As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: March 9th, 2014News & Views
Mort Klein has been re-elected as the president of the Zionist Organization of America. He defeated his challenger, Steve Goldberg.
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
The Rabbinical Council of America denied a prominent rabbi’s accusation that it is actively negating past conversions. The Orthodox rabbinic organization issued a statement Friday responding to a JTA opinion article criticizing the group written by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld. His article, published Thursday, accused the RCA and its Beth Din of America of “retroactively negating […]
Posted on: March 8th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
Jewish groups across the religious spectrum praised Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines on accommodating religious attire in the workplace. The guidelines published Thursday are for “employers with at least 15 employees (including private sector, state, and local government employers), as well as employment agencies, unions, and federal government agencies.” These employers “must make exceptions to […]
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
A Canadian court ordered the fringe haredi Orthodox Lev Tahor sect to turn over as many as 13 of its children to authorities after some of its members appeared to have fled the country. Police officers and children’s aid workers visited Lev Tahor homes Wednesday night in Chatham-Kent, in southwest Ontario, with the landlord helping […]
Posted on: March 7th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
The House of Representatives almost unanimously approved a bill that would enhance U.S. security cooperation with Israel. The U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act, introduced last year by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), enhances cooperation in the energy and cybersecurity areas, among others; transfers excess U.S. armaments to Israel for stockpiling and possible use; […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
Despite Iran’s terror sponsorship, “it’s entirely appropriate" to continue the talks.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman blamed the Palestinians for lack of progress in peace negotiations, and said Israel would not agree to additional conditions for the continuation of the talks. “The Palestinians are the ones torpedoing the talks by setting conditions,” Lieberman told Israel Radio Thursday, according to the Times of Israel. “Israel would not […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed an economic and research partnership agreement with California Gov. Edmund “Jerry” Brown. The agreement will enhance cooperation between Israel and California in a variety of areas, with a focus on water conservation, alternative energy, cybersecurity, health and biotechnology, education and agricultural technology, according to a press release from Brown’s […]
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Jonathan Pollard was rushed to a hospital from his North Carolina prison cell.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Iran
It was a surprise to hear government spokespeople claim the U.S.was deeply involved in the operation to thwart Iran's weapons smuggling.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
Kerry believes if he only tried hard, focused fiercely and slept hardly at all, he could get things done.
Posted on: March 6th, 2014Sections → Features
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Middle East → Egypt
Glick strips the bark from the threat of a One State Solution and reveals a worthy option: the Israeli Solution
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → Germany
The World Jewish Congress urged Germany to address a request by the Greek Jewish community of Thessaloniki to be paid back for a ransom it had surrendered to the Nazis when they occupied Greece during the Second World War. In 1942, the Greek Jewish community paid 1.9 billion drachmas (about $61 million in today’s money) […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
In his speech at the 2014 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Jewish-American actress Scarlett Johansson for her decision to continue representing Israeli carbonated beverage company SodaStream, which is located across the Green line and employs hundreds of Palestinians. Johansson stepped down as a global ambassador […]
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views
Free speech rights of UC Irvine Muslim students did not trump Amb. Michael Oren's right to speak.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Boycott
Netanyahu called for enhanced sanctions on Iran, despite Obama's objection.
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A Los Angeles Jewish cemetery accused of dumping remains to make room for new interments has settled a 25,000-person class action lawsuit. Eden Memorial Park in Missions Hills, Calif., agreed to a settlement worth about $80.5 million, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal reported, citing documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Feb. 27. The […]
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Usher Syndrome is a genetic disease that is the leading cause of deaf-blindness in the world, particularly affecting Ashkenazi Jews, 2% of whom carry the recessive gene for type 1f. Type 1 is the most severe. Those affected are born profoundly deaf with impaired balance; then, retinitis pigmentosa causes them to gradually lose their vision, […]
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