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.Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau

Rabbi Lau: I Didn’t See Such German Sensitivity to Jewish Blood During the Holocaust

6 Elul 5772 – August 23, 2012
Rabbi Meir Lau, Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Holocaust Survivor, attacked the Germans today with harsh words. Rabbi Lau said, "We don't need their permission to live as Jews," and added that, "I didn't see such German sensitivity to Jewish blood in the Shoah."
If you find yourself in Rogers Park, Chicago, and can't figure out where to get kosher food…

Hungry on the Road? Your Smart Phone Knows the Best Kosher Places

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
"Kosher Near Me" is a smartphone software application ("app") that will allow you to find kosher food pretty much wherever you are.
Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger

Israel’s Chief Rabbi in Germany to Help Resolve Circumcision Crisis

A rabbi in Bavaria, Germany, has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling.

Rabbi Charged with Illegal Circumcision in Germany

4 Elul 5772 – August 21, 2012
Criminal assault charges have been filed against the rabbi of the Jewish community in oberfränkischen Hof, Rabbi David Goldberg, for circumcision for religious reasons....
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New Campaign: Tight Pants Are Sinful and Corrupting

3 Elul 5772 – August 20, 2012
We have grown accustomed to these letters being directed at Haredi women. Now, surprisingly, this letter is addressed specifically to the men.
Ashkelon Mayor Benny Vaknin didn't know his city was a den of apartheid policies until the good people of Sacramento told him so.

Rocket Shelled Ashkelon Marked as Den of Apartheid by Sacramento Israel Haters, May Lose...

23 Av 5772 – August 10, 2012
The battle is being waged on the internet and phone lines, in the lead-up to a Sacramento City Council meeting on the topic which will take place on August 14.
MK Aryeh Eldad

Mk’s Proposal for Equal Access to Temple Mount Is Met with Hysterical Muslim Resistance

22 Av 5772 – August 9, 2012
All he wants is to extend the modus vivendi which is in place at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron to Temple Mount, which is also sacred to both faiths.
Dr. Anne Lindboe

Make-Believe Bris: Norwegian Official Suggests Jews, Muslims Do ‘Symbolic’ Circumcision

19 Av 5772 – August 7, 2012
Norway’s ombudsman for children's rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, non-surgical ritual.
Mt. Olives cemetery.

After 8 Years, Body Was Relocated for Spiritual Reasons with R. Elyashiv’s Blessings

Senior Jerusalem rabbis permitted a late-night removal of the body of a Haredi rabbi from its grave, on the night between Thursday and Friday last week, because family members, who are Breslov Hasidim, claimed the "spiritual level" of the nearby dead was insufficient, causing what could be considered the desecration of the dead.

British Judge Permits 10 Year-Old Jewish Girl to Convert to Christianity

18 Av 5772 – August 6, 2012
The Decision comes after the girl's mother applied for a court order in November 2011 to prevent her ex-husband from having the girl baptized.
Matan Siyum HaShas

Women Celebrate Completing Daf Yomi Cycle, Asking ‘Why Not?’

18 Av 5772 – August 5, 2012
On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.
Illinois State Police and emergency personnel prepare to remove a Megabus on Thursday that struck a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 just north of Litchfield, Ill.

Woman Says Tzedaka Dollar Saved her Life in Bus Crash

15 Av 5772 – August 3, 2012
Eliana Siegal says she believes she survived unharmed a bus crash yesterday, Thursday, on Interstate 55, because her father gave her a dollar to give to charity, a Jewish tradition that she said helped protect her en route. The 64-passenger bus she was sitting in blew a tire and skidded until it smashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass, resulting in many injuries and one death.

Jewish ‘Valentine’s Day’ Finds Ancient Roots in Biblical Shiloh

15 Av 5772 – August 2, 2012
Over 3,000 years ago, an ancient Jewish holiday was celebrated by the maidens of Israel. Dressed in white, soon-to-be brides would dance in the community of Shiloh in Samaria, the temporary capital of Israel before the first Temple was built in Jerusalem.

Poll: Majority of Israelis Want Prayers on the Temple Mount, But No Temple

8 Av 5772 – July 27, 2012
According to a poll commissioned by Makor Rishon, the majority of Israelis want Jews to be permitted to pray on the Temple Mount. Of the...
Model of the Temple on top of the Aish Yeshiva with Temple Mount in Background

“We’re Not in Lodz Ghetto Anymore” – Temple Mount Activists Fight for Jewish Rights...

7 Av 5772 – July 26, 2012
A renewed outcry for “Temple consciousness” has arisen with a flurry of political, religious, and social activity.

IDF Accommodates Arrival of Tens of Thousands for Ramadan Prayers

7 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
Special measures taken to allow for the passage of large numbers of worshipers through crossings in the Jerusalem and Bethlehem areas on the first Friday of Ramadan
Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.
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Rock Beats Muezzin: Offensive Mosque Speakers Removed after Threat of Reprisal

5 Av 5772 – July 24, 2012
That's all it took – a simple message to the Muezzin and the local leaders in the village of Al Issawiya, near the French Hill neighborhood of Jerusalem.

Happy Ramadan

2 Av 5772 – July 20, 2012
Ramadan began on Friday as 100,000 Muslims pray on the Temple Mount.

ADL Criticizes Anti-Abortion Center’s Western Wall Motif

29 Tammuz 5772 – July 19, 2012
The wall will be fronted with 60 white cross "that symbolize the 60 million little baby boys and girls have been murdered since 1973 in America alone."

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