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ZAKA Volunteers with family members and official in front of the school in Toulouse.

French, Israeli, ZAKA Volunteers Secured Full Jewish Burial in Israel for Toulouse Victims

27 Adar 5772 – March 20, 2012
The bodies of the four victims of yesterday’s shooting attack at the Otzar Hatorah school in Toulouse will be flown back to Israel for burial later Tuesday night, arriving in Israel at 4 a.m. local time. The funeral is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. in Jerusalem. “The Jewish community in France is still in shock and cannot fully comprehend the scope of the disaster.”
ZAKA ambulance takes bride to wedding hall near Kiryat Vishnitz.

Innovative Bride Cuts through Funeral Crowd in ZAKA Ambulance

21 Adar 5772 – March 15, 2012
A young woman in Bnei Brak, Israel, had a problem Wednesday: she was about to get married, but the streets outside the wedding hall, situated next to Kiryat Vishnitz, also in Bnei Brak, were packed with thousands of Vishnitz Hasidim who came to pay their last respects to the Vishnitzer Rebbe. She called the ZAKA (a humanitarian volunteer organization) hotline.

Methodist Church Unanimously Rejects Divestment Resolution

20 Adar 5772 – March 14, 2012
The United Methodist General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBPHB) voted unanimously againt divestment in three companies which do business in Judea, Samaria, and the Golan Heights, according to a report by the Israel Action Network, a project of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Jews walking on the outskirts of Temple Mount, March 4, 2012.

Rage over Chief Rabbis’ Prohibition of Entrance to Temple Mount

13 Adar 5772 – March 7, 2012
The Arab side in the dispute over Jewish right of access to the holiest Jewish site, has now been taken up by Israel's Chief Rabbis, who emphatically prohibit emphatically any entrance by a Jewish person onto the Temple Mount. The unexpected ruling, on the eve of Purim, is being met with strong objections from senior Rabbis who have been visiting the holy mountain since 1967.
Magen Executive Director David Morris fights child abuse with education.

New Group Combating Child Molestation in Ultra Orthodox Enclave

12 Adar 5772 – March 5, 2012
"Magen" is a new Child Protection Agency operating in Ramat Beit Shemesh, whose Haredi vs. National Religious and Secular clamorous encounters made headlines a month or so ago. But Magen deals with a quieter, more sinister aspect of life in this area. Founded two years ago, Magen now reports the presence of at least 36 suspected child abusers in the community of Ramat Beit Shemesh.
Provocative billboards to be posted in Muslim and Jewish neighborhoods Monday (Hebrew sign was altered to spare readers' feelings).

Atheists Target Religious Jews in Williamsburg

10 Adar 5772 – March 4, 2012
"You know it’s a myth … and you have a choice," the billboards declare, in Patterson in English and Arabic, and in Brooklyn in English and Hebrew. Next to the text on the Arabic billboard is the word Allah, and on the Hebrew sign is the Hebrew word for the Tetragrammaton, which Jews are not permitted to pronounce. Including the "Shem ham'forash" in the Hebrew billboard is particularly provocative, since it is sacred and so may not be erased in print, presenting protesters with a dilemma.

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