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Mexico’s Ambassador to UNESCO Fired Over Infamous Jerusalem Resolution

17 Tishri 5777 – October 18, 2016
Mexico's envoy to UNESCO is an envoy no longer because he refused to vote against history and Jerusalem.

UNESCO Executive Board Adopts Resolution to Erase Jewish History From Jerusalem [video]

UNESCO has adopted the controversial resolution advanced by the Palestinian Authority obliterating the historic link between Judaism and Jerusalem's holy sites.

Finance Minister Exposing Fresh Meat Market to Foreign Competition

16 Tishri 5777 – October 17, 2016
For the duration of the next year, the quota for duty-free fresh meat imports will be doubled.

Report: Jordan Frees Child-Killer Ahmad Al-Daqamseh

The Jordanian soldier who shot and killed 7 Israeli girls and wounded 6 others was freed from prison by Amman this week.

Brothers Beaten and Cursed by Anti-Semites in Marine Park, Brooklyn

14 Tishri 5777 – October 15, 2016
Two young Jewish men were attacked by an anti-Semitic gang in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn on the afternoon of Yom Kippur.

Black Crosses Spray-Painted on Synagogue In Dark of Night on Yom Kippur

11 Tishri 5777 – October 12, 2016
Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head in the heart of the holy city on the holiest day of the Jewish year.

Jewish Teen Detained By Israel Police, Allegedly Near Temple Mount

9 Tishri 5777 – October 11, 2016
A Jewish teen was detained late Monday night, allegedly near the gate to the Temple Mount.

Public Pre-Yom Kippur ‘Kapparot’ Ceremonies Banned in 3 Israeli Cities

9 Tishri 5777 – October 10, 2016
The pre-Yom Kippur practice of using a live chicken for the "kapparot" ritual was banned in three Israeli cities this year.

Sound of the Kohen Gadol’s Golden Bell Rings Again in Jerusalem [video]

Jews again hear the little bells on the hem of the High Priest's garment as he enters the Holy Temple of Jerusalem...

Pilot’s Family Tells President Rivlin, Cohen Nov Was ‘A Joyful Boy’

8 Tishri 5777 – October 9, 2016
"My son loved everyone, he was a joyful boy," the bereaved mother of an Israeli Air Force pilot told President Reuven Rivlin.

Tzohar’s High Holy Day Programs Estimated To Reach over 60,000 in Israel

Tzohar 'Praying Together' attendees all receive the same prayer book to make it easier to follow along.

Scholar Jacob Neusner Dead at 84

Much of his work consisted of de-constructing the prevailing approach viewing Rabbinic Judaism as a single religious movement within which the various Rabbinic texts were produced.

Marzel, after Shootout: ‘Coexistence’ in Jerusalem a Delusion

Baruch Marzel, a Boston-born Orthodox Jew, said in Jerusalem there never was and never will be peaceful coexistence with the Arabs.

Colorado Springs Synagogue to Relocate for Yom Kippur After Rosh Hashanah Fire

7 Tishri 5777 – October 8, 2016
While the congregation hastily made its way out of the building, Rabbi Liberow and a few of the congregants were able to get the Torah scrolls and prayer books out.

Agriculture Ministry Launching Campaign to Discourage Using Chickens for ‘Kapparot’ [video]

4 Tishri 5777 – October 6, 2016
The guidelines are intended to prevent the spread of disease, as well as minimize animal suffering.

Man Attempts Attack on Rabbi Shteinman, shlita

3 Tishri 5777 – October 4, 2016
A mentally ill man tried to attack Rabbi Shteinman in Bnei Brak after the Rosh Hashana holiday was over. Police arrested him.

Prince Charles Quietly Visits Grandmother’s Grave in Jerusalem

UK's Prince Charles of Wales paid respects to the grave of his grandmother in Jerusalem this weekend.

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

27 Elul 5776 – September 30, 2016
The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

‘Anti-Semitism in Europe As Important As Climate Change’

27 Elul 5776 – September 29, 2016
European lawmakers gathered to discuss anti-Semitism and the future of Jews in Europe.

Temple Mount Closed to Jews On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, Due to Minor...

The Israel Police won't allow Jews to enter the Temple Mount on the eve of Rosh Hashana due to a conflict with a minor Islamic holiday.

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