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Bennett and Livni in Facebook Fight over Women of the Wall

7 Sivan 5773 – May 16, 2013
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

5 Sivan 5773 – May 14, 2013
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

5 Sivan 5773 – May 13, 2013
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

4 Sivan 5773 – May 12, 2013
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

1 Sivan 5773 – May 10, 2013
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

29 Iyyar 5773 – May 8, 2013
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

27 Iyyar 5773 – May 7, 2013
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

23 Iyyar 5773 – May 2, 2013
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

22 Iyyar 5773 – May 1, 2013
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...

BBC Yanked Israeli Film on Jewish Exodus from Jerusalem (video)

The BBC strikes again. Known for its bias against Israel, it said that a documentary claiming that man “Palestinians” of today actually are descendants of Jews did “not fit editorially.” How true.

Turkey Discovers Old Jewish Cemetery during Construction

Gravestones and bones from an 18th century Turkish Jewish cemetery 20 feet underground were unearthed during construction on an underground tunnel in the city...

Obama Cites Liberties, Israel in Heritage Month Declaration

President Obama cited the Jewish striving for freedom and the U.S.-Israel bond in his Jewish American Heritage Month declaration. "Jewish immigrants from all over the...

‘Jesus Prayers’ in Legislature Upset Florida’s Jewish Delegates

19 Iyyar 5773 – April 28, 2013
Can prayer in the name of Jesus be all inclusive just like a rabbi’s prayer? Jewish legislators in Florida say they don’t like being “JCd." Maybe they should get back at them with a few shofar blasts.

NY Times Editor Jill Abramson Sparks News Not Fit to Print

15 Iyyar 5773 – April 24, 2013
The Times ain’t what it used to be. First of all, the newspaper has its first woman executive editor, a Jew. Secondly, her editors consider her difficult. Thirdly, it is making less and less money.

Robert Sugarman to Chair Conference of Major Jewish Organizations

13 Iyyar 5773 – April 22, 2013
Robert G. Sugarman, the immediate past chairman of the Anti-Defamation League, has been nominated by a committee of the Conference of Presidents of Major...

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