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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Hospitalized after Collapsing at Home

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 Kosher?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Bennett and Livni in Facebook Fight over Women of the Wall

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Religious Affairs Minister Yair Lapid, who doubles as Finance Minister, are arguing via Facebook over the issue of a...

Jewish Psychologist-Media Star Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies

Millions of Americans this week are mourning Dr. Joyce Brothers, the Jewish psychologist and media start who died Monday in Fort Lee, New Jersey...

Jewish Groups Join Call for Ban on Religious Profiling

Two Jewish organizations have joined the Interfaith Alliance in calling on the U.S. Senate to include a ban on religious profiling in its immigration...

Swastika Painted on New Zealand Jewish Center

A swastika was painted on the Wellington Jewish center, which houses the city’s only Orthodox congregation and is the focus of Jewish life in...

Vienna Hosts First European Jewish Choral Festival

The Vienna Jewish Choir last weekend hosted the first European Jewish Choral Festival with a comprehensive repertoire of Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino songs, the...

Hillary and Bill Clinton Give Weiner the Cold Shoulder

Anthony Weiner can forget about any support from Hillary and Bill Clinton if he decides to run for mayor of New York City, the...

Disco Opening at Former Jewish Learning Center Stirs Controversy

The opening of a music club and disco in a 19th century Jewish learning center in Krakow is sparking controversy. The club, called Mezcal, which...

Livni Pushes for Law Banning Segregation of Women

Israel's Justice Minister Tzipi Livni ordered her ministry on Thursday to draft legislation that would make the gender-based segregation of women illegal. "Discrimination against women...

Most Israelis Trust Obama, Most PA Arabs Distrust Him

Israelis by a 4-to-1 margin are more confident than Palestinians in how President Barack Obama a handles his foreign policy, according to a Pew...

Graffiti at Yale Threatens Arson Attack on School’s Jewish Center

Graffiti scrawled in a bathroom in a Yale University science building threatened an arson attack on the Slifka Center for Jewish Life on the...

Teen Convicted of Attacking Jewish Student

A teenager in Winnipeg who attacked a Jewish student in a racially motivated assault will be sentenced next month, following his conviction on charges...

Chinese Media Ho-Hum on Netanyahu’s Visit

Chinese media have reported Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s current visit as secondary news, reflecting China’s distance from the Israeli-Palestinian Authority issue. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas...

Bomb Threats Close Classes at Two Houston Synagogues

Bomb threats on two Houston synagogues Wednesday closed classes, one day after a similar threat on a court forced a quick evacuation. The synagogue bomb...

Fred Lafer, Longtime Jewish Leader, Dies

Fred Lafer, a longtime leader of several Jewish institutions, died Tuesday in New Jersey after suffering from leukemia. Lafer served as president and chairman of...

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