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Israel’s ‘Muezzin Law’ with Tougher Fines Submitted for Preliminary Knesset Vote

20 Kislev 5777 – December 20, 2016
'Hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens in the Galilee, Negev, Jerusalem and other locations in central Israel suffer routinely and daily from the noise caused by the PA systems of houses of worship.'

Netanyahu Joins Worldwide Condemnations of Killing of Russia’s Envoy to Turkey

A Turkish riot police officer was responsible for the death of Russia's envoy to Ankara but it's not clear who he was working for.

UPDATE: 3 Muslims Shot at Zurich Islamic Center, Close to Main Railway Station

20 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
Three worshipers were shot while praying at the Zurich Islamic Center mosque. Their attacker managed to escape.

Chazon Ish’s Glasses on Auction in Jerusalem

19 Kislev 5777 – December 18, 2016
The opening bid is $2,000. They expect to raise between five and eight thousand.

NJ Rabbis Call on Fellow Jews to Pray for the People of Syria, in...

16 Kislev 5777 – December 16, 2016
Rabbis in Englewood, New Jersey are calling on fellow Jews to recite psalms and pray for the innocent in Aleppo, Syria.

Jews Rally, Counter-Rally outside Hoenlein’s Group’s Hanukkah Party at Trump’s DC Hotel [video]

16 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
A pro-Trump protester yelled at Sharon Kleinbaum, clergywoman of LGBT Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, 'You would have been on the side of Antiochus rather than Judah the Maccabee.'

PM and Wife Sara Visit Great Synagogue of Astana in Historic Visit

15 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
PM Netanyahu and his wife visited the Great Synagogue in the capital city of Kazakhstan, Astana, "in an Islamic country that honors coexistence."

Joint Azeri-Israeli Presidential Fund Supports Local Jewish Education

14 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
PM Netanyahu revealed in a speech in Baku that Israel jointly funds Jewish education with the president of Azerbaijan, and his predecessor.
Holocaust survivors memorial, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

Miraculous Family Reunion to Take Place at Yad Vashem

13 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
Neither side of the family knew anyone from the other side had survived the Holocaust!

British PM Stands Firm on Support for Israel as ‘Remarkable Country’

British PM Theresa May expressed unmitigated support for the Jewish State in her address at a CFI luncheon.

Terror Attack Foiled at Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
An intelligence tip led to the capture of a 22-year-old terror suspect planning a deadly stabbing attack.

Israel Condemns Terror Attack at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral

Israel's prime minister underscored the region must unite to fight terrorism together.

Minister Shaked Praises Christian Israelis for ‘Realizing Ben Gurion’s Vision’

'We will never abandon you,' Shaked promised. 'We are with you during the tough times.'

Do you know a Jew? No?! Rent one!

There are 250,000 Jews in Germany, but few Germans know a Jew personally, according to Rent-a Jew.

Deadly Bombing at Cairo’s Largest Coptic Christian Cathedral

Dozens of Egyptian Coptic Christians killed and injured in a bombing at the main cathedral in Cairo.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

9 Kislev 5777 – December 9, 2016
According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Rabbi Adin Even Yisrael Steinsaltz Hospitalized in Jerusalem

8 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
One of the most beloved rabbis worldwide is recovering at a Jerusalem hospital after a catherization for a cranial blood clot.
The Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Police Foil Jihadist Attack on Synagogue While Dutch Lawmakers Hope to Reduce Security...

5 Kislev 5777 – December 4, 2016
Amsterdam police and the counterterror unit uncovered a jihadist plot to attack a synagogue and arrested the wannabe terrorists.

Israeli Chasidic Rebbe Permits Use of Filtered Internet, Smartphones

In the Karlin-Stoliner Rebbe's opinion, a draconian, sweeping prohibition on electronic communications creates a situation where many break the law in secret and are exposed to dangerous content.

Diapora Yeshiva T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

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