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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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

"Our joint goal is to have the Torah guide our agenda in all areas of life."

Paratroopers to Join Women of the Wall in Rosh Chodesh Prayers (Update)

The law prohibits "religious ceremony not according to local custom."

Ed Koch: Fiercely Jewish But Buried in a Churchyard

He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."

Northern Most Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Celebrated in Murmansk

On the day of the ceremony, the entrance to the Jewish Agency building in the city was blocked by snow.

Will Kerry Search for His Roots in Israel?

John Kerry’s name today would have been John Kohn, or maybe Yonatan Kohn, if his great-grandfather had not converted to Catholicism, and assuming his parents would have survived the Holocaust.

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