Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize” and will be presented by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in May. The Genesis Prize Foundation was established in 2012 by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, a consortium of mega-wealthy philanthropist-businessmen […]
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Iran will receive between $50 and $75 billion, tax free, not for eliminating its nuclear weapons program, but for merely slowing it down.
Posted on: October 21st, 2013News & Views → Eye on "Palestine"
The “peace talks” would explode if the Knesset were to virtually eliminate the chance of dividing Jerusalem. Count on Netanya and Livni to force a Knesset panel to change a decision that could blow up the talks.
Posted on: October 19th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
The Council on American-Islamic Relations hired a Jewish filmmaker and interfaith activist as executive director of the group’s Philadelphia office. Jacob Bender is the highest ranking non-Muslim in the Washington-based organization, and the first to lead one of its chapters, Religion News Service reported Thursday. “Many Muslims face daily suspicion, not unlike other immigrant groups […]
Posted on: October 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in Rome with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss talks with the Palestinians and Iran. Kerry will meet Oct. 23 with Netanyahu to “discuss ongoing final status negotiations with the Palestinians, along with Iran, Syria, and other issues of mutual concern,” the State Department said Thursday. […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
Glatt kosher hotdog manufacturer Abeles & Heymann is donating $10,000 in hotdogs to the Masbia soup kitchen.
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
Yosef Kolko, 39, was sentenced late Thursday in Toms River, N.J. to close to 13 years, after the judge refused to let him take back a guilty plea to aggravated sexual assault which he had made in May, the AP reports. Kolko’s victim, a 16-year-old boy who was 12 at the time the crime was […]
Posted on: October 18th, 2013News & Views → US → Florida
"I'm used to sitting in jail cells with serial killers, did they think I would be intimidated by some American college students?" Berko said in a phone interview on Wednesday evening with The Jewish Press.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Israel’s supermodel Bar Rafaeli is known as a tough cookie. Samsung did not what it was getting itself into when it used her online broadcasts for a commercial without permission. Now they are paying for it.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
America as a melting pot is the biggest threat to Jews, who want to be so politically correct that even the name “Redskins” draws the ADL to ruin the party just when Americans finally have a fun issue.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Nov. 1 in Washington. Obama and his Iraqi counterpart will discuss “the importance of the U.S.-Iraq relationship under the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA),” White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement. He added that the president […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
Now, that’s how you write a Jewish Press news brief! Old time close friend of our regular contributor Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Newark Mayor, Democrat Cory Booker, easily defeated his Republican opponent in Wednesday’s special election, and will serve the remainder of the term of late Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died in office in June […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Business and Economy
B’nai B’rith International expressed cautious optimism that a newly reached plan between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7 would pass in House and Senate votes. The plan would effectively end the two-week partial government shutdown. “We urge […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The University of California, Berkeley is launching a Center for Jewish Studies. The university made the announcement of the center, for which it allotted $1 million, on Wednesday. The center will be inaugurated Oct. 30. “The center will expand the breadth of Jewish studies scholarship here, connect more students to the wealth of Jewish studies […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
Talks between Iran and major powers on Iran’s nuclear aims were “good” and will renew next month, the Iranian foreign minister said. “The talks will continue in a few weeks in Geneva and during this period the members of the P5+1 will have a chance to acquire the necessary readiness regarding the details of Iran’s […]
Posted on: October 17th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Government
Yet Erdogan remains among Obama’s key confidants.
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Israel
Overlooked in the eulogies and praise of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef is the role he played in the development of the kosher certification, Badatz Beit Yosef, under the leadership of his youngest son Rabbi Moshe Yosef. The Beit Yosef kosher standard meticulously follows the standards of Rabbi Yosef Caro, the author of the codification of Jewish […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Media → Arts and Entertainment
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. The awards will be presented on November 24 in New York City. […]
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
Former President George W. Bush told leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that he did not trust the Iranian regime to change its intentions toward Israel, according to several people in attendance. “I will not believe in Iran’s peaceful intentions until they can irrevocably prove that it’s true,” Bush told […]
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