shady religious origins.

Italian Singer Won’t Perform at Sanremo Festival on Shabbat

The Sanremo competition is the most popular of its kind in Italy and receives worldwide attention.

Orthodox Seeking Federal Funds for Sandy-Struck Synagogues UPDATED

3 Adar 5773 – February 13, 2013
The law will correct a defect in the current FEMA legislation by making clear that houses of worship are to be included amongst the nonprofit recipients of federal disaster relief aid

Plague of Locusts Returns to Egypt

2 Adar 5773 – February 12, 2013
Locusts, 10 Plagues, Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Bible, Passover, agriculture,

Rabbinical Assembly Unhappy about WOW Arrests

Two Conservative rabbis were among the women arrested.

Sarah Silverman’s Reform Rabbi Sister, Niece, Detained at the Kotel

2 Adar 5773 – February 11, 2013
One of the paratroopers in attendance announced that, after they had liberated the Kotel, everyone was welcome to pray there.

Police Arrest 10 Women of the Wall as Liberating Paratroopers Watch

WOW spokesperson said police behavior was "sneaky," or at least confusing, seeing as they arrested the women after they had already cleared the area.

The Pope to Quit Feb. 28

The vast majority of popes serve until they die, and they stick it out despite their ill health.

NGOs to Promote Social Change in Israel through ‘Forgotten Mitzvahs’

30 Shevat 5773 – February 10, 2013
"Our joint goal is to have the Torah guide our agenda in all areas of life."

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