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Mother Blames Mohel for Baby’s Herpes after Circumcision

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...

Pakistani Jewish Vote?

The Pakistani Election Commission lists approximately 800 voters as Jewish although there are virtually no Jews in the country, according to the country’s The...

Arabs Threw Stones at 4-Year-Old Girl on Temple Mount

The girl was accompanying her father, who was among the Jewish activists visiting the holy site.

B’nei Akiva Conference Shuns Members Participation in Reality TV

"The movement calls on its members to not participate in reality shows that do not befit the movement's spirit."

Turkish Deputy PM Delivers Passover Message to ‘All Jews’

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç delivered a Passover message Thursday to Ishak Ibrahimzadeh, the head of the local Jewish community. “It is our basic...

Kosher for Passover Cigarettes for the Jew Who Has ‘Everything’

Pst! Heard the latest “humras” for Passover. A group of Haredi rabbis put their seal of approval for Kosher for Passover cigarettes. Israeli’s chief rabbis respond: Poison is not kosher at any time.

A 21st Century Exodus: Dina’s Journey from Egypt to Jerusalem

Passover interview: Rolin Abdallah grew up in an Arab country with no knowledge of her Jewish heritage. Today, she is IDF soldier Dina Ovadia. Here is a Cinderella and Haggadah story rolled into one.

Half Belgian Muslim Teens Have Anti-Semitic Views, Says Study

A major survey among Belgian teenagers indicated anti-Semitism was seven times more prevalent among Muslim youths than in non-Muslim teenagers. Conducted in recent months by...

Obama to Impersonate Pharaoh at White House Seder

Obama’s aides have not explained to the president that Jews masquerade on Purim and not on Passover. Once again, Obama hosts a White House Seder. He plays Pharaoh, who never let the people go.

Israelis Warned ‘Don’t Go Back to Egypt for Passover’

Every year, a few thousand Israelis think there is nothing better to do on Passover but to celebrate the Exodus from Egypt by going back there, apparently thinking that terror is better then slavery.

Spider-Man Makes Exodus from Williamsburg for Passover

Williamsburg, New York Haredim have finally convinced Columbia Pictures to halt filming of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in order not to cause parking problems...

Kippa Man Settles Lawsuits over Spider-Man and Batman

A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippas bearing the images of Superman and...

European MDs Accuse US Pro-Circumcision Doctors of Bias

European MDs keep up their fight against circumcision. Despite universal acknowledgement it helps prevents disease, they charge that US pediatricians in favor of circumcision are “culturally biased.”

Human Rights Lawyer Challenging AAP Pro-Circumcision Stance

"The AAP’s circumcision recommendations contradict its own bioethics policy statement, which requires pediatric care to be based only on the needs of the patient."

Dept. of Education Outreach Plan May Include Orthodox Groups

The U.S. Department of Education outlined new efforts to bring non-profit schools into federally funded programs, an initiative that had been sought by Orthodox...

Court Upholds Citi Field’s Ban on Sale of Kosher Food on Shabbat

A federal appeals court told a kosher hot dog vendor in New York that its agreement with Citi Field precludes it from selling kosher...

Chief Rabbis Praise Vatican for ‘Banning Terror in God’s Name’

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel on Thursday reacted to the election of Pope Francis I by highlighting his predecessors' “rich and fruitful dialogue …with...

Jewish Leaders Praise New Pope

The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina attended Rosh HaShanah services five years ago and was outspoken in the attack against the Jewish Community Center by agents of Iran in 1994.

White Smoke, New Pope

The Vatican Cardinals have chosen a new pope. The winner is the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio (76). Bergoglio has chosen the...

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