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Anti-Israel, ‘Amsterdam News’ Favorite, Charles Barron Loses Vote

It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

Jewish Press Radio with Yishai Fleisher: We Won’t Let It Happen Again

Yishai is joined by Shai Ish-Shalom, former member of Sayeret Matkal, the most elite unit in the Israel Defense Forces. They discuss Ish-Shalom's personal experience in Entebbe, Uganda and also talk about Jewish defense in both Israel and the Diaspora.

Muslim Brotherhood Candidate Wins Egyptian Presidential Elections

If official results stand, Mursi will have won Egypt's first post-uprising elections with 51.89 per cent of the vote, succeeding toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak. The ruling military council will "hand over power" on 30 June.

Stepparenting – Challenge And Opportunity

Menchlichkeit, good middos, patience and wisdom are the accolades I heard over and over again by stepchildren and stepparents when I asked them to describe the attributes of a good stepparent.

Fence Value

Mr. Sam Braun stood at the back door of his house with another man dressed in rugged jeans and a baseball cap, surveying the back yard. The man had a tape measure in his hands, and took measurements along the length and width of the yard. The two then walked to the side of the house and again measured and talked, gesticulating with their hands.

Three Cheers For IRF’s Mandating Prenuptial Agreements

We know that genuine halachically viable solutions to the agunah problem are hard to come by and might not even be within our grasp. But we also know the agunah problem can be functionally solved in practice, even if not in theory, and the solution is clear and obvious.

Non-Kosher!

"Welcome to the bar mitzvah celebration of our dear son, Eliezer," Mr. Siegel announced to his guests. "The bar mitzvah boy will now make a siyum Mishnayos, which will be followed by the main course."

No American Aid For Governments That Embrace Iran

Last year’s Arab Spring is quickly becoming an Islamic Spring, with dire consequences for Israel. Israel, already surrounded by enemies, now faces a newly empowered Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to the west and a wave of new protests and opposition tactics in Jordan to the east. To the north, Iran’s regional proxy, Syria – along with its allies in Hizbullah – continues to suppress its people, contributing to destabilization just across the Golan Heights.

Egyptian Justice Ministry suggests minimum 10 year sentence for intentionally misquoting Koran

Parliamentary committee approves tougher punishment for 'distorting' Quran.

Eliyahu Werdesheim Convicted, Brother Avi Cleared, in Baltimore Shomrim Case

Eliyahu Werdesheim, one of two Baltimore brothers charged with beating an African-American teenager, was found guilty by a circuit court. Werdesheim, a former member of...

Olympic Committee Rejects Munich Victims’ Moment of Silence Petition

The International Olympic Committee apparently has rejected an online petition seeking a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the 2012 London Olympics. Emmanuelle...

Father’s Pledge

Mr. Gottlieb, though not wealthy, was known for his generosity. He scrupulously gave 10 percent of his earnings to charity, and often much more. Among his regular charities was Yeshivas Ohr Israel. At the recent Dinner, Mr. Gottlieb pledged $10,000 toward the Yeshiva's scholarship fund.

Judge Won’t Drop Charges Against Baltimore Brothers

A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager. Judge Pamela White on Tuesday denied the...

Anti-Israel Scottish Student Loses Appeal of Racism Conviction

A university student in Scotland lost his appeal of a racism conviction for insulting a fellow student's Israeli flag. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel at...

US Pediatric Doctor Favors Female Circumcision

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.

Court: Non-Jew May Sue for Anti-Semitic Slurs

A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a man can sue for enduring anti-Semitic slurs from former employers despite not being Jewish. Myron Cowher,...

Fatah to Infuse Young Blood into its Gaza Operations

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an quotes senior party official Nabil Shaath, who said on Monday that Fatah has decided revitalize its committee in Gaza...

Parking Spot

Yankel drove with his wife to the yeshiva's annual dinner. "I hope we'll be able to find parking," she said.

Female Fatah Member Humiliated by Hamas Police at Checkpoint

Amal Hamad, a member of Fatah's central committee in Gaza canceled a visit to Ramallah on Sunday after Hamas police officers insisted on carrying out a physical inspection at Beit Hanoun crossing. Hamad said she headed to the Erez checkpoint where police stopped her and inspected her luggage. "Then they asked to inspect me physically and I refused."

The Magic Of Camp Mishkon

When is a concert not just a concert? When it’s a Mishkon concert, of course! Unlike any regular concert, when a band comes to Mishkon the campers are the stars. At a regular concert, everyone sits in the dark on cushioned seats. Not in Mishkon!

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