As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: July 4th, 2012News & Views → US
When a Reform summer camp in Mississippi invited an Orthodox summer camp for a Fourth of July celebration, the get-together became national Jewish news. The onslaught of publicity caught both camps off-guard. One camp director explained that in the deep South, Jewish camps offers a place where Jewish campers “get to be in the majority instead of the minority.”
Posted on: July 2nd, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
If there’s any story inside the Jewish community that closely parallels the sexual abuse cover-up inside the Catholic Church, it’s the story of Avrohom Mondrowitz.
Posted on: July 2nd, 2012News & Views → Israel
A new movement to register American expatriates in Israel to vote in the US elections aims to encourage them to cast their ballots for the good of Israel.
Posted on: July 1st, 2012News & Views
A series of violent storms sweeping the mid-Atlantic region have left 13 dead and three million people without power in oppressive summer heat.
Posted on: July 1st, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
The day after the disappearance, a police spokesman told reporters that Aguiar got into the boat alone, “but that’s not to say he didn’t meet up with anyone.” Now the attorney for Guma Aguiar's wife is saying that the Brazilian born billionaire could have staged his own disappearance to flee his marital and financial problems.
Posted on: June 28th, 2012News & Views → US → NY
Jews are the least of Elmo's problems. Four days after a man dressed in an Elmo suit was forcibly ejected from Central Park for spewing anti-Semitic propaganda, an article revealed his frightening past. “I hate those [women],” he told a news reporter in 1999.
Posted on: June 28th, 2012News & Views → Global
The 2012 B'nai B'rith World Center Survey on Contemporary Israeli Attitudes Toward Diaspora Jewry also found that an overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews disagree with calls on American Jewry to "boycott the settlements," while thirteen percent support such a boycott. And 51 percent of respondents said that “encouraging Aliya” is the best government response to anti-Semitism.
Posted on: June 28th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Democrat-appointed justices to rule 5-4 that Congress has the power to impose the healthcare mandate under its power to levy taxes.
Posted on: June 27th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the New York landmark. While the man’s name was not released because he was not arrested. Police said that Monday’s incident was not the first time he had been dressed as the […]
Posted on: June 26th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
As president of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Merkin introduced Madoff to members like Mort Zuckerman and Elie Wiesel, who together took "a $2 billion bloodbath."
Posted on: June 25th, 2012News & Views
An event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles featuring controversial anti-Islamist Pamela Geller was cancelled on Sunday, just hours before it was to take place.
Posted on: June 21st, 2012News & Views → Israel
Abe Foxman, Director of the Anti-Defamation League: "My love and support for Israel is unconditional, it does not depend on the Israeli acceptance of my ideas. My Zionism is not in crisis because my Zionism is not conditioned on an idealized view of what I'd like Israel to be."
Posted on: June 21st, 2012News & Views → US → NY
A grey colored sedan collided with a man riding a scooter early Thursday afternoon.
Posted on: June 21st, 2012News & Views → Jewish
Female Reform rabbis are paid less than their male counterparts, but it's a far cry from the normal disparities between U.S. male and female employees.
Posted on: June 19th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
Since opening in 1984, the restaurant has been a fixture for any Jewish tourists visiting New York and almost every religious Jew in the city has eaten there at least once. The reason for closing appears to be a combination of landlord greed and too many health code violations.
Posted on: June 18th, 2012News & Views → Global
Western diplomats continue to accuse Iran of foot-dragging and obfuscation, noting that the five-point proposal presented by the Islamic Republic in Baghdad last month calls for discussions on matters that are tangential to the nuclear issue. Yet Western diplomats continue to hold out hope that Iran will finally "engage seriously" the proposal that the six-nation bloc made last month.
Posted on: June 18th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
Class action lawsuit against Hebrew National alleges the company is misrepresenting its own kashrut standards “as defined by the most stringent Jews who follow Orthodox Jewish Law."
Posted on: June 16th, 2012News & Views → Israel
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday revved up his attacks on President Obama's Mid East policy, suggesting the president fears that Israel might attack Iran more than he fears that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon. “I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney said.
Posted on: June 15th, 2012News & Views → Israel
The former GOP presidential candidate, himself a devout campaign finance reformer, is accusing the current GOP candidate of accepting foreign money in exchange for influence over U.S. policy. The plot thickens more than a little when the agent of influence is a Jewish billionaire and the foreign power in question is the State of Israel.
Posted on: June 14th, 2012News & Views → US → NY
According to a survey of 5,993 individuals conducted by the UJA Federation, the Jewish community in New York City is growing, mainly fueled by an increase in the Orthodox and Chasidic community. The downside is, according to their critics, Welfare is a crucial ingredient in these communities.
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