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Rare Discovery of Mikveh in New England Rewrites US Jewish History

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
The mikveh barely existed in 19th century American, where Jewish immigrants turned against religion. But one has been found in Connecticut, and it is more similar those in Israel than in the US.

Pillar of Melbourne Jewish Community Dies

3 Tammuz 5773 – June 10, 2013
A Vilna Ghetto survivor and partisan fighter whose restaurant in Melbourne became a meeting place for the postwar survivor community died on Saturday at...

One in Five NY Jews Live in Poverty

29 Sivan 5773 – June 7, 2013
A new report shows that 20 percent of Jewish households in the New York metropolitan area are poor, a figure only marginally lower than...

Daily Compares Jewish Ire on Circumcision Cartoon to Muslim Riots

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
The Oslo daily that published a blood libel caricature of circumcision now pours salt on Jewish wounds, stating that the angry reaction of Jews is just like the Muslim riots to cartoons mocking Mohammed.

Robbers ‘Dressed Like Haredim’ Clean Out Jewish Jeweler

Armed robbers reportedly “dressed like Haredim” ripped off a Jewish jeweler in France before releasing toxic gas in the air. Four men approached the jeweler...

Shabbos Holds 100 Proof for Whiskey Lovers

28 Sivan 5773 – June 5, 2013
L’Chaim. Observing the Jewish Sabbath is secondary when it comes to saving a person’s life or performing a circumcision. But what happens a whiskey festival occurs on Shabbat? Hold a Whiskey Jewbilee.

Is Someone Framing Women of Wall with Death Threat to Rabbis?

26 Sivan 5773 – June 3, 2013
It can be argued whether the Women of the Wall are spiritual angels, but no sane person could accuse them of threatening rabbis to approve their agenda or face death. So who is behind the dirty work?

Brain-Dead Israeli Boy’s Kidney Donated to PA Child

The kidney of a 3-year-old Israeli boy was successfully transplanted to a 10-year-old Palestinian Authority boy. The parents of Noam Naor decided to donate his...

Frank Lautenberg, Senate’s Oldest Member, Dies at Age 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died Monday at the age 89. His life was a classic Jewish rag-to-riches story of a young man who worked his way to business and political success.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Hospitalized after Collapsing at Home

25 Sivan 5773 – June 2, 2013
Rav Ovadia Yosef has been hospitalized again. He was preparing for evening prayers when he collapsed at his home, possibly having broken a leg. Aryeh Deri is at his side.

Can Google Glasses Help Your Rabbi Decide if the Etrog is...

Let’s say you are a Chabadnik and want someone to try putting on tefillin. He puts on his Google Glass and the blessing flashes before his eyes. But is it kosher?

‘Danger of Fire’ from Shabbat Candles Shuts Out Jewish Tourists

22 Sivan 5773 – May 30, 2013
The Welsh U. of Aberystwyth declares that lighting Shabbat candles is a fire hazard, nearly 20 years after Jewish tourists have done so every summer.

World Oldest Torah Identified in Italy from 11-12th Century

21 Sivan 5773 – May 29, 2013
Babylonian script in a Torah scroll provided a key clue to realizing that an Italian Torah previously thought to be three centuries actually is the world oldest Torah, dating back to the 11th or 12 century.

London Family Robbed of $30,000 in Judaica While Sleeping

19 Sivan 5773 – May 28, 2013
Burglars stole Judaica artifacts worth approximately $30,000 from a Jewish family in northern London while they were sleeping, The Jewish Chronicle reported. The thieves took...

Texas Official Cites Jewish Chaplain’s WW II Dedication

19 Sivan 5773 – May 27, 2013
A Texas state official spoke at a Memorial Day service and quoted a Jewish chaplain’s dedication of a temporary cemetery on Iwo Jima in...

Senegalese Tribe Sounds Jewish, Acts Jewish but Says It’s Muslim

18 Sivan 5773 – May 26, 2013
An African tribe, ‘Sons of Israel,” says it is descended from Jews and is "chosen.” Their language resembles Hebrew. They use the Star of David. But they are practicing Muslims.

Two New Jersey Men Plead Not Guilty in Synagogue Bombings

14 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
Two New Jersey men, indicted in March for arson and attempted murder and terrorism, pleaded not guilt in a New Jersey court this week. Anthony...

IDF Arrests PA Security Officers Who Murdered Jew

Israeli soldiers on Tuesday arrested three Palestinian Authority security officers who murdered 24-year-old Ben-Yosef Livnat at Joseph’s Tomb two years ago but spent only...

PA Resurrects ‘Palestinian Authority Descending from Jesus’ Gospel

11 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
How far the PA will go to present the lie as the truth and the truth as a lie? Its claim that Jesus was a Palestinian is old hat. But now the “resurrection” also refers to “the Palestinian state.”

Vicious Graffiti Sprayed on Home of Women of the Wall Official

Vandals spray painted the Jerusalem home of a long-time board member of the Women of the Wall (WOW) with vicious graffiti, the first time...

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