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Suspended For Being Too Jewish?

23 Iyyar 5772 – May 15, 2012
My earliest thought of Judaism came in Catholic school, when I cussed out my grade three teacher for being an anti-Semite. I was no Biblical expert at the age of nine, but even my cursory understanding of the Bible told me that Christians had a heck of a lot in common with Jews.

Chabad Of South Broward Holds Siyum

18 Iyyar 5772 – May 10, 2012
A siyum in honor of the conclusion of Seder Zeraim, the first of six orders of the Mishnah, was held on April 24, Iyar 2, at the Chabad of South Broward located in Hallandale Beach. The Mishnah is the basis of the Oral Torah. Zeraim deals primarily with agricultural laws.

Writing A Torah In Memory Of Rabbi Dovid Bryn

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday, April 29, at Chabad Chayil Synagogue in Highland Lakes to pay tribute to South Florida’s Rabbi Dovid Bryn, z”l, and launch a project of writing a new Sefer Torah in honor of the rabbi’s 10th yahrzeit.

Peres to Canada’s Harper: You are “Extraordinary Friend” of Israel

17 Iyyar 5772 – May 9, 2012
Israeli President Shimon Peres praised Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his support of Israel during his 5-day state visit beginning on Monday. “I sense...

US Pediatric Doctor Favors Female Circumcision

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 30, 2012
Dr. Hatem al-Haj, PhD, MD, a senior committee member of the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), has recently published a 41-page Arabic-language paper titled "Circumcision of Girls: Jurisprudence and Medicine," explaining why female circumcision is recommended and even "an honor" for women.

Poll: 93% of Israeli Jews Proud to be Israeli, 81% Feel Affinity with Diaspora...

5 Iyyar 5772 – April 26, 2012
Israel Hayom poll: 70% of respondents described themselves as "very proud" to be Israeli...65% view themselves as Jews first, and then Israelis..."Those groups most satisfied with life in Israel are people over the age of 55, religious people, and residents of Jerusalem."

Three Torahs to be Donated by the Young Israel Movement to the IDF Between...

28 Nisan 5772 – April 19, 2012
The donated scrolls are brought to Israel from synagogues throughout the world. They are in a worn or damaged state and donors are found to repair them and rededicate them in honor or in memory of loved ones or on special occasions. Upon their arrival in Israel, the scrolls are placed in different army, navy, and air force bases according to the needs of the IDF.

Citing Honor Killings, Israeli-Arab Lesbian Couple Reprieved from Deportation

25 Adar 5772 – March 18, 2012
the Canadian Supreme Court has accepted the appeal of Iman Musa and Majida Mugrabi, an Israeli Muslim lesbian couple who sought refugee status in Canada. The judge ordered further hearings on the request due to the possibility that they would be honor-murdered if deported to Israel

Korean Jewish Community Gets First Torah Scroll

12 Adar 5772 – March 5, 2012
The dedication of a new Torah scroll is always a cause for celebration. But for the small yet proud Jewish community in South Korea,...

First Yahrzeit of the Massacre of Five Members of the Fogel Family

7 Adar 5772 – February 29, 2012
Tonight marks the first yahrzeit of the massacre of five members of the Fogel family. Ehud Fogel was brutally murdered while asleep in his home...

Thoughts From the Throne

18 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
Welcome back to “You’re Asking Me?” where we try to answer any questions that you send in at any time. And we do mean any time.

Rabbi Sholom Klass: An Appreciation On His 12th Yahrzeit

16 Shevat 5772 – February 8, 2012
Dear Dad, A dozen years. It seems like a lot and it seems like a few. So many things have changed and some things never seem to change.

Family of Itamar Massacre Terrorist Laud Him As a ‘Legend’

6 Shevat 5772 – January 29, 2012
Comments were made on a PA-run television show last week.

$225 Million Raised By Israel Bonds in One Night

29 Tevet 5772 – January 23, 2012
Israel Bonds raised $1.1 billion in all of 2011.

Inter-Parliamentary Union Apologizes for Hamas Invitation, Participation

23 Tevet 5772 – January 17, 2012
Knesset Speaker Rivlin had sent letter expressing displeasure at participation of Hamas.

Knesset Plenum Votes Down Proposed Bills by MK Ahmad Tibi

22 Tevet 5772 – January 16, 2012
Tibi proposes bill recognizing Jerusalem as Palestinian capital.

MK Douses Colleague During Heated Knesset Committee Session

15 Tevet 5772 – January 9, 2012
After the incident, Michaeli was unrepentant: "Majadle will learn not to insult women. He hurt the honor of the Knesset and of this place. The times when a man can curse a woman in public, offend her and act violently are over. Times have changed."

The Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

9 Kislev 5772 – December 4, 2011
When Yaakov met Rachel at the well, he experienced conflicting emotions. He felt tremendous joy at having finally met his bashert, yet he raised his voice and cried.

Murdered Family Honored By Holocaust Torah

21 Heshvan 5772 – November 17, 2011
In an effort to honor the memory of a Jewish Israeli family which experienced its own personal Holocaust, an American donor has dedicated a Torah scroll rescued from the flames of the Shoah to help build their community.

Torah Is The Greatest Treasure

5 Heshvan 5772 – November 2, 2011
The inhabitants of Simonia once came to Rav Yehuda HaNasi (also known as Rebbe) and asked him to recommend a scholar to serve as their rav, dayan, teacher and sofer. Rebbe sent them Levi ben Sisi.

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